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Skydio Live Ops: Remote Inspection

A real-time substation inspection from 2,800 miles away. Remote assets, aging infrastructure, limited resources, natural disasters, and budget constraints can complicate asset inspection. If you had the ability to inspect any asset, at any time, from anywhere in the world, how would your operations change? Tune into our Skydio remote operations demonstration + Q&A session on November 9th and watch us remotely inspect a substation in real-time with docked drones at our San Francisco, CA training facility from 2800 miles away in Tampa, FL. With Skydio Remote Ops, you: Have the ability to conduct routine or event-based inspection from a browser Can significantly lower your inspection costs Keep people out of harm’s way In real-time, we’ll demonstrate: Routine Inspection: we’ll show you how to remotely plan a scheduled mission for routine, automated, asset inspection Event-Based Inspection: watch us remotely inspect perimeter fencing, transformers, oil level gauges, temperature sensors, cooling fans, and more. Thermal Inspection to monitor any hot-spots Obstacle Avoidance in confined environments
Corey Hitchcock
Christina Park
Corey Hitchcock & Christina Park · Nov 7th, 2023
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Christina Park
Corey Hitchcock
Christina Park & Corey Hitchcock · Oct 26th, 2023

The Journey to Condition-Based Maintenance

In the utility industry, the right inspection data is vital. But capturing the right data at the right time, transforming that data into actionable insights, and weaving it into your workflows is a constant battle. Join us for an interactive webinar + Q&A session with Christina Park, former Sr. Director of Asset Intelligence Solutions at the New York Power Authority. Christina will explain the journey from time-based to condition-based asset maintenance, and how drones transform the way utilities can monitor the health and security of infrastructure to make better decisions that optimize cost, risk, and performance—without any guesswork. Dive deeper into: Better Asset Inspection: Drones aren't just tech toys; they're tools that help Utilities efficiently inspect when and where it's most needed. Operational Efficiencies: Find out how drone solutions can reduce outages, give detailed inspections, and help balance budgets. Data-Driven Decision Making: With real-time data, shift from reactive to proactive maintenance solutions. Practical Examples: From power generation to power supply, and the substations in between. Tune in if you care about: Innovation: Bring new solutions to old problems. Safety: Keep your team out of harm's way by reducing manual checks. Reputation: Be known for reliability, with fewer equipment failures and service interruptions. Savings: Spot issues early, avoid large repair bills, and cut down on costly downtime. Don't miss out on this chance to learn how drones are shaping the future of utility inspection.
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Christina Park
Christina Park · Jul 31st, 2023

Building Resilience: Mitigating the Impact of Aging Workforce and Resource Constraints

As the utility workforce evolves and experienced professionals approach retirement, ensuring a smooth transition and preserving critical knowledge becomes paramount. Christina Park's 30-min live talk + Q&A session will help to understand how modern utility organizations build resilience through cutting-edge workflows, digitize knowledge, and reduce the impact of losing valuable expertise. Christina Park, PE, recently joined Skydio after a 15-year career at the New York Power Authority, most recently as the Sr. Director of Asset Intelligence Solutions, where she focused on identifying, integrating, and scaling new technologies and developing programs to optimize asset management. Attend the talk to understand: Effective Asset Management: Digitizing tribal knowledge for seamless transfer through the organization. Mitigating Risks: Using digital records to handle risks associated with workforce changes. Knowledge Transfer: Enhancing knowledge retention through improved tools and workflows.
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The utility industry is constantly evolving, and with that evolution comes new technologies that can help streamline processes and improve efficiency. One such technology is drone powerline inspection, which has the potential to revolutionize the way that utility companies inspect and maintain their infrastructure. The Skydio X2 is a state-of-the-art drone that is specifically designed for industrial use. It is equipped with a high-resolution camera that can capture detailed images of utility poles and distribution lines, as well as other critical infrastructure. The drone is also equipped with advanced sensors and software that allow it to navigate complex environments with ease. One of the key benefits of using drones for utility inspection is the ability to collect data quickly and accurately. In the past, utility companies relied on manual inspections, this meant sending someone up in a bucket truck to visually see the tops of the utility poles which could take weeks or even months to complete. With drone powerline inspection, the same inspections can be completed in a matter of days or even hours. Another benefit of using drones for utility inspection is the cost savings. Traditional inspection methods can be expensive, requiring specialized equipment and personnel. With drone technology, many of these costs can be eliminated, resulting in significant cost savings for utility companies. But perhaps the biggest benefit of using drones for utility inspection is the improved safety. Inspecting utility poles and distribution lines can be a dangerous job, requiring workers to climb or be elevated high above the ground. With drone technology, many of these inspections can be completed from the ground, eliminating the need for workers to put themselves in harm's way. The Firmatek team was able to leverage these benefits to complete an inspection of over 10,000 utility poles in just one week. By using Skydio X2 drones, they were able to collect detailed data on each pole, including its condition and any potential issues that needed to be addressed. This data was then used to develop a comprehensive maintenance plan that would help prevent outages and improve the reliability of the utility's infrastructure.
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