By choosing to deploy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in confined spaces, for both inspection and survey, clients can streamline operations and make more informed decisions about maintenance and asset management. It’s a transformative technology that offers major safety enhancements, cost savings, and improved project outcomes.

Benefits & Applications

  • Elimination of human risk. Confined space environments can be hazardous for human entry, exposing workers to risks such as toxic gases, collapses or drowning. Using drones removes the need for workers to physically enter the confined space, significantly reducing the potential for accidents and injuries
  • Improved Accessibility. Drones can navigate quickly and avoid obstacles, capturing detailed imagery/video and 3d survey data. They can manoeuvre through tight spaces and traverse sections not accessible by human means or traditional crawler systems
  • Cost-Effectiveness. By removing the need for confined space/rescue teams and the associated equipment, a significant cost saving can be offered over inspections performed by physical human access
  • Comprehensive Data Collection. Drones can capture high-resolution images, videos, and thermal and LiDAR data, providing a comprehensive dataset collected in one pass that would normally need multiple sensors/deployments. This wealth of data enables more accurate and informed decision-making regarding maintenance, repairs, and asset management
  • Real-Time Monitoring. Live video feeds and remote control capabilities allow operators to safely monitor the drone’s progress in real-time, ensuring accurate data collection and immediate response to any emerging issues or concerns during the survey. Stakeholders can view the survey in real time on site via a secondary screen, ensuring project specifics are captured the first time, every time
  • Augmentation with other survey mediums/technology. It is possible to seamlessly integrate LiDAR data collected via UAV below ground with terrestrial LiDAR collected above, enabling a single homogenous data

Elios 3 UAV can be deployed in but is not limited to the following environments:

  • Sewers
  • Culverts
  • Tanks
  • Aqueducts
  • Caves
  • Adits
  • Levels
  • Shafts
  • Tunnels
  • Service Ducts
  • Chambers
  • Silos
  • Vaults
  • Wells
  • Cargo Holds in ships

Service Provision

As with all of our survey products/services, confined space drones can be integrated with other survey techniques, uniquely placing Glanville Geospatial as the go-to contractor for complete lifecycle solutions with all your measurement needs.

Services typically considered alongside confined spaces drones are:

  • Topographic Survey,
  • Utility Mapping
  • Laser Scanning
  • 3D modelling

Contact us now to discuss your Confined Space Drone Inspections requirements.