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Drone Wind Turbine InspectionScotland’s Leading Drone Wind Turbine Inspection Company

Are you looking for a better way to inspect your wind turbines?

Wind turbines are a crucial part of our renewable energy infrastructure, and it is important to ensure that they are running at peak performance at all times. Our drone technology and process provide ultra-high-resolution visual inspections. Thermal imaging can also be used to aid in inspecting and monitoring wind turbines, which can greatly reduce man-hours and costs with effective drone inspections.

You will have the data needed to identify and mitigate risks, and increase revenue. You will receive better data faster, with increased effectiveness when choosing our company for your wind turbine inspection needs. We offer both onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections.

Reduce the amount of downtime your wind farm experiences. By using our drones to perform the inspections, you can minimize the need for whole-farm shutdowns, allowing you to keep your turbines running and generate revenue. In a single day, our drones can provide a comprehensive inspection of an entire wind farm.

We understand the importance of maintaining a high level of uptime for your turbines and our team will work quickly and efficiently to carry out the inspection.

We are based in the North East and cover the whole of the UK. Including wind turbine inspections for Aberdeen, Glasgow, Hull, Humberside, Merseyside, Norfolk and Wales.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

We are Gold Certified Drone Safe – the most skilled, advanced, and safe operators available. We adhere to all Drone Safety protocols and have full Civil Aviation Authority licencing. We follow all Scottish drone laws.

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No Need to Climb Up Wind Turbines Anymore

Drones are cheaper than traditional turbine inspection because they eliminate the need for someone to climb the turbine and conduct the inspection manually. This means that you don’t need to pay for the cost of a trained professional to carry out the inspection. Additionally, drones can quickly and easily assess any damage or fault with the blade, which reduces downtime.

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Spend Less Time Inspecting Blades, Spend More Time Generating Power

A drone can help to reduce the time needed to reach heights and minimize downtime on each turbine. The use of a drone for wind turbine blade inspection can greatly reduce the amount of time the turbine needs to be stopped. The turbine can be stopped for only minutes instead of hours. By quickly and accurately assess any damage or fault with the blade, we can help to get your turbine back up and running as soon as possible.

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Inspect Multiple Turbines In a Day

Drones can inspect multiple turbines completed per day. Drones can inspect wind turbines much more quickly than someone could do it manually. With a top speed of 45mph, our drones can reach 400ft in seconds, allowing us to inspect multiple turbines in a single day.

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Clear and Concise 4k Images for Informed Decisions

Drone data has quickly become the gold standard for turbine and blade inspections. Drones can capture clear, precise data that is otherwise difficult or impossible to obtain. Drone-based surveys can provide an accurate assessment of damage or faults of turbines. They can capture a range of data formats, including 40MP images, 5K videos, 360 images, and 3D scans. This high-definition data allows engineers and surveyors to make more informed decisions about repairs, renovations, and other issues. As a result, drones are becoming an increasingly valuable tool for wind turbines.

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Surface Inspection

Drones provide surface inspections for the full turbine blades. Inspecting for external flaws and hazards on wind turbines. There are a number of things that drones are looking for when inspecting turbines. Some of the main things include damage to the blades. External defects such as cracks, erosion, lightning damage, and gaps can be photographed easily using surface inspection procedures. By flying a drone over the turbine blades, we can get a good look at any external damage that may have occurred. In cases of damage to turbine blades, it is important to have them assessed and repaired as soon as possible in order to maintain the performance of the machine. Any damaged blades can deteriorate the performance of your wind turbine, so it is important to have them fixed as soon as possible.

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Sub Surface Blade Inspection

A subsurface turbine blade inspection is an inspection that is carried out on the turbine blades below the surface. This type of inspection allows for a more detailed look at any damage that may have occurred to the internals of the blades. Our drones can be used with attachments to photograph below the surface of the turbine and capture images and data of the blade’s subsurface. We can detect issues 3 – 4mm small within a wind turbine blade with the help of drones.

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Cost-Effective Solutions

Drones are a more cost-effective solution than traditional methods of inspection, such as hiring a cherry picker or scaffolding. By conducting the inspection with a drone, you can save money on expensive equipment rentals and reduce the amount of time needed to carry out the inspection.

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Inspect the ENTIRE blade with internal drones

A typical internal wind turbine blade inspection requires an inspector to physically enter the blade. This inspector will need to be equipped with the necessary safety gear in order to safely conduct the inspection. The inspector will need to climb up the blade and assess any damage or faults that may be present.

An inspector is only legally allowed to reach a certain depth into the blade, which means that a significant portion of the blade is left uninspected. This can be a major issue, as damage or faults may occur in this area that goes undetected. It is therefore important to ensure that as much of the blade as possible is inspected in order to minimize any potential downtime.

Drones are able to reach beyond 32 meters into the turbine blade and inspect 40% more of the blade than traditional inspections. This allows for a more efficient and comprehensive inspection of the turbine blade. By using drones, inspectors are able to remain safely outside of the blade and still collect accurate data.

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Map your wind turbine farm from the sky

Aerial mapping of a wind turbine farm is an important task for any business or organization that operates one. The 3D map can help you to identify any underperforming turbines and make the necessary changes to improve the efficiency of the farm. The map can also help you to plan future expansions to your wind turbine farm. By knowing the location and layout of each turbine, you can ensure that new turbines are placed in the most advantageous positions. This will help to increase the overall performance of the farm and maximize its output.

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Drone Wind Turbine Thermal Inspection

Thermal imaging is a great way to inspect and monitor wind turbines. By using thermal imaging, we can detect any faulty or damaged components that may not be visible to the naked eye. Thermal imaging can help us to identify issues such as overheating, moisture infiltration, and electrical faults. This information can help us to maintain the performance of the

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Offshore Turbine Inspections

We provide offshore wind farm inspections using our state-of-the-art drones. Our drones are also able to be used for underwater inspections of the bases of offshore wind turbines. By using our ROVs (remotely operated vehicles), we can inspect the entire base of the turbine for damage or faults. This allows us to identify any issues early and prevent them from causing further damage to the turbine.

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FAQs About Our Drone Turbine Inspections

We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions we get asked about our remote drone turbine inspection services. Let’s find out what they are!

– What is the main benefit of using a drone for wind turbine inspection?

The main benefit of using a drone for wind turbine inspection is that it allows for a more comprehensive inspection of the blade than traditional methods. Drones are able to reach beyond 32 meters into the turbine blade and inspect 40% more of the blade than traditional inspections. This allows for a more efficient and comprehensive inspection of the turbine blade. By using drones, inspectors are able to remain safely outside of the blade and still collect accurate data.

– What types of damage can be detected with a drone?

With a drone, we are able to detect damage that may occur 3 – 4mm small within a wind turbine blade. This type of damage can be difficult to detect with the naked eye. By using a drone for inspection, we are able to obtain accurate data about any damage that may have occurred. This information can help us to take the necessary steps to repair the damage and minimize any potential downtime.

– What is the cost-effective solution that drones provide?

Drones are a more cost-effective solution than traditional methods of inspection, such as hiring a rope access crew. By conducting the inspection with a drone, we are able to save both time and money. This allows us to pass the savings on to our clients. Additionally, drones provide a safer solution for both inspectors and workers. By conducting the inspection with a drone, there is no need for workers to be present in potentially dangerous areas.

– Are you fully licensed and insured?

Yes, we are fully licensed and insured. We hold the necessary licenses and insurance to operate in the UK and Europe. We take safety seriously and always put safety first.

– How often should wind turbines be inspected?

Wind turbines should be inspected on a regular basis in order to detect any potential damage or faults. By conducting regular inspections, we can prevent any serious damage from occurring and keep the turbines running at optimum efficiency.

– Can a drone replace a rope access crew for wind turbine inspections?

There is a growing trend of using drones for wind turbine inspections instead of hiring a rope access crew. Drones are able to reach into difficult-to-access areas and collect accurate data about the condition of the turbine blade. Additionally, drones provide a safer solution for both inspectors and workers. By conducting the inspection with a drone, there is no need for workers to be present in potentially dangerous areas.- Is it safe to use drones for wind turbine inspections?

– What are the requirements for using a drone for wind turbine inspections?

In order to use a drone for wind turbine inspections, you must be fully licensed and insured. Additionally, you must have the necessary licenses and insurance to operate in the UK and Europe. You must also have the proper safety training in order to safely operate a drone. It is important to always put safety first when conducting wind turbine inspections.

– How much does a drone wind turbine inspection cost?

The cost of a drone wind turbine inspection varies depending on the size and complexity of the turbine. However, it is typically cheaper than traditional methods of inspection, such as hiring a rope access crew. By conducting the inspection with a drone, we are able to save both time and money. This allows us to pass the savings on to our clients.

– Do you cover more than Scotland?

Yes, we provide wind turbine inspections to the whole of Scotland and the UK. We have the necessary licenses and insurance to operate in the UK and Europe. We cover the whole of the UK including Aberdeen, Glasgow, Hull, Humberside, Merseyside, Norfolk and Wales.

– How long does it take to inspect a turbine with a drone?

It typically takes less than an hour to inspect a turbine with a drone. However, this may vary depending on the size and complexity of the turbine. It also depends on the data needed to be collected. If the inspection is internal blade inspection or just exterior.

– What issues can a drone detect?

Thanks to their ability to quickly and easily conduct visual inspections, drones can detect a variety of potential problems, including internal damage, delamination, bad bonding, resin gaps, core defects, lightning strike/flashover, and balancing material problems.

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If you’re looking for a high-quality aerial turbine inspection service in Scotland, look no further than Skykam! We offer top-quality bridge inspection services at affordable prices, and we would love to help you capture your project.
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