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Infrared Survey Techniques For An Electricity Supply Industry
Author(s): Ian R Funnell
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Paper Abstract

The use of thermal imagers within the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) to monitor plant performance is described. Helicopter-borne high resolution thermal imagers are used to monitor the transmission system and the range of defects that can be detected has been extended in recent years. Similar equipment is used to monitor cooling water discharge behaviour over a tidal cycle while satellite imagery is employed to analyse general warming of the water near a power station. The applications of fault detection and plant monitoring to electrical plant and heated surfaces within substations and power stations is described for several plant items.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0918, Applications of Infrared Technology, (3 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945612
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Ian R Funnell, Central Electricity Generating Board (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0918:
Applications of Infrared Technology
Thomas L. Williams, Editor(s)

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