You may hear “Infrared Thermography Inspection” and think, Oh, that’s just an add-on service that I don’t need to worry about. According to a study conducted in 2019 by the U.S. Department of Energy, over 2/3 of electrical failures can be identified and corrected before they occur with an annual infrared inspection.

With businesses relying more and more on electrical systems to power their facilities, the importance of regular maintenance and inspections cannot be overstated. Since its creation, Infrared Thermography has revolutionized preventive maintenance for electrical systems. This technology has rapidly gained traction due to its ability to detect issues before they escalate, ensuring zero business interruption and seamless operations. Henderson Services, Kentucky's leading electrical services provider, is at the forefront of utilizing infrared thermography inspections to elevate electrical system reliability and efficiency.

What is Infrared Thermography?

Infrared Thermography is a cutting-edge technology that utilizes thermal imaging cameras to capture the infrared radiation emitted by objects. At Henderson, our Level II trained Infrared Thermographers utilize visual inspections, ultrasonic survey detection, and infrared scanning technology to detect the impending failure of your critical electrical distribution components. Every object with a temperature above absolute zero (-273.15°C or -459.67°F) emits heat in the form of infrared radiation. By detecting and visualizing these temperature inconsistencies, Infrared Thermography allows professionals to identify anomalies in electrical systems, mechanical components, and even building structures.

Zero Business Interruption

One of the most significant advantages of infrared thermography inspections is their non-intrusive nature. Traditional methods of inspecting electrical systems often involve shutting down equipment and interrupting business operations. This downtime not only disrupts productivity but also incurs additional costs. In contrast, Infrared Thermography inspections can be carried out without interrupting the ongoing operations, making it a preferred choice for businesses that cannot afford any downtime.

In your business, every minute counts. The ability to maintain and assess electrical systems without causing any interruption can be a game-changer. This makes infrared thermography a valuable tool for companies striving to achieve operational excellence and minimize disruptions.

Conducted While Machines Are Running

Imagine being able to identify potential issues in your electrical systems while they are still operational. Infrared Thermography turns this dream into a reality. Skilled technicians equipped with thermal cameras can conduct inspections while machines and equipment are running at full, energized capacity. These inspections can give a glimpse into what it’s like having Superman’s X-ray vision, a powerful ability to discover issues without the need for invasive maneuvers. This real-time monitoring capability allows for the early detection of overheating components, loose connections, and other anomalies that might lead to catastrophic failures if left unaddressed.

The ability to perform inspections while machines are operational is a huge advantage, as it enables businesses to solve problems proactively, preventing unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs. Additionally, this approach enhances safety by reducing the need for manual intervention during inspection periods.

Elevating Preventive Maintenance with Infrared Thermography Inspections

As providers and passionate advocates for preventive maintenance in any business, we recognize the power infrared thermography has in transforming the mindset facility managers have when thinking about protecting their businesses. By implementing regular infrared thermography inspections, businesses can:

Increase Reliability

Detecting issues early helps prevent potential breakdowns, ensuring uninterrupted operations and customer satisfaction. In addition, knowing the inspection has been done offers you peace of mind that your machinery is functioning properly throughout the day.

Minimize Downtime

Non-intrusive inspections mean less downtime, translating to higher productivity and reduced operational costs.

Extend Equipment Lifespan

Identifying and resolving problems before they escalate can extend the lifespan of electrical equipment and systems.

Enhance Safety

By identifying safety hazards and addressing them promptly, the risk of accidents is significantly reduced.

Save Costs

Proactive maintenance reduces the need for emergency repairs, saving on repair and replacement costs. Your typical Infrared scan of an entire electrical system is usually a fraction of the cost of a replacement should a part fail.

Infrared Thermography for Your Facility

Infrared thermography has transformed the landscape of preventive maintenance, allowing businesses to predict and prevent issues before they disrupt operations. Henderson Services is dedicated to helping Kentucky businesses utilize the power of this technology to achieve unparalleled reliability and efficiency in their electrical systems.

This advanced technique provides invaluable insights into the health of electrical systems. With the ability to perform inspections without causing any interruptions, and even while machines are running, this technology has become an indispensable tool for businesses striving for excellence in preventive maintenance. By utilizing these services, Henderson Services is saving businesses millions of dollars in potential damage repairs every single day. We are committed to leading the charge in utilizing infrared thermography inspections to ensure the reliability and longevity of electrical systems, ultimately contributing to seamless operations and reduced operational costs your business will face.

Contact us today to learn more about how your business can begin implementing preventive maintenance as part of your regular business operations!

Let’s cut straight to the point: if your facility has not completed an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, you are putting your business and, most importantly, your employees at major risk. Here at Henderson Services, we’ve spent years researching and developing our services in order to serve clients like you as best we can. However, during those years, it has been alarming to see the number of companies that are, at best, generally unaware of the importance that preventive maintenance plays in the health of their company.

When discussing preventive maintenance here at Henderson, it’s much more than a practice you “might as well do.” Instead, it is a life-saving discipline that will set your company apart from all others. One of the areas of preventive maintenance that we see as absolutely vital is Arc Flash Hazard Analysis. But why is it so vital? Afterall, what does it actually accomplish, why do you need it, and how can it affect your team?

What Does it Accomplish?

An Arc Flash Hazard Analysis is often referred to as an Arc Flash Study. In short, it’s a study of the potential available incident energy specific to electrical equipment during a fault event. It will uncover what hazards and violations exist in your working environment. Due to the rules set in the latest editions of OSHA (29 CFR 1910.269) and NFPA (130.5 C), organizations must conduct this study on their entire facility every five years, accompanied by yearly updates in order to remain compliant and avoid heavy penalties.

Why Do You Need It?

As previously mentioned, you need Arc Flash Hazard Analysis to stay compliant with OSHA and NFPA guidelines. Outside of compliance, this study gives you peace of mind, knowing that a complete process to identify any potential electrical hazards has been proactively taken, and any potential power quality issues will be identified to reduce the risk of business interruption. This knowledge of your environment aids you in protecting your employees once work begins. If you haven’t completed your Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, any equipment in the space is not permitted to be used.

Visit our website to see the 7-step process we follow when completing our Arc Flash Hazard Analysis. 

How Can it Affect Your Team?

Without completing this study, there is no way to know the level of potential energy expressed in calories/cm^2 that an arc flash could emit. This information informs you which level of PPE your employees must wear to meet or exceed the calorie rating on the energized piece of electrical equipment. The last thing you want is to fail to complete your Arc Flash Analysis, send an employee to work on equipment, and unexpectedly have them killed by a lethal amount of electricity. That kind of instance is exactly why regulations for this study exist. 

Just as there are labor laws that must be followed for the well-being of your team, working with electricity creates an even greater need for following standards that protect the lives of your employees.

Failing to complete an Arc Flash Analysis for any organization working around hazardous material violates OSHA and NFPA guidelines. In addition, this puts you in danger of being shut down and ultimately losing your business if you fail to comply. Don’t let that be you. To complete your Arc Flash Analysis, simply contact Henderson Services and get a quote today to ensure the safety of your personnel.

The sun is shining, your coffee is hot, and traffic wasn’t too bad this morning. Yet all you can think about is the conversation you had with your supervisor yesterday, who told you that safety is your new priority and it’s up to you to ensure nothing goes wrong. 

Perhaps you’ve experienced this exact feeling, or you can empathize with the stressors involved. Whatever the case may be, as a project manager, safety on a project is one of the key responsibilities you must carry. Unfortunately, thousands of electrical-related injuries occur every year, along with hundreds of deaths. The last thing you want for your company is your name associated with that statistic.

So let’s go back to our hypothetical (or very real) situation. Here you are, stressed out, with what feels like the weight of your company’s future on your shoulders. What can you do to ensure your safety culture is where it needs to be?

We advise finding an electrical service at the top of their field. A company that views safety as king and backs it up with results. Such as an OSHA RIR rate of .64, a current EMR of .6, or 0 lost time to injuries in 2022. If that sounds like the kind of company you want to work with, then Henderson Services is a great fit for you. 

We Understand

Here at Henderson, we understand how important your job is and how difficult it can often be with so much on your plate. Our expertise in safety training and preventive maintenance helps us come alongside you and make your job easier. While there are a lot of great electrical contractors out there, there are also some that make you question the quality of their services, the promptness of their response time, and their general care for your team. We understand these fears and have cultivated a company dedicated to serving you at the highest level in all areas. 

“Sometimes you find a group that you can trust and that you like doing business with.  When you find this group the cost is not really a priority because we know that we are getting the very best service available.  Thanks to Henderson, CLARK has found a lasting partnership that supersedes everything else.”

– Bart Ford, General Manager at Clark Material Handling

Safety is King

Your employees are the heart and soul of your business. Care for their well-being is paramount for any successful company. With our NFPA 70E, Lock Out Tag Out, and First Aid, CPR, and AED training, we give you the peace of mind to know that you are following all of the necessary safety-related labor laws. 

Take Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO), for instance. Did you know that OSHA estimates that implementing proper LOTO procedures prevents 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries annually, being that up to 10% of all industrial safety incidents are believed to be related to failure to properly lockout equipment? If you’re reading this and that makes your stomach drop, you probably aren’t alone!

Henderson Services is here to ensure safety becomes a top priority at your company. Check out the video below for more details on the training we offer and how they can set your company up for success.

So if your company is looking to make major improvements regarding the safety procedures set in place, let us help! Don’t let your stress over following safety laws prohibit you from doing the rest of your job well. Henderson Services is here to help you secure your business. Contact us to get a quote.

How often have you seen something go wrong in your business that was caused by a lack of upkeep upon further inspection? In those moments, you slap your hand to your forehead and say, “How did I not see this coming!” 

You can trust us when we say you are not the only one. If there is one thing that all industries have in common, it’s that they all benefit greatly from having routine preventive maintenance. Not only does this maintenance save lives and minimize costly shutdowns, but it ultimately brings peace of mind knowing that your system is optimized and healthy. With this in mind, let’s take a look at five major benefits of Preventive Maintenance that can add a massive boost to your company.

Detect the Impending Failure of Your Critical Electrical Distribution Components

Some companies knowingly or unknowingly function with a “run to fail” attitude regarding their maintenance. Rather than identifying issues before they occur, some would prefer to keep running until something fails and a significant repair has to happen. It's a foolish use of time and resources, and it simply makes no sense when companies like Henderson exist to prevent these malfunctions from ever taking place. With Preventive Maintenance, the days of being powerless to stop an impending failure are gone. 

Production Economics

In most cases, a company consistently conducting Preventive Maintenance checks will experience zero downtime. This allows you to minimize potential interruptions to your business during the day. The only instance that downtime would be necessary is if Breaker Testing or Transformer Maintenance was required.

Personnel Safety

Completing an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis ensures you remain compliant with regulatory agencies. In addition, Arc Flash Analysis enables you to understand your electrical system better while guarding your assets (personnel and facility), minimizing your liability, and avoiding citations. It is a comprehensive electrical system analysis designed to evaluate the potential available incident energy of electrical equipment during a fault event. Completing this study will keep you in line with OSHA and NFPA standards and give you and your team peace of mind.

Equipment Loss Prevention

Equipment can be expensive, and the more equipment you replace, the more expensive it gets. Preventive Maintenance keeps your equipment running longer and more efficiently, so you don’t have to worry about finding replacements. Our infrared thermography, power quality monitoring, and ultrasonic analysis can identify and treat your equipment before it becomes an issue. 

Cost Saving

Henderson is a full-service maintenance company, meaning that if we discover an issue while completing your Preventive Maintenance, we can identify and fix it. The last thing you want to do is let a problem persist for too long and ultimately cause the loss of your equipment. Our ability to quickly find and solve a problem saves your business money and time. 

Now that you’ve seen what Preventive Maintenance can do for you, don't wait for something to go wrong before you do something about it. 

Contact Henderson Services today to get a step ahead of your electrical maintenance needs.

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