Thermo Inspection with Drones

Thermo cameras allow us to see infrared and thermal energy that is always around us.

Visible Light It is like the tip of the Iceberg, with our eye we just see around 2.5% of the available out there.

We don’t perceive infrared (thermal energy) as they are no visible for our eye, as the spectrum  that we eye can detect is very limited.

Infrared has about 30% of the available light spectrum, see image below:

In simple words, the main differences between visible Light and Thermo Energy:

  • Our eye can see what is reflected from the surface.
  • Thermo energy capture emissivity and reflections.
  • Our eye can see through a glass.
  • Thermo energy cannot pass through glass.

It is very important to understand that Thermo Images are just for Surfaces, It doesn’t penetrate the objects neither bodies.

Every surface has different emissivity, depending on their surfaces.

Shiny surcafes has high reflectivity and low emissivity

Dark (opaque) surfaces has low reflectivity by high Emissivity

In the picture below can be noticed that emissivity is affected by surface colors.

In the Solar Panel generations business, Thermo inspection has a great role.

The more energy the panel absorb, the more efficient it is.

According to statistical analysis from various thermo experts, performing regular Thermo inspections can help to reduce energy loss by 15%, due to Broken cells, dust, and dirt.

As a bonus, we have included the emissivity tables we use for our inspections:

Smart Pipe Surveys using Robots

Now days most survey tasks involve robots that are designed in such way that they remove human intervention from labour intensive and hazardous work environment.

Sometimes they are also used to inspect inaccessible spaces / confines places which are generally impossible to access by humans.

Many pipes comes in the dangerous spaces because they carry toxic chemicals, fluids and most of the time has small internal diameter or bends which become inaccessible to human.

The complex internal geometry and hazard content constraints of pipes demand robots for inspection of such pipes in order to check corrosion level of pipe, recovery of usable parts from pipe interior, sampling of sludge and scale formation on pipe internal surface etc

In 24 Marine we have developed a Pipe Robot that ensure you are getting a pipe survey cost effective and reducing human exposure. we have developed virtual reality pipe inspection, that bring your pipes to real life.

Smart marine surveyors located at Panama, bringing smart technologies to industries.