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November 15, 2017

Internal Fleet Grows Due To Huge Client Demand


Following a period of rapid expansion and massive client demand, Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (Texo DSI) has increased the company’s Internal UAV capability.

A substantial investment in this novel technology will see Texo DSI become the market leaders in Internal and Confined Space UAV Inspection operating a fleet of 10 systems.

Deploying in confined and hazardous areas, the systems benefit from dual visual and thermal sensors, paired with super bright LED lighting to allow for the safe operation in confined unlit spaces. The internal inspection system configuration allows for detail of 0.2mm per pixel to be attained for engineers, while its rapid deployment and manoeuvrability allow for tanks and other vessel structures as small as a diameter of 6m by a height of 25m to be inspected thoroughly, in as little as 30 minutes.

The advanced agility and flexibility of this UAV system negates the need for and time to be spent on, the development and installation of other engineering access solutions. Engineers can utilise shutdown windows at a much greater value, and in cases reduce this window to ensure minimal disruption to operations without compromising on the data gathered.

The Texo DSI internal UAV system had been successfully deployed on a number of mission critical assets including the Paragon HZ1 Jack-up in Denmark (where it collected essential engineering data from a tank inspection).

John Wood Chief Operations Officer, Texo DSI commented: “We have seen unprecedented interest and opportunity amongst our existing and prospective clients for this inspection methodology.”

John added: “Operations in confined, unlit and hazardous spaces have long been a safety and logistical nightmare for plant engineers, often requiring long periods of planning and implementation for traditional manual access solutions. This leads to a costly and risky inspection with inspection times reduced while access solutions are established. With only small windows of opportunity to inspect, the prioritisation of data gathering allows for the potential overlooking of lesser faults which could ultimately lead to failures in systems. Deploying our internal RPAS, greatly reduces these issues faced by onsite engineers.”

The internal UAV systems are ideal for a number of sectors including: Oil & Gas, petrochemical, process engineering, renewables, mining and maritime industries.

This procurement announcement is yet another investment in world-leading UAV technology and equipment by Texo DSI; bringing clients the most advanced UAV enabled survey and inspection services to help inform the very best engineering decisions.

Texo DSI is the owner operators of the world’s most advanced fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles for industrial survey and inspection. Since its inception, the precision data acquisition specialist has developed a sector-leading suite of UAV deployed survey and inspection services; bringing to market a number of world-first technologies.

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