According to the National Observatory for Electrical Safety, 25% of industrial fires are of electrical origin. For its part, the INSR estimates that nearly 70% of companies affected by a major fire permanently cease their activity in the months following the incident. Therefore, the prevention of fires caused by electrical equipment should be a priority for business owners and industrial site managers. But beyond its mandatory inspection of electrical equipment, we should ask how to make the detection of risks more efficient.
Choose Constant Thermal Image Monitoring of Electrical Equipment
Keeping electrical installations and equipment in compliance, monitoring and maintaining them in proper working order are legal obligations. In this context, preventive maintenance of electrical equipment by thermography has established itself as an effective preventive practice, safe for inspection technicians and economically advantageous for firms.
By using infrared inspection windows, mounted directly on electrical equipment, thermographic inspections make it possible to detect heating and hot spots (not visible to the naked eye) before they reach a dangerous threshold. Using infrared windows means that it is not necessary to open panels and shut down production to complete an inspection. It is safer for personnel and less costly for the company.
What if this preventive maintenance by thermography, which must be scheduled, gave way to an autonomous device for constant monitoring of your electrical equipment?
The UTC® Smart IR Camera, a stand-alone detector for continuous monitoring of electrical installations
Wintech Groupe is the inventor of the H.VIR® infrared window, used worldwide for the maintenance of electrical equipment by thermography. Through its subsidiary UTC-System, Wintech Groupe has recently developed the first autonomous infrared detector dedicated to the prevention of industrial fire risks.
Installed on electrical equipment, the UTC® Smart IR Camera is an optomechanical device, integrating a camera to an infrared window. Once configured with heat measurement thresholds, the device will allow continuous monitoring, 24/7 and every day of the year. Totally autonomous, these detectors are also connected (IoT) allowing to send alerts in real time.