Northpower’s Thermal Drive-by Solution is a rapid overhead defect detection service.
Northpower’s Thermal Drive-by Inspection services utilise technology developed by KEPCO in Korea. This game changing technology uses a state-of-the-art vehicular mounted robotic thermal camera, in parallel with artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically analyse and find patterns in the thermal data collected.
Northpower’s engineers can perform this service along road-side overhead networks at a speed of approximately 30km/h, with accurate detection of all thermal (IR) issues. When a thermal issue is detected, the system captures all relevant defect data (thermal data, visual image, GPS data, date/time).
A comprehensive detailed extraction report and individual analysis reports are generated automatically. Furthermore, we utilise GPS, to display the diagnosis route on the map and colour codes equipment on the map depending on their condition.
Automatic software analysis using artificial intelligent (AI) technology performs detailed analysis of the field data.