Industrial inspection

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Industrial inspection

 

Detect problems early through highly accurate data: Cost-saving. Safe. Faster than ever before!  

Equipped with measuring, locating and navigation instruments, these drones are increasingly taking on important tasks in service and industrial inspection. State-of-the-art thermal, multi-spectral and high-resolution high-tech cameras complement the important analyses of industrial and factory facilities, pipelines, radio masts, wind turbines, high-voltage lines, gas and oil tanks, cranes, industrial chimneys, gas and oil platforms, etc. Often already fully automated!
 
Additional, time-consuming and cost-intensive scaffolding is no longer necessary. The drones fulfill their service mission independently in flight, if desired also in a swarm, and fly to their multiple targets according to a digital flight route. In doing so, they determine the required information for service in the best quality - directly! This makes it possible to plan a possible maintenance job more precisely and makes it considerably safer for the staff.

 

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Wind turbines


In addition to massive wind forces, wind turbines are also exposed to the weather. This can lead to damage such as hairline cracks or dirt, which can impair their performance and economic efficiency. Drones usually detect this damage within just one flight. Service and maintenance work is thus accelerated, and even cleaning work on the rotors can be carried out by them.


Radio masts

With the introduction of 5G radio technology, it is more important than ever that the radio masts are perfectly aligned, not only with each other. Using photogrammetry and lidar laser technology, radio masts can be accurately positioned and their antennas precisely geared directly towards during construction. Drones also make it easier to refit antennas on old masts. In service operations, the maintenance effort is determined in a short time on the masts - this also applies to measures of extended nature conservation. (When connecting to the fibre optic network, the combination of drone and ground penetrating radar supports cable laying).


Power transmission lines

Regular inspection of overhead electricity pylons ensures security of supply for private households and for the economy. The maintenance of these pylons is very dangerous due to the high voltage, their heights and the associated violent air currents and should therefore only be carried out on an accurate data basis. Regular inspection flights determine the need for service and enable necessary and targeted maintenance work. Photogrammetry, lidar laser technology and ortho-photography can be used in advance to determine impairments caused by vegetation at an early stage and thereby predictively minimise any hazards triggered.


Photovoltaic systems

Photovoltaic systems make an important contribution to the national electricity supply. Even during their construction, photogrammetric measurement using drones can optimise the optimal alignment of the modules for the highest possible energy yield. In addition, the environmental data of a photogrammetric flight allow a comprehensive shading analysis. This means that a performance forecast can already be made during the installation of the system. Drones equipped with thermographic measuring devices determine the performance status of each individual panel during the overflight and locate it with module accuracy. This makes it much easier to replace them if necessary.


More in progress...

 

References

 

Hörmann
TÜV SÜD