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Thermography has no secrets for us, whatever the application.

Electrical, Transformers, Switchboards, Mechanics, Bearings, Condensate drain, Photovoltaic, Refractories, Insulation, Gas leaks and much more!

With thermography the operator does not need to touch the objects to be checked: it can be done in complete safety without stopping the systems.

It is a useful, fast, and universal technique that has been used successfully for over 40 years.

We at DarkWave Thermo perform the analysis of installations and systems with the best instruments on the market, always with certified calibration.

We prepare reports signed by a Level III technician in accordance with ISO 9712, which may, among other things, be used either with the certifying body of your company or with the insurance company or for the INAIL OT23 document.

Thermography of electrical systems is perhaps the most common application of infrared thermography since it appeared among diagnostic techniques: we are experts in this among other things.

Today thermography is extended to practically all fields of industrial analysis and others. Because it has considerable advantages.

We can offer a huge variety of services and types of inspections, qualified, certified, for any type of application.

Our technicians have international experience in many industries:
Oil & Gas, Chemical, Food, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, R&D, and more.

The analysis we carry out can be carried out in three different ways:

The typical inspection: we find problems in the field

In this type of inspection the technician carefully examines all the components in the field.

Thermographic images are taken only of components with problems.

This inspection is the version that has lower costs and is suggested for purely maintenance purposes, for periodic checks after the first inspection, or if your company wants to keep costs down or needs the report very quickly.

It is also the basic inspection to access the facilities provided in the INAIL OT23 module.

The advanced inspection: faults and important points in the report

The second type of inspection is carried out with the thermographic acquisition of all the components that present problems and also the most important components that do not present anomalies.

In this case, the costs and time will be slightly higher because the acquisition in the field and the report takes a little more time.

This is the method that allows keeping track of the evolution of important components.

Thanks to our software we are in any case very fast in the perfect evaluation of thermograms.

Create the database: images of all components

Finally, we can perform a thermographic inspection with the complete acquisition of all the images.

Once this is done, we create a complete report with all the images of all the components inspected.

This is the typical analysis required for critical installations by companies (e.g. those who manage high voltage substations) who want to have a complete guarantee that all components have been carefully examined.

In this service, on request, it is also possible to supply thermograms in radiometric format.

  • Bearing
    of misaligned shaft

  • High-voltage

  • Guasto interno in
    un sezionatore

  • Anomalia grave in un

  • Anomalia in un

  • Anomalia in una

  • Motoriduttore

  • Scaricatori
    di condensa

  • Generatore

  • Sottostazione
    Alta Tensione

Level III certified reports

At DarkWave Thermo we have only Level II or higher certified operators in our team, according to the standards required by the market.

We can count on a Level III thermography expert, an international instructor with over 4000 hours of active teaching all over the world, who has trained over 600 technicians at the highest levels.

Our technicians are therefore constantly updated and trained, thanks to the presence of a trainer of international importance in our company.

Our acquisition procedures, analyses and reports are all approved and verified according to the best standards, carried out as our international reputation demands.

Our thermal imaging cameras always have a valid calibration certificate to ensure that the temperatures detected correspond to the actual situation in the field.

The basic rule for correct temperature measurement is that the “spatial resolution” of the thermal imaging camera must be adequate for the size of the object to be measured.

We control individual electrical components one by one from a suitable distance. We do not make unnecessary overviews. Very often, in fact, improvised technicians overlook the fact that for a correct temperature analysis thermographic images must be acquired from the correct distance.

The size of the area analysed by a single pixel of the thermal imaging camera is a fundamental parameter for accurate measurement and, in the datasheets, it is indicated as “IFOV Istantaneous Filed of View” or “Spatial Resolution”.

The smaller the IFOV value, the better the thermal imaging camera.

Many untrained or technically unprepared thermographic operators overlook the fact that if the object to be measured has a smaller size than is conventionally considered:

Minimum size (in mm) = 3 x IFOV x Distance (in metres)

The temperature measurement could be wrong and therefore also the evaluation of the severity of the problem.

That’s why we at DarkWave Thermo use thermal imaging cameras with the best possible IFOV and telephoto lenses, to precisely and accurately analyze small objects or objects at great distances.

You can trust our judgment.

There are different ways of evaluating a Thermogram: they depend on the application, the criticality, and the risks involved.

We confirm with you which is the best evaluation criterion with which to assess the problems identified: taking it from the technical literature, from what the insurance company requires, from the manufacturers’ indications.

Usually, we use a criteria called “Delta T” which compares the temperatures reached by a component compared with similar components under the same operating conditions.

Sometimes it may be necessary to use the absolute temperature criterion, when we have no terms of comparison and when it is necessary in any case to verify the gravity of the temperature reached by the individual components, in relation to the temperature of the air around them.

Two possible criteria based on the Delta T measurement that we use are shown in the attached tables.

A possible criterion based on the Delta T measurement that we use is the following:

Another possible criterion, suggested by the International Electrical Testing Association (NETA), is that based on both Delta T and absolute temperature measurements. As reported in the following table:

Some application examples

Quadri, armadi e impianti elettrici

Trasformatori AT/BT/MT

Blindosbarre e cassette elettriche

Sottostazioni e linee aeree

Nastri trasportatori

Riduttori e motoriduttori

Sistemi di trasmissione a cinghia

Isolamenti e refrattari

Monitoraggio antincendio

Analisi di processo

Analisi degli sversamenti a mare

Ricerca ottica di perdite di gas

Pacchi batterie

Motori elettrici

Macchine rotanti in genere

Cuscinetti e loro alloggiamenti

Analisi di livello nei serbatoi

Analisi delle condotte

Analisi degli impianti vapore

Analisi di tenuta all’aria di celle frigorifere

Analisi delle fornaci

Controlli di fiamma nelle torce di raffineria

Controlli NDT per materiali compositi

Sistemi di monitoraggio in continuo

and much more…

Thermography has no secrets for us, whatever the application.

DarkWave Thermo S.r.l.

+39 331 3485866
+39 347 9272219
Via Mantova, 15-21 – 25123 Brescia – Italy

DarkWave Thermo Schweiz KLG

+41 796 111695
Furlängeweg, 655 - 5325 Leibstadt - Switzerland