Production and Refinery Management

Drone-powered routine inspections and safety monitoring improve efficiency without halting operations or compromising personnel safety.

Production and Refinery Management Key Benefits

Facility and Utility Equipment Management

Rapidly and remotely inspect, map, and monitor facilities such as flare stacks and cooling towers from the ground without stopping operations.

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)

Identify leakages quickly and accurately using drones equipped with specialized sensors, keeping personnel safe and enabling timely decision making.

Safety and Security

Conduct regular facility patrols and routine safety inspections with automated drone flights, documenting key findings and critical issues seamlessly.

Asset Digitization

Build high-definition 2D maps and 3D models of facilities and vertical structures using survey-grade drones, illustrating inspection results digitally.

Facility and Utility Equipment Management

Traditional Challenges in Facility and Utility Equipment Management

  • Operations often need to be halted to address issues in the facility or conduct inspections, which would result in value loss.
  • Flare stacks, oil tanks, and cooling towers are hazardous sites for inspection personnel.
  • Long manhours are required to cover larger sites. Limitations in handheld tools, data collection could be incomplete.
  • How Drones Elevate Facility Management

  • Deploy to inspect complex structures while keeping operations running, addressing issues with minimal value loss.
  • Gain comprehensive overviews of the whole site, including all parts of high-rising structures, without risking the lives of personnel.
  • Digitize inspection results for coordinated response, recordkeeping, and streamlined project management.
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    Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)

    Traditional Challenges in LDAR

  • Personnel could be exposed to toxic gases during a leak investigation. Traditional tools are unable to identify the full scope of the leak.
  • Operations often need to be halted to address issues in the facility or conduct inspections, which would result in value loss.
  • Specialized detection equipment is expensive and hard to manoeuver and operate.
  • How Drones Help with LDAR

  • Cover large areas in a few drone flights to efficiently test for leakages and determine the scope of the leak.
  • Significantly reduce costs in detection equipment procurement by using nimble payload gas detectors on drones.
  • Digitized live streams of detection progress help teams visualize the leak and quickly act to address it.
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    Safety and Security

    Traditional Challenges in Maintaining Safety and Security

  • Incidents are often extremely dangerous, response teams may not be able to be onsite immediately due to a lack of situational overview.
  • Stationary security cameras and personnel patrols could leave areas of the site unaccounted for, while dispatching patrol teams frequently could be expensive.
  • Intruders and illegally deployed drones could go undetected using tradtional methods.
  • How Drones Maintain Safety and Security

  • Deploy to gain an immediate overview of the site, providing a live-feed back to the command center, enabling response teams to safely and efficiently manage the emergency.
  • Drone-powered patrols deliver a complete coverage of the site, improving inspection efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Detect intruder drones and assist police investigations using Aeroscope.
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    Asset Digitization

    Traditional Challenges in Digitizing Assets

  • The lack of visual data and precise asset models makes it difficult to automate inspection and maintenance.
  • Traditional inspection reports could involve multiple teams, are therefore hard to compile and visualize digitally.
  • Site inspection and survey data are considered sensitive information that needs to be stored locally while meeting specific data security requirements.
  • How Drones Digitize Assets

  • Significantly reduce operational costs by creating 2D and 3D models to digitize assets, enabling automated site management and maintanence.
  • Deploy drones to reduce or eliminate human entry into hazardous spaces.
  • Prevent risks and improve efficiency by visualizing inspection results while storing data locally.
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