Alberta Company the First to Use a Drone to Inspect Remote Pipeline

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June 13, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: June 13 on

A drone has successfully completed a pipeline, well site and power line inspection in Alberta, the first test of its kind beyond visual line of site.

Energy companies use drone technology to inspect sites, but flight range is limited to the line of site of the operator. This test proves it is feasible for drones to successfully gather information from far-off and hard-to-access inspection sites, areas oil companies need access to.