How can Drones help Infrastructure Multi Assets Inspections?

Faster and affordable structural assets inspection that ensure safety and integrity.
Drones are expanding from minor cell damage in a windmill propeller to large-scale leakages in a gas plant. Meanwhile, the UAVs help urban and rural communities by monitoring their essential assets like electric lines, street lamps, road signs, and many more.

Unlike the overhead line inspection, the street lights and road sign inspection is still in a nascent stage. But they can create an immense impact on business and life. Drones equipped with state-of-the-art inspection payloads can save millions of dollars and hundreds of person-hours and prevent numerous hazards.

Benefits of Street Light Asset Inspections

  • Faster inspection time
  • Safer operation
  • Access to hard-to-reach areas
  • Improved Efficiency
  • Cost-effective
  • High-quality images and video

Why Street Light Asset Drone Inspection Over Manual Inspection

Drone InspectionManual Inspection
Frequency350+ poles a day30+ poles a day
Team size1-23-7
Cost$15 per pole$178 per pole

Benefits of Road Signs and Markings Inspection

  • Enhanced road safety
  • Avoid traffic congestion
  • Zero downtime
  • Affordable
  • Faster than conventional inspection

Why Road Signs and Markings Drone Inspection Over Manual Inspection

Drone InspectionManual Inspection
MethodHD camera and IR sensorCamera and Refractometer
DowntimeAlmost zeroHigher
Team size1-22-4

Road signs and markings are essential elements of road safety. Traffic signs, pavement, and markings must be visible day and night, in bad or good weather. But it’s not always the case. Wear and tear of road marking are common and pose a severe danger.

Traditional inspection relies on a handheld or car-mounted refractometer that requires a crew of at least two and long hours of driving on the roads. The same goes for road sign inspection as it relies on regular cameras.

Drones with high-resolution wide-angle cameras and IR sensors can complete the inspection task in an hour. Moreover, stopping the traffic or working in hazardous conditions will no longer be necessary.

Using AI in Infrastructure Multi Assets Inspection

Digital media keeps the drone data, and dedicated software analyzes and processes them to convert it into actionable information. However, things are getting smarter with the use of AI. Here an interesting Information on learning about using drones for inspections.

AI-based software can develop models at any scale to make a forecast for a large area. With associated information like a weather pattern, event calendar, automobile purchasing habits, and even job market data, AI can give a futuristic perspective of the lifeline of the road signs and markings.

A deep learning algorithm can include an additional information layer to make the outputs more effective for the integrity of the infrastructure multi-asset.

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