February 2018 | National Drones

Gippsland Water

National Drones has been working with Gippsland Water to explore ways in which maintenance inspection times can be reduced and greater insights can be gained into major asset condition via remote aerial image survey, thermal imaging and Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) analysis.

“The ROS trial allowed us to identify ROS channel issues that required attention. Early detection resulted in significant maintenance cost savings. Gippsland Water is reviewing this, and other aerial survey applications that can integrate with our asset register to improve data quality and realise time/cost savings.”

Nazrul Islam

Manager Asset Management

Gippsland Water

Western Water

National Drones are helping Western Water to deliver efficiencies and improve the quality of their spatial asset register by locating and identifying ground assets such as hydrants, sewer pits and stormwater drains using aerial imaging, 3D mapping and geo-location.

“We are investigating new technology to ensure tasks reduce the OHS risk to our staff, minimise impact to our customers and deliver efficiencies within our business. We are working with National Drones to investigate any opportunities to deliver this.”

Dean Barnett

Manager Field Services & Network

Western Water

NSW Department of Education Case Study

National Drones worked with the NSW Department of Education to inspect and survey 150 individual schools within 30 days, producing 1,200 individual building reports — all using drones. The brief was to identify construction and maintenance faults while reducing risks associated with working at heights and in hazardous locations. What were some of the challenges? What was the solution and what were the benefits to the client?

“National Drones provided aerial inspection services to determine the maintenance condition of school roofs across NSW for maintenance planning. National Drones were exceptional in planning and programming of the inspections in a collaborative manner given the schools were in operation. The service was provided in an efficient and professional manner.”

NSW Department of Education

Schools Infrastructure NSW