Drone inspection is so much more than simply image-capturing. It eliminates the safety risks of sending personnel in harsh environments, which is a priority in any industry
– Tim Harris, Operations & Compliance Director, RUAS
The article relates to why drone inspections are essential for maintenance across several industries.
RUAS Commercial Operations team gave a first-hand account of their experience flying a DJI M210 RTK V2 to provide a reliable and effective means of asset and platform data capture of an offshore platform in Denmark.
This negated the requirement of sending a rope access team down over the platform edge.
Deploying a drone in this circumstance was the safest option that also saved precious time and extortionate costs. More about RUAS offshore surveys can be found here.
Drone Inspection – Key Focus
The articles key focus is on the top causes of drones for inspections, spanning various relevant sectors that have saved millions in transitioning from traditional manned inspection to utilising drones for inspection purposes.
Sectors include agriculture, architecture, engineering and construction, oil and gas and even mining.
It looks at the integration of multispectral drones to facilitate precision agriculture activities and drone inspections of chemical sites to expedite interventions in the case of dangerous leaks that pose a severe risk to people and the environment.
Advantages and disadvantages
The article explores the advantages and disadvantages of in-house and outsourced drone inspection.
“An outsourced drone-inspection team’s primary focus is on drone operations and the legislation as well as keeping the equipment well maintained and up to date with the latest firmware,” says Harris.
“They will also have experience in working in many environments, all of which pose their own challenges: for example, flying in the middle of London may require you to obtain authorisation from the Air Traffic Control, Police and the Parliamentary Diplomatic Protection Group,” he adds.
The full article has recently been published on the DJI Enterprise blog.