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INFRA RED THERMOFRAPHY REPORT

by ISMAIL BIN YUSOF

SUMMARY OF THE REPORT
The pages of the report are formatted to document “exceptions” (abnormally warm and cool components) observed during the survey. Each page documents are exception. The Thermograph is the “Heat Picture” that shows the problem. Accompanying this is a photograph of the same then with an arrow or circle to identify the “HOT SPOT’. The text of the pages identifies the date, area, place of equipment and the problem. The “priority” of each problem is given based on the temperature rise of the hot spot areas above reference, which is usually a similar component under the same conditions. This can be useful in determining the immediacy of the needed repair. The table below is used as a GUIDE for priority. Considerations such as safety, criticality of the equipment and availability of spares must also be taken into consideration by maintenance personnel when determining priority. Priority Alert Alarm Danger Delta Temperature of C 0 to 20 21 to 40 Above 40 Comments A problem exists, schedule action as convenient Schedule action soon Schedule action immediately

At the bottom of this page is a recommendation action area to suggest the correction action should be taken. However the actual repair procedure will be the decision of the owners and maintenance personnel of the equipment. This should be based on what is found once the problem investigated. REMEMBER the thermography is a tool to detect the problem area in advance so that the maintenance personnel can project schedule maintenance before it breakdown. This what people say Predictive Maintenance or Condition Based Maintenance program. The last of the report is an equipment list, which the equipment was inspected, whatever any problems were found and on which page a problem is documented if applicable. This

is useful in knowing what was checked. It also senses as a checklist for the next survey, thus maximizing the use of time on future inspection.. Along the right of the thermography is a scale showing the temperature range and the corresponding color. The hottest will be white and the cool will be blue. The area of concern is usually outlined with a rectangle, round or ellipse. A label containing the maximum temperature within the outline identifies the temperature of interest. Cursor points or another outline is used to indicate temperatures at the reference points. Sometime the isotherming function will be used to identify the warmest area of interest. This will be the color are filling in a space on the thermograph, which temperature of the color area appearing on the scale at the right of the image.