Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance
Predictive Maintenance is based on equipment condition, and is also known as Condition-Based Maintenance, Performance-Based Maintenance, and Condition Monitoring. Predictive Maintenance uses projected data or trends from condition monitoring techniques to determine the trouble-free service life of equipment, thereby eliminating redundant maintenance and unscheduled shutdowns.

These techniques monitor deterioration, processing conditions, and specific events that precede the development of equipment faults or failures. Unlike inspection, condition monitoring provides information about the component or system without requiring shutdown and dismantling. Inspection sometimes introduces defects that would not otherwise have existed.

Proactive Maintenance with Infrared Imaging
Proactive maintenance is based on taking predictive maintenance one step further and is also known as reliability or productive maintenance. It is a maintenance philosophy where maximum equipment operating time and availability are achieved through root cause failure analysis, precision installations, precision repair requirements, and training. For root cause failure analysis, the question constantly asked is "Why did this equipment fail?"
Once this question is answered, long term solutions can be implemented. Precision installation, precision repair, and training are maintenance practices designed to prevent failures before they occur. The first step in implementing a pro-active maintenance program is to use preventive and predictive maintenance techniques.

 Benefits of IR Based Predictive and Proactive Maintenance
Although a properly selected Predictive Maintenance program offers many benefits, the primary reason for using such a program is to improve earnings by reducing maintenance costs, increasing production uptime, and improving product quality.
Maintenance costs are reduced by minimizing equipment damage, extending maintenance intervals, eliminating unscheduled repairs, reducing spare parts inventory, identifying design deficiencies to allow permanent repairs, and verifying repair quality before equipment is returned to service.
Production capabilities increase by reducing downtime, coordinating equipment outages, and minimizing the scope of repairs. Condition monitoring is used to predict hazardous conditions early enough for operators to take remedial action to prevent failures and to minimize the deterioration rate.
The professional and timely infrared inspection services offered by Azu inspection and consulting services Infrared help protect your organization's bottom line by enhancing its predictive and proactive maintenance capabilities.
*Electrical Infrared Inspection
*Mechanical Infrared Inspection
*Structural Infrared Inspection

Infrared inspection on Electrical Equipments and Systems
Azu inspection and consulting provides infrared electrical inspection in a consistent and standard manner on electrical equipments and systems to improve environment safety, efficiency and reliability by identifying faults prior to deterioration and eventual failure of the equipment and systems.
Some of the electrical systems and equipments that Azu inspection and consulting services carry out infrared inspection on include:
*All kinds of electric power generators.           
*All kinds of electric motors
*Control panels
*Overhead transmission lines
(see electrical inspection)

Infrared Inspection on Mechanical Equipments and Systems
We inspect clients’ mechanical equipment and systems using infrared inspection. With this, possible broke down that would have result in equipments can be revealed before they occur thereby saving the disaster that would have resulted. Cracks, bend, wear e.t.c. on mechanical equipments are reveal with this inspection. 
Some of the mechanical equipment that we carry infrared inspection on include:
All kind of Boilers/HRSG, Heat exchangers, Generators and Motors, Mechanically coupled systems, e.t.c.

Infrared Inspection on Structures
We perform precise infrared inspection on new and existing structures to verify their integrity and construction quality control. After sunset, concrete have different thermographic colour due to the radiation of stored energy from day light sunshine in the form of heat. When these structures cool down (after radiation of heat), our infrared engineers carry out inspection on the structures using sensitive imaging device to detect heat source and record them for further analysis. Areas with more mass (filled cells) are immediately evident in the resulting infrared inspection. Using the image data in our report aids in the determination of missing concrete within the structure under inspection.   

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