WG B2.52 The use of robotic in assessment and maintenance of OHL

In order to maintain or increase the reliability of aging OHLs, new robotic technologies are becoming available to assess and diagnose the condition of various OHL components. Inspection and maintenance of OHLs by using robots can reduce the potential risk to maintenance crews (e.g. live-line working), reach hardly accessible spans (e. g. river crossings), perform tedious labour faster, and decrease costs.

Review the existing and developing robotic technologies for effective implementation, assessment and maintenance of OHLs in order to :

  • Assist overhead line engineers to improve line reliability and restoring integrity;
  • Assist asset managers in investing in further development and implementation of these technologies.