Drones for Energy Site Management

Drones are providing the energy industry with reliable and affordable solutions, making site inspections faster, safer, and more accurate. When you work with FlyGuys, you’ll have a nationwide network of experienced, licensed pilots who can cover large areas of rugged and forested terrain quickly and easily, providing you with the comprehensive data you need to evaluate project locations.


Energy Site Drone Services

With high resolution aerial imaging, many sectors within the energy industry can leverage 3D modeling, LiDAR, and industrial photogrammetry to meet your goals. Whether you need to improve the speed and effectiveness of asset inspections or need an area mapped out prior to the construction of an energy site, our drone services provide the insight you need to better manage your site.

Wind Turbines & Telecommunications Drone Inspections

Both the wind power industry and telecommunications industry rely on high elevation assets, whether it’s a turbine or a tower. Drone imaging offers the following advantages:

  • Improve Equipment Inspections. Our drone pilots can calculate the most efficient routes and flight patterns to inspect equipment and assets quickly, with just one team being able to scan over 600 acres a day. This speeds up a normally-difficult process and makes it possible to increase inspection frequency.
  • Monitor Changes and Updates. By implementing automatic flight routines, you can easily create before and after comparisons to see where changes have occurred, and create a maintenance schedule based on data analytics of predicted patterns of asset maintenance needs.
  • Capture Defects and Damage. Due to proximity, drones can capture damage and defects from weather and wear more accurately than the human eye, allowing for more precision maintenance that can help extend the life of the equipment and assets.
  • Improve Worker Safety. Most maintenance inspections don’t require any additional action after the initial scan, so by keeping your team on the ground, you’re increasing safety and reducing your liability risks.
  • Integrate with Asset Management Systems. Incorporate drone inspection data with your existing asset management systems to streamline maintenance scheduling, manage component orders, and find problems that justify warranty repairs before warranty expiration. This will help maximize the site’s revenue in the long term.

FlyGuys drone pilots are FAA certified, insured and can help with wind turbine and cell tower management.

Contact us to learn how we can help.


Drone Services for Solar Farms

Spanning thousands of acres of open land, solar farms need to maximize both space and solar charging capability, while improving inspection and energy yields over time. The integration of drone technology improves the efficiency and accuracy of solar farm inspections, as well as minimizing the challenges that on-site teams face, such as areas that are highly irradiated.

Drones make this possible:

  • Pre-Construction Surveying & Mapping. Through drone scanning, we can use several methods such as LiDAR, infrared, and high-res RGB to not only obtain accurate positional data, we can also provide 3D images that improve your design to maximize both your land use and solar charging capabilities.
  • Drive Higher Energy Yields. By performing thermal surveys of the solar farm, you’ll have the data necessary to determine areas of underperformance as well as inspect racking & mounting, inverters, panels, site vegetation or soiling issues quickly and inexpensively at utility-scale solar farms to maximize the site’s revenue. FlyGuys works closely with our technology partners who can deliver industry leading analysis.

FlyGuys brings experienced, FAA licensed, insured pilots and data services for energy asset inspections.

FlyGuys pilots are FAA licensed, insured and experienced. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with solar energy site management.

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Drone Inspections for Oil & Gas Pipelines & Refineries

The adoption of drones for oil and gas companies can significantly improve the safety and efficiency of the infrastructure inspections. Drone technology prevents plant shutdowns and operation delays during mandatory inspections, reduces maintenance times, and the resources that are needed to carry out inspections.

    • Comprehensive Inspections and Maintenance. By using drones to inspect your equipment and gather data on stack and flares, over platforms, and across miles of pipelines, you’re minimizing your liability and preventing worker injuries.
    • Reduce Cost and Time of Inspections. Ground-based inspections at refineries and on offshore sites can take weeks to complete, costing thousands of dollars in both labor hours and downtime. Drones can be used to gain more accurate data in a shorter period of time.
    • Consistent Monitoring for Maintenance and Compliance. Oil and gas companies must comply with strict regulations and environmental compliance. Drones gather real-time data and granular imaging to ensure regulatory compliance.
Drone Inspections for Oil & Gas Pipelines

How Drones Are Used for Oil & Gas Refineries

  • Evaluate steam systems
  • Assess the performance of refinery flares
  • Pinpoint weaknesses in structures
  • Identify failures in flanges

Why Choose FlyGuys for Drone Inspections of Energy Sites?

FlyGuys not only has internal pilots, but we have a nationwide network of licensed, insured drone pilots who have the experience and knowledge necessary to scan your energy sites. From acres of wind turbines to miles of oil pipelines, our teams will provide you with the data and resources you need, whether it’s high-res images and video for inspections or highly accurate topographic maps and a custom dataset that will provide you with the insight you need to better manage your site.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation & Quote on Drone Inspections in the Energy Sector

Drone inspections improve operations and safety while saving time and money at your energy site. Start integrating drone inspections into your daily operations. If you’d like to learn more about our services or get a free quote on drone-based energy site management, reach out to us today at (888) 376-6965 or fill out the form below.