Commercial | Thermal Scans 101



Here at Hiller Electric, efficiency and safety are top priorities. We do all that we can to make sure our clients, both in their homes and commercial buildings, are given the best service possible.

When it comes to taking care of the electrical systems, it is always important to make sure you go the extra step in safeguarding your building through regular inspections that will locate small problems before they get worse.

By taking the precautions necessary to ensure a safe work environment, you can save yourself a lot of time and money.

One precaution you can take is a thermal scan. Not sure if your building needs one, or what a thermal scan can prevent? Take a look below:

So, what are thermal scans?

In recent years, thermal imagers have become more reliable and widely used among technicians in order to help them analyze commercial and residential buildings for unwanted problems.

Thermal scans or thermal imaging is a technique used by electric technicians in order to examine and find any problems within an electrical system. Using infrared technology, a technician will scan the electrical system and capture a live image that can then be uploaded onto a computer and analyzed in order to study the heat emitted from the equipment. This helps in determining any current problems, as well as the potential for future problems.

Why use thermal scanning?

Thermal scanning is fairly easy to use and provides a wealth of information that can be vital for understanding the current state of your electrical systems. By having them incorporated in your routine maintenance checks, thermal imaging can help prevent any unwanted and potential life threatening problems that may occur due to deficiencies in your electrical system. In turn, the amount of time and resources you save can be quite substantial.

On top of being an efficient and fast way of checking your electrical system, thermal imaging is great for understanding potential problems that may appear over time. As opposed to traditional maintenance checks, thermal imaging provides consistent and very accurate information that can be recorded electronically. In turn, all of the data that is pooled together can track the “trend” of your electrical system, which will help to detect possible issues and answers to your problems.

Can you use a thermal scanner without a technician?

For the most effective and accurate analysis of your electrical systems, we suggest allowing a qualified technician to do the analyzing for you. Not only will this ensure a proper inspection of your equipment, but it will also minimize the dangers that may possibly occur when inspecting a faulty electrical system. Measuring electrical systems can be a fairly risky procedure, having a technician who is properly outfitted and understands the safety standards necessary for inspection will have a better chance at ensuring the utmost safety of your building and the livelihood of others.

If you have any questions about the info above, feel free to contact us –call us today at (402) 339-0524. Hiller Electric can help you with your installation needs—no job is too big or too small, we guarantee quality service every time!


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