Working in the mining, oil and gas industries requires incredible attention to worker safety. Using drone/UAV technology to collect spatial information and conduct inspections of key equipment can significantly reduce the risk to employees working on the site.
Aerial data collection can improve overall operation productivity by reducing the need to stop operations to conduct surveys or inspect equipment, while at the same time providing higher resolution images and more accurate data then terrestrial based systems and in less time then traditional surveying and inspection processes.
In accident situations, drones can be used to measure and quantify oil spills, determine how the oil is moving in water and provide information and imagery to the command center.
Infrared (IR) imaging can be extremely helpful to survey oil spills making it easier to see where the oil is spreading. This critical information increases the situational awareness of first responders to the incident, increasing safety and the ability to make better decisions in the clean-up planning efforts.
Short Term Planning
Pit & dump managment
Communication of daily/weekly mining plans
Haul route surface optimization
Storm damage assessment & control
Geophysical & watershed/catchment area modeling
Long Term Planning
Heritage & Environmental Management
Surface stability monitoring
Haul road, dump and pit design
Control for mining in void areas
Mapping of steep inaccessible inclines
Vegetation change tracking
Slurry pipeline stability & leakage detection
Surrounding community mapping
Drill & Blast
Up-to-date surfaces for optimized blast designs
Identification of misfires & wall damage
Pre & post blast data<
Inspection & Maintenance
Stock pile management
Grade control & exploration planning
Thermal & Video conveyor belt inpsection
Leach pad, dam wall & platform contruction quality control