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Thermal imaging solutions for utilities

A great support in maintenance

Ensure the safe operation of electrical equipment

The power supply industry includes power generation, transmission, substation and distribution. In the event of a power system failure, end users are faced with a loss of power. In order to detect the multitude of possible temperature anomalies that systems under load can show (e.g. due to short circuit, defective insulators, bad connections,…), thermal imaging cameras are used as non-contact and therefore safe as well as accurate analysis tools.

Transformer defect detection

With FOTRIC’s MagicThermal algorithm, the area of the transformer box is displayed as a dynamic multicolor image with enhanced gradient, while other areas are grayed out with high contrast for localization. This supports a quick analysis and diagnosis of alleged defects.

Detection of defects of the connection sockets of transformers

There are many reasons that can cause abnormal temperature and oxidation of the junction bushings (e.g. lack of oil in the bushing, insufficient contacting,…). With a thermal imaging camera, you can quickly identify the hot spots and use them to localize causes. This improves work efficiency and helps prevent accidents.

Detection of defects of the connectors of high voltage lines

Plug connections on high-voltage lines may be impaired in their function due to corrosion or other damage. With the right thermal imaging camera, you can check the connections from a safe distance and thus take early action, optimize the maintenance schedule and reduce maintenance costs. This helps to ensure stable and safe operation.

Detection of connections on the capacitor cabinet

Transformer stations are the nerve center of power supply. Defective contacts on the capacitors can lead to anything from impairment of the supply to explosions.
With the use of thermal imaging cameras, the contacts can be safely inspected on a regular basis and repairs can be initiated at an early stage in the event of temperature deviations. In this way, system failures can be reliably avoided.