Wind Turbine Blade Inspection
Utilising a variety of access techniques for blade inspection, GEV are able to provide a fast and effective service to complete the detailed analysis of all aspects of damage to the wind turbine blades.
If necessary, we are able to deploy an expert to complete a close visual inspection of the wind turbine blade to correctly classify levels of damage, using rope access techniques as the quickest method to save on lost production. The incorrect diagnosis of damage is a common issue and typically leads to unforeseen delays with the repair process and preventative campaigns exceeding budgets.
GEV Partner with Wind Power LAB
We’re taking on tomorrow’s energy challenges, today. GEV & Wind Power LAB continue to push the boundaries of technology, innovation and imagination to create positive change for the renewable industry and our planet. Find out more about how Wind Power LAB utilize the latest technology to complete blade defect assessment proactively, rather than reactively.
Stages of Internal & External Blade Inspection
GEV’s approach to internal and external blade inspection, has seen us enhance our process to ensure accurate damage reporting can be compiled, and in turn reviewed in partnership with our clients, to review the structural integrity of their blades.
Our innovative approach to blade inspection, maintenance and repair, has seen GEV Wind Power forge partnerships with leading technology providers, further complementing our more traditional methods such as rope access inspections.
Our most recent partnership with Danish blade defect assessment provider; Wind Power LAB, has helped us define the process into 4 simple stages:
Further information regarding the wind turbine blade inspection services offered by Wind Power LAB can be found here.
Traditional Blade Inspection Solutions
GEV are able to offer accurate blade inspections and review the structural integrity of the wind turbine blade inside and out. We provide a fast and efficient solution of high level technician competency in order to produce an accurate and thorough assessment report on the condition of the turbine blades. Our technical teams will then advise and support you on the best approach to any repairs needed.
Our highly specialised and experienced teams of IRATA and SPRAT certified rope access technicians are a fast and cost efficient solution for a range of wind turbine maintenance activities.
Complementing our rope technicians, we are able to utilise turbine blade access platforms supplemented by our patented Ventura Habitat to provide weatherproof all-year solutions, across the globe.
Technology Enabled Solutions
To expand our service offering within our inspection services, GEV Wind Power have strengthened our service offering through the utilization of technology enabled blade inspections to ensure the structural integrity of a wind turbine blade can be reported upon without the need for traditional rope access methods.
Not only do our partnered solutions cover external blade inspections, we also now offer drone-based technology solutions. This enables GEV and Wind Power LAB to complete internal blade inspections without human interaction, removing the requirement for sometimes unsafe confined space inspections.
Through the utilization of drones, exploration of internal and external blade areas, evolves further than traditional human technician.
Covering all surfaces GEV and Wind Power LAB’s drone solution, makes it possible to see how a defect is developing between inspections.
Faster coverage, cheaper solution & better quality.
GEV Wind Power’s Panoblade ground based solution allows external blade inspections to be completed both onshore and offshore.
The technology supporting the Panoblade service offering, allows high-definition image capture, and through the use of ‘stitching’ technology, allows technical analysis and reporting to be processed before reviewing with our client.
GEV’s Panoblade solution alleviates the requirement for more traditional hands-on methods, whilst delivering blade defect assessment utilizing the highest of resolution images.