Mechanical

In all mechanical systems excessive heat is usually a sign of future problems. An infrared inspection program can reduce downtime, prevent disastrous failures, and most importantly save lives and money.

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The efficiency of a motor can be easily determined simply based on infrared images. The key component of this analysis is the determination of the total thermal loss from the motor. This thermal loss is the result of three dominant modes for waste heat to escape a motor: conduction, convection and radiation.

The total thermal loss is the summation of each of the three modes. This total thermal loss is then used to determine the motors efficiency.

                                                                              MOTOR EFFICIENCY 

 

  • Forces such as friction, misalignment, improper lubrication and improper belt tension cause excessive heating
  • Can be used in all types of mechanical systems
  • Testing is conducted under full load
  • No contact with target needed
  • Quickly identifies misalignment of coupled equipment, over/under lubrication of bearings, over/under tension of belted systems, excessive friction, defective equipment.
  • Pinpoint heated areas for fast rectification
  • Can be performed remotely
  • Preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Excellent tool for manufacturing plant inspections
  • Simple, saves time and no system shutdown needed!

 

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On this motor special attention needs to be given to the hot gearbox . Whilst the white spot
indicates an excessive and abnormal amount of heat
 
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Overheating shaft and bearing may indicate a potential failure, lack of proper lubrication, or misalignment
 
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The gearbox on this conveyor belt motor assembly is abnormally warm. Special care must
be given at the point of the shaft where it appear much hotter
 
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Overheated electric motor winding
 
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Overheated valve indicating blockage
 
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 Conveyor belt problem