The proper maintenance and management of infrastructure is vital for the health of citizens in the case of public structures, as well as the integrity and quality of products and services provided to customers in the case of private companies.
It is undeniable that with the passage of time, municipalities have had to face the costly and cumbersome management of old infrastructures, which are even up to a century old.
Bridges, dams, buildings, pipelines, waterways, and many other works that have been serving the community for decades are now a major dilemma between continuing to invest in their management or replacing them, with the capital outlay that represents.
Most cities in the world have to deal with this aging infrastructure, often with inefficient management of public funds due to the very nature of public investment.
It is imperative to find more efficient and cost-effective ways to properly manage these aging infrastructures so that their respective governments can continue to benefit from the structures for many years to come. The same is true for recent infrastructure; a well-maintained infrastructure ages better.
Container tank inspection
Inspecting the water tanks is indispensable to preserve the tanks healthy for a long time and to keep the contents clean and pure. Without inspections, problems soon followed, especially sludge problems that compromised the purity of the entire tank contents.
The inspection of concrete tanks, an indispensable part of water system maintenance, can now be performed without the risk of contaminating the liquid by the use of divers or the need to drain the tank, thus saving an enormous amount of time, resources and accidents.
An efficient system for underwater infrastructure management
A system of constant management and effective maintenance with the support of ROV underwater drones allows governments and companies to detect early signs of degradation in structures, such as cracking, leaks, corrosion, and other signs of deterioration in all types of infrastructure.
This ROV-supported system means huge cost savings: No need to hire or subcontract divers for routine inspections, which also means more human safety. Routine management will be much cheaper, leaving the work of divers only for necessary repairs.
Increasingly, municipalities are benefiting from trenchless management systems for sewer, stormwater, gas and electrical lines.
The use of ROV drones not only helps governments with the inspection of old pipelines; recognizing leaks and blockages, it is also a great visual support for the installation of new infrastructure.
Trenchless and trenchless ROV technology facilitates non-invasive inspection methods, which means less damage to the structure itself, as well as less disruption to the community.
Regular inspection and maintenance of underwater submerged structures is crucial to ensure the safety, efficiency of their use, as well as a good aging of the structure.
In the past it was necessary to employ divers to perform demanding, dangerous and sometimes highly polluting missions, simply for routine maintenance.
With the visual support that ROV equipment can provide, any inspection can be carried out, regardless of the time, water temperature, wildlife or any inconvenience, a live video can always be obtained and saved for later operations.