Utilities – Page 7

Sky-Futures, Flyability Carrying out Internal Tank Inspections with Caged Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 07, 2016

Sky-Futures, a provider of drone-based data collection and analysis services for the oil and gas industry, has announced a partnership with Flyability, a commercial drone manufacturer that develops caged, collision-tolerant systems. The agreement designates Sky-Futures as a preferred partner to [Read More]

NASA’s Methane Sensor Mates with sUAS for Pipeline Safety Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2016

The sensor, similar to one developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for use on Mars, enables high-sensity detection of methane.

Long Island Robotics Company to Use Drones for Energy, Utility Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2016

ULC Robotics Inc. says it will be using its newly issued Section 333 exemption to commercially perform drone inspections and surveys for the energy and utility industries. ULC says drones will aid in its aerial inspections and surveys of difficult-to-access [Read More]

Sky-Futures Forms New Partnership for Offshore, Marine Drone Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 24, 2016

Sky-Futures, a provider of drone inspection services for the oil and gas industry, is collaborating with Offshore Technology Development (OTD) – a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (O&M), a rig design and construction company – to offer inspections via [Read More]

Exacter Offers Power-Line Assessment Unit for Unmanned, Manned Aircraft

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2016

Exacter Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based provider of predictive technology and grid-health inspection services for the electric utility industry, says it is offering an assessment unit that can be mounted on a drone, helicopter or plane during line flyovers. As the [Read More]

Consortium Aims to Advance Long-Distance Drone Use for Electric Companies

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2016

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI), an association representing U.S. investor-owned electric companies, has teamed with Sharper Shape, which provides unmanned aircraft system (UAS)-based asset inspections, to further commercial UAS flights beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) for electric companies. [Read More]

Lloyd’s Register Creates Guidance on UAS for Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2016

Lloyd’s Register has launched what it calls the first phase of guidance notes on unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations. Specifically, this phase of notes is geared toward operators in the energy and marine industries. According to Nial McCollam, chief technology [Read More]

Scottish Drone Inspections Provider Plans Expansion into U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2016

Livingston, Scotland-based Cyberhawk, which provides industrial inspections and surveys using unmanned aerial vehicles, says it has received a funding package totaling 2 million British pounds from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ growth finance team. Having previously received equity funding from Scottish [Read More]

Lawmaker Introduces the ‘UAVs for Energy Infrastructure Act’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 18, 2016

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., has introduced the “UAVs for Energy Infrastructure Act,” which he says would ensure critical infrastructure operators are able to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). S.2684 would direct the U.S. secretary of transportation to develop a [Read More]

Cyberhawk Conducts Offshore UAV Work at Grand Banks of Newfoundland

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2016

Livingston, Scotland-based drone inspections provider Cyberhawk Innovations says it has completed an offshore unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection in North America for an oil and gas supermajor. The project was completed over the course of two weeks in Newfoundland. Cyberhawk [Read More]