REGULAR INSPECTION OF A STEAM LEAK ON ELEVATED FLARE STACK
SectorOil Gas & Petrochemical
The perforation’s size had increased over the first few inspections with a riser split causing the steel pipe to hang from the side of the flare. Cyberhawk has been asked to closely monitor the damage and report back any further degradation of the brackets that hold the steam riser in place, with the intent to defer costly maintenance until a planned shutdown.
The area around the flare is a no go area, so use of scaffolding or rope access is not possible and would require shutdown. Thanks to a CVI (Close Visual Inspection) with a drone, Cyberhawk can provide a full inspection report to advise on the condition of the structure and assist in predicting the damage development.
An experienced team of two from Cyberhawk, including a flare inspection engineer and qualified inspection pilot, is mobilised each month to undertake the work.
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By providing quicker inspection times, reduced cost of inspection and avoidance of unplanned shutdowns, Cyberhawk’s UAV solution has once again proven its worth in the petrochemical sector.
Cyberhawk was approached by Network Rail to conduct an “inspection for assessment” on a number of brick viaducts in the UK.