Pipeline inspection was once a slow moving service that could easily miss faults and issues. However, with the use of UAV aerial drones for pipeline inspection, we can identify and localise defects to pipeline insulation and leaks using thermal imaging equipped UAV drones.

aerial survey inspection of pipelines in Scotland
Aerial Survey & Inspection of pipelines in Scotland

Whether your pipeline is being used for hot water, steam, crude oil or gas in the food, agriculture, power plant or mining industries, our commercial grade UAV drones can be used to quickly and efficiently monitor pipelines at a far greater speed than conventional methods whilst offering real cost savings.

Because pipelines generally run either underground or along many miles of low access countryside, access to the pipelines is very difficult and human visual inspections are either difficult or impossible. This is why using Balmore Aerial Services brings so many advantages. Our UAV drones, equipped with both HD video capturing technology and thermal imaging camera can fly above the whole length of pipeline whilst recording and feeding back the footage real time to trained personnel who can inspect any area of the pipeline at will.

We can provide a complete flight path over the entire length of piping and can focus in great detail on any areas of specific interest.

And it is not just normal video that we can capture. We can also use thermal imaging to inspect pipeline insulation and heat loss so that any leaks can easily be spotted and quickly fixed. And this works both over and under ground. So pipes leaking into the soil underground will still show up on thermal imaging scans. This means that clients no longer need to dig up vast areas of pipeline to simply locate a leak – we can now find it for them.

And this again presents a significant cost saving over conventional methods.

You can read a case study on some of our pipeline inspection work here >>>

If you would like to know more about our pipeline inspections using aerial drones, please contact our head office on 0141 370 4037