Powerline & Pipeline

Aerial patrolling is a cost efficient method to rapidly cover broad areas of remote powerline and pipeline assets. We survey with a client observer or via Thermal Camera System for review. For companies who need information to manage their energy transfer systems we can partner to assist in the documentation of proposed routes, recognition of potential right-of-way encroachments or identifying equipment components that need repair. Helicopter patrols provide timely access to inspect an area because they are not restricted by roads, impassable terrain or property lines.

Aerial Infrared (IR) Inspection Service

Our Powerline & utility infrared inspection services are designed to locate potential electrical problems and assist utilities with eliminating failures in transmission, distribution and substation systems. The use of aerial thermography cameras for powerline infrared inspection provides the fastest and most accurate method of survey. We bring the most advanced and efficient infrared inspection services for powerlines in the industry. While flying helicopters fitted with high-resolution digital FLIR Ultra 8500 cameras and GPS equipment, our pilots can safely and efficiently inspect any overhead network. The Ultra 8500 is a compact, stabilized multi-sensor system designed for Pursuit/Patrol and Surveillance missions and is based on a 9″ gimbal design, configured for high resolution, digital video processing with 450mm of optical IR zoom.

  • Each Mission includes a detailed inspection report including:
    1. a written narrative of the survey
    2. a report form for every anomaly detected during the inspection
    3. infrared DVD video of the entire inspection
    4. hard copy and electronic version of the entire report

  • Each inspection report sheet accompanies each problem which includes:
    1. digital visible light photograph, color thermogram and black / white thermogram images
    2. complete temperature analysis of the anomaly utilizing ambient temperature or conductor temperature for comparison
    3. GPS locations of the anomalies
    4. infrared data