Infrared Thermography FAQs

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Infrared thermography FAQ's

Hartford Steam Boiler Thermography FAQ

When should a survey be done?

The sooner, the better. HSB Thermography surveys can spot existing trouble but they have even greater value as a preventive measure. Having a survey conducted as part of your routine maintenance program, prior to a scheduled outage, will provide the opportunity to acquire any needed replacement parts ahead of time.

Do I have to shut down my operation?

One of the great benefits of infrared scanning is that the equipment doesn’t need to be shut down. In fact, it is preferable for it to operate near full-load capacity. That way, HSB experts can identify and measure distressed areas with greater accuracy.

What type of equipment can be scanned?

Examples of what can be scanned:

  • Electrical switch gear, breakers, bus connections, and contacts
  • Transformer connections
  • Mechanical couplings on rotating equipment
  • Process piping and heat exchangers
  • Compressor heads
  • Motor and generator connections, windings, feeders and excitors
  • Bearings
  • Friction in drive gears and drive belts
  • Refractory systems (e.g., boilers, kilns, molten material containment)
  • Steam traps and piping insulation
  • Tank levels and insulation problems
What do I get besides pictures?

The images of equipment in operation are only the starting point. You'll receive reports that can be tailored to your needs. Working with your team, HSB develops the specific information to be included in your report that can bring light to the severity of the situation.

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Ronald (JR) Smith, Director
HSB Thermography Services
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