Performing a General Visual Inspection to detect cracks and anomalies on the inside of a sky-high chimney within an oil refinery.
Checking the inside of ballasts and tanks for possible anomalies of the structures on offshore rigs, FPSOs, and drilling ships.
Looking for cracks and corrosion on rafters, walls, and roof sections of storage tanks during integrity-assessment turnaround, by performing close visual inspection beyond line of sight.
Performing the visual inspection of critical production units of petroleum refineries such as Fluid Catalytic Cracking and Cokers.
Collecting close up images underneath a jetty to check its structural integrity as well as the integrity of the piping it carries.
Assessing the extent of damages inside an asset in order to plan for its decommissioning or rehabilitation and evaluate the cost of the operation without putting humans at risk.
Among the many use cases we identified for robotics at TOTAL, confined spaces inspection is probably the one that gave us the best satisfaction. This has been possible thanks to the Flyability Elios, which the TOTAL inspectors pilot day after day. Whether for planned or unplanned shutdowns, this is a fast decision-making tool which enhances our safety and the availability of our assets.
Julien Da Vela
UAVs & Robotics Officer, TOTAL
I used one of the drones of Flyability to inspect a WHRU in an oil plant and we benefit a lot from the results. It took short time to prepare the inspection and few hours to perform it. If we had to build scaffolding inside the WHRU it would be much more impacting for our customer.
EPC Project Manager, GE Oil & Gas
We have developed an internal service of 6 pilots, flying Elios up to 100 times per month at our customer's refineries and petrochemical facilities. Providing our services with the Elios to our clients has been a win-win: It has helped our customers in reducing the cost of their inspections and their downtime, and us in supplying unmanned inspection services for new and existing relationships.
Unmanned Operations Manager, Premium Inspection & Testing