Infrared temperature sensors suit predictive maintenance and safety-critical tasks

Paul Boughton

However, key electrical switchgear has traditionally proved very difficult to monitor, being inaccessible within metal enclosures.
Exertherm is a novel system from QHi-Systems that is based on patented small, low-cost, plastic-bodied, non-contact, infrared sensors, which require no external power source – so allowing the sensor to be placed inside the enclosure to continuously monitor any component, irrespective of its location.
Though originally designed to monitor electrical switchgear, virtually all key plant (anything which increases or decreases in heat as a symptom of fault or malfunction), can also be continually monitored.

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