Drone inspection (also known as UAS Inspection) has numerous benefits when it comes to inspecting steel poles and lattice towers and improving overall grid resiliency. Drone inspections utilize unmanned aerial systems to gather data on structural soundness and record any defects that lead to corrosion, collapse, equipment failure, or catastrophic failure.
- Improved Safety: Instead of human technicians working at height in hazardous environments, the drone is able to collect actionable data without risk. This lowers an asset owner’s liability and improves overall safety for your people and assets.
- Lower Cost: Drones eliminate the need for added equipment, such as cranes. They also allow the transmission line to remain energized while data is collected. This keeps power running, protecting your reputation and mitigating downtime to revenue streams.
- Greater Precision: UAS inspections monitor structural performance in greater detail and at a greater scope than an individual technician can. This precision allows for a greater probability of detection. Inspections aren’t perfect, but drones omit human error, give better vantage points to the asset, and access certain places humans can’t.
- More Insights: The data captured by the UAS can be compiled into actionable data that the asset owner can use to make the most optimal decision for next steps on remediations or replacements. Having these answers also optimizes their maintenance spend.
Exo conducts UAS inspections for leaders in multiple industries. With Exo in your corner, you have a detailed structural report you can use to take the right steps for your asset and do so while the transmission line is energized for optimal grid resiliency.
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Each drone inspection produces massive amounts of data, and we know you need a clear strategy on how to store, organize, and evaluate that data before you can commit to implementing a drone inspection program. With access to Exo Link, you’ll see realtime drone inspection data and get our expert recommendations for how to utilize it to protect every structure in service, allowing you to make the best decision for your assets, budget, and timeline.