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Windtech International May June 2024 issue






UAS Inspection in flight close upUAS Inspection in flight close upNew guidance approach supports industry in the safe and effective deployment of next generation drone and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology that can improve productivity gains through reducing risk exposure, survey times and in-service inspection costs of offshore, marine and onshore infrastructure.

Lloyd’s Register’s first phase of its guidance notes for drones and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is giving operators in the energy and marine industries confidence in using UAS for offshore, marine and onshore surveys and in-service inspections. UAS, commonly known as drones, provide an effective alternative to traditional methods of in-service operational assessment and survey, especially structures and assets at significant heights, difficult to access locations and hazardous environments. The guidance notes from Lloyd’s Register will be updated regularly to provide industry with the latest practical information on issues such as how best to use UAS for inspection in confined spaces which is particularly relevant in energy and marine applications where Class surveys are needed, and which also improves safety for human life.

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