WIND TURBINE INSPECTION
Autonomous Blade Inspection
Using automated drone technology, we provide our clients with a new, cost-effective inspection tool that increases data coverage whilst reducing time spent inspecting wind turbines. The drone autonomously sets and follows an optimal path that covers all sides of the blade.
Inspection data is then uploaded automatically and processed within a cloud-based platform called BladeInsight. Our inspection engineers are supported by AI automatic damage identification assistant that will flag damages to reduce analysis time and help ensure no defect or features go undetected.
This technology can be used on offshore and onshore wind farm sites. Supporting you to improve the effectiveness of inspection across your onshore assets, minimising asset downtime, optimising generation capabilities and enabling efficient repair campaigns.
Comprehensive Drone & Data Services
Our team of experienced inspection engineers use drones to collect and deliver data with the highest level of accuracy and repeatability. Our stringent procedures ensure our operations are completed safely and we deliver the correct, actionable information to our clients so they can make data driven decisions and examine their assets.
Using autonomous drone
technology for accurate and
repeatable data collection for every inspection completed.
Every angle of turbine can be viewed without having to leave your desk. Over 700 images are
collected per turbine.
Hosted on a cloud platform where inspection data is processed and stored securely, enabling intuitive and powerful analysis.
"Using autonomous drone technology, we deliver a safe and efficient approach to inspecting wind turbines"
Minimises the requirement for working at height. All inspections completed from ground level
Compared to manual flying and traditional techniques, automated inspection creates efficiencies
More turbines inspected per day allows them to be put back in service quicker saving downtime
Our research and development team are developing intelligent robots which can navigate, position, and deliver complex services in unstructured environments. These pioneering solutions enable challenging projects and complex tasks to be completed. Some alternative techniques we can complete for all components of a wind turbine structure are shown below.
Using High-Resolution camera payloads difficult to access areas of wind assets such as foundations or gearbox areas can be inspected efficiently & effectively. Accurate and repeatable inspections can be completed using caged drones or manual flight operations.
Using a tethered drone fitted with a modular robotic arm, ultrasonic thickness (UT) measurements can be taken across a range of structures at various angles (Wall/Floor/Ceiling/Side). The highly accurate, real-time and web accessible data makes the decision-making process faster and more efficient.
Detect differences in surface temperatures using integrated FLIR camera payloads. Providing a deeper understanding of live structure performance, we use industry leading technology to provide reliable, high sensitivity investigation for a variety of applications.
Capturing a series of High-Resolution images, covering the entire surface of a structure, advanced photogrammetry software is used to create accurate 3D models, orthomosaic images and point clouds.
Get in touch today
Innovair has over 50 years combined experience in specialist survey and industrial inspection. We are more than just a service provider. We are passionate about delivery and exceeding our client’s expectations on every project.
If you have a project you would like to discuss with our team then get in touch.