Industrial drone inspection
Inspection and maintenance of industrial infrastructures.
Industrial drone inspection
Why use drone inspection for an industry?
Drone inspection allows to check the condition of industrial installations, particularly those at sensitive sites. The objective is to ensure the sustainability of production equipment and structures.
Beyond the preservation of the industrial tool, this technical inspection responds to safety issues. It eliminates the risk of industrial accidents and thus protects site personnel, local residents and the environment.
Methodology of industrial drone inspection
How does an industrial aerial inspection by drone take place?
Technical inspection by drone
A drone equipped with a high-resolution camera or a thermal camera flies over industrial facilities at low altitudes.
On the ground, the pilot is assisted by a specialist to identify faults : corrosion of metallic elements, cracks in civil engineering, pipe leaks, obstruction of a chimney, etc.
Technical inspection by drone guides the manufacturer to trigger the necessary corrective actions
Exploitation of renderings→ Our renderings are very easy to use thanks to our hosting system on an online platform. → No specialised software is required to view photos, high-definition videos and 3D models.
The advantages of the drone for industrial inspection
- ^Access everywhere without difficulty and without risk
The drone inspection of an industrial unit allows access to indoor facilities despite the constraints. It can be a lack of space, a confined atmosphere, temperatures that are difficult for humans to bear, or even an electrical hazard.
The inspection of high-rise outdoor industrial structures is also possible thanks to the drone. The time saved is significant because there is no need for any lifting gear or scaffolding. The human risk associated with working at height or the intervention of a rope access technician is eliminated.
- ^Inspect remotely
- ^Observe the invisible
Thanks to the use of an on-board thermal camera on the drone, we can also visualise the interior of buried or aerial conduits. Drone inspection allows to highlight leaks, breakages, clogging of pipes or simply to draw up plans.
Application of industrial drone inspection
Some concrete examples of drone inspection of industrial installations
Industrial chimneys, flares
The aerial inspection of industrial chimneys and flares allows to detect any damage to the structure.
In addition, a thermal inspection allows to check the cleanliness of the duct to rule out any risk of fire.
Channels and pipelines
The drone inspection of industrial pipelines allows to ensure the absence of leaks on ducts and pipelines whether these structures are aerial or buried.