Maintenance Tips & Tricks – 1999 – #10

By Plant Engineering Staff September 1, 1999

Detect hot spots

Problem : IR thermoscans help to spot developing electrical problems, but what if an unseen trouble spot develops between thermography sessions?

Solution: Install inexpensive self adhesive temperature indicating strips on the fronts of dead-front electrical disconnects that are much used or heavily loaded. Potential problems can be spotted at a glance.

Contributor : Wayne A. Madsen, Terry Farms Inc., Princeton, IL; 815-875-4436

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