Energy

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BiV ENERGY

BIRDSiVIDEO provides new solutions to help the energy sector refine its processes. Oil and gas, solar, wind and other energy providers need continual upkeep and inspection to run as efficiently as the energy they produce. That's where we come in.
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BIRDSiVIDEO was one of the first businesses of our kind to receive FAA exemption for commercial use of UAVs in April 2015. Since then, we’ve worked tirelessly to provide an established network of vetted and trained operators throughout the US with specialties in infrastructure, energy, and telecommunications services.

Our deliverables include digital surface mapping, 3D models, survey, infrastructure inspection, thermal infrared scanning, construction monitoring, maintenance inspection, OGI (optical gas imaging), and more.

We offer a comprehensive end-to-end solution to our clients to improve your facilities, equipment and power systems while detecting potential regulatory and compliance issues before they become disastrous for you and your business.

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DATA ACQUISITION

The first step to any UAV operation is the initial flight. BIRDSiVIDEO utilizes the most up-to-date technology and flight processes to capture and analyze your data as safely and efficiently as possible. We follow strict guidelines and industry protocol  to minimize risk to personnel.

DATA ANALYSIS

It’s your data – we are just the messenger. We employee industry experts and work with partners in several areas to analyze and detect not just where the problem is now, but where a problem will hurt in the future. Our reports and analysis are presented in the format required by the client.

ACTIONABLE RESULTS

BiV solutions range from problem inspections to regular monitoring schedules under the program. Our team will determine the solution to your problem, prescribing actionable steps towards solving a number of problems or future issues with your facility.

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OUR SERVICES

We help our clients in the energy industry prevent costly downtimes, comply with regulations, and integrate efficient solutions all while significantly reducing risk to human life.

By utilizing survey grade reference points
(GCP’s) we can efficiently and accurately
map land or structures for analysis with an
accuracy of 1/8 inch. ROW Plats, Volumetric,
Tower/Structure, structure survey, and more are just the beginning of our surveying applications.

We use optical and infrared sensors for a number of types of
inspections.

Optical inspections are safe with our advanced zoom sensors that
eliminate the guess work from a safe distance.

Our thermal inspection can identify weak or loose connections in
utilities preventing unnecessary loss of production. Traditional
methods require operators in boom trucks presenting high risk to
human lives. Inspection data is analyzed by Optical Gas Image
thermographers and electrical engineers to eliminate “false
positives” so clients can concentrate on what matters.

We can deliver true orthomosaics, 2D and 3D
files in a number of formats so that you can
integrate our data into your current
workflow without any loss of productivity.
Whether you use GIS our AutoCAD systems,
our digital surface models will integrate right
into your software of choice.

Our Preventive Maintenance program, called BiV Prevent,
focuses on the regular inspection of your mission critical facilities and
equipment. Our inspections capture detailed installation photos from a safe
distance to determine how and where your facilities may be facing problems, all with zero risk to personnel.

Custom reports are generated and tailored for specific
clients’ needs. Alternatively our clients can benefit from a platform to
manage and maintain their facilities and assets. BiV offers a
solution to help our clients better plan and manage their
maintenance efforts. BiV Prevent program enables our
clients to Plan, Mitigate, Repair and Prevent any downtime or disasters.

BiV Energy offers clients the ultimate solution for indoor inspection in complex and confined spaces.

The equipment we use has tolerance to collisions, providing the level of reliability that is expected by professionals operating in environments where failure is not an option.

Some advantages include:

  • Access to hazardous environments
  • Significantly decreased risk to personnel
  • Decreased time and cost of inspection
  • Elimination of scaffolding costs
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Oil and Gas Inspection

GAS LEAK DETECTION

Invisible gases such as hydrocarbons are stored and transported by Oil & Gas Companies. Detecting those leaks is extremely important to avoid exposure to personnel and regulatory-related fines.

ELEMINATING RISK

sUAS inspections eliminate the need for manual inspection which reduces risk by keeping inspectors in safe areas and minimizing the use of manned equipment.

OGI TECHNOLOGY

Our optical gas imaging (OGI) thermographers can help you detect leaks accurately, and safely – without shutting down systems. Our team identifies problems and eliminates “false positives” so clients can run as efficiently as possible.

EVOLVING THE PROCESS

Companies today are increasing personnel safety, improving data quality, getting critical data much quicker by protecting the bottom line incorporating commercial UAVs into their workflows.

OUR INDUSTRY PARTNER

We help our clients in the energy sector evolve their industry, but we couldn't do that without an intimate understanding of the industry itself. To that end, we decided to partner with a company that shares our passion for innovation.

With a combined 130 years in the O&G industry, Lythix has developed a robust team of power system experts to work in conjunction with our pilots for a single purpose - to provide the most comprehensive aerial system evaluations on the market.

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Electrical Infrastructure Inspection

IDENTIFY HOT-SPOTS

Our thermal inspection can identify weak or loose connections in utilities preventing unnecessary loss of production. Before UAS technology, methods required operators in boom trucks with significant risks to personnel.

THERMOGRAPHY FROM THE SKY

Inspection data is analyzed by thermographers and electrical engineers to eliminate “false positives” so clients can concentrate on what really require attention.

STRUCTURAL INSPECTIONS

We specialize in utility inspections including transmission & distribution lines, tower, substation, flare stack, insulated piping, and equipments such as fuses and reclosers.

SITE INSPECTION

Site inspection that highlight issues with drainage, erosion, and vegetation management.

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Solar Farms

ACCURACY

Aerial inspections provide
a collection of both thermal and optical imagery. The analysis of these
images can pinpoint string and module failure in addition to the detection
of extreme malfunctions that can identify if a single cell in a module is
affected.

SAFETY

The safety-first culture is
paramount for all companies in the energy industry. Reducing the time
spent in the field minimizes the chance of incidents.

EFFICIENCY

UAVs significantly reduce
time to inspect solar assets. In addition to that, our reports are prepared by
thermographers that accurately pinpoint the areas that need attention.
This means that a manager no longer has to sort through hundreds of
pages to make a decision.

PRODUCTIVITY

For larger solar farms 20 +MW the automation of inspections can improve plant productivity.

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Wind Farms

BLADE AND NACELLE INSPECTION

According to industry studies, blades fail at a rate of 1%/year. In addition to that, 1% to 3% of the blades require replacement with spikes in years 1 and 5.

OPTICAL SENSORS

The optical sensors utilized can capture the slightest defects in the blades and structures.

INFRARED

Infrared inspections provide details that can prevent potential failure points in the structure and electrical components inside the nacelle that otherwise would be impossible to detect.

REPORTS

An inspection report is generated containing only the anomalies and not the entire scope of the inspection that might be based on thousands of pictures.

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THE BiV ADVANTAGE

BIRDSiVIDEO delivers the technical expertise and professional experiences necessary to produce the content you need the moment you need it.

RISK DEDUCTION

Our drones can go where traditional inspectors can’t, saving you money and peace of mind.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Our pilots are professionally trained in advanced thermography and OGI. Our team includes pilots, OGI thermographers, engineers, and IT experts that are trained and experienced in all aspects related to services in the energy industry.

EXPERIENCE

Our team is full of pilots with hundreds of missions and hours of flight experience.

SOLVING YOUR PROBLEMS

Our inspection services were specifically designed for the Energy Industry to greatly improve the uptime of your mission critical facilities and equipment.

THERMOGRAPHY

Our Thermographers use specialty cameras and sensors to pinpoint problems in your facilities and equipment.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

BiV Prevent, our preventive maintenance program, allows our clients to be ahead of their maintenance inevitabilities to better Plan, Mitigate, Repair, and Prevent longterm problems.

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OUR ENERGY EXPERT

Lane Jameson is our BIRDSiVIDEO principal in the energy sector.
Lane Jameson
Lane Jameson
Energy Principal
Lane has 23 years of Oil & Gas construction experience in all crafts of construction, and has completed hundreds of projects as well as managed numerous multi-million dollar projects during this time. These projects included clients such as companies like Conoco Phillips, Copano, Kinder Morgan, Sem Group, OneOK, Pioneer Natural Resources and Northern Natural Gas all over the United States. Having an intimate knowledge of the O&G processes and operations, as well as established relationships, Lane will bring a new level of UAV services to his existing customers in the industry. These services include pipeline and facility leak detection and emissions testing, 3D mapping and infrastructure inspections, as well as working to help bring BirdsiVideo into the energy sector nationwide.
Lane has also become the 43rd person in the US to receive Flir ITC sUAS Level 1 Certified Thermographer as well as Flir ITC OGI (Optical Gas Imaging) Thermographer.
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Corporate Headquarters

420 West Main Street

Carmel, IN  46032

Phone:

(844) 393-6372

Hours:

Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm
Sat-Sun 9am - 6pm