Description: Fly, swim or crawl your way to safer work conditions
According to a May 2016 new release from PwC, the potential market for drone solutions in infrastructure sectors will grow to be worth more than $45.2 billion. Forecasts such as this have opened the capital infusion taps to feed a rapid expansion of new drone platforms to enter these environments without risk to workers.
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: Fly, swim or crawl your way to safer work conditions
For smaller, buried pipes often clogged with silt and sludge, inspectors can turn to specially designed drones that can crawl their way through light debris, even cleaning that debris as they progress through the pipe. Often featuring tracked wheels or studded tires, these drones can shoot live video for instant evaluation or even carry a sensor payload designed to spot cracks or inspect...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: Fly, swim or crawl your way to safer work conditions
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: Fly, swim or crawl your way to safer work conditions
The tethered CCTV solutions discussed thus far are certainly very effective options for their respective environments, but when inspectors need eyes on three-dimensional confined spaces, new solutions are needed. Water system managers regularly are using flying quadcopter drones to capture aerial footage that can be compiled into 3D maps of reservoirs, inform system layouts, or help plan...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: Fly, swim or crawl your way to safer work conditions
Purpose-built drones will only continue to improve, especially in autonomous navigation that will unlock new operation opportunities. Companies are also working on applying artificial intelligence to drone platforms to improve data collection to reveal new analytics insights, and on-board sensor arrays are forever improving to sniff out just about anything a system manager can imagine....
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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Description: Fly, swim or crawl your way to safer work conditions
While larger system operators may see the benefits of building and training their own internal team to operate these drones and analyze the data, external vendors are quickly adopting drone technology as well. Most industrial drone manufacturers are happy to advise system administrators on the best options for their unique needs, whether to make the investment in hardware and personnel training or...
PublisherWater Environment Federation
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