Chief Remote Pilot & Building Services Engineer
With over 400 dams, weirs and water conveying assets along with 300 aging buildings in their asset portfolio, the use of UAV’s in asset monitoring and inspection is rapidly proving its worth at Hydro Tasmania. Not without pitfalls and unforeseen challenges, the introduction of UAV’s into the business has provided significant benefits to the bottom line and mitigated significant risks around routine maintenance and inspection.
- Exploring the drivers for pickup of UAV’s at Hydro Tasmania
- Investigating issues such as licensing, archiving footage and data, capabilities of the units
- Insights into photogrammetry for highly repeatable asset monitoring, and the use of thermal imagery, especially in dams and electrical distribution equipment