Different high quality sensors aboard the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), allow simultaneous inspecting of pipelines with respect to different criteria. UAV’s light weight provides for continuous scanning providing maximum safety at the same time. UAVs ensure scanning of a pipeline at long distances and in hard-to-reach areas. UAVs can routinely fly closer to the ground at night, follow a very precise flight path, have lower operational costs and are more environmentally friendly.
Airborne Drones recommends for drones in pipeline monitoring that end users should identify the type of data that needs to be collected first, ie: