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Steam Line Insulation

Infrared Thermography or IR imaging scanning can observe conditions on power systems, refractory insulation problems, determine build up in process vessels, building envelopes, heat loss in homes. IR scanning is great for developing a PMP on boiler systems and other frequent equipment needing observations. Infrared excels to look at in-floor heating prior to concrete coring or cutting. IR also detects for electrical panels and power supply units such as bearings in motors heat signatures We are located in the Edmonton Area and cover all video inspection work in Western Canada, Alberta and the Oil Sands in Fort McMurray.

This is a steam line with poorly installed insulation. This image demonstrates two things. First, even shiny cladding will provide a thermal signature of the problem if the temperature rise and differences are adequate and the insulation is poor. Second, energy is lost from steam systems by improperly operating steam traps, insulation, etc. and this wasted energy results in increased operating costs. Maximizing the thermal efficiency of a steam system in a large generation facility will pay for an infrared program many times over.