Thermal Techniques' Industrial-Grade Infrared Windows Make Equipment Inspections Much Easier and Safer

Charlotte, N.C. – Thermal Techniques, a leading thermal infrared service provider for more than 35 years, is proud to offer IRISS Infrared (IR) Windows so their customers can eliminate risk and protect assets all while giving their customers the kind of excellence and service they have come to rely on.

By partnering with IRISS, a leader in the infrared (IR) window market, Thermal Techniques will enhance their superior customer experience and industry knowledge with the patented, industrial-grade IR Windows.  IR Windows will allow infrared inspections to take place while complying with NFPA Rule 70E, which is a list of electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces during activities like installation, operation and maintenance and demolition of electrical conductors, electrical equipment, signaling and communications conductors, and equipment and raceways.

With Thermal Techniques behind the installation of the IRISS IR Window you get:


- Safety

   • Perform IR scans without opening enclosures and eliminating arc flash hazards.

   • Complies with National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) safety rules

- Speed

   • Decreases the time taken to perform an Infrared Inspection

   • No panel covers to remove/replace

- Productivity

   • NFPA Rule 70E compliant and safe inspections in a fraction of the time. Inspect more often, on your schedule – with instant access.

   • Requires only one person vs. three

   • Eliminates need for cumbersome PPE

   • Guarded condition reduces arc flash triggers

Panel removal on electrical equipment is one of the riskiest activities a worker can perform, but when working with closed panels, infrared windows will eliminate 99.9 percent of arc flash triggers during inspection; therefore, the core benefit of infrared windows is they comply with OSHA regulations and NFPA Rule 70E and focus on removing the risk of an accident.

Additionally, opening the panels to inspect equipment usually requires 2-4 workers, but using an infrared window speeds up the inspection time and requires fewer workers, freeing up employees to be more productive elsewhere.

"Now you can safely inspect your piece of equipment without exposing yourself to injury or damage," said Rick Miner, the founder/owner of Thermal Techniques.

Thermal Techniques is now the Regional Distributor for IRISS. In leading the region with over 35 years of performing thermal imaging services and solutions, Thermal Techniques now adds another valuable tool to better support all of their client’s needs with eliminating risk and protecting assets all while giving their customers the kind of excellence and service they have come to rely on.

The infrared window is permanently mounted onto any metal enclosure, allowing for a safe, thorough inspection.

Infrared inspections can be used as a preventive, or predictive, maintenance tool; instead of suffering a catastrophic shutdown that can interrupt any or all of your facilities’ uptime and production.  Performing an infrared inspection allows a company to find the potential issues before they happen.  This type of "non-destructive testing" allows you to keep your operation and productivity running without shutting down.

For more information on infrared windows and Thermal Techniques’ other products, please visit their website at  or call them at 704-343-0888.


Thermal Techniques is a leading thermal infrared service provider with 30 years of industry experience. We provide commercial facilities with quality assurance that specifically minimizes downtime and maximizes productivity with these infrared scanning services.

We sell and use top of the line thermal imagers so you can be rest assured that we will locate any abnormal thermal patterns on or in your equipment and facility. While your facility is hard at work, we strategically fit in like staff, find those hidden “real time” issues, and properly advise you on the best solutions so that repairs can be made immediately. We aim to do everything in our power to not let your facility fail and cost you downtime.

About IRISS, Inc.

IRISS industrial-grade Infrared (IR) windows give customers an efficient way to safely inspect electrical equipment without exposure to the risk of a hazardous arc flash, accidents or injuries. Our unique window designs feature a durable, clear polymer lens that allows visual, UV and short/mid/longwave IR spectrum inspections and are available in custom shapes and sizes to fit the needs of any application. Through our Safety and Maintenance Academy of Reliability Technologies, IRISS offers many unique training and certification classes that provide the practical experience and knowledge necessary to complete electrical maintenance inspections safely and efficiently. For more information, visit

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