Aerial Thermal Mapping and Photography

Thermal Inspection of Critical Assets and Environments using Drones

Aerial thermal mapping using drones can deliver essential insights into the performance of critical assets such as commercial solar panel arrays, solar farms, industrial and commercial roof surfaces, vegetation areas, environmental areas and commercial crops.

Queensland Drones delivers specialised thermal imaging services using enterprise grade radiometric thermal sensors like the DJI XT2 and the FLIR Duo Pro R to provide both relative and actual temperature readings, even over very large areas. We also have the capability to deliver centimetre precision data so your team can go straight to the detected issue, every time.

Thermal Building Inspections

thermal radiometric building inspection
Thermal Radiometric Building Inspections can save on repairs and maintenance

Our radiometric thermal inspection drones can examine external surfaces of any commercial or industrial building to identify both hot and cold areas which can indicate heat loss, air ingress or water ingress into the building shell.

Early detection of facade and structural weaknesses can save large sums in building repair and maintenance on office blocks, high rise residential and commercial towers, office blocks, even structures like bridges and tunnels.

Find out more about thermal building inspections using UAVs

Thermal Solar Panel and Solar Farm Inspections

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Thermal radiometric solar panel performance inspections are safer, faster and more effective than any traditional methods, especially as they can detect performance faults down to cell level within a panel, to panel level within a sub-array, and to array level within a panel group – a far greater level of precision than any other inspection method.

Queensland Drones can supply raw thermal radiometric imagery for processing by your own team, or we can analyse the thermal data to deliver hotspot reports with GPS data for easy location of under-performing panels or sub-arrays. If required, we can also introduce you to more detailed and consolidated thermal array reporting from our analysis partners, Helimetrics and Raptor Maps.

Find out more about solar panel array and solar farm performance inspections using UAVs

Commercial Roof Inspections, Tower and Spire Inspections

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Traditional methods of inspecting high roofs and structures like towers and spires are inherently dangerous, a fact that has been recognised in recent changes to Workplace Health & Safety regulations which now require scaffolding and additional safety protections for personnel operating above specific heights.

UAV inspection of roofs and other high structures using thermal radiometric imaging requires no scaffolding and does not put personnel at any risk. Thermal roof inspections using drones is faster, safer and more cost-effective than any traditional method. Our radiometric thermal cameras can detect hotspots and provide reporting on actual surface temperatures including the precise location, so your maintenance teams know what to look for and where it’s located before they ever step onto a roof.

Find out more about UAV thermal roof and vertical asset inspections

Environmental and Agricultural Thermal Mapping Using Drones

Aerial thermal inspection using drones is also useful in the detection of crop anomalies and the detection and counting of pest animals in crops and environmentally sensitive areas.

thermal detection of pest animals using drones

Our aerial thermal radiometric sensors are especially good at detecting the thermal signatures of pest animals in sensitive environmental areas, especially at night. Depending on the height we fly, our sensors can detect anything from larger animals like horses, deer and ungulates, to mid-size animals like dogs, pigs and foxes, and even small animals like rodents, rabbits, etc.

detection of water stress using thermal drones

Aerial thermal drone inspections can also bring a whole new level of insight to crop health inspections. Our thermal sensors can easily detect issues including irrigation blockages, over-watering, nitrogen deficiencies, even the comparative health of plots within a trial planting, or even individual plants within a plot.

Find out more about agricultural and environmental inspections using thermal drones.

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