UAV Vessel Inspection

Posted on 21st Jan 2020

by Admin

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Traditional vessel inspection techniques require human to walk through the entire vessel tanks to find out the potential defect.  The rapid expand of technology – UAV vessel inspection will be slowly replacing the traditional inspection method in order to reduce the inspection time and delivers good quality data sets. 


Vessel inspection using UAV become more and more popular nowadays. The confined vessel tank does not need human entry as the drone will be the only thing entering the small space for the inspection. With the sensors deployed on the drone, it allows for detailed inspections to take place. The specialized drone is collision tolerant meaning no damage to any piping or components inside the tank will be caused. 


Traditionally, vessel tank inspection is done by surveyor alone by using the scaffolds or rope access. This kind of close visual inspection method is very time consuming and usually take at least week to month to finish the inspection job and pose a safety threat to the workers who climb up to inspect the higher location. 


By deploying the drone as vessel inspection, the advantage is quicker and more precise than human using manual inspection. Before applying the confined space inspection, first thing need to do for pilots and the teams are to be aware of Confine Space hazards and understand the hazards associated with the confine space, it includes lack of oxygen, toxic gases, flammable gas, mechanical hazards, chemical hazards etc. All the inspection teams need to be fully informed about the hazards before entering the tank. Full PPE need to be carried out such as safety hat, safety suits, safety shoes, mask, goggles etc.. and of course, safety equipment to be used for the UAV tank inspection. 


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