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Frequent inspections of infrastructure are crucial to ensuring the smooth operation of the power grid. UAV inspections have revolutionized power grid inspection by increasing efficiency whilst dramatically reducing inspection cost and the potential danger faced by inspection engineers
With over 25,000 km of power lines and thousands of HV towers inspected EWATT is a leader in the development of UAV systems and NDT inspection techniques for the energy sector
EWATT UAV solutions for power grid inspecting systems include:
EWATT Power Line Inspection UAV Systems integrate may be customized to integrate payloads for some of the inspections and services listed below:
Power line flame cleaning
Corona (UV) camera
The EWG-E2V is a lightweight VTOL fixed-wing UAV perfectly suited for corridor inspections and mapping missions. With its considerable range and payload capacity of up to 2kg, the EWG-E2V allows the use of high-grade cameras or multiple sensors simultaneously and thus notably outperforming foam aircraft.
The recent advancements in LiDAR systems have revolutionized industrial inspections by allowing users to create 3D models of infrastructure, such as power lines, with unprecedented accuracy reaching up to 10-20mm.
Ewatt heavy-duty EWZ-D6 multirotor UAV’s equipped with 3D LiDAR offer flight times up to twice that of the most popular aircraft on the market. EWATT UAV LiDAR systems provide a wide range of terrain data products:
With a full range of heavy-duty drones, modular payloads and years of expertise in UAV power line inspections our expert team is able to tailor a solution meeting your optimum requirements. For more information, please contact us directly.
Using real image RGB cameras is the most common method of inspecting power lines. EWATT UAVs capture detailed pictures down to screw level of HV pylons at nearly any given angle. The substantial payload capacity and modular design of EWATT UAVs allow for the addition of supplementary cameras and sensors.
The image IR sensors give identifies the elements of the grid that are overheating. The small size of the sensor allows for mounting it jointly with RGB cameras and other sensors enabling the capture of data from multiple sources during one flight.
Airborne flamethrowers designed and manufactured by EWATT have been widely used by power companies for clearing debris (e.g. plastic bags, kites etc.) from overhead power lines enabling them to prevent further costly issues.
This is one of the most advanced NDT techniques that is used to detect corona discharge on the insulators way before they become visible to the naked eye.