Cyberhawk Innovations says it has completed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection inside an industrial chimney for an oil and gas supermajor.
The project, which took place earlier this year, was completed over the course of two days at what Cyberhawk says is one of Europe’s largest and most complex refineries.
The company’s internal chimney inspection solution complements its existing external chimney stack inspection service, which involves using a drone to capture high-definition images of the stack’s full external surface before creating a 3D model of the chimney. The inspection then provides sizing and positioning of defects, along with orthophotos of each elevation of the chimney – all delivered in Cyberhawk’s cloud-based asset management software, iHawk.
“We have been working with this particular client for more than six years, and this project demonstrates continued confidence from one of the world’s oil and gas supermajors in our ability to deliver more complex and challenging projects,” notes Malcolm Connolly, technical director and founder of Cyberhawk.
Cyberhawk is headquartered in Livingston, Scotland, and has bases in the U.S., the Middle East and Southeast Asia.