The time for traditional offshore and onshore inspections is over. Much like the transition from the typewriter to the computer, drones are changing the way we view work safety, efficiency, and cost-savings on a global scale.
In Oil & Gas, traditional visual inspections take place at far-off distances, aren’t easily replicable on a regular basis, and deny companies the opportunity to check their assets close up and in detail with radiometric thermal capabilities. Performance and function inspections are now easier to complete than ever. All it takes is the right tool for the job.
But that’s not all. With the data captured through drone-based inspections, such as a flare stack review, a comprehensive non-contact report can be generated, along with recommendations provided by the operator. Inspection data can take the form of high resolution radiometric and RGB images, ultra high definition video, 3D models and more.
The use of drone technology in Oil & Gas is not new, but today the applications of aerial technology are outdating even the most advanced traditional processes. Through implementations like vertical structure inspection, storage tank inspections, pipeline surveillance, asset and facility inventory surveys, and gas leak detections, drones are changing the way business gets done in the world of American energy.