Thermal imaging used to identify and record thermal electrical problems.
Having an image in infrared for all major components in our electrical installation will let us identify any thermal electrical problems may occur based on a poor dimensioning and/or poor integration of electrical equipment or simply because of a defective montage. This kind of tools are handy during any of the commissioning phase and they offer a direct way to spot defects in an underperforming installation. Any of the infrared thermometer will let us know the instant thermal values for a specific equipment and in this way it will help us spot if that particular component is working in offset of a given range. For more complex analyse and forensic investigative procedures, in the same time to visually document the problems, a more complex infrared thermal imager will act spot on giving the precise location of the thermal problem we encounter and in this way we will be able to determine if it is either the installer or the equipment malfunction . Depending of the size of solar power equipment installed, some of the major points encompass by the BOS (Balance-of-System) have to be checked and documented either during start up commissioning phase or any time after we implement mods and retrofits to that particular installation. Those components we refer at are solar modules, connector boxes, disconnects, critical load panels and fusses, inverter connections and home runs for the major junction points.