Infrared scanning or ‘thermographic scanning’, is used throughout the engineering industry as a key diagnostic tool for finding problems, such as ‘hot spots’ in solar installations, or leaks in other structures. Thermographic imaging is a useful method of inspecting various alternative energy projects and structures; it is a non-destructive, non-contact method of detecting and documenting defects. All Exactus Energy drones are equipped with high-resolution thermographic cameras, which provide our team with the flexibility to inspect and monitor even the most inaccessible structures for potential defects.
Solar installations must be actively monitored for potential issues, otherwise these minor issues can transform into increasingly costly breakdowns. Thermal imagery represents the most convenient manner of detecting issues with solar panels, which most often manifest as ‘hot spots. However, solar installations can be large, spread apart, and/or not easily accessible to photographers which makes manual inspection methods costly and time consuming. Exactus Energy provides a solution to this problem, by pairing high-resolution thermographic cameras with state-of-the-art drone technology. This allows our team to monitor and analyze even the largest solar installation for issues in a fraction of the time, and for a fraction of the cost of conventional methods.
Thermographic imaging has numerous applications beyond solar. Our highly experienced team is capable of conducting ad-hoc imaging assignment regardless of the nature of the project. Canada is notorious for its harsh climate, and therefore our rooftops and structures are more susceptible to damage and leaks than those in more mild climates. As a result, it is becoming increasingly important to routinely analyze these structures for leaks. Thermographic imaging provides a cost-effective method of scanning and detecting the exact leak points in a structure, by capturing and highlighting the accumulate moisture which is indicative of a leak point. Using this information, our clients are able to conduct a spot repair on the exact leak point, saving them substantial time and money by avoiding the need to replace the entire roof.
Have another use for Exactus Energy’s thermographic imaging services? We can help. Some past clients have utilized our thermal imaging service to scan complex electrical systems, in order to detect abnormally hot electrical connections or components. Other past clients have utilized these services to analyze their various mechanical systems, scanning for areas of abnormally high heat created by excessive friction. Contact us today if you wish to learn more about how Exactus Energy can help save you time and money with our thermographic imaging services.