The energy & utilities industries (electric, gas, solar, water and wind utilities) are in the middle of rapid technological advancements with IoT & AI, and now with UAVs as well. Drones are helping cut business risk by improving worker safety and facilitating inspections that would traditionally be quite dangerous. For example, traditional inspection methods of asking a maintenance tech to climb powerlines or cell towers to assess damage can now easily be done safely by deploying a drone to complete aerial inspections. The use of aerial drone infrared inspection technology can also help streamline this process and even find anomalies that are not discoverable with normal aerial imagery.
Outside of keeping employees safe, UAVs are helping cut operation and maintenance costs. Surveying miles of pipeline or assessing large solar farms can take days or weeks by ground, but now aerial data allows businesses to efficiently locate issues and maintain documentation of their assets’ condition. Outside of just saving time in identifying issues, utilizing this data allows companies to provide actionable intelligence to their field team to also increase the efficiency resolving these issues. UAVs are even helping revolutionize site selection by producing high quality topographical maps and contour models that can help construction managers with pre-construction operations and site planning.
Why Skye Link? We are a National UAV Inspection Company with aerial inspection services for solar, wind, powerlines, pipelines. Our service platform facilitates nationwide drone inspections for solar farms, wind turbines, transmission lines and other utility inspections. Our data collection service includes visual and aerial infrared inspections, thermal mapping, LiDAR imaging, construction progress monitoring, topography surveys, and other drone imaging solutions. We streamline the aerial data collection and data analysis process so our clients can sit back and focus on what they do best.
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