I worked as a power plant technician in Grupo Electrotécnica (Costa Rica), doing maintenance and installation of power plants. During this time, I wanted to determine if we could use termography to predict potential problems in power plants. It resulted that it was not quite easy to predict power plant problems using thermography. The reason is that the spatial temperatures depicted in the thermography are not accurate enough to make good predictions.

 

October - December 2011

 

 

Here are some power plant pictures and thermographies taken:

Power Plant Thermography

Diesel motor
Diesel motor
Power plant
Power plant
Belt
Belt
Belt
Belt
Escape turbine
Escape turbine
Insonorized power plant
Insonorized power plant
Heater
Heater
Power plant
Power plant
Power plant
Power plant