Thermography provides the easy checking of points throughout an electric system where faults may arise, and with sufficient warning in order to correct the fault before things get worse.
Infrared thermography provides the visualisation of temperature differences arising at the surfaces of objects. The tool used is a portable and autonomous camera (similar to a home video camera) which is equipped with a detector which permits the measurement and visualisation of thermal images.
The obtained image (thermogram) shows lighter- or darker-coloured zones which indicate the temperature of the surface being filmed. In this way, anomalies can be detected during the operation of the system can be detected, on evaluating the difference between the temperature registered at the body surface at a particular moment in time and that registered when functioning normally.
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