Conducting inventories and inspections is essential for co-ops to stay on top of their assets. When you're serving a remote and widespread area with just a few customers per mile, saving time and money while not jeopardizing crew safety is paramount.
PrecisionHawk offers co-ops an efficient asset management solution that is not only safe and cost-effective—it also yields a more accurate picture of your assets.
By using drones, co-ops can streamline inspections and get a more accurate view of the location and health of their assets. And with our AI-powered data analytics tool, you'll be able to turn those insights into action much faster.
While it can cost $150 for two lineworkers and a bucket truck to inspect just four poles—a grand total of $37.50 per pole—those same lineworkers can use drones to perform the same task as efficiently as 15 seconds and $6 per pole.
Implementing an entire data solution is a big step, which is why many co-ops start small and scale up. They may begin by purchasing one or two drones, expand to fuller UAV programs, and then implement the full data solution.
“The top down is really where you see the weather. The pole takes a beating with the weather, and when you look top-down at it with a UAV, you see a lot more—you can see issues like bad bolts, loose bolts, missing bolts, and loose connections.”
- Stan McHann, Senior Research Engineer, NRECA
Define structure shot sheets and data delivery requirements. Determine the information you need to plan your field inspection and Comprehensive Visual Inspection projects.
Capture visual imagery using high-resolution aerial cameras. Amplify the volume, detail, and accuracy of your geospatial asset data with visual, thermal, and LiDAR data and record inspection outcomes in a checklist.
Quality Control data for any required data recollection and upload to servers. Our team of data analysts produces structural models using visual, thermal, or LiDAR data, delivering precise measures of asset height, depth, health, phasing of power cables, lean, and attachments.
“Call in” criticals observed in the field and store data for additional analysis. PrecisionAnalytics organizes, georectifies, and annotates imagery to address issues specific to your project.
Generate analytics from aggregate inspection outcomes and identify trends. Assess vegetation encroachment, components, and asset health.
Distribute work orders with inspection imagery for context and activate O&M vendors.
Streamline your asset inspections with the geospatial technology solution, designed for co-ops.