DNV GL successfully concludes autonomous drone inspection test

The drone used LiDAR to navigate inside the 19.4 meter high oil tank as GPS-reception was not available in the enclosed space.

Classification society DNV GL has announced that a drone has successfully inspected an oil tank on board an FPSO, and that the live footage streamed by the drone was interpreted in real-time by an algorithm to detect cracks in the structure.

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