Helpful Info for Our Valued Customers.
Here is a quick reference guide to help you understand when it's time to call a certified, licensed electrician. If you still don't know, just call and we will help you navigate the issue!
The fluctuation of electrical current, marked by unusual dimming or flashes of brightness in lights, is a good indicator of a problem on a circuit.
Frequent tripping of GFCI receptacles often indicates a larger issue.
Any electrical mechanism that stops functioning or lights flickering can indicate a problem that needs addressing.Certain situations require the immediate shut-off of the power, including sparks or flames from a device or fixture or the smell of something burning that cannot be linked to an obvious source.
Resetting circuit breakers on a regular basis may mean your circuits are overloaded and need to be replaced.
Dimming lights when an air conditioner or other appliance comes on is a sign that there is a drop in voltage.
Overloading outlets or running extension cords to your appliances could pose a fire hazard and is best handled by having additional outlets installed.
Doing an electrical project yourself could result in damage to the home or injury to its occupants. We can handle everything from small tasks to rewiring entire homes.
Benefits of Infrared Imaging:
How Does Infrared Imaging Work?
Thermal Imagers are instruments that create pictures of heat rather than light. They measure radiated IR (infrared) energy and convert the data to corresponding maps of temperatures. Today, instruments provide temperature data at each image pixel and, typically, cursors can be positioned to each point with the corresponding temperature read out on the screen or display. Images may be digitized, stored, manipulated, processed, and printed out.
All objects have a certain temperature and emits waves of energy called infrared radiation. Hot objects emit more energy than colder objects. A thermal imager translates theses energy waves into a view able image, which shows a "heat picture" of a scene. The pictures to the upper right show the differences in temperature, represented by different colors. Notice, that the marker on each image shows the exact temperature at that location.
We preform infrared imaging that creates pictures of heat, opposed to light. This allows the human eye to see a heat picture. This in turn, benefits our customers by identifying "hot spots" and correcting them before the problem begins.
Questions or Concerns?
Thermal Imaging of Electrical Systems:
- All electrical systems, equipment, and components are subject to deterioration once commissioned. This deterioration may be in many forms, for example, loose or corroded connections and joints, insulation resistance breakdown, or worn and pitted parts.
- These poor electrical connections result in a high resistance across the connection with a subsequent rise in temperature. If uncorrected, this rise in temperature will continue to increase, overheating will occur. leading the system, equipment, and component to failure.
- In the most extreme circumstances, system or equipment failure can result in fire and possible explosion.
- Additionally, excessive loading of electrical systems and equipment or phase imbalance of an electrical system may also lead to failure.
- The deterioration and loading of electrical systems and equipment is not always apparent or detected by conventional checks such as routine monitoring and maintenance or periodic tests and inspection.
- However, when energized and under load, theses faults can become clearly visible with the aid of thermal imaging techniques.
- In many cases this allows for instant fault diagnosis which in serious cases can be brought to the client's attention immediately, allowing the necessary remedial action to take place in an early stage.
- Systems and equipment deteriorate once commissioned.
- Excessive loading and phase imbalance.
- If incorrect failure will occur.
- Possible fire and explosion.
- Faults are not always apparent with conventional testing.
- Faults can become visible with thermal imaging when energized.
- Instant fault diagnosis.
- Early stage remedial action.