To avoid the high costs, risks to personnel and the time it takes to carry out traditional tower inspections, our drones and experienced team is an effective way to inspect and manage your towers with improved speed, efficiency and quality of data acquisition while increasing safety.
Communication companies with cellular and radio towers, cities with water towers, power distribution companies, and other industries that use towers as part of their daily operations require regular maintenance, and before the maintenance work can be done, a preliminary survey must be conducted to determine what and where to work.
Risk the machines, not the humans…
More and more, the surveys being conducted to determine what maintenance is needed are being conducted via drone. When it comes to tower surveys, a drone can help identify potential climbing hazards, find structural damage, and help tower inspectors and technicians understand the tools they need prior to climbing. Once this information has been gathered, a tower inspector can follow up and address the issues revealed in the data, if any.
Drone surveys serve to reduce the amount of time personnel are on the tower, increasing their efficiency and keeping them safe. Why you would want to use a drone to survey a tower instead of having a person do the job? Here are the primary reasons why a drone is a better choice than a person when it comes to surveying a tower:
If a drone crashes, the resulting loss can be measured in dollars, not in life or livelihood. The less time a person is on a tower, the better.
Not only is a drone a safer option, but it can also do the job much quicker than a person. You don’t have to think too hard to compare the speed of a drone in flight to that of a person climbing.
A drone can collect enough data in a few short flights to create a thorough map of the tower being inspected.
Liability insurance is expensive, and so are the personnel costs associated with training someone to do a manual tower inspection, as well as the hours required to do the inspections. Since drones are faster and much less risky in terms of liability, they are more cost-effective.
Identifying Hazards -
Beehives and bird nests can be found in towers. Encountering hazards like these hundreds of feet in the air can be extremely dangerous, both for the person and for the animal. In some instances, the bird in question may be endangered, and disturbing its nest could negatively impact the likelihood of its survival. With a drone, these concerns are removed.
All Company Pilots acting as PIC (Pilot in Command) are FAA Certified Part 107 Drone Pilots.INSURANCE
All Metro Drones commercial flights are covered by flight liability coverage of $500,000.00 USD. This amount can be increased based on customer needs.EXAMPLES
Below you will find videos and several Hi-Resolution pictures as an example of the detail you can receive from our equipment.