UAV inspection transmission lines are safer

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred to as an unpiloted aerial vehicle and a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

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UAV inspection transmission lines are safer

Unread post by Pilot Ed » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:06 am

On November 3, the power transmission and maintenance personnel of China's Shandong Yantai Power Supply Company used drones to conduct drone inspections on the entire line of 220 kV bamboo line. This is the 24th and 220 thousand inspections of drones this year. Volt line. Up to now, Yantai Power Supply Company has completed the inspection of the 1817 tower drone and found 161 common defects and 38 pin-level defects. The inspection efficiency and equipment defect detection rate of transmission lines have been greatly improved.

This year, Yantai Power Supply Company actively promoted the transformation of transmission line inspection from "man-made inspection" to "personal inspection + machine inspection", focusing on the development of drone pilots, equipment upgrades, and exploration of new modes of inspection. Force, 16 people have the Civil Aviation Authority multi-rotor UAV visibility in the line of sight, equipped with 34 types of multi-rotor drones, has formed a multi-rotor patrol tower, fixed-wing patrol channel models Inspection mode, drone inspection work has a qualitative leap in terms of personnel quality and equipment quality.
At present, Yantai Power Supply Company has set up an unmanned aerial vehicle inspection team in each transmission and transportation maintenance team to use the drones for daily patrols, special inspections and fault patrols of the squad. At the same time, a professional inspection team was set up to strengthen the standardized management of drone inspection work. The power supply company will continue to promote the development of the UAV inspection of transmission lines, and actively apply new technologies such as UAV self-inspection and laser radar transmission channel inspection, and strive to achieve old lines and key section lines by 2020. The drone inspection is fully covered, and by 2021, the coverage rate of the drones of 220 kV transmission lines will reach over 60%.
Electricity is the foundation of modern social development. Timely and effective powerline inspection is very important to ensure grid security. There were a number of challenges and difficulties during power line inspection in the past years: long transmission line, time-consuming procedures, etc. Consequently, the inspection efficiency was low, the workers were placed in higher risks. In response to the above pain points, MMCUAV develops the automatic power lines inspection system with UAV.

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