By Aerodyne Global Pte Ltd
09/22/2017 The critical work of Flare Maintenance usually requires expensive downtimes from customers but it is work to be completed routinely ensuring the safety of employees and facilities including plants, pipelines, tank batteries, refineries, production rigs, drilling rigs, and in many manufacturing environments.
When typical inspection and maintenance are conducted, a unit or a system must be taken offline with expected hours or days with reduced or no production.
Flares safely burn excess hydrocarbon gases which cannot be recovered or recycled discharging temperatures in excess of 2000F. Some cases may not allow the possibility to shut a flare down or operate an inspection. If hard situations occur, a risky operation like climbing a structure or a flare and use of sky lift to have a better glimpse of a problem. Some might even risk their lives climbing to the flare while it is in operation. Safety, as a high priority, management wouldn’t allow these approach because it is extremely dangerous.
Alternatively, helicopter for aerial inspection comes with a high price as a substitute for inspecting active flares.
Some consequences of a failing/failed Flares
- • Falling/dropping objects
- • Unsafe Operation
- • Lost production
- • High cost per inspection
Discovering a safer, accurate and efficient SolutionSince 2015, drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has been around for operations involving the inspection of flare stacks. Drones cut risk of human involvement and unnecessary maintenance cost. UAS enables Aerodyne to help clients to understand the status of deterioration, foresee problems for maintenance crews and pre-order materials needed in advance to reduce down time.Vertikaliti is an award-winning Vertical Inspection and Asset Management solution. It is driven by high-quality UAS inspections using a variety of sensor payloads (Thermal, High Zoom, RGB, Multispectral, LiDAR etc.) and links to a customisable dashboard where data is analyzed, presented and integrated into existing platforms. It is currently in use on several high-profile projects in the Telecoms and Utilities sectors, and Oil & Gas industry. The team celebrated their achievement of passing
30,000 assets inspected, analyzed and presented through Vertikaliti cloud-based solution.Aerodyne provides a detailed inspection report that allows the client to monitor and evaluate the condition of their assets and they produce an innovative and effective solution that will suit your conditions whilst minimizing shutdown times.
About AerodyneAerodyne is an international drone-based managed solution provider with offices in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. Their licensed drone pilots capture vast imagery options to perform a wide range of aerial monitoring and inspection functions.In 2016 they conducted an industry-leading 6,000+ flights. In the seven-month period ending July 2017, they have already carried out a staggering 24,500+ flights across a diverse range of projects around the world. Their strong passion and commitments in innovating Drone-as-a-Service as a strong solution in every
aerial inspection made them one of the Leading UAV Service Providers. For more information about Aerodyne and its innovative cost-effective solutions, visit http://www.aerodyne.co.
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