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Distribution Network Operator Improves Efficiency with Power Line Inspection
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Source: TD World
Laserpas, a utilities management company, has helped the biggest distribution network operator in Slovenia, Elektro Ljubljana, to improve its power line maintenance efficiency by inspecting a portion of its grid. In the area inspected, Laserpas helped to identify multiple objects that posed an imminent danger to the power grid. These objects could potentially lead to power supply interruptions and, in a worst-case scenario, lead to a serious injury or even a fatality.

During the inspection, Laserpas used piloted helicopters equipped with technologies, such as 3D LiDAR scanning and high-resolution image capturing including thermal images. Laserpasí technology allows companies to detect potential power grid hazards that would otherwise go unnoticed, even if the power lines were to be constantly subjected to other methods of surveillance.

Laserpas, a utilities management company, has helped the biggest distribution network operator in Slovenia, Elektro Ljubljana, to improve its power line maintenance efficiency by inspecting a portion of its grid.

In the area inspected, Laserpas helped to identify multiple objects that posed an imminent danger to the power grid. These objects could potentially lead to power supply interruptions and, in a worst-case scenario, lead to a serious injury or even a fatality.

During the inspection, Laserpas used piloted helicopters equipped with technologies, such as 3D LiDAR scanning and high-resolution image capturing including thermal images. Laserpasí technology allows companies to detect potential power grid hazards that would otherwise go unnoticed, even if the power lines were to be constantly subjected to other methods of surveillance.

The Elektro Ljubljana project located areas where vegetation was too high, identified structures (buildings, fences, street poles and more) within the corridor clearance zones and revealed trees that pose a substantial risk to the power lines. In addition, conductors too close to other power lines were reported.

The inspection results also involved an assessment of the condition of the towers and informed the client of towers that were significantly covered in rust and those that had broken insulators.

Read the full article at TD World.