Oiltanking has partnered with Azur Drones to use its state-of-the-art drone technology to aid inspection of Oiltanking Copenhagen Terminal, as part of its digital transformation programme.
Azur’s fully autonomous drone will supplement Oiltanking’s existing comprehensive measures at the 460,000 m3 capacity terminal, such as regular operator inspections and fixed video surveillance. Azur Drones’ Skeyetech system will carry out round-the-clock security patrols and specific inspection flights, such as on pipelines during imports and exports or during pumping to Copenhagen Airport Kastrup (CPH). The drone includes a thermal imaging camera, allowing Oiltanking to use it for temperature control of specific pumps.
The GPS-driven drone is operated directly from Oiltanking Copenhagen Terminal’s control room and are integrated with existing video surveillance software. Its docking station is installed onsite.
‘The fully autonomous drone technology not only allows us to support our operations while strengthening the security and safety of our sites but also enhances the use of smart and sophisticated digital technology at our sites,’ says Karl Henrik Dahl, vice president Nordics at Oiltanking.