Safety – Drones keep humans away from hazardous conditions such as working at heights or near live circuits, flames, fumes and other hazardous conditions.
Access – UAVs provide relatively quick access to difficult locations or live working environments, and can get into confined and hard-to-reach spaces that traditional inspection methods can’t access – can often avoid the need to shut down/delay regular operations for extended periods of time.
Documentation – Drone inspections provide a consistent and permanent record of inspection. Repeatable mission planning works well with asset management programs and uses change detection software. Data can be supplied in formats suited for most inspection use and software programs.
Operational Efficiency – Conducting inspections by UAV allows efficient use of the client’s human resources, minimizing downtime from suspended operations and reducing time spent in the field to perform inspections. There is a reduced need for a complex lift and camera equipment, and it’s possible to run “live stream” inspections.