Thermal Image Surveys – Test before you invest!
Commercial water based heating systems must undergo regular servicing and maintenance to ensure optimised system efficiency and performance. A poorly maintained system is likely to use significantly more fuel (gas/oil) in order to achieve desired thermostatic room temperatures. For larger commercial premises such as hotels, schools, colleges, hospitals, local authority buildings etc, failure to correctly maintain a system could result in additional fuel costs running into tens of thousands of pounds per annum, as well as a significantly increased Co2 footprint! A thermal image survey is a highly accurate way of testing the performance of a a heating system and identifying if a sludge corrosion problem exists.
A thermal image survey removes the guesswork!
We offer two types of site survey (PFG-Quick and PFG-Comprehensive). Our ‘PFG-Quick’ thermal image survey provides a quick on-site system health check in order to determine if a system is suffering from sludge corrosion build-up or not. We use the latest thermal camera technology which provides highly accurate and conclusive test results. This particular inspection does not include any written site report, as this is covered by our ‘PFG-Comprehensive’ survey (detailed below).
“Sludge corrosion build-up in heating systems is the most common heating system problem, significantly reducing system performance and efficiency”
Our ‘PFG-Comprehensive’ site inspection takes a more detailed look at a system and includes thermographic site testing. Details of our findings are then captured in a full written site report with supporting thermal imagery (bound document + PDF). The inspection usually takes the best part of a day to carry out (dependant upon the size of system) and a further day to write up and prepare for submission. This inspection not only provides highly accurate and conclusive data as to the internal condition of your heating system, but also enables points of concern or failure (blockages, sludge corrosion, faulty valves, poor system design, equipment failures, flow restrictions etc) to be identified, enabling a ‘pro-active’ rather than ‘reactive’ approach (prevention is always far cheaper than cure with heating systems).
Furthermore, a detailed site report with supporting thermal imagery can be a highly useful tool for internal management escalation, providing easy to understand graphical evidence of a systems overall health & efficiency. A thermal image site inspection enables you to be 100% certain that you will benefit from a powerflush treatment being performed.
Please contact us for further information or to discuss your possible requirements.