Thermography

Symbiosis Australia has been servicing clients across Adelaide since 2015 but our services don't stop there! With offices in Adelaide and Darwin we often travel to all corners of South Australia and the Northern Territory to keep our customers compliant, up to date with maintenance requirements and in-line with insurance.

 

So what is thermography?

 

Thermography, commonly known as thermal imaging, is a non destructive testing method detecting potential problems in energised electrical components.

  

Thermography works by sensing heat emitted from the surface of an object in the form of infrared radiation. The infrared radiation is then converted into a thermal image or a temperature value.

 

Our Level 2 thermographers can provide thermal analysis revealing abnormalities in a vast range of mechanical and electrical applications precisely, quickly and effectively. A detailed report containing thermal and digital images with temperature range variations and defects can be delivered within 24 hours in most cases of the site inspection being completed.

  

Electrical faults such as cabling insulation failures, loose terminal connections and unbalanced loads lead to catastrophic equipment failures, increased maintenance costs and excessive power usage which may result in unscheduled service interruptions, equipment damage, electrical fires and so on.

 

Mechanical fault detection such as bearing temperatures and shaft misalignment are critical for longevity of asset life.

 

The use of thermal imagery is virtually unlimited. Detecting the presence of heat or even cold anywhere can help in making a determination of equipment performance condition.

 


A 32.7 degree temperature differential observed on a loose connection during one of our thermal inspections of a critical manufacturing plant switchboard.

Wastewater pumping station three phase power supply fuse holder observed with a loose connection.



Thermal Image - IPC abnormality with 52 degree

 temperature variance

Digital Image - Insulated Piercing Connector (IPC)