31 Jan Manage Risks and Meet Requirements with Thermal Inspections
Your building may very well be at risk for a fire without you even knowing it. Electrical systems can put off excessive amounts of heat when the wiring isn’t done correctly, when the building’s systems are overworking, or when the electrical connections are loose. These electrical issues can put your building and your building tenants at risk. The best way to manage this risk and meet potential insurance requirements is through thermal inspections.
What Are Thermal Inspections?
During a thermal inspection, thermal imaging is used to identify areas of elevated temperatures within the electrical system. These areas are usually located around breaker panels, switch gears, bus heads, disconnects and other electrical components. While the elevated heat may not seem like that big of a deal, they often indicate a larger issue and lead to high utility bills, loss of power, fires, and other hazards.
What Are The Benefits Of Thermal Inspections?
Traditional methods of finding these excessive heat sites cost time and money. With thermal inspections, you’ll have real-time, non-contact, non-destructive results. Performing your infrared electrical system scan this way allows more efficient and effective prioritization of the issues your building faces.
Thermal Inspections as Preventative Maintenance
As a preventative maintenance tool, thermal imaging helps you manage the risk your building faces. Whether you have excessive heat issues currently or not, having a thermal inspection performed on an annual basis helps ensure the issues never get out of hand. As an added bonus, many insurance companies offer premium discounts to building owners who have thermal imaging scans as part of their preventative maintenance programs. It should also be noted that some property insurance companies require thermal imaging as part of your insurance policy.
No matter your reason for having a thermal inspection performed, the certified thermographers at TSI Energy Solutions are ready to help you. We don’t sell electrical parts or services, so we don’t have any financial incentive in finding problems that require repair. Instead, we offer an unbiased report that can be used to reduce risk and increase the safety of your building.
Are you ready to increase your building’s safety with an infrared inspection of your electrical system? Request an electrical system inspection today.