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Indoor drones in Power & Utilities

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Increase workers' safety

Keep your workforce out of harms' way by performing remote visual inspections, avoiding entry in confined spaces, or saving doses exposition. 

Reduce inspection costs

Perform faster inspection, avoid installing scaffolding or rope access, and involve fewer people during the inspection process. 

 

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Drones in the power generation industry

Deep dive into use cases and get insights from the field. Our customers active in the power generation industry are sharing their best practices and success about indoor drone inspection. 

In this webinar, we’ll hear from a leader at Exelon Clearsight working on the cutting edge of drone use in Power Generation. Our invited speaker will cover typical drone use cases, drawing from the first-hand experience using drones in the field. He'll also cover the benefits of using drones in inspection scenarios, including improved safety and ROI.

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Drones in Power Generation: How Exelon Clearsight Uses Drones to Improve Safety, Reduce Downtimes, and Save Money

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Assets to inspect with indoor drones

Power Generation - Coaled-Fired Boiler

COAL-FIRED BOILERS

Assessing the integrity of burners, refractory, and superheater piping inside the combustion chamber and detect cloggings, wears, and tears inside air pre-heaters.

Power Generation - Nuclear Power Plants

NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

Controlling for suspected leakage and assessing the integrity of equipments in radioactive parts or nuclear plants without having to expose humans to radiations.

Power Generation - HRSG

HEAT RECOVERY STEAM GENERATOR

Assessing the integrity of supporting pins, burners, and lancers inside an HRSG during the power outage of a combined cycle plant.

Power Generation - Waste Incinerator

WASTE INCINERATOR

Visually inspecting refractory, burners, tubes an pipes of the combustion chamber during periodical and unplanned shutdowns.

Power Generation - Wind Turbine

WIND TURBINES

Inspecting inside the blades of wind turbines during planned shutdowns and inside the pillar and basement of the turbine while operating.

Power Generation - Hydro Power Plant

HYDRO POWER PLANT

Gathering visuals to check for the integrity of various confined spaces of a dam such as surge tanks, water canals, penstock, and flood gates.

Power Generationn - Recovery Boiler

PULP AND PAPER MILL RECOVERY BOILER

Visually inspecting refractory, burners, tubes an pipes of the combustion chamber or recorvery boilers during periodical and unplanned shutdowns.

Power Generation - Transformer

TRANSFORMERS

Collecting information, such as liquid levels or leaks, at the top of high-voltage underground transformers to assess their proper functioning.

Power Generation - Asset Commissioning

ASSET COMMISSIONING

Performing prior-to-commissioning inspections of coal-fired boilers to certify the proper execution of the work done by a plant constructor.

Power Generation - Chimney

Chimney / Smokestack

Performing a General Visual Inspection to detect cracks and anomalies on the inside of a sky-high chimney within a power plant.

Testimonials

What our customers say about our drones

Save Costs

Save Costs

Having supplied the Elios and trained a number of nuclear staff to fly this technology, we would agree it has many benefits. Although there are some areas you would not use this or any other rotary wing aircraft due to rotor wash, but for most restricted or no man access situations it delivers and has the potential to save hundreds of thousands when compared to conventional methods.

Ian Henderson

Managing Director, EneffTech Services Ltd

Increase Safety

Increase Safety

At Exelon, we have realized significant safety improvements and cost-reduction using the Elios to perform indoor asset inspections at our facilities. We feel this is a valuable asset every generating station should have on-hand.

Colbey Ryan

Co-Founder and head of Business Development, Exelon AeroLabs

Indoor Drones

Power & utilities industry

Electricity availability is a given to our society. We take its provision for granted and our productivity gets paralyzed when downtimes happen. Power Generation professionals are constantly acting to preserve the level of production to make sure the grid is always on. By choosing Elios, power plant maintenance teams are able to regularly and thoroughly assess the integrity of their assets, preventing downtimes, or reducing them by rapidly collecting visual data to make educated decisions and get things fixed.

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What you should know about indoor drone inspection in Power Generation

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