The CAP-CT-PDS Series

The Most Versatile & Reliable IR, Ultrasound & Partial Discharge Inspection Window

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Overview

The industrial-grade reinforced CAP-CT-PDS is a revolutionary inspection window. It combines the power of Thermal imaging, Visual, UV, Ultrasound and Partial Discharge inspections. Industrial applications require solutions that meet numerous criteria where safety and performance are of the upmost importance. The exclusive pharmaceutical-grade reinforced polymer system allows any thermography camera to monitor completely undisturbed assets inside energized electrical equipment in the visual, UV and shortwave, midwave and longwave IR spectrums.

Arc Safety Tested

Successfully tested to the IEC 62271-200 standard for arc containment on metal enclosed switchgear assemblies to help protect workers from injury/fatality. The preferred choice for OEMs in UL-listed arc resistant switchgear, our patented window design brings higher levels of both safety and reliability.

Patented Poly-View Optic Design

Our exclusive polymer technology is unaffected by environmental stresses, and enables visual, IR, and UV inspections across the entire Infrared spectrum. This original design is able to resist mechanical stresses and is tested and certified to meet mandatory impact/load requirements beyond the capabilities of crystal-based windows.

UL Listed

Having passed rigorous standards and testing, our inspection windows are UL Listed (E491496). This demonstrates our dedication to continued safety and security in the ever-changing world of electrical power and distribution, as well as the quality of products we offer.

Features

Durable and Rugged

Polymer based IR windows are far more able to resist the mechanical stresses applied to IR window that are fitted to electrical distribution equipment. It was IRISS that first came to market with industrial grade IR windows that could meet the mandatory impact and load testing requirements of UL, CSA, IEEE, IEC, CE testing that could never be passed by any crystal based IR window.

Tested and Certified

IRISS IR windows are the most certified windows in the industry with IEEE (impact & load), UL, cUL, Lloyds, CSA 22.2 14-13 for industrial control equipment. Our marine certifications are Lloyds, DNV and ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) credentials. IRISS IR windows are also arc tested to IEC 62271-200 Arc Flash Spec test 1.1 Second Duration, IEC 60262271-200: 63kA, IEC 60298 Appendix: 63kA, IEEE C37.20.7 Type 2B: 63kA,

Proudly Made in the United States

IRISS manufactures and assembles all products at our global headquarters located in Bradenton, FL.

Unconditional Lifetime Warranty

The IRISS Unconditional lifetime warranty is unique in the IR industry as it not only applies not only to the workmanship of the window housing but also applies to the durability and stability of the optic in the proposed environment. No other manufacturer can offer this because crystal optics will fail over time, and are only able to at best offer a limited lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects

Unparalleled Field of View

Unlike the round infrared windows the large format IRISS CAP series and custom infrared windows have a far superior field of view. The CAP-CT-PDS series has over 6 times the FOV of a 4-inch diameter round window which give the thermographer the ability of infinite viewing angles inside the switchgear. Reducing the number of infrared windows needed typically reduces the cost of the installation and product purchases required by over 50%.

Fixed and Stable Transmission

Polymer based infrared windows are unaffected by the environmental and mechanical stresses that degrade the transmission of crystal-based IR windows which are fragile and hygroscopic (even when coated). The polymer IR window systems will maintain fixed and stable transmission (FAST) for the life of the installation ensuring that the temperature data collected through the IR window is accurate and reliable for the whole life of the installation.

Fast and Easy Installation

Following a few simple instructions, IRISS inspection windows can be quickly installed on switchgear and MCC panel covers, as well as transformers and other electrical equipment. Each window comes with an installation guide, as well as links to installation videos.

Embedded 40KHz Airborne Ultrasonic Transducer

Quickly and Safely perform closed panel airborne Ultrasound inspections of electrical equipment including Switchgear, Switchboards, Panelboards, Transformers, Motor Control Centers and Process Equipment Panels. Through the CAP-CT-PDS’ embedded 40KHz Airborne Ultrasonic Ceramic Transducer with 3.5mm jack socket compatible with IRISS PD and TEV testing devices such as the Sonus XT & Sonus PD to detect early warning signs such as Arcing, Tracking, Corona and Partial Discharge.

Specifications

Model CAP-CT-PDS-4 CAP-CT-PDS-6 CAP-CT-PDS-12 CAP-CT-PDS-18 CAP-CT-PDS-24
General Specifications
Overall Height 15.24 cm (6 in) 21.8 cm (8.6 in) 20.6 cm (8.1 in) 21.8 cm (8.6 in) 21.8 cm (8.6 in)
Overall Width 15.24 cm (6 in) 16 cm (6.3 in) 30.5 cm (12.0 in) 45.7 cm (18 in) 61 cm (24.0 in)
IP/ NEMA Environment Rating IP65 / NEMA 4
Operating Temperature -40°C (-40°F) to 273°C (523°F)
Body Material Powder Coated 5052 Aluminum
Gasket Material UL 94 5VA TPE; -40°C (-40°F) to 273°C (523°F)
Hardware Material 316 Stainless Steel
Voltage Range Any
Automatically Grounded Yes
Optic Specifications
Viewing Aperture Height 9.77 cm (3.85 in) 15 cm (5.9 in) 12.7 cm (5.0 in) 14 cm (5.5 in) 15 cm (5.9 in)
Viewing Aperture Width 9.68 cm (3.81 in) 9.1 cm (3.6 in) 23.6 cm (9.3 in) 39 cm (15.4 in) 53 cm (20.9 in)
Optic Material Poly-View™ UL 746 compliant, visual, UV and IR transmissive polymer; -40°C (-40°F) to 325°C (617°F)
Optic Reinforcing Grill Material Aluminum Reinforcing Grill (IP22/ IP2x Standard)
Ultrasonic Receiver Specifications
Center Frequency 40.0± 1.0KHz
Bandwidth (-6dB) 2.5KHz
Capacitance at 1KHz ±20% 2400 pF
Max. Driving Voltage (cont.) 20 Vrms
Total Beam Angle -6dB 50° typical
Receiver Housing Material Aluminum
Inspection Capabilities and Applications
Midwave IR and Longwave IR; Ultraviolet (UV); Ultrasound; Visual Inspection; Medium/High Voltage Applications
Certifications
UL Listed (E491496)
Certified by UL (USA) & cUL (Canada) to the following standards: 50V, 50E, 756C: Impact and Flammability, 746C & 746A-2012, 1558: Impact and Load
Resistance, 508A: ANSI 508A
CSA C22.2 No. 14-13, C22.2 No. 14-10, C22.2 No. 94-M91, C22.2 No.94.1-07, C22.2 No. 94.2-07
Lloyds of London Type Approval
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
DNV (Det Norske Veritas) P261.1E Maritime, Vessel and Offshore Applications
IEEE C37 20.7 Type 2B, C37 20.2.a.3.6: Impact and Load
IEC 62271-200, 60262271-200,60298 Appendix A, 60068-2-6:2007, 60068-2-3, 60068-2-78:2012
Other
Warranty Unconditional Lifetime Warranty
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