Utilities – Page 9

Connecticut DOT Testing UAVs for Bridge Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 09, 2015

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will be using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to perform inspections of the longest bridges in the state. The CTDOT says the drone flights, taking place on Dec. 15 at the Gold Star Memorial [Read More]

Inspections via Drone Bring ‘Encouraging’ Results to N.Y. Utilities

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2015

New York State Electric and Gas Corp. (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), subsidiaries of Iberdrola USA, are evaluating how drones can assist in ensuring safe, reliable service to customers. In late October, NYSEG and RG&E began drone inspections [Read More]

PRENAV Precision Drone System Approved for Industrial Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 25, 2015

Silicon Valley start-up PRENAV and partner Hawk Aerial have been awarded Section 333 exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commercially operate the PRENAV precision drone system. Navigating along predefined, repeatable flight paths, PRENAV’s drones take photographs from precise [Read More]

Cyberhawk Completes Drone Inspection of Cargo Oil Tank

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 03, 2015

Cyberhawk Innovations, a provider of aerial inspections using remotely operated aerial vehicles (ROAVs), or drones, says it has completed its first-ever ROAV inspection of a cargo oil tank on an operational floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. The operations [Read More]

Distribution Partnership Brings Sentera Drones to Canadian Telecom Providers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 30, 2015

Gap Wireless, a Canadian distributor of products and services for the mobile broadband and test and measurement markets, has added Sentera LLC’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and big data management software solutions to its product inventory. Gap Wireless says it [Read More]

Geocurve to Provide UAV Services for U.K. Water Company Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 29, 2015

Strat Aero PLC, an international aerospace company increasingly focused on the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sector, says Geocurve Holdings Ltd., its UAV inspection and surveying division, has been proposed a contract with Barhale PLC, a privately owned infrastructure specialist in [Read More]

Insitu, BNSF Railway Conduct Commercial BVLOS Drone Flights

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2015

In partnership with BNSF Railway and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Insitu says it has completed the first FAA-approved, commercial, beyond visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operation with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in the contiguous 48 states. The Oct. 25 event near [Read More]

Sky-Futures Recognized for UAV Inspection Work in Middle East

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 22, 2015

At this year’s Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East (RPME) Awards in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sky-Futures, being recognized for its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection work in the Middle East, was shortlisted for [Read More]

Tethered, Gas-Powered Drone Prototype Performs Bridge Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 21, 2015

A University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) professor has partnered with Shafer, Kline & Warren (SKW), a provider of surveying and engineering services, to test what they say is the U.S.’ first tethered drone for bridge inspections. When Gary Strack, senior [Read More]

TotaLand Integrates Drones into Software for Oil & Gas Clients

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 15, 2015

TotaLand Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates LLC specializing in software for landmen, is implementing drone technology into its services. Both entities have been working on integrating drone data-collection methods for oil and gas clients. Fenstermaker [Read More]