When discussing the main benefits of using drones for inspections, saving money is always at the top of the list and there are many ways using a drone can save on costs.
Reduced Work Hours
One of the first things you can reduce is employee working hours and downtime.
Using drones also improves safety because there is no risk of falling off a ladder or getting injured while collecting data manually. This also means you can reduce the amount of health and safety equipment necessary. Plus, reduce insurance costs.
Inspectors who use drones often report higher accuracy rates when compared to those who don’t. This means fewer false positives and lower rework rates.
Using a drone to inspect assets means collecting accurate 3D point cloud data instead of relying solely on 2D images captured through cameras mounted on manned aircraft. This allows engineers to make better decisions about what needs to be repaired or replaced based on their understanding of the true condition of the asset.