If you have assets that need to be cared for and maintained – from manufacturing equipment and industrial pipelines to telecommunications arrays and other heavy machinery – you’re going to spend a fair amount of time assessing the condition of these items. Needless to say, this can be a challenge at times. The problem is that these assets can be inaccessibly located, difficult to traverse, or very delicate – and that makes inspecting them a complex challenge. While the typical way to manage these matters has been to carefully construct scaffolding to access the areas that need assessment, before sending a qualified professional up to inspect them, that isn’t the only option that you have available now. More and more businesses are using drone inspection services to get the job done in a safer, more efficient fashion. At Drone Video Experts, we’ve provided an inspections offering as part of our wider drone services for many years, so we’re especially well-prepared to take on these challenges for you. To find out more about what we’re offering, read on below.
What are Visual Inspections?
The primary function of a drone is to carry out a visual inspection. In a case like this, a drone will have high resolution cameras attached to the body of the drone, which then proceeds to reach the areas that require looking at. Reaching the previously inaccessible spaces will not take long, and once there, the drone allows you to carefully review everything present to ensure nothing is out of place. Review of the footage can be done during the drone’s journey around the asset, but can also be reviewed later on – a considerable benefit of a drone inspection.
If you thought that a visual inspection was the only kind of inspection a drone could carry out, that’s forgivable – but the fact is that drones can be used for many other different types of inspections. It’s quite possible to attach sensors to drones that can gather information from other spaces, in a way that drastically elevates the utility of drones as an inspection asset. Whether you’re adding a thermal camera, a multispectral sensor, or anything else, we can help you gather the information you’re seeking.
It’s worth noting that drone inspection services can be used in all sorts of settings and industries. While it’s quite common for drones to be used in heavy industries, like manufacturing and production, they’re useful for pretty much any situation. If you’re not sure whether a drone inspection is right for your particular situation, we can give you plenty of information that might sway you one way or the other.
One advantage of our professional drone services – and perhaps our industrial drone services, more specifically – is that by allowing us to complete inspections on your behalf, you’re reducing the likelihood that either yourself, or your staff, will come to any harm. Carrying out an inspection in-person, without the use of a drone, is far more hazardous and likely to result in injury – or worse. We’re proud we can provide a service that ultimately protects our community.