If your wind farm has been hit by a severe weather event, a catastrophic failure, or other damage, you need to know the root cause. You can partner with Exo for comprehensive wind turbine structural tower inspections that help you identify the root cause of any failures, and identify any potential safety hazards for emergency responders to be aware of as they arrive on your site.
What Might a Wind Turbine Structural Tower Inspection Uncover?
Most often, wind turbine tower inspections cover the following defects:
Welding Defects: It’s critical to inspect for welding defects that can lead to cracking and splitting turbine towers, which leaves them more vulnerable to collapse.
Coatings Issues: Coatings inspections alert you to corrosive damage that could put turbine towers out of commission.
Mechanical Damage: If any mechanical components of turbine towers are loose, shifted, or otherwise in disrepair, our teams will locate and remediate the problem.
The comprehensive inspections required to safely manage and operate a wind farm leads to lots and lots of data, all of which is relevant to improving turbine manufacturing, installation, upgrades, and replacement. Along with conducting turbine tower inspections, we offer Exo Link, a data management and storage solution that helps you track your drone inspection data, and provides you with actionable reporting you can use to improve wind farm performance.
Even if you have not had a recent failure or outage on your wind farm, conducting regular inspections and routine maintenance keeps your overall costs lower, reduces risk and liability, and keeps your wind farm fully operational.