• How AI & UAVs Team-up for Superior Pipeline Insights

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) inspections are gaining mindshare in pipeline integrity management applications, and why not? These autonomous aerial systems are ideal for surveying a pipeline corridor to source high-quality optics on your asset. However, when surveying assets over vast distances, a UAV is going to generate an equally vast amount of raw imagery. Without […]

    Posted: March 27, 2020
  • Leveraging sUAS Technology for Smarter Public Projects

    The government needs more data. That statement might fill some people with dread, but, when it comes to aerial data that helps people make critical decisions, it can mean saving lives and billions of dollars. From municipal to federal, the public sector deals with massive-scale projects that require geospatial data on vast portions of the […]

    Posted: March 20, 2020
  • How Aerial Data Can Improve Coastline Monitoring Operations

    Governments are in search of ways to better visualize what’s happening along their nation’s coastlines and maritime environments. Border security, search and rescue, port and shipping activity, environmental health – there are numerous coastal activities that governments need to be aware of. New technologies on the market today can get you the actionable data you […]

    Posted: March 12, 2020
  • Getting Better Data for Rail Inspection

    Throughout history, many people have made a big fuss about how hard it is to make the trains run on time. If you ask us, the people who maintain all the rails the trains run on deserve some of that awe and admiration. With the advent of new technologies for streamlining visual inspection – such […]

    Posted: February 28, 2020
  • Five Examples of How Data Dictates an Aerial Inspection Drone

    Drones are a fantastic tool for gathering visual data, but as the saying goes, you need to pick the right tool for the job. Drones come in all shapes and sizes, and can be outfitted with a variety of sensors for specific monitoring applications. There is no cookie-cutter approach to drone aerial inspection that will […]

    Posted: February 20, 2020
  • Boost the Safety and Efficiency of Pipeline Maintenance with Unmanned Technology

    When we think of autonomous, unmanned technologies – our minds can sometimes go to a pessimistic place. Unemployed workers standing out in the streets, while unflinching robots work without a moment’s lapse in the factory. The reality isn’t so horrifying. These technologies can be used to handle the arduous and dangerous tasks that burden your […]

    Posted: January 31, 2020
  • How to Visualize Your Pipeline SCADA Data

    Imagine you’re a haystack integrity manager. This isn’t a real job, but we’re working toward an allegory, so play along. Day-to-day, your responsibility is to ensure there are no needles in the dozens of haystacks under your company’s ownership. Some would say the task is near impossible, but thankfully, you have the technology to perform […]

    Posted: January 24, 2020
  • Uncovering New Insights in Your GIS With Aerial Data

    For nearly two decades, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been a core component of pipeline integrity management. GIS applications provide a highly-visual, map-based interface that operators use to analyze information from a multitude of sources in a single platform. Even with these open, powerful tools for data analysis, midstream operators are still struggling to get […]

    Posted: January 8, 2020
  • Facilitating BVLOS Operations in Canada: A UC2019 Retrospective

    Niall McCallum Bio: Living and breathing flight testing and deployment, I ensure that SkyX has robust aerial systems in place so customers can deploy their aerial monitoring solution with absolute confidence. Wherever SkyX is called, I navigate the logistics, regulations and overall government-compliance process to enable standards-based BVLOS operations for each of our international clients. […]

    Posted: November 13, 2019
  • Pipeline Integrity Management: Technologies for Asset Operators

    Being an asset operator in a midstream oil and gas company today isn’t easy. You need to manage the integrity and safety of aging pipeline infrastructure, often in remote locations, while mitigating risk and controlling costs. What’s more, if you’re like most organizations, you need to do it all while lacking high-quality data to make […]

    Posted: October 8, 2019