COVID-19 and the Industrial Asset Inspection Landscape


Posted on 04 APR

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For the last few weeks, people the world-over are adjusting to new norms of social distancing and working from home. Even more unfortunate, many are also adjusting to unemployment. It…


Drones and other remote inspection technologies offer a number of advantages. Typically, a drone inspection crew consists of only two specialists; a pilot, and an observer. These specialists don’t have to be in close physical contact with each other or client representatives. They can perform their job a safe distance from the industrial asset as well as other personnel. The data obtained from drone inspections can be labeled and housed in a central database, accessible remotely to all appropriate parties. This data solves inspection challenges for several groups. For example, a drone inspection of a refinery storage tank can provide data to API Tank inspectors, paint & coating, firefighting, and air quality specialists. The key to making this possible is to get the inspection data labeled properly and into a system that provides consistency, enforces the client’s data standards, is secure, and is easy to use. Furthermore, once your inspection data is stored in a consistent format, the power of analytics can be unleashed on the data set.

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