The Drone for visual and thermographic Wind Turbine Inspections
More and more often we hear about clean energy in response to increasing environmental pollution and wind turbines represent an extremely clean solution, albeit with very high sustainability costs when compared to the energy they produce. Up to now we have been used to seeing cranes and an operator being used to detect abnormalities or signs of deterioration, which also often caused the interruption for long periods of operation of the turbines.
The explosion of the drones and their great operational flexibility has made a solution for wind turbine inspection practically indispensable. Besides lowering maintanance costs, periodic monitoring the drone facilitates data logging and avoids taking unnecessary risks to personnel who usually carry out the inspections.
The Matrice 100 is the perfrct solution for wind turbine maintanance as it is stable, it allows the drone to get close to the device in all safety and fly around the turbines equipped with Camera and thermal sensors.
Thanks to its technological edge the DJI Matrix 100 is capable of taking high resolution photos and monitor the wind turbine temperature easing the identification of faults and critical points due to prolonged exposure to the wind, rain, sun and so on. It thus prevents the occurrence of mechanical failures that could over time impair the effectiveness of the system.