Flying stably in confined spaces can be extremely challenging, even impossible for most commercial drones. Digital Aerolus drones inspect and explore indoor, inaccessible, and confined spaces. The video below of a recent inspection shows one of our drones flying within the enclosed area underneath a bridge. Most commercial drones cannot stably fly in and under bridges.
Our drones are able to go into areas where other drones cannot go, including situations where its impossible to get a GPS signal: inside mines, caves, culverts, grain elevators, inside power plants and storage tanks, and under and inside bridges. Our Aertos® 120 flies next to tall walls and quickly flies stably near metal, which is problematic for most commercial drones.
Our drones smoothly go into buildings, without having to utilize a GPS signal or sensors to fly stably. Here’s a quick video showing recent industrial inspections.
Drones Safer in Confined Spaces
Though some confined spaces might seem safe to work in, these spaces could hold life-threatening risks. Many conventional inspection methods for confined spaces expose the inspectors to significant hazards. These hazards vary from harmful gases and substances to poor visibility and communication. A confined space has a limited entrance, preventing access.
Working in these conditions will also restrict the inspectors’ movements and ease of handling the testing equipment. Confined space inspections require more investments in comparison with open spaces, including special abilities, work processes, equipment, and safety measures. Each one of these ends up adding to the expense of the inspection.
It isn’t entirely possible to replace all conventional confined space inspections with drones. However, workers can use Aertos™ drones to execute the preliminary examinations at lower risks, lower costs, and with minimum shutdowns.
Stable flight in a confined space demands exceptional characteristics that enable the drone to access the places that regular drones can’t. Steady and dependable flight in confined spaces is one of the reasons, so many clients depend on the Digital Aerolus line of Aertos drones.