Drones are benefiting asset management by providing historical condition data

One of the often overlooked benefits of using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for inspections is historical imagery. UAVs capture consistent high quality imagery from a variety of vantage points for every structure inspected while conventional inspection methods typically only take detailed photos of specific components which have failed or have…

Drone technology has evolved quickly over the past seven years. Just before that, however the technology experienced a so-called “Trough of Disillusionment,” a stage within a new technology’s “hype curve.” Many industries, including electric utilities, found that some of the promises and expectations of UAV technology were inflated, and that…

I often get asked “what’s the difference between helicopter versus drone inspections” when it comes to transmission line inspections?

Before we breakdown the benefits of autonomous drone inspections, I would like to add that helicopters are crucial for the electric power industry and do have their place in inspecting and…

An observer standing beneath a FortisBC transmission line structure in B.C.’s southern interior this fall might have noticed a small black drone confidently approaching as it followed the power line. When it neared the structure, it would stop to hover a few metres away.

And start its dance.

Drone powerline inspection: A broken damper

Nimbly flying…


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