IRISS product development has always been driven by a multi-technology approach to energised electrical inspection. The company has developed and now supplies a range of Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices that allow infrared, ultraviolet, ultrasound and visual inspection of live systems. Collectively, they not only keep the workplace safe but also improve profitability through greater plant reliability.
In the UK, IRISS has also adopted the same multi-technology approach in its service business. It has been conducting thermal inspections for UK companies for many years for which it employs a team of highly qualified thermographers using the very best high-resolution infrared cameras to spot small thermal anomalies. Now IRISS has announced it is underpinning this service with the addition of ultrasound inspection.
Excess heat is generally a good indication that an electrical or mechanical system is not working optimally, and the role of infrared is therefore to provide a thermal image of any hotspots. Arcing, tracking and corona are also signs of potential failure and these are all detectable by ultrasound.
David Smith, EMEA Business Development Manager for IRISS explains: "By offering a combination of the two inspection methods, we have everything covered. From our own experience, we know this formula significantly improves predictive maintenance efficiency. It gives our customers every confidence that the utmost has been done to ensure their systems won't let them down."
For more information about infrared and ultrasound inspections from IRISS please visit www.iriss.com.