Wind Turbine Inspection, a role traditionally accomplished visually from the ground with Binoculars/Telephoto lenses or a relatively complicated rope/platform access. We, at Pigeon use Drones to inspect the blades, also of the tower and nacelle, resulting in an easy, economic and safe inspection with a reduced downtime.
Drones are equipped with customized sensors, digital cameras, Infrared/Thermal imaging sensors to collect high-quality data from the most optimal perspective after a survey of various viewing angles. The collected data can further be scrutinized accurately by our in-house experts and anomalies identified can be inspected accordingly before providing a complete feedback and a summarized report.
(Wind Turbine Inspections involve identification of defects such as: Dents, Cracks, De-lamination, Gel-coat degradation, Paint peel-off, Edge erosion, Lightning Strike, Lightning Receptor damage, Vortex Generator damage, Fiber Wrinkles, Manufacturing anomalies, installation damage, etc)
Regularly scheduled inspections can help in understanding the condition of your assets, improve maintenance cycle planning, warranty claims, improve overall efficiency and life of blades, optimize manpower, identify issues early-on and schedule maintenance to prevent unnecessary costs and catastrophic turbine failures in the future.
Wind Turbine Inspections are known to be time-consuming, and we, at Pigeon are dedicated to provide most advanced solutions in a timely manner.
Solar panel inspection forms an important part of quality control and periodic maintenance schedules. Using Unmanned Aerial System(UAS)/Drone technology proves an efficient method of validating installations and helps maintain maximum operational output from aging infrastructures. This enables operators to substantially reduce the time spent inspecting solar fields and instead target their resources and finances towards deficient panels only.
Photovoltaic panels emit a certain amount of heat and due to prolonged exposure, defective panels give off more heat than optimally functioning panels. This difference in temperature can be detected using an infrared thermal imaging camera installed on our drones.
(Solar Panel Inspections involve identification of defects such as: Hotspots, Micro cracking, Complete panel failure, Pollution and mould build up, Potential damage after storms, Defective Cells, False Plantation Growth, etc)
Our reports can be used for warranty and certification purposes, maintenance contracts or presented to the panel manufacturer.
Our drone experts can help you with planned installation of panels by providing a cut/fill volume estimation of the contoured site which needs to be flattened.