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Drone Inspection

Optimising inspections with drones

Drone inspections are a form of remote visual inspection (RVI), a non-destructive testing (NDT) technique for visual observation of a component or region from a remote location. This is especially suitable when there is limited access or when it is unsafe to access.

What we offer

Drone inspections are being performed in most industries that requires visual inspections as part of maintenance procedures. By using a drone to collect visual data on the condition of an asset, it helps inspectors avoid having to place themselves in dangerous situations. Hence, reducing risk and significantly reducing cost.

To utilise drone inspection technology, strict rules and regulations must be complied with. Axess Group is a certified RPAS operator by the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway. Our pilots are certified according to Norwegian law and Civil Aviation Authority guidelines.

We provide the following services:

  • High-resolution video inspections
    This enables time and cost-efficient inspection of areas that are not easily accessible such as piping and structures, removing the need of costly techniques such as rope access and scaffolding. High quality pictures that are captured can be utilised for thorough condition assessments.
  • Thermal imaging
    Utilising aerial mounted thermographic imaging technology, inspections can be performed in a very effective and timely manner. Potential troublesome hot spots that can cause unexpected downtime and maintenance can be detected quickly.
  • Photogrammetry
    This method produces the most accurate data available for 3D modelling and dimensional mapping for volumetric calculations. This greatly increases understanding of an asset’s condition to support decision making.


Other RVI solutions

Aside from drones, we also offer push or crawler cameras to conduct RVI in confined spaces. This enables timely assessments and real-time evaluations.

  • Visual inspection
    Efficient high-resolution internal inspection of piping and vessels with push or crawler cameras. Range of up to 200m. For specific needs, this can be extended.
  • Evaluation
    Internal weld or degradation evaluation performed by EN-ISO 9712 or NS415 certified personnel
  • Documentation
    3D-modelling of inspected piping

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Contact Information

Axess AS
Oscar Hanssens vei 5
6415 MOLDE
+47 982 43 600
Axess North Sea Ltd.
Units 6 & 19 Robert Leonard Centre
Howe Moss Drive, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce AB21 0GG, UK
(duty): +44(0) 7912212854
St. John's
Axess Baffin Inc.
702 Water Street, Suite 201
St. John's, Newfoundland
+1 709 758 7937
Axess AS
Kokstadflaten 35
5257 Bergen
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess North America Inc
825 Town & Country Lane Suite 1200
Houston Tx. 77024
+1 (281) 994-0367
Ciudad del Carmen
Axess Operations De Mexico S de RL de CV
Calle Bosque de Ciruelos 180 PP 101
Colonia Bosque De Las Lomas CP 11700 Cuidad De Mexico
+52 938-152-7688
Axess Guyana Inc.
2 Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, Guyana
Axess AS
Travbaneveien 3,
4031 Stavanger, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Rio de Janeiro
Axess do Brasil Ltda
Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro
171 - Botafogo
CEP 22280-030 Rio de Janeiro
+55 (21) 4108-0532
Axess AS
Nedre Bakklandet 58C
7014 Trondheim
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess AS
Grønøraveien 1
7300 Orkanger
(duty): +47 41 78 06 30
Axess AS
Fridtjof Nansens plass 4
0160 Oslo, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess Offshore Korea LLC
22nd Floor KNN Tower, Centum-ro 30
2203-ho, Haeundae-gu
Busan, South Korea
+82 10 2696 2016
Axess Middle East DMCC
807 X2 Tower, X Cluster
Jumeriah Lake Towers Dubai, UAE
+971 4565 7913
Axess AIM India Pvt Ltd
B2-306, 3rd Floor
Kanakia Boomerang,
Chandivali Firm Road
Andheri East, Mumbai- 400072, India
Axess Offshore Pte Ltd
Nordic European Centre #05-31 South Wing
3 International Business Park
Singapore 609927
+65 6908 4174
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
304 Newcastle St
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
Cape Town
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Office 106, 1st Floor, Block 2
Northgate Park, Brooklyn
Cape Town, South Africa
+27 82 202 5266
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Edificio Joia Rara, 3º Andar 3.5/3.6,
Av. Revolução de Outubro No 8, Cassenda, Maianga
Luanda, Angola
+27 (0) 87 148 4700
Axess Petrorig Ghana Limited
3rd floor, The Pelican
8 Blohum Street, Dzorwulu, Accra, Ghana
+233 (0) 30 397 0548
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
140 St Georges Terrace L28,
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
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