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 IRinfo.com 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.