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Infrared Inspections of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters

Tip written by: Infraspection Institute Excess heating is often a sure sign of defective electrical equipment; however, the absence of heat can also be a sign of component failure. In this Tip, we demonstrate how thermal imaging may be used to ...

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Infrared Inspection of Capacitors

Capacitors are devices commonly found in AC electrical distribution systems where power factor correction is required. Like any electrical component, capacitors need to be regularly checked for proper operation. Infrared thermography can be used to ...

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Using an Auto Image Function

Sponsored by: Auto Image is a feature found on many modern thermal imagers. While this feature may be helpful in certain imaging situations, its usage can cause thermographers to overlook significant thermal anomalies. Humans have come to rely ...

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Infrared Imaging and Mold Detection

As concerns regarding indoor air quality increase, there is increasing concern with respect to mold. Used properly, a thermal imager can help identify areas of potential mold growth. Mold is a ubiquitous single cell organism that tends to favor ...

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Tortoise and the Hare

  Everyone has heard the fabled race between the in which the tortoise beats the hare. One of the morals of the story is that a steady pace may be more fruitful than erratic bursts of speed. Thermographers who perform infrared inspections ...

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