The Benefits of Using Thermography and Thermal Imaging

Benefits of using Thermal Imaging

  • One can conduct inspections more efficiently
  • One can improve equipment maintenance and pinpoint problems quickly
  • Increase panel and system reliability
  • Less costly to maintain vacant spaces, landlord covered utilities and general property power needs.
  • Reduces environmental impact

Many common electrical and mechanical problems begin as an increase in temperature.  A thermal imager lets you easily detect them, without interruption to building or tenant operations.   By locating problems prior to failure, unscheduled outages and unplanned downtime is greatly reduced.

Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging Cameras

Thermal imaging cameras detect radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum and produce images of that radiation, called thermograms.   The product B&G Electrical Contracting uses is from Fluke.


Thermal Imagers are most commonly used for inspecting the integrity of electrical systems because the test procedures are non-contact and can be performed quickly.  Electrical Thermography and Thermodynamics is qualitative which means it compares values to known conditions.  It is a very straightforward approach to discerning three phase systems, typical in all commercial properties, due to easily understood thermal signatures.    Our trained electrical technicians can inspect panel and power protection as preventive maintenance for any application in office, flex and retail properties. Our technicians will be able to see thermal signatures that indicate heat leaks in faulty thermal insulation and windows, and can use the results to improve the efficiency of heating and air-conditioning units as well.

Utility and Cost Savings

Utilities worldwide use infrared cameras to locate problems or to detect hot spots and other problems before they turn into costly failures and production downtime or dangerous electrical fires.   Poor or inadequate insulation, moisture, building envelope leaks, and substandard work are costly to residential and commercial building owners.   Electrical panel malfunctions and areas of high resistance can be both troublesome and destructive.   An infrared camera can help you quickly see where energy efficiency can be improved with utility cost savings as a direct result.

B&G Electrical Contracting offers this service to both commercial and residential clients and can provide piece of mind in an area most home and property owners don’t necessarily realize.