drones for telecommunications, energy & utilities

Problems We Solve

  • Improve Real Time Monitoring
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    Improve Workflow Efficiency
  • Faster Tracking of Assets
  • Communicate Progress Faster
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    Catch Conflicts Sooner
  • Identify Hazards and Enhance Safety
  • Mitigate Dirty, Dangerous, and Dull Jobs
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    Identify Trends — Good or Bad

Utilities, Telecommunications, and Energy drone inspections can be more complex. The telecommunications industry is one of the first industries to benefit from the use of Drones. Tower climbing is one of the most dangerous jobs and telecommunication operators can avoid risks using drones for telecommunications tower inspection. Commercial drones are changing the way operators are auditing and inspecting wireless infrastructure by enabling a safer collection of high-resolution imagery and video of tower structures and equipment. By deploying Drones, the industry will greatly improve the operational efficiencies by having reliable, accurate aerial data of their assets. Drones also reduce the need for workers to climb towers, high tension arrays, and poles to perform routine audits and inspections. Drones used for tower inspection also allow operators to quickly identify and verify tower equipment specifications and damage.

high voltage power lines

Power lines spanning vast distances are the circulatory system of modern power grids. They present unique maintenance challenges due to their geographical dispersion, as well as their height. Traditionally inspected by helicopter-based methods, they can be more easily and efficiently inspected using UAVs Inspection teams equipped with a Drones. Capable of capturing 20+ megapixel photos and 4K video the images these cameras capture are detailed enough for fine post-inspection analysis while the live feed will allow operators to see significant problems as they fly. 

Solar

Drone cameras offer many advantages for rooftop solar panel inspectors and operators of massive solar farms. In addition to being able to clearly view temperature anomalies on a crisp thermal image, Drones can be used to scan installed solar panels during normal operation across large areas within a short time frame. This allows problem panels to be isolated quickly, ready for remedial action, keeping energy production at optimum levels. Instead of sending inspectors out into the plant to check individual panels on foot, a flight overhead recorded using 4K video provides the image clarity needed to carry out initial inspections. Inspectors then are only required to investigate problem areas, significantly increasing their efficiency and productivity

turbine wind

Wind turbines present unique challenges for maintenance inspections. Current methods involve hoisting staff to heights that present significant health and safety risks. As a result each inspection requires extensive downtime and meticulous planning before it can be carried out, reducing the overall efficiency of energy generation. Conducting wind turbine inspections via UAVs is a significant improvement over existing methods. A UAV is able to fly precisely and accurately in close proximity to the turbine, taking away the need to put people at risk. 

Oil and gas

Safety and efficiency are paramount to modern energy refining facilities and inspections are mission critical to maintaining operations. Traditional inspection methods have always been challenging as facilities can cover large areas with complex structural layouts. UAVs allow for even the largest facilities to be inspected quickly providing simple, high altitude facility surveying as well as close proximity vertical inspection. When sensor technologies are applied, these systems allow teams to quickly identify structural weaknesses, scan for hot spots, identify gas leaks and much more, empowering them to make decisions quickly and move more efficiently to remedial actions.

Drone mapping is a powerful new tool for inspection allowing you to safely and easily capture a high-resolution aerial view of a site in minutes. Back in the office, or out in the field, it’s easy to analyze high-fidelity reconstructions of sites, make measurements and share comments to help you make better and faster decisions.
Drone services and images will offer you the ability to confidently assess their condition allowing you to focus your resources and time directly where they are needed. Eliminating or greatly reducing evaluation time frees up resources for other tasks, higher productivity simply makes your business more effective.