Inspection of elevated vent silencers for major gas manufacturer

Case Study

Inspection of elevated vent silencers for major gas manufacturer

Cyberhawk was appointed by major specialty gas manufacturer to inspect a number of elevated vent silencers and their support structures at its manufacturing facility in East England using UAVs. 

The main focus of the inspection was to identify possible defects and/or debris through the vents and any damage or obstructions to the support structures. 

The usual means of access for this type of inspection would be to use a cherry picker. An inspection using this method, however, could take two weeks to complete and involves extended periods of working at height, which is a contributor to one of the biggest causes of injuries and fatalities at work – falls from height. 

A two-man team from Cyberhawk (a highly trained UAV Pilot and an experienced Inspection Engineer) visited the site to undertake the inspection of the elevated steel vent silencers in areas such as warehouses. The full inspection was successfully completed in just one day, with detailed engineering inspection reports following shortly afterwards. 

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