Inspections with Drones

INSPECTIONS WITH DRONES

Multirotor drones are particularly useful for inspection thanks to their highly precise movement and vertical take off and landing capability.  Tasks that would normally take several hours or even days can be undertaken more quickly with reduced risk.

Thermal image of Zagreb

WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS

There are a wide range of applications, even for normal visible light cameras.

  • Building risk surveys
  • Damage and insurance assessments
  • Infrastructure
  • Bridge inspections
  • Landfill inspection and management
  • Confined space and tank inspections

The capabilities of your drone can be extended to include zoom and thermal cameras.

WIDE RANGING BENEFITS

The benefits from applying drones to inspections are varied:

  • Faster data collection
  • Risk reduction by removing staff working at height
  • Possibility of conducting more frequent inspections (due to improved cost effectiveness)
  • Photo locations are recorded using GPS data
Photo of Aerialtronics Zenith on Wind turbine Inspection

DRONE EQUIPMENT

It is worth considering that not all drones are created equal.  Many drones have been developed with film and video applications in mind.  These drones often miss key capabilities:

  • Large resolution sensors
  • Zoom cameras
  • Thermal cameras
  • Additional redundancy, providing extra peace of mind to your client
  • Wind and rain capability

When considering working in this area with drones you need to examine your end users requirements to ensure that your drone investment can meet these.