1. The advantages of UAV inspection
UAV's pipeline inspection application has the absolute advantages of fast response, high inspection efficiency, and low cost. It uses UAV aerial remote sensing technology to enrich oil and gas pipeline inspection methods; it can contribute to the ability of anti-destruction, anti-leakage, and emergency response; replace part of the labor, reducing the labor intensity of the field workers and improving work efficiency.
2. UAV pipeline inspection application
1) Inspection of stealing oil
Through the drone equipped with visible light and infrared pods, the status of pipeline safety can be monitored 24 hours a day, the pipeline is monitored for drilling and stealing oil, the suspicious personnel and vehicles can be monitored, the oil stealing personnel are detected and tracked, and transmit back to the inspection monitoring center.
2) Oil spill monitoring
The drone is equipped with visible light and infrared pod to monitor whether there is oil leakage in the oil pipeline and monitor whether the pumping unit leaks oil.
3) Pipeline protection inspection
The unmanned aerial vehicle is equipped with visible light and infrared pods and surveying equipment to monitor whether there is illegal activity within the pipeline safety protection belt and to monitor the changes in the topography and landscape of the sides of the oil pipeline.
4) Emergency inspection
The UAV is equipped with visible light and infrared pods, which can respond to emergencies 24 hours a day and night, and conduct water area assessment after floods, emergency on-site inspections of fires, emergency reconnaissance, and tracking, and search for leaks and pressure relief.
5) Oilfield pipeline planning
The aerial survey camera, tilt camera, laser radar, etc. can be deployed on a drone to carry out a geographic mapping and scene modeling of the oil field, generate oilfield orthophoto map and stereo model map, and digitally plan the new pumping unit and oil pipeline.