THE Applus+ SOLUTION
Applus+ can provide comprehensive powerline and wind turbine inspections through the use of UAV aerial drone technology. We have developed a highly structured yet scalable approach to both powerline and wind turbine inspections, ensuring that the client receives all the critical data required. Each client has different needs and the process is highly scalable to suit the level of detail required.
UAV aerial inspections are ideal for regular, routine condition assessments because they do not require large amounts of time, crew or resources. A typical UAV inspection involves a three-man team with a single UAV.
Ground-access issues and working-at-height risks are allmost eliminated when utilising UAV aerial inspections as the operating crew never leave the ground and do not need to be located at the base of the asset.
Applus+ uses the very best professional-grade camera and lens combinations, resulting in extremely detailed colour photograhy and thermal imagery. Our data-compilation methods are highly structured, yet easy-to-understand, ensuring that the hundreds of datapoints collected during an asset inspection remain in perspective and can be used by customers and field technicians when repair work is required.
Applus+ uses purpose-built vehicles to allow for continuous UAV inspections while following a feeder or working throughout a wind-turbine farm. These vehicles allow for continuous UAV flight-battery charging, incorporate a data-storage hub and act as a portable UAV ground station, with built-in screens for video feeds and telemetry.