Article from Production Maintenance, published on September 19, 2022, on SupAirVision's innovations.
Our article is in French but you will find an extract of the translation below.
"Wind turbines are subjected to constant mechanical and meteorological stresses (sun, frost, lightning). A defective blade performs less efficiently, generates vibrations, develops cracks, or may even break, leading to a machine shutdown and significant financial loss for the operator. A precise and regular inspection (approximately every six months according to ICPE regulations in France) of the blades is therefore necessary to ensure the wind turbine's longevity and production capacity.
Sébastien Arnould realized that the traditional method involving a rope access technician is more dangerous, slower, and less precise. Thanks to drones, it is possible to access inaccessible areas, have greater responsiveness in case of technical failure, and, most importantly, ensure exceptional safety during the operation as the technician remains on the ground.
Since its creation, SupAirVision is using highly efficient drones and is innovating in sensors and data to meet its clients' needs. Precision, stability, data processing – nothing is left to chance when inspecting these gigantic structures."