Energy Distribution

Operational inspection of power transmission components using infrared and ultraviolet technology

What we provide:

  • Electrical component inspections
  • Structural component inspections
  • Laser scanner surveys
  • Corona discharge surveys
  • Gas detection
  • Photographic pylon surveys
  • Photographic insulator integrity detection
  • Photographic detection of strand integrity at the joints
  • Thermography of critical points (insulators and joints) 
  • Thermal anomaly search for central distribution of high and medium voltage
  • Vegetation growth checks 
  • 3D images of overhead power lines in a CAD environment to process engineering calculations for static, dynamic and structural analyses
  • Reproduction of the local territory in a GIS environment using information drawn from geo-referenced geographic data
  • Detection of oxidation in HV switching
  • Detection of connection overheating
  • Verification of high resistance connections
  • Detection of connection corrosion

Advantages for our clients:

  • Significant reduction of inspection times and costs
  • Inspections defined by customer requirements
  • Safe inspections of hazardous sites
  • Operations in complete safety
  • No infrastructure required for inspections or surveys
  • Quick, flexible and repeatable operations
  • More control over infrastructure status
  • CAD and GIS data integration with company research and development programs and planning
  • Possibility of generating a single, complete report including three-dimensional geo-referenced reproductions and sensor information

Electrical Utilities

 
The greenhouse gas, Sulfur hexafluoride, with a potential impact on global warming, is used as an insulation material in high voltage equipment. Leaks of this gas may be caused by improper installation, damage during scheduled maintenance or failure of sealing elements over time.
Proper preventive maintenance programs for electric utilities all around the world aim to avoid costly failures in power plants and along the entire transmission and distribution grid. Infrared and ultraviolet cameras can detect anomalies before they become a serious problems impacting on the service.