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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.

Some flaring conditions would cause a visible glow to appear on this new flare tip. A thermal image showed that the true “hot spot” was likely under the shiny muffler, but even with an infrared camera any temperatures were based on estimated values. The stainless steel material of the flare tip was discolored and oxidized to varying degrees. It would be difficult to give a precise temperature for this indication with the infrared camera since the surface parameters cannot be quantified. Also, the hottest area was likely hidden from view, making any estimations based on the visible signature conservative