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The Think Thermally and MotorTalk blogs are updated monthly, written by Snell instructors and consultants for those interested or involved with infrared thermography and electric motor testing (EMT). Electrical, mechanical, building applications, and EMT are covered in this blog along with discussions on theory, equipment, tips, news, and much more.
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The Snell Group | Nov 18, 2023
Les systèmes de lubrification et systèmes hydrauliques sont d’excellent sujets pour les inspections thermographiques. Avec une caméra infrarouge, vous pourriez vérifier plusieurs problèmes potentiels, notamment avec : Le chemin d’écoulement du fluide de lubrification Les vannes soit peuvent fuir ou être mal installées et sont capables..

IR Talk

The Snell Group | Oct 30, 2023
When using IR to inspect electrical systems, it’s good to keep in mind that the faults we’re looking for aren’t always what’s hot. Sometimes it can be the components that appear cool that are the problem. The images shown above are from pumps that were in..

Motor Talk

The Snell Group | Sep 18, 2023
One of the more common questions asked by reliability workers with regard to Electric Motor Testing (EMT) is the type of electric motors that can benefit from condition monitoring testing. Obviously, various industries employ different sizes and types of motors. Some facilities would consider a 25HP..