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Overtightened Cooling Fan Belt

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.

The belt attached to the left side of this bearing is overtightened, causing the top of the bearing to overheat. (This is a lower bearing, therefore the belt pressure is to the top.) The inset image shows a normal bearing (left) where the heat is transferring from the friction of the belt vs. the overheating bearing (right) where the main source of heat is the upward pressure on the bearing itself. Another important thing to note in this comparison, is that the same colors will not necessarily represent the same temperature ranges in different thermograms. The object parameters and image scale and levels will change these representations.