James Fisher Mimic has experienced and qualified engineers to carry out thermographic surveys.
James Fisher Mimic's thermography engineers are highly competent and experienced surveyors and members of the UK Thermographic Association and fully certified to meet the standards of ISO18436-7.
Thermography is a highly effective non-intrusive diagnostic condition monitoring technique for hot area* and electrical inspections.
Early identification of problematic areas provides an opportunity for targeted maintenance, which in turn can reduce the risk of unplanned downtime and increase the time available for operation.
A thermography survey by James Fisher Mimic could help avoid hot surface injuries, fires and accidents that can have catastrophic consequences. And a routine annual inspection can be all that is required to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation, classification requirements and to have the confidence that your plant is safe.
The use of an infrared camera and thermal imaging surveys on electrical systems avoids the time taken to safeguard the systems by undertaking the inspection visually, whilst the circuit is live.
Our thermography engineers are equipped with the latest camera and software technology and surveys typically concentrate on main switchboards, emergency switchboards, control panels, switchgear, distribution boards and emergency generator equipment to identify potential problem areas such as worn or bad circuit breakers, overloaded circuits, loose connections or un-balanced phases as well as main engines, alternator engines, emergency alternators, auxiliary boilers for hot surface problems.
James Fisher Mimic can also undertake thermographic inspections of rotating mechanical equipment to detect potential problems early, reducing unplanned downtime and maintenance costs. Inspections detect defects such as bad bearings, worn pulleys, miss-aligned shafts, dry bearings, loose couplings, inefficient motor cooling, motor winding issues or any application where heat detection would be beneficial.
* To identify potential fire ignition sources identified within SOLAS 2014 - Chapter II-2 15.2.10 regulations which states; ‘’All surfaces with temperatures above 220° C which may be impinged as a result of a fuel system failure shall be properly insulated.”