Thermal Drone Inspection Services

Thermal Drone Inspection ServicesLarge Commerical Roof Inspections Using a Thermal Drone

Thermal Drone Inspection Services
Large Commercial Roof Inspections Inspecting large commercial flat roofs can be time-consuming, expensive, and dangerous. Using drones to speed up the inspections of these properties can make roof inspections faster, safer, and less expensive. However, equipping these drones with additional technologies beyond regular visible cameras, such as thermal imaging cameras that allow the operator to see infrared energy invisible to the naked eye, brings additional benefits that make this type of inspection invaluable.Thermal, or infrared, imaging uses specialized cameras to make still images and video of the differing amounts of thermal energy being emitted or reflected from a surface.

Why Use Thermal from Drones
Whether inspecting substations, switchyards, or transmission and distribution lines, there are scores – if not hundreds – of connections, fused disconnects, insulators, splices, dead ends, and more that need routine inspection. Checking these from a drone has two primary benefits – speed and safety. Drone inspections let crews quickly scan large areas to find potential issues that need to be investigated further, and they keep crews safely out of range of energized equipment.

Thermal Inspections of Solar Panels from Drones
One of the most popular uses for drone thermography is solar panel inspection. As a drone’s biggest advantage is its ability to quickly cover large areas, this makes a lot of sense. A drone thermographer can image hundreds of acres of solar fields in a fraction of the time it would take to chase down anomalies the old-fashioned way.