TEXO DSI BlOG
May 31, 2018
Tech Blog: Better access to confined spaces
UAV technology is equally transforming internal inspections of structures. Operations in confined, unlit and hazardous spaces have long been a safety and logistical nightmare for all engineers, often requiring long periods of planning and implementation for traditional manual access solutions. This leads to a costly and risky inspection with inspection times reduced while access solutions are established. With only small windows of opportunity to inspect, the prioritisation of data gathering allows for the potential overlooking of lesser faults which could ultimately lead to failures.
The internal inspection system configuration on Texo’s internal UAV allows for detail of 0.2mm per pixel to be attained for engineers, while its rapid deployment and manoeuvrability allow for tanks and other vessel structures as small as a diameter of 6m by a height of 25m to be inspected thoroughly – and in as little as 30 minutes. A carbon fibre anti-collision encapsulation system enables the UAV to come into direct contact with surfaces to maximise data quality while at the same time safeguarding against any possible damage to the asset or the UAV. The methodology is transferable across the entire industrial services landscape – from leg inspections on O&G platforms to internal offshore turbine inspections in renewables.
Texo DSI is highly experienced in carrying out these advanced internal UAV inspections in both offshore and onshore deployments.
For more information please visit http://www.texodroneservices.co.uk/service/internal_inspection