This paper examines the potential to integrate two important means of preventative maintenance in electrical utility systems - bird and animal contact mitigation and infrared thermography.

While the concept of reliable thermographic imagery of covered connections is conceptually valid, and practicably feasible, until now these two precautionary measures have ostensibly competing operational criteria.

Now, electricity supply operators can develop training and field testing protocols, using quantitative and comparative methods that can provide actionable preventative maintenance data.

I am interested in receiving the Bowen Infrared study that examines the potential to integrate two important means of preventative maintenance in electrical utility systems: bird and animal contact mitigation and infrared thermography.