Autonomous drone inspection removes human error and minimizes downtime by enabling a quick, safe and accurate inspection. The drones provide high-quality, accessible data of critical assets.
Drones can monitor damage and defects producing repeatable and reliable results. Autonomous drone inspections produce a more accurate view of damage and defects than human manual inspections.
Automated drone inspection is the fastest most precise technology on the market. It is 6 times faster than ground-based camera inspection, 3 times faster than manually operated drones and can provide a large number of inspections in one day.
The drone takes 3D models of the assets in real time. Camera settings adjust automatically without human input and data is automatically uploaded to the cloud. Data is available immediately after uploading to the related software.
The drone’s average inspection time is just 15 minutes. Due to the speed of the system, downtime of an asset is minimal.
Precise and safe data is quickly accumulated automatically and can be used to accurately assess damage propagation, identify defects and spot trends for predictive maintenance. Information such as amount of erosion on the leading edge of the wind turbine blade, length of a crack and position of the defect are available and measurable.
Inspections can be scheduled when unexpected events occur to assess specific damages. Safety is never taken for granted. The highest safety standards are maintained at all times.
Renewable energy industry continues to grow, and so does the requirement for reliable, manageable and organized data. Special software unlocks better decision-making capability, more transparency and higher levels of automation at every level of an organization.
Software platforms allow the company to manage, and make sense of their data by digitizing operations and maintenance. The platform supports workflow for stakeholders at every level of the value chain.
Technicians, executives, vendors, engineers and partners can utilize the data to create and execute tasks and conduct data driven analysis.
The data provides an electronic medical record of all asset’s health incidents and repair status. This helps in managing tasks, planning, execution and providing insights into all assets.
Software is important for repair tracking and auditing. Tasks can be allocated and progress can be followed at every stage.
The data captured can be analysed easily. After inspections, high level findings can be accessed. Urgent items can be clearly identified. The analysed data can be used for damage and repair classification. Advanced analytics can be configured on dashboards for specific needs.