Drone for natural gas pipeline inspection

The safety of natural gas pipelines is related to the safety of natural gas use. Today, inspectors from Wuhan Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection and Research Institute conducted a safety drone inspection on the pipeline of a natural gas station. 

Ping'anpu Natural Gas Station's pipelines mainly transport liquefied natural gas and gasified natural gas, and the pipelines in the station exceed two kilometers. In this inspection, in addition to conducting inspections on the ground, an unmanned aerial vehicle also assisted in observations from the air.

Huang Pu, Inspector of Wuhan Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection Institute: The drone is equipped with an infrared probe, which can sense the temperature. Look at this pipeline. If the temperature here is abnormal and different from other places, then this place may be possible. There has been a leak, which has greatly improved our work efficiency. In the past, it was dangerous to climb up to such a high position, and it was a waste of time.

UAV observations in the sky, and ground inspectors are also conducting detailed investigations. According to the inspector, the most critical parts of pressure pipeline inspection are welds, elbows, tees, etc. The pipe fittings are connected with pipes, valves, etc. through welds, and radiographic inspection technology is used to detect welds.

FD1550 industrial drone for gas pipe inspection

Heavy Lift Drone FD1550 for Multi-functional with ranges of max payload to 12KGS Frame KIT

Heavy Lift Drone FD1550 is an excellent long endurance and heavy payload capacity empowers, FD1550 an outstanding industrial hexacopter drone. It features lightweight carbon fiber one-body fuselage. Its arm comes with a unique structure for convenience and security. The drone is rain- and dust-proof and excels in loading ability. With a maximum flight time of 81 minutes and a maximum payload of 12kg, FD1550 is a reliable high-performance hexacopter flight platform for various industrial applications such as security, fire control, and electric fields. As an open platform, FD1550 is compatible with orthographic camera, oblique camera, zoom camera , 3D laser radar, and other customized payloads within 12 kg.  FD1550 adopts carbon fiber unibody that features high endurability and strong protective properties and it is able to work under harsh environment like windy and rainy weather. with Plug-pull arm design allows for quick release, reduced package size and great portability. It is always ready whenever you want to start your mission.


Aircraft Type: Hexacopter
Wheelbase: 1550mm
Airframe Material: Carbon Fiber And Composite Materials
Package Size: 400*730*930mm (standard)/ 700*700*300mm+110*45*20MM(portable)
Weight (Without Batteries Or Payload): 6.8kg
Max. Take-Off Weight:21-23kg
Max. Payload: 10-12kg
Flight Time: 110 min. (no payload)
Max. Climb Speed: 4m/s
Cruise Speed: 10m/s
Max. Flying Speed: 15m/s
Battery Capacity: 22000mAh*12S LiHV 30000mAh*12S 18650 22000mAh*12S2P LiHV
Flight Time (Without Load): 62min(22000mAh*12S LiHV) 74min(30000mAh*12S 18650) 81min(22000mAh*12S2P LiHV)
Max. Control Radius: 10km
Max. Altitude AMSL: 4000m
Hovering Accuracy:Vertical ±1m, Horizontal±1.5m
Max. Wind Resistance: Level 6
Operation Temperature: -20~60℃
IP Rating:IP56

Suggest setup:

-6x T-MOTOR U8II KV85 Motor
-6x T-MOTOR Flame 60A ESC
-3 pair G29×9.5 Propeller
-4x 16000mAh 6S Lipo battery