Cyberhawk Drones Make English Railways Safer

A Scotland-based drone surveying agency is making British rail service safer from above.

Cyberhawk Innovations lately concluded a drone aerial inspection and survey over the Rugby rail station in Warwickshire, England – the primary inner and exterior structural inspection for the British rail community.

The firm deployed sensor-arrayed drones to seize photographs of the station’s supporting superstructure and roof to find attainable injury or put on. In the previous, the rail community trusted floor cameras wielded by employees on high-altitude scaffolding, creating precarious security dangers.

“Cyberhawk’s UAVs allowed for a quick and safe audit of the stations roof, mitigated the need for personnel to work at height and importantly, permitted railway lines to stay open to the public throughout operations,” a Cyberhawk press launch acknowledged.

“We were awarded a framework agreement with Network Rail in 2014, which was one of the many reasons we were chosen to undertake project, along with our Congested Areas Operating Safety Case (CAOSC) permission to fly UAVs in urban areas and in close proximity to structures, vehicles and people,” Cyberhawk industrial director Philip Buchan.

“Over the past two years we have grown our portfolio in the rail sector, due to the vast benefits on offer through the use of our UAV technology. We have carried out multiple inspection and survey projects across the UK, and this project is testament to our ability to deliver more complex and challenging infrastructure inspection projects.”

In January, the corporate obtained a nomination for the UK’s Offshore Achievement Awards, within the Safety Innovations class with outcomes to be introduced in March. Cyberhawk developed drone know-how for inspection and survey to enhance offshore security within the oil and gasoline sector.

“Cyberhawk conducted the very first [drone] industrial inspection in 2010 and since then, has built up an unrivalled track record in oil and gas,” Buchan stated. “Following the launch of a new wind turbine inspection service last year, we hope to see this success replicated within the renewables sector.”

To date, the corporate has accomplished greater than 200 dwell flare inspections for firms comparable to Shell, BP, Chevron, Total and Exxon.

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