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Commercial Infrared Electrical System Scan

We provide commercial infrared electrical system scans and inspections for people throughout the area. Let's take a look and learn more about commercial infrared electrical system scans and inspections.

What is a Commercial Infrared Electrical System Scan?

Electricity powers our homes, our businesses, and, quite frankly, our world. It is a huge asset, but electrical systems do pose one of the greatest risks to equipment, buildings, and the occupants inside. Faulty electrical systems can cause damage from equipment breakdowns to fires. And the tricky part is they do not always exhibit visible warning signs until it is too late. That is why regular infrared electrical inspections are necessary for many commercial buildings.

Infrared electrical system scanning is a non-invasive and non-disruptive method of assessing an electrical system's safety. How these work is that we will scan all of the electrical components in order to identify hot spots and problem areas. The goal is to find these before bad electrical components put your building, equipment and occupants at risk. At State-Wide Electric, we pride ourselves on our ability to find these problems areas and lead your commercial building to safe working conditions and more energy efficiency.

Infrared Electrical System Scan Steps

Let's take a look at the common steps for an infrared electrical system scan.

Identifying the Electrical Equipment

The first step of any commercial infrared electrical scan is to identify the equipment that will be tested. We regularly test a range of electrical equipment for safety, which includes disconnects, switchgears, motors, break panels and more. If necessary, we might remove covers, like panels doors and switch plate covers, in order to view the electrical equipment directly and make the scan results easier.

Performing the Infrared Scan

The next step is to go through and perform the infrared scan. We use thermal imagers for all commercial infrared electrical system scans. This equipment also goes by the name of infrared cameras. These thermal imagers are devices that will detect heat without coming into contact with any of the equipment. During the testing process, our electricians visually scan the electrical equipment. We pay close attention to the areas that are most likely to cause system failures, like electrical connections and other points of contact.

During our scanning, we will look for hot spots, which are areas of elevated temperature within the electrical system. If we do find hot spots during our infrared inspection, then we can investigate the potential cause. More likely than not, it is often excessive resistance in a circuit. Our team of electricians have years of experience evaluating these electrical risks and we will assess your equipment based on its type and function. And help you come to a conclusion on how to move forward.

The Results

The last aspect of our commercial infrared electrical system scans are the results. Our electricians create a detailed report of our finding after your infrared scan is complete. Here are some of the common elements on the report:

  • electrical equipment descriptions
  • ambient conditions
  • areas that were inspected
  • issues that were identified
  • probable cause of issues
  • recommended repairs

After our scanning is complete, we will go over the results with you and answer any questions you might have regarding our services. One of the key aspects of any commercial infrared electrical system scan is the recommendation on how to move forward. As licensed electricians, we help you figure out the best path forward for you and your equipment.

When You Might Need an Infrared Electrical System Scan

An infrared electrical system scan should be a part of any building's routine maintenance. How often you need to get a scan will depend on some various factors like the purpose and use of the building and the age of the electrical equipment. Here are some of the common reasons that commercial building owners and managers might need an infrared scan for:

  • preventative maintenance
  • building safety
  • insurance coverage

If you are unsure of when you might need to get an infrared scan, then please reach out to us today. We can do over these reasons and provide you with enough information in order to make an informed decision. Getting an infrared scan gives you insight to the overall health of your building's electrical systems and can effectively identify issues before they pose a serious risk to the health and safety of you and your building. So please, do not hesitate to reach out to us today and schedule a commercial infrared electrical scan today.

Contact State-Wide

We are located in Glastonbury, Connecticut and provide our excellent electrical services for clients throughout the state.

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