July 12, the energy company DTEK has conducted the first test inspection of the substation “left Bank” of the quadcopter. The company is now eyeing polnomashtabno the introduction of drones in the case of the inspection of the power grid and to Supplement their traditional “human” inspection.
Through innovation, the engineers will get the opportunity is easier to prevent, identify emergency locations, and free time can be used for other tasks.
Drones are already used for inspection of industrial facilities in the energy sector in the United States and European countries.
Now the lines to check in two ways: either the employee of from the earth to inspect the line construction and fixtures, or does it do it with the height for this section is de-energized for immediate consideration.
Up to the present time we carry out inspections of power lines with the help of staff. Often it has to do with disconnecting the lines and interruptions in power supply to customers
— commented Alexey kalayda, head of technical development projects of DTEK’s Networks
Drones can quickly inspect all the infrastructure and climbs on top of the posts must be only in the event of a problem. The cameras on the aircraft allow us to consider the smallest details of fixtures and designs, as well as drone equipped with a thermal imager to determine the anomalous temperature inside the cables on the transmission lines of energy.
30x zoom camera drone
Substation shooting in lowlight mode
An alternative version of the survey grids with the aid of the helicopter, but it will require much larger fuel costs and staff. And this method is not suitable for work in the city.