Wind Turbine Inspection with Drones
Regular photographic inspections of wind turbine rotor surfaces will detect surface cracks or irregularities, an indication of pending structural failure.
Traditional methods for turbine inspection like the Cherry Picker, service platform, hydraulic crane or rope descent. These involve heavy equipment or climbing which is time consuming, costly and very dangerous.
Inspection with Drones are safer, more efficient, faster and cheaper than climbing and visually inspecting blades for defects. Inspection times are lower and down time of turbines are lower. High resolution images, full HD recordings and multispectral thermal imaging are lower costs.
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