LPS inspection using the Top7 drone-based solution.
Wind turbines are crucial components in the world’s energy generation system, but they can also be vulnerable to damage caused by lightning strikes. The consequences of such damage can range from minor malfunctions to total blade collapse, resulting in costly repairs and extended downtime. To prevent this, wind turbine blades are equipped with lightning protection systems (LPS) to protect the blades from lightning strikes. However, it is important to regularly inspect and verify the functionality of the LPS to ensure that it provides the intended level of protection.
At Bladecare, we understand the importance of wind turbine lightning protection and that’s why we offer a comprehensive and autonomous drone inspection system. Our inspection system uses state-of-the-art drone technology to carry out a thorough assessment of your wind turbine’s LPS. This helps ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your wind turbine and minimize the risk of damage caused by lightning strikes.
The benefits of annually inspecting your wind turbine’s lightning protection system with Bladecare’s autonomous drone inspection system are numerous.
Firstly, our system provides a fast and efficient inspection, reducing downtime and maximizing productivity. With our system, there’s no need for manual inspection, which can be time-consuming and prone to human error. Instead, our drones can inspect several wind turbines in a single day, saving you time and resources.
Secondly, our system provides a comprehensive and accurate assessment of your wind turbine’s LPS. Our drones are equipped with a 3D Field Sensor provided by our partner TOP seven GMBH & Co. KG. Our system provides a detailed report, including a visual inspection of the LPS, and an assessment of the grounding system’s integrity.
Lastly, using Bladecare’s autonomous drone inspection system to inspect your wind turbine’s lightning protection system helps you stay ahead of any potential problems. Regular inspections help you identify any issues before they become major problems, allowing you to take proactive measures to prevent damage to your wind turbine. With Bladecare, you can rest assured that your wind turbine’s LPS is in top condition and providing the necessary level of protection.
In conclusion, an annual inspection of your wind turbine’s lightning protection system with Bladecare’s autonomous drone inspection system is a smart investment that will benefit your wind turbine operation in the long run. Our system provides a fast, accurate, and comprehensive assessment of your LPS, helping you minimize the risk of damage caused by lightning strikes and maximize the longevity and performance of your wind turbine.