Cyberhawk Innovations recently launched a commercial scale inspection solution for wind turbine blades.
The service combines Cyberhawk’s engineering expertise and its skilled Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles, or ROAV, field crews, an advanced inspection center, defect measurement technique and iHawk, the company’s cloud-based asset management software, according to a news release.
Using drones for this type of work improves safety and is three to four times faster than rope access, according to the release. The company can deliver results in an industry-standard report format and through iHawk.
The iHawk software makes it possible for clients to easily see the status of an entire windfarm, according to the release, with clear traffic light color status for each area of the blade. The software also offers the ability to drill into the photographic evidence behind each defect classification, as well as to select findings from a schematic view of the blade and to intuitively view all images, including those that don’t show defects, sorted by height and by blade edge or side.
This comprehensive approach gives clients a full record of every asset, and makes year-on-year comparison easy, according to the release.
“Our wind turbine inspection service combines Cyberhawk’s extensive inspection experience with our knowledge of renewables, gained through recruitment of key personnel and years spent delivering met mast inspections and developing our wind turbine blade inspection solution,” Cyberhawk CEO Craig Roberts said, according to the release. “The advantages of using ROAVs are being quickly realized by the renewables industry. Technicians only need to climb the assets that require attention, and the requirement to work at height is reduced, if not eliminated in many cases.”
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