Evaluation of the drones on offer
The Centre keeps an eye on the various available models and on the range of sensors that can be used with them. It can thus evaluate what is available on the market and how these options might help the Group’s various businesses meet their challenges. There is a wide range of drones equipped to deal with the different conditions and challenges at power production facilities. Land drones, for instance, can be used for inspections in confined spaces, such as pipelines and, more generally, in hard-to-reach areas. In the air, drones will be useful in carrying out environmental monitoring of sites or precise mapping, thanks to which the smallest cracks will be detectable. Underwater, drones will also be useful in mapping, but also in carrying out low-risk inspections of galleries without needing to empty them, for instance.