Thermal Imaging has a very useful and cost effective application within the Industrial sectors.
Non invasive - Plant, Motors, Distribution and Panel boards do not require isolation or shut down. So long as line of site is achievable or special thermal windows are installed in the case of enclosed panels.
Quick and efficient Thermal Imaging Surveys can quickly identify failing components, even if part of a complex control board. i.e a loose termination with no visible physical evidence, can be located and rectified before it becomes a major failure and resultant system downtime.
Condition monitoring techniques (Predictive / Preventative Maintenance) allow a documented history to be established over a period of time. From accumulated images and data, a trend can be established to determine if a particular object requires further investigation.