Oil and gas inspections require a significant amount of manual work for all parties. Multiple teams must arrive on-site and work to verify equipment is working properly and is in compliance. Existing conditions documentation and maintenance costs companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost productivity and equipment rentals. By using drones, 3D imaging and laser scanners we can save both time and money.
Most common inspection points are tanks, pipelines, well pads, and flare stacks. Historically, this equipment is shut off so that workers can go in and perform an inspection. Without this site in operation, money is lost on halted production and insurance premiums. For a large oil and gas company, this can mean millions of dollars in lost revenue. We make these operations easier, faster, and safer for all stakeholders.
One of the most practical applications for inspections is thermal scanning. This allows users to detect temperature range variability for a selected area. This makes it easy to identify hot spots, leaks, and blockages on-site. Unchecked, these issues could lead to equipment damage, lost product, or large-scale environmental damage. While these kinds of inspections typically take weeks to complete, we can cut this down to just hours or days. While traditional methods are time-consuming and costly, robot technology is quick and autonomous.