Drones in Energy Wind Turbine Inspections

| July 18, 2019

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The commercial adoption of drones is growing quickly, and the wind industry is no exception. Drones provide a practical solution for the inspection of wind turbines, as well as associated infrastructure such as feeder poles, collector lines, and electrical substations. Drones support business efforts to avoid hazardous man-hours; reduce costs for maintenance, inspections, and repairs; and minimize downtime. Measure’s vast experience using drones includes providing actionable inspection data on 5000 MW of turbines in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico; covering blades from leading OEMs including GE, Vestas, Siemens, Mitsubishi, and others. Measure has conducted inspections for a variety of asset managers, including Pattern Energy and BP. Measure has also trained hundreds of pilots on how to safely operate drones around energy infrastructure.

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