Mantas Vaskela CEO of Laserpas, a company providing aerial power grid inspection services, will present the differences between inspections using manned helicopters and UAVs. The lecture will take place at Asian Utility Week in Bangkok, Thailand on 27-28 June 2018.
    Technological advances have streamlined manual processes in almost every industry. With drones and helicopters leading the forefront of asset inspections, the electricity sector is no exclusion.  As technology becomes more accessible and customizable, many power distributors and operators are choosing to purchase drones and do inspections themselves, while others are choosing to hire companies that specialize in performing asset inspections.
    Laserpas, an aerial power grid inspection service provider, has just received certifications stating that it follows business practices that are both customer and environmentally friendly. This month Laserpas received ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications. 
    The data analyses for a pilot project performed for the Romanian company Distributie Oltenia have been completed and provided to the client by, the aerial power line inspection company, Laserpas.  This project was especially important for both Laserpas and Distributie Oltenia due to the number of high voltage tower defects found. The inspection revealed 32 defects to transmission towers in the inspected area.  This information will be utilized by Distributie Oltenia to prevent outages or other issues and provided Laserpas with a unique opportunity to perfect methods and skill sets for these types of structures.
    Mantas Vaskela CEO of Laserpas, an aerial power line inspection boutique, along with Iulian Bogdan a representative from Distributie Oltenia, a power distribution company from Romania, spoke at the Commercial UAV Expo in Amsterdam on April 12, 2018. The main topic of the discussion was the use of manned helicopters vs. UAV in aerial power line inspections.  Laserpas provided inspection services for Distributie Oltenia; making the presentation unique as both parties shared experiences from vastly different points of view.
    The transportation of one of the world’s most essential commodities is constantly taking place right above our heads. Almost anywhere in the world, you can step outside and see power lines, but how safe are those lines? Are they thoroughly checked often enough? As the world’s electrical needs increase so does the number of power lines required to meet those needs. In the United States alone, there are more than 5.5 million miles of local distributions lines and more than 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines, according to Scientific America.