Processing plants and manufacturing facilities are realizing the failure of a critical electrical asset in a production line can add thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost productivity and wasted materials, even if the disturbance results in just a few minutes of downtime. Predictive and preventive maintenance tools are essential to monitor the condition of assets in real time to prevent such loss. Electrical safety compliance is equally critical. Many industry sub-segments are also characterized by temperature extremes, high humidity, continuous vibration and high duty cycles. The IRISS family of Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices (EMSDs) includes the industrial-grade infrared (IR) windows that are capable of meeting OSHA’s and NFPA’s standards for arc flash safety. All IRISS IR windows are compatible with all brands of thermal imaging cameras commonly used in processing plants and manufacturing facilities to identify faults.
With forging, stamping, forming and machining operations, the Metals manufacturing sector is characterized by harsh environmental conditions that IRISS EMSD product were specifically developed to withstand.
Electrical equipment outages in plastics manufacturing can be both costly in terms of production loss but also to clean up. It can take hours to restart a plastics line after a power glitch.
Even a brief power outage in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment could result in huge amounts of product and raw material, for safety reasons, having to be discarded. Reliability of the electrical infrastructure in pharmaceutical manufacturing is critical.
IRISS EMSD products have been extensively deployed in food and beverage manufacturing environments. End users in this segment have been able to overhaul their thinking in how to perform condition based maintenance by using EMSD and Critical Asset Surveillance Technologies.
A paper mill in Georgia had run a very successful infrared inspection program for a number of years via a local contract thermographers working with the mill's in-house electricians. Although the program had a good track record, senior management was concerned about the potential impact that NFPA 70E requirements, and how best to comply with them. The plant commissioned IRISS, Inc. to complete a cost benefit analysis and present its recommendations.Learn More