Infrared Thermometers are also known as non-contact
Over the years infrared thermometers have taken over all traditional temperature gauging instruments for features like lightweight, ruggedness, and ease of use. They are indeed today the best tools for diagnosing, and predicting problems in electrical systems. They are today widely used in equipment maintenance inspection and operation as well as they can measure the surface temperature of an object from a safe distance.
Among the various electrical application areas where they are used are in connectors to check for loosening etc. that happen due to excessive heat generation as a result of repeated heating, due to dirt deposition or because of corrosion. Infrared thermometers detect excess temperature and let the user know when there is generation of heat. They are also used in the maintenance of electric motors, as retaining a uniform temperature for motors, power connections and circuit breakers are very important for that.
Infrared thermometers are vital for detecting hot spots and plan repairs in order to prevent equipment failure in motor bearings. You can also extend the longevity of motor winding insulation by maintaining its required temperature through the use of these non contact thermometers. For detecting the windings of air-cooled units for hotspots in transformers that indicate winding flaws the infrared thermometer is indeed better than all other options.
Again for availing uninterrupted power supplies, infrared thermometers are the best. This is because with this you can identify the hot localized connections in the UPS output filters. It is to be mentioned here that a cold spot may indicate an open DC filter circuit.
Use infrared thermometers to solve all your electrical problems cost effectively and with the highest accuracy possible.