Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of the Terra Drone Corporation based in Japan, has been conducting visual and thermal inspection of the onshore flare stack for an energy company, Chevron (PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia)in Indonesia.
The inspection is carried out in the Duri area, one of the largest production fields in the Rokan PSC, Sumatra, Indonesia. Using a multirotor drone equipped with high-resolution RGB and thermal cameras, Terra Drone inspects multiple flare stacks in a way that is more effective, faster and safer than conventional visual inspection methods.
Previously, Chevron had conducted a visual inspection of the flare stack which was still operating using binoculars. This method makes it impossible for oil and gas companies to examine assets at close range, to get a detailed picture of the condition of the flare stack. Meanwhile, Terra Drone's inspection drone is able to take photos of excellent quality and clarity to enable inspectors to accurately assess the condition of the Flare Stack. Furthermore, the radiometric thermal camera mounted on the drone can study performance and function and identify temperature anomalies on the flare stack. With these data sets, comprehensive direct contactless flare stack inspection reports can be generated as recommended and can be provided to the operator.
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