Ground Penetrating Radar

GPR has applications across a wide range of industries providing an even wider range of potential applications. From searching for buried utilities in the Power and Oil & Gas industries, to locating buried landmines and unexploded ordinance for Public Safety and Disaster Management, to supporting Archeological digs – the potential applications of GPR are nearly limitless. 

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a non-intrusive subsurface investigation method used to map structures buried in the ground – in short its a way to understand the world under your feet.

GPR is not a new technology, in fact it has been used for decades as a tried and tested method to probe the ground’s internal structure. Beginning in the 1970s as a method to understand the thickness of ice sheets and glaciers, applications of the technology have grown to include the mapping of ground structures, and non-destructive testing of non-metal structures.

Delivering GPR surveys can be a costly, difficult, and dangerous undertaking. Harsh field conditions, unpredictable weather, and the remote nature of the assessment all provide significant risks for field staff.   

Thats where we come in. A GPR enabled drone easily provides the same benefits as traditional ground based assessment, while also providing some additional operational advantages. Drones are lightweight (compared to a manned airplane or a helicopter), easily transportable by car, capable of flying autonomously at low altitudes with high precision, and have the ability to reach areas that are inaccessible to ground based surveyors. Implementing a drone based approach provides you with faster delivery, more reliable data, and better site accessibility – all while reducing the operational risk and cost of your program. 

 

How Can We Help?

We approach every project as a partnership. It’s our goal to develop solutions that directly meet the challenges of our clients operations. We achieve this by working alongside our clients to deliver tailored drone services that leverage the incredible potential of drone technology. Let’s talk.

ALTOMAXX IS A LEVEL 2 DISTRIBUTOR, PARTNER, AND TRAINER OF SPH ENGINEERING, WHICH DEVELOP THE UGCS LINE OF EQUIPMENT

AI/Utility Inspection

Understanding the physical condition of assets is critical to the efficient and effective delivery of your operations. 

Drone services like asset inspections allow power utilities to inspect areas that are otherwise hard to reach. This enables safe and efficient maintenance programs, avoiding costly outages, and meeting the demands of regulators and clients.

Technologies used in the delivery of our inspection services include: 

Survey,Mapping,aand Modelling

Understanding your site is critical to delivering your project. Drone Services provide an aerial advantage. 

From the development of a new facility, to maintenance of existing assets, and logging geospatial data. Our experts understand what it takes to deliver fast, reliable, and efficient modelling services. 

Technologies used in the delivery of our Survey, Mapping, and Modelling services include: 

Vegetation Management

Vegetation growth along transmission right-of-way’s represent a significant hazard for operations, and often a root cause of power failures. 

Mitigating these risks is a major challenge for power utilities. Repairs following an incident can be expensive, while compliance programs to maintain regulations present both operational risks to staff and costly terrestrial programs. 

Drone services allow clients to quickly and efficiently map power line corridors, creating accurate 2D and 3D models. 

These models measure the distance between vegetation and power lines, helping to maintain a safe clearance distance and maintenance.

Technologies used in the delivery of our Vegetation Management services include: 

Boiler/Stack Inspection

Drones are compact and flexible, able to fly into boilers and stacks for a full scan without shutdowns or endangering inspection workers. The live footage helps identify risks for informed decision-making. 

Our drones are equipped with advanced obstacle sensing systems, spotlights, and thermal cameras. Allowing for reliable deployment for internal inspections to detect defects.

Technologies used in the delivery of our Stack Inspection services include: 

 

Solar Farm Inspection

Solar farm management costs power utilities an estimated $1 billion per year in labor costs. In order to avoid unnecessary and unexpected costs, routine inspections are important to ensure everything is in proper working order. 

While these inspections are a critical element of operational efficiency, they can be both hazardous and tedious. Drone services can help you detect hot spots instantly – transforming a half-day job into minutes. 

Technologies used in the delivery of our inspection services include: