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Utility Infrared Program Justification And Development
Author(s): Dick Brooks
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Paper Abstract

Due to the large numbers of equipment and components in their systems, compared to the number of employees, utilities have had little opportunity other than to react to the smoke maintenance call. When there was smoke the result was usually a power outage, followed by costly repairs or a more costly equipment replacement. Northeast Utilities recognized this problem, and over the past twenty (20) years has developed, refined and expanded an aggressive approach combating and resolving this problem. This approach was and is centered around an intensive infrared inspection, in cooperation with an ambitious preventative maintenance, program. This paper will trace the development of infrared programs from the initial investigation thru the expanded two-man program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0581, Thermosense VIII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (28 March 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950891
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Dick Brooks, Northeast Utilities (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0581:
Thermosense VIII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control
Herbert Kaplan, Editor(s)

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