Commercial drones are disrupting the oil and gas industry. By utilizing the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ system to conduct close inspections when operations are live and online, companies are realizing decreased downtime, reduced risk to workers, and optimized costs. Additionally, commercial drones are ideal for capturing visual or thermal images of flare stacks, underdeck, cooling towers and chimney, and confined spaces.
Utility asset management will be a critical challenge for the next decade and companies are seeking opportunities for preventive repairs, instead of risking costly outages. Regular inspections by commercial drones like the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone or corridor mapping with MAVinci SIRIUS PRO* are an ideal solution for maintenance. Drones can be the eyes-in-the-sky for power line, pipeline, and clean energy assets utility crews.
The construction market is set to grow across all phases of the building lifecycle, from design to construction and operation, and potentially even demolition. More recently in the design phase, drone data and insights lend themselves well to the Building Information Modeling (BIM) approach. In the construction phase, drones offer a quicker way to develop work plans based on site surveys and can help monitor a site's status while projects are underway. Drones can also offer safe and low-cost inspection solutions and progress monitoring tools to assist with ongoing building operations and management.
Agriculture is getting a lift from the insights provided by maps generated from images captured by commercial drones. For example, scanning for irrigation breaks and plant counting for yield prediction via drone allows farmers to focus on areas that need the most help. Additionally, tools for monitoring plant health, like multispectral sensors, can enable better optimized crop yields for farmers, while reducing water consumption and fertilization costs.
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The Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone is an advanced, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) designed for professional use. With best-in-class safety, robust flight performance and precision for accurate, actionable data, the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone is a great choice for inspection and surveying.