Video recording cameras on-board a UAV are a great tool for recording flare stack footage either onshore or on offshore platforms, drilling rigs, etc. The video stream apart from being recorded is also transmitted to a ground station in real time, enabling the ground technical team to have clear view of the flare and piping condition.
Benefits of this inspection method are:
- Technical analysis of the video stream for flared distortion and loss of flow area condition evaluation in real and post processing time - Technical analysis using recorded video stream for evaluation of nozzle and piping condition
- Safe to the human factor as no technical crews have to climb at such height
- Very cost effective method as the alternative would be hiring helicopter services with at least two persons crew