Unmanned inspectors

(ORDO NEWS) — Now, when the ecological situation on our planet is close to catastrophic, minimizing emissions of harmful substances has become one of the main tasks for the industrial sector. Many oil and gas companies, including our customers, are seriously concerned about reducing their carbon footprint.

Back in 2020, members of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) set a goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 2025. To do this, they decided to focus their efforts on improving the efficiency of using energy resources, disseminating renewable energy technologies, and developing systems for capturing, storing and utilizing carbon.

They are understandable, as green production is becoming more and more important as part of the development of the trend towards responsible investment. There are already precedents in the world when capital holders got rid of “unhealthy” assets.

Most often, oil and gas companies use drones as a replacement for the traditional way of monitoring production facilities. So, many still carry out inspections of industrial facilities by helicopters. This method is too expensive and implies high fuel consumption, stable harmful emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere.

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The use of drones eliminates the problem and saves resources. Moreover, drones are much more efficient than humans in detecting various kinds of leaks, problems, and helping to avoid man-made disasters in the early stages.

Many industrial drones have a built-in payload transport capability that allows the drone to be equipped with a gas detector . It monitors the situation in the flight area, so the company receives data on air pollution, on the amount of harmful emissions.

Modern unmanned measurement methods make it possible to measure gas without approaching the object. So, a UAV at a distance of 50 meters using a laser beam through the glass can determine the presence of methane in the room.

The importance of these decisions can be easily illustrated by the example of oil refineries and metal profile plants. It is a well-known fact that deadly gases are a by-product of their production.

When a person is forced to monitor the air, carrying a gas analyzer literally in his pocket, he risks his life, and this is an example from existing practice. The task of the unmanned industry in such cases is not just to save the environment, facilitate and speed up work processes, but also reduce mortality in enterprises.


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