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Importance Of Thermography For Preventive Maintenance And Energy Conservation In Industrial Plants
Author(s): Alan A. Loch
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Paper Abstract

Thermography, currently being applied by utilizing the AGA 750, 720 and 782, has demonstrated its value as a maintenance and conservation tool. It is efficient because in the scanner's portable configuration, hand held or car hood mounted, large quantities of electrical equipment, square footage of thermal envelope, steam distribution piping, etc., can be covered. The severity of the problem can be estimated easily by measuring the object's temperature and cataloged for future action by quickly recording the situation with a photograph. It is a productive procedure which identifies problems which justify the cost of the survey in roughly 70% of the cases. Moreover, the problems located by the thermographic survey are usually corrected. This is because of the high impact of the polaroid pictures taken during the survey. The technicians correcting the problem, the engineering department, and the senior management personnel can all understand the situation because of the clarity of the photograph. Furthermore, feedback concerning the repairs can be easily obtained by rescanning the problems involved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 1982
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0313, Thermal Infrared Sensing Applied to Energy Conservation in Building Envelopes, (12 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932904
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Alan A. Loch, Trinity Associates, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0313:
Thermal Infrared Sensing Applied to Energy Conservation in Building Envelopes
Richard A. Grot; James T. Wood, Editor(s)

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