Intel Falcon™ 8+ Drones Improve Oil and Gas Inspection Workflows

Intel Falcon™ 8+ Drones Improve Oil and Gas Inspection Workflows

Intel Falcon™ 8+ Drones Improve Oil and Gas Inspection Workflows

Intel and Cyberhawk demonstrate how the Intel Falcon™ 8+ drone changes aerial inspection workflows at gas terminal in Saint Fergus, Scotland

Intel and Cyberhawk, a global leader in aerial inspection and surveying, have come together to demonstrate the power of commercial drone technology to drive business transformation by inspecting flare stacks at a gas terminal in Saint Fergus, Scotland. I...nspecting with the Intel Falcon™ 8+ system, instead of conventional methods, reduces employee risk, increases speed and accuracy, and can save $1 to $5 million per day in potential production loss.

Challenge
Traditional inspections of oil and gas assets of this scale require either full or partial facility shutdowns. This could take days to weeks to bring the plant offline and accessible for inspection workers. Traditionally, they would rely on harnesses and cable equipment to hang mid-air while manually collecting information on the structure. Facilities are under pressure to reduce the number of shutdowns and reduce the cost while increasing the safety, efficiency, and accuracy of asset inspection.