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Fast turnaround for multi-GW blade inspections

02 Jun 2022

Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories AG, launched its latest 3DX High Productivity (HP) solution specifically designed for high volume inspection campaigns. Thanks to advanced automation and AI-enabled analytics, 3DX HP delivers a streamlined single-stop process, making it an efficient rotor blade inspection solution. Fully autonomous drone technology makes it easy to use, from take-off to landing. No manual intervention is required. Rugged and resistant, the UAVs are programmed to capture high quality imagery data in a systematic way covering the entire surface of the blade in a single-stop, 15 to 20-minute flight. Repeatable, with perfect image framing, it offers immediate image quality assurance in the field. The proprietary browser based 3DX Blade Platform integrates every aspect of the inspection in one place. In combination with the 3DX Blade Platform, the 3DX HP AI-enhanced analytics enable a turnaround time from image capture to report of just 5 days. High-quality images with highly accurate metadata indicate precise damage location and sizing, enabling a fully transparent view of the blade health status of the entire fleet. The repeatability of the process means that results can be tracked over time to monitor damage progression, to make informed maintenance decisions and provide lifetime documentation. 

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Volume: 2022 May/June