|Class||Property Plant & Equipment|
|Also known as||Thermography Report|
AS 2467- 2008 Maintenance of Electrical switchgear
AS/NZS 3439.1:2002 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies Type-tested and partially type-tested assemblies
|How often does it need to be renewed||
|Where Applicable||New Zealand|
- Thermal Imaging (Infrared Scanning) USeful article from Vertical Asset Management
Description and why do we need it
This report provides a heat map of an electrical switchboard and when analysed by a trained thermographer, can point to potential problems. In Australia, Thermographers should be accredited to Australian Standard AS3998
Regular thermal imaging can detect potentially serious faults in electrical and mechanical equipment before they develop.
From the Vertical Asset Management article
Thermal Imaging on a new build is often a good idea to identify and rectify issues from the beginning. After the first year, and dependant on the industry and environment it could be reasonable to reduce the frequency to 3 yearly until the building hits 9 -10 years. After 9 years at least annual inspections would be recommended.
Most Insurance Companies not only recommend annual Thermal Imaging of electrical switchboards but some offer incentives to encourage such inspections.
Ask your insurance company about any incentives.!