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Trane launched Thermography Service to improve reliability and safety of HVAC Systems

Trane, a global player in indoor comfort systems and solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has launched the Thermography service to identify hidden problems in a chilled water system in order to improve overall HVAC system performance.
The new predictive service uses infrared thermal imaging to detect and diagnose the thermal emissions of different components in the chilled water system. An increase in heat could suggest electrical and mechanical issues that can lead to component failure, unplanned outages and safety issues.
Typical problems that Thermography can detect include loose electrical connections, current overloading, worn contactors, misalignment of shafts and belts and overheating of bearings.
“Thermography is an easy and proven way to inspect electrical and mechanical components of a chilled water system in a non-invasive manner, without disruption to system operation,” explains Narinder Pal Singh, service and parts leader for the Trane commercial business in India. “Early detection of potential issues prevents costly system failures and unscheduled downtime. It also helps lower repair costs.” The Thermography service is carried out on a periodical basis determined by customer and system needs. A Trane technician takes thermal images of the electrical and mechanical components of the chilled water system while it is up and running.
According to a statement released by the company, “The Trane expert reviews thermal images, both past and new, and produces a detailed report of the current status of the pictured components, including possible reasons for any anomalies. Customers will receive this report detailing the recommended repairs or improvements to avoid system failures and optimise reliability of the system.”

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