Thermal Insight for Maintaining Essential Services


Keep Systems Working Effectively and Efficiently

The delivery of reliable electrical power and utilities is essential to public safety – it keeps everything from streetlamps and traffic lights to water treatment plants and even hospitals running smoothly. That’s why thermal imaging has become a core predictive maintenance tool for power plants, gas utilities, facility managers, and more. 

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Maintaining Uptime with Thermal

With the public depending on power 24/7, utility companies take every precaution to prevent sudden outages. Intensive regular substation surveys with thermal imaging cameras as well as safety checks of energized equipment before repairs help them avoid costly service interruptions and exorbitant equipment losses.

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Finding Hidden, Hazardous Leaks

Another source of service interruption comes from gas leaks in power plants, at substations, or along downstream gas transmission lines. Many of these gases can be hazardous, including methane, carbon monoxide, and sulfur hexafluoride. FLIR's specialized G-Series optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras help ensure public safety by visualizing dangerous gas leaks, so crews can find them quickly and shut them down.

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Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Camera for Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF₆)

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Improving Facility Comfort and Efficiency

Adequate air exchange is important for occupant comfort, health and safety, but most buildings have a far higher rate of air leakage than necessary. The root cause is often poor design and/or construction which allows air to leak in or out. Without thermal imaging, the source of these drafts can be extremely difficult to detect and visualize.

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