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While most acknowledge that unreliable operation is costly at the plant level, the impact, when projected to sales, is enormous.
Generally speaking, manufacturing personnel understand the effect unreliability has on maintenance. Unreliability requires more maintenance resources and materials to repair failed equipment as well as increased maintenance capital spending caused by the need to replace equipment that has reached the end of its useful life. Running equipment to failure causes equipment to reach the end of its useful life prematurely. What many manufacturing personnel do not understand is the effect unreliability has on sales.
Preparing for IR Inspections of Electrical Systems
Perhaps the most common application for infrared thermography is PdM inspections of electrical distribution systems. However, in focusing on the inspection, many overlook the critical step of properly preparing for the inspection.
FLIR Announces FLIR RSX-F Thermal Fire Sensor for Rail Coaches
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the FLIR RSX-F intelligent sensor for advanced fire detection inside rail coaches. The FLIR RSX-F uses the FLIR Lepton® thermal sensor and high-definition visual imaging for fire and occupancy detection as well as CCTV monitoring.
This blended thermal image shows thermal patterns across an electrically driven pump and its drive motor. Submitted by Diamond Technical Surveys, this thermal image was the 1st Place winner - Mechanical Category in the annual Image Contest held during the IR/INFO 2016 Conference.