UAV-acquired information is highly beneficial for assessing potential site locations, designing site layouts, generating 3D visualisations, assessing site visibility, calculating earthworks volumes, monitoring construction progress and producing as-built records.
As far as operating sites is concerned, ByM Aerial photography are equipped to carry out comprehensive inspection for good maintenance and performance of both wind parks and solar farms, by means of unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with remote sensing devices such as high-definition photographic and video cameras and sophisticated radiometric thermal and multi- and hyperspectral cameras.
Our approach completely avoids fatal accidents caused by traditional visual inspection in high locations carried out by technical workers, and at the same time it contributes to major savings in maintenance of wind parks and helps to avoid inactivity periods and accidents due to faulty components. All this is achieved while reducing the inspection times and increasing the frequency of inspections, thus resulting in a more professional and exhaustive management.
Thermal cameras can detect malfunctions of solar panels which will have a negative effect in long term for an efficient power generation, long life, and a high return on the investment.
Those malfunctions are simplified in the following chart
|Error Type||Example||Appears in thermal image as|
|Manufacturing defect||Impurities and gas pockets||A ‘hot spot’ or ‘cold spot;|
|Cracks in cells||Cell heating, form mainly elongated|
|Damage||Cracks||Cell heating, form mainly elongated|
|Cracks in cells||A portion of a cell appears hotter|
|Temporary shadowing||Pollution||Hot spots|
|Defective bypass diode (causes short circuits and reduces circuit protection)||N.a.||A ‘patchwork pattern’|
|Faulty interconnections||Module or string of modules not connected||A module or string of modules is consistently|
Our Thermal cameras will detect Hot spots created by abnormal friction in the moving part of a wind turbine.
Those parts need monitoring as heat from abnormal fricions could easily trigger a destructive fire
If you want to know more about what we can do for you and to get an estimate, Please Contact Us
Please note: All Aerial Video and Aerial Photography is subject to a satisfactory site safety survey, in accordance with CAA regulations.
If you would like more information or would like to talk about how I could be of service to you, please send me a message using the form opposite and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Blackmoor Barn, Haverhill Rd, Little Wratting, Haverhill, CB9 7UD
Phone: Office: +44 (0) 1508 486444
Mobile:+44 (0) 7973 308835