Other uses of thermal aerial surveys
Pipe leak surveys
We carry out thermal aerial surveys for the water industry that highlight potential leaks in underground water pipes. We do this by spotting areas along the pipeline that show up as a different temperature to surrounding land, indicating that leaking water may be causing a change in temperature.
Aerial surveys of thermal plumes can be used for a range of applications in both coastal and inland waters. These include detecting leaks from long sea outfalls, assessing the influence of groundwater upwelling on river flows, and monitoring thermal industrial effluent and oil spills.
Data from thermal surveys can be used to locate and map linear assets such as pipelines and overhead power lines. Surveys of specific assets such as water and wastewater treatment facilities and electrical substations can be performed quickly to identify where remedial work is required.