First and foremost, the inspection team must understand the structure being inspected. A professional drone inspection company will…

Understand the tensile and compressive stresses and strain areas of a structure

Identify types of concrete and masonry cracks, scaling, flaking and crazing etc.

Understand fibreglass and composite material deterioration (stress cracks, oxidation, de-lamination etc.)

Know how to identify types of corrosion and where it may be of concern

Have the skills to inspect weld defects, cracks, porosity, weld profiles etc.

Be able to quickly identify structural safety issues and concerns

Know how to identify lightning strike damage and corona discharge etc.

Be able to suggest appropriate followup NDT inspection (MPI, PT, UT, etc.)

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