Drones are now regularly used in the utilities industry to improve efficiency and safety. Using high-resolution cameras and thermal imaging technology, drones can provide detailed images and data on the condition of built infrastructure such as power lines, towers and pipelines as well as equipment and other assets.
This helps companies detect potential problems before they become major issues. The use of drones for inspecting wind turbines is becoming mainstream as they offer significant advantages over conventional surveying systems. Remote technicians can perform more in-depth inspections by analysing drone-gathered images with photogrammetry software that creates digital models of the towers. As well as being useful for creating 3D maps of utility infrastructure to help companies better understand the layout and condition of their assets, they can be used to monitor for potential safety hazards such as gas leaks or fires without endangering humans.
ISS Aerospace is a pioneer in the use of autonomous drones for the inspection of remote offshore wind turbines. Our products are especially suitable because of their reliability and robustness in the face of inclement weather conditions. As well as being able to carry a range of payloads including high resolution cameras, they can fly autonomously, to carry out monitoring as part of a regular maintenance schedule. Please contact us for more information.
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