The electrical systems at your industrial plant or business require ongoing maintenance and inspections to ensure their safe and efficient operation. Over time, electrical connections can loosen, resulting in a non-continuous path for the electricity to follow, which eventually causes arcing, breakdown and fire.
According to the Electrical Power Research Institute, the number one cause of building fires is some type of electrical failure—such as improper connections or voltage, loose parts, overloading or inadequate cooling.
Oak Electric now offers thermography testing services for our commercial electrical customers. As experts in all things electrical, we understand the basic principle that nearly everything gets hot before it fails. Thermography testing, also known as infrared (IR) testing, is one of the most effective tools available to detect overloads, poor connections, faulty contacts, and other “hot spots” in an electrical system, any of which could result in a fire.
Thermography testing detects approximately 75 percent of the root causes of potential electrical failures. In fact, it has become standard practice for many insurance companies to require thermography testing before writing coverage for many types of buildings. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that commercial and industrial buildings conduct at least one IR survey annually.
Oak Electric can perform thermography testing of your electrical system during normal operating conditions.
Call us today at 800-964-7070 to schedule your test and learn more about why infrared electrical testing should be part of your commercial maintenance and safety program.
Oak Electric Service is one of southeast Michigan’s leading electrical contractors. We are standing by to answer all of your residential and commercial electrical questions. We will always personally answer your phone call – you will never reach an answering service! Be sure to ask about our “Free Electrical Safety Inspection.” We invite you to visit our website at www.oakelectric.com to learn more about us.