Traditional Condition Assessments vs Innovative Drone Inspections: Higher Quality Data Leads to Greater Insights
- Jun 11, 2020 6:39 pm GMT
Power generation facilities currently rely on the limited data provided by traditional inspection methods to maintain the safety and reliability of their assets. In this presentation, we will provide multiple case studies highlighting drone, submersible, and robotics inspections, and the findings that went unidentified using other inspection methods. We will also share information about the bottom-line savings of utilizing these innovative inspection programs that reduce the mobilization costs of sending personnel into the field.
What the attendees will learn
- Use cases and ways to implement drone (UAS), submersible, and robotics inspections
- Detailed benefits of drone (UAS), submersible, and robotics inspections: higher quality data, safer operations, cost savings
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Principal Innovation Lead, Exelon Clearsight
Lauren’s primary areas of focus in this role are ASME code inspections, concrete structure and power generation component inspections. She has 13 years of experience in nuclear power generation, split between maintenance and engineering. Lauren earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and an M.B.A. from Villanova University. When she’s not having fun at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and exploring her passions of world culture and cuisine, photography, and hiking
Sr. Technical Leader - Non-destructive Evaluation Group, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
In his role, Samuel is managing projects and performing research in the area concrete and civil infrastructure in the power generating industry. Some of the areas of interest include visual inspection technologies, aging management for license renewal, dry cask storage for spent nuclear fuel and structural health monitoring technologies. Samual has worked with the EPRI Nuclear Non-Destructive evaluation group since 2014. During that time, he has conducted research in the areas of visual inspections and containment monitoring for nuclear power plants globally. He served on an expert panel for repair and mitigation strategies for reinforcement corrosion of a containment structure, and he has led EPRI’s research on aging management of civil structures affected by alkali-silica reaction.
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