Drones: A safer option for up-tower blade inspections » Drone Accelerator
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by on January 3, 2019
A few years ago, sending wind technicians up-tower was the O&M option to conduct turbine tower and blade inspections. Advancements in drone technology or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), however, have turned such labor-intensive maintenance efforts into a more precise, streamlined process.
The global wind-turbine inspection drone market is expected to $6 billion in the next five years and by 2024, according to Navigant Research — and for good reasons. Manual turbine inspections are a demanding, time-consuming task that typically takes a significant percentage of a wind developer’s annual operating costs. Drones typically offer quicker, more accurate and cost-effective inspection work of wind turbines and blades than conventional methods.
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