Publication Month: Sep 2020 | Report Code: TIPRE00013620 | No. of Pages: 144 | Category: Aerospace and Defense | Status: Published
Inspection of confined areas is expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes involves danger to human lives; thus, the use of drones to inspect confined areas is gaining immense traction in diverse applications. Furthermore, these drones offer other benefits to users by adding extra features such as the installation of IR cameras, which provide advanced visual and data analytics capability,allowing the evaluation of actual asset status and maintenance needs. Drones are anticipated to become prominent in various inspection applications that meet the 4D criteria: Dirty, Dust, Distant, and Dull. With the rising cost pressure among industrial service companies and asset operators, inspection leveraging drones optimize time and save cost, enhance quality and performance. With these benefits, inspection drones for confined spaces help companies secure a competitive edge.
The COVID-19 pandemic has notably disrupted supply chain activities and plummetedthe demand for inspection drones across several industries. Factors such as restrictions in import and export of goods, and challenges in transportation owing to the nationwide lockdown across several countries, along with temporary discontinuation of production and manufacturing activities, have collectively declined the demand for inspection drones. However, the overall drone industry is witnessing growth opportunities during the past few yearsin applications such as surveillance, monitoring, delivery, and disinfection activities. Moreover, the Inspection Drone for Confined Space market is expected to gain momentum during the coming months as various governments are considering steps and reforms to revive the overall economic activities.
Building scaffolding to conduct manual inspection is an expensive process; also, manual inspections often fail tofind the exact problem that requires fixing. By using dronesfor inspection, companies can reduce the actual maintenance costs by up to 80–90%. Also, drones are equipped with sensors to perform tasks other than just visual inspections. For instance, an agricultural drone for an indoor farming application is equipped with multispectral sensors, allowing farmers record crop images in distinct spectral bands. Further, the installation ofa thermal camera in drones for HVAC inspections helps identify heat leak in a building.
Inspection isa key application ofdrones; however, the selection of drone differs from industry to industry, depending on the complexity of the task. Based on drone type, the inspection drone for confined space market is furtherbifurcatedinto quadrotor drone and multirotor drones. Quadrotor drones, commonly known as quadcopters, are capable of flying in any direction;also, they smoothly hover in any specific place. Although the control system between quadrotor and helicopters considerably varydue to the flying dynamics, quadrotor can perform vertical take-off and landings similar to helicopters. A quadrotor is equipped with four rotor arms and are available in various sizes; itcan also carry smaller payloads, e.g., a camera. They are widely used in inspection operations across energy installations fields such as oil refineries, construction sites, and mining.
Inspection tasks in confined spaces in diverse industries, such as oil & gas, construction, and marine, can be difficult,time-consuming, dangerous, and expensive. Further, confined spaces can be riskyfor humans. Also, limited accessibility and visibility may restrict the inspector’s ability to perform an effective and comprehensive inspection of confined spaces. Companies across the world are leveraging robots, including drones, to safely inspect various confined spaces in their facilities, including tanks, boilers, pipes, tunnels, and chimneys. Drones help reducing time and cost of equipment and labor, along with lowering risk factors to human workers.
|Market Size Value in||US$ 795.12 Million in 2019|
|Market Size Value by||US$ 1,936.32 Million by 2027|
|Growth rate||CAGR of 12.1% from 2020-2027|
|No. of Pages||144|
|No. of Tables||56|
|No. of Charts & Figures||75|
|Historical data available||Yes|
|Segments covered||Drone Type and Application|
|Regional scope||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America|
|Country scope||US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina|
|Report coverage||Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends|
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The players in the inspection drone for confined spacemarket focus on strategies such as market initiatives, acquisitions, and product launchesto maintain their positions in the market. A few developmentsby key players are listed below:
In 2020, MFE Enterprises, Inc. finalized an agreement to expand the US territory under which it would sell Flyability’s drones, the Elios and the Elios 2. The agreement providesan exclusive right to MFE Enterprises to sell Flyability’s collision-tolerant dronesfor inspectingand monitoringin the11US states.
In 2019, Digital Aerolus launched a new UAV Aertos 130IR for mining, infrastructure, and power plant inspections. The drone uses AI and patented autonomous technology to fly without needing GPS or external sensors.
The List of Companies - Inspection Drone for Confined Space Market