Wind assets are hard to inspect on-site. O&M providers and asset owners currently rely on rope access technicians and ground-based cameras to check for cracks, tip erosion, delamination, and other issues.
Download our solution brief to learn how you can deploy drone-based solutions to safely and efficiently manage the wind turbine blade lifecycle. You’ll learn:
Credentialed pilots, with experience flying PV projects, deploy thermal,
Process and Analyze
Overseen by our data scientists, the sensor data is processed by proprietary algorithms that interpret the data.
Deliver and Action
Reports identify potential issues and where they are on your property. When data is collected over time, the resulting operational insights can enable long-term asset management.
When you’re ready to take your drone program “in-house,” we can help you transition without interruption.
Don’t just collect data—get insights. Use our intuitive reporting system to resolve issues or integrate data into asset management systems.
Our reports identify:
Leading edge erosion • Lightning strike damage • Small cracks or splits along the bond joints • Foreign object damage • Very small cracks and light wear that can’t be seen by scope • UV radiation damage • Fiber waves • Pitch errors • Gel coat degradation • Potentially catastrophic delamination
Site Selection: LIDAR-equipped drones can map vegetation, terrain and water features.
Pre-purchase Evaluation: Buyers can request a report detailing blade and turbine health.
Insurance Risk Assessment: Insurers can offer customers a discount if the assets are in good condition.
Insurance Claims Reporting: Owners can quickly assess damage after a storm or other damaging event for insurance claims.
Increase Inspection Frequency
Our reports are easy to read and give your maintenance staff detailed information to help decide if a blade needs to be serviced immediately, or if the fix can wait. Because a drone flyover is less expensive, assets can be scanned for issues more frequently so boats, crews, cranes, and climbers can be scheduled more economically.
In addition, drone inspections reduce safety risk by cutting in half (or more) the number of times a turbine needs to be climbed. With the inspection done via drone, only the repair needs to involve a climb. Drone inspection offers the best balance of cost, quality, and turbine downtime.
We’ve built our offerings to scale. From investing in geospatial science expertise to understanding the regulatory environment, we’re able to support a one-time flight or a fully integrated enterprise aerial intelligence program.
The World’s Largest Commercial Drone Pilot Network
More than 15,000 licensed operators are available to fly any site in the United States within 24 to 72 hours.
All our FAA Part 107 certified and insured pilots follow PrecisionHawk’s OSHA-compliant Standard Operating Procedures and an FAA-defined Safety Management System. We also hold an “A” grade from ISNet.
Fast, actionable intelligence
It’s not a PDF or a pile of photos. We offer a web interface with a report you can integrate into your asset management systems.
Leaders in Drone-based Geospatial Science
Our industry-leading team of Ph.D. and remote sensing-accredited geospatial scientists ensure the quality and accuracy of data outcomes.
Experts in Advanced Remote Sensing Hardware
We help you select the best sensor for the job, and understand the unique needs of your wind installation.
Services and solutions to help you manage your wind installation
Want to further integrate drones into your preventive maintenance and incident recovery programs? We offer a full suite of services that strengthen the data value chain. The result: You can manage your wind turbines efficiently and effectively.
Colin Snow, Skylogic Research
"We think [PrecisionHawk's recent acquisitions] position the firm as a leading service provider for companies wanting to perform asset inspections—specifically those companies in the oil & gas, insurance, and utility industries that need BVLOS operations."