What is an Infrared Thermographic Inspection?

It is the art and science of detecting thermal patterns on an object’s surface. All objects that are over 0 Kelvin do emit infrared energy. Using a specialized thermal imager, this energy is captured and converted into an image which depicts the thermal pattern of the object’s’ surface.

In the above images note that:

The visual image has very minimal information.

The infrared image shows an abundance of useful information for surveillance purposes. For example, location of persons on the compound, vehicles on the compound and by extent, which vehicle was recently in operation due to the thermal image patterns seen on the engine areas.

What can an Infrared Thermographic Inspection provide?

Information! – An Infrared Thermographic Inspection provides quality information on the real time condition of assets (Electrical, Mechanical, Facilities etc). But why is this information relevant? Managers, Maintenance Personnel, Investors & all stakeholders who have interest in their assets’ longevity and effectiveness can use this information to ensure that its performance is not compromise.

After an inspection is completed, a report is generated and submitted to the client for their review. All issues discovered are prioritised. The client can use this information to develop a strategic plan to address findings!


Inspections can be performed on:

  • Transformers
  • Generators
  • Isolators & Fuses
  • Splices/Connections
  • Motors Control Centers
  • Capacitor Banks
  • Lighting arrestors & Insulators
  • All Energized Systems
  • Boilers
  • Bearings
  • Couplings
  • Motors & Pumps
  • Pulleys & Belts
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Gearboxes
  • Hydraulics


  • Steam Traps
  • Beneath Surface Leaks
  • Valves
  • Pipeline Blockages
  • Buildings & Block Wall Structures
  • Storage Tanks
  • Insulation
  • HVAC Distribution
  • Energy Loss Identification
  • Moisture & Water Damages

Benefits of an Infrared Thermographic Survey

  • Non-contact Form Of Testing
  • Safer Working Environment
  • Increase Production & Product Quality
  • Maintain Smooth Mechanical & Electrical Operations
  • A Prioritize Method For Repairs, as report will indicate the severity of the faults/inefficiencies
  • Money & Time Savings

  • Prevention Of Fires/Burnouts

  • Minimise Unplanned Downtime, once corrective measures are taken to rectify abnormalities

  • It is one of the fastest methods of nondestructive testing with results apparent within seconds