In today's commercial environment the continued operation of mission critical facilities now has the objective of zero unscheduled downtime and minimal scheduled downtime.
The most common cause of electrical failures & Arc Flash incidents are a result of bad connections on copper / busbar joints and cable connections. These cannot be detected via metering or load measurements / power quality analysis.
However, the thermal increase can be detected and measured using thermally sensitive devices such as the IRt/c.EM™ sensor for monitoring busbar terminations, and for cable connections the EM Cable Sensor within electrical switchgear.
Periodic thermal imaging using infrared cameras / windows, has over the last two decades become the accepted 'Best Practice' for mission critical facilities. However, 24x7 Continuous Thermal Monitoring is now increasingly being adopted as the new 'Best Practice' solution due its significant and tangible benefits over existing thermal imaging solutions.
Problems with current Technoglogy:
Exertherm™ is a new and totally unique form of Infrared (IR) inspection, providing the Next Technology Step onwards from thermal imaging:
Thermal inspection is internationally recognized as the best method of detecting poor termination, the most common cause of power outages. Therefore, if it's mission critical and within the enclosure, it should be considered. Generally, IR sensors are utilized to monitor key busbar terminations within electrical switchgear (ACB's, switches, busbars etc).
Sensors connect back to Exertherm™ Datacards, which linearize, condition and convert the signal to Modbus Protocol
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