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Roughrider International UAV Services

Our drones, UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) are
emerging in more and more areas every day, thanks to their numerous advantages like:

  • The cost reduction compared to real scale helicopters or other aircrafts
  • The elimination of the risk of endangering human lives
  • The speed of implementation
  • Their versatility and adaptability to the user’s needs, the fields morphology and the application

Robotic aircraft, combined with the relevant sensor package and with data fusion designed as part of the system from the outset,provide an excellent alternative to traditional techniques. While reducing cost (a robotic aircraft uses 1/100th of fuel in comparison to using a helicopter), footprint, portability of equipment, and risk to life (along with OHS needs), robotic aircraft provide the best tool for inspections, mapping, and monitoring in the oil sands.

Our UAV Inspection Service is available at short notice, and for preventative routine maintenance of assets, both safer and more cost-effective than previous techniques.

Oilsands Infrastructure Inspections:

Using small,portable, highly maneuverable and field repairable platforms with our unmanned systems enables us to safely assist you inspect and monitor your energy, transportation, communication and infrastructures. Inspections can be done quickly and on demand with live, precise, high resolution imagery transmitted immediately for on and offsite assessment and decision making. Critical and preventative monitoring of infrastructure stress can be carried out on a regular basis at great cost savings and protection to human life.

Pipeline Monitoring & Inspections:

Another critical role for the UAV/Drone is the thermal inspection of the thousands of miles of pipelines that transport oil and gas around the world. For the visual inspection of a pipeline-section the drone only needs a fewhours – for the same work technicians would need about a week. Oil and gas leaks show up well in thermal imaging because of the temperature differences between the fluid and the soil. Undetected leaks have frequently caused disastrous fires, explosions and loss of life, as well as heavy economic losses. Again, the UAV/Drone is the best and most economical type of platform for this inspection work.High-end and unique wireless thermal imaging solution with two cameras and storage for unmanned aerial vehicles,quadrocopters or drones.This lightweight system offers a maximum resolution and a temperature sensitivity which ranks to the best on the market.You can record continuous video, take images and save your data to storage for later use.Our solution also offers a variety of palettes and alarm (security) modes, which can be combined with a visible spectrum camera, for your effective work with data.

Oil & Gas:

To ensure the supply of Oil and gas, regular inspections of the installations are imperative. Because of their size and structure, they are often inspected from the air.These inspections can be carried out with a UAV aerial vehicles. UAV-RPAS can inspect the relevant installation autonomously, without the need for navigation instructions from a pilot. The result is a Safe, Rapid yet thorough inspection.

Further UAV Applications Include:

  • Oil pipeline inspections
  • Gas pipeline inspections
  • Solar installation inspections
  • Detection of the spread of algae
  • Power line/cable inspections
  • Cooling tower inspections
  • Forestry
  • Critical infrastructure inspections
  • Wind turbine inspections
  • Bridge inspections
  • Counting of animal populations
  • Train line inspections
  • Monument inspections
  • Radiation measurement
  • Radiation monitoring
  • Search & Rescue.
  • Law Enforcement.