Maintenance / Inspections
UAS’s can be extremely beneficial to an Operation’s maintenance or inspection program, by providing support to areas that are often “inaccessible” easily by any other means. Such examples are large grain handling facilities, ethanol plants, power plants, towered structures, bridges, etc. It can be much more feasible to use UAS’s than to put human life at risk to perform the same task, not to mention the costs involved using other methods.
Data can be recorded for immediate use, but can also serve as long-term video files for future reference and progression reports through specific time periods. Progressive Inspections of “critical” hard to access areas of an operation contribute to a safer environment and can help prevent costly repairs by periodic visual monitoring of structures and/or equipment.