UAV/ROV Underwater Drone Inspections

UAV/ROV Underwater Drone Inspections

Industrial tank maintenance activities and procedures are constantly advancing to ensure engineers remain safe when conducting potentially hazardous services.

Many aquatic commercial storage applications, marine-related applications, and other manually inaccessible assets require specialized drone and robotic equipment for inspections.

AM Tanks have been providing American and Australian industries with Remotely Operated Vehicle inspections and UAV Drone Inspection services for decades, using world-class data-capturing technology.

Assessing aged and severely deteriorated tanks from a distance is the safest inspection method our industry can rely on at present times, shifting operations away from traditional dive team services wherever possible.

UAV Drone Inspections

Drone technology has penetrated mainstream industries across America, revolutionizing the way we now inspect dangerous or difficult-to-access storage tank systems.

AM Tanks offers state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial Vehicle tank inspection services that improve assessment efficiency and enhance safety in almost every aspect of inspecting today’s tank setups.

Whether underwater assets require condition assessments or a rooftop fire water system is at risk of collapse, AM Tanks will pilot a drone into the area for an inspection.

The most common situation where UAVs are utilized is where ladders, stairways, and platforms leading to tanks or tank roofs appear dangerous and pose a threat to our personnel.

AM Tanks’ UAVs are equipped with:

What UAVs Can Find

ROV & Underwater Inspections

Remotely Operated Vehicles are essentially robots used to inspect both empty and filled tanks without the need to drain water reserves, render tanks offline or enter assets physically.

AM Tanks also conducts underwater marine inspections assessing pipelines, infrastructure, and other submerged foundational structures for damage.

Guiding dive teams through underwater inspection projects can be dangerous and in most inspection circumstances, unnecessary. Manned inspections involve many risks that ROV technology eliminates or significantly reduces.

Our ROVs can be placed inside a storage tank fully submerged in potable or non-potable water and return inspection results much more efficiently than a dive team can.

Enhanced Accuracy & Problem-Area Focused

ROVs and UAVs allow our team to provide clients with a more targeted approach to tank inspections. This means we can spend our time and resources detecting a singular suspected issue or focusing on a particular tank area.

By targeting a specific region of a large tank system, AM Tanks can localize our inspection efforts and resolve issues faster.

Transporting and relocating teams of divers and their equipment used to be time-consuming, inefficient, costly, and unsafe. Thanks to ROV technology, we’re now able to inspect up to several tanks per site visit within a maximum of two days onsite.

A Minimalized Approach

AM Tanks operate using a two-man inspection system and a carry bag to transport the required equipment around the site and between assets. Most inspections tend to be on-foot operations with the use of vehicles only to reposition our pilot and engineer at various site locations when inspecting multiple tanks.

Risk-Free for People and Property

While dive teams promote plenty of room for error, UAVs and ROVs are relatively risk-free when it comes to keeping our team and onsite personnel safe during tank inspections.

Many tanks that are in a state of degradation contain unpredictabilities and dangers that remain undiscovered until a human or machine enters it. In some situations, harm can occur to engineers upon entry before we’ve realized the risks involved with a specific structure.

UAVs ensure our engineers’ livelihoods aren’t affected should a rare but catastrophic collapse or inspection event occur. We also want to minimize damage to assets by reducing contact with a tank’s surfaces, dropping objects onto the flooring, and preventing other common accidents caused by humans from occurring.

Confined Space & Working At Heights Approved

Our tank inspection personnel are all certified, licensed, and trained to operate in confined spaces and to work at heights considered dangerous by Australian and American industry bodies.


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Speak to one of our UAV inspectors today to discuss and arrange your next storage tank inspection!