Drones for Wastewater Inspection: Flyability and WinCan Partner [VIDEO]

drones forr wastewaterFlyability and WinCan Partner on Wastewater Inspection Solution

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Indoor drone provider Flyability has formed a partnership with sewer inspection software provider WinCan in order to make sewer inspections safer, quicker, and more cost effective.

Wastewater inspection professionals are increasingly employing Flyability’s Elios 2 drone to collect visual data inside sewer pipes. This new partnership will now enable inspectors to import their gathered data directly to WinCan’s sewer inspection software, where they can then process it, analyze it, and create detailed, standards-compliant reports.

Using Flyability Drones for Wastewater Inspection

“This partnership with WinCan will bring to wastewater inspection professionals more than a data acquisition tool, but a full solution to inspect, analyze, store, and share their data in a standards-compliant way,” says Patrick Thévoz, Flyability co-founder and CEO. “The added value is huge in terms of cost and time savings, as well as in terms of safety, since inspectors can collect visual data remotely instead of in person.”

drones for wastewaterWinCan’s software can be utilized in any wastewater pipe inspection, whether on domestic, commercial, or private properties. As the first company to ever make software for wastewater pipe inspections, WinCan released its software’s first version in 1990. Today, the software is on version 12, and is employed throughout the world, supporting over 50 observation standards for wastewater inspections in more than 50 languages.

WinCan’s software enables inspectors collecting visual data via Flyability’s indoor drones to import POI (Points of Interest) photos and their stationing, receive automatic calculations of observation distances and posture length according to the drone’s trajectory, and upload their data to the cloud to collaborate with colleagues and customers.

drones for wastewater“Maintaining sewers starts with understanding sewer conditions, and Flyability’s indoor drones are a powerful tool for collecting data inside sewer systems,” says Roger Roesselet, WinCan IT Sales Manager. “This new integration between Flyability’s drones and our software empowers wastewater inspection professionals to fully harness the power of the data they collect.”

This comprehensive end-to-end solution will make wastewater inspections safer by removing the need for inspectors to enter confined spaces; more affordable by gathering visual data at twice the rate as manual methods; and more effective by granting in-depth analytics, cloud-based collaboration, and standards-compliant reporting.

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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.