Can unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) be an effective and cost cutting method in infrastructure maintenance?
The usage of Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is a cost effective process. Infrastructure assets are typically remote and difficult to survey, making a drone ideal. A technician is not required to climb up a chimney or wind turbine, instead a drone with a camera can send footage to an experienced inspector. UAV’s can easily get access to hard to reach places faster, cheaper and minimise risk, compared to manual inspection.
- – Thermal imaging helps in detection of heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors.
- – Detecting damaged or malfunctioning heating systems and air-conditioner compressor leaks.
- – Detecting issues that can lead to energy loss.