Ardenna and HUVRdata have partnered to provide fully automated defect detection, reporting, and analytics to the energy sector. This enhanced platform unites Ardenna’s AI-based automated defect detection software with HUVR’s Automation and Enterprise Industrial Asset Management Reporting and Analytic toolset to provide customers with a state-of-the-art industrial asset inspections. The partnership was initially announced in April 2018.
Industrial customers using HUVRdata’s platform enjoy valuable efficiencies and benefits afforded by the unique combination of features offered in the platform.
- Storage of inspection data from disparate sources in a structured and secure database
- Customer-defined inspection checklists and report formats
- Comprehensive diagnostic analytics
- Business system integrations
However, there are three main challenges enterprise asset owners face when integrating drones into their O&M work flows:
- Incorporating data from multiple disparate sources in a way that meets IT security, scaling, and access requirements
- Reducing data review time and minimizing human error
- Integrating the reporting and analytics within existing business systems.
The integration of Ardenna’s software enhances the platform by automating the defect detection process and automated defect labeling.
“Enterprise customers are integrating new methods of data capture, such as by drone, into the O&M workflow as a way to improve worker safety and supplement the types of information being collected on their assets,” said David Patterson, Ardenna’s Director of Business Development. “By integrating our automated defect detection capabilities into HUVR’s platform, O&M groups within Enterprise organizations are able to leverage these new data capture methodologies in a timely and cost-effective manner.”
The companies will feature a demonstration of this combined offering at the Energy Drone Coalition Summit, June 20 to 21, 2018 in Houston, Texas.