Cyberhawk has developed an end-to-end solution for the asset management of transmission and distribution towers:

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STAGE 1 – Project definition & defect standard creation

Cyberhawk’s extensive industry knowledge and experienced engineers provide an engineering consultancy service to assist our customers with the design of their asset management solution. A defect standard document will be created with a condition rating scale and include example images for each component’s failure mechanism. This approach ensures defects are categorised to the client’s requirements and ensures consistency.

STAGE 2 – Data Collection

Cyberhawk’s asset management system can take inspection data collected from multiple sources including:

  • Drones – Cyberhawk’s UAV inspection solution delivers comprehensive close visual inspection and significantly improves safety by reducing ‘at height’ working and limiting exposure to live powerlines.
  • Helicopters – Cyberhawk has relationships with a number of helicopter companies who specialise in OHL inspection data capture
  • Ground patrols – Our tablet based inspection application allows the inspection of transmission and distribution towers by linesman from the ground.

STAGE 3 – Inspection Centre

At Cyberhawk’s inspection centres, teams of industry engineers use proprietary software to inspect, categorise and report on the location and condition of each component, in accordance with the agreed defect standard.

STAGE 4 – Reporting Matrix

Typically, thousands of high definition images and gigabytes of inspection data are generated. To allow our customers to efficiently use this data and to improve decision making, we have developed a traffic light colour coded dashboard, providing an at a glance status of each line to aid maintenance prioritisation.

STAGE 5 – iHawk inspection viewer

Results are delivered in Cyberhawk’s iHawk inspection viewer. Tower inspection can be reported in either a standard format or in a bar-by-bar format, where every individual bar is inspected and categorised so that decisions can be made to replace individual bars on a tower to National Grid Standard (NG TS 3.04.31).

STAGE 6 – iHawk Powerline – Maintenance

Building on iHawk’s comprehensive inspection data, Cyberhawk’s iHawk Powerline Maintenance Management Software allows our clients to query inspection information, generate works orders and send them to tablet computers in the field. Once linesman have executed the work, images are taken of the repaired problems and uploaded back into iHawk after manager approval.

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