ENERGY

Maintaining and improving assets

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WHY

In the energy sector, multiple big players already apply UAVs on a grand scale. To continuously monitor the vast sizes of infrastructure such as pipelines unmanned aerial vehicles can be used entirely to seize the outcome, at a maximum of precision in data and a minimum of the costs at the same time. Using birdpilot UAVs with related equipment such as infrared or thermosensitive cameras big scale infrastructure can be monitored and inspected rapidly. Thereby birdpilot UAVs can be operated more economically than manned helicopters and can be deployed in challenging locations such as the open sea without putting personnel at risk.
Monitoring thousands of kilometres of pipelines continuously by humans is an enormous effort in time and money. The goal is to detect any leaks on pipelines or damages on rails within hours, not weeks. The pipeline from Fahud to Suhar in Oman extends up to 305 kilometres. The daily transport of more than 22.8 Mio m3 Gas is essential for the existence of billions of people and the independence of entire national economies. The vast size of infrastructure projects makes constant monitoring impossible and offers huge risks of dangerous leaks and terrorism attacks. Enduring intelligence provided by birdpilot UAVs may detect leaks precisely as soon as possible and monitor any movement of suspicious people surrounding the pipeline to prevent terrorism by surveillance and deterrence.
Furthermore, birdpilot can follow a programmed path and fly closer to the infrastructure and the ground than conventional helicopters. Your returns are highly detailed flight plans, higher measurement accuracy and increased repeatability by a minimum of costs.

“Design is the intermediary between information and understanding.“

Richard Grefé

COMPARE THE TIME IT TAKES TO INSPECT JUST ONE TOWER

Traditional Rope-Based Inspection

30
Set-up Time
30
Blade Positioning Time
240
minuets Inspection Time for 3 Blades
60
minuets for Manual Reporting
360
minuets in Total

birdpilot UAV based Inspection

20
Set-up Time
0
Blade Positioning Time
45
minuets Inspection Time for 3 Blades
15
minuets for Automatic Reporting
80
minuets in Total

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Efficiency is equal to resources, maximise your given resources by using time affected easily to use Tools. By reconstructing the whole workflow under the high German industry standers without losing focus maximising resources, we achieved a remarkable outcome on a safe and easy to use Tool. By using the latest production method for birdpilot UAVs, we can ensure you’re a long life of birdpilot UAVs by having no miss of precision.  The modular system what can be fitted in no time with a high-res Camera and in the next moment with a High-Res IR sensor or with a combination of highly accurate RTK-GPS in a single high efficient Multicopter.

birdpilot 10x Zoom with optical image stabiliser Gimbal

  • Light Sensitivity standard mode 6 Lux exerted Low-Light mode 3 Lux
  • Optical Zoom 10x exerted zoom 17x
  • onboard Full HD 1080p at 50fps
  • While recording, still images with 24MP are possible
  • HD downlink ready
  • full controll via birdpilot Groundstation
  • advanced Image Stabilization

birdpilot mapping unit

  • PPP Algorithm with 1Hz
  • 3 Axes, direction Cosine Matrix (DCM) Fusion Algorithm for Acc, Mag and Gyro
  • Up to 0.5° heading accuracy
  • available for RGB / IR / NDVI
  • Change Detection
  • Volume Calculations
  • Customer Workflows

birdpilot Dual Gimbal with thermal imaging and Day Light sensor

thermal imaging Sensor

  • Highly sensitive IR sensor
  • Resolution of 336p or 640p
  • Pixel pitch of 17 μm
  • Spectral band of 7.5 – 13.5 μm
  • Optimised for birdpilot UAVs
  • Digital detail enhancement
  • Invertable Image
  • 12 color palettes
  • Fast warm-up time

Day Light Sensor

  • Recording with a resolution of up to 4K internally (default at 1080p)
  • FOV equal to IR FOV
  • Low-light mode
  • 12MP high-res images
  • Ultra sharp lens

birdpilot Latency-free Full HD wireless Video System

  • True full HD 1080P at 60fps
  • Up to several 100 meters range (LOS)
  • Zero latency, real-time video
  • Extremely resilient 5GHz digital link
  • Automatic Frequency Selection (AFS) that fully complies with regulations and automatically selects the best free frequency available
  • Encrypted and secure
  • Sturdy design for harsh conditions
  • Built-in OSD view with embedded MAVLInk-based telemetry
  • Gimbal control over Futaba® S.BUS
  • Plug-and-Fly, ready to operate out of the box
  • DFS support enables multiple free channels, thus boosting robustness

birdpilot exclusive

sometimes there is a need for make the existing more efficient and flexible to push the boundaries of the possible for that we have established the “birdpilot exclusive” service.

“birdpilot exclusive” is an service where a network of highly qualified engineers take on the challenge to make the impossible possible

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