Thermal Imagers in the Energy Distribution Sector

Thermal Imagers in the Energy Distribution Sector

New Zealand’s growing population and demand for energy resources mean that any delays to maintenance and servicing can leave many houses and businesses without power.

This serves as a caution to the energy generation and distribution sector that these processes must be updated, especially given that consumers demand timely services.

As a result of increasing grid demand, the focus on inspections and checks is also greater. Customers and companies are relieved if issues can be detected early on so that they may be addressed before they become a larger issue.

One method for achieving this is with thermal imaging cameras. Testo has a variety of thermal imagers to choose from for use in the energy sector that may boost production and safety.

High-resolution focus

Long-range focusing is one of the mechanisms through which thermal imagers assist with the intricate subject of energy generation and distribution. Many top-of-the-line camcorders and cameras have the ability to create high-resolution images from a long way off.

It is important to note that wear and fatigue issues along power lines or other energy infrastructure are often reflected in a change of temperature. This means irregularities or hotspots can be identified from a distance and preparations can be made to fix them.

Testo thermal imagers feature an optional telephoto lens that can measure objects 15m away down to 19mm in size. It is also possible to detect hotspots at a size of around 6mm.

It can save experts time by using a thermal imaging camera to determine issues, which may avoid them from having to run lengthy tests or even risking the power system shutting down - something that must be avoided at all costs.

Keeping workers safe

Taking the danger out of a job is something that all enterprises should aim for, and thermal imagers can assist with. Employees may inspect temperature rises from a safe distance and without having to touch the infrastructure, eliminating the need for them to come close to high-voltage systems.

Workers may use the data gathered through the thermal imaging camera to make decisions after a problem is discovered. This indicates that the workplace is more secure and energy distribution is assured permanently.

For additional information about thermal imagers and how they may be effectively utilised in the energy sector, contact Testo NZ today for a thorough description of all available models.