Drones Offer a New Angle on Industrial Sites
Three ways our new inspection service can keep workers safer and improve efficiency
September 08, 2017
One of the big headlines recently has been the incrediblevalue drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), can provide when a naturaldisaster strikes. They are invaluable in assessing damage, accessing otherwisedangerous locations, and providing rescue workers and industry workers with anew perspective to aid speedy decision making.
UAVs are also proving to be indispensable tools forindustry. They provide improved worker safety for inspections in dangerouslocations and industries – think of post-storm damage, high temperature flarestack inspections, accessing remote distribution line inspections in ruralenvironments, etc.
The new Honeywell InView UAV inspection service uses theIntel® Falcon™ 8+ UAV to give industrial customers a powerful new tool.
Keep Workers Safer
According to the U.S. Department of Labor,utility line workers have one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the UnitedStates, with 21.5 annual fatalities from high-voltage lines for every 100,000workers. By using the inspection service, utility companies can send a UAV toperform routine inspections of substations, transmission towers and power lineswhile keeping boots on the ground and workers safe. For utilities, using a UAVfor inspections offers safer and more cost-effective means than existingmethods using helicopters, cherry pickers, ladders and walking inspections.
Historically, critical structure inspectionsare siloed by organization and by individuals within organizations. Now it’spossible to create standardized inspections where customers can createoperational efficiencies in the office and out in the field.
Go Beyond Data Capture
UAVs are touted for their data-gatheringcapabilities, but without analytics, more data is simply more data. Thisservice can synthesize vast quantities of data to identify only what is neededand actionable, translating workers' tacit knowledge into valuable informationthat provides actionable insights for business.
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