Inspection Service at Onshore Wind Turbines

Analysis on the rotor blades, spinner, nacelle and if requested, on the tower

Data acquisition – Data analysis – Automated reporting

The inspection service of wind turbines we provide is very diverse. There are different modular service levels which offers many advantages and benefits – combined with the possible active involvement of our customers.

Onshore inspection

Aerial robots realize the external optical inspections of onshore wind turbines. More precisely, the components are rotor blades (from all 4 sides!) as well as the spinner. The nacelle and tower are optional.

The (automated) airborne data acquisition is carried out either by Aero Enterprise or as part of a partner program, by the customer himself. Aero Enterprise uses the self-developed helicopter-drone AERO-SensorCopter. The partner uses commercial DJI multicopter-drones.

With the start of the cooperation program, Aero Enterprise supports the partner with training in method and (flight) procedures in theory and practice. The comprehensive digital tool AERO-Software Package is used.

The collected data are processed by Aero Enterprise, get standardized and available for displaying in the free license AERO-View.

In the following step, the gathered data gets analysed under use of the license AERO-Lyse, depending on the service model. Anomalies can be quantified, qualified and classified according to the amount of damage. This is done by Aero Enterprise itself, by the customer or by a qualified external expert.

A digital test report or expert opinion is generated automatically with one click. On request, the status reports can also be customized and “branded”.

Service Level 1-3

Service level 1:

  • Aerial inspection of a wind turbine by Aero Enterprise or by the customer
  • Data processing and data preparation by Aero Enterprise
  • Free of charge provision of the license AERO-View for a period of 24 months
  • Free of charge data storage for 1 year

Service level 2:

  • Includes all services from level 1, plus:
  • Provision of the licensed analyzing software AERO-Lyse
  • Evaluation of inspection results by Aero Enterprise or by the customer
  • Preparation of an inspection report

Service level 3:

  • Preparation of a “technical evaluation document”. Based on occurring anomalies by a qualified expert – provided by Aero Enterprise

Your advantages and benefits

EFFICIENCY: Drones are fast, reliable and future-oriented – technical report within 3 working days

OVERALL PICTURE: You get a comprehensive picture of the external condition of your entire wind turbine

DATA QUALITY: Continuous, complete data in high resolution, digitized and reproducible. Specific customer data and results are available via secure access code

DOWNTIME: Significant reduction. Thus, extra savings as turbines re-start faster after the inspection. Onshore: reduction from 6-10 hours to only to 1-1,5 hours

STRONG WIND CAPABILITY: Usability of the AERO-SensorCopter up to wind speeds of 14 m/sec or 50 km/h. Thus, continuous and precise image material as well as increased operational capability

HEALTH & SAFETY: A decisive advantage for the precaution of accident prevention measures. Protection of man and material

COMPARATIVE INSPECTIONS: Possible at any time. Old and new data can be reproduced with pinpoint accuracy

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE: Forecasting by inspections in time series (annually, 2 years intervals etc.)

DIGITIZATION: All data are digital and are compatible with your ERP system

EXTRA SERVICES: In cooperation with our partners we also carry out all other necessary activities, such as:

  • Recurring inspection
  • Condition-oriented inspection
  • End of Warranty inspection
  • Test of Completion Examination

For questions on further details, we are at your disposal