Benefits of thermal aerial surveys

Thermal aerial surveys offer a unique way of gathering thermographic data for a wide range of uses. Our surveys can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of our clients.

In addition, through mounting the very latest thermographic technology in our own fleet of survey aircraft, we are able to carry out surveys ranging from small-scale building and asset surveys to rapid and cost-effective thermal mapping of entire towns and cities.

Our TIR sensor captures accurate thermal data as a continuous record of the area of interest. This permanent dataset can subsequently be revisited and analysed as necessary, whilst repeat surveys allow for change detection or to confirm that remedial works have been implemented.

  • Aerial view of buildings using a thermal camera
  • Aerial view of industrial buildings using a thermal camera
  • Aerial view of a wastewater treatment plant using a thermal camera
  • Thermal Building and Asset Surveys 4

Uses of thermal aerial surveys

Building heat loss and insulation efficiency

Our thermal surveys identify heat loss through a structure, identifying parts of buildings that could benefit from insulation, modification or repair.

Asset inspection

Thermal image of wastewater treatment works

TIR 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.

Wide area

APEM 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.

Air Operator Certificate and PART-SPO

Our Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and PART-SPO registration demonstrate our commitment to operating at the highest standards of health and safety. Together they provide our clients with complete flexibility in carrying expert technicians and task specialists on board our aircraft during surveys.

We operate under our own AOC, fully authorised and audited by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to the same rigorous standards required of major airlines.

We are also the first company to successfully register to operate under the new PART-SPO regulations. PART-SPO is a major update to the way that aerial surveys are regulated, signalling both a significant tightening of requirements and a new approach by the CAA.

It covers special operations from aerial photography to aerobatics, parachuting, cloud seeding and animal herding. APEM is registered for aerial photography, surveying and calibration.

If you have any queries, please contact Mark Wilkins, senior remote sensing scientist.
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