SkyX systems has partnered with E’Kabel in a move to provide oil and gas pipeline operators with an inspection and monitoring solution.
To carry out the work, E’Kabel’s fiber optic technology monitors temperature and DAS/DVS to detect leaks, third-party intrusions, deformations and geotechnical events.
This is accompanied by SkyX systems layer on top of E’Kabel’s solution to provide aerial monitoring and visual verification for leaks, corrosion, right of way activities and illegal activities.
Didi Horn, chairman and CEO at SkyX commented: “Corrosion, human error, mechanical failure and unauthorized digging are the most common cause of pipeline incidents. Through our partnership with E’Kabel, we’re enabling midstream companies to focus on doing what they do best while we inspect and secure the vast network of global midstream infrastructure.”
He added: “A majority of pipelines are in remote areas that can take extended periods of time to reach and inspect. We’re not only helping companies react to incidents much quicker and more effectively, we’re able to help them be proactive by providing access to meaningful data that helps them remain in operation, increase safety standards and stay compliant with local laws and regulations.”
The partnership marks another milestone for SkyX. Since September, the company closed on a Series B round of funding which meant it could expand operations with the opening of its Houston office.