TC Energy to Leverage SkyX Aerial Data for Superior Pipeline Integrity Management

North American Leader in the Energy Infrastructure Sector to Use SkyX’s Autonomous Aerial Monitoring Systems for Pipeline and ROW Monitoring

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, April 2020 – SkyX, an aerial data provider, is announcing a new partnership with TC Energy – a North American leader in the energy infrastructure sector – to monitor the general health of a pipeline asset and right-of-way (ROW) in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

“Now more than ever, companies are needing to empower a remote workforce to make intelligent, data-driven decisions. Autonomous aerial systems allow organizations to meet those goals by delivering the crucial visual data needed to manage asset integrity and maintain operational excellence remotely,” says Didi Horn, SkyX Founder & CEO. “TC Energy saw us as a state-of-the-art solution, based on our proven track record and the standout capability of our platform. In a time when many companies are scaling back, they chose to push ahead and remain innovative.”

Aerial data sourced and analyzed by SkyX allows for holistic visualization of the asset and integrates seamlessly with SCADA networks and other pipeline monitoring systems. With the SkyVision platform, that processes and analyzes the images acquired by the RPAS, TC Energy receives key data outputs from each inspection, including high-detail, spatially-accurate orthomosaics of the ROW, along with time-stamped & geo-referenced images of all anomalies detected. Given that this pipeline runs through the highly-populated GTA, SkyX is monitoring primarily for third-party activity on or near the ROW such as:

  • Debris discarded by nearby residents
  • Construction activity within close proximity to the line
  • Excavation activities that could potentially damage the pipeline

Through routine monitoring and consistent data analytics, SkyX also provides access to valuable insights derived from predictive models to aid preventative maintenance efforts. TC Energy is working to realize the value of digitization in the energy sector, SkyX is ready to help them attain that goal.

About SkyX:
SkyX is revolutionizing the way aerial data is accumulated, analyzed and actioned. By integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) with purpose-built aerial systems, SkyX sources and delivers actionable data to commercial and government agencies in applications ranging from inspection of midstream oil and gas, power and rail assets to border patrol and emergency search and rescue. Equipped with this intelligence, organizations can make intelligent and informed decisions with regards to the health of their aging infrastructure, mitigate risks associated with having remote assets and reduce tremendous amount of cost for maintenance and insurance.