The thermography technique in predictive maintenance uses technology to analyze the temperature of equipment, making it automatic and without interference in production.
In this article, you will understand how temperature measurement sensors identify equipment problems and check the benefits of using thermography to identify potential failures. Enjoy your reading!
How is the detection of anomalies done with the measurement of equipment temperature?
Thermography is a technology that identifies possible problems in equipment using infrared sensors and cameras. The resource allows the temperature of the machinery to be analyzed and makes it possible to correct it before it becomes defective.
The anomalies are detected the moment the instrument recognizes minimal temperature changes.
In this process, contact or non-contact meters are used. In the first case, the resources must contact the system to identify the changes. On the other hand, non-contact meters evaluate using infrared radiation, which finds differences and sends alerts.
We can do this analysis on moving objects or even at high temperatures. Thus, non-contact thermographic measurement is essential for predictive maintenance since it can be done without interrupting production.
Applications of thermography in predictive monitoring
The use of thermography in predictive maintenance can have the following applications:
- Rotating equipment: thermography ensures that equipment does not heat up while running, decreasing failures and contributing to thermal balance.
- Electrical installations: temperature measurement detects failures, such as corroded and oxidized connections.
- Electric machines: generators, motors, and transformers must be carefully evaluated to prevent problems and keep up with aging.
Benefits of using thermography in predictive maintenance
Thermographic analysis in predictive maintenance is essential to ensure good industrial equipment maintenance. In order to be successful in anticipating failures, companies need this kind of technology.
Check out the main advantages of having this resource in your manufacturing plant.
Reduced Maintenance Expenses
Component failures during operation can lead to unexpected costs for organizations. In this sense, thermography checks the progress of components in the process to see if there is a risk of overheating.
In addition, by reducing the expenses for equipment maintenance, thermographic analysis also improves the financial predictability of your business.
Increase in machines’ useful life-cycle.
The use of temperature sensors can increase the useful life of industrial plant equipment. With the reduction in the record of failures and accidents, the machinery must perform well for longer.
In this way, they also reduce the costs of acquiring new parts. Your company can have better stability and direct the financial budget towards investments that can guarantee the best positioning of your business in the market.
Thermography in predictive maintenance allows the efficient progress of the production flow without the breakage of components. As a result, the technology improves the productivity of the manufacturing plant.
Count on Semeq to prevent failures.
Semeq has a vibration and thermography sensor that identifies abnormal movements and unusual temperatures. In addition, we have the expertise of being one of the leading companies in predictive monitoring, being a reference in the market.
See below other points that make Semeq the main partner of companies.
Reference in the market for almost 30 years
Since 1994, Semeq has been providing technology and innovating in the market. The company was founded in the city of Limeira, in São Paulo, and today it operates in 40 countries. In all, around 500 industrial plants are monitored monthly.
A team committed to results
Our team has 300 employees to provide accurate results for your business. They are engineers, technicians, analysts, and data scientists who strive to increase the efficiency of your industrial plant and transform monitoring into financial results.
Complete line for predictive maintenance
Semeq has a wide range of systems for predictive maintenance monitoring, skilled labor, and technical support. Thus, you invest in the best performance of your production line.
Semeq inspects your machines automatically and uninterruptedly using its Intelligent Sensors. The data is collected with wireless technology, sending details about the equipment’s performance to a database.
The information collected by the sensors indicates vibration, temperature, pressure, or abnormal consumption of the equipment. Thus, you get the data through a platform accessible on different devices and can issue an action plan to get the machinery working at maximum performance again.
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