Posted on: Thursday, August 2, 2018 Detecting faults in the electrical grid Homeland Security News Wire
Globally, most of the energy infrastructure that we rely on every day is over 35 years old. Like most things, age has not improved its functionality.There are people who work to prevent these sorts of catastrophes. Maintenance crews fly helicopters alongside high voltage power lines, getting up close to visually inspect infrastructure bit by bit. A much safer approach to maintenance is to take assets offline and then assess them for faults. Researchers have developed an innovative approach to maintenance which has the potential to do away with these inconvenient, time-consuming and dangerous practices—and also save us a whole lot of money.
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