THE Applus+ SOLUTION
Applus+ is pushing the boundaries of remote-access inspection with the use of modern technology to substitute or complement existing jetty-inspection methodologies. UAV and robotic-pole camera inspections are fast and efficient and only require a small amount of highly specialist equipment and a small inspection team. The inspection method is scalable to meet the requirements of the scope and can be tailored to provide a quick general overview or a more comprehensive and detailed inspection.
Extremely high-quality cameras capture the entire length of a jetty in a very structured manner in a fraction of the time of other more conventional methods. The images captured are collated and organised into a simple database along with annotated asset drawings and map files to ensure ease of use. The high-resolution images captured allow for a close visual inspection of difficult-to-access areas, allowing inspection crews to target areas for further inspection or NDT testing.
The use of GigaPixel stitching technology to stitch together multiple images into one single image allows for simple review and reporting.
By drawing on a wide range of new technologies, Applus+ has developed a fast and efficient technique to capture large complex assets such as jetties. Only a small inspection crew is required, with 2 or 3 technicians in the field capturing data and one collating, editing and reporting back in the office. All equipment can be transported via normal commercial airlines and can deployed at short notice in emergency or time-critical situations with very minimal set-up or preparation time required once on site.