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Whether it’s business, sport or a hobby, we’ve all heard that it’s better to be proactive rather than reactive in almost everything we do. The same lesson holds true when it comes to looking after machinery, structures and systems.

By taking a proactive approach to looking after the systems that keep your business running, we’re able to better manage weaknesses, predict system failures and ultimately save hard-earned money. One of the key ways we can do this is through the use of thermal imaging.

Thermal imaging can be used as a powerful tool to view machinery through a different lens. Every object above a temperature of -273 degrees Celsius emits infrared radiation – all an infrared camera does is capture this radiation and make it visible, enabling us to measure temperatures instantly and see which areas are carrying strain.

This gives us a huge amount of predictive power in spotting issues before they become a disaster.

Some examples of industrial applications include:

  • Detection of hidden flaws
  • Detection and measurement of excessive heat in devices
  • Identification of blocked pipework
  • Optimisation of product development and R&D

It’s easy to see how investing in thermal imaging technology can bring a strong ROI. The image below shows how a simple oversight such as a loose connection can cause major excess heat and eventually, component failure. By getting to the issue before it starts to wreak havoc, we can save countless hours and countless dollars that would otherwise need to be spent on repairs and replacements.

By making it a priority to undertake an annual review of machinery and systems through thermal imaging, your business can greatly reduce the risk of damage to your company’s structures and downtime as a result of this damage.

That’s where the team at CSS come in. If you’re interested in a review of your machinery, structures and systems through the use of thermal imaging, or would like to learn more about its benefits, get in contact with us.