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Substation Inspection

Drone Inspection | Substation Inspection

How to give new vitality to the traditional complex and redundant manual substation inspection? AI situational awareness drives a smart shift in substation inspections. Eyes in the sky see everything, drone inspections advance the inspection progress and optimize the inspection process for substation inspections.

Benefits of Drones for Substation Inspections

Inspection of substations is an extremely dangerous and challenging task, where there are a large number of sophisticated high-tech equipment, complex spatial arrangements and many possible faulty modules.

Multi-rotor drones can build high-precision 2D maps and 3D models of substations, and apply omnidirectional obstacle technology to refine 3D exploration to quickly identify and locate faults.

Drones can conduct three-dimensional inspections of substations, deploy autonomous nests through SkyCommand Center, remotely dispatch and complete tasks, and perform real-time inspection and situational awareness to identify and resolve problems before they are resolved.

Drones with high-definition imaging can easily view the appearance of equipment, oil levels and temperatures, and promote the intelligent transformation of substation inspection and management, not to mention future fault research and judgment and tracking to eliminate defects.

Substation Inspection

Pain points of traditional substation inspection

  • Low Depth

Traditional inspections are limited by distance and camera clarity, and have weak situational awareness of equipment defects, requiring a higher inspection depth.

  • Flying Difficulties

There are many intervals in the station, high equipment density, complex spatial arrangement, and many obstacles, making it difficult for drones to fly autonomously.

  • Unmanned Substation Inspection

Unmanned substations are usually located in remote areas, and personnel are regularly sent to the site for inspections, and commuting is time-consuming and laborious.

  • Lack of Visual Management

Existing inspections are usually marked with tables and texts, and inspection route planning and closed-loop tracking for defect elimination are not intuitive enough.

  • Intelligent Modeling And Classification

Using professional modeling software, Autel Mapper can carry out high-precision reconstruction of a 2D/3D model of a substation, performing partition display and batch management based on voltage level, geographic location, and various other operations.

  • All-round Autonomous, Three-Dimensional Inspection

Based on Autel's self-developed autonomous technology, the flying platform independently conducts 3D exploration based on omnidirectional obstacle avoidance capabilities, and can quickly discover and locate faults at various levels in the substation, realizing three-dimension.

The Business Value of Drones for Substation Inspections

Intelligent Modeling And Classification

Intelligent Modeling And Classification

Using professional modeling software, Autel Mapper can carry out high-precision reconstruction of a 2D/3D model of a substation, performing partition display and batch management based on voltage level, geographic location, and various other operations.

All-round Autonomous, Three-Dimensional Inspection

3D Inspection

Based on Autel's self-developed autonomous technology, the flying platform independently conducts 3D exploration based on omnidirectional obstacle avoidance capabilities, and can quickly discover and locate faults at various levels in the substation, realizing three-dimension.

Remote Inspection Of Unmanned Stations

Remote Inspection Of Unmanned Stations

Through Autel SkyCommand Center, inspection tasks can be issued remotely to EVO Nests, with drones able to remotely be dispatched and take off and land on their own, recharging or replacing batteries, performing flight tasks, automating and further innovating substation inspections.

Dual-light AI Analysis

Dual-light AI Analysis

Equipped with a three-axis stabilized gimbal, equipped with high-definition visible light + 640x512 pixel thermal imaging dual-light lens, the image is sent back to Autel SkyCommand Center, and AI then identifies the appearance, oil level, oil temperature, and Respirator of the primary and secondary equipment in the substation, as well as general status and any abnormal issues.

Automatic Inspection Reports

Automatic Inspection Reports

After the inspection is completed, Autel SkyCommand Center will automatically generate a complete in-station inspection report, including inspection time, inspection route, covered equipment, and equipment parameter values, etc., listing abnormal equipment, descriptions, and corresponding images.

Inspection Drone Recommendation Column

Solution 1

EVO II Dual 640T RTK V3

Autel EVO II Dual 640T RTK V3

Autel EVO NEST

Autel EVO NEST

Autel SkyCommand Center

Autel SkyCommand Center

Centimeter-Level & High-Precision Positioning System No GCP Required | 8K 0.8" CMOS 50MP | 640*512 thermal imaging camera

Autonomous, Semi-Autonomous, Or Remote Piloting | Multi-Nest Systems All Weather Performance | Transportable & Easy Setup

Project And Mission Management | Offline Mesh Network Multi-Channel Live Streaming | Remote Fleet Control | Data Storage And Analytic

Solution 2

EVO MAX 4T

EVO MAX 4T

Autel Mapper

Autel Mapper

EVO NEST NEST

EVO NEST NEST

Autel SkyCommand Center

Autel SkyCommand Center

720° Obstacle Avoidance | Non-GPS Return-to-Home | 42 Mins Flight Time | Automatic Obstacle Rerouting

3D Modeling | 2D Modeling | Efficient Processing | Flexible And Convenient

Autonomous, Semi-Autonomous, Or Remote Piloting | Multi-Nest Systems | All Weather Performance | Transportable & Easy Setup

Project And Mission Management | Offline Mesh Network | Multi-Channel Live Streaming | Remote Fleet Control | Data Storage And Analytic

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