Client: Wind Turbine
Date: March 2017
Wind Turbine (Blade) Inspection – While using drones for blade inspection we can maintain a safe distance for our operators and your equipment all while capturing high end still photos or 4k video. This visual data can then be downloaded for immediate analysis and assessing blade damage for hairline cracks, near “end of warranty” protection for older wind turbines coming to end of life cycle, and insurance evidence collection. Thus, reducing the need for lengthy shut downs (up to 5 hours per turbine), the need for workers to be repelling or heavy equipment in sometimes unforgiving terrain.
Drone based wind turbine inspections are up to 10 times faster than traditional methods. By allowing for high resolution photo and video inspection competent operators collect data to be analyzed post flight. All of this equates to time saved in the field, reduced crew sizes and increased safety and efficiency.
All of the data obtained during a field inspection is uploaded to an online portal allowing for instant sharing with executives, investors and qualified inspection personnel. GPS assigned images allow for identification of each turbine allowing for quick decisions and deployment of repair crews in the event a critical failure is detected.