Why is Thermal Imaging Important

And Why It's Curcial For Your Business


Thermal Imaging is a non-invasive maintenance activity which can be done at any time, but is most ideally performed when your business is fully operational. It allows you to accurately see what cannot be seen by the naked eye.

We're here to tell you all about Thermal Imaging and how your business can benefit greatly from it. Let's start with the what.


What is Thermal Imaging?

To put it simply, Thermal Imaging is the practice of observing heat generated from electrical equipment such as a switchboard. Generally, the more heat that is emitted from a device the more power it is drawing. This heat can be seen by a thermal camera and if operated by a skilled technician, will analyse exactly what is performing optimally or poorly and can quickly detect areas of malfunction.


When the following areas of concern have presented themselves on a switchboard, it can create excessive heat and stress on the device. Left undetected or untreated, it can cause a full power outage to your building:

  • Loose Terminals
  • Undersized Cables
  • Faulty Fuses or Circuit Breakers
  • Incorrectly Fitted Components


Thermal Imaging should always be a critical maintenance excercise done regularly throughout your building. When done so correctly, it protects your electrical equipment ensuring it is always running at its most efficient and safe level.


How Does Thermal Imaging Help Your Business?

  • Cost savings – No other preventative method is as cost effective as Thermal Imaging. By investing time in crucial protection, it can and will help in reducing your downtime, ultimately protecting your workers and business.
  • Non-intrusive examination – Our highly skilled technicians can easily identify any malfunctions or issues without the need to disengage any of your equipment or power.
  • Minimises workplace hazards e.g. Reduces the possibility of fire or power outages.
  • Early detection of any potential faults


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How often does a switchboard need a Thermal Imaging test? - Every 12 months or more if there are any significant issues. Many insurance companies are now making thermal imaging a condition of policy renewal.
  • Will there be any interruptions to my building’s power supply during a Thermal Imaging test? - Certainly not, Thermal Imaging is non-intrusive. The tests are undertaken while your electrical equipment is on-line and fully operational.


"Both Dean and Sarah have assisted me through many jobs. Their easy going persona along with the wealth of knowledge have made every job an easy and hassle free experience. From the smallest jobs like replacing light fittings, to arranging and upgrading large facilities with new switchboards, circuits and upgraded power, I would high recommend Eco Electrical to anyone for any job." - Gianni


Call us today to book a Thermal Imaging inspection for your building's switchboard! Eco Electrical Services prides itself on performing under any environment with utmost quality and safety.

1300 326 353

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