Efficient and cost effective maintenance strategy are the basis of Preventive Maintenance. The strategy has essential benefits of improved equipment availability and reduced operational failures which are evident of cost reductions. Management of industrial and utility structures has improved due to innovation and technology. Unmanned Air Vehicles UAV – drones – are an impressive asset in preventive maintenance through collection of data from environments and situations where human access is difficult or dangerous. Drones are an imperative maintenance tool in industries such as wind turbines and communication towers.
Commercial drones are changing the way operators are auditing and inspecting infrastructure and a well planed Preventive Maintenance Strategy Program (PMSP) will reduce the risk of injury in one of the most dangerous jobs plus the benefits of cost effectiveness.
The scope of the inspection really matters. Commercial drones perform full inspection of communication and energy towers in a fraction of the time a skilled crew and climbers would take to complete the inspection.
Preventive maintenance in the communication and energy towers utility companies has very special significance, such companies can not afford shutdown due to the long-term contractual supply arrangements in place with the buyers of their services and products.
In addition, the regulating authorities inflict demanding compliance with respect to system efficiencies and environmental protection.
Organizations such as ANSI ( American National Standards Institute) https://www.ansi.org , OSHA ( Occupational Safety and Health Administration) https://www.osha.gov and NATE (National Association Of Tower Erectors) https://natehome.com are encouraging the use of UAV in structural tower inspection for their extreme safety.
Preventive Maintenance Strategy Program (PMSP) provides the following valuable assets to any company:
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