Drone inspection of confined spaces and complex environments

Drone inspectie van besloten ruimtes en complexe omgevingen

The need to inspect confined spaces is present in virtually all industries.

Stricter regulations, HSE guidelines and ageing assets require increasingly frequent, more thorough and more complex inspections of elements such as:

  • silos
  • tanks
  • sewers
  • pipes
  • access shafts
  • chimneys
  • boilers
  • manholes
  • ballast tanks
  • cargo holds
  • underground cable galleries

Work in confined spaces typically carries the following risks:

  • insufficient amount of oxygen for the worker to breathe, or the presence of asphyxiants
  • presence of hazardous chemical or biological substances
  • risk of fire or explosion
  • “mechanical” hazards:
    • moving parts of equipment
    • structural hazards
    • engulfment
    • entanglement, slips, falls, collapse or falling debris

These risks are mitigated at a high cost in terms of protective equipment, staging, administrative time to apply and process entry permits, and very often the need for a worker to stand by the opening to ensure it remains open as one of its colleagues is working inside.

Finally, the downtime of the infrastructure is very costly, the time required for the preparation of the confined space entry and setup of the possible access method such as scaffolding often results in tens of thousands of dollars in asset immobilization. It doesn’t come as a surprise that a large number of the industrials we talk to in power generation, oil & gas, water management, maritime and chemical industries are looking for new solutions to the challenge of replacing hazardous, slow and costly human entry for visual inspection.

NOW WE HAVE THE SOLUTION: CSPECT we inspect all your confined spaces and complex environments without any risk to human injury, at a lower cost and with a better outcome!

Drone inspection of confined spaces and complex environments
Drone inspection of confined spaces and complex environments
Drone inspection of confined spaces and complex environments
Drone inspection of confined spaces and complex environments
Drone inspection of confined spaces and complex environments
Drone inspection of confined spaces and complex environments

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