Thermal Inspection

The science behind thermal imaging is capturing and studying temperature differences. The temperature differences we study in the field can help us to identify an array of problems. A common mistake made is when people think that drones only take nice pictures and video footage. A drone with thermal capabilities can do much more. Safety is the most valuable reason for using this new technology. We can quickly inspect those hard to reach places that would require a ladder or bucket truck, determine gas leaks without putting someone in danger of inhaling deadly gases, and inspect structures that are in danger of collapsing. Second, we can provide more information than ever before. Map out an entire underground pipeline system while inspecting it for issues, map out an entire inspected power grid, get a complete overview of a buildings inspection for roof damage or energy loss, all while being able to inspect the specific details and issues.


Map and Inspect Flow Lines and Central Batteries

Many oil wells, both new and old, do not have proper documentation of where the flow lines run. With Infrared camera’s it is east to identify and map out an entire fields worth of flow lines. We are able to not only able to locate where these lines are in the field, but we can also inspect them for leaks. The images captured are GEO referenced, so we can provide you with exactly where in the field the problems exist.


Pipeline inspections: Weather you are trying to track down a specific problem or are looking for routine monitoring, utilizing drones with thermal imaging can provide you with more detail than you have ever been able to have at your finger tips. We are able to detect gas leaks that are otherwise a dangerous, tedious and difficult task to accomplish. An Article from states, “If a liquid is leaking from a pipe and the location of the leak is unknown, an aerial IR survey can be used to find the leak. Even if the pipe itself cannot be seen on the surface, it may be possible to see the leaking liquid and narrow the search to a relatively small area.” This also applies with gas leaks. Gas leaks equate to dangerous situations, environmental issues and even revenue loss.



  • measuring the temperatures up to 1,500°C
  • Temperature sensitivity: up to 30 mK
  • Accuracy: ± 2% or ± 2°C
  • Option of thermography photogrammetry and possibility to create thermographic 3D models 
  • Details of flare from close distance in a safe way
  • Inspection of a flare while it is live and online, avoiding the requirement to shutdown, means typical savings of millions of dollars per inspection
  • Continuous or repetitive measurements for effective trend analysis and facts-based improvement programs
  • Specialised software for analysis of collected data and creation of reports
  • Simultaneously capture both thermal and high resolution colour imagery
  • Fast, accurate and immediate temperature measurement and fault detection
  • Our inspection services allow you to rapidly and frequently inspect assets at height and inaccessible areas without exposing personnel to health and safety risks
  • GPS positioning data is collected with each image allowing precise locations to be confirmed
  • Live video feed and constant interactive control of all cameras enables your site engineers to work with our team and immediately view and assess issues
  • Our Radiometric thermal cameras record temperatures for every pixel enabling detailed analysis on site or post inspection engineering assessment and reporting
  • Thermal gradient and spot measurement of hot & cold points of interest
Topdown Imaging B.V.
Tasmanweg 161
3151 PN Hoek van Holland
Chamber of commerce: 75408600
tel. +31 619198180
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