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Don’t Forget the Walk Around

Believe it: Visual inspection of plant equipment is one of the most useful tools available. A good set ...

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Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices – Streamlined Maintenance and Reduced Downtime

Electrical equipment requires periodic maintenance to continue to operate as designed, and it is well ...

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Standard Infrared Window Sizing Information

Certifications UL 50V Enclosures for Electrical Equipment UL 50E Impact and Load Standards IEEE C ...

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Why is a Crystal IR Lens not Suitable for Industrial Applications

Some manufacturers of crystal infrared windows claim their products are “Arc Resistant”!! This is ...

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Thermography and Arc Flash

The first rule in any health and safety situation is the elimination of risk, Personal Protection equ ...

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How Can OSHA Fine Companies For Non-Compliance With The Requirements Outlined by NFPA 70E

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) enforces electrical safety regulations in th ...

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Proper Installation of the Infrared Window

Proper installation of the infrared window is critical for the long-term use of the window and for th ...

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The Evolution of the IRISS Infrared Viewing Pane

Original IR windows were produced using Aluminum constructed housings and used Calcium Fluoride, Bari ...

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What Standards and Certifications Apply To Infrared (IR) Viewing Panes?

This question is frequently asked by clients as they begin to research the utility of infrared inspec ...

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What Can I See Through an Infrared Viewing Pane

An infrared window allows you to inspect live energized components and connections inside of an elect ...

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Transmission Measurements & Selective Radiance

Infrared (IR) thermography has never been a simple thing. Emissivity, reflections, and transmission r ...

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Preparing for Infrared Window Installation Hints and Tips

It is important to take the opportunity of standardizing the emissivity of the components within the ...

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Infrared Window Installation Hints and Tips

Once the infrared windows are installed, we will use infrared inspections to inspect the switchgear a ...

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A Practical Field of View Test

Every infrared camera defines its Field of View (FOV) across a horizontal/vertical axis. You have two ...

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How to Calculate The Safe Minimum Thickness of a Viewing Pane Crystal

Fragility increases proportionally to the ratio of the diameter to thickness. If thickness stays the ...

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Use of Infrared Windows Helps Eliminate Risks Associated With Live Inspections

The first rule in any health and safety situation is the elimination of risk and heavy Personal Prote ...

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Don’t Forget to Label Your Infrared Inspections Window

Although you may be the engineer responsible for installing the IR window, you may not be the one usi ...

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Know Your Spatial Resolution

Spatial Resolution is also known as the Instantaneous Field of View (IFOV) or Spot Size. The limitati ...

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Know Your Emissivity

The material emissivity (written as “ε” or “e”) is the relative power of its surface to emit ...

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Can IR Viewing Panes Carry an Arc Rating The answer is NO

No IR Viewing Pane or individual component can ever be Arc Rated or can protect you from an Arc Flash ...

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Infrared Window Material Choices

Manufacturers have used Infrared (IR) windows in motor control centers (MCC) and electric switchgear ...

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How to Choose the Right Type of IR Window for Your Application

The materials available for infrared window optics are diverse and have a wide variety of transmissio ...

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Will the Reinforced Grill Affect Measurement

You are correct when you state that the grill will affect your measurements. In fact, all Infrared Wi ...

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Bridging the Maintenance Gap to Condition-based Maintenance

In the 19th and 20th centuries, industrialization revolutionized the manufacture and maintenance of ...

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Does an IR Camera Work With Your Infrared Windows

Someone comes in to your facility with an infrared (IR) camera to make measurements through an IR win ...

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NFPA 70B Tip

It has long been known that “dependability can be engineered and built into equipment, but effectiv ...

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