INSPECTIONS OF INDUSTRIAL PLANTS USING DRONES SAVE TIME AND COSTS
Industrial inspections can be tedious, time-consuming and costly. Part of the plants to be inspected need to be taken out of operation. The consequence: Interruptions due to lengthy downtimes cause high costs and restrict operation.
Quick and uncomplicated inspections can be performed with the help of drones. Compared to conventional methods i.e. using helicopters, industrial climbers and rope access technology, scaffolding, cranes, etc. the use of drones is much more time-efficient. The inspections with drones are thus more cost-efficient and faster. The shorter duration of the inspection also means that downtimes are considerably shorter.
Especially in the industry, the UAV-supported inspection is of great importance. Here, SPECTAIR customers benefit from the fact that many plants and building constructions can be reached more easily with the help of drones.
Plant thermography with drones
The pilots at SPECTAIR affix mounted thermal imaging cameras onto the drones precisely at the place of measurement. False readings and incorrect analyses are avoided in this way. This results in a detailed analysis of the plant. Thermal imaging cameras can locate and evaluate heat leaks, defective electronic components or other structural damage, for example.
The drones used by SPECTAIR demonstrate stable flight characteristics – even with strong gusts of wind. High resolution thermographic individual photographs arise from an optimal perspective thanks to the swivel-mounted camera bracket. The result: Sharp aerial images, which can be further processed following the flight, for example, for creating thermography reports according to DIN 54190 Part 1-3.