Industrial fires lead to economic, material, and human consequences that can be catastrophic. However, infrared thermography proves to be an efficient solution to the risks of industrial fires. But what are the main causes of fire? How to prevent them with the help of thermography inspection? And what are the recommendations that one must know before carrying out a preventive maintenance by infrared thermography? Wintech Groupe invites you to discover this list of articles dedicated to the reduction of industrial fire risks thanks to infrared technology.
According to the U.S. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), faulty electrical equipment led to 24% of the infrastructure fires that have been registered from 2011 to 2015. The French certification APSAD revealed a similar point of view, saying that 30% of fire insurance claims made by companies included electrical problems. However, a relevant solution exists and allows the problem to be corrected before it leads to a fire outbreak.
Industrial fires pose a threat to businesses, and in particular to the companies’ equipment and workforce. While a simple visual check can determine the condition of the electrical equipment (such as the cables and outlets), it is much more difficult to detect hidden hazards that are not visible to the naked eye. These include electrical faults that are hidden behind closed doors, in switchgear and power distribution equipment. But what are the main causes of electrical fires in industry and how can you prevent them?
Businesses are constantly threatened by fire hazards. Many fire outbreaks are caused by electrical problems. Faulty connections and failures are often not visible to the naked eye, and usually cause irreversible damage. Nevertheless, preventive maintenance by infrared thermography represents an effective solution to the risk of industrial fire. It allows to guarantee the safety of the workforce and the equipment, while realizing savings on the long term.
Infrared inspection can be quick and easy. The main advantage lays in the fact that the electrical equipment does not need to be turned off during the inspection. It requires only one staff member, which saves time, and therefore money. To obtain the best results possible, infrared technology requires at least some knowledges and experience.
Infrared thermography represents a real and efficient solution to prevent industrial fire risks. Infrared technology also meets companies’ needs to counteract the logistical problems that are encountered when preventive maintenance is being carried out. Then, it allows to guarantee the safety of the equipment and the workforce. To learn more about the connection between infrared technology and industrial fire risk reduction, we invite readers to download and consult our white paper about the reduction of industrial fire risks.