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Project Info

Rendered properties can often prove problematic when they begin to fail. Typical failures result in large sections of concrete falling from potentially 10's of metres up. Our client had a large residential and commercial property portfolio which were all built and rendered in the late 1950s and 60s. Many of these properties were multi-storey and multi-tenure. Traditionally, our client would wait for a render failure, notify tenants, scaffold an entire block then hammer test each elevation until they found defective areas. This process was proving far too costly and time consuming and was not a scalable solution.


How IRT Surveys helped: 

Services used :

  • Thermal Imaging
  • The House Survey


IRT surveyed all of the properties over 4 evenings and identified all regions of delamination/boss render for each property. From ground level, we could detect a defect as  small as 12 cm2 3 storeys up. No need to alert the tenants or cause disruption with scaffolding. Each property was uploaded to our site where the results could be viewed securely and onsite by contractors. This data set resulted in the realisation that only 4% of the properties revealed significant issues requiring further action. The remaining properties can be assessed on a yearly basis with any delamination being detected early.  

Predictive Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance

Is your facility running too hot?

Electrical inspections can often be slow and only carried out during downtime or when a failure occurs. Many insurance companies now insist on an annual thermal inspection for compliance. IRT Surveys can provide a cost effective solution whereby we provide a suitable report and information to allow  electricians and engineers to carry out repairs.

Companies who practice infrared predictive maintenance regularly check the temperature of critical equipment, allowing them to track operating conditions over time and quickly identify unusual readings for further inspection.

By monitoring equipment performance and scheduling maintenance when needed, we can reduce 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.

Heat is often an early symptom of equipment damage or malfunction, making it a key performance parameter monitored in predictive maintenance  programmes.

Integrating thermography into your maintenance schedule

Infrared thermography cameras are the first line of defense in a predictive maintenance program. IRT Surveys can quickly measure and compare heat signatures for each piece of equipment on the inspection route, without disrupting operations. 

Contact us today to find out how we can incorporate planned maintenance into your schedule. 

Predictive Maintenance