Magnet’s newly established division – Magnet Electrical Projects – offers a critical service to all industries in the electrical and instrumentation sectors, including solutions for hazardous environments.
“Although the Magnet Group has provided a service to support electrical equipment, industrial instrumentation and automation throughout the country for over 20 years, increased demand for expert solutions has led to the establishment of Magnet’s new formalised division,” says Johan Roets, training and site inspection manager, Magnet Electrical Projects. “Four specialist solutions sectors of this division include panels, automation, metering and onsite services.
“Magnet’s onsite services encompass power quality analysis, electrical compliance auditing and power factor correction, as well as onsite electrical installations and the retrofit of air circuit breakers.
“Magnet’s thermal imaging service has been designed to reduce plant breakdowns, minimise costly repairs, optimise the production process and improve safety in the workplace. By detecting irregularities that are usually invisible to the naked eye, thermal imaging – which is one of the most valuable diagnostic tools for industrial applications – allows corrective action to be taken before costly system failures or fires occur.”
Magnet’s thermal imaging service forms part of a condition monitoring programme to determine when and where maintenance is needed in electrical and mechanical installations and components. By using reliable, non invasive thermal imaging instruments, which are able to scan and visualise the temperature distribution of entire surfaces of machinery and electrical equipment quickly and accurately, preventative action is taken in the event of a fault. What’s important for production plants, is Magnet is able to perform inspections, even when systems are under load.
This specialist service encompasses the provision of a full image of each situation and accurate temperature data during the monitoring of high voltage equipment, low voltage cabinets, motors, pumps and high temperature equipment, as well the detection of insulation losses.
A small electrical problem can have far reaching consequences. As the efficiency of the electrical grid becomes low, more energy is used generating heat. If left unchecked, this heat can rise to the point where connections start to melt and this can result in a devastating fire.
Magnet Electrical Projects is able to identify and locate a fault before costly problems occur and also advise exactly what needs to be fixed. This thermal imaging service – which extends from the examination of a fuse box, to the inspection of a large industrial installation – ensures cost savings, reduced downtime and improved safety standards.