FlyGuys provides drone photography services for industrial sites, refineries, transmission lines, wind turbines, offshore rigs, manufacturing facilities, sea and airports, and civil infrastructure.

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Industrial Photogrammetry & LIDAR | Site Surveying & Mapping | Site and Asset Inspection | Transmission Lines | Wind Turbines | Environmental Impact Assessments | Safety & Security

Drones make industrial site and asset inspections safe, efficient, and inexpensive.

Industrial sites and assets are comprised of complex systems with chained dependencies. Failures in one area can create costly downtime and unsafe conditions across multiple components. Refineries, manufacturing facilities, ports of entry and other industrial sites are also subject to intense federal regulation, as are energy assets like transmissions lines and turbines.

Drones are now transforming site and asset inspections, delivering detailed views within hours of take off. What’s more, drone inspections and related services in surveying, mapping and progression monitoring are far safer for crews than traditional methods. Using advanced technologies such as industrial photogrammetry and LIDAR along with sensors and analytics, drones yield better maintenance and decision data to prevent downtime and streamline compliance – all while better protecting workers.

Oil & Gas Refineries

Drone aerial imaging helps with crucial tasks that keep refineries and offshore rigs running smoothly, profitably and in compliance. Drones perform asset and facility inspections, industrial photogrammetry, surveying and more.

  • Safe, comprehensive inspections and maintenance. Use drones to collect thorough data of stack and flares, pipelines, platforms and more without putting workers in harm’s way. Easily inspect inaccessible areas and manage maintenance to avoid downtime.
  • Fast and cost-effective. Inspections at refineries and offshore sites normally take weeks to conduct, costing up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in worker hours and system downtime. Drone inspections can be conducted in a matter of hours with limited downtime.
  • Quick and thorough compliance monitoring. Drones gather real-time data rapidly and provide granular imaging, allowing organizations to ensure environmental and other regulatory compliance.
  • Use of advanced imaging tools. With drone photography and videography, refineries and rigs can leverage 3D modeling, LIDAR, and industrial photogrammetry to gain deeper insights that lead to smarter business decisions.
  • Improve environmental assessments. Drones can gather comprehensive data for environmental impact assessments, allowing you to identify and avoid previously hidden problems.

Our FAA certified, insured drone pilots are experienced in safely inspecting refineries and rigs for the right data.

Contact us to learn how we can help your oil and gas refinery or offshore rig inspections today.

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Transmission Lines & Wind Turbines

Inspecting assets such as transmission lines and turbines can be time consuming and costly, as well as creating worker risk. Fortunately, drones can now efficiently inspect miles upon miles of transmission lines or volumes of expensive, high elevation turbines at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods – all from the ground.

  • Improve inspection and detection. Quickly cover miles of transmission lines, poles and hardware and detect anomalies with 360 degree views, LIDAR, HD and 3D imaging. Expose line sags and clearances, hardware and pole issues and other maintenance needs.
  • Identify and reduce right of way (ROW) encroachment. Vegetation, construction, and other encroachments pose a danger to assets and impact line operation. Use drones and LIDAR surveys to perform periodic line patrols and easily inspect for encroachments.
  • Integration data into PLS-CADD systems. Using PLS-CADD (Power Line System Computer Aided Design & Drafting) combined with drone LIDAR data delivers greater modeling around ROW encroachments and enables sag-tension analysis to identify ratings discrepancies.
  • Increase inspection speed and frequency. Leverage drone flight automation to fly the same routes repeatedly, at specified intervals, for before / after comparisons. Perform more frequent inspections cost-effectively to learn where changes have occurred and where assets need attention. Today’s drones can also calculate the most efficient routes and flight patterns to inspect assets faster.
  • Verify and maintain in as-built condition. Perform field verification measurements after transmission line construction or maintenance projects are completed to meet standards and specifications, and to ensure reliability.
  • Capture blade defects more accurately. Drones can capture wind turbine blade defects from weather and wear more accurately than the human eye, allowing for more precision maintenance activity that extends asset life.
  • Integrate with asset management systems. Cascade drone inspection data through your existing asset management systems to streamline maintenance scheduling, component orders and more.

FlyGuys uses the latest drones, imaging techniques and data analysis methods to inspect transmission lines and wind turbines. FlyGuys pilots are FAA licensed, insured and experienced.

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Manufacturing & Warehouse Facilities

Today’s leading manufacturers leverage drones to streamline and expedite tasks in their factories and warehouse facilities.

  • Rapid, thorough, and safe inventory inspection. Use drones to conduct quick and comprehensive inventory inspection, scanning rows of shelves at any height. Not just for big box stores – any organization needing a visual inventory inspection of vast amounts of merchandise can leverage drones more cost-effectively than other methods.
  • Comprehensive oversight. Drones allow manufacturers and warehouse managers to get an aerial 360-degree view of their location. See security vulnerabilities, safety hazards, project progression, roof and facility maintenance needs and more within a couple hours of take off.
  • Perform thorough equipment inspection. Reduce equipment breakdowns by using drones for equipment maintenance and inspection. Quickly gather granular visual information that pinpoints issues and reveals where targeted actions are needed to prevent equipment failure.
  • Resource scouting. Manufacturers looking for new resources for raw materials can use drones for efficient scouting.

FlyGuys has FAA certified and insured drone pilots ready to provide inspection services for more efficient manufacturing and warehouse management.

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Airports, Airfields, & Seaports

Drone photography has provided great efficiency to airports and seaports in recent years, helping to improve safety, plan progress, and eliminate sea and aircraft downtime.

  • Rapid and thorough inspection, surveying, mapping, and planning. Drones can be used by airports and sea ports to gain visual data for managing assets, planning expansion, and creating tools that help workers safely manage sites.
  • Highly detailed visual data. Drone photography can gather more granular, useful detail than ground-level photography, creating 3D maps to spot cracks and other maintenance hazards on hangar roofs and runways.
  • Identify and eradicate illegal anchoring. Seaports can send drones to investigate the perimeter of the port when they suspect illegal anchoring, saving worker hours and protecting water patrols.
  • Powerful marketing. Drones are extremely cost-effective and produce compelling imagery for airports and sea ports to create marketing collateral to attract carrier and trade business.

FlyGuys has FAA certified and insured drone pilots ready to provide inspection services for more efficient manufacturing and warehouse management.

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Civil Infrastructure

Governmental authorities at the federal, state and municipal level can leverage drones to understand the status and impact of roadways, bridges, dams, rail projects and more.

  • Safely and affordably inspect dangerous areas. Drones can do the inspection work of multiple workers and more expensive equipment. Sending drones to inspect industrial assets and infrastructure such as bridges, dams, roadways and more saves cost and protects workers.
  • Comprehensive surveys and 3D mapping.  Drones gather details through 360-degree visual data, providing 3D maps, topographical analysis and more.
  • Environmental and ecological impact assessments. Use drones to gather comprehensive insights for rigorous environmental impact assessments.
  • Survey for disaster preparedness. Drones help expose infrastructure details to aid in better disaster planning and mitigation.

FlyGuys drone pilots are FAA Certified and insured, and can help you implement an aerial photography plan that’s regulated, safe, and prioritizes the data you need the most.

Contact FlyGuys today to learn more.

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