Benefits of thermal aerial surveys

Thermal aerial surveys are a unique way to capture thermographic data for a wide range of uses. We can assess heat loss and thermal inefficiencies in residential and industrial properties and identify parts of buildings that could benefit from insulation, modification or repair.

APEM Inc’s thermal surveys are also used to inspect the condition of utility assets, including water and wastewater treatment facilities, power lines, solar panels and buried pipelines.

Using the very latest thermal camera technology mounted on specialist survey aircraft, we carry out surveys ranging from small-scale building and asset surveys to rapid and cost-effective thermal mapping of entire towns and cities.

APEM Inc’s aerial surveys cover extensive areas in a single flight, meaning that thermal mapping of towns and cities can be rapidly completed. This allows us to identify thermal characteristics across the built environment.

Tailored to meet the specific requirements of each survey, our thermal sensor captures accurate thermal data as a continuous record of the area of interest. The permanent data can subsequently be revisited and analyzed as necessary. Repeat surveys mean that changes can be detected, or act as confirmation that confirm that remedial works have been implemented.


Other uses of thermal aerial surveys

Pipe leak surveys for the water industry

We carry out thermal aerial surveys, to highlight potential leakage in underground water pipes. Areas along the pipeline that show up as a different temperature to surrounding land may indicate that leaking water is causing a change in temperature, and further investigation is required.

Thermal plumes

Aerial surveys of thermal plumes can be used for a range of applications. In coastal waters, these include detecting leaks from long sea outfalls, and inland, assessing the influence of groundwater upwelling on river flows, and monitoring thermal industrial effluent and oil spills.

Asset inspection

Thermal image of wastewater treatment works
Thermal surveys can be used to locate and map large-scale linear assets such as pipelines and overhead power lines quickly and efficiently. Where specific assets such as water and wastewater treatment facilities and electrical substations need to be surveyed, our teams act can act rapidly to identify where remedial work is required.

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