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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Non-intrusive inspections mean less downtime, translating to higher productivity and reduced operational costs.
Identifying and resolving problems before they escalate can extend the lifespan of electrical equipment and systems.
By identifying safety hazards and addressing them promptly, the risk of accidents is significantly reduced.
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 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!
At Henderson, our electrical services have kept you in business for over 100 years. Unfortunately, we’ve seen time and time again what happens when businesses ignore their electrical needs. What happens is major financial blows due to unplanned shutdowns, OSHA fines, and replacement of damaged equipment. So if you are beginning to realize your business is in need of electrical maintenance, here are a few of the ways we get the job done:
Things happen, and you don’t always see them coming. This can be very true of electrical equipment in your facility. When something goes wrong, the last place you want to be is in a position where you have no idea who to call. Henderson Services has 24-hour emergency services that are always available to any of our customers. Whether you are dealing with electrical or communication issues, we are here to troubleshoot any problems that may arise. Why do we offer this? Because our business is keeping you in business.
Imagine you work at a car manufacturing plant, and suddenly, there’s a malfunction, and you lose power to your entire building. That is obviously a major issue. Henderson Services exists to respond quickly to your call and find out where the problem originated and the best solution to getting the power back on safely. While our electrical maintenance service will be on full display, we can also offer any business our preventive maintenance services will help identify a problem long before a catastrophic failure occurs.
As our Emergency Services suggest, we understand the importance of responding quickly when problems arise. The expert knowledge of our experienced team allows us to assess problems and find solutions, no matter how complicated your infrastructure is. We have seen, time and time again, how this quick response has helped people stay in business when they couldn’t see a way forward.
There’s a reason the saying, “Hindsight is 20/20,” is a popular saying; because people experience it all the time. The decision is clear when you already know the outcome. However, many facilities like to ignore this sentiment regarding the electrical maintenance of their facility. Without any preventive maintenance in place, you’re left asking, “What if?” What if something goes wrong? What if we get fined? What if we get shut down? However, with Henderson Services, that question can become a definitive statement. Instead of asking, “What if?” you’ll be saying, “If it does, we’ll be covered.”
When you let our experienced electricians take care of your facility maintenance, you are giving yourself peace of mind, ensuring the safety and well-being of your employees, and gaining the assurance that you’ve followed OSHA guidelines set in place. In addition, you can rest easy knowing that your facility is moving forward with a clear vision.
Depending on your industry, you may have various technological needs that keep your facility running. Whether it’s telecommunications, such as telephone systems, or security systems, like CCTV surveillance cameras, we can install the technology you need. In addition, as a company that has been in the electrical business for over 100 years, we can offer you industry-proven wisdom about what technology may be the best fit for your facility.
Ultimately, we want to do more than offer commercial electrical services to businesses in need. Our mission is to create and maintain long-term relationships built on trust. Partnering with Henderson Services offers you comfort and expertise, backed by the knowledge that the job will get done right the first time. So contact us today to solve your electrical needs!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.