Aerial Pipeline Inspection
Heli Air’s helicopter aerial surveillance team is there to ensure your assets are protected all year round. Heli Air’s crews are trained and equipped to help maintain the integrity of our customers’ assets in the most cost effective and efficient way. Our pipeline inspection helicopter crews link up directly with your operations team, delivering up to date vital surveillance reports directly you.
Heli Air has a proven record, scoring over 99% in all contract Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) .As part of this service, or customers benefit from the following services:
Heli Air’s pipeline aerial surveillance teams fly the length and breadth of our customers’ networks by helicopter, every fortnight, without fail. Reports of anything which could pose a long or short term danger to the pipeline are delivered directly to the pipeline operator, almost immediately after they have been spotted by our trained pipeline observers.
Instant Threat Reporting
Our pipeline crews are trained to spot all types of potential pipeline infringements, and report them to our customers as soon as possible. All sightings reported by our aerial surveillance teams are entered and stored in Heli Air’s electronic reporting system. These sightings, along with details of their activity, exact location (using digital OS mapping software), and categorization are delivered directly to our customers’ desktop users of our reporting system. Our customers are then able to prioritize their workload to ensure that they can arrange site visits and work orders efficiently and effectively.
Heli Air’s crews are also able to submit photographs of each sighting, in order to help ground operations staff to assess the severity of the risk to the pipeline, and also aid tracking down the sighting in person during a site visit. These photographs are submitted real – time along with the observer sighting report.
Instant Threat Intervention
One of the key benefits to using helicopter aerial surveillance, is the ability to land immediately when the observer has identified a key immediate risk to the integrity of the pipeline. When our observers believe there to be an immediate risk to the integrity of our customer’s pipeline, and a ground support engineer is a 3 hour drive away, our helicopter crews have the ability to land immediately next to the pipeline and halt the activity which is endangering the pipeline. Our teams will not leave the site until they are comfortable that the situation is safe, under control, and that our customer is happy for their patrol to continue. All details are reported immediately to the control team or land agent, so they can be sure that their asset is protected from any immediate risk.