Golden Pipeline - 3D Scan Inspection

Pipeline Inspection

Mission Summary

  • Goal:  Determine of drone imagery is effective for pipeline inspection purposes
  • Tech: DJI Phantom 3 4K, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Early Afternoon and sunny
  • Outcome: Drone imagery enables quick and accurate analysis and it also shows the larger field-scale trends that can go unseen at ground level 

It was a gorgeous winter day so we packed the family up (along with a thermos and tea) and headed east to the fringes of the wheat belt with the aim of finding an un-shaded length of the iconic Golden Pipeline to scan. I have previously had two failed attempts of scanning the pipeline, both of these done closer to the city and in areas with far more tree cover.

This has been another 'drone adventure' in aerial surveying, inspection and mapping by The Aero Scout.

Location: Northam WA 6401, Australia