Incumbent inspection methods, like helicopter teams with cameras, can be unsafe, slow, and expensive. This makes it more difficult to check your assets frequently enough to catch small problems before they turn into big ones.
Your analysts can use high-resolution remote sensing to pinpoint the type and extent of damage more accurately than a visual inspection can. Safely amplify the volume and detail of your data collection with a GIS solution—so you can take targeted, timely, and effective action.
Our industry-leading geospatial technology portfolio, engineered for substation inspection:
Define shot sheets and data delivery requirements. Because the amount of data to be collected on a substation application is lower than on transmission or distribution applications, operators can use the highest-resolution cameras—and, for drone projects, the largest drones—and still be cost-effective.
Deploy drones with triple redundancy in and around substation to capture RGB, visual, and LiDAR imagery that offers detail on the finest components. Supplement with ground inspection.
QC data and call-in any “criticals” identified while in the field. Our team of data analysts produces structural models using LiDAR data, delivering precise measures of pole height, depth, health, lean, and attachments.
Evaluate substation conditions using imagery. For new construction or rebuilds, 3D models let you validate the delta between what was intended to be built and what was actually built, or determine whether ordered changes have been made.
Produce a report highlighting areas of concern. Use collaboration tools to empower teammates and vendors.
Deliver imagery and 3D models to O&M and engineering for detailed planning and budgeting.
Streamline your asset inspections with the geospatial technology solution that’s used by the leading electric utilities in the U.S.