Industrial Drones for Energy Sector

How Drones Are Changing the Power Industry

Industries such as solar, wind, oil, and gas have been able to help in the daunting task of ensuring the world stays powered while doing it safely. Industrial drones are able to monitor power lines over vast distances, inspect solar panels in the fraction of a time that it would take ground crews, assess wind turbines without risking the safety of human crews, and so much more. They have become a key tool in monitoring power structures, finding potential problems, pinpointing them quickly, and giving organizations the chance to fix issues before they become worse.

Importantly, professional drones have also made safety much more efficient. It used to take countless hours for human crews to inspect large swaths or areas and structures, while also putting these crews in potentially dangerous situations. With the addition of drones, the risk to human crews has become a worry of the past.

There have also been positive financial benefits to using drones instead of antiquated methods of inspection of power-related structures. Organizations would have to spend money on helicopters, planes, and professional climbers to get an up-close and personal view, which includes high costs and insurance considerations. All of the tasks that once took human crews days to complete can now be done within a few hours at a fraction of the cost.

Newer types of energy, such as wind turbines and solar energy, are seeing the benefits of including drones into their operating plans. In the wind industry, turbines are highly susceptible to damage and deterioration. Infrared and UV cameras can detect damage, such as conductor hot spots or discharge, as well as complete 3D mapping to find damage. Solar panels can also be inspected quickly and efficiently with unmanned aerial vehicles. Thermal cameras can easily show damage and defects in the panels, alerting organizations of the need for repair without needing to send crews to walk fields and inspect each and every panel with the naked eye.

How Drones Are Changing the Power Industry

Industries such as solar, wind, oil, and gas have been able to help in the daunting task of ensuring the world stays powered while doing it safely. Industrial drones are able to monitor power lines over vast distances, inspect solar panels in the fraction of a time that it would take ground crews, assess wind turbines without risking the safety of human crews, and so much more. They have become a key tool in monitoring power structures, finding potential problems, pinpointing them quickly, and giving organizations the chance to fix issues before they become worse.

Importantly, professional drones have also made safety much more efficient. It used to take countless hours for human crews to inspect large swaths or areas and structures, while also putting these crews in potentially dangerous situations. With the addition of drones, the risk to human crews has become a worry of the past.

There have also been positive financial benefits to using drones instead of antiquated methods of inspection of power-related structures. Organizations would have to spend money on helicopters, planes, and professional climbers to get an up-close and personal view, which includes high costs and insurance considerations. All of the tasks that once took human crews days to complete can now be done within a few hours at a fraction of the cost.

Newer types of energy, such as wind turbines and solar energy, are seeing the benefits of including drones into their operating plans. In the wind industry, turbines are highly susceptible to damage and deterioration. Infrared and UV cameras can detect damage, such as conductor hot spots or discharge, as well as complete 3D mapping to find damage. Solar panels can also be inspected quickly and efficiently with unmanned aerial vehicles. Thermal cameras can easily show damage and defects in the panels, alerting organizations of the need for repair without needing to send crews to walk fields and inspect each and every panel with the naked eye.

Professional UAV Solutions

The use of UAVs allows for more efficient shooting of power lines, wind turbines, solar panels, pipelines, quarries, dumps, and more, including areas difficult to access for people. Moreover, FIXAR provides the creation of a single digital space for storing and processing data received from devices, statistics.

Drone Specifications and Pricing

The FIXAR 007 Drone is one of the best professional drones with a patented aerodynamic design and autonomous operation. A simple, highly efficient, and reliable design without complicated mechanisms makes it an excellent choice for organizations looking to incorporate a drone into their businesses quickly and seamlessly. Operation can begin in less than 5 minutes after preparing the board.

FIXAR 007can carry a payload of 2,000 g, can reach maximum speeds of 27 m/s with a cruising spread of 19 m/s, and can ascend at rates of 5-10 m/s. It can fly for 60 minutes for a maximum range of 60 k/m and can operate in temperatures from -30℃ to +60℃.

Its software includes FIXAR XGroundControl that lets you create a flight route and monitor its implementation. An AutoReport also analyzes data in real-time, autopilot allows for autonomous flight, and FIXAR SLAM Outdoor creates 3D terrain models and maps without the use of satellites.

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