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Pipeline Monitoring by using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Review


Sourav Pal , University of Petroleum and Energy Studies; Shriya Gupta, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies; Saikat Banerjee, Wingbotics; Ankur Neog, Chandigarh University


Pipelines, UAVS, Aerial Inspections, Sensors, Leak Detections


Inspection of onshore oil and gas pipelines for gas leaks and thermal insulation is an expensive undertaking due to the costs for personnel and equipment. Conventional methods like Ultrasound, Fiber glass and Infrared Thermography are being replaced by optical imagery and satellite data from RADAR. Aerial inspection by drones enhances Photogrammetry, Spectrometric Techniques and Thermographic Techniques with lower operational cost and more flexibility. The confinement for UAV Application is the absence of dedicated regulations and specific protocols for air traffic management for UAVs. Three different scenarios are discussed to enhance the contribution of UAVs under pipeline surveillance.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I50016
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2018
Page(s): 41-44

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