Safer, faster and more cost-effective than traditional methods
Tailored for power line inspections.
We have years of experience with power line inspections.
Power line Inspection Drone Services
Inspecting power lines is a dangerous, time consuming and expensive undertaking. But it’s necessary to keep a power system operating effectively and to avoid calamities such as fires that may occur from vegetation encroaching on the lines.
Drones can make a huge difference to the power line inspection operation. They cost less to operate than helicopters and are much faster and safer than traditional inspection methods.
We integrate solutions that are easy to transport, quick to set up, and can fly extended missions for power line inspections.
Power line drone inspections is not for everyone.
High KV power-lines, emit an invisible interference on the typical drone. This makes flying a drone near these lines extremely difficult. One has to stay a safe distance, with a lower resolution view of the power line, or use interference-resistant drones.
You cannot use a consumer drone without ferromagnetic protection for power-line inspections, you will simply fry up your flight controller!
Regardless, the power line inspection drone pilot must have domain expertise.
Power-line inspections require specialized technology stacks
We already mentioned that the drone must be resistant to some interference.
Thermal cameras, Corona cameras, and high-resolution cameras all combine to provide a more complete picture of the condition of the power lines.
We don’t just use any thermal camera. We use the radiometric version which is professionally calibrated and takes a temperature reading of every single pixel on the screen. This results in really precise measurements.
Domain expertise and tailored technology stack combine for the right Power Line Inspection Drone Service
A word about Drone Inspection Services.
You can’t just buy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), hire a pilot and operators, and suddenly be able to conduct inspection services.
Whether it’s a construction job site, cell towers, commercial properties, solar farms, storage tanks, or wind farms, all industrial inspection services are conducted in challenging environments. It does not matter whether we are collecting data for asset management, maintenance, or structural integrity inspections, Safety is of paramount importance in conduct on the job site. As a safety-conscious service provider, we start every project with a detailed scope and risk assessment to understand what exactly our service teams will inspect.
All our inspection services are conducted with a finely-tuned professional industrial drone equipped with highly accurate specialized sensors, such as the thermal imaging sensors from FLIR. Confined spaces inspections require specially designed unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The inspection applications and inspection processes are tailored for the specific industry, industrial setting, and client project requirements.
Before we conduct any drone flight our equipment and technology go through several safety checks. And, we conduct a visual inspection of the job site and surroundings before takeoff. Every piece of drone data including aerial images is secured as a valuable asset.
Bottom line – a UAS program for drone inspection will reduce costs, increase safety, and deliver data faster to your company. But in order for that drone program to be sustainable and consistent, you will need solutions (applications, processes, technology) and partners with industrial inspection domain expertise.
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