Review of electrical structures with drones
Work completed on the inspection of electrical structures using drones for our client Iberdrola. During this project, we were able to carry out inspections of electricity pylons for 132 kV lines using drones,particularly to analyse the level of corrosion. Various reports have been drawn up in this regard, reflecting the status of each pylon.
IBERDROLA, a leading company in energy production, distribution and marketing, has thousands of electricity distribution towers throughout Spain. Typically, these are lattice structures constructed using tonnes of hot-dip galvanised steel. The failure of one of these towers is mainly associated with the loss of mechanical properties caused by the ageing of the structure. It is precisely for this reason that the most important factor compromising the integrity of the structure is the phenomenon of atmospheric corrosion.
- Exhaustive visual inspection and thermography of low- and high-voltage power lines.
- Drones prevent workers from having to climbing the tower and they cover vast distances for the execution of our projects, delivering higher quality data due to the absence of data collection risk.
- Inspections are speeded up and power cuts are avoided by carrying out the electricity supply right when the work is being carried out.
The aim of the project is to carry out inspections of electricity pylons using drones and to reflect the level of corrosion of the pylons in reports. Such reports are used to monitor the condition of the pylons in order to take measures and carry out actions accordingly in the south of Spain. Work in which our colleagues from DRONICA will likely be involved.
Once again, Iberdrola is committed to digital transformation with IDEA. Modernising the range of options for the analysis and assessment of transmission and distribution power lines. To do this, Iberdrola has relied on our drone service, through which we offer our customers:
At IDEA Ingeniería we give our clients the opportunity to apply technological advances through the use of drones in the inspection and control of industrial facilities and infrastructures.