Frequently Asked Questions
What does a radiometric thermal camera do for inspections?
Radiometric thermal camera capabilities allow RES to inspect several different types of infrastructure with our Matrice 210 UAS. Thermal imaging exposes significantly more flaws compared to other visual inspection methods. For example, it can see leaking areas on a roof and where moisture is prevelant, arcing occurring at arrestors and insulators on electrical lines, scaring or threading on wind energy blades, diodes or control modules failing on solar panels, and gas and oil pipeline leaks.
What states does RES operate in?
RTS operates in all 50 states and other areas as may be requested by our clients. Our inspection and field services teams are self contained, mobile and can generally deploy to site to accommodate even the most demanding schedules.
What does the term CWI mean?
A CWI is a certified weld inspector. A CWI inspection consists of a thorough inspection of the welding process including adherence to governing code, verification of base material and welding electrodes, verification of documentation including qualification records and welding procedure specifications, welding performance qualification records, welder continuity, electrode storage, surface preparation, preheat confirmation, interpass temperature verification, and adherence to project drawings regarding weld size, location, and length. Goal is to identify any abnormalities in the weld joints to AWS D1.1 Table 6.1 criteria; cracks, weld/base-metal fusion, crater cross section, weld profile, undersized welds, undercut, porosity.
Does RTS work with the major tower owners and carriers?
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Yes, RTS performs work for a wide variety of customers including most of the major tower owners, carriers, contractors, school districts, property managers, public and private electric utilities.
Why would I need my solar panels inspected?
Solar panel inspections should be done after installation and on an annual basis. Depending on the size and location of the solar panel farm it will depend upon how often it is inspected. Weather and surrounding elements can cause wear and tear on equipment overtime. Doing a UAS thermal inspection on the condition of the equipment and doing frequent condition assessments is crucial to get optimal performance from your equipment.