Thermographic Analysis

Thermographic analysis is one of the predictive maintenance strategies undertaken to study the heat pattern emitted from various industrial equipment. In the thermographic analysis, thermal imagers are used to capture various types of heat based images. These images help identify the portion of equipment generating extra heat, which occurs due to insufficient airflow, overloaded voltage, insulation failure, and bearing failure. At Motor & Gear, Engineering Inc., we utilize a heat sensitive camera to capture surface temperature of the gear component. The recorded surface temperature is compared against the temperature of the surrounding area. We use high-quality thermal imager equipment and device to record and measure the temperature difference.

Thermography Technology at Motor & Gear Engineering, Inc.

At Motor & Gear, Engineering Inc. we deploy the following thermography technologies during the thermal imaging process:

  • High-resolution cameras to capture infrared images
  • Database comprising of reports and analysis related to thermographic analysis (Thermography Emissivity Table)
  • High-quality software imaging tools such as IRBIS ® 3 Analysis Software, Thermal Imaging – Return on Investment Calculator (ROI), etc.
  • Infrared thermometer

Features of Thermographic Analysis at Motor & Gear, Engineering Inc.

The analysis is conducted by our experienced thermal imaging team. Mentioned below are some highlights of thermographic analysis performed at Motor & Gear, Engineering Inc.

  • Timely comparison: During the test run, we allow the equipment to run at 40% of its average load. In this test run, the operating temperature of the equipment is recorded using a thermal camera. The measurement of the operating temperature is noted against the corresponding surface area. This timely comparison helps identify major temperature fluctuations within the equipment, and avoid future damage to the equipment.
  • Database recording: The infrared image denoting the change in operating temperature is noted using a thermal camera, and recorded in the database. This image is compared with the previous baseline image, and the changes are marked in the database. An alarm system is used to mark the difference between images. Every time the intensity of the recorded image exceeds that of the base image, the alarm turns off.
  • Abnormal hotspots: The operating temperature of the equipment is often influenced by several factors, such as wind, air currents, etc. These factors account for cooling down the abnormal hot spots present in the equipment. Hence, proper detection of abnormal spots in the equipment becomes impossible. Our thermal imaging team carries out the thermal imaging services in a controlled environment. This helps nullify the external factors.
  • Monitor oil level: Oil level in the gear boxes must be regularly monitored so that it does not fall below a specific level. When the oil level falls, the gearboxes lose their self-lubricating ability. This causes extreme friction inside the gearbox components and the gearboxes start heating up. At Motor & Gear, Engineering, Inc. we make sure oil level is constantly monitored by using efficient oil analysis methods.

Applications Where Thermal Imaging Services are utilized

At, Motor & Gear Engineering, Inc. we carry out a wide range of thermal imaging services on a as applications, such as:

  • Gears and gearboxes
  • Electric motor and drives
  • Hydraulic pumps
  • Pneumatic pumps

We, at Motor & Gear Engineering, Inc. we provide a comprehensive range of thermal imaging services. We provide fastest turnaround times in the industry, which has helped us build a long list of happy and satisfied clients. If you wish to learn more about our thermal imaging services, you can always contact us at 770-454-9001.