Power Generation Management

Drones solutions provide critical visual and thermal data on the condition of power stations, so personnel can identify risks and address them quickly without shutting down operations.

Power Generation Management Key Benefits

Boiler Inspection

Send drones instead of inspection personnel into the boiler for an automated, complete internal inspection without shutting down opeartions, while keeping inspectors safe.

Wind Turbine Inspection

Conduct automated flights up and around wind turbines to document their conditions and zoom in to defects for timely repairs.

Solar Photovoltaic System Inspection

Gain real-time temperature readings of solar panels using drones equipped with visual and radiometric thermal sensors to immediately identify abnormalities.

Boiler Inspection

Traditional Challenges in Boiler Inspection

  • An inspection platform or scaffolding is required to access and inspect boilers, which poses safety risks to personnel while costing time and money.
  • Inspection reports done by different team members are not consolidated or even digitized, making recordkeeping challenging.
  • How Drones Inspect Boilers

  • Drones are compact and flexible, able to fly into boilers for a full scan without shutdowns or endangering inspection workers.The live footage helps identify risks for informed decision-making.
  • DJI drones are equipped with advanced obstacle sensing systems with the option to add a spotlight attachment, so they can be reliably deployed for internal inspections.
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    Wind Turbine Inspection

    Traditional Challenges in Wind Turbine Inspection

  • Operations need to be paused for inspections, where cranes lift personnel high up to get close to the blades and record observational data, which is risky and time-consuming.
  • Inspection data are qualitative records that might not be digitized, which can cause issues in recordkeeping and takes longer from inspection to repairs.
  • How Drones Inspect Wind Turbines

  • Automated flight routes can be set up to conduct thorough, repeatable inspections of the wind turbine without safety risks to personnel.
  • Drones can get close-up images of defects on the blade such as cracks, water ingress, corrosion or rust with a zoom camera without shutting down operations.
  • Drone inspection results are quantitative and digitized, facilitating data analysis and recordkeeping.
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    Solar Photovoltaic System Inspection

    Traditional Challenges in Solar PV System Inspection

  • Inspecting solar panels from the ground can be slow and incomprehensive due to limitations in perspective and handheld devices.
  • Inspection data are qualitative records that might not be digitized, which can cause issues in recordkeeping and takes longer from inspection to repairs.
  • How Drones Inspect Solar PV Systems

  • Automated flight routes can be set up to conduct thorough, repeatable inspections of solar farms without safety risks to personnel.
  • Drones enable teams to view temperature readings and visible-light footage in real-time so any hotspots on the PV components can be identified immediately.
  • Drone inspection data is digitized and ready for further analysis or recordkeeping, significantly improving efficiency.
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