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Dragon Drones offer the utility industry new capabilities that reduce cost and operational risk while improving efficiency.

Drones can be used effectively to monitor water pipelines, power plants and utilities, from regular visual inspection to storm damage assessment.

In the event of a power outage, utility companies require real-time information and imagery about the situation in order to make informed decisions.  Damage assessment is critical to power restoration, but in many cases, obstacles such as downed trees block roads or icy conditions make it difficult for technicians to access the damage.

Drones provide a means of collecting important information more quickly than a ground-based crew.  It reduces the time and number of personnel required to assess storm damage, dispatch repair crews, and establish repair priorities.

In addition, data captured by cameras is typically far more accurate than the human eye alone. For nighttime operations, drones can be fitted with an infrared camera to enhance visibility.

Applications include:

  • Power line monitoring
  • Transmission tower inspection
  • Power plant monitoring
  • Remote infrastructure inspecting
  • Water pipe line monitoring
  • Gas leaks