These days, drone inspections are being performed in almost every industry that requires visual inspections as part of its maintenance procedures. By using a drone to collect visual data on the condition of an asset, drone inspections help inspectors avoid having to place themselves in dangerous situations.
Inspection drones are transforming manual inspection processes, allowing inspectors to speed up their collection of inspection data while removing slower manual steps that place them in danger.
For example, inspecting a cell tower manually may require climbing several stories in the air on a tower to take a close look at a guy-wire. And inspecting an industrial stack manually may require climbing hundreds of feet into the air on scaffolding or ladder.
But inspection drones are changing all of this.
Now, we can fly an inspection drone up the cell tower, or throughout the plant, capturing all the visual data the inspector needs to complete their inspection.