Electrical Surveys

Electrical surveys can identify poor connections, overloaded circuits, failing components or imbalanced loads. Any faults on electrical systems are expensive in terms of plant downtime, damage, loss of production or risk from fire.

We work with many insurers and offer an extremely good value package which ensures compliance with their requirements. Insurers often compliment us on our work and follow up activities.

Electrical Thermographic Survey Sample Report

Click here to look at this sample electrical thermographic survey report which  contains a number of typical examples of the types of fault that can be detected during an electrical thermographic survey.              
 

Fuseboard Fault

Fuseboard Fault DigitalarrowFuseboard Fault IR

Faults of fuseboards usually only come to light when they burn out or completely fail causing risk of fire or plant disruption. A survey will highlight problem areas and we will tell you in our report exactly what you need to do to repair the fault.

We regularly survey and locate faults on all types of electrical systems ranging from 132,000 volt power transmission systems through to industrial 415 and 12 volt systems. Huge benefits can be obtained from a quickly performed survey of your electrical distribution system and control panels.

Major Fault on Critical Supply to Hospital

Major Fault on Critical Supply to Hospital DigitalarrowMajor Fault on Critical Supply to Hospital IR

This fault was identified during a routine inspection of a hospital electrical distribution system. Critical temperatures were found which if left much longer would have resulted in a major power outage and significant damage to a whole wing of the hospital. A planned shutdown was planned on the day of the survey and the repair was carried out successfully in just 15 minutes.

An electrical survey is ideally suited to identifying faults within electrical systems, because power does not need to be turned off and no direct contact is required.

Control Panel Fault

Loose ConnectionarrowLoose Connection IR

We have identified thousands of faults within control panels and switchgear. Very often the repair involves just re-tightening a connection but left alone would result in a burn out and plant downtime costing potentially thousands of pounds.

We recommend regular thermographic surveys of the following types of equipment:

  • Fuse boards
  • Distribution boards
  • Busbar systems
  • Control panels
  • High voltage and medium voltage systems
  • Power line connections and insulators
  • Switchgear
  • Electronic components
  • UPS and battery systems
  • PLC connections
  • Motor control centres

Pixel Thermographics can carry out a thermal imaging survey to your own requirements or will offer advice on the extent of a survey.

Battery Charger Connection

Poor Battery ConnectionarrowPoor Battery Connection IR

Battery connections to fork lift trucks or cleaning machines are often abused and damaged. We regularly identify faults on items which are very close to ignition temperatures. These pieces of equipment are often in secluded areas and left on charge overnight which heightens the risk of fire and major damage to buildings.

Prior to a survey we will provide a full risk assessment and method statement detailing how we conduct the survey and the precautions we take to ensure our work is completed safely and efficiently.

PLC Connection Fault

PLC Connection Fault DigitalarrowPLC Connection Fault IR

Many people believe that thermographic electrical surveys can only be carried out on 240 volt systems and above. We have identified many problems on PLC and low voltage detection systems which very often have the potential to cause huge plant disruption. The problem shown above was caused by a faulty valve connected to this circuit.

Contact Pixel Thermographics to discuss how we can help you and let us provide you with a free quotation by just giving us a few details.

Failing Crimp Connection

Failing Crimp ConnectionarrowFailing Crimp Connection IR

Any type of connection can fail. This simple crimp connection was identified during a survey at a university. Look how close the hot crimp connection gets to the paper schedule on the inside of the fuseboard door when it is closed.

33,000 Volt Line Fault

33kV Feed fault Digitalarrow33kV Feed Fault IR

Our surveyors all have strong electrical backgrounds. We survey systems up to 230,000 volts. The fault above was located on a main feed to a cement manufacturing facility.

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Pixel Supports Comau UK Customer Technology Day

Pixel Thermographics Director Mark Pedersen supported Comau UK in their customer technology day held at their headquarters in Rugby.



A live camera demonstration and presentation was made to members of leading vehicle manufacturers which including representatives from Jaguar Landrover and Vauxhall.

The thermographic presentation was to demonstrate the effectiveness of thermographic surveys in terms of preventative maintenance for electrical and mechanical systems.

Job Opportunity - Thermal Imaging Surveyor

JOB TITLE: Thermal Imaging Surveyor

LOCATION: Cheshire Based – Nationwide Coverage

SALARY: £20,000 to £30,000 (Depending on Experience)

BENEFITS: Company Vehicle + Mobile Phone + Laptop + Training

COMPANY NAME: Pixel Thermographics Ltd

 

THE COMPANY

Pixel Thermographics Ltd are a leading thermographic (thermal imaging) survey consultancy. We carry out a wide range of inspections for our clients which include thermal imaging surveys of electrical & mechanical systems, water leak surveys, building inspections and specialist survey activities for the oil & gas industry. We also carry out additional inspections including ultrasonic compressed air leak surveys and electronic roof leak detection surveys.

 

More details about our services can be seen on our website www.pixelthermographics.co.uk

 

THE ROLE

Due to continued demand for our services, we are seeking to recruit an additional thermal imaging surveyor. Full training and coaching will be provided for the right individual to join our small team and you can expect an interesting, challenging and dynamic role. This opportunity would suit someone who is keen to learn new skills, is prepared to work hard and who is prepared to become a key member of the team to develop the business.

 

Key duties will include:

 

·         Carrying out thermal imaging surveys nationwide.

·         Carrying out additional inspection activities including ultrasonic & electronic detection.

·         Generating detailed reports utilising specialist reporting software.

·         Adhering to all our health & safety requirements.

·         Undertaking training & certification courses.

·         Discussing suitable survey options with clients and preparing quotations.

·         Involvement with the online development of the business.

·         Administration duties as required.

 

Training and coaching on all aspects of the role will be provided and it is our aim to provide a long term employment opportunity for the right individual.

 

THE CANDIDATE

Ideally you will have an electrical background but a candidate with a good knowledge of buildings & construction would also be considered.

You must be prepared to work some unsociable hours, stay away from home on a regular basis, travel throughout the UK and eventually be able to work well with little or no supervision.

 

Additional Key Requirements:

·         Full Driving License.

·         Desire to Learn.

·         Highly Computer Literate – Excellent Microsoft Word and Excel Skills.

·         Excellent Communication Skills (Verbal and Written).

·         Physically Fit

·         Ability to Work in Hot & Cold Environments, Work at Height and possibly Offshore.

 

APPLICATIONS

If this role interests you or you have any questions relating to the opportunity then please email your CV & application letter or question to us at info@pixelthermographics.co.uk.

 

Suitable applicants will be contacted for interview.

Sunday Times Use Pixel Thermographics

The Sunday Times newspaper recently commissioned us to carry out thermal imaging survey work in Central London to record images of stores which permanently leave doors open.

Several images were used for the article which can be viewed from the following link www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1350268.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_12_07 

  
 

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Electrical Thermographic Survey Sample Report