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Navigator Terminals turned to drones for safe, reliable tank inspections


MORE than ever before, drones are becoming invaluable tools in a variety of sectors – including the tank storage world. With their ability to increase efficiency and improve safety, drones have become important tools for inspection, enhancing condition monitoring.

Until recent years drones were only able to display what their cameras captured.

Now, thanks to artificial intelligence software, they can understand and analyse their surroundings, which enables them to map areas, track objects, conduct surveys and provide analytical reports in real-time.

In the process industry, unmanned aerial systems are rapidly becoming the preferred method for carrying out inspection surveys for their ability to increase facility uptime and reduce interruptions of operations. UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), as they are also known, also reduce the need for large scaffolding, rope access works and the requirem...

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