Thermal Imaging

 

What is thermal imaging used for?

Thermal imaging is a method of improving visibility of objects in a dark environment by detecting the objects’ infrared radiation and creating an image based on that information. Thermal imaging, near-infrared illumination, low-light imaging and are the three most commonly used night vision technologies.

ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND TESTING
WHY DO I NEED TO CARRY OUT ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS – THERMAL IMAGING?

The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989 requests a “duty of care” on landlords and employers to maintain electrical systems to prevent danger. Thermal imaging is a widely used method as it can identify problems that the naked eye cant and it is non-invasive or intrusive. Thermal imaging can detect potential problems within the electrical distribution system without the need to isolate circuits. Images can be taken of key components captured in a thermal image and a digital image. Thermal imaging gives you the ability to carry out live testing whilst meting your obligations under legislation.

Thermal Imaging

By detecting anomalies often invisible to the naked eye, thermography allows corrective action to be taken before costly system failures occur. Thermal Imaging or Thermography is the process of using a special camera designed to look only for heat by way of infra red (IR) energy waves. Potential problems can often be found due to excess heat being released by an electrical system, even those which would normally produce some heat when performing at their optimum level.

If undetected these problems can lead to failure and can result in expensive production loss or downtime and, in the most extreme case, can lead to fire. A regular programme of thermal imaging as part of routine maintenance can highlight potential problems long before any event. As a result any required repairs can be planned for in terms of both time and budget. In short, it is an invaluable resource for predictive maintenance. Thermography has applications in many different areas which are listed below.

Thermography can detect the following in electrical systems:

  • Loose connections
  • Overloads
  • Phase imbalances
  • Corrosion
  • High resistance in fuses and switchgear

Thermography can detect the following in mechanical systems:

  • Motor overload
  • Worn Bearings
  • Boiler seal leakage
  • Insulation breakdown
  • Hydraulic, steam and hot water systems
  • Tank levels and insulation
  • Valves
  • Turbines

 

WHO SHOULD DO THE WORK?
This type of work must be carried out by a qualified and experienced test Engineer. All of our Engineers are fully qualified electricians who have experience of test and inspection, and hold Level 2 thermography certifications. Remember to ask contractors to provide evidence of qualifications before undergoing any works.

ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial
• Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.
For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com for more advice

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Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Cannock

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Why Do I need fixed wire testing?
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What does the law say about fixed wire testing?

The law is quite straight forward when it comes to fixed wire testing, as it follows the same laws at PAT testing. To remind you, these are:

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
How often should fixed wire testing be completed?

There is no set time when you should conduct fixed wire testing, as it is dependent on a number of things. Such as your installation type, or where your business is based. Also consider how much you use your installation and the way you use it. The environment of your installation is also important, and the condition it is maintained in. Always remember to conduct testing if you move into new commercial premises.

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ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial
• Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.
For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com for more advice

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Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing West Bromwich

ETM’s highly skilled engineers will ensure that you are not only compliant with British standards, but that you receive quality work too. That brings minimal disruption to your business. Work with the experts so you don’t have to worry.

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Why Do I need fixed wire testing?
Book your fixed wire testing, or get a quote
What does the law say about fixed wire testing?

The law is quite straight forward when it comes to fixed wire testing, as it follows the same laws at PAT testing. To remind you, these are:

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
How often should fixed wire testing be completed?

There is no set time when you should conduct fixed wire testing, as it is dependent on a number of things. Such as your installation type, or where your business is based. Also consider how much you use your installation and the way you use it. The environment of your installation is also important, and the condition it is maintained in. Always remember to conduct testing if you move into new commercial premises.

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Ensure you are compliant with health and safety laws, and book your Fixed Wire Testing West Bromwich

ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial
• Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.
For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com for more advice

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Telford

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Telford

ETM’s highly skilled engineers will ensure that you are not only compliant with British standards, but that you receive quality work too. That brings minimal disruption to your business. Work with the experts so you don’t have to worry.

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Why Do I need fixed wire testing?
Book your fixed wire testing, or get a quote
What does the law say about fixed wire testing?

The law is quite straight forward when it comes to fixed wire testing, as it follows the same laws at PAT testing. To remind you, these are:

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
How often should fixed wire testing be completed?

There is no set time when you should conduct fixed wire testing, as it is dependent on a number of things. Such as your installation type, or where your business is based. Also consider how much you use your installation and the way you use it. The environment of your installation is also important, and the condition it is maintained in. Always remember to conduct testing if you move into new commercial premises.

For more
Information
Contact us on 0800 066 3227 or to download our brochure
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Ensure you are compliant with health and safety laws, and book your Fixed Wire Testing Telford

ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial
• Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.
For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com for more advice

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Stafford

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Stafford

ETM’s highly skilled engineers will ensure that you are not only compliant with British standards, but that you receive quality work too. That brings minimal disruption to your business. Work with the experts so you don’t have to worry.

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Why Do I need fixed wire testing?
Book your fixed wire testing, or get a quote
What does the law say about fixed wire testing?

The law is quite straight forward when it comes to fixed wire testing, as it follows the same laws at PAT testing. To remind you, these are:

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
How often should fixed wire testing be completed?

There is no set time when you should conduct fixed wire testing, as it is dependent on a number of things. Such as your installation type, or where your business is based. Also consider how much you use your installation and the way you use it. The environment of your installation is also important, and the condition it is maintained in. Always remember to conduct testing if you move into new commercial premises.

For more
Information
Contact us on 0800 066 3227 or to download our brochure
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Ensure you are compliant with health and safety laws, and book your Fixed Wire Testing Stafford

ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial
• Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.
For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com for more advice

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Nottingham

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Nottingham

ETM’s highly skilled engineers will ensure that you are not only compliant with British standards, but that you receive quality work too. That brings minimal disruption to your business. Work with the experts so you don’t have to worry.

Fixed Wire Testing Nottingham

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Experts in the industry
State of the art equipment
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Why Do I need fixed wire testing?
Book your fixed wire testing, or get a quote
What does the law say about fixed wire testing?

The law is quite straight forward when it comes to fixed wire testing, as it follows the same laws at PAT testing. To remind you, these are:

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
How often should fixed wire testing be completed?

There is no set time when you should conduct fixed wire testing, as it is dependent on a number of things. Such as your installation type, or where your business is based. Also consider how much you use your installation and the way you use it. The environment of your installation is also important, and the condition it is maintained in. Always remember to conduct testing if you move into new commercial premises.

For more
Information
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Ensure you are compliant with health and safety laws, and book your Fixed Wire Testing Nottingham

ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial
• Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.
For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com for more advice

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Derby

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Derby

ETM’s highly skilled engineers will ensure that you are not only compliant with British standards, but that you receive quality work too. That brings minimal disruption to your business. Work with the experts so you don’t have to worry.

Fixed Wire Testing Derby

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Why Do I need fixed wire testing?
Book your fixed wire testing, or get a quote
What does the law say about fixed wire testing?

The law is quite straight forward when it comes to fixed wire testing, as it follows the same laws at PAT testing. To remind you, these are:

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
How often should fixed wire testing be completed?

There is no set time when you should conduct fixed wire testing, as it is dependent on a number of things. Such as your installation type, or where your business is based. Also consider how much you use your installation and the way you use it. The environment of your installation is also important, and the condition it is maintained in. Always remember to conduct testing if you move into new commercial premises.

For more
Information
Contact us on 0800 066 3227 or to download our brochure
Click Here
Ensure you are compliant with health and safety laws, and book your Fixed Wire Testing Derby

ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial
• Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.
For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com for more advice

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Birmingham

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Birmingham

ETM’s highly skilled engineers will ensure that you are not only compliant with British standards, but that you receive quality work too. That brings minimal disruption to your business. Work with the experts so you don’t have to worry.

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Birmingham

 

We Guarantee:

Local Birmingham Engineers
Experts in the industry
State of the art equipment
Easy online reporting

For more information Contact us or call (0800) 066 3227

Why Do I need fixed wire testing?
Book your fixed wire testing, or get a quote
What does the law say about fixed wire testing?

The law is quite straight forward when it comes to fixed wire testing, as it follows the same laws at PAT testing. To remind you, these are:

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

How often should fixed wire testing be completed?

There is no set time when you should conduct fixed wire testing, as it is dependent on a number of things. Such as your installation type, or where your business is based. Also consider how much you use your installation and the way you use it. The environment of your installation is also important, and the condition it is maintained in. Always remember to conduct testing if you move into new commercial premises.

For more
Information
Contact us on 0800 066 3227 or to download our brochure

Ensure you are compliant with health and safety laws, and book your Fixed Wire Testing Birmingham

ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial
• Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.
For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com for more advice

What’s the difference between fixed wire tests and PAT Testing?

What’s the difference between fixed wire tests and PAT Testing?

PAT and fixed wire testing are often viewed as the same service, when in fact they are hugely different. Each test requires various, diverse skills and equipment to complete. Read on to help better understand the differences between PAT and fixed wire testing.

What do each of the tests cover?

Fixed wire testing covers the safety inspection and testing of electrical systems within a building. This is a legal requirement for any business or organisation and must be completed by a qualified professional.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) covers the testing of individual electrical appliances within a building, commonly tested items include kettles, toasters, printers, PC’s and monitors. These tests can be carried out by a competent and suitably trained responsible person or by a qualified PAT engineer.

How does your organisation pass each of these tests?

For fixed wire tests, your organisation will need to pass a certain amount of requirements, and take note and action any recommended deviations concerning flagged electrical issues that are currently safe but likely to deteriorate over time. The flagged deviations are coded in severity ranging from C1 ‘Danger Present’ to C3 ‘Improvement Recommended’, these are reviewed regularly and in line with the standards and guidance all electrical engineers should work to.
At this point, the tester can also recommend when the next test should be done, dependent on how many ‘red flags’ are brought up.
On the other hand, PAT Testing your equipment will simply receive a ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ and tests differ slightly dependent on the piece of equipment. In more extreme cases, the appliance may be removed from the premises in the event of it failing. Reasons an appliance can fail include;
The equipment not being properly set up.
The age of the electrical equipment.
Damaged equipment unsuitable for continued service.
Are Fixed Wire and PAT Tests required for all organisations?
All business owners and landlords should ensure that fixed wire tests are completed by a suitably qualified engineer; or in the case of PAT a suitably qualified or competent person. This is a requirement of The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

How long do the certifications last?

Although there are no legal requirements defining how often you should get your PAT Testing certificate renewed, we would highly recommend that you get your portable equipment tested a minimum of every 2 years to ensure it’s compliant and safe for use. For more high risk items, such as appliances that are exposed to harsh weather conditions, or continued regular use a professional PAT Testing company will recommend more regular tests.
Fixed wire tests are slightly different and legally requires you to get tests done every 5 years in commercial premises, however in some circumstances we would recommend you have a re-test sooner than this. This period between tests will vary dependent on the type of premises.

What is the price difference of the 2 tests?

This is completely dependent on the job at hand and will be calculated on survey or assessment. PAT Tests usually need to be done more often but are shorter jobs to complete, whereas fixed wire testing can take our engineers longer due to the complexity of the process. ETM Electrical Test Midlands can provide you with a no obligation quote and assessment of your requirements to ensure that we complete the job with as little disruption as possible. ETM Electrical Test Midlands commit to providing excellent quality of service at great value, and with a 96% customer satisfaction we really re getting there!

Can etm complete both PAT and fixed wire testing?

Yes! Our certified engineers are qualified to complete both of these tests and we are dedicated to bringing you quality, efficient service every time. Our team of fully qualified engineers are located across the UK. The team can also provide Emergency Light Testing, Fire Alarm Testing, Fire Extinguisher Servicing and we have highly skilled engineers who can repair faulty electrical

ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial
• Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.
For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com for more advice

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Wolverhampton

Electrical Test Midlands Fixed Wire Testing Wolverhampton

ETM’s highly skilled engineers will ensure that you are not only compliant with British standards, but that you receive quality work too. That brings minimal disruption to your business. Work with the experts so you don’t have to worry.

Fixed Wire Testing Wolverhampton

Simply fill out the form to get a quote

We Guarantee:

  • Local Wolverhampton Engineers
  • Experts in the industry
  • State of the art equipment
  • Easy online reporting

For more information Contact us or call (0800) 066 3227

Why Do I need fixed wire testing?

Book your fixed wire testing, or get a quote

What does the law say about fixed wire testing?

The law is quite straight forward when it comes to fixed wire testing, as it follows the same laws at PAT testing. To remind you, these are:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

How often should fixed wire testing be completed?

There is no set time when you should conduct fixed wire testing, as it is dependent on a number of things. Such as your installation type, or where your business is based. Also consider how much you use your installation and the way you use it. The environment of your installation is also important, and the condition it is maintained in. Always remember to conduct testing if you move into new commercial premises.

For more
Information

Contact us on 0800 066 3227 or to download our brochure

Ensure you are compliant with health and safety laws, and book your Fixed Wire Testing Wolverhampton

ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial
• Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.
For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com for more advice