Workshop on multicopters for inspection 2021

Wednesday 16 June 2021 

Due to the escalating situation with regard to the coronavirus outbreak in the UK, BINDT made the decision to host the Workshop on Multicopters for Inspection as a virtual experience in place of a physical event.

The Workshop on Multicopters for Inspection was held on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

This webinar followed on from the successful 2018 workshop and presented delegates with information about the current progress of developments for multicopters, commonly known as drones, for carrying out aerial inspections of industrial and other assets.

Multicopters are increasingly being used to conduct inspections of locations that are difficult to access or hostile to human inspectors. Great cost savings have been made through the use of multicopters when compared to traditional inspection methods that often require scaffolding to be erected.

Drones can carry high-resolution cameras, thermal imaging or light detection and ranging (LIDAR) equipment. Recent developments include the deployment of ultrasonic sensors to take thickness measurements of remote components.

The aim of the workshop was to inform delegates of the legal, safety and training requirements, supported by case studies of a variety of applications, including oil & gas, wind turbines, rail, power generation and distribution.

Time Subject
10.00-10.15 Maximising efficiency of drone-captured data through digitalisation
P Saracco
Cyberhawk, UK
10.15-10.30 Development of a training programme for safe use of drones in industrial inspections
R Rudd

10.30-10.45 Delivery of contact inspections using drones 
P Khalili, A Garriga Casanovas and F Cegla
Imperial College, UK 

10.45-11.00 HOIS guidance for UAV-based external remote visual inspection S Burch
ESR Technology Ltd, UK
11.00-11.15 Advances in contact-based non-destructive evaluation using unmanned aerial vehicles R Watson, T Zhao, D Zhang, J Cao, C MacLeod and G Dobie
University of Strathclyde, UK 

For further information contact:
Conferences and Events Department, The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing,
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