High-voltage overhead power line precision inspection drones
Current of OPL inspection
The annual labour cost of Overhead Power Line (OPL) inspection in eight major countries is estimated to total around USD 250 BIL (US, Canada, Brazil, Italy, India, China, Japan, and South Korea). Furthermore, there are many recorded accidents fatalities during OPL inspections.
66.3% of OPL cannot be maintained manually, and 83% of open circuit faults occur at 154kV. The usual OPL inspection method is through ground check, robot and camera drone which can cover around 5 ~ 6.5 km in a single day.
In the Feature, OPL inspection
The concept of SafeusDrone is a hybrid of high voltage drone manufacturing technology and magnetic harvesting technology to create a drone that travels on a powerline like a cable car. The propellers of drones are used to maintain its balance, while Ferraris Tolenoid® product generates power from the power lines to provide an endless energy to the drone thus enabling drone to carry out its duties without needing to recharge. By combining the two technology, we have created a new type of high voltage power line inspection drone.
By using inspection drone, a product integrating the next generation technology from SAFEUSDRONES and Ferraris Tolenoid C®, you can dramatically reduce the time, cost, and hazards in OPL Inspections.