We conduct surveys using Drone Technology flying a grid pattern to ensure that all tables and arrays are recorded efficiently and quickly. We collect both thermal images and RGB photographic pictures for reference and key these back to your site plan and panel references.
By combining images with equal parameters the ‘relative’ change of temperature across the modules and tables will be relatively accurate and therefore analysis can be made accordingly.
The survey and report should be considered as a “Qualitative Evaluation” survey and not a “Quantitative Evaluation” which would show accurate and specific temperature values. Such values can change due to multiple environmental factors at the time of the inspection and therefore ‘Qualitative Evaluation’ is a more appropriate methodology
The data collection is consistent with Thermography level 1 (IEC 62446-3:2017 and BS EN ISO 62446-1:2016) and in most cases this is sufficient for maintenance purposes. We can also provide reporting to level 2 and 3 if that is required, please make your requirements known at the quotation stage.