Remote Sensing Structural Inspections
UAI has extensive experience in carrying out remote sensing structural inspections or surveys via the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of pad sites, drilling rigs, storage tanks, elevated pipe racks, ducting insulation, roofs, gantries, walkways and other upstream structures. The use of UAVs affords clients the opportunity to conduct routine inspections safely, economically and efficiently. These inspections occur during routine regular annual maintenance cycles or, when necessary, on an emergency basis. Emergency inspections are typically executed within a 12-24 hour window.
Examples of sensor capability for inspection services may include:
Infrared Thermography (IRT) Inspections: Thermographic cameras typically detect radiation in the long-infrared (IR) range of the electromagnetic spectrum and produce images of that radiation, called “thermograms.” Engineers utilize thermograms during inspections to asses an asset’s variations in temperature. UAI understands it is important to monitor variations in temperature in order to prevent catastrophes.
IRT Inspections are also utilized for preventative maintenance measures to identify and locate gas leaks, burn back, refractory breakdown and gain valuable information on their assets that can save them more uptime, money and most importantly their employees’ lives.