Some say that Infrared Scanning (or Thermographic Scanning) is the single most powerful technology tool in an electrician’s arsenal in the electrical industry. It can detect hot spots or abnormal eating patterns that can lead to costly energy losses.
Alpha Energy Solutions’ electrical department, led by foreman Jim Jones, uses Infrared to prevent defects that can lead to equipment failure, personal injury, or unscheduled power outages.
From Wikipedia: Thermal imaging cameras detect radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum (roughly 9,000-14,000 nanometers) and produce images of that radiation, called thermograms.”
More simply, those trained in the use of infrared-detecting cameras locate potential problems by pointing the device at current-carrying equipment and figure out if there’s a problem. Whether it’s a simple loose connection or something more serious, Alpha Energy’s service will save customers money and energy and not pinpoint safety issues.
But infrared technology isn’t the only advanced equipment. Alpha’s electrical division is using to help customers operate efficiently. A Preventative Maintenance program may include testing of Switchgear, Circuit Breakers, and Transformers.
A PM program includes Power Quality Analysis using Harmonic analysis, plus a review and evaluation of disturbances. Of course, Alpha recommends corrective actions.
Taking things a step further, Alpha can review utility bills, perform benchmarking studies and energy audits to assure customers of getting the best value for their energy spending.