Monday, September 10, 2007

Things That Make an Electrician Happy

For those of you following my switchgear woes.

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This is the thermal image of the new 600 amp switch that I had installed this past weekend. The old switch had a 300°F rise in temperature with a max temperature of 422°F. The new switch has less than a 20°F rise in temperature with a max temperature of 122°F. That is the way it is supposed to be at it's current load and ambient temperature. All is good at worksville once again.

I was asked what camera I use for my thermal imaging. I use a Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager.

Fluke Ti30 Thermal Imager

It is a very handy imager that works very well for our application. The gear in the back is illustrative of what we were working on. The access doors of two switches are open showing the fuses that you can recognise in the thermal image. Our gear is different, but this will give you the basic idea.


Gary said...

I want one. But all they give us is an IR thermometer.

Dion said...

It is nice to see an increase in PM. Big business still doesn't get it. A ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
How else will we compete in a global economy? Not with lower wages. Not with lead free paint...