How Advanced Drone Technology and Industry Know How are Keeping Pipelines Safe and Reliable

There are a lot of pipelines across North America and new lines continue to come on stream with regularity as demand for commodities increases. As a result, the integrity and safety of pipelines is a significant issue that has gained the attention of the public, media and politicians. In this episode, we will tack down the previous, current and evolving processes and technologies that keep this critical infrastructure safe and reliable. Pat chats with two industry experts about how drone technology is revolutionizing the pipeline integrity business.

Sean Carnahan and Jason Braverman of SkyX are on the leading edge of innovation in the infrastructure integrity business. In the podcast, we talk mostly about oil & gas pipelines and Sean explains much about the history and the business ofpipeline integrity with historical reference points on how things used to be done and the new impact or UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). Jason describes how the technology, including the emerging field of artificial intelligence, is making pipeline systems and other critical infrastructure safer and more reliable.

Integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with purpose-built aerial systems allows capture of actionable data that drives operational excellence for midstream oil and gas, power transmission lines, railway lines and other long-range assets. This allows organizations to make better decisions with regards to the health of their aging infrastructure and mitigate risks associated with having remote assets.

Sean Carnahan has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry with special expertise in the areas of pipeline integrity management and innovative solutions.

Jason Braverman has degrees in computer science, aviation science and aerospace engineering, Jason specializes in developing high-impact solutions in a wide range of industries.