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Information Session: Aerial Power Line Inspection

Information session:
Aerial Power Line Inspection with IR (Infrared) and UV (Ultraviolet / Corona) cameras

Power Line Inspection

Date: 10/30/2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. to approx. 14:30 p.m.
Location: Northwest Helicopters, LLC
1000 85th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501


Who Should Attend:

Engineers and senior technical personnel involved in inspection of electrical power lines.


This event focuses on the application of aerial IR (infrared) and UV (ultraviolet / corona) inspections on overhead power lines. It will cover best practices for aerial patrols using a four sensor gimbal to find thermal hot spots, partial discharges / arcing and other faults on distribution and transmission lines.

To keep the event practical, we will equip a Bell 206 JetRanger helicopter with the latest technology – the FLIR / Polytech C350 system – and inspect nearby power lines. The captured data will be reviewed and analyzed afterwards.

Remarks: Depending on weather the demo flight may be canceled and a static demo will be provided.


10:00 Presentation power line inspection with IR / UV cameras.
Differences between technologies, applications and procedures.
11:00 Demo flight or static demo depending on weather.
12:00 Lunch.
1:15 Data review from the test flight.
Questions and Answers.

Lunch will be provided.