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. 
    Laserpas, company providing aerial power line inspections, has completed an inspection in Slovakia for the company Západoslovenská distribu─Źná (ZSDIS). The Laserpas team was able to uncover and provide essential information regarding multiple types of dangerous and emergent risks to the power grid. The team utilized LiDAR for 2D and 3D distance measurements in addition to high-resolution optical cameras and thermal imagery to inspect more than 207 kilometres of high voltage power lines and more than 32 kilometres of medium voltage power lines.
    In a world where everything is going airborne, it only makes sense to take that technology to the power line inspection industry. The vast majority of power line inspections are still being done by foot, which provides a time-consuming, costly, and limited view of power lines. Mantas Vaskela, the CEO for Laserpas, a company that provides solutions for aerial power line inspections, will be discussing solutions to crucial issues at Commercial UAV Expo Europe, the leading pan-European trade show and conference for the commercial drone market, on April 12th in Amsterdam.