Electrical Inspections with Infrared
A small electrical problem can quickly turn into a system-wide shutdown. Until your team finds and replaces the faulty equipment, production comes to a halt. Infrared electrical inspections can help ensure an operation never reaches that point. By finding damaged components early, infrared energy audits allow you to plan for repairs and prevent downtime. They are essential to maintaining a productive business and an efficient electrical system.
ICI provides unbeatable, highly accurate electrical inspection solutions. Our infrared systems quickly detect high temperatures, which are an early sign of failing equipment or fire hazard. Inspect your entire electric power distribution system and see what the eye would normally miss. From facility monitoring to new home inspections, ICI’s solutions keep things safe and moving forward.
What happens in an electrical safety check?
During a new system installation or a routine electrical inspection, safety is key. It is important to identify any damaged equipment or parts that were incorrectly made or installed. Infrared energy audits make this task easier by overviewing your whole system, even hard to reach or see areas. Infrared cameras identify hot spots, which indicate increased resistance in electrical equipment. These hot components might be failing, or worse, might soon burn.
Electrical professionals use infrared inspections for regular preventative and predictive maintenance checks. Inspections also help ensure a business meets guidelines for safe installation and operation. Landlords and homeowners rely on infrared inspection to stay up to permit codes or meet insurance requirements. Whatever the application, infrared electrical inspection helps keep people safer.
What is electrical thermal scanning?
Electrical thermal scanning uses an infrared camera to create a high-resolution temperature map. In an infrared electrical inspection, this image identifies hot spots and helps you catch issues early on. You can identify hazardous equipment before it fails, before it melts, or corrodes other components.
Infrared is useful for checking switchboards, electrical cabinets, insulation, transformers, connectors, and more. Find overloaded equipment, corrosion, loose connections, and damage or deterioration of all kinds. Plan ahead and keep business moving with infrared energy audits.
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Benefits of Infrared Electrical Inspection
Infrared electrical testing increases safety and productivity while saving you money. They can help any facility, commercial, or residential building. Benefits include fire and arc flash prevention, less downtime, and fewer losses. Infrared energy audits catch issues early so that you can plan for maintenance and make equipment last longer. Non-invasive and contactless, infrared also allows you to monitor equipment without stopping operation. It is an unmatched tool for prevention and smooth operation.
- Prevent dangerous fires and arc flashes.
- Stay up to safety codes and insurance requirements.
- Prevent system shutdowns and downtime.
- Plan for repairs and maintenance.
- Lengthen equipment life.
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How Hospital Service has Changed to Slow COVID-19 Spread
Limiting Healthcare System VisitorsAs the CDC recommends, many hospitals only allow visitors who are necessary for the well-being or treatment of a patient. Nurses encourage patients to contact visitors by phone while being treated in the hospital. Those who must be physically present have to pass an evaluation and screening for infection risk. For childbirths, some hospitals are allowing one visitor to share the moment with the mother. Fewer people mean less chance of infection entering the hospital.
Healthcare System Temperature ScreeningHospitals also use temperature screening to identify potential COVID-19 cases. Many use temperature guns or an infrared camera system to detect an elevated temperature. The CDC advises that hospital service staff set up a screening system outside of the hospital, and screen everyone who enters. This helps identify symptomatic staff, visitors, and patients before they can spread infection.
Attended SolutionsTemperature screening solutions involving an appointed operator to monitor screening are perfect for high traffic areas in a hospital. These systems use thermal cameras, temperature references, and a screen for maximum accuracy. They quickly and easily check people for an elevated temperature as they approach the camera. Screening stations with an operator allow for centralized monitoring with a plethora of alerts enabled. This makes systems convenient to integrate into existing security and check in systems, all while the operator is able to follow recommended social distancing guidelines.
Self-Service SolutionsSelf-service screening kiosks are easy to integrate and are ideal for low to moderate levels of traffic like employee entrances. Upon arriving, employees follow prompts on the kiosk screen to get their temperatures scanned. The kiosk then prints out a badge displaying the employee’s picture and temperature result. The badge feature is perfect for restricting access to certain areas of the hospital, without undergoing a temperature screening.
General Hospital Services and PatientsHospital service has also adjusted the way they care for non COVID-19 patients to reduce the risk of infection. While the first option is still to conduct appointments over the phone or video, sometimes it is necessary for a patient to go to the hospital. The CDC advises all hospitals to monitor case transmission in their area to make decisions. Staff might use daily screenings or require COVID-19 testing of all admitted patients. They may place physical barriers between patients and staff. Some hospitals use outdoor examination areas and triage stations. They may also isolate COVID-19 patients in certain areas of the hospital.
ICI’s Hospital Support ServicesAt ICI, our aim is to make it easy for hospitals to use infrared solutions for fast and accurate temperature screening. We are here to support all medical staff and patients as you strive to keep people safer in hospitals. Every hospital has its own existing security and admittance structures and making changes to those can require tedious work. But our systems use centralized monitoring helping simply the integration into current systems and relieving unneeded stress through the process. Maintaining distance is something we have learned to implement into our day to day lives. The structure of our temperature screening solutions cultivates a seamless way to keep a safe distance between the system operator and patient. Because our systems can be touchless, there is less risk of contamination. Tools like these, set visitors, patients, and staff at ease by catching COVID-19 symptoms at the door.
Slow the Spread with InfraredHealth service has and continues to adapt to ensure public health. Whether it means limiting visitors, temperature screening, or extra measures for Non COVID-19 patients, the healthcare system is working to keep us as safe as possible. As hospitals move forward into the new normal, some are beginning elective surgeries and non COVID-19 exams again. And ICI is here to help. Learn more about which of our infrared temperature screening solutions is the best fit to help your facility slow the spread.
Save Restaurants with Effective Precautions
Outdoor SeatingWhen taking the leap back into dining in a public setting, outdoor seating is a great place to start! Many cities across the country have implemented outdoor dining while indoor dining rooms are still closed. This is a great option to allow for natural airflow and reduce person to person interaction in enclosed spaces. Restaurants with pre-existing patio dining, have provided a quick solution for patrons. On the other hand, many businesses have gone out of their way to build outdoor seating into their previous layout and workflow to create a safe dining experience for their guests. Outdoor seating has become one of the most popular quick-fix solutions to save restaurants and encourage a safer return to on-site dining.
Temperature ScreeningSome cities have begun to reopen their doors for indoor dining along with the outdoor seating options. This luxury comes with new guidelines and requirements. Temperature screening checks at restaurant entrances are required in New York City for indoor dining and are recommended across the country. Implementing thermal cameras at entrance points helps save restaurants with a frontline defense for the establishment and offers greater peace of mind for employees and patrons. ICI offers both handheld and fixed mount solutions to provide a variety of products and features for all types of restaurant entrances and price points. These body surface temperature screening devices help keep symptomatic patrons and employees out of food establishments and intercept possible contamination.
Fixed MountA Mobile Cart Fixed Mount System is the perfect solution for restaurants with high traffic. Attended solutions, such as this one, are equipped with centralized monitoring to make integration into existing security systems convenient and stress free. Rapid screening allows an employee to scan the body surface temperature of a person before entering the building with speed and efficiency which removes the risk of long lines or backups at the door. Streamline the movement of people as guests are seated, all while the employee remains socially distanced from patrons.
HandheldMom and Pop shops may find that handheld temperature screening options better fit the needs of their business. With lower traffic flows and congestion of people, handheld infrared thermometers provide a cost efficient tool for temperature screening. This non contact process allows an operator to scan the body temperature of a guest and recognize elevated temperatures from a short distance. The LCD screen and audible alerts ensure this tool is simple to use and highly effective. ICI’s handheld equipment is lightweight and portable to enable it for mobile use.
Social Distanced DiningWhether dining outdoors or inside a restaurant, it is crucial to practice social distancing. Restaurants have the ability to rearrange tables and floor plans to ensure the maximum amount of space between patrons and ample room for employees to move about the establishment. When dining indoors, there is less natural airflow. Therefore, spread out tables encourage social distanced dining. The CDC recommends symptomatic people to stay home to slow the spread of contamination. We can catch some symptoms at the door through temperature screening. When it comes to asymptomatic people, tools, and techniques such as socially distanced seating arrangements save restaurants with an easily implemented precaution.
Employee Protection with PPE and Face Covering RequirementsEmployee protection is rightfully a high priority for restaurant owners. Acquiring and wearing proper PPE is an important step to create a safer environment for restaurant staff. A cloth face covering is most important when it is difficult to keep a physical distance. These masks should be worn in the proper fashion and washed according to CDC recommendations. It is crucial to encourage guests to keep face coverings on at all times, when not eating. This simple precaution is a buffer and defense against unintentional contamination.
Slow the Spread at The DoorThe year 2020 has thrown a wrench into many businesses, but we can help save restaurants if we take these few precautions. When outdoor seating is offered as an option, temperature screening is in place, tables are socially distanced, and proper PPE and face coverings are worn, we are working to slow the spread of COVID-19 at the door. The more intentional restaurants are to implement a frontline defense, the quicker we can return to indoor dining with peace of mind. As indoor dining begins to reopen, it is up to restaurant owners to create a safer dining experience. Take advantage of this turnkey solution, and protect your employees and patrons with ICI temperature screening technology.
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