The UV technology complements the IR technology. Whereas the IR technology is ideal for detecting defects and finding high resistance connections on power transmission lines, UV detection can locate other problematic conditions such as shorted insulator bells, defective polymer insulators, contamination, or even improperly installed components. Finding defective components is now possible in the early stages of degradation. and, with UV technology, there is no need for line loading, since UV inspection is completely voltage dependent.
UV inspection technology requires no need for line loading, since the observed effects are completely voltage dependent. For the inspection and detection of corona discharge and arcing on overhead transmission lines and in substations, Flycom uses today's most advanced and sensitive daytime UV-inspection camera. The daytime capability makes corona inspection a low-cost procedure, without the need for nighttime inspections.
Integrated into FlyCom's specially adapted helicopter, UV- inspection camera allows for full airborne inspections of all overhead transmission lines and substations. UV sensor display is overlayed with classical RGB video to pinpoint the exact location of a defect. Our system captures the complete flight route, both on digital videotape an on our Corona inspection camera. The videotape is annotated with exact GNSS co-ordinates to enable our clients to localize positions of faults immediately. Our clients receive a detailed and comprehensive report logging errors found on the inspected lines.
What we look at:
- Phase Conductors - Ceramic Insulators - Polymer Insulators - Radio Interference - Broken Strands - Switches & Busses - Capacitors And Fuses - Termination Hardware - Grounding Connections - Transformers - Pole Tops - Connectors -