Inspection and Monitoring
For several years now our Research & Development department has worked as a leading specialist oil and gas human and drone inspectors. Our UAS service can be used to measure and quantify oil spills, determine how the oil is moving in water and provide information and imagery to the command center. Infrared (IR) and thermal imaging can be extremely helpful to survey oil spills making it easier to see where the oil is spreading.
Our techniques can equally be used to identify variations in material thickness due to corrosion or other degradation phenomena, graphically portraying problems such as stress corrosion cracking (SCC) or hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC). Data can be stored as a digital image for subsequent analysis, and it can also be used as a reference for future inspections, using colour coding to show differences in thickness readings.
These techniques are used in a wide range of industries. In the oil and gas industry, for example, it is used for the in-service inspection and characterization of corrosion in pipes, storage tanks, and vessels.