Confined Space Drone Inspections

A Confined Space is an area that is difficult to access and can pose potential hazards to workers due to their limited size, lack of ventilation or presence of hazardous materials.  These spaces can be found in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, power generation, oil & gas, mining and chemicals.

Improve Safety

Avoid confined spaces entry and work at height during visual inspections.

Reduce Downtime

Turn days of asset downtime into hours.

Lower Cost

Reduce your internal inspection costs by as much as 90%.

Traditional inspection methods can be time-consuming, expensive and potentially hazardous for workers.

Munster Drone Services uses the Elios 3 confined space drone for these types of inspections. The Elios 3 is not only a safer and more efficient alternative to traditional methods it also allows companies to quickly and accurately inspect confined spaces without putting workers at risk.  

What are the advantages ?

Non-Destructive Testing.

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) refers to an array of inspection methods that allow inspectors to evaluate and collect data about a material, system, or component without permanently altering it.

No downtime

Expensive and inconvenient, downtime can be avoided by deploying a drone for a comprehensive survey, which our engineers can conduct with minimal interruption.

Realtime Inspection

Realtime inspection data available to clients both locally and livestream to any location or device globally.

Hard-to-reach spaces

Drones are not limited to flying up in the sky. Our expert drones are capable of navigating confined spaces, such as chimneys and boilers, to detect issues that would otherwise be unattainable.

No risk to your assets

Our equipment is designed to ensure that your assets remain untouched and at a safe distance. 

Safety

Ensuring the safety of our personnel and that of our clients is a fundamental element of our company culture.  We take pride in our HSSE systems and practices, which are designed to safeguard our employees, clients, and the environment. 

Non-Destructive Testing

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) refers to an array of inspection methods that allow inspectors to evaluate and collect data about a material, system, or component without permanently altering it.

 
 
No Downtime

Expensive and inconvenient, downtime can be avoided by deploying a drone for a comprehensive survey, which our engineers can conduct with minimal interruption.

Real Time Inspection

Realtime inspection data available to clients both locally and livestream to any location or device globally.

Hard To Reach Places

Drones are not limited to flying up in the sky. Our expert drones are capable of navigating confined spaces, such as chimneys and boilers, to detect issues that would otherwise be unattainable.

No Risk To Your Assets

Our equipment is designed to ensure that your assets remain untouched and at a safe distance. 

Safety

Ensuring the safety of our personnel and that of our clients is a fundamental element of our company culture.  We take pride in our HSSE systems and practices, which are designed to safeguard our employees, clients, and the environment. 

The Elios 3 captures survey-grade visual data and performs LiDAR mapping surveys for 3D modelling quickly without requiring someone to be placed in a position of danger. Some of the features of the Elios 3 include 16k Lumen lighting, collision-resilient cage, and complies with IP44 ingress protection rating.

Workflow

Scope of work

Work and price is agreed with project manager, a scope of work is devised and the project progresses to the planning stage. 

Planning

Required documentation is supplied and completed along with any site inductions. The project will be planned in conjunction with the client and our team.

 

Field Operations

Our certified pilots will capture high quality data with the latest equipment for the best results.

Post Processing & delivery

The data will be processed and delivered in line with the clients requirements. Certified reporting is available.

 

Issues that can be detected

Safety

Insulation Issues

Structure Status

Erosion Detection

Real-World Measurements

Delamination

Industries

  • Storage Tanks
  • Chimneys
  • Pipes & Vents
  • Culverts & Drains
  • Inaccessible Areas
  • Factory
  • Celing
  • Cargo Tanks
  • Ballast/Fuel Tanks
  • Engine Rooms
  • Port Cranes
  • Boilers
  • Vertical Wells
  • Waste Incinerators
  • Power Plants
  • Transformers
  • Wind Turbine Blades
  • High Ceiling
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pipes & Vents
  • Culverts & Drains

Why Munster Drone Services?

Munster Drone Services is an independent drone inspection company based in Ireland. We have built a reputation of delivering high-quality professional services since 2016. We provide technical inspection services for assets of all types across all industries

Our policy is to achieve the highest occupational health and safety standards across our operations and to conform to relevant Irish and European legislation within the context of our working environment. To date, our operations have been accident-free.

We have completed over 2000 asset inspection in Ireland and in the UK and have a vast amount of experience in data collection and analysis along with our partners. Our team compiles of experienced drone pilots, mechanical engineers and maritime experts.

We invest heavily in cutting-edge drone equipment and technology to ensure that clients receive the most advanced data. Our drones are selected specifically for the task they perform.

All of our operations are insured across Europe, the UK and Scandinavian countries. 

  • €6.5 Million Public & Product Liability
  • €13 Million Employer Liability
  • €2 Million Professional Indemnity ( Coverage raised as required)

All pilots are certified to operate across Europe, the UK and Scandinavian countries.

We have worked with...

Our Equipment

  • Sensor 1/2.3″ CMOS Effective Pixels: 12.3 M Sensitivity: Optimized for low light performance
  • Total vertical FOV approximately 244° including camera tilt
    including 180°C without obstruction 
  • Video Recording Resolutions
    4k Ultra HD: 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps
    FHD: 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps
  • High-efficiency LEDs for even lighting in front, top and bottom, optimized for low impact of dust on picture quality.
  •  Operating temp. 0 ºC to 50 ºC
  • Lidar sensor Ouster OS0-32 beams sensor
  • Noise Level 83 dB(A) with lidar