The USAF resolution test chart

Quality of visual information via USAF 1951 Drones are being increasingly utilized for inspections, transportation, and security. They capture large volumes of data and there is a frequent question of whether a drone inspection can be considered equivalent to a visual inspection by the naked eye. A crucial aspect of drone technology is the quality […]

UT Measurements

UT Measurements THE CHALLENGE In the industry, wall thickness measurements need to be conducted regularly for statutory testing or inspections. To perform these thickness measurements (TMLs, Thickness Measurement Locations) or corrosion surveys, these locations must be quickly, yet safely, accessed to avoid jeopardizing the continuity of the (production) process. Specifically, for TMLs that are difficult […]


Orthophoto An example of an orthophoto of the front facade of a church. When we zoom in, we can see damage on the stained glass window, allowing us to pinpoint its exact location. THE CHALLENGE After conducting an inspection with drones, we have a lot of individual (detail) photos. Such individual detail photos lose a […]

UT wall thickness measurement with indoor drone

The new payload for wall thickness measurements The Challenge In the process industry and tank terminals, wall thickness measurements need to be regularly conducted for statutory inspections or inspections. To perform these thickness measurements (TMLs, Thickness Measurement Locations) or corrosion investigations, these locations need to be accessed quickly but safely to avoid jeopardizing the continuity […]


Antwerp, 05/03/2024 – SkyeBase, a leading company in drone, robot inspection, and inspection platform technology (I-Spect), and Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG), the global player in container terminal services with a strong Rotterdam identity, proudly announce a strategic partnership. This alliance promises not only the optimization of RWG’s services but also a revolution in the inspection […]

Collaboration for innovative port crane inspections

SkyeBase and QTerminals Kramer Rotterdam deepen collaboration for innovative port crane inspections Antwerp, 27/02/2024 – SkyeBase, specializing in drone and robot inspections, and QTerminals Kramer Rotterdam, a depot and terminal company with multiple locations in the ports of Rotterdam, have further strengthened their longstanding collaboration. For several years, both companies have been closely working together […]

Thermo-graphic inspections

The Challenge Many industrial installations and infrastructure require an increased inspection regime due to end-of-life concerns or life extension. Traditionally, this is done with physical inspectors who inspect these assets via rope techniques, scaffolding, cherry pickers, or on foot. Moreover, humans are “limited” and never have the same coherence. Many items to be inspected are […]

3D Modeling in Ship-to-Shore Cranes

Applications using Photogrammetry and Lidar Ship-to-Shore cranes are essential in container terminals for loading and unloading ships. The breakdown of a crane creates problems in the logistics chain, resulting in operational losses and fines. It is crucial to ensure that cranes are regularly inspected and maintained to ensure safety and efficiency. In this blog, we […]

3D Models

3D Visualization and Annotation of Defects Challenges Identifying damages on large industrial and public assets such as piperacks, flare installations, silos, tanks, buildings, and bridges is a complex task. Traditional inspection methods, where reports are based on individual defect images, are time-consuming and not always effective for drawing easy conclusions for maintenance and repairs. The […]


Quickscan In the rapidly changing world of asset management, companies face a continuous challenge: how can they inspect their assets in a cost-effective, qualitative, and efficient manner? Whether it’s inspecting industrial installations or infrastructure, one innovative solution stands out: semi-automatic drone flights. THE CHALLENGE Traditional inspection methods for asset management often require significant human involvement […]