UAV Right of Way Inspections
Visual inspections are becoming a yearly duty for pipeline companies. In the past these inspections were completed by physically walking or driving the right of ways in an ATV and taking note of areas of poor vegetation, sluffing, or even line leaks. This can be slow going, as inspectors run into un-driveable terrain, fence lines, water crossings, Crop, etc. With the use of UAV’s, we can accurately follow a registered right of way at a safe height and record the visual inspection as its being performed. Being in the air makes it easier to see areas of concern and with live video streamed to our control station, we can stop the UAV midflight and fly down closer to these areas for a better view.
Due to the type of data we collect, we are able to get GPS coordinates for any spot on the right of way and use them to investigate further on foot if need be. Inspections that used to take months due to a variety of factors can now be inspected in half the time with UAV’s.
Call Before You Dig
Sask 1st Call is a “Call Before You Dig” location screening and notification service for contractors and customers who are planning to dig or excavate. Calling Sask 1st Call will proactively alert the Sask 1st Call subscriber companies of plans to disturb the ground. Sask 1st Call will issue line locate request notifications to subscriber companies to ensure that underground facilities are clearly marked before work starts.
First Call organizations enhance safety to the public and digging community as well as reduce damage and associated costs to underground facilities.