NAVIGATION

Drone Thermal Imaging

AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2019

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THERMOGRAPHIC AND AERIAL IMAGING USING DRONES

There are many applications that thermographically equipped drones can be used for. additionally, our drones are able to affix cameras on both the bottom and top of their bodies. This gives them the advantage of being able to make a drone asset inspection on structures and utilities upward from directly underneath, which many drones are not able to do. Here are some of the types of things we specialise in:

Building inspections and diagnosis

Drone mounted thermal imaging cameras can be used to detect construction defects or failing installations externally and inspect hard to access area up high. These services can be performed in residential dwellings, office blocks, high-rises, and commercial and industrial buildings. It is also an excellent way to detect thermal bridges, hot & cold air loss, and water ingress.

Roof inspections

Using thermal imaging equipment drone inspection is a much more efficient way to check roofing, to detect wet insulation, leaks, air gaps and all manner of faults and maintenance requirements, than to risk the safety of a person clambering up an unstable ladder into a confined or high space.

Bridges, spans and cantilevered structures

Structural integrity is essential for large, public bridges and spans however many do not receive adequate checking due to the complexity and risk associated with such tasks. Using a drone, coupled with our solid expertise in structural inspection, can alleviate these common maintenance deficits.

Search & rescue, and security

The beauty of thermographic capable drones can really be seen when it comes finding people and animals from a height. Atmospheric conditions such a smoke or fog have limited impact on our capacity to detect heat signatures, as does foliage or even complete darkness such as in a cave system.

Solar panel and array inspection

Clambering up on a roof, attaching specialised safety equipment and then inspecting equipment manually is time consuming, risky and out of date. With a thermographic camers, faulty and damaged solar cells can quickly and safely be checked with a drone asset inspection. At a larger scale, solar farms can be scanned quickly from a height, in the same way.

Electrical systems

Electrical systems tend to store heat where there is higher resistance in the circuitry, and left unchecked this can potentially cause fires or other serious events. Using a thermographically equippped drone, electrical systems can be easily checked from ground level to great height with no safety risk to technicians.

Firefighting & bushfires

Being able to identify fire, people or animals within dense smoke can be highly hazardous for firefighters, and our drones are ideally suited for this kind of work.

Orthographic heat maps

Orthographic maps can be created to show heat retention and dissipation over large areas for urban planning, industrial trouble-shooting and many other applications in both day and night.

Agriculture

Especially in regards to troubleshooting and diagnosing uneven soil composition or moisture evaporation and retention, drone-based thermography is ideal in the modern era for keeping an eye on crops without leaving the house.

Wildlife

A thermographically equipped drone takes the pain and uncertainty out of finding missing farm animals, or keeping tabs on native or feral animal movement in both day and night. We are able to quickly scan large areas of any type of terrain, including areas unreachable by vehicles, to check for animal movements.

Event & Commercial Photography

Aerial photography creates a unique and contemporary view of your event or commercial asset. Call us to capture your wedding, conference, or product launch from a unique new angle.

Day and Night

As thermographic images are not based on the need for ambient light, we can help diagnose faults and carry out maintenance checks any time of the day or night, and even in mild rain.

SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT

I have many specialist instruments and equipment for reaching hard to access areas including:

  1. Flir Borescope with two way 2m long articulated LED lit camera
  2. Thermal Cameras FLIR E75 and E6
  3. Flir Damp and Humidity moisture meter
  4. Starret digital calipers
  5. De-Felsko Positector 6000 with FNS Probe for all metallic surface coatings. NAS Probe for all Anodised aluminium coatings and Surface coating probe for all other material coatings such as paint and waterproof membranes.
  6. De-Walt cross line lasers (Green and Red)
  7. Stabila laser distance measure, Rotating site laser and telescopic and digital levels.
  8. Bosch metal, timber and electrical cable wall finder
  9. NIX Paint sensor and colour matching technology
  10. DJI Matrice 210 Drone with Z30 zoom camera and FLIR XT2 Thermal Camera. Flying and inspection lights. IP 43 weather resistant.

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Thermography 1 Course University Melbourne