Transportation Assets

Traditional inspection methods of hard-to-access areas are risky and complex. By using drone-based inspection services, you get an accurate view that allows you to identify defects and schedule maintenance ahead of time, before something fails, and costly repairs are necessary.

Halkin goes beyond the limitations of basic photo and video. We also provide 3D mapping, visual detailing, and infrared inspection.

Types of Inspection

3D mapping: We can survey both large and small areas while keeping costs under control. Our 3D mapping solution also shows detailed terrain, elevation, and geological features surrounding your assets. Whether you’re looking for a bird’s-eye view for a marketing application or you want to get a detailed and current image of an asset, Halkin will deliver a sophisticated 3D map of your facility or transportation infrastructure.

Visual: As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to inspecting critical transportation assets such as bridges, railroads, airports, tramways, and ski lifts, these pictures can detect problems before they become more serious.

The applications for visual unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services are virtually unlimited. From inspecting damage to an area after a natural disaster to getting a clear picture of a remote area, Halkin can complete your project affordably.

Infrared inspection: The human eye is limited in its ability to see the electromagnetic spectrum. We use a thermal imaging camera with our UAV equipment to detect what the human eye cannot. Though infrared was discovered as early as 1800 by the astronomer, Sir Frederick William Herschel, the technology has advanced dramatically, especially during the last few years.

Infrared inspection (IR) can help identify issues before they become widespread emergencies or failures. Our clients employ our IR inspection services to monitor current conditions and schedule predictive maintenance.

During this process, our cameras uncover areas of excessive heat or possible moisture that could cause damage, indicate trouble or accelerate material degradation. Being able to see these potential issues can save countless dollars as well as, potentially, lives.

Some examples of what our IR inspection equipment can detect include:

  • Critical and significant temperature variances of an area or component
  • Detect hot spots that could cause failure
  • Identify damage from corrosion, delaminations, voids, and inclusions

Advanced Data Analysis

In addition to our inspection and mapping services, we provide detailed 3D, scale-rendered reports. Because of our team’s knowledge of equipment, processes, and material properties that span various industries and applications, we are able to deliver reports that are clear, accurate, and actionable for all stakeholders in your organization.

We work with numerous industries, and our combined decades of experience in diverse fields, such as construction management and planning, aircraft operations, and non-destructive testing and inspection, set us apart in our ability to stay on the cutting edge of technology and deliver accurate and actionable information.

Types of Assets inspected

The sky is no longer the limit when it comes to where we can conduct an inspection. With drone technology, we can go virtually anywhere. Some of the transportation assets we inspect include:

  • Bridges
  • Railroads
  • Municipal Airports
  • Tramways and ski lifts

Types of Anomalies Detected

Being able to get widespread, comprehensive, and detailed aerial imagery is invaluable, and the technology only continues to evolve. We are able to detect the following anomalies:

  • Coating Deterioration
  • Missing Parts
  • Moisture
  • Leaks
  • Corrosion/Rust
  • Missing/broken welds
  • Cracked/degraded critical metal
  • Warping/Heat Stress

Ready to see a 3D map or get an IR inspection of your bridge, railroad, or facility? Contact Halkin for a quote today.