Power Line Inspection

Power Line Inspection

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1 Periodical inspection of electric-power transmission lines is necessary for the energy sector as well as for society in general. By doing so, problems due to a wide variety of reasons may be detected and solved. Some of these include: vegetation growing on the lines, structural invasion of new buildings, breakage of the lines, cable corrosion, damage due to lightning or bird nesting and multiple damage simply due to ageing. Thus, the reliability of the electrical system is ensured at all levels.

2 The most cutting-edge technological trend for the surveillance of electric-power transmission lines is based on the use of EKOFASTBA‘s unmanned aerial vehicles, which integrates the advantages and overcomes the drawbacks of traditional surveillance methods (eye inspection by staff on elevating work platforms, inspections from piloted helicopters, etc.). It is a solution which has a significant lower cost. It is fast, efficient and safe, as well as flexible and adaptable to any situation and power line configuration.

3 Furthermore, the solution is sustainable in time. Also, it can always be updated by the installation of new image-acquisition equipment depending on new requirements, the increase of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles fleet in case of time constraints, the substitution of these vehicles with other types with a higher range and scope if specific geographic demands apply, etc. Therefore, we offer you an ideal solution to all your needs in terms of surveillance and inspection of power transmission lines and pylons.

Thermal measurement of the power lines to ensure the safety and reliability of the line. Through infrared thermal images several parameters can be assessed, such as temperature distribution in the power line system (to identify failure in insulators, conductors and connections) and temperatures outside the usual range can be identified in certain components from substations and power line towers (due to overheating, fire, etc.)
Inspection and reports on power lines and structures, in order to identify and solve incidents in asset maintenance
Management of risks due to vegetation in order to mitigate hazards for the safety or reliability of power lines caused by surrounding plants
Prevention and detection of collisions between conducting lines, in order to reduce safety issues such as wildfires
Quantitative approaches in the planning of new routes for electric power lines
Checking of the thermal measurements after the construction of new lines