Find problems before they impact your business... that is the goal of FARA PAYESH BAKHTAR Infrared Services.
Equipment failure and facility problems can cost you big money; even shut your company down. Now, through advanced technology in thermographic imagery, you can fix equipment before it fails or predict the useful life of limited life components. Use this website to find out more about our services, survey reports, infrared technology and how Fara Payesh Bakhtar Services, can work with you to save you money.
Reduce Risk in high voltage components.
A large electric utility in any industrial complex used thermal imaging to monitor a hot connection on high voltage equipment. Shutting down was, by far, the last choice and not considered a viable option. Failure of the component would have had catastrophic costs and consequences. Through frequent monitoring with thermal imaging the plant was able to accurately evaluate the situation and take corrective action to manage the problem without failure. Due to their infrared thermography efforts, the equipment made it to the next planned shutdown when repairs were successfully completed.
Data centers, whether those from banking institutions, insurance agencies or other knowledge providers rely heavily on the health of their primary electrical system, as well as their Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems which provide back-up in the event of a power loss. Any downtime from an outage can generate financial losses ranging from thousands to many millions of dollars. Uptime is their primary concern. Infrared inspection is being successfully used on a regular basis to check for electrical problems in these systems that, if not detected, could cause costly downtime. This is an example of one of the many thermographic applications that both increases uptime and saves money.
Conserve Energy/Save Money
The cost of conditioning buildings is a concern for both homeowners and facility managers. Infrared thermography and thermal imaging of these structures quickly locates thermal patterns that show the presence of insulation voids and the location of excessive air leakage in both residential and commercial buildings. Applying thermal imaging and thermology to building systems can reveal problems not typically detected with more traditional, and sometimes destructive, testing methods which is why infrared NDT is a viable alternative, Energy auditors and state weatherization groups use thermal inspections on a regular basis to evaluate existing structures and make them more efficient.
Insulators use the IR imaging technology to understand existing buildings prior to insulating and for both new and existing buildings, to verify insulation placement and performance after installation. In commercial and institutional situations, thermography plays huge roles in diagnosing problems and verifying solutions not only for insulation but also for HVAC systems. Thermography, in short, enables building occupants and owners to conserve energy, improve comfort and health, and save money.
Identifying and rectifying equipment issues before they become problems is a critical part of averting loss and maintaining uninterrupted service. Routine inspections and preventive maintenance can reduce failures, but they cannot reliably identify trouble spots.
More than meets the eye
An infrared survey can help keep small issues from becoming disasters. Repairing a loose connection– easily found with a thermographic scan – might cost only $100. If undetected, that same connection could result in a fire. That might mean injury, loss of life or damage that makes the whole building unfit for occupancy and shuts your business down.
Thermographic scans are a wise investment. Industry sources show that the monetary savings they produce can be 20 times as much as the initial cost of the survey. This does not include the potential losses due to damage associated with fire.
How infrared thermography works
All electrical and mechanical equipment radiates heat. Infrared video cameras that are sensitive to this thermal radiation, detect and measure the temperature differences between surfaces. The cameras then convert the information and display it as an image visible to the human eye, allowing us to "see" a heat signature.
Abnormal or unexpected thermal patterns typically indicate a problem with the equipment, including conditions such as:
• Loose electrical connections
• Overloaded circuits or phases
• Deteriorated or damaged insulation
• Bearing failure
• Insufficient lubrication
• Steam leaks
These and other issues show up as hot spots that a trained professional can interpret to determine the likely cause and potential remedy.