Early and timely maintenance is crucial to safe navigation. It is smart to detect potential problems and schedule service on board. Predictive maintenance supports efficiency without interfering with daily activities.
Measuring temperatures of electrical and mechanical equipment as well as of buildings provides essential data on their real condition and their expected functioning.
Infrared thermal imaging, as it is only visual, is non-invasive and not harmful. It permits effective and thorough maintenance.
It may be essential for troubleshooting potential electrical overloads, worn or bad circuit breakers and more.
We do imaging with state-of-the-art IR cameras with applications in various sectors:
- Industrial and naval electrical equipment
- Industrial systems (ovens, boilers, piping, etc.)
- Buildings (infiltrations, water leakage, insulation verification, etc.)
The use of this technology is both practical and economical. It avoids potential stops for repairs and machine breakdowns, maintaining the safety and reliability of all equipment.
Major advantages to thermographic inspection:
- Inspections do not affect daily routine and do not require power shutdown
- Inspections may be done remotely with wide safety margins
- Overall inspections compared to checks on a single item/equipment provide immediate results and become less expensive, in terms of time spent on and the number of technicians needed for the service.
- Inspections can be carried out once or twice a year based on the type of system, its maintenance status and overall general condition, thus minimizing the risks of breakdowns or fires. In fact, several insurance companies offer a premium reduction based on these preventive practices.
After the inspection, a complete service report, including thermal images/photographs, is prepared to keep track of problems detected/solved. All data are recorded and can be potentially useful for future maintenance. The report could be a useful reference for clients as well, permitting their technicians to check/monitor the current and latest performance of the system/equipment in a documented comparison.
This test is used to check rotating machine functioning, such as pumps, fans, agitators, engines, compressors, etc.
It focuses on two aspects:
- Amplitude of vibration – which permits testing machine functioning and the level of malfunctioning.
- Frequency response test which permits detection of vibration causes (misalignment, imbalance, bearings malfunctioning, rotor windings).
We perform this test using a cutting edge/innovative product, Emerson Machinery Health Manager software.
With this we are able to develop a complete database of the different equipment tested, along with the CSI 2130 analyzer that permits us to collect and classify all the vibrational spectra.
The report will include details about identified problems and provide useful feedback for future reference.
Vibrometric analysis is recommended every four/six months to develop reliable documentation about the proper functioning of the equipment.
With our testing equipment we can carry out rotating machine balancing on site – no need to move them.
- Thermal imager Flir E45
- Thermal imager Flir E60
The ThermaCAM e45 and e60 produce radiometric images and allow the temperature measurement directly on site. With an acquisition frequency at 50hz, they also permit shots of moving objects. They are equipped with a system upgrade that allows detection of temperatures from 20 ° C to 900 ° C.
Thanks to this software we can obtain detailed analysis of the image.
For vibrometric inspection we use:
- Emerson’s CSI 2130 Analyzer
It allows for considerable data collection/analysis directly on site. Also, it makes balancing rotating machines possible by means of appropriate software.
Furthermore, thanks to the AMS software on a PC, a detailed analysis of all vibrometric spectra is possible.
This equipment can also operate in dangerous areas, as it complies with current standards: emc 2004/108 /eec, ATEX 94/9 / ec, former nl iic t4.