December 2016, Vol. 243, No. 12

Features

Drones Soaring as Oil & Gas Monitoring, Safety Tool

The days of conducting an aerial inspection on a pipeline right-of-way, either by helicopter or a fixed wing plane, are coming to an end as pipeline operators around the world are increasingly using drones to monitor, diagnose, maintenance and provide security for networks and installations. One of the main selling points of drones is they are considerably cheaper and, as sensor technology improves, their ability to detect potential faults and threats to infrastructure and personnel is becoming recognized. Drone Market The world market for civilian-operated commercial drones in 2015 was estimated at $500 million and could reach $3 billion by 2020, reports Business Insider. Energy compani

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