Drones are the technological revolution in offshore inspection

The technology has made significant changes in the offshore sector. A show of what the market expects for 2018 could be seen and evaluated by numerous investors during OTC Brasil 2017 (Offshore Tecnology Conference), which happened between the 24th to 26th of October, in Rio Centro, in Rio de Janeiro. Modern drilling rigs, 4d inspection system and the famous ships not Tripuláveis were among the highlights of the important technology fair.

According to engineer cartographer da empresa Xd4Solutions, Silvia Regina Bolonhin Bako, companies come, every day, seeking technological solutions that assist in the development of production and at the same time promote quality and cost reduction, easily achievable actions With the new technological equipment. Brazilian company formed by helicopter airline pilots, originating from the offshore market and certified by the company Swiss Flyability, the Xd4Solutions is authorized for operation and resale of Elios equipment (the Collision-tolerant UAV), aircraft Remotely piloted (drone), which has been the "letter on the sleeve" of numerous oil companies for conducting structural inspection with cost and accidents reduction.

Remotely controlled by skilled pilots, small aircraft can carry out inspections in the thorough confined areas such as storage tanks, pressure vapour tubes, heat exchanger turbines, oil platform, flare towers, among others Spaces with precision and safety, facilitating the work of inspection of the company and maintaining the safety of its workers. "The surveys conducted with drones bring a variety of benefits to industry as a significant reduction in the cost of operation and downtime of the structure; Worker safety and rapid delivery of results, which enables effective corrective action and decrease in maintenance expenses. With the drones, for example, the inspection is carried out completely outside the structure, without needing a human to enter the confined space, "the engineer says.

But do not think that the aircraft could substitute human labor in this process. In fact, technology has arrived to assist the service and keep the worker safe while the drones are in charge of the most difficult processes.  "It is remarkable that the technology is being well-accepted in the industrial sector for the diversity of benefits it can provide. However, it is not only the companies that earn with the machinery, also the workers who will be able to take advantage of new professions as a drone pilot or aerial imaging analyst, fomenting the sector and generating new employment opportunities, "suggests Silvia Regina.

Conducting inspections of structures with drones provides the industry with the possibility of achieving a routine of supervision and continuous monitoring of its structures, facilitating the maintenance of equipment on platforms, reducing costs and promoting more efficiency. With these new "air fiscals", businesses can perform an inspection work quickly, efficiently and safely. An opportunity for, amid the crisis, the companies can grow and develop in the sector.

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