IR Windows
IR Windows

VPFRVPFR

 

Save Time, Save Money, Stay Safe:

 

Industrial-grade VPFR series infrared windows from IRISS will enable thermographers to survey critical electrical applications more efficiently and more safely than ever before.

 

NFPA standards recommend infrared inspection under fully energized conditions; but PPE requirements and panel cover removal and reinstallation are time-consuming and therefore costly. Use of the VPFR nearly eliminates the risks associated with infrared electrical inspection by providing companies with a non-invasive, closed-panel inspection methodology. Thermographers inspecting through the window are never exposed to energized conductors and circuit parts, and not engaged in risk-increasing behaviours (as outlined in the 130.7(C) (9) of NFPA 70E, and in CSA Z462). Therefore, the elevated levels of PPE prescribed by 70E for invasive surveys are not required when utilizing the VPFR, thereby minimizing survey time while maximizing safety.

 

Protected by an Unconditional Lifetime Warranty!

 

VPFR Features:

 

Industry's ONLY impact resistant IR window: Patented reinforced optic exceeds high-voltage switchgear viewing pane standards.

 

Fixed and Stable IR transmission rates: Industrial-grade materials guaranteed against transmission loss for accurate qualitative and quantitative analysis.

 

Born out of necessity: Created by Level III Thermographer as solution to hazards and shortcomings of traditional techniques / materials.

 

Manufactured from non-conductive UL94 plastics insulated to 30kV/mm.

 

Certifications:

 

  • UL 50V
  • UL 746C
  • UL 508A; ANSI UL 508A
  • IP65 / NEMA 4
  • Lloyds of London Type Approval

 

The IRISS Industrial-Grade VPFR series was specifically designed to exceed the industrial and building maintenance communities' demands for impact resistant IR windows with a stable transmission rate.

 

The reinforcing hexagon pattern is constructed of an Aluminium Core with 2 coats of insulating, switchgear-grade nylon - the same material used in most contactors found on industrial switchgear.

 

The patented design, construction and materials used make the IRISS industrial-grade viewing panes the ONLY impact resistant IR windows on the market today.

 

  • IEEE C37.20.2 (A.3.6)
  • UL746C

 

Applications

 

The IRISS VPFR infrared windows are the most robust infrared window solution available; and they offer the most comprehensive warranty in the industry: an Unconditional Lifetime Warranty

 

The VPFR passes all relevant impact tests due to their patented design and industrial-grade materials, and they maintain stable transmission rates in typical industrial environments.

 

Our clients are using the VPFR extensively in:

 

  • Substations (indoor and outdoor)
  • MCC's
  • Motor termination Boxes
  • Mining applications
  • Oil Platforms
  • Refineries
  • Paper Mills
  • Utilities
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Computer Data Centres
  • Steel Mills
  • Aluminium Plants

 

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VPFCVPFC

 

Crystal Infrared Windows

 

Calcium Fluoride (CaF2) has long been used in research applications. It is a cost-effective solution that performs well in controlled environments where humidity, chemical exposure, vibration and high frequency noise can be minimized or eliminated.

 

The transmission rate characteristics of CaF2 are ideal for higher temperature applications, short and medium wave thermography and for the visual spectrum where transmission rates are over 90%. Long wave transmission rates will vary (typically between 50% and 60%) based on imager sensitivities at different wavelengths.

 

VPFC infrared windows are specially coated to reduce and delay the transmission loss due to moisture/humidity. However, industrial users are strongly encouraged to investigate the VPFR series of Industrial-Grade Infrared Windows which are specifically designed for stability in harsh industrial environments.

 

VPFC Features

 

Transparent crystal allows for visual and UV (Corona Camera) inspections.

 

Calcium Fluoride does not meet impact requirements of IEEE for medium and high-voltage switchgear where any visual viewing pane in switchgear (Crystal IR windows are used for Visual as well as IR Inspections) above 1kV must undergo a mandatory impact test (IEEE C.37.20.2 section a.3.6)

 

Compatible with long wave and short wave IR imagers.

 

Ultraviolet transmission compatible with corona cams.

 

Fluoride-based crystals can be used in industrial environments, however, they are best suited for laboratory environments where moisture, humidity, vibration and high-frequency noise can be controlled, and where the imager can be periodically recalibrated to the transmission rate of the optic Housing made of "switchgear-grade" plastics: insulated to 30kV/mm, non-conductive, and UL94 compliant

 

Certifications

 

  • UL 50V
  • UL 508A; ANSI UL 508A
  • IP65 / NEMA 4
  • Lloyds of London Type Approval

 

VPFC Durability

 

The VPFC infrared window can be constructed from a variety of different types of crystal materials. The most common material is Calcium Fluoride.

 

Calcium Fluoride is not an impact resistant material (as shown below), and therefore is not recommended for the industrial environment. However it is resilient enough for use in most research applications where environments are controlled and chance of impact is minimal.

 

Industrial-Grade Performance

 

VPFC crystal infrared windows are primarily suited for research or laboratory applications where the environment is controlled and risk of impact is minimal.

 

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CAPCAP

 

Who says infrared windows have to be round...

 

In the past, round, Infrared (IR) windows were typically no larger than 4 inches due to the inherent limitations of crystal materials used in the manufacturing of windows...i.e., the larger the crystal, the more fragile it becomes.

 

Our Innovations in the materials used in the IRISS VPFR series, "The World's Only Industrial- Grade Infrared Window" combined with the inherent durability and transmission stability are the cornerstone of the IRISS CAP Range of products. Today, because of the stability of design and transmission, IRISS is producing and engineering IR windows that are customized to the application - rather than trying to manage the application to the limitations of the size or shape of the IR windows readily available for use.

 

The IRISS CAP series of Infrared windows now come in standard sizes of 6, 12 and 24 inches and allows for more freedom to inspect multiple components through one Infrared window, thus reducing the number of IR windows required and the installation time and costs associated with them.

 

At IRISS, your safety and compliance with regulations and protocols is always at the forefront of our Research and Development. The full IRISS CAP Range offers innovation to create products that are simply "safer by design".

 

World's first impact resistant Infrared and Visual Inspection Window.

 

When you require a visual inspection at the same time as your IR inspection, the IRISS CAP-V Series should be your window of choice. There are a number of tests that have to be completed to allow the assembly to comply with the mandatory requirements of IEEE C37 20.0.a.3.6 and UL746C and the IR lens incorporated in the IRISS CAP series was designed to comply with these standards. IRISS now incorporates an impact resistant clear poly carbonate lens in the CAP-V that meets these mandatory impact, load and flammability requirements. (Something that NO crystal IR window can accomplish.)

 

Include Steel Covers for Added Durability and Protection...

 

The IRISS CAP-VC series offers the ability to specify locking protective covers for your IR Window.

 

These are especially useful in areas of high traffic and protect the IR and visual viewing panes from impact, flying debris and dust.

 

Standard hinged covers offer locking capabilities and protect the IR Viewing panes and are available in the entire CAP series.

 

Because of the customization available in the IRISS CAP series, we have the CAP-VCH range to offer Protective covers for the IR inspection and visual viewing pane with a single door.

 

CAP DurabilityCAP Durability

 

The Custom Application Panel (CAP) solution from IRISS was specifically designed to exceed the demands of the industrial and building maintenance community. The window panes are impact resistant and maintain a stable transmission rate.

 

The CAP series uses the same patented design and construction as the VPFR industrial-grade viewing panes - the ONLY impact resistant IR windows on the market today.

 

  • IEEE C37.20.2 (A.3.6)
  • UL746C

 

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TPCTPC

 

Control Risk with Infrared Transmissive Panel Covers

 

Thermographers can identify loose connections and other anomalies in PDUs, but typically dead- front panels must be removed to allow a clear view of connections. Removing the panel covers on electrical equipment over 50V requires use of PPE and carries the very real risk of dislodging breakers which could bring a facility and its profitability to their knees.

 

Non-invasive thermography through the patented optic in the Infrared Transmissive Panel Covers (TPC series) from IRISS provides thermographers with the visibility they need without any added risk to personnel or plant. Inspections will take a fraction of the time and can be performed during peak loading for meaningful data.

 

Ask your IRISS representative how these custom sized solutions can be the next invaluable tool in your Electrical Preventive Maintenance Program.

 

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TPC Features

 

Custom sized to fit your application.

 

Based on the same patented designs used in standard IRISS infrared windows.

 

Thermographers gain full access to view connections, without the risks associated with panel removal.

 

TPC Durability

 

The Transmissive Panel Cover (TPC) solution from IRISS was specifically designed to exceed the demands of the industrial and building maintenance community. The window panes are impact resistant and maintain a Fixed and Stable IR transmission rate.

 

The TPC series uses the same patented design and construction as the VPFR industrial-grade viewing panes - the ONLY impact resistant IR windows on the market today.

 

  • IEEE C37.20.2 (A.3.6)
  • UL746C

 

TPC ApplicationsTPC Applications

 

Control Risk While Inspecting Power Distribution Panels (PDUs).

 

Removing the dead-front panels from PDUs to inspect breaker connections is risky business. The IRISS TPC solutions allow thermographers to inspect breaker connections while leaving the dead- front panel in place. The result is a safer, faster and virtually risk-free inspection that can enable thermographers to catch otherwise hidden faults before they result in costly downtime.

 

Our clients are using the TPC Solution extensively in PDU Panels:

 

  • Office Complexes
  • Banks
  • Trading Houses
  • Computer Data Centres
  • Other industries:
  • Refineries
  • Paper Mills
  • Utilities
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Computer Data Centres
  • Steel Mills
  • Aluminium Plants

 

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