Engineers with Drones is an Irish-owned and Irish-based drone inspection company. We are an independent provider of UAV inspection services. This ensures our findings are completely impartial.
Our engineers are multi-skilled professionals. We have the certifications required to safely carry out drone inspections, with the expertise to interpret our findings. Every decision made throughout the inspection process is based on our technical insight. Nothing about your inspection is left up to chance.
Engineers With Drones is the first company in Ireland to hold the new EASA Specific Category authorisation. Being authorised by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operations in both urban and rural environments.
Specific Category Authorisation Number: IRL.UAS.AUTH1002
All our Pilots are EASA certified in the Specific Category for drone operations, trained to the highest standards, and experienced in UAV flight.
Engineers With Drones is the first, company in Ireland authorised in the Specific Category for drone operation. This gives us more freedom when flying drones. The training required to achieve this also ensures our pilots operate at a much higher grade than standard. As a specific category drone company in Ireland we can fly in places such as restricted airspace, urban environment snd over sensitive infrastructure.
Restrictions to flight can often mean the end of an inspection. Authorisation in the Specific Category minimises that risk, and allows us to be more comprehensive when conducting drone operations.
Variations in heat can make faults apparent in an instant. We capture heat data invisible to the naked eye with a 640 × 512px radiometric thermal camera. Although often overlooked, this is an efficient way of answering almost any question you have.
Thermal cameras have applications in many situations. Anything with a temperature has information waiting to be uncovered.
All our pilots hold Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certification and are fully trained to the standards demanded by the wind industry sector.
Engineers With Drones are members of the Unmanned Aircraft Association of Ireland (UAAI). One of our co-founders, Bob, is a sitting committee member of the UAAI and regularly contributes to drone matters in Ireland.
You tell us what you want, and we get the work done. You don't need to be involved in any way. We have agreed on what you are looking for, and we use our experience and expertise to get that for you. This could be anything from a condition report of an asset to a full topographical survey of a piece of land. You never have to leave the office. We take care of it all.
The other extreme is where we turn up, and you direct us entirely on the ground. You ask us to move the camera slightly to the left, we can do that. You tell us to get a video of the second pipe to the right, we can do that too. We are here to facilitate you and your technical experts. We have field monitors set up just so clients can see on a large screen exactly what the drone operator sees. Essentially, We become an extension of your expert eye.
For us, the most important thing is that you can trust the data and the method of data collection. If this means you want to be in the loop, then we more than welcome it.
All of our operations are insured in the EU and Globally.
We are based in Ireland. This allows us to serve you with minimal travel complications.
Being an Irish-owned and operated business, we understand Irish regulations. We are aware of the health and safety, certification, and insurance requirements on our island and are compliant with them.
Engineers With Drones offers long-term and sustainable technical expertise to your needs. Our inspection and technical services are flexible and efficient.
Engineers With Drones operates according to a comprehensive set of HSSE systems. Our core principles are mitigating risk through comprehensive assessment, and maintaining a high standard of education and training for our personnel.
Our HSSE have undergone comprehensive safety management training, and is accredited through the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). We are well versed in risk management principles.
Read more about our HSSE management system here.
Here at Engineers With Drones, we fly the latest cutting-edge drones. Our UAVs are selected specifically for the tasks they perform. Drones such as the DJI M300 and payloads such as the Zenmuse H20T with high optical zoom lenses are optimal for safely inspecting high-value assets at a stand-off range.
Optical zoom is a feature found in cameras that allows you to change the focal length of the lens, which in turn magnifies the image. Unlike digital zoom, which simply enlarges the pixels of an image, optical zoom physically moves the lens elements to zoom in or out, resulting in a higher-quality, more detailed image.
Optical zoom is better than digital zoom for several reasons. Firstly, optical zoom maintains the image quality and sharpness because it captures more detail from the subject. In contrast, digital zoom often results in a pixelated, blurry image because it enlarges the existing pixels of an image, which degrades the quality.
Secondly, optical zoom allows you to get closer to your subject without physically moving closer, which can be useful in situations where you cannot or do not want to approach your subject closely. This can be especially helpful for wildlife photography or for taking photos of events from a distance.
Overall, optical zoom is a valuable feature that can help you capture high-quality, detailed images from a distance, making it a must-have for many photographers.
Drone-based thermal imaging is a technology that utilizes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) equipped with thermal cameras to capture high-resolution thermal images of various objects or areas. This technology allows for the detection and measurement of temperature variations in a scene, enabling the identification of heat signatures of objects and their surroundings.
Drone-based thermal imaging can be used in a variety of applications, including search and rescue operations, inspection of power lines, pipelines, and other infrastructure, monitoring of wildlife, and identifying energy inefficiencies in buildings. The technology can detect temperature differences as small as 0.1°C, making it a valuable tool for detecting hotspots and identifying potential hazards.
In operation, the drone is flown over the area of interest, capturing thermal images of the scene. The images are then processed using specialized software that converts the temperature data into visible images that can be analyzed and interpreted. The resulting images can show temperature variations in a range of colors, with red and yellow indicating hot spots, and blue and green indicating cooler areas.
Overall, drone-based thermal imaging is a powerful technology that provides accurate, non-invasive, and efficient data for various applications. Its ability to provide high-resolution thermal imagery from a safe distance makes it a valuable tool for numerous industries and professionals. More about thermal imaging...