In the new season, drones monitor the state of Kyiv heating systems

September 26, 2023
У новому сезоні дрони стежать за станом київських тепломереж
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Kievteploenergo, with the support of DroneUA, will monitor the condition of Kyiv heating networks using drones in the new heating season. The main task of unmanned platforms — prompt identification of possible damage and “weak points”; heating networks, heat losses, monitoring the condition of energy equipment and preventing interruptions in the operation of utilities.

Thanks to unmanned platforms with a payload in the form of industrial visual sensors and thermal imagers, Kievteploenergo diagnostic specialists will be able to inspect the capital’s heating facilities: identify heat losses and possible coolant leaks, monitor the condition of boiler house chimneys, cooling towers, and air-laying heating mains.< /p>

The obtained data, linked to Kievteploenergo heat generation sources, will be entered into the geo-information system of Kyiv heating networks. Kievteploenergo specialists were trained at the DroneUA training center and received certificates for managing industrial unmanned platforms.

The aero division of Kievteploenergo has no analogues in the heat power industry of Ukraine. However, drones as a tool for inspecting utility networks have already proven their effectiveness in European cities.

«Kiev has one of the largest, extensive and complex centralized heating systems in Europe. It was built more than half a century ago and wear rates reach 80%. It is impossible to replace 2.7 thousand km of networks in a year or two. Last year, a large-scale network replacement program began in Kyiv. At the same time, we carefully prepare networks and heating equipment for the heating season in order to minimize the likelihood of damage and heat outages in winter. Aero monitoring has already proven its effectiveness during testing. During the heating season, this technology will speed up the search for existing and potential network damage, and this, in turn, will minimize inconvenience for customers due to shutdowns of hot water and heating. noted Vasily Derevitsky, director of the joint venture "Kyiv Heating Networks" KP Kievteploenergo » .

Recall that Kievteploenergo is replacing worn-out heating networks in the capital for the second year in a row. In two years, 230 kilometers of worn-out heating mains in all administrative districts of the city were transferred. On the eve of 2021, with the support of DroneUA, Kyivteploenergo introduced an innovative approach to the study of utility networks.

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DroneUA is an international system integrator of unmanned solutions and robotics.

On the market of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, the DroneUA group of companies is the largest importer and distributor of leading drone manufacturers in the world and represents technological solutions from the brands XAG, EcoFlow, Pix4D, Parrot, Chasing, DroneDeploy, AgroCares and others.

The group of companies has its own engineering, production and service divisions, as well as an open data processing center. Technological solutions presented by DroneUA are used on more than 4 million hectares of cultivated areas of Ukraine. According to the results of the 2021 and 2022 agricultural seasons, more than 2.2 million hectares were protected with drone sprayers from DroneUA.

DroneUA is among the top three most innovative businesses in the agricultural sector of Ukraine according to FORBES and among the twenty most innovative enterprises of Ukraine.

The group of companies continues to expand the list of technological brands that it presents on the Ukrainian market, and is active in agriculture, the oil and gas industry, as well as in the fields of energy, geodesy and topography.

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