Navy Awards EAC A Contract To Inspect Carrier Fleet Equipment

E n e r g y Audit Corporation, Montclair, N.J., an infrared scanning inspection company, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to perform infrared electrical and mechanical equipment inspections on all of the aircraft carriers in the United States fleet.

Steven L. Miller, director of marketing, reports that this is the first time in the history of the Department of the Navy that an entire fleet inspection contract has been awarded. "EAC personnel have performed infrared inspections for over five years, and we are proud that the Navy has selected EAC for this vital fireprevention and preventive maintenance contract." EAC engineers board an oceangoing vessel and using highly sophisticated sophisticated ACA Thermovision infrared cameras, are able to locate overheating conditions in all major electrical and mechanical e q u i p m e n t , i n c l u d i n g switch boards, power and distribution panels, buses, motor controllers and motors.

Overheating is the first indication of a loose or deteriorated electrical connection, poorly lubricated motor bearing, defective motor winding or overloaded circuit.

Using the infrared camera to measure the temperature of the "hot spot" and to take an instant infrared picture, EAC engineers can accurately predict an impending electrical fire or failure.

Infrared inspections have successfully been used on oil tankers, containerships and all other types of conventional and nuclearpowered vessels. It is a proven maintenance and fire safety procedure.

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