Numerous assets are located underwater, such as dam planks, quay walls, piers, firewater tanks, wastewater basins, piping, retention basins, and much more. Inspecting these assets is either not done or is carried out by divers. Not inspecting them poses risks because developments cannot be documented. Inspections can be dangerous in some cases due to currents, depths, and, in many instances, poor visibility in the water.
The use of an underwater drone (ROV) and/or a pipe crawler is an ideal way to inspect these assets. The drone can work safely at great depths, in hard-to-reach places, in currents, and can capture high-quality camera and sonar images. Additionally, it can perform ultrasonic wall thickness measurements. Inspecting underwater assets is a challenging task, but with the ability to work safely at significant depths, capture detailed images and measurements, and achieve cost and time savings, underwater drones have the potential to transform the inspection industry. By utilizing this innovative technology, developments and issues can be quickly identified and addressed, ensuring the safety and sustainability of underwater assets.
- Safety and Accessibility
- High-Quality Images and Measurements
- Efficiency and Time Savings
- Cost Savings
- Environmental Friendliness