It’s a practice of examining rail tracksand roads for flaws that could lead to catastrophic failures. It is a systematic field study, conducted by experts, of an existing road or section of road to identify any hazards, faults and deficiencies that may lead to serious accidents. Inspection activities focus primarily on five major aspects of the railroad. These are:Track,Operating practices, Motive power and equipment, Signals and train control, and Hazardous materials.
When it comes to inspecting bridges, drones (or UAVs/UAS) are often heralded as the next big thing, a truly disruptive technology capable of giving engineers eyes in the hardest to reach places, without the need for expensive access vehicles or potentially dangerous rigging. UAV scan provide a very efficient way to collect infrared images of bridge decks and elements as they can be equipped with aninfrared camera.
Safety risks associated traffic control, working at height and in traffic could be minimized with the use of UAVs. It can be utilized as an effective method to determine stream or river bank conditions upstream or downstream of the bridge as well as capture large overall aerial maps ofdynamic bank erosion and lateral scour condition.
It refers to the non-destructive testing of parts, materials or systems through the imaging of the thermal patterns at the object's surface.It’s crucial to solve tribulations like Water infiltration, Cold air infiltration, excessive moisture in building material, Insulation gaps, insufficient and unevenness and more.
To ensure the supply of electricity, gas and oil, regular inspections of the installations are imperative. Because of their size and structure, they are often inspected from the air .Through inspection you can detect finest hairline cracks, heat leaks or drops in performance within a few minutes and to the exact millimeter.
UAVs can capture actionable geospatial data, enabling operators to substantially reduce the time spent inspecting whole solar fields and instead target their resource towards the deficient panels only.The lifetime of the solar panels depends on proper monitoring and inspection, with precise information regarding any degradation being critical to the systems, to this end UAVs can offer a significant benefit in better managing the financial asset risk.
Cell phone towers need to be inspected and maintained on a regular basis so minor issues do not escalate into major and expensive repairs. Safety and access are of the utmost concern in the process. Using small, easily maneuverable UAVs which can see virtually any angle of the infrastructure can be a cost effective, quick, efficient and safe means of assessing the condition and orientation of all components of the tower.
Transmitting live, high resolution photography which management can see on the ground or from the desktop, any urgent decision making regarding follow up maintenance or repair procedures can be taken without delay.