Plan for drones to inspect pipelines on Jurong Island

Fully automated drones can detect problems quicker and safer compared with manual checks

A demonstration showing a drone inspecting chemical and utilities pipelines for leaks on Jurong Island. The drones will be equipped with multiple video cameras and sensors.
A demonstration showing a drone inspecting chemical and utilities pipelines for leaks on Jurong Island. The drones will be equipped with multiple video cameras and sensors.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Work is under way to build drones to inspect pipelines on Jurong Island, making the task more efficient and safer for staff.

The aim is to create fully automated drones, equipped with multiple video cameras and sensors, that can traverse the island in search of gas plumes, leaks and other signs of damage to the pipelines.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2018, with the headline 'Plan for drones to inspect pipelines on Jurong Island'. Subscribe