New Developments and the Advantages of Industrial Drone Inspections
External Inspection Drones
Internal Inspection Drones
Much like external inspections, technicians performing an internal drone inspection will assess the circumstances, including the inspection scope, to determine which unit or group of units is most appropriate for the job. Non-GPS-enabled environments present a challenge when navigating UAVs — a challenge that ATS overcomes using one of two types of technology: LiDAR (light detection and ranging) and collision-tolerant systems.
Designed specifically for internal inspection, this advanced UAV / sUAS uses a high definition camera that swivels 180° vertically to take shots from above or below with ease. The unit’s navigation system is powered by LiDAR, which is used to both avoid collisions and navigate without a GPS connection. In addition, ATS can accurately measure any defects remotely by using the drone’s measurement and mapping capabilities. Beyond just locating a problem, ATS inspectors use this drone to characterize flaws for client consideration — all within a single flight.
In tight quarters that might require CSE for an inspector to access (such as inside a small tank), ATS may be able to use a collision-tolerant UAV to inspect the interior without physically entering the tank. Extending the controller’s signal range allows the unit to go inside vessels and ducts, from which it can feed live footage to the technician piloting from outside. During its flight, the unit captures both visual light and infrared thermal images for documentation. ATS can use the data gathered this way to make certain determinations about the condition of the tank.
Regulations in Commercial Drone Use
About Our Drone Inspection Services
ATS Strives to Provide a Quality Customer Experience
ATS takes steps to ensure a positive customer experience. By providing quality results — namely: accurate, clear, and detailed reporting — we seek to continually reaffirm to our clients that they made the right choice when they chose to work with us. Furthermore, ATS pledges to deliver the inspection results within short turnaround window so that clients can act quickly on time-sensitive information. Our knowledgeable technicians provide excellent customer service by keeping in constant communication with the clients throughout the project. These experts remain accessible, engaged, and responsive to clients voicing questions or concerns about the status of any UAV inspection or report they received from ATS.
If your company needs industrial drone inspection services, contact ATS today — We take a closer look!