Electrical Line and Support Inspections


Early detection with drones in Power Lines avoids a great economic impact.

Nowadays, one of the most demanded inspections with drones due to the safety it provides are the inspections of overhead power lines and electrical supports.
Without the need to put anyone in danger by falls from great heights or electrocution hazards, we can perform a thorough inspection from the base of the support to the highest part in a short time and safely.
Our hybrid cameras are recording video or photographs at the same time so that no detail is lost.

The cameras are a wide angle camera that allows us to have an overview of the part being inspected, a thermal camera that can detect any hot spot and a camera with a powerful zoom to perform a thorough analysis of the structure in search of cracks in the hardware, review of conductors or insulators or check if a pin is missing or a cable is in poor condition to give an example.

Drone Inspections on Power Lines and Supports

Drone inspections in facilities that cannot stop working.

The main inspections we perform with drones on power lines are:

  • Distribution in Medium Voltage Lines.
  • Distribution in High Voltage Lines.
  • Electrical substations and transformer stations.

Since these installations are subject to weathering and natural wear and tear, they must be inspected periodically to avoid unplanned power outages.

Inspections are usually performed both with RGB cameras, to detect defects that are visible to the eye, and with thermal cameras to detect temperature rises above the optimum operating threshold.

Thanks to the Zoom technology of the DJI Matrice drone, the separation of the insulator from the medium voltage turret clamp can be observed.

Thermal camera capture on a medium voltage turret drone with operating temperatures within normal parameters.

Detection of stranding in a medium-voltage cable at high altitude, which may cause unwanted heating or shunts.

Preventive maintenance of power lines means avoiding power outages for much longer than the time required for repair.

The passage of time and weathering can cause premature wear of the structure, insulation, fasteners or other components.

Zoom technology used in electrical towers and telecommunication towers can be used to find cracks in the structure, insulators or other flaws.