Texo Drone Survey & Inspection Ltd operate systems capable of internal inspection within confined space, far exceeding the capability of most commercial “internal” inspection RPAS.
The very nature of Texo DSI’s commitment to versatility has ensured we develop our technology and services to reflect this.
Our Internal RPAS system is the embodiment of this ethos. 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 of access solutions such as rope access and scaffold. 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 potentially overlooking of lesser faults which could ultimately lead to failures in systems.
With the advent and deployment of our internal RPAS, such issues as faced by onsite engineers can be overcome.
Boasting dual visual and thermal sensor systems, 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.
Our work flow allows for Texo DSI’s own specialist inspectors and surveyors to carry out the inspection and follow up with a written report, highlighting specific details and suggested and subsequent remediation. Clients can also utilise their own inspectors and have our highly-trained flight teams carry out the inspection under their direction. This allows permanently placed inspectors/site engineers, familiar with the site to attain the most value from the precision inspection mission.
To prevent damage to the RPAS, a carbon fibre anti-collision encapsulation system is utilised, allowing for the RPAS to come into direct contact with surfaces to maximise data quality while, whilst ensuring no damage is sustained to either the asset or the RPAS.
With the high manoeuvrability of RPAS systems, inspection & surveys can be rapidly altered if unexpected features arise during live inspections.
Without the need 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.
Texo DSI have overseen the operation of internal RPAS throughout a number of differing industrial environments and have provided custom solutions to combat many of the issues facing inspection engineers and operatives.
To ensure maximum operational deployment, Texo DSI utilises a unique and customised ground based mini all-terrain track vehicle in areas of signal interference.
This mobile antenna deployment vehicle makes it possible to carry an extended antenna relay system into the base of large tanks and other vessels. This allows for uninterrupted communication between operator and the RPAS, in conditions previously inoperable without pilots entering the danger zone. The mobile deployment system is combined with a visual, infrared and image intensifier camera (night vision) to allow the rover to monitor the drone if required.
Ultimately our internal inspection RPAS allows engineers to deliver asset reporting efficiently, accurately and more importantly SAFELY.
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