The source of thermal anomalies can be identified and repaired before equipment fails, yielding multiple benefits: * A better predictive maintenance program and overall maintenance and operational cost savings. * A reduction in fire hazards in potentially flammable environments. * More focused and cost-effective maintenance. * Possible reductions in power required to drive equipment. Temperature Sensor Comparison Routine inspection was done on ore crushers with the infrared camera, in this case a FLIR P60 with a 12 lens (See Figure 1), chosen for its superior thermal and visual image quality, spot size resolution and temperature measurement accuracy. The main objective of this IR inspection was to determine the accuracy of the Pt100 (a common platinum resistance thermometer) by comparing countershaft and oil temperature readings to the camera's LCD display and to report any anomalies.
Using IR Imaging to Diagnose Problems in Conveyors and Crushers Hennie Matthee Engineering and Mining Journal; Mar 2009; 210, 2; Docstoc pg.
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