The infrared-transparent insulation protection cover (GAT) is the world's first special resin transparent cover that simultaneously passes "visible radiation" and infrared radiation.
The Japan Atomic Power Company conducted the research, and the Asahi Kasei Group developed and commercialized the infrared-transparent insulation protection cover.
- Award for TPM Excellence
in Product (Development Award)
awarded in 2012
Characteristics of Infrared-transparent insulation protection cover (GAT)
A "visual inspection" and an "infrared thermography inspection" can be simultaneously conducted from the top of the protection cover.
By making poly-olefin resin, which is normally cloudy and opaque, this protection cover solved at a stroke issues concerning existing protection covers of a switchboard etc., such as "a visible transparent resin does not pass infrared radiation" or "a resin that passes infrared radiation has poor transparency and is not suitable for visual observation."
Specifications of infrared-transparent insulation protection cover (GAT)
|Size of the product
|Width x Length
|Width 380 to 400 mm × Length 1,000 mm
|Chemical name or common name
|120 to 140℃
|Recommended temperature with which the product can be used stably
|80oC or below
|910 to 950kg/m3
|The Fire Service Act: Designated combustibles (synthetic resins (other types)) <3,000 kg or greater>
- Insulation protection cover for monitoring deterioration and looseness of electric equipment (such as a power distribution switchboard)
- Protection cover for general targets of photographing by infrared camera
Comparison of transmittance with acrylic resin (imaging example of heating coil)
|State of visual inspection
|State of infrared thermography inspection
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