Industrial cleaning

Industrial cleaning

Grain storeage cleaning

We’ve already performed cases to clean grain storages in Latvia.

 

Tall building cleaning

Drone is capable to reach up to 100m in few minutes. In case there is need to reach higher heights, multi-stage integrated solution can be used. Electricity cable is provided for drone to stay in the air until cleaning is done.

 

Insulator cleaning

It’s difficult for humans to clean insulators. Job involves great risks and therefore expenses. Our automated cleaning drone can achieve same results significantly easier.

 

Oil platform cleaning

Aerones drone is fullly capable to operate from boat in seas and oceans to clean oil platforms, wind generators, etc.

Technology

Technical capabilities

0-100 l/min

flowthrough

Unlimited

flight time

up to 200 bar

water pressure

up to 400m

operational height

Wind turbine maintenance

Wind Turbine Maintenance

Cleaning wind turbine blades with drone

Aerones, after several years of trials and upgrades, opens a new phase in the Renewable Energy maintenance sector. Backed up by a 20 years of R&D experience we elaborated a method for cleaning windmill blades with Drone, which involves not only the way to carry out the operation, but also the appropriate equipment.

Now, Aerones has developed a maintenance method for wind turbines – a cleaning method of wind turbine blades by Drone. Our new service aims to provide an effective, practical and economical alternative for cleaning the wind turbine blades using machinery adapted to the needs as well as technicians who are specialized in cleaning work by Automated Drone.

A lot of factors could provoke the airfoil break of the blades: snow, ice, pollution, humidity, dust, insects, etc.  It is known that a good maintenance of wind turbines and, specially, of the blades can increase the efficiency as much as 20% or even as much as 100% in case of frost or snow on its blades.

The maintenance of these wind turbines is something assumed in a wind turbine operational cost, even though the actual methods are very slow, expensive and involve a high risk for the personnel.

Depending on the size of blades and the wind conditions, Aerones could clean or de-ice 30 blades (10 turbines) in one day with full efficiency and no component spoilage.

Aerones is the first worldwide company to clean and de-ice wind turbine blades with Drone.

Technology

Blade cleaning techniques

Certain patterns

By moving in snake pattern drone is able to cover and clean blade completely

Moving around

Drone can go around the blade to every side and also cutting edges

Targeting nozzle

Water shooting nozzle on gimbal can be moved to desired direction to target specific spot

Technical capabilities

0-100 l/min

flowthrough

Unlimited

flight time

up to 200 bar

water pressure

up to 400m

operational height

How we works

We work on wind turbines to help you minimize the down-time and increase efficiency, which contributes to a higher and more consistent energy output of your wind turbines throughout the year. Our goal is to offer higher efficiency with high quality and security.

Aerones also offers the inspection service. The pre- and post- cleaning inspections are very important safety measure. The operation is done using drones equipped with an Ultra HD camera and a thermal camera that allows not only a visual inspection, but to go further and look for defects not detected at first sight. This thermal inspection is especially useful in new wind turbines with an electrical resistance incorporated on its blades to prevent ice and snow build-up.

The pre-inspection gives information on the kind of dirt on the blade, which allows you to estimate the cleaning time, let you see any damage, imperfection, crack or hole in the blade, a fact that decreases the efficiency and cleaning cannot be carried out. See the image on how the pre-cleaning inspections looks like.

In the post-inspection you can observe the state of the blade after washing, both in terms of the aesthetic of the blade (shiny, without dirt) as well as for imperfections

Why Aerones?

  • Aerones works worldwide
  • Aerones is the first company in the world to develop this activity.
  • The operation is carried out by specialized technicians.
  • In the table attached you can see the profit that could be obtained increasing the wind turbine production. This study is made for a 2MW turbine. With an increment of 0.7%, less in some countries, the blades’ cleaning is worthwhile and the periodic cleaning by our method is fully justified.

0.7% 2% 3% 5% 10% 15%
Spain 3.640 € 10.400 € 15.600 € 26.000 € 52.000 € 78.000 €
Austria 3.276 € 9.360 € 14.040 € 23.400 € 46.800 € 70.200 €
France 2.870 € 8.200 € 12.300 € 20.500 € 41.000 € 61.500 €
Germany 4.848 € 13.850 € 20.775 € 34.625 € 69.250 € 103.875 €
Ireland 2.436 € 6.960 € 10.440 € 17.400 € 34.800 € 52.200 €
Japan 6.300 € 18.000 € 27.000 € 45.000 € 90.000 € 135.000 €
Poland 1.498 € 4.280 € 6.420 € 10.700 € 21.400 € 32.100 €
S.Korea 3.770 € 10.770 € 16.155 € 26.925 € 53.850 € 80.775 €
Turkey 2.351 € 6.716 € 10.074 € 16.790 € 33.580 € 50.370 €
UK onshore 4.550 € 13.000 € 19.500 € 32.500 € 65.000 € 97.500 €
UK offshore 7.196 € 10.560 € 30.840 € 51.400 € 102.800 € 154.200 €
  • Remember that, for example, in Spain the production could increase from 4% to 10% for each wind turbine cleaned and in northern Europe countries from 2% to 7% immediately after the cleaning.

Cleaning blades with distilled water has shown an increase in production of 3‐7% on previous projects in southern Europe. Adding cleaning solution and wax has shown an added increase of production by an extra 1%.

Firefighting

Firefighting

Aerones firefighting drone is capable to overcome limits of traditional firefighting

It can quickly reach great heights and endure heat in close distance

Choose drone by function

Superfast drone

Easy to maneuver in dense territories

Propellers 28 propellers
1 man operated 1 man operated
Lift power 200 kg lift power
Reachability 300 m reachability

Fast drone

Able to carry heavy loads and reach further

Propellers 36 propellers
1 man operated 1 man operated
Lift power 300 kg lift power
Reachability 500 m reachability

Firefighting in suburban slums

Well known problem for firefighters is unability to drive very close to firefighting accident to be able to operate.

In our case there is no need to drive truck with drone to exact firefighting location. Aerones drone can easily operate in narrow space, avoid obstacles and fly great radius!

Aerones is the first worldwide company to provide firefighting solutions in dense areas with Drone.

Special chemical mix

Water is not the best choice for firefighting in high altitude.

We’ve tested use of special chemical mix to improve firefighting efficiency in terms of weight and pressure.

Technology

Technical capabilities

0-100 l/min

flowthrough

Unlimited

flight time

up to 200 bar

water pressure

up to 400m

operational height

Firefighting in height above 100m

Real flights were made to test maximum height where drone is capable to ensure high water pressure and flowthrough in. It’s approx. 100 meters, but we found a solution to go beyond.

Integrated solution (multi stage)

We’ve patented unique winch system to support hose when in need to reach higher heights (approx. 40th floor of skyscraper). It can be attached to most materials of surfaces like glass and concrete.

Heat protecting fine mist “wall”

Drone will ‘build’ a mist wall to protect itself from extreme heat

The mist will not let through the high heat. Such solution will let the drone operate as close as 30 meters to the building

Fire localization

When the fire starts to spread on facade side of the building it is necessary to localise it. We offer foam system that is sprayed on the facade like a frame which prevents fire spreading on facade side.

Rescue

Human rescue drone

 

Aerones has tested never-before approach on human rescue in varius critical situations such as drowning, cracked ice and fire.

 

Drowning rescue scenario

Cracked ice rescue scenario

Fire rescue scenario

Delivery

Delivery

Sports

Sports

VTOL

VTOL

 

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