Through thermographic inspections, experienced engineers collect operating temperature data and identify potential equipment and lubricant issues to help avoid costly downtime and enhance operating conditions.
Our engineers inspect and document the temperature and condition of critical plant equipment and processes. They use inspection and temperature data to locate and eliminate potential problems. This service complements your existing condition monitoring programs, such as oil analysis and vibration measurements, by correlating temperature data with actual visual inspections.
We work with you to:
- Schedule periodic thermographic inspections
- Identify equipment that indicates problems
- Collect thermographic data and record observations on critical equipment
- Photograph the components
- Communicate results to plant personnel
- Present complete report to top plant management and key personnel
Deliverable: An Engineering Service Report outlines conditions found, recommended corrective actions, improvements to operational and maintenance procedures and estimated value of the service. The report includes photographs and tables as appropriate.
Common opportunity areas
- Incorrect lubricant or inadequate lubricant flow
- Lack of optimum oil temperatures
- Steam leak or temperature variations in components
- Desire to extend oil drain interval
- Filtration practices
Safety, health and environment
Our field engineers are attuned to the hazards of handling, storing and using petroleum products. They strictly observe safety and environmental rules, as well as ExxonMobil and customer safety practices. They coordinate efforts through designated plant personnel verifying electrical and mechanical lockout and proper tagging prior to working on equipment, and providing recommendations to help reduce hazards.