H.VIR Comet(R) Infrared Window From Square D Allows for Safe Inspection Without Downtime
Infrared Scanning Can Identify Maintenance Problems Before They Occur
PALATINE, Ill., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- New infrared windows can be installed in electrical equipment to help locate faulty components before they cause costly downtime problems. With the H.VIR COMET(R) Infrared Inspection Window from Square D, electrical inspections can be performed at any time without the typical shutdowns or the danger of electric shock. "Abnormal heat produced by electrical systems may indicate potential electrical problems from a variety of causes," said Joy Sonn, product marketing manager at Square D. "Our unaided eyes can only see the discoloration of components - but infrared testing can detect heat build-up to quickly identify problem areas." The H.VIR Comet Infrared Window is a patented transparent window that enables permanent visible access for a safe and simple inspection of electrical components without interrupting production. When potential problem areas are identified through the infrared inspections, engineers can take corrective action before costly maintenance is required. The complete unit is permanently fitted to the electrical equipment, such as medium and low voltage switchboards, transformers and generator control panels, to allow immediate and permanent access for infrared inspections. The window lets maintenance engineers record the internal temperatures of equipment while it is energized, without exposure to the live components. Specially developed for infrared inspections, the window is made of a glass- like material that transmits infrared rays, which are registered by a thermographic camera. It allows wavelength transmissions for all infrared cameras including Agema, Amber, FLIR, Inframetrics, LAND, Mitsubishi, I.S.I. and others. Various viewing area diameters are available up to 4 inches and in short wave or long wave lengths. The window, which is ideal for retrofits and upgrades of existing electrical equipment, is a UL approved component. For large and/or complex electrical line-ups, Power System Engineers from Square D can help determine the optimum configuration and provide installation drawings, which can then be installed by Square D Services' nationwide network of technicians. Infrared Inspection Services are also available. "We recommend infrared scanning in conjunction with a standard periodic maintenance and testing program to improve equipment reliability," Sonn said. "Regular infrared inspections may even qualify some sites for reduced insurance premiums." For more information about the H.VIR COMET Infrared Window or the complete line of products and services from Square D, contact Square D at 1-800-392- 8781. Or, visit the Square D web site at www.SquareD.com. SQUARE D is a market-leading brand of electrical distribution, industrial control and automation products, systems and services, and is the flagship brand in the U.S. for the North American Division of Schneider Electric. SQUARE D products are found in all types of residential, commercial and industrial construction, in a wide range of manufacturing and processing facilities, and in or on the products of other manufacturers. Schneider Electric, headquartered in Paris, France, is a global electrical industry leader with 2000 sales of approximately $9.7 billion. This release is submitted for consideration in both print and Web publications. Contact: Bradford Muller of pricemcnabb, +1-704-916-6164, or fax, +1-704-916-6076, or BMuller@pricemcnabb.com, for Schneider Electric MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X35558856
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