Drone inspection makes it possible to access areas that may pose health, safety and environmental risks in a fast and safe way.

Benefits of drone inspection

Using our drone inspection services for visual inspection, provide benefits such as:

  • inspection of areas difficult to access
  • preventive maintenance planning and optimised production
  • access to areas that pose health, safety and environmental risk to humans
  • quick on-site deployment of the drone inspection system 
  • authorised and qualified UAV-inspection personnel
  • reduced downtime.

Where can we fly – what to inspect?

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The FORCE Technology drone solution 

Visual inspection by an unmanned drone is a quick and cost-conscious inspection method for onshore and offshore constructions i.e. tanks, wind turbines, chimneys, bridges and other hard to reach installations. Drone inspection enables access to otherwise inaccessible structures and details, offering immediate action as an alternative to more traditional, time consuming and costly inspection methods like helicopter, rope access, sky-lifts, cherry pickers and scaffolding.

At FORCE Technology, we only use drones when it is the optimal solution. Based on our extensive experience with and knowledge of all types of inspection, we always offer the best solution, tailor made for the job – with or without a drone.

Only experts ought to analyse data

During the aerial inspection, a FORCE Technology pilot operates the drone. During the flight, our certified NDT personnel usually operate the camera, record video and direct the pilot to the points of special interest and views of different angles of the construction.

Under normal circumstances, the drone inspection itself is quickly finished. The heavy workload lies in the analysis of the collected data, and the pictures taken by the drones. It is essential here to enlist relevant experts in analysis to obtain the full value from a drone inspection.

Someone lacking the necessary qualified experience may overlook a critical defect or fault, possibly with fatal consequences. For instance, an inspection concerning a steel construction requires an expert metallurgist to analyse and interpret the data.

An inspection report is produced, based on the analysis of this data, and is usually divided into categories of red, yellow and green priority according to the seriousness of the damage. This report can if needed include a service plan with recommendations to cost-effective improvements.

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