Asset management and its most revolutionary new development?
The use of drones is transforming the world and in the world of asset management, drones are revolutionising the industry. The possibilities presented by drone technology are endless and amazing. Here we look at just a few of the benefits of drones. Quick access, low costs, and the ability to automatically document asset conditions are the main benefits relevant to asset management.
Using drones during inspections is one of the greatest benefits for asset management. Inspecting areas or equipment can be time consuming, costly, and most significantly, dangerous. However, these days drone technology enables much more than just taking photographic images. Newer drones can even carry X-ray and infrared camera’s to detect structural issues or dangerous leaks.
Update your client
There is no doubt that beautiful photos and videos can be taken using drones. But imagine these drones now connected to the cloud, sending out a steady livestream. Clients can use their accounts to tap into the livestream and voilà! – the client get updates whenever and wherever they want. Users can show the live data during a meeting and present the audience with progress in real-time.
Effective extension of the life cycle of your equipment or buildings is enabled through performance monitoring. This in turn allows immediate preventive maintenance. Drones can be timed and their usage planned in advance. This enables tracking of maintenance within a rigorous schedule. And using cloud storage, all data can be recorded and tracked automatically, which saves time and effort. The more sophisticated drone technology becomes, the more sophisticated your information will be.
Not only are drones getting smaller and lighter, so is the scan equipment needed to receive data. For example, the RFID scanner is quite heavy and therefore requires a large drone. Recently, researchers from MIT developed a device that can resend the signal. This way, the scanner can remain on the ground. This means that drones can be smaller and lighter and can therefore access previously inaccessible targets, making equipment or inventory tracking much more accurate.
Intelligent asset management solutions
The more important the use of drones becomes, the more the need for a intelligent asset management solution grows. It is important to have a system that is able to pair the collected data with historical data. As a result, the analysis process becomes more precise and advanced. Havencab Integrated Services and National FM use high-end software to provide clients with real-time tracking and reporting.
CASA Rules for drone operation
Drones are relatively new, and there are evolving regulatory requirements from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), so it’s not surprising that managers in Australian facilities have been moving slowly towards investigating and adopting possible applications. Click here to view an infographic showing a summary of basic safety guidelines for operating drones. For further detailed information contact CASA (Cicil Aviation Safety Authority) on 131 757 or at www.casa.gov.au/rpa (remotely piloted aircraft).