In the fields of ship surveys, inspections, assessment and maintenance, drones are playing an important role. Aerodyne’s drone inspection and survey solutions is a Managed Service for the marine industry. It aids with any safety program while reducing the environmental pressure of the business due to handling of hydrocarbons. Vessel maintenance involves a routine visual inspections of internal and external parts of the hull in order to detect the typical defective situations affecting metallic structures, such as corrosion, cracks, coating breakdown.
Offshore Assets like Oil Rigs, FPSOs are located far out at sea and traditional Survey by helicopter can be expensive and logistics difficult. Also, a twin-engine helicopter is mandatory for flight operations and the charter costs are high. At certain periods, due to storm conditions, inspection routines may also be affected. For Offshore Oil & Gas Machinery / Vessels / Rigs, the overall design factor / form may present very hard to reach areas.
In fact, up until now, a lot of these inspections are operated manually by manpower, which is a high risk and has limited capability. Usually, workers of the manual inspection use rope suspension systems, ladders and scaffolding to inspect various parts and systems. This method requires multiple crew and work plus an element of danger which is a costly for ship management. Alternatively, Drone vessel inspection (Aerial Photography & Video Capture) has much better to offer.
Benefits of Drone Aerial Inspection for Vessels
Drone inspection techniques can be adapted on vessels such as FPSOs, bulk tankers and carriers. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is equipped with high definition cameras that is the main instrument today on visual inspection and survey of the vessel during ship maintenance. During a UAV ship survey, a certified pilot controls the flight system of a drone flying over the surface of a vessel. The images may be broadcasted live to monitor or can be monitored via Vertikaliti, through our inspection dashboards interfaces. Alternatively, for monitoring of vessel build, data pertaining to photos, videos, time-lapse, photogrammetry can be accessed through a similar platform such as myPRISM.
Inspection Process Acceleration Time
Vessel downtime can be drastically reduced because the benefits of UAV ship inspection are unequalled. Traditional methods may take hours time but the data procurement of drone only takes minutes. Drone ship surveys give comfort to ship inspectors and management because this technique doesn’t have to use manual rope suspension to perform visual inspection.
Identify potential areas of equipment failure
We are able to provide a wide platform of sensors on our drones and our 2 most popular services involve Thermal Scanning (Surface Crack & Gas Detection) and Visual Inspection. Our system is capable of identifying the condition of building envelopes, machine types and electrical systems detecting potential problems that the human eye cannot discover.
Our thermographic services may include:
- Leak detection in pipelines, tanks, etc.
- Reveal operating conditions reflected by surface temperature
- Tank level monitoring
- Troubleshoot corroded, loose, overtight electrical systems
ROV is connected by a series of cables used to inspect the underside of a vessel, a tool for seabed mapping and object detection, that is done underwater. We guarantee coverage of gathering high quality information to simplify the inspection process targeted for a long period of time. Bringing in ROV inspection information into our system allows the management with decision making, in such, preventing instability, corrosion, as well as detecting anomalies threatening integrity of assets.
Leakage causes material loss, explosions and fires, generating environmental damage that requires environmental cleanup costs worth million of dollars. Damages may also lead to loss of production resulting repair or replacement which is high-cost.
Our cost-effective solutions focus on safety to make all things in order. Data collected from certain key structures can be analysed against structure BIM data to assess for damage.
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Aerodyne developed an effective E-project management interface where we store field data collected and share reports via our online platforms, performing real-time advanced analytics specific to mission requirements.
The analytics of our Enterprise Solutions which is built into the cloud includes:
- Process Optimization (Live Flaring)
- Photogrammetry, 3D Reality Capture, VR processing (Internal Tanks & External Structures)
- Advanced Thermal Imagery with Predictive Analytics (Delta T Alert)
- Advanced Video Processing and Reporting through Aerial Photography and Videography
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Aerodyne is an international drone-based managed solution provider with offices in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. Founded in 2014, we have been through two key transformational stages moving from visual to actionable data, and then on to become an enterprise-integr…