Automating inspections utilizing drone technology power plants need to ensure high availability levels whilst maintaining operational safety. Often this was achieved through manual walk-throughs but this can be time consuming with no guarantee that all issues would be spotted.
The Siemens Energy team in Israel, who are responsible for a power plant based on natural gas producing 73 megawatts of power, set out to find a different solution. Liaising with the Venture Clienting (VCL) team that is part of Siemens Energy Ventures (SEV), they were able to secure help to identify a startup solution to solve the challenge.
In this case, Percepto was identified as the best option. An Israeli startup which manufactures and deploys industry-grade drones. This enabled an improved inspection and monitoring of power plants. In particular, it offered: