Due to recent significant Fire Losses in the industry because of electrical fires all business should conduct Thermographic Scanning of switchboard & machinery as a matter of priority to ensure that a fire does not occur as a result of electrical faults.
It is recognised throughout the insurance and fire protection industries that electrical failure is one of the most common sources of fire.
Some of the benefits of thermographic scanning includes: Safety, Reduced outage costs, Improved and less expensive maintenance and Reduced operational costs. Thermographic scanning is a valuable resource in implementing preventative maintenance and maintaining electrical services to machinery. It can also reduce the risk an electrical fire.
Scanning should be performed on a regular basis (annually as a minimum) to allow trending results. Collection of data and interpretation requires specialist training and should only be conducted by competent personnel, preferably from a recognised thermal imaging company.
CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD TO SUFFER A MAJOR FIRE LOSS IN YOUR BUSINESS?