Temperature is one of the most fundamental indicators to possible faults, defects or inefficiencies with a component or machine. An abnormal temperature distribution (which is invisible to the eye) can indicate faults such as bearing failures, faulty electrical connections, overloaded circuits and much more.

Infrared thermography (IRT) is a widely accepted condition monitoring tool which measures temperature in real-time and at a safe distance by capturing heat-generated images. The data captured from these images can then be interpreted by maintenance personnel to ensure key assets operate at maximum efficiency.

IRT can be applied to electrical and mechanical machinery and allows hazardous and costly faults to be identified early before they become more serious and expensive to repair.

hot spots before they become problems
subtle problems before they result in failures


  • Non-Contact Type Technology
  • Detect Temperature Anomalies
  • Fast, Reliable And Accurate Output
  • Large Surface Areas Can Be Scanned In A Short Time
  • Affordable And Cost-Effective

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Electrical and Mechanical Thermography

Thermography can be applied to electrical and/or mechanical systems to identify thermal profiles of specific components by identifying hot or cold spots which could potentially lead to a component or system inefficiency – and potential failure.

PCMS Engineering’s thermography services can be used as part of a condition based maintenance (CBM) programme or as a one-off survey.

Our visual, fact-based thermography reports are written in plain English by industry professionals with over 30 years experience and include:

  • Thermal and digital images of each asset
  • Fault severity and description
  • Engineer’s recommendations

An example of an electrical thermography report can be downloaded by clicking here.

Electrical Surveys

Electrical Surveys

Electrical surveys are carried out with no interruption to your services and can identify defects such as poor connections, over loaded cables and faulty electrical equipment.

Key Electrical Faults identified using Thermography:
  • Poor conductor connections
  • Overloading
  • Panel cooling issues
  • Contamination
  • Phase/Load imbalances
  • Transformer Cooling Issues
  • Heating caused by improper circuit design
Mechanical Surveys

Mechanical Surveys

Mechanical thermal imaging surveys on rotating mechanical equipment detects potential problems early, reducing unplanned downtime and maintenance costs.

Key Mechanical Faults identified using Thermography:
  • Inefficient motor cooling
  • Hot bearings through lack of lubrication
  • ​Motor winding issues
  • Confirmation of coupling misalignment
  • Kiln and oven insulation and refractory condition survey
  • Pipework insulation surveys
  • Engine cylinder temperature distribution

Thermal Imaging Cameras

We are an official UK distributor for Fluke, providing infrared cameras built for the toughest industrial environments.  Each camera is built without compromise to the Fluke standard of “ruggedness, reliability and accuracy”. Designed for everyday use, in any environment for thorough and accurate inspections. Choose from the affordable and versatile Performance Series, the Professional Series that offers superior image quality, or the Expert Series that gives you up to 1024 x 768 resolution on the industry’s largest screen.

Condition Monitoring Services

At PCMS Engineering, we have the expertise and resources required to implement cost-effective condition monitoring programmes that help organisations of all sizes reduce downtime, increase machine productivity and eliminate repair costs caused by unexpected breakdowns.

The following techniques can be used solely or in combination as part of a condition based maintenance (CBM) strategy to monitor the performance of a machine or a component whilst in operation.

Vibration Analysis

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Oil Analysis

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Ultrasonic Inspections

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Remote Data Analysis

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Laser Alignment

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