Here at Thermal Scanners we take pride in making sure you have all the information when requesting a Thermal Survey.
These are the top four questions you should ask, to make sure you are dealing with specialised technicians coming out to your business.
1.What is the camera quality and accuracy.
2.Are the technicians certified, if so at what level.
3.Request a Demo Report of the Survey, so you can see the quality and if its user friendly.
4.Request to see Insurances.
Here at Thermal Scanners we find out all sorts about each other, so thought we would give you an insight to what inspires us and makes us happy 🙂
Same questions were asked so here are our answers.
Trevor Barnes- General Manager
1.What is your favourite childhood memory?
Christmas and playing football on the lawn.
2. If you could have lunch with one person, who would it be?
3. What has been your greatest success in life so far?
My family and watching them grow up into adults.Learning the lessons in life .
4. What is your idea of the “perfect day”?
Breakfast with the family then Surfing, swimming scuba diving, drinks with great friends on the balcony overlooking the sun set on the flat calm water.
5. What is an important lesson you have learned recently?
Treat people they way you would like to be treated
Jamie Marsh – Thermographer/Electrician
1.Living in a small neighbourhood having regular game nights with my friends and playing Rugby League
2.Darren Lockyer who has been my sporting idol since I was a teenager
3.Purchasing my first home last year
4.Something simple like going to watch a good movie, going to the footy and then going out somewhere nice for dinner
5.Never plan too far ahead. Things change very quickly
Tayla Barnes- Asset Manager/Accounts
1.Singing and dancing around with the family, whilst playing musical chairs and block-block
2.The Dalai Lama.
3.Building my own online eco-friendly business ‘The Eco Project’ to help improve our Earth, environment and wildlife. Also visiting all the amazing places in the world I have been grateful to see and experience
4.Wake up for the beautiful sunrise, enjoy a yoga session, then off for a hike amongst nature in the hinterland, spending the rest of the day with my dear friends and family enjoying delicious food, deep belly laughs, playfully singing and dancing whilst enjoying great conversations and quality time with one another.
5.I am the creator of my own life – Life is happening for me, not to me! To give love, receive love and BE love to all!
Erica McAllister – Logistics/Client Account Manager
1.Being part of the audience for my favourite TV Show Fat Cat & Friends
2.Oprah… who else!!
3.My two beautiful children.
4.Relaxing at home with the family and a BBQ dinner
Wendy Barnes – Accounts
1.Running at Sports day
2.My Husband Barnesy!!!
3.Beating Breast Cancer twice!!!
4.Swimming in the morning, not doing any house work or cooking going out for meals with the family & going for a ride on the motor-bike.
5.Don’t judge people!!
Angela Hammond – Office Administrator
1.Playing outside all day with all my cousins, we lived close to each other. And christmas with them all.
2.My Grandpa as he always had a good story to tell
3.Moving from Scotland to Australia and making a life with my husband and my 2 beautiful children
4.A long lie in, then day at beach with family and friends, watch the sun go down and sit under the stars with everyone, with good food and drink!
5.Sometimes the advice you give someone is the advice you should take for yourself also!
Here at Thermal Scanners we like to see the variations of Thermal Images. The body is one. Areas of inflammation, areas of poor circulation and any heat patterns of the skin are just some abnormalities present with the body!
This lady complained of having pain in her leg and by using one of the non- invasive Thermal Imaging cameras, they were able to see that the right leg had a significant blockage. Of course we leave this to the professionals in the Medical and Health Industry to aid with.
Here at Thermal Scanners, we have all the latest info and cameras when it comes to infrared technology. However, when it comes to social media we have been severely lacking, BUT not for much longer!! We are finally getting on board the blogging and social media train!
We are going to be blogging, vlogging, insta-ing, snap chatting, facebooking…only joking, thats just insane! For now Thermal Scanners have a Facebook page, also an Instagram page so check it out by clicking on the links. Plus obviously our blog posts, where hopefully we can share some pretty cool facts about thermal imaging across a variety of applications.
We are unsure as to whether this social media presence will be beneficial for the type of work we complete. Does anyone really go on facebook or Instagram to get their thermal scanning and RCD testing completed? You never know. So please come and follow us and give us any feedback that can help us improve – all comments are welcomed, in fact encouraged!
Stay tuned for (hopefully) another blog post soon…
At Thermal Scanners, we have put together our top three Frequently Asked Questions from our clients:
1. Do you supply a report with the Thermal Survey?
Yes all of our reports are precise, easy to understand and available within 48 hours of the completed inspection.The report will contain a list the boards scanned on the scope of works and a selection of digital and thermal images will also be included. Upon identifying a highly dangerous priority 1 fault that needs to be repaired within 24 hours, we will fast track the report so that it is supplied within 12 hours of the completion of the inspection. This inspection report of the critical fault is supplied in conjunction with an on the spot verbal notification.
2. How long will the survey take?
This depends on the scope of work and the number of switchboards. In general it can take approximatley 1-2hours, longer for larger sites.
3. Will the survey interfere with the Electrical supply?
No a Thermal Survey does not interfere with the electrical supply. A Thermographic Inspection or Thermal Survey is regarded as the most powerful, remote, non-intrusive inspection technique available to establish the integrity & safety of electrical equipment. We do recommend that the survey should be carried out within normal operating hours so that there is a sufficient electrical load on the boards.
The team are back and ready to go for the year ahead!
Thermal Scanners had a great 2017, performing preventative maintenance for all our clients out there.
2018 is already looking good, we are implementing and updating new strategies and processes to make the work more efficient and streamlined.
Focus is essential!
Thanks from the Team at Thermal Scanners
Thermal Scanners take great pride in our work for our valued clients all around Australia. We believe we go the extra mile when thermally inspecting the safety of electrical switchboards. Ensuring that all boards have been thoroughly checked and any thermal exceptions reported in an easy to read report.
As apart of the report process, clear and precise thermal images are needed to capture the location of the faulted equipment and/or component. Thermal Scanners have just purchased a new, high quality infrared camera to keep up with the modern technology. This will not only improve our image quality, accuracy and distance of thermal scanning, but it also has some other pretty cool features such as thermal video recording and remote access to the camera, which will allow us to scan equipment that may have been inaccessible before.
Some key features of the FLIR T640 camera include:
- 640 x 480 pixels
- IFOV: 0.41 mrad
- Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Remote access to camera functions via Phone
- Video recording function
We are all excited to continue performing high quality thermal inspections with this new top of the line technology.
What does life through a thermal camera look like?
Infrared was discovered by astronomer Sir William Herschel in 1800, so it is has been around for a few years but only now are the public starting to fully understand how this technology work. The beauty about infrared is that we can use it on EVERYTHING! – from security, pest control to air heating and even body scans, it is so diverse!
Thermal Scanners have been specialising in thermal imaging for over 15 years, mainly focusing on electrical thermal imaging and mechanical thermal surveys. Whilst also completing additional services to thermal, such as RCD Testing and Emergency/Exit Light Testing.
For those that are still understanding the whole ‘infrared’ concept, check out this BuzzFeed video below that shows what life is like in thermal. We utilise the same infrared waves, but apply it to electrical, mechanical, building and industrial applications. Where our technicians must rely upon their thermography experience to accurately interpret the thermal patterns in these sectors, as all objects and components have different grades of absorbtion and reflection.
Warning: This video contains sexually explicit material.
What did you think of the video? Do you have a better understanding of what infrared waves and thermal patterns are?
Contact Thermal Scanners for all your preventative maintenance needs.