RUAS have recently partnered with asset integrity contractor Billfinger and Heliguy to complete an industry-first trial of L1 Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensor drone technology at Shell UK ‘s Bacton Gas Plant. Billfinger have recently published an article relating to the L1 trial.
We currently use a 360 camera on all our confined space inspection machines. Because 360 footage is spherical by nature it is very difficult to miss anything within range of the camera, ensuring that everything of interest to our clients is not only safely captured, but also limiting exposure and time spent in potentially hazardous environments, directly applying this benefit to our clients.
Our waterborne ROV has two powerful, vectored, jet drives that allow it to work effectively in current without snagging any floating detritus. Basic payloads are aimed above the waterline for comprehensive video and imagery capture. However, sub-surface cameras and SONAR scanning is also an option below the surface, providing even more information for our clients. LIDAR is also an option in addition to various multi spectrum and stereo camera options, effectively removing any need to jeopardize workers in order to attain the highest in quality data capture.
The UAPS is mounted on a DJI Matrice M600 airframe. The design of the machine allows herbicide to be precisely delivered to targets such as Buddleia on vertical surfaces such as walls and windows, as well as canted surfaces such as guttering and roofs. In addition to ground-based targets including invasive species such as Himalayan Balsam, Giant Hogweed and Japanese Knotweed.
Railscape is working on a number of Wallcrawler variants that use the thrust and aerodynamic effects generated by Electro Ducted Fans to overcome gravity. As the name suggests this enables the machine to not only crawl up walls but also work inverted on ceilings.