An adhesive manufacturing company contracted us to perform their required annual Infrared Scanning (IR Scan) of their electrical equipment. The scan revealed several critical issues that required immediate attention and were seen in various areas across the facility.
The first problem was discovered in the outdoor disconnect unit, operating at 480 VAC. It was found with its covers removed exposing wires to the outside elements. This presented a significant safety hazard that demanded urgent attention.
In another area, the middle phase of the pump disconnect had a problematic wire and connection. This raised concerns about the reliability and performance ability of the equipment calling for prompt intervention to prevent potential disruptions.
Additionally, a loose connection in one of the phases of the transformer feed was identified. This electrical instability had the potential to lead to power fluctuations and operational downtime.
Lastly, in the MCC room, the agitator displayed irregular heating patterns, with two heaters running warm while one remained completely cold. This hinted at possible equipment malfunction requiring a closer examination.