InfraRed Imaging Solutions Inc. (IRIS), is a Canadian based electrical contractor with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, India and Dubai. IRIS provides predictive maintenance services (infrared services including electrical inspections, gas leak/fugitive emissions detection, building envelope inspections,roofing inspections,oil and fluids analysis,vibration analysis, airborne ultrasound analysis, motor testing, high voltage and breaker/sub-station testing, cleaning and maintenance, generator testing and maintenance) as well as arc flash safety programs and equipment sales to the utilities, manufacturing, marine, automotive, heavy industrial sectors, and to the commercial and residential high-rise.
IRIS' distinguished customers include Brookfield Properties Ltd., Oxford Properties Ltd., CBRE, SNC Lavalin, Genivar Inc., US Steel Canada, Flynn Canada Ltd., West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Great Lakes Power, Brookfield Power, City of Toronto, Region of Peel, Redpath Sugar, Algonquin Power, Infrastructure Ontario, Halsall Associates, Read Jones Christofferson, Dundee REIT, Bentall Kennedy, Riocan, Del Property Management, Algoma Power, Town of Richmond Hill, University of Toronto, York University and many more.
Incorporated in 2001, IRIS' technicians have well over 15,000 (combined) infrared electrical inspections under their belts and are certified to the highest levels. With safety and security being of utmost importance to our clients, all IRIS technicians are trained in the latest safety standards, and have willingly provided up to date criminal record clearance certificates.
IRIS has built it's impeccable reputation by providing personalized customer service, unbiased and expert advice, and reasonable and competitive rates.
Quality is the absence of variation in service. InfraRed Imaging Solutions Inc. will deliver, without variation, high quality, predictive maintenance services and technologies that will consistently meet or exceed the expectations of our clients internationally.
Our highly trained, skilled and dedicated staff is committed to delivering accurate, quality information by integrating cutting- edge technology and sound business strategies. We invite you to experience an entirely new level of predictive maintenance services and products. We help our clients do their job by scanning, identifying, predicting and resolving possible problems.
InfraRed Imaging Solutions Inc. prides itself with highly skilled and professionally trained predictive maintenance technologists, having extensive practical experience in the infrared, optical gas imaging, vibration and ultrasonic fields. I.T.C. Infrared Thermography Level 1, II and III Certifications are globally recognized and are designed to exceed ASNT SNT –TC-1 A guidelines. Level 1, Level II, and Level III thermography training courses are certified be NETA (International Electrical Testing Association, an accredited standards developer for the American National Standards Institute, ANSI). The overall goal of any predictive maintenance program should be to arm yourself with the correct tools that give you the best information to make informed decisions about the relative health of your plants machinery.
Scan. Identify. Predict. Resolve. If you are in the market for any of these various technologies you owe it to your self to ask some hard questions about certification or lack thereof.
InfraRed Imaging Solutions Inc. is trained and certified by the world's most respected and sophisticated predictive maintenance institutions. We are constantly taking part in programs to ensure that we are up to date with the most current technology available. We pride ourselves with our industry knowledge, experience, strategic partnerships and affiliations.
InfraRed Imaging Solutions Inc. is constantly taking part in seminars, events and international conferences on predictive maintenance, and we believe being accredited by the nation's most respected associations is an integral part of earning the confidence of our clients. InfraRed Imaging Solutions Inc. is a recognized member of these associations BOMA,CINDE, ACMO, RCI, MBT, ITC, CCI, and OEL.
The Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area helps members ensure tenant satisfaction, maximize profits, and enhance asset values for building owners and investors through market intelligence, education, networking and government advocacy.
The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario was formed In 1977 to represent the collective aims of all condominium managers. ACMO’s strives to advance the quality performance of condominium managers in Ontario.
To promote, strengthen and represent the electrical industry in Ontario, Canada.
The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society is a society which provides a vehicle for excellence in communication and professional development in healthcare engineering management.
The Vibration Institute is a non profit organization dedicated to the exchange of practical vibration information on machines and structures.The scope of the institute’s activities also includes non-intrusive condition monitoring technologies.
The Canadian Condominium Institute is an independent , non-profit organization with chapters across Canada. The purpose of the CCI is to assist its members in establishing and operating successful condominium corporations.
The Ontario Building Envelope Council is a non-profit organization , founded in 1987. OBEC bridges the gap between architecture, building engineering/ science, testing and building research by addressing challenges facing building performance in Ontario.
Roof Consultants Institute - RCI is an international non-profit association.
What is infrared radiation?
People can only see only a small portion of the radiation that makes up visible light. The balance of the electromagnetic spectrum is made up of gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet, microwaves, infrared and radio and television signals. The infrared wavelength is longer than light wave but shorter than radio waves.
What is infrared thermography?
Infrared is an invisible portion of the light spectrum extending from 0.75 to 1000 microns. All objects warmer than absolute zero (0 Kelvin or –275.15 centigrade) emit energy somewhere within that range. The warmer the object, the brighter we see it with an infrared thermal imager.
What is a radiometric infrared thermal imager?
A radiometric infrared thermal imager is a device that makes a visual image of the infrared thermal patterns and is calibrated to take temperatures in a small area at various ranges.
What is a thermographer?
A thermographer is a thermal evaluator and imaging expert. Thermographers have a solid understanding of heat transfer laws, thermal dynamics and properties of materials and why they appear hot or cold.
Which diagnostic tool is better: infrared thermography or airborne ultrasonics?
Infrared thermography and airborne ultrasound (which detects high frequency sounds above human hearing) often compliment each other. For example, a faulty high voltage electrical connection will often produce detectable ultrasound (destructive corona) before it generates enough heat to be detected by a thermal image. Likewise, thermography can pinpoint thermal variances that ultrasound may have never detected.
What types of industries or operations use infrared thermography?
Do I need to shut down my equipment in order to have an infrared inspection?
No, in fact, all equipment must be operational during the inspection. Your electrical/mechanical equipment should be under full load during the inspection. The higher the current flow, the more power will be dissipated.
Our equipment is new. Is there any reason to thermally inspect it?
Unfortunately, age has no relationship to hot connections. Poor initial installation has been the cause of many catastrophic failures.
What is airborne ultrasound?
Airborne ultrasound is one type of ultrasound that has practical applications in the energy management and maintenance programs. This sound waves are low energy and have short wavelengths making them easy to locate with an excellent detector and knowledgeable inspector.
What are the applications of airborne ultrasound in my plant?
Airborne ultrasound is useful in finding gas leaks (compressed air and any other gases), either in a positive pressure or in a vacuum environment. It is also useful in checking the status of a valve for flow or no flow situation, check the operation of steam traps, monitor the condition of bearings, and in electrical inspection to detect the presence of corona, tracking, and arcing discharge. Airborne ultrasound is also useful in lubrication program to avoid over or under lubrication.
Do you provide ultrasound inspection services?
Yes. Our inspectors are experienced and certified in this field. We provide Air Leak Survey which includes a comprehensive reporting that shows tag number, location, description, CFM lost, and $ wasted. We also provide Steam Trap Survey, Ultrasound Bearing Inspection, Ultrasonic Electrical Inspection, and Lubrication. All the services include comprehensive reports.
What is vibration analysis?
Vibration analysis is a systematic method of diagnosing the condition of your mechanical equipment by analyzing its "back and forth" or cyclical movement.
What causes my machine to vibrate excessively?
There are many reasons why a machine vibrates excessively. Most common reasons are misalignment, hydraulic forces, imbalance, gear problems, worn belts and pulleys, bearing defects, bent shafts, etc.
What methods do you use in doing a vibration analysis service?
Depending on the situation, we can use a barcode, a magnet, a triaxial sensor or a single-axis accelerometer. We use the DCX unit from DLI Engineering with the Expert Alert.
Can we purchase equipment from you?
Absolutely! We have done the homework of choosing the right equipment that will give us the best value and reliable results for our customers. We sell DLI Engineering's portable and online vibration analyzers, FLIR's infrared cameras, SDT's ultrasonic equipment, and Oil Analysis kits. We also carry the iLearn interactive programs.
Do you provide training?
Cover your Assets with Predictive Maintenance
Regular predictive maintenance of electrical, mechanical, structural systems and machinery helps to detect problems invisible to the naked eye, thus preventing downtime and costly repairs, guiding corrective action, reducing energy expenditures and increasing overall safety.
At InfraRed Imaging Solutions Inc. (IRIS) we are committed to providing our clients with the very best unbiased and comprehensive predictive maintenance program available.
Our predictive maintenance inspection methods include but are not limited to the following: infrared thermography, sub-station & breaker inspections and testing, vibration analysis, airborne ultrasonic analysis, generator testing and maintenance, electric motor testing and fluid sample/oil analysis testing.
Most PdM inspections and (online) condition monitoring is performed while equipment is in regular service, thereby minimizing disruption of normal system operations. Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) emphasizes the use of predictive maintenance in addition to traditional maintenance programs to protect the performance of assets and minimize risk.
To discover the many ways IRIS can help protect your assets, contact us
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
When considering a predictive maintenance program it is important to understand what exactly the return on your investment in service will be. In a recent study of 127 insurance claims worth a combined total of almost $26M, the root causes for failure and damage due to poor maintenance execution accounted for 69% of the total claims and 55% of the claims were specifically the result of inadequate or improper electrical connections.
In fact, only 6% of the root causes were not predictable through the use of proper maintenance procedures. Of 127 insurance claims 94% could have been prevented if the owner/operator of the facility had used predictive maintenance procedures like infrared thermography and airborne ultrasound – at average rates ranging from $800-$2500 per inspection day - to monitor the reliability of their equipment and systems. These claims don’t even take downtime into account.
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