Viewing Images

Clicking a hyperlinked "Damage ID" or an image of damage at any point will bring the user to the Images Viewer for the associated damage.

The Damage ID link will bring the user to a full-screen and selected view of that damage. A grey call-out box in the top left corner will contain pertinent information about the selected damage, including site, tower, blade, side, inspection date, distance from hub, and the damage ID. A second grey call-out box contains details about the damage within the image, including the severity, type, component, material, dimensions, inspection date, and the ability to add comments.

The top call-out box contains several drop-down menus that allow users to navigate to other images or view images side by side in a comparison view.

Blade Drop Down - The blade drop down allows the user to jump to the image location (based on side and distance along the blade) on the other blade positions. For instance, jumping from the 15 meter pressure side of blade A to the 15 meter pressure side of blade B. Date Drop Down - The date drop down will show the dates of any other SkySpecs inspections. Users can click these dates to jump to the same location on the blade from that inspection date. Damage Drop Down - The damage drop down shows the Damage IDs of damages that may be on the same image. When two or more unique damages are contained within the image, there will be more than one damage listed.

Damage Comments

When a damage is selected, users can add comments in the secondary grey damage box that appears. Comments can provide context and thoughts about the damage for discussion and historical tracking. However, comments are not searchable fields, so any information that provides action or important information should be not be contained in this field.

When images are viewed that don't have recorded damages, the image will be zoomed out to show the entire picture. The grey box will show the image site, tower, blade, side, and distance information but no damage will be recorded. Users can create a damage record by clicking the Create option and drawing a parameter around the damage.

Viewing Side by Side Images

To view side by side images, open the image viewer using the desired Damage ID hyperlink. Once the image viewer is open, select the drop down for Blade or Date from the grey call-out box. Once the drop-down is open, the box with an arrow can be selected to present images side by side.

For example, when multiple inspection dates are available, comparing images from two different inspections can identify damage changing over time.

Using the compare button to view similar images from two different inspections

Users can zoom in using the plus and minus icons at the top left of the image, double clicking to a space on the image, or using the scroll wheel of a mouse. Clicking the home button in the top left of the image will return the user to the zoomed out view.

Users can also rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise using the rotate icon between the zoom out and home button.

Users can move around the image by clicking and dragging the image in the desired direction.

To exit the image viewer, simply click the "X" at the top right of the page.

The image can be downloaded or a shareable link can be copied from the specified buttons in the navigation menu.

Image navigation options

The user can navigate along the length of the blade or quickly jump to other sides of the current blade using the arrows in the navigation banner. The right and left arrows select images along the blade length with left always moving towards the root of the blade and right always moving towards the tip. The up and down arrows can be used to rotate around the blade and view other sides of the blade.

Arrow image navigation options

Editing Damage Attributes

Horizon offers the option to edit the Severity and damage Type attributes to better fit customer requirements.

To edit severity or damage type, click the "Actions" dropdown on the left-hand side and select the "Edit" option.

Users can then update both the Severity and Type box, and click "Save Edits" to finalize changes. Note that Severity can include non-integer numbers (e.g. 4.5), if desired.

Viewing Images Without Damages

Users can view all images associated with an inspection using the Inspections sub-tab on the Turbine's page. Simply toggle the "Only show photos with damage" dialogue box off and use the Date, Blade, and Side drop downs to navigate to the desired images.