Infrared Windows and Inspection Services

Infrared Windows
Schneider Electric Services provides infrared windows that can be retrofit into any brand of electrical distribution equipment. Having infrared windows installed in existing equipment enables permanent access for inspection of electrical components without disturbing operations. More importantly, it removes the operator from contact with energized parts.

H.VIR COMET Infrared Window

  • Best-in-class patented window transparent to infrared rays
  • Available in 2”, 3” and 4” viewing diameters
  • Universal design compatible with all infrared cameras
  • Rated for indoor/outdoor use

CAP Series Rectangular Window

  • Larger window available in three standard widths or custom sizes
  • Can be used in place of multiple round windows; ideal for LI Switches

Transmissive Panel Cover (TPC)
Replace existing gutter covers on panelboards and switchboards to allow infrared inspection of cable lugs

H.VIR Comet Infrared Window:  The best-in-class H.VIR Comet Infrared Window is a patented transparent window made of a glass-like material that is transparent to infrared rays and allows hot spots to be registered by a thermographic camera. This second generation design is a universal type that is compatible with either shortwave or longwave cameras. Available in 2", 3", and 4" viewing diameters, H.VIR Comet infrared windows can be installed quickly due to the locking-ring design (no small mounting screws). Additional features include:

• 98% transmission of infrared wavelengths       • Arc flash tested to 63kA
• 100% transmission of visual wavelengths • UL approved and NML tested

In addition to our standard line of 2 in., 3 in. and 4 in. H.VIR Comet infrared window, Schneider Electric Services offers the cost-effective CAP and TPC series to fit almost any application. [More information]

H.VIS Electric Eye Viewing Window: A more cost-effective solution if only visual inspection is desired for a given application. For example, the H.VIS Electric Eye can easily be retrofit to disconnect switches to help comply with NFPA 70E Article 120. It states that wherever possible, prior to working on downstream equipment, visually verify that all blades of the disconnecting device are fully open.

Infrared Inspection Services
Infrared inspections are recommended in conjunction with periodic maintenance and testing programs to improve equipment reliability. Regular infrared inspections may even qualify for reduced insurance premiums. Conducted by skilled technicians using state-of-the art digital infrared equipment, our infrared inspections include a custom, comprehensive test report that contains test findings and recommendations for corrective actions. [More information]