CorDEX Instruments Launches Intelligent Infrared Windows to Help Comply With Electrical Safety Standards
MIDDLESBROUGH, England, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
New technology and industry-leading smartphone app will significantly cut inspection
times and streamline monitoring process
CorDEX Instruments [http://www.irwindows.com ] has designed and manufactured a brand
new range of Intelligent Infrared Windows which will increase the speed and effectiveness
of electrical infrared inspection and thermal imaging and also significantly reduce costs.
The company’s IW3000 and IW4000 Infrared (IR) Windows will help companies comply with
NFPA70E electrical safety standards and are fully certified and tested to UL50, UL50V and
UL1558 and take inspection and predictive maintenance to a new level of safety, efficiency
IR windows allow engineers to inspect hundreds of electrical connections and
components through a data collection point, while never opening the energised electrical
equipment. Modern IR windows are designed to protect against the risk of arc flash hazards
which can pose significant safety challenges wherever industrial electrical equipment is
used. An arc flash is a type of electrical explosion which can be triggered by a variety
of electro-mechanical and accidental causes.
To coincide with the launch, CorDEX has also developed a smartphone app which for the
first time allows engineers to use the company’s specialist software during IR Window
inspections in the field.
CorDEX has built a strong reputation of developing and manufacturing products which
are made for hazardous environments and its Intelligent IR windows allow inspections to be
carried out with minimum fuss and without the need to shut down the equipment or use bulky
protective clothing while it is live.
Business Development Director, Marcus Halliday, said: “As electrical equipment is
upgraded around the world to meet modern industry standards the need for effective
electrical infrared inspection and thermal imaging will continue to grow.
“Our IW series of Intelligent Infrared Windows has been developed and tested to the
highest industry standards and combined with our industry-leading software and smartphone
app will save valuable time in the field as well as make the monitoring process more
efficient and cost effective.”
CorDEX’s Intelligent IR Windows use a unique and simple quarter turn fixing and
spring-loaded hinged cover which dramatically reduces the time spent on regular
inspections and saves up to ten seconds per window when compared with some competitors.
They are also completely removable and reusable, helping to reduce future capital costs.
The windows are also supplied with downloadable CorDEX CONNECT(TM) and RoutePLANNIR(TM
) software packages which give users the ability to, track, monitor and correct data
collected from individual windows. Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and barcode
features, engineers can also input and log readings, calibration maps and algorithms
against individual windows or access specific transmission correction figures, create
maintenance scheduling and plan inspection routes.
The company has also developed a smartphone app which will allow engineers to use of
the software on-site while inspecting its IW Series Intelligent IR Windows. The free app
provides the ability to create installation lists, tag details and photos with specific IW
Series Windows and email any requests to the user’s purchasing department or a local
The app’s transmission function also allows the user to obtain IW Series Window
specific transmission data by entering the windows’ serial code or scanning the barcode.
Temperature readings for the windows can be recorded manually to obtain the transmission
correction. Users can also use the app to contact a CorDEX representative should they
require any assistance.
CorDEX Instruments has developed a range of bespoke hand-held technologies ideally
suited to the hazardous environments of the energy industry. Manufactured in the UK to the
highest possible standards, its intrinsically safe and explosion-proof equipment
eliminates the need for shutdown or hot work permits in Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and
CorDEX has a network of distributors across the North America, South America, Africa,
Australasia, Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East. For more information, visit
SOURCE CorDEX Instruments