BENEFITS OF UAS
As the world of unmanned systems continues its rapid development, more and more industries are using the technology, including the oil and gas industry.
Initially mainly used for conducting inspections, unmanned systems are steadily becoming part of the fabric of this industry in missions involving a variety of tasks, from monitoring pipelines to providing assistance for oil spills
1. Inspections: Improved ability to complete logistically challenging inspections in
Power lines. Pipelines. Wind Farms. Cell + Transmission Towers. Flare Stacks. Hull Inspections.
2. Restoration: Faster response time to remote areas.
3. Situational Awareness: Improved clarity for ground crews and system operators, especially during emergency situations and extreme weather conditions.
4. Environmental Protection: Achieves noise reduction and helps avoid the use of helicopters and other heavy machines.
CASE STUDY: UNMANNED AERIAL INSPECTIONS: OIL + GAS
Our aerial unmanned inspection service makes it easier and safer for you to get an overhead look at structures to identify problems before they get worse. This is especially true in relation to oil and gas production.
Flare stacks play a key role in oil and natural gas production. Inspecting the flame-tipped towers for damage is dangerous and difficult. Unmanned aircraft systems make such inspections far safer and easier.
Flare stacks can stand several hundred feet tall and emit 2,000-degreeFahrenheit heat. Having inspectors climb flare stacks or nearby structures or elevating them with a sky lift is risky, and using manned helicopters can be cost-prohibitive.
DragonFly UAS offers a better solution.
Drone agility and compact size allows fast, easy and risk free access above and around flare stacks, providing better views than other means.
*** Flare stacks do not have to be shut down for UAS inspection. ***
“Drone technology improves safety, reduces liability, increases accuracy, and saves time and money for customers while allowing them to continue work as usual during the inspection process,” Houstonbased Total Safety U.S. Inc.
“The risk to an onboard pilot and crew during an incident or accident is eliminated with the use of a UA [unmanned aircraft]. In addition, utilizing UAS to conduct flare stack inspections will reduce the need for inspection personnel to perform this hazardous activity.” Federal Aviation Administration