Articles from IRIS Associates

December 2, 2020

135 kV Substation Gas Circuit Breaker Bushing Connection

  This is a problem often found in high voltage substations:  a hot connection at the top of a transformer or circuit breaker bushing.  This particular […]
December 2, 2020

Damaged Equipment Still Operating

This is not so much a case study as it is a Little Shop of Horrors. When a hot electrical connection or other thermal anomaly is […]
November 12, 2020

Infrared Gallery

Enjoy our selection of infrared images.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 724-861-9554.
November 11, 2020
Article on Electrical Inspections

Thermographic Surveys

Electrical Thermographic Surveys At Iris Associates, we serve a variety of industries, with a core competency focused on electrical thermographic surveys. This nondestructive testing checks the […]

If the temperature difference is due to a hot electrical connection, abnormal friction, or a breakdown of thermal insulation, then a problem exists and will only get worse over time. If left to deteriorate on its own the “hot spot” will eventually fail in service with unwanted consequences, ranging from expensive down time and ruined equipment, to electrical fires, panic situations, and worse.


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