It’s no secret that infrared cameras, or thermal imagers, are handy for troubleshooting motor problems. They are also useful in monitoring motor condition for preventative maintenance in power generation, manufacturing and commercial plants. You can reveal motor operating condition by capturing thermal images of their apparent surface temperatures. In industrial environments, keeping accurate records […]
An increase of the surface temperature on operating equipment is often an indication of machine health degradation. However, there are pitfalls in simply looking for hot spots.
Did you know that:
• Not all problems are hot
• Equipment with an internal fan may give inaccurate thermal readings
• Over-lubrication is as much of a problem as under-lubrication
Thermal cameras have evolved […]