OMI Infrared is an Ohio company founded in 2013 and based in the northwest corner of the state. The main focus of OMI Infrared is infrared inspection for preventive and predictive maintenance for industrial, commercial, utilities and residential use.
The use of an infrared inspection not only helps increase reliability but will also assist in reducing energy and maintenance costs.
As part of our program, we also offer testing for the effects of motor shaft currents. These induced currents greatly reduce the life of your motor bearings.
OMI Infrared, LLC, is owned and operated by Craig Preston, an Infraspection Institute Level III Certified Thermographer. In addition to being a Level III Certified Thermographer, Mr. Preston also possesses an earned degree in Electromechanical Engineering. Over the years, Craig has worked as:
- a construction and excavating contractor
- a plumbing and heating contractor
- insulation contractor
- electrical controls technician
- an industrial electrician and maintenance technician
For more than 17 years prior to OMI Infrared I worked with a municipal utility system. My responsibilities included managing a power plant with 4 fossil fuel generators. At this time, my primary focus was the reliability of the generating units that ranged in size from 2.5 megawatts to 19 megawatts.
I was project manager of the rehabilitation of a 5 megawatt hydroelectric plant and the construction of a distribution substation.
During this time I was also the operations manager of the entire utility. Beside power production, the utility consisted of electric distribution, water treatment and distribution and a telecommunications system.
It is clear from the above positions which I have held that OMI Infrared is well-suited to providing you with knowledgeable and reliable service.
Please contact us and see what OMI Infrared can do for you!
~ Here are Some Services We Can Provide for You ~
- Infrared in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana
- Infrared inspection of industrial electrical systems
- infrared inspection of mechanical systems
- Infrared inspection of Utility substations
- infrared inspection of Utility distribution systems
- infrared inspection of Utility transmission systems
- Infrared inspection of electrical and mechanical systems of commercial facilities
- infrared inspection of schools
- infrared inspection of hospitals
- Infrared inspection for energy loss
- infrared inspection to locate underground steam lines or leaks
- infrared motor shaft voltage testing
~ Our Service Area ~
- Toledo, OH
- Fort Wayne, IN
- Jackson, MI
- Lima, OH
- Columbus, OH
- Dayton, OH
- Cincinnati, OH
- Cleveland, OH
- Indianapolis, IN
- Detroit, MI
Why do an Infrared Inspection?
The short answer is to save money.
The National Fire Protection Association has realized the value of thermography in the prevention of fire and personal injury.
Because thermal imaging records heat emitted by an object and as the object continues to decay it creates more heat. The eventual failure may cause a fire.
Depending on how catastrophic the failure is, this failure could cause injuries to nearby people.
Today, many insurance companies offer discounts if an infrared inspection is done on an applicant’s electrical systems; or, the insurance company may even require the omi infrared inspection be performed as a condition of being insured.
Besides the insurance savings, a more important result is the savings from lost production.
If a failure is experienced during normal production hours and production stops, revenues are lost. Employees are no longer being productive, materials may need to be disposed of, if equipment is left running in idle conditions energy is wasted, other equipment may be damaged, and the losses could add up to thousands in a short period of time.
A thermal survey could locate a failing or faulty component and be repaired in a non emergency procedure preventing unnecessary losses.