Structural inspection is critical for the success of an industrial operation. Externally, industrial facilities and assets are subjects to harsh elements such as wind, rain, hail, sun and lightning. Internally, they have to withstand the load and stress due to heavy movements of products or machine parts. Constant exposure to these factors introduces wear and tear that accumulate at a daily basis. Corrective maintenance has to be performed before wear and tear accumulates into costly repairs. However, such maintenance is only as effective as the effectiveness of the inspection. Only when inspection has correctly identified the location of discrepancy, can the corrective maintenance be aptly applied. Effective inspection depends on two factors, accuracy and frequency. We will discuss the implication current methods of inspection has on accuracy and frequency and how drones can be implemented vastly increase accuracy and frequency.
An excerpt from an article published on Linkedin. To read the complete article, click here https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/industrial-inspections-suav-gokul-anandayuvaraj/