Dutch equipment specialist Huisman has recently launched a fully digitalised drone inspection services for the safe inspection of cranes, drilling and pipelay equipment.
The drone inspections are based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and high resolution camera technology to offer advanced levels of safety, visibility and efficiency in its clients’ equipment maintenance procedures.
By performing a remote visual inspection with a qualified drone pilot, there is no need for scaffolding, thus removing the requirement for people to access hazardous locations. According to the company, this process should improve safety, offer a faster approach to inspection, enabling repair and maintenance work to commence sooner.
Huisman, together with H3 Zoom, developed the specialised ‘Equipment Inspector’ AI software to swiftly analyse collected data and create a detailed report that indicates whether the inspected assets need to be repaired urgently or in the future. With this highly accurate way of reporting, repairs and maintenance works can be better prioritised, scheduled and budgeted.
Martijn Reissenweber, Director Huisman Services: “We are very proud to have launched our drone inspection service, which enables our clients to safely inspect their assets with full coverage, quick turnaround and at lower cost. This new service is a valuable addition to our existing service portfolio, enabling us to support our clients’ operations worldwide and optimise safety, uptime and performance of their equipment.”
Since April 2021, Huisman has been certified by Lloyd’s Register for the use of a Remote Inspection Technology System. The company offers the service from its international locations in the Netherlands, Singapore, China, the USA and Brazil. Source: Huisman