Inspection & Education
Infrared inspections greatly improves safety, minimalize equipment downtime and produces rapid accurate results.
Infrared Thermography is a non-contact inspection method that allows the client to view anomalies or defects that are not visible to the human eye. Our inspection methods allow for highly accurate detection and inspection for a wide range of applications. Base Line Data has multiple Level II inspectors with an in-house Level III Inspectors in Thermography for industrial inspections such as electrical breakers, loose connections, faulty fuses, overloads, high-temperature furnace, refractory lined equipment, moisture intrusion, leak detection, solar panel surveys, and flat roof inspections. BLD also offers Optical Gas Imaging for the detection of VOC gasses from refinery applications to home inspections. No job is too big or small.
Our certified thermographers can detect potential moisture in walls and ceilings. Infrared can help homeowners conserve energy by detecting any loss of interior heating or cooling, especially around doors and windows. Taking advantage of infrared technologies will help save on repair costs by pinpointing subject areas needing repair.
Roofs can deteriorate and begin to leak over time causing water damage. This damage can be seen within inner structures and ceilings; and eventually failing over time. Our Thermographers can not only physically map out these areas but identify areas quickly and efficiently.
Infrared thermographers can inspect electrical systems from a distance to reduce any hazards from direct contact (arc flashes). Thermal inspections of electrical systems can prevent failures and possible damage of an electrical component due to something as simple as a loose connection. An infrared scan of components will alert the inspector to any issues to report.
All fired equipment needs to be monitored regularly for integrity. Using infrared technology allows us to find coking or plugged tubes within a heater, damaged or missing supports, and missing refractory from equipment’s inner walls. These issues can lead to failures and result in costly repairs to equipment.
Refractory lined equipment and piping in need of inspection for missing refractory can damage not only the equipment or piping but also adversely affect product flow within the system. The use of an infrared detector can identify problem areas.
Steam-Air (SA) Decoke
SA Decokes are becoming more common in today’s fired heaters. Infrared monitoring of heater tubes is necessary to ensure tube integrity. SA Decoking is less costly than mechanical pigging and has a quicker turnaround time. Under the right controls, most heaters can be analyzed and completed in one shift.
Optical Gas Imaging
Specific infrared cameras can detect Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) gases emitting from equipment or piping. These gases can be flammable or harmful to their surroundings.
Infrared detectors also allow for observation of product levels within storage tanks. Utilizing infrared technology is much quicker and precise than previous NDT methods. Quick and accurate results are vital to any inspection program.