Drones are the aircrafts without human pilots on board. They may be operated either through remote control or autonomously by onboard computerized systems. Given the steady increase in its usage in different industrial applications, drone technology is being rapidly commercialized. One of its emerging applications is wind turbine and blade inspection. Traditionally, these inspections are done by people who climb to a height of about 100 meters to reach the hub of the wind energy generator. In manual inspections, the rope access method is used.There are several methods for turbine inspection, like the cherry picker, service platform, hydraulic crane or rope descent. The problem with these methods is that they involve heavy equipment or climbing, which is time consuming, costly and very dangerous.
Drone wind turbine inspection provides you with an extremely in-depth look at the health of each blade with 3D models, close-up, high quality photos, 4K video and thermal imaging. And we do it at least twice as fast and for 25-50% of the cost of traditional manual inspection. The inspectors take pictures of turbine rotors and blades with a small digital camera to be analyzed later for faults. However, this method is slow (one or two turbines are covered per day) and unsafe. With the use of drone technology, the inspection process can be made faster and safer.
IDENTIFICATION AND SURVEYING OF WIND FARM SITE CAPACITY
MONITORING OF LARGE COMPONENTS LOGISTICS
LIVE VIDEO STREAMING OF TURBINE INSTALLATION
INSPECTIONS FOR POST INSTALLATION
TURBINE VISUAL INSPECTIONS
STRESS ANALYSIS OF TURBINE
INSPECTION OF INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT
HEALTH ANALYSIS OF TURBINES
PERIODIC PERIMETER INSPECTION OF WIND FARM
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT INSPECTIONS
VEGETATION GROWTH MONITORING
ASSET MANAGEMENT AND ROUTE SURVEYING