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Digital representation of confined and difficult to access areas

Digital representation of confined and difficult to access areas


Safe inspection of confined and difficult to access spaces presents significant challenges to industry. To allow personnel to enter these spaces significant resources are required, from confined space entry assessments and permits, to standby personnel acting as a rescue party. If any areas of interest are missed during the inspection, additional inspections may be required, incurring additional cost and putting more personnel at risk.

At Spectis we are driven by the need to reduce the risk to personnel from completing these difficult inspections. We offer innovative remote inspection systems that will remove the need for people to enter potentially hazardous locations, as well as capturing multiple datasets that can be combined to present a complete digital twin of the inspection item.

Interactive Aerial’s Zenith Inspection System is ideal for confined and difficult to access spaces. In its base form the system is a stabilised stills and video camera that can be lowered vertically and controlled manually or automatically.

Using manual control the inspector can operate the system as a pan, tilt, zoom camera, but without the unwanted twisting of a traditional drop camera inspection. In automated mode the Zenith system can be programmed to capture a full set of images for processing into an interactive panorama, representing 100% of the visible areas inspected.

Additional inspection payloads (such as LIDAR scanners) can be attached to the underside of Zenith to provide additional detail to the digital representation of the inspection item. The LIDAR point cloud shown below was captured by the Zenith in less than 5 minutes, and contains over 26 million data points!

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Published: 24-11-2021

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