Power Pole Inspections
Drones have become increasingly popular in many industries as businesses seek ways to streamline operations and maximize efficiency. At Mile High Drones, we specialize in aerial services for commercial applications and the inspection of critical infrastructure. Due to the importance of the data we collect, we are always on the lookout for new technologies that can help our customers. As of late, our team has enhanced our inspection capabilities with services that are aided by artificial intelligence (AI) to help electric utilities get faster and more accurate results. Mile High Drones’ technology can collect data on power lines, poles, and other critical infrastructure using AI algorithms to identify potential issues like equipment failures or damage. AI is here to revolutionize the electric utility industry, making it faster, more reliable, and more efficient than ever.
Faster Results with AI Technology
At Mile High Drone, we use AI technology to analyze and process data collected during power pole inspections. This allows us to provide faster results for our clients, reducing the time needed for analysis and decision-making. AI is set to revolutionize the electric utility industry, making it faster, more reliable, and more efficient than ever.
Mile High Drones also works with clients to develop maintenance models to minimize equipment failures. This reduces downtime and additional electric utilities costs. The company collaborates with AI experts and electric utility companies to refine its technology and develop new applications.
AI Electric Utility Inspections
Drone inspections utilize AI to perform electric utility inspections in several ways. By using AI, Mile High Drones can quickly process enormous amounts of data at a fraction of the time it would take to do manually. This allows electric utilities to identify potential problems before they become significant, reducing downtime and improving overall reliability. Additionally, AI algorithms can learn and improve over time, allowing for even more accurate predictions and faster response times. We design our AI algorithms to aid in the detection of anomalies or issues with the power poles. For example, tracking, cracks, or other damage. We deliver this information to our clients in a comprehensive report. This allows them to identify any issues and take action to address them quickly.
Improved Accuracy of GIS Data
Accurate GIS data is critical for adequate power pole inspections. By using drones equipped with GPS technology, Mile High Drones can collect highly accurate data about the location of each power pole. You can use this data to create detailed maps and inventory reports for effectively managing power poles. AI is used to improve the accuracy of GIS data by looking for discrepancies in asset locations which helps electric utilities reduce errors and inconsistencies, saving time and resources in the process.
Better Inventory Management
In addition to improving the accuracy of GIS data, using drones for power pole inspections can also help electric utilities better manage their inventory. By collecting detailed information about the equipment on each pole, Mile High Drones can help utilities understand precisely what is on each pole and when it needs to be maintained or replaced. This can lead to more efficient use of resources, reduced downtime, and improved overall performance.
Customized Reports for All Teams
Different teams within an electric utility may have diverse needs regarding power pole inspections. For example, management teams may need high-level summaries and overviews. While technical teams may need more detailed data about specific issues. At Mile High Drones, we work closely with all groups to provide customized reports that meet their unique needs. This ensures everyone can access the data they need to make informed decisions and improve overall efficiency.
New App Development
Firstly, drones with high-resolution cameras and sensors capture images and data of power lines, poles, and other infrastructure from various angles and heights. We process this data using computer vision algorithms. Computers identify and categorize components and structures, such as conductors, insulators, and transformers.
Once the data is processed, machine learning algorithms are used to analyze it, identifying patterns, anomalies, and potential problems that could lead to equipment failures, outages, or safety issues. For example, AI algorithms can detect signs of tracking, overheating, wear and tear, or physical damage that could impact the performance of the infrastructure.
Additionally, AI can help improve the accuracy and consistency of inspections by reducing human error and subjectivity. Using standardized criteria and guidelines, AI algorithms can objectively and reliably assess the infrastructure’s condition, regardless of the inspector’s experience or expertise.
Customized Maintenance Models
Using AI to anticipate equipment failures, we work with customers to build models tailored to their needs and recommend best-practice maintenance. These models can be refined and improved by analyzing historical data and incorporating current information, such as weather patterns or usage trends.
Using AI in drone inspections for electric utilities can help improve safety, reliability, and efficiency by identifying potential problems early and recommending proactive solutions. Automating data processing and analysis can also save time and reduce costs. This enables electric utilities to focus on addressing the most critical issues.
Expertise in ELECTRIC UTILITIES
The experts at Mile High Drones includes our pilot crew that has unique experience and expertise flying 5280 ft above sea level elevations, and a team of vetted lineman that guide our AI strategy and development. We ensure that our clients receive the highest quality service no matter where their projects are located.
In summary, partnering with Mile High Drones for power pole inspections can significantly benefit electric utilities looking to improve efficiency and accuracy. Our use of AI technology, expertise in high-altitude flying, and customized approach ensure that our clients receive the highest quality service and achieve their goals.