Drones in OHL Power Line Industry
FalconViz's Revolutionary Solution
The Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) has recently collaborated with FalconViz, the leading drone and digital twinning service provider in Saudi Arabia, to inspect a group of Overhead High Voltage (OHL) towers at the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. This project marks a significant milestone in the OHL power line industry in the Kingdom, as FalconViz has introduced an innovative and cost-effective approach to inspection and digital twinning services that will be applied on all the OHL towers across the kingdom in the next two years.
Traditionally, inspection of OHL towers is done manually by sending teams of technicians who climb the towers and carry out visual inspections. This approach is not only time-consuming and expensive, but also poses safety risks to the technicians. FalconViz's solution, on the other hand, utilizes advanced drone technology to capture high-resolution images of the OHL towers, which are then processed using AI algorithms to generate accurate 3D models and identify any faults.
The benefits of using drones for OHL tower inspections are numerous. Firstly, drones can access areas that are difficult or unsafe for human technicians to reach, such as the tops of towers, without endangering the safety of workers. Secondly, the use of drones is a faster and more efficient way to inspect OHL towers, allowing inspections to be completed in a fraction of the time it would take with traditional methods. Thirdly, the use of drones significantly reduces the costs associated with inspection, as it eliminates the need for specialized equipment, such as scaffolding or cranes.
FalconViz's solution also involves the use of digital twinning, which is a virtual replica of the OHL tower that includes all the information about its components and their properties. This digital twin allows engineers to simulate different scenarios and test the impact of changes or renovations to the tower without the need for physical testing. This approach significantly reduces the costs and time associated with physical testing and allows for faster and more accurate decision-making.
FalconViz's project with GCCIA has set a new standard for the OHL power line industry in Saudi Arabia. The project involved the inspection of OHL towers using FalconViz's drone technology and digital twinning services. The success of this project has led to anticipation of the use of FalconViz's approach for inspection and digital twinning services on all OHL towers across the kingdom in the coming years.
In addition to the inspection of OHL towers, FalconViz's solution has numerous use cases in the OHL power line industry. For example, drones can be used to detect defects or damages in power lines and poles, reducing the risk of power outages and accidents. They can also be used to identify vegetation encroachment on power lines, which can cause fires and other hazards. The use of digital twinning can also be extended to the design and planning of new power lines and poles.
In conclusion, FalconViz's innovative approach to OHL tower inspection and digital twinning has revolutionized the OHL power line industry. By utilizing drone technology and AI algorithms, FalconViz has made OHL tower inspections faster, more efficient, and safer. The use of digital twinning allows for faster and more accurate decision-making and reduces costs associated with physical testing. FalconViz's project with GCCIA was just the beginning in what we estimate to be a huge market sector in Saudi Arabia and will usher in the new age of OHL tower inspections in the Kingdom, contributing to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.