Unmanned Aerial Systems
HGA’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) solutions deliver hands-off piloting visualization from takeoff to landing, delivering highly precise points to use for design, calculations, and certifications from one short flight. Our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions are more flexible and cost-effective than piloted aircraft since they can be deployed repeatedly, rapidly and at reduced costs.
Whether a new pipeline is going online or an existing pipeline needs inspection, our UAV solutions will help you collect accurate data, resulting in more accurate project plans, models and operations. We can do this for you and have done so from construction sites and route development to infrastructure inspection and environmental studies, in the remotest of locations; your pipeline gets off to the best possible start.
Once your pipeline has been operating for a few years, you’ll need to check it’s still in good condition. Our unmanned aerial systems make the inspection process quicker and safer. We do this by pre-programming waypoints for flights using Mission Planner software, which allows the drone to scan the site and capture high resolution images to give you a better understanding of your operation.
The technology can help you with a wide range of issues, from right of way inspections to surveillance. In an infrastructure inspection program, we used infrared equipment and visual cameras on the UAV to find hot spots in addition to other infrastructure faults. With our ROW/route development accuracy, we can gather high-resolution map images necessary for a better understanding of operations, resulting in more accurate project development plans.
Unmanned flights can survey your projects in hours, instead of days, so projects can be completed faster and more cost-efficiently.
For more information about how to decrease pipeline monitoring costs, please call us or send us an e-mail.