Thermal imaging used for mechanical surveys provides an extra tool in order to get a better picture of pieces of machinery when in use. The benefits of a thermal survey is that the piece of machinery can continue to run and therefore no downtime is required. Furthermore it is in fact better for a thermal survey to be conducted when the cupboard is running.
All equipment runs within a heat parameter. Thermal imaging will identify when this heat parameter is exceeded. The consequences of overheated machinery can be potentially catastrophic as well as expensive. Thermal imaging will give timely information as to whether the equipment is on the point of failure and therefore can be replaced within a maintenance programme.