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Alberta Company the First to Use a Drone to Inspect Remote Pipeline

Alberta Company the First to Use a Drone to Inspect Remote Pipeline
June 13, 2017 | Source: Canadian Manufacturing, canadianmanufacturing.com, 14 March 2017

A drone has successfully completed a pipeline, well site and power line inspection in Alberta, the first test of its kind beyond visual line of site.

Energy companies use drone technology to inspect sites, but flight range is limited to the line of site of the operator. This test proves it is feasible for drones to successfully gather information from far-off and hard-to-access inspection sites, areas oil companies need access to.