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Electrical Infrared Thermal Imaging Inspection

An electrical infrared inspection identifies potential problem areas that need further investigation to improve the safety and efficiency of electrical equipment, building structures, and other apparatus.

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Electrical Infrared Inspection Benefits:

Prevent catastrophic failures

Reduce repair costs

Decrease down time

Increase equipment life

Lower insurance premium

Increased profit


Annual Infrared Electrical Inspections should be done on all commercial facilities.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70B §11.17.5 suggests that every commercial and industrial building in the United States should have an electrical IR (infrared) survey at least once a year.

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Northgate recommends an Infrared Electrical Inspection every year.

During an infrared electrical inspection, this image was taken of a neutral wire that is at 365 F!  Notice that what is supposed to be a white wire is now charred black and some of the insulation is burnt off.


This is a fire waiting to happen!  This issue is visible and did not require infrared to detect it; but with an annual infrared electrical inspection, we open up the panels and look.  Before this inspection, this panel had not been opened in years!



(This was found on the clients first infrared inspection.)

Need an Electrical Infrared Inspection done?

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Infrared electrical inspections should be done annually to improve safety, increase reliability, and reduce downtime.  Loose or corroded connection happen over time, before electrical components get to a point of melting down or starting on fire, they can be identified during an infrared electrical inspection.

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