An applications report from FLIR Systems details how electrical power
utilities have, by using FLIR thermal imaging cameras and automation
software, been able to remotely monitor impending equipment failures
and security breaches at any time day or night.
Electrical power utilities are faced with an aging infrastructure with
an increasing risk of blackouts and brownouts (a dip in voltage in an
electrical power supply). As a consequence - utilities are looking for
ways to address these issues in order to improve the reliability of
electrical power delivery while at the same time reducing unplanned
Through use of thermal imaging cameras and automation software - FLIR
and its partners have developed monitoring systems that provide early
warning of impending equipment failures such as transformer fluid leaks
or internal insulation breakdown. The FLIR thermal imaging
cameras are able to recognize differences in the heat signatures of
electrical components and the surrounding background, and compare the
temperatures of similar components in close proximity to one another.
To download and review a copy of the application report in full please visit www.flir.com/cs/emea/en/view/?id=41743.
The FLIR A310 is a fixed mounted thermal imaging camera. It can be
easily integrated in all weather housing and installed almost anywhere
to monitor critical equipment and other valuable assets. By monitoring
the temperature of critical components within electrical substations
the FLIR A310 assists utilities in identifying problems before they
become costly failures, preventing downtime and enhancing worker safety.
For further information, visit www.flir.com/