What We Do
How We Work
PVAM’s 2 person teams consist of a Pilot in command ( PIC ) and an Image specialist ( IMG spec ). Our PIC duty is to plan the mission route and note any and all hazards on his flight log during preflight tailboard. During the flight the PIC maintains a constant visual on the drone while the IMG spec has control over both cameras ( Thermal & HD).
For 3 Phase Distribution inspections we start at the substation and perform a perimeter flight and scan for any hot spots, then we’ll Fly the distribution lines. The thermal camera helps them identify hot spots on the electrical system and IMG spec uses the HD camera to check for Frayed conductors, broken insulators, splice conditions and other abnormal conditions that may affect distribution reliability thus preventing failures before they occur.
Utility companies that have a Drone inspection program in place, find it helps make their electrical system safe, reliable, and saves the utility company thousands of dollars by conducting maintenance during regular business hours. The alternative is a major outage – one that could occur at night or on a weekend – and result in more expensive overtime work hours for the Utility . PVAM crews has helped our customers find critical problems on Switches ,Conductors, splices, Insulators and poor or failed connections. Also this technology has even been beneficial for post checking construction quality.