Thermal /IR

With the demand for thermal and IR imaging, the technology has now matured so that small cameras with high enough sensor resolutions are available for UAS use. Combine these with realtime video downlinks and geo-referencing it makes for a powerful solution especially for the large solar farms grids where a UAV is flown above the photovoltaic panels in a fraction of the time it would take a field engineer to walk around.

Likewise, for wind farms where one of the main failures is the overheating of the main bearing blocks, the ability to fly close to the main turbine and monitor the temperature allows for an early indicator of bearing wear and ultimately impending failure.

For other industries like power and hydro - with high-voltage transmission pylons - by combining both thermal and UV Corona cameras we are able to provide a perfect solution that visualises all the main problems in one go, all in advance of equipment failure.