Infrared Mechanical Inspection

Motors, hydraulic pumps and air or hydraulic lines, servos, and other industrial equipment may be the lifeblood of your business. If one or more problems occur with these systems, downtime in your production is a likely scenario. This downtime is extremely costly.

applications-2Infrared thermography is used to perform inspections on mechanical equipment because excess heat means excess friction. Before a mechanical component fails, it heats up. Thermography is used to see the excess heat so that maintenance personnel can act to correct the problem before the component fails and causes extensive damage to the whole mechanical system. Safety hazards and/or production downtime will also be prevented.

In mechanical systems, overheating can be caused by internal problem in motors, equipment misalignment, improper or poor lubrication of rotating components, and improper tension on drive belts. Infrared surveys can locate these mechanical deficiencies and help keep your equipment operating smoothly.

An Infrared Mechanical Inspection will target problems in rotating equipment including motors, bearings, pillow blocks, couplings, shafts, etc. The inspection also pinpoints problems due to misalignment, overloading, or insufficient lubrication. Many of these types of problems are not visible to the naked eye and are not noticed until failure occurs. The predictive nature of the Infrared inspection can prevent unscheduled maintenance and downtime.

Avoid costly downtime and take a proactive approach to preventative maintenance. Visual inspections of your equipment will only give you part of the story. There are many more problems to discover through the use of a Mechanical Infrared Inspection by the professionals at AFA Ghana.