1 January 1988 The Use Of Infrared Thermography And Resistive Load Banks For Testing Electrical Bus Duct
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Electrical bus duct is a common feature in both manufacturing facilities and high rise buildings. In the past, bus duct testing involved labor-intensive manual inspection and maintenance and a significant power outage. Infrared thermography can be useful in situations where bus duct loads are balanced and uniform; however, these conditions are not usually found in the field. Resistive load banks combined with infrared thermography provide a controlled and accurate non-destructive test method for electrical bus ducts. Labor and downtime are both reduced and testing may be varied from light to full load.
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R. James Seffrin, "The Use Of Infrared Thermography And Resistive Load Banks For Testing Electrical Bus Duct", Proc. SPIE 0934, Thermosense X: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (1 January 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968496; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.968496
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