Empowering Gas & Oil Inspection with latest Drone Technology
Embodying integrity, the oil and gas industry is a sector that actively involves the containment of oil mines and wells on and off land, favourable natural resources and the respective rights. The culture of oil and gas is one that encompasses copious inspection, probe and research highlighting the significance of concentrated surveys, inquiries and exploration. The onset and introduction of several modern and contemporary techniques have contributed towards the upliftment of the industry, as a whole. Amongst many, the utilisation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and drones have propelled the nature of the industry of oil and gas to greater heights. Fundamentally and with its personality heavily based on aerial photography and thermography, drones pave the way for improved image quality, shortened downtime and precisely measured and angled shots, amidst other advantages.
Application of Drones in Oil and Gas Industry
Redefining the widespread applications of imminent technology, especially concentrated on oil and gas monitoring, brings about the extensive recognition and acknowledgement that drone technology has earned. Substantially, the adoption of unmanned drones supports oil and gas monitoring, inspection and condition assessment and thus, serves as a smooth force to use across all components comprising the oil and gas spectrum.
Chimney/ Smoke Stack
As a means of convenient application of resources, drones in the spheres of chimney and smoke stacks, vitally reduces human risks. More so, features of good lighting, thermal cameras and sensors, data review services, accurate measurements testify drones to be a valuable inspection tool. Ease of access to inaccessible areas of survey and decremental costs for inspection also justify the same.
Internal inspection of storage tanks may be improvised with the help of drones that bear qualities of detailed and automatic image recognition, appropriate data for analysis and review and more. Effectively, reduced human risks at the hand of drones have saved huge amounts of money, all the while expressing efficient performance with decreased downtime.
Oil rigs and mines located offshore may attest to be a tedious and visibly hazardous operation as a consequence of the high risks and dangers of oil tanks and infrastructure. Besides, oil leaks, operational delays, equipment damage are few of various factors that go on to show the complications associated with offshore oil rig inspections. Profound and exhaustive yet detailed surveillance and analysis of offshore oil platforms, oil leakage, gas emission monitoring and most essentially security are the vital and advantageous services that are entailed by the utilisation of drone technology.
Being a prominent aspect of the oil and gas companies and the said industry, oil refineries have to be under continual and constant monitoring. Inspection of oil refineries require the use of highly thermo- sensitive devices that can freely navigate without many limitations. This, quintessentially, gives way to the use of drones by the virtue of their thermo -sensors and aerial flight capabilities. Reduced risks, reduced costs and heightened efficiency prove to be favourable to the oil and gas industry, as a whole.