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Wind turbine inspections 2017-08-30T10:33:46+00:00

Wind turbine
inspections

REAL drone technology, REAL experience, SHARPER results

The same features that make Automatic Detailed Inspection so compelling for electric transmission and distribution inspection applies for wind power plants: speed, safety, and simplicity. ADI dramatically reduces the time required for detailed wind turbine inspections while also lowering the demands on field drone pilots. More systems are thoroughly inspected each day while still greatly improving the wind farm operator’s safety factors.

Wind Turbine
Inspection Workflow

Drone

Drone

Plan & Capture

Plan & Capture

Process & Visualisation

Process & Visualisation

Analysis (Optional)

Analysis
(Optional)

Actionable Report (Optional)

Actionable Report
(Optional)

Inspire 2

Because of its ability to operate in strong winds, turbine inspections use the proven DJI Inspire 2 aircraft along with the Zenmuse X5S 20MP camera. The DJI Inspire 1 can also be used with the Zenmuse XT thermal camera to expose differential cooling effects often seen with small and difficult to detect surface cracks.

Inspire 2

Software

Sharper Pilot generates ADI flight plans. Pilot’s geospatial awareness and metadata capabilities solves the difficult of problem of determining image location and orientation for wind turbine inspectors.

Effortless Automation

Pilot software automatically generates flight paths to efficiently inspect wind turbines with minimal input from the Pilot In Command.

Effortless Automation

Transparent Results

Sharper Inspector presents wind inspection personnel with a spatially organized display of the large quantity of images collected during inspection operations.

Effortless Automation

Outcome

Just as with our other ADI services, the Sharper Viewer provides complete access to all inspection assets, clearly identifying any anomalies identified by expert wind energy inspectors. If desired, a XML, CSV or PDF file of inspection results can be easily generated.

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