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World leading confined space expert announces new specialist drone inspection service

Posted on 13 June 2022

World leading confined space expert announces new specialist drone inspection service

A brand-new drone inspection service for the exploration of indoor, inaccessible and confined spaces has been launched today by MRS Training & Rescue.

The £60,000 investment sees the company expand its confined space offer, an area it has been market leader in over a century.

With an overall dimension just below 40 cm (15.7 in) the internal inspection drone fits into standard manholes and can enter any space where an inspection is needed, enabling preliminary visual inspections to be performed free from risks and beyond line of sight. Faults are discovered more quickly, without the need to wait for a planned maintenance shut-down period to discover them or the need to enter the Confined Space at all. Reducing risk, time, and cost.

The drone carries an optical camera, a thermal image camera, and a powerful lighting system, so can capture both visual and thermal data and video and still images. MRS’ specialist drone pilots can then take measurements on the images captured, providing detailed inspection reports and 3D models of assets.

This investment follows a record year for the business, which recorded an 27% increase in sales year-on-year. Paul Antcliffe, Operations Manager at MRS Training & Rescue said: “We have been at the forefront of innovation since our inception over 100 years ago. From our beginnings as the Mines Rescue Service, we have developed and diversified to meet the operational needs of industry to become the nation’s premier provider of specialist Confined Space training and Emergency Rescue cover and consultancy. This new service will support our existing confined space offer to help deliver the very best solutions for industry.”

About the internal inspection drone
• Internal inspection drone
o Collision-resilient
o Shockproof payload
o Confined space accessibility
o <40 cm (15.7 in) diameter so fits into standard manholes
• Very stable
o 7 stability sensors allow it to hover in place and easily navigate through
unstructured spaces
o Perform remote inspections beyond line of sight, through walls and past
• Full HD live streaming
• Accurate data capture capabilities
o Close up inspection
o 4k Camera and 12MP still and video recording for detailed images with
0.18 mm/px resolution to spot the smallest of cracks
o Thermal image capability
• Adjustable, dustproof lighting
o 10’000 lumens of light, adjustable to your needs
• Detailed inspection reports
o With 3D imagery
o Ability to add measurements to data
• Ideal for a range of environments including:
o Cable tunnels
o Water culverts
o Internal bridge inspections
o Underground storage tanks
o Power plants
o Underground mines

Reducing the need for people to enter difficult and high-risk areas.
For more information about MRS Training & Rescue’s inspection drone service please