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UAV drones aerial thermal infrared Melbourne and Victoria
WE OFFER TAILORED THERMAL IMAGERY, DATA CAPTURE AND ANALYSIS SERVICES, HELPING YOU TO ADVANCE YOUR BUSINESS. HERE’S A SAMPLE OF SOME OF THOSE SERVICES.
Industrial Inspection
From solar panels, to heritage sites. From energy-loss to water leaks. We help you gather salient data from dirty, dark and dangerous locations. We provide a safe, risk-free alternative to scaffolding, leading-edge or rope access.
Emergency Services
Uaviation maintains a Rapid Response ground control station equipped with fixed-wing and multirotors, streaming visible and thermal imaging. It is capable of operating independently in the field for up to 21 hours.
Fault Detection
Whether you’re looking for an underground water leak or an overheating transformer, our systems have been designed to pinpoint problems on live equipment before they become severe. No more down time!
Environmental
We boast a variety of radiometric, thermal and near infrared aerial surveying services. Perfect for tracking animals and environmental analysis.
Inspection Services

Successful thermography depends on the operator’s understanding of the principles of heat transfer and their application in the field in which they are working. That’s where Uaviation can help.  Now, with the ability to study images from the air, thermal infra-red imaging is becoming a powerful tool in asset inspection.

Roof Heatloss

Heat-loss and roof insulation

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Electric fault identification

I n all plants there are diverse collections of equipment that can be inspected using infrared thermography. For most mechanical equipment the techniques used to inspect the equipment are straightforward, but specific knowledge and experience with some equipment is often required.
No one knows the equipment better than the plant personnel so in Melbourne, Uaviation’s aerial thermal service includes Ground Control so those engineers can “call the shots” as the drone is at work.
Monitor Bearing wear and highlight mis-alignment
Target steam system leaks
Spot Corrosion before it is visible
Monitoring heat exchangers and overheating motors
Locating electrical insulation and capacitor breakdowns
Problems that can be spotted with thermal imaging include:
Bad cooling – due to reduced airflow
Unbalance, overload or over-voltage
Bad alignment
Insulation problems with motor windings
Bearing problems – lubrication, wear, etc.
Friction due to wear, misalignment or inadequate lubrication

Thermal-Solar Panel

Photo voltaic cell performance

Roof leak

Cold-bridging, insulation continuity, roof moisture ingress

Environmental

T hermography is used to monitor environmental issues as it is a highly flexible and effective diagnostic technique. Some of the uses of aerial thermal imagery in Victoria include:
Landfill gas generation and leaks
Sub-surface combustion
Water course pollution
Animal census
Wind turbine inspections
Solar panel / photo voltaic panel inspection
Pipeline inspection / underground leak detection

Aerial thermal / infrared signature of a koala in a tree (Victoria).

Note: a koala’s core temperature is significantly lower than other mammals.

Emergency Services
INCLUDING THERMAL IMAGING IN YOUR INSPECTION METHODS ADDS A FURTHER DIMENSION TO YOUR DATA BY REVEALING DETAILS THAT ARE OTHERWISE INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE.   Thermal imaging – also called infra-red imaging CONVERTS DIFFERENCES IN TEMPERATURE INTO A VISIBLE IMAGE.
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Search and Rescue

U aviation can deploy quickly and remain on-site for up to 21 hours. Our ground control stations are energy independent, provide a base station for communications and a common area for aircraft operations.
Night operations
See through smoke, fog and haze
Find lost / disorientated people (in water and dense bush)
Back-burn and firefront monitoring
Locate the source of fire in metal yards and similar environments

Fire / Back-burn monitoring

R emotely piloted aircraft are uniquely suited to continuous fire-front and back burn monitoring. Capable of remaining airborne for long periods and providing continuous video coverage of hot-spots or fire fighting efforts, unmanned aircraft offer a low-risk alternative to manned flights and monitoring.

Call 9618 2000 to talk about your thermal imaging needs