Industrial aerial inspections
Companies with remote or distributed assets often carry out asset inspections by helicopter. Alternatively, these inspections can be carried out on foot. Both options are very time consuming, expensive and can carry a risk to personnel.
UAVs (Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones) promise in the future to reduce costs by automating this process and recording inspection data for later use. Key to this is the ability to fly a UAV safely beyond visual line of sight (BVLoS). Gnosys have developed this enabling technology with the Department of Transport along with our partners.
This is an exciting and rapidly developing area that will positively impact many areas of distributed asset management. We are building an industrial use long-range inspection platform through a partnership of equipment suppliers and ex-military experience. This will improve inspection efficiency, reduce maintenance costs, identify third party intrusions and find technical faults such as overheating.