Gas and oil remain the significant sources of energy in different parts of the globe despite extensive criticism from various sectors. These two commodities usually lie deep under the ground, and their exploration can be challenging due to multiple factors. Fracking is one of the methods used for oil and gas exploration, but the technique can be dangerous.
Many drilling companies believe that the process of fracking can help recover trillions of cubic feet of shale gas underneath different parts of the UK. However, fracking is controversial due to earth tremor fears, and the process is also costly.
Instead, new technology like gas sniffing drones can play a significant role in the surveying of land for these precious commodities. This technology can help prevent things like dangerous gas explosions as well as unsafe working conditions. If you have an interest … Read the rest
Since 2016, the use of drones for commercial purposes has taken the United States by storm. Drones have particularly shown great potential for
growth within the utility industry. Indeed, more utility companies are starting to use utility inspection drones to monitor and maintain their infrastructure.
The potential benefits of using drones within the utility industry are also significant. So far, experts associate drone use within the utility industry with advantages such as;
- Cost savings
- Improved staff safety
- Enhanced predictive maintenance
- Increased situational awareness of utilities
- Improved efficiency and effectiveness in operations
Experts warn that to see these benefits, utility companies must perceive drones as opportunities rather than disruptors. Nonetheless, the legal framework of drones will also determine how utilities use them.
Given the relative infancy of utility drones, constant changes and developments are inevitable. This article will highlight some of … Read the rest