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Drones for Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging devices allow you to see in the dark. The right thermal imaging equipment will display the invisible thermal energy produced or reflected by objects, whether inanimate or alive. Thermal imaging cameras are ideal for low light scenarios, and can be useful in targeting camouflaging foliage. Unlike other cameras, thermal imaging equipment is also immune to visual limitations.

Thermal imaging cameras have been revolutionary in helping improve security. With drones, the equipment has found far more uses. But do drones offer value when paired with thermal imaging equipment? Here are some of the key benefits of drones and thermal imaging.

Benefits of drones in thermal imaging.

Improved staff safety

Thermal imaging solutions are ideal for potentially dangerous situations, which may otherwise put many people at risk. Thermal imaging will play a key role in determining the presence of leaks and energy loss, both f which could potentially endanger people who are required to address the issue. With drones and thermal imaging equipment, staff can identify these issues without having to put their lives on the line.

Increased scope of service

Drones with thermal imaging can be used during both the day and night. They can also cover large tracts in a short amount of time, enabling your brand to address specific problem points quickly. Thermal imaging facilitates the monitoring of underground assets, including oil and gas pipelines without having to undergo the expense of manually digging up and replacing these assets. Aside from a reduction in costs, drones could facilitate more accurate maintenance and efficient operation by the relevant companies.

Cost effective thermal imaging

In the past, in order to access thermal imaging data, brands had to invest in the equipment and manpower to carry out surveys on large tracts. In order to get large amounts of work done, companies had to resort to using a lot of employees on many thermal imaging cameras mounted on tripod stands to get their desired results. However, drones can offer more detailed images with less equipment and in a shorter amount of time. Companies will not need a large financial outlay to get their thermal imaging carried out. Thanks to drones, they can do this in a day with a single operator.

Reshaping disaster management

In the past, search and rescue efforts were centered around getting to disaster sites quickly and helping find any victims for immediate medical action. But these efforts were shrouded by a brute force approach, which pushed disaster management teams into the heard of the disaster in an attempt to find survivors. With thermal imaging solutions and drones working in tandem, disaster management efforts can be precise and coordinated.

Thermal imaging can be useful in seeing beyond debris, smoke and other factors which may hinder visibility and, conversely, disaster management efforts. Since thermal imaging facilitates comprehensive analysis of objects beyond mere sight, and since drones can get in the toughest to reach locations, the combination is bound to increase the efficiency of delivery of these necessary services. With thermal imaging equipment installed onto drones, disaster management is evolving towards a tact-based approach instead of an effort basis.