An infrared mechanical inspection is very important for your equipment! The picture on this page is another thermal image taken as the thermographer completed a specific list of equipment critical to operations. This blower system was identified as a potential problem after verification that both blowers were under similar load. The temperature difference between the 2 bearings was approximately 30° C, enough to raise concern, especially since this bearing was replaced only 3 months prior to this inspection.
The temperatures identified in this thermogram exceeded 150° C, quite a surprise after the 30° rise from the front view. Following his disbelief that a newly installed bearing could fail so quickly, the maintenance supervisor promptly investigated the equipment for himself. ACMT Infrared Services Ltd. now completes mechanical infrared equipment trending inspections of all critical equipment on a quarterly maintenance schedule. This is time well spent in value that far exceeds the additional costs related to a few extra hours of mechanical equipment failure.