thermal Camera : Rotating Equipment

Maintaining Industrial Equipment: Thermal Imagers

Thermal imaging systems are an important tool for determining heat transfer and changes in temperature. New, inexpensive thermal cameras and imagers detect infrared radiation emitted from an object – in other words, heat – and relate that to an understandable image. Abnormal patterns of heat cannot be seen with the naked eye. Also, we often cannot get close enough to a subject to sense any differences. This all means that thermal imaging can be a big help for companies reliant on rotating equipment.

 

How Do These Thermal Systems Work?

Thermal cameras turn these heat signals into visual images that we can understand. The image shows a piece of machinery in colors that represent the heat produced. Some will be cold and blue; others will be warm and red, and there are bright while areas of extreme heat.

The key to understanding a problem with these images comes in knowing the difference between a normal and abnormal color for a particular area. Some will automatically be hotter because they are rotating and creating energy. However, there will be tonnes that are too hot and indicate a problem. The more sensitive the system, the better the chance of detecting faults.

Cleaning Shop Floor

The importance of being able to implement a strong shop floor schedule cannot be over-exaggerated. All elements of a busy shop floor need to be on the same page. This means a strong assembly line to create an effective system and smooth movement of items. A good scheduling system will allow shops to deal with raw materials as soon as they arrive. They will also put machines and staff to work to process them and start the next production.

Robotic Vaccum Cleaner

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

All stores need to look their best at the start of a new business day. The stock needs to be ready and presentable – as do the staff – and the whole area should be clean and tidy. This includes cleaning floors. No shopper wants to walk on a carpet covered in the dirt, hair and other debris of yesterday’s consumers.

This means that all stores need to employ a strong cleaning regime to keep on top of the issue. It doesn’t matter if you are a small boutique clothing store or a large retail chain. The most obvious way to deal with that dirt, hair and debris are to invest in a good vacuum cleaner.

Thermography Equipment

Maintaining  Industrial Equipment With The Help Of Thermography

Thermography investigation relies on thermal images and other related software to look at heat patterns that emit from the subject. It basically creates an image of a building, piece of machinery or other area using wavelengths that we cannot see.The hot sections show up in whites, yellows and red and the cooler areas are blue and black. This all sounds simple and fun when explained in this manner. However, the images are actually rather complex and can have massive implications for many industries.