American Robotics Announces Partnership with Infrared Cameras Inc.
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by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
American Robotics’ autonomous Scout System drone, with the integration of ICI’s optical gas imaging (OGI) and thermal sensors, will possess the necessary technology to automate the inspection of oil and gas assets and the detection of methane leaks.
“American Robotics continues to see some of the oil and gas industry’s largest companies focus on integrating autonomous drones into their operations to conduct regular site inspections and ensure employee safety,” said American Robotics co-founder and CEO Reese Mozer. “Through our strategic technology partnership with ICI, we continue to expand our product offerings with key features tailor made for the oil and gas industry, enabling customers to automate inspections of critical assets such as tanks, pipes and pumps. Importantly, the solutions being developed in connection with our ICI partnership are designed to meet specific customer requests.”
By incorporating ICI’s OGI and thermal sensors, the Scout System will be able to autonomously gather essential data and detect anomalies such as methane leaks and equipment and electrical hotspots. This integration will also allow customers to cut down on operational costs, reduce the chance of reputational risk and protect employees and the environment. This combined integration is currently targeted for a 2023 release.
“We are excited to partner with American Robotics to bring innovative solutions to the oil and gas industry,” said Infrared Cameras Inc. Founder and CEO Gary Strahan. “We believe that our state-of-the-art software and multi-sensor payloads combined with American Robotics’ leading drone solution, will greatly benefit clients across the oil and gas industry.”
Through its adoption of ICI’s thermal and optical gas imaging sensors, American Robotics is further positioning itself as the market-leading drone-in-a-box solution for the oil and gas sector. The company’s new partnership with ICI is poised to cause significant revenue growth within the oil and gas industry, where the drone market is expected to reach $23.9 billion by 2027.
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