INDUSTRIAL SERVICES

The Darkwing team has developed drone-based solutions for the manual, time-consuming processes that still exist within the industrial sector.

15
years in the industry
150
jobs per year
10
licensed drones
952
licensed flying hours

Industries we service

Drones have taken industrial inspections to new heights. Darkwing Aerials conducts visual, thermal, Lidar 3D & NDT inspections, surveys of structures at height, live plant structures and hard-to-reach areas at onshore and offshore oil and gas installations. We make use of industry-leading aerial technology, cameras and inspection gear.

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We provide aerial services on live transmission lines and structures in the form of close-up visual, thermal & Lidar 2D/3D mapping and Corona detection using UV cameras. We make use of industry-leading drones (Multirotor and Fixed Wing), cameras and inspection gear.

aerial inspection on live transmission lines and structures

We perform aerial surveys on wind turbines and solar parks providing quick, accurate and in-depth inspections of assets in the form of close-up visual and thermal inspections. Darkwing and their affiliate companies have more that 10 years experience in wind turbine inspections.

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The Darkwing team developed an Ultrasonic Thickness testing device to be secured onto a drone in order to conduct thickness testing on ship hulls, storage tanks and various other steel structures such as piping.

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Darkwing can eliminate at-height inspections on telecommunication towers and structures by making use of Z30 zoom cameras during asset integrity inspections. With the added benefit of the Terrestrial and Aerial Lidar capability, we can provide a comprehensive survey of assets, saving time and costs and eliminating at-height inspection risks.

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Visual inspection on telecommunication tower with a drone

The mining industry is vast and individual mines can cover large areas. It can be difficult to get a proper overview of operations on such a large scale. Drones, both fixed wing and multirotor, can use their aerial capabilities to provide valuable information. Using our advanced drones and sensors, Darkwing can produce:
• Geo-Referenced Orthomosaics
• DEM (Digital Elevation Models) • LiDAR Dense Point Clouds
• 3D Photogrammetry Models
• DTM’s (Digital Terrain Models)
• Quantities for stockpiles and open pit mines• Aerial HD Imagery

A drone performs industrial inspections on live plant structures and hard-to-reach areas at onshore and offshore oil and gas installations

Engineering requires precision to be successful and drones can provide that edge. Using our advanced drones and sensors, Darkwing can produce:
• Geo-Referenced Orthomosaics
• DEM (Digital Elevation Models) • LiDAR Dense Point Clouds
• 3D Photogrammetry Models
• DTM’s (Digital Terrain Models)
• CAD drawings for planning and development

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CONTACT US
RITC (Pty) Ltd logo

Francois Le Roux
RITC Tank Inspection

RICT (Pty) Ltd
"On behalf of RITC tank Inspection, we would like to thank you and your team for the efficient and professional service we experienced utilizing Darkwing Aerials drone services at Astron Refinery, in September 2021. Our client was beyond satisfied with the images captured. It allowed them to get a better idea of the affected areas, with the least amount of effort.It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to be working with Darkwing Aerials in the near future."

Introducing the Apellix Opus X4 UT System

We're excited to introduce the Apellix Opus X4 UT System to our suite of industrial gear. The autonomous drone performs safe, reliable, and cost-effective ultrasonic thickness measurements at height.

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Apellix Opus UT

Our services

Our innovation team stays ahead of industry expectations with the latest in drone and camera technology.

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Visual Inspection

  • HD Still Imagery
  • 4K Video
  • Thermal Imagery
  • Security / Surveillance
3D scan performed by a drone

Survey

  • 2D/3D Mapping
  • Lidar
  • UV-Corona Detection
A drone performing Non-Destructive Testing

Non-Destructive Testing

  • Aerial NDT
  • Conventional NDT
  • Paint Inspection
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Dean Engela

+27 83 678 2326

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