UAVs Flare Stack & Tip Inspections

UAV capabilities are an essential value-add to our core business as they provide a safe and efficient means of inspecting live equipment. They can also be utilised as a screening tool to build targeted inspection or maintenance campaigns negating the need for expensive outages and shutdowns.

The total cost of a recent UAV Project for Woodside Energy Limited was estimated by the client to be less than 1% of the cost associated with a full stop in production using traditional access/inspection methods.

UAVs are used successfully as a method of access for major clients across the Australasia region and provide an innovative solution to otherwise extremely complex or dangerous tasks.

Vertech recently successfully completed close visual inspection (CVI) and thermal inspection of the Flare stack at Pluto LNG Park, a Woodside Energy Limited facility with a fully-integrated two-man team consisting of a CASA trained pilot and a CASA qualified AICIP inspector. In a very efficient and safe manner, the team were able to utilise the AICIP in-service inspection skill set to target areas for remedial works and feed back to the client in post-inspection reporting.

This process included applying to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for the necessary approvals for flying over a restricted air zone in both day and night conditions followed by a five day execution phase inspecting the Pluto Flare Towers.

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Vertech announce first acquisition of local marine micro ROV specialist Geo Oceans

Vertech have today announced the acquisition of leading subsea technology company, Geo Oceans. The Perth-based industry leader in micro ROV technology joins the portfolio of companies of the award winning Scotland-based energy sector service group with immediate effect. Geo Oceans is an innovator of safe, cost-efficient and powerful ROV technology...

Monday 22nd February 2016

A big high five to our ever growing team on the Karratha Gas Plant!

Vertech look forward to providing innovative solutions, and delivering projects to the highest quality well into the future – and with such a good team, we are excited by the prospects! Cheers to Jon, Adrian and Reinhard for the pic.

Tuesday 24th November 2015