Building Diagnostics Group can help you protect your commercial investment by providing high-quality electrical infrared inspections in Charlotte and throughout the nation.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm with extensive experience in infrared building science and the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions. Our skilled team of professionals has the knowledge and ability to perform a wide range of thermal imaging inspections locally, regionally and nationwide and can handle any size project.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience in many different applications. Robert is also a Certified Indoor Environmentalist and Certified Mold Inspector. He has presented at building industry conferences and published white papers on specialty applications for the use of infrared thermography.
What is Infrared Thermography?
Infrared thermography (IR) uses specialized thermography cameras to measure the thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal energy is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye. Unlike visible light, in the infrared world everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat.
IR thermography is the only diagnostic tool that lets you instantly visualize faults due to thermal patterns and is a proven cost-effective tool in maintaining the reliability of electrical and mechanical systems because nearly everything that uses or transmits power overheats before it fails.
About Infrared Electrical Surveys
As electrical faults develop, the electrical resistance of the offending item (switch, fuse, connections, breaker, etc.) will increase, leading to a corresponding increase in temperature until the item finally fails.
Heat is often an early symptom of equipment damage or malfunction, making it a key performance parameter to monitor in predictive maintenance programs.
Infrared thermography cameras are the first line of defense in a predictive maintenance program. Our technicians can quickly measure and compare heat signatures for each piece of equipment on the inspection route without disrupting operations.
By monitoring equipment performance and scheduling maintenance when needed, the experts at BDG can help you eliminate the likelihood of unplanned downtime due to equipment failure, spend less on “reactive” maintenance fees and equipment repair costs, extend the lifespan of machine assets, and further maximize maintenance and production. We can detect, document, and provide written reports of electrical components long before they fail.
Why Choose Building Diagnostics Group?
- We make the invisible visible
- No job is too large
- Over 50 million square feet inspected
- Skilled team of ITC Certified Level III Thermographers, Certified Indoor Environmentalists, and Certified Mold Inspectors
- High-resolution FLIR thermography equipment
- 15+ years of experience in thermal imaging and reporting
- 25+ years of residential and commercial construction experience
- Energy audits
- Interior and exterior building inspections
- Forensic water intrusion testing to ASTM/AAMA standards
- Commercial roof surveys
- FAA-authorized commercial drone remote pilots
- Experts in litigation and insurance claims
- Cloud reporting platform
- Services provided across the United States
Building Diagnostics Group has the expertise, knowledge and experience to perform electrical infrared inspections of even the most difficult projects in Charlotte. Call us at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online to discuss your project.