“We are excited about our new partnership with IRISS and believe the addition of this product line to our assessment, engineering, testing and mitigation services will provide great value to our customers. IRISS is the industry leader, a world class manufacturer and provides a product line that also includes an unconditional lifetime warranty. That’s a caliber that matches who we are and what were all about,” says Mike Balinskas, General Manager of PowerHawke, Inc. “We believe this supports our growing arc flash engineering position in the market and allows us to continue to deliver superior solutions to our growing client base.”
The IRISS technology uses a patented polymer technology that allows proper emissivity characteristics while electrical conditions are being observed with special IR cameras by PowerHawke’s certified Thermographers. The installation of these windows is generally done in a short time frame while the electrical equipment is in a de-energized state. PowerHawke’s strategy is to integrate these directly into the customized, multi-year preventive maintenance service offerings that it provides customers.
“Customer are looking for cost-effective mitigation options when it comes to arc flash and plans to reduce those risks are being implemented each day,” says Bob O’Meara, Sales Manager for PowerHawke. “Our ability to immediately integrate this leading technology into our mitigation solutions for preventive electrical maintenance raises the bar and keeps us and correspondingly our customers at the forefront of operations and safety. We are looking forward to being able to engineer this enhancement into the critical power systems of our diverse customer base and continue to help companies keep workers safe.”
With more than 10,000 individual pieces of equipment inspected each year utilizing Infrared Thermography, PowerHawke works at the forefront of preventive services and electrical safety. As arc flash/blast and its devastating consequences increases in its understanding in the mainstream of building and facilities management, mitigation techniques utilizing IR windows provide a substantial reduction in the possibility of flash or blast from an electrical accident during the act of opening electrical equipment for inspection.
About IRISS, Inc.
Established in 2007, IRISS, Inc. is a privately held company whose mission is to enable companies to “save time, save money and stay safe.” As manufacturer of the world’s first and only industrial-grade infrared windows, IRISS’s end-user-designed products are the heart of efficient and safe work processes for infrared electrical surveys and thereby provide the means with which companies can reduce and eliminate the risk of arc flash to plant assets and personnel. IRISS, Inc. corporate offices are located in Bradenton, Florida, US, with additional offices located in Chelmsford, Essex, UK, and Melbourne, Victoria, AU. For additional information on IRISS, visit www.iriss.com.
By facilitating closed-panel inspections, use of IRISS infrared windows eliminate 99.9% of arc flash triggers during IR electrical surveys and help companies to comply with NFPA and OSHA mandates.
PowerHawke, Inc. offers a wide range assessment, engineering, testing and mitigation services for Critical Power Systems for owners of all types of businesses from insurance and healthcare, to entertainment and gaming, to development and retail, to colleges and universities across New England and beyond. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of large privately held construction services company. As part of this 35-year, family owned and operated company, PowerHawke serves customers with a range of staff from its offices in Farmington, CT. For more information, visit powerhawke.com