Infrared Utility Scans
For Transmission & Distribution Equipment
One way for a utility to deliver a superior product is for it to use infrared thermography (IR) as a preventative maintenance (PM) tool in its generating stations and on its transmission/distribution (T&D) system.*
Performing infrared scans on transmission and distribution equipment can save power companies and municipalities hundreds of thousands of dollars each year and increase the reliability and reduce power outages for their customers.
With our high resolution cameras and telephoto lenses, Pinnacle Infrared can survey a large number of items and hundreds of miles of lines. Routine infrared scans of critical equipment can help identify anomalies prior to failure. This helps avoid emergency restoration, and component damage/deterioration. Additionally, work can be scheduled in advance at a convenient time.
Using your system maps, our expert thermographers will quickly and efficiently drive down the lines of your system with state-of-the-art imaging systems and record all imagery and GPS position data onto digital storage. When a problem is discovered, we mark the area on the map and quickly produce reports detailing the fault information so that repair crews can be mobilized to remedy the problem.
*Michael A Kregg, Senior Engineer at ComEd Energy Delivery in Development of utility feeder infrared thermography preventive maintenance program – with lessons learned.