Executing drone operations to support maintenance and asset integrity management of tanks and pipeline infrastructure has led to high efficiency and optimization in the oil and gas industry. Drone inspection makes it possible to access areas of oil and gas constructions that otherwise may pose health, safety and environmental risks in a fast and safe way.
Oil and gas facilities both on and offshore require frequent inspection and maintenance to ensure safety and avoid failure. Currently, the main methods of inspecting hard – to- reach areas involve shutting down operations, building scaffolding or setting rope lines, and sending an inspector into hazardous areas with a camera. The logistics and danger of these processes, in addition to costly shutdown time required, significantly impacts the bottom line. With the use of drones, high quality aerial data for all inspection and maintenance requirements are achieved in a safer, more efficient manner, without causing operational downtime.
Drone inspection enables access to otherwise inaccessible structures and details, offering immediate action as an alternative to more traditional, time consuming and costly inspection methods like rope access, sky-lifts, cherry pickers and scaffolding.
- Detect pipeline defects, leaks, corrosion/frost heave.
- Monitor remote, offshore/isolated sites.
- Identify potential hazards to underground pipelines.
If you don’t have an internal drone program, now is the time to consider it because it’s easy to use, gives quick accurate data, and saves cost and time. At BeatDrone we use drones to execute inspection of rigs, flares, stack heads and vandalized oil lines, transforming the process, increasing efficiency, safety.
With technological advancement, drones have come a long way and now are more reliable and provide cost- effective solutions to the oil and gas operators globally. Oil and Gas companies are employing drones to obtain real-time insights to enhance productivity and safety.