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Industrial Info Resources

September 22, 2011 06:15 ET

NECA-IBEW Contractors Use Thermography to Increase Efficiency, Mitigate Risks, a Feature of "Industry Today" on

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Thermography is a technology that allows contractors to identify potential issues with equipment and electrical components before serious problems occur. This episode of "Industry Today" explores how NECA-IBEW contractors use thermography to help increase efficiencies in buildings and equipment, as well as mitigate risks.

According to Michael Stuart of Fluke Corporation, one of the world's leading manufacturers of electronic test tools and software, "Thermography is essentially the detecting and measuring of heat patterns on equipment so you can determine the health of the equipment." This technology allows contractors to perform noninvasive inspections on equipment and find issues that could lead to potential problems down the road.

Stuart provides demonstrations of thermography on an electrical distribution board and a motorized pump. Stuart notes that high-resistance connections -- connections that are too loose or too tight -- in electrical systems can create heat and rob power from both the source and destination points, and that motors operating above maximum operating temperatures often have their operating lives cut short. Thermography provides a means of preventative maintenance to help avoid these and other problems, not only increasing operational efficiency, but also helping uncover potentially hazardous situations.

To find out more about how NECA-IBEW contractors can use thermography to benefit your building and equipment, visit

The National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA, has provided more than a century of service to the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA's national and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, or IBEW, represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.

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