Drones Conquer VT-3 Qualifications

There’s only one way to prove a drone camera can meet the visual acuity to obtain VT-3 qualified inspections on reactor containment structures… get out in the field and demonstrate it!

Clearsight recently performed a demonstration to a team of personnel at an Exelon nuclear site, which included our Generation team, Non-Destructive Engineering (NDE) personnel, and an Authorized Nuclear In-Service Inspector (ANII).

VT-3 Qualification Demonstration

Our pilots demonstrated that our drones, when coupled with a mix of carefully selected camera packages, are able to observe and qualify these airborne assets to perform VT-3 level quality inspections at distances ranging from 20’ to 36’ away from the concrete containment structure.

These containment inspections are required under ASME Section XI for IWE concrete containment in-service inspections.

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Case Study: Industry-Leading Drone ASME Section XI Inspection

Exelon Clearsight was contracted to perform a drone-based inspection of a nuclear site’s containment building, per the ASME Section XI IWL standard.

Proving that our drones are capable of qualifying cameras for these inspections means that we can not only perform nuclear VT-3 inspections, which are more stringent, but that we can also meet concrete cooling tower, dam, hydro spillway, and stack inspection requirements.

Drones for Site Inspections

Flyability’s Elios drones are capable of internal and external inspections of buildings, tunnels, and any other facilities you operate. High-resolution and even infra-red cameras can be attached to the drones to gather all the information you need about the state of your site.

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