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Thermographic Surveys

What is a Thermographic Survey?

Thermographic Surveys are carried out by qualified engineers and are essential to the maintenance of fabric and electrical installations. These surveys are required to ensure that systems are working with no problems.

They are used to detect any abnormalities, such as very high temperature as this will show that there is a serious problem within an electrical or building fabric installation. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that buildings have them, as there can be very serious consequences.

There are multiple reasons to explain why temperatures could be increased, such as faulty equipment, overloaded sockets, or simply due to fatigue

Floor plans, elevations and sections can be produced incorporating all elements of a building both internally and externally.

Building Fabric Thermographic Surveys

In the case of building fabric surveys, NIFES conducts an investigation of external and provides a comprehensive report. This process includes:

  • Panoramic thermal and visual images of the building.
  • Images supported by commentary and analysis.
  • Infrared thermographic survey completed at night or early hours, to limit the effects of solar gain.
  • Carried out by thermographers that are PCN certified by the British Insitute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)
  • All surveys are provided in electronic form, in addition to a colour bound hard copy.

Electrical Thermographic Surveys

NIFES provide a thorough electrical thermographic survey report which breaks down and provides a detailed analysis. In these reports, the following is involved or included:

  • All surveys are carried out by surveyors certified to PCN Level 2.
  • All of our inspectors have excellent electrical qualifications and backgrounds that enable them to understand the most complex electrical installations.
  • The report covers in detail all of the electrical equipment that has been inspected.
  • In the report, any defects or findings are described in comprehensive detail.

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