Wind Farm Inspection
WIND TURBINE INSPECTION
Wind turbine towers and rotor blades are exposed to the whims of the weather. Drone inspection provides a visual or thermographic image of the state of the components.
Benefits of drone inspection
Hail, snow, lightning, rain, salt and dust are just some of the things wind turbine components must endure. Using our drone inspection solution for visual inspection of on- and offshore wind turbines provides benefits such as:
safe working environment
high quality images and video
access to otherwise inaccessible areas
preventive maintenance planning.
A drone inspection is a cost-effective and efficient inspection method compared to traditional telephotography or other manual inspection methods. With a drone inspection solution, you can achieve both visual and thermal images on wind turbines for on-site analysis and assessment regarding the condition of the rotor blades.
Digital and/or infrared camera inspection.
When inspecting wind turbines, the drone can be equipped with a digital camera, a thermographic camera or a combination, depending on the scope of the inspection task. A digital camera provides proof of the visual failures and damages of the tower, nacelle, rotor blades and bolt jointings.
Thermographic inspection is a non-contact and non-destructive inspection method that makes it possible to examine a large area of the blade for structural defects and weaknesses in the blade. With infrared thermography, the drone monitors variations in the surface temperature of e.g. the rotor blades.
Benefits of infrared thermographic images:
Non-contact and non-destructive inspection methods
Visualisation of temperature on large areas of e.g. the rotor blade for comparison
Examination, measurement and observation of inaccessible or dangerous area
Detection of hidden defects and failures
Detection of objects in dark areas
Detection of erosion and corrosion
Examination of abnormalities.
On-site rotor blade inspection
During an on-site inspection, our investigation team will fly the drone to the required position for data capture and start the inspection of the rotor blade, whether it is for a full inspection or specific areas of the rotor blade. The data is stored, making on-site evaluation of the state of the wind turbine possible. The drone lies stable in the air and can handle a wind speed of up to 10 m/s. Therefore, the drone is ideal for inspection of both onshore and offshore wind turbines.
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