Vertex Air’s chimney surveys consist of fully GPS located images combined with Height Data to allow accurate fault analysis and reporting. All of the Vertex Access Group’s in-house reporting is undertaken by qualified surveyors to ensure our clients receive accurate reporting data and analysis.
Chimneys and Flare Stacks, whilst in operation, are inspected at a safe distance from the structure without the need for operatives to access the operational (hot temperature) structure. Additionally, by using Vertex Air’s thermal imaging technology, operating chimneys show weak spots within the structure to identify and locate the weakened areas for remediation works.
Lighting Towers, Masts & Pylons
Large vertical structures are often complicated and inefficient to access and pose many safety issues regarding Work at Height. Vertex Air overcomes these issues by utilising UAV (Drone) equipment that has the ability to be 100 metres in the air within 30 seconds of take-off. Imagery is then captured analysing the mast structure along with bracketry, fixings and the lighting units/ antenna/radio equipment/cables installed to the vertical structure.
Thermography of the in-use lighting units uncovers potential electrical faults that could otherwise lead to failure of the electrical components.
Thermography of electricity pylons reveals defects within the cables and the isolators allowing for PPM (Preventative Planned Maintenance) of equipment before failure reducing overall downtime of the assets.
Inspection of high-level steelwork is conducted efficiently using our HD high-resolution DLSR cameras mounted on our state-of-the-art drones. There is minimal disruption to the site and no requirement to shut down assets and plant to undertake the inspections. Vertex is able to photograph from above assets to locate issues that would otherwise be impossible to have identified.
The large format imagery that we provide to our clients gives unrivalled levels of detail (a single image can be zoomed-in to view the condition of an M16 bolt at 15 metres away). This allows us to capture the required survey imagery with a few photographs as possible (speed of analysis) without compromising on the quality of the survey.
Vertex Air’s Visual Inspections of difficult to access pipelines allow for a full-coverage of large spans of horizontal and vertical pipework along with the supporting structure & bracketry. There is no requirement for expensive scaffold access.
As there are often large runs of pipelines, locating a fault from a series of photographs can be difficult and time-consuming. With each inspection by Vertex, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) and Height Data are recorded for every photograph. This GPS and Height Data allows for efficient pinpointing of faults, regardless of how technical and complex the pipeline is.
Bridges form a key part of our nation’s infrastructure, but obtaining accurate condition information of these structures can be highly problematic using tradition methods of working. Not only is gaining access difficult and inefficient, but bridges span many hazardous environments such as rivers, roads and railways. Using Vertex Air’s market-leading inspection UAV eliminates many of these issues. Photographic condition information can be rapidly obtained for all elements of bridges’ masonry and steelwork. Uniquely, Vertex Air’s UAV equipment not only allows for the accurate capture of bridges’ external elevations but also offers a 3-axis 360° camera positioning system to allow for inspection of arch soffits.
3D Modelling & Point Cloud
Surveys are processed into 3D models (Point Cloud .LAS format – the LiDAR – Laser Scanning standard file format or .OBJ 3D file format) to be used with 3D CAD packages (AutoCAD, Revit, ReCap, Arc GIS, etc..) for design and measurement. Our Point Cloud Models are compatible with LiDAR models and can be imported to enhance information within existing models.
After intensive Research and Development, Vertex has designed and created a Shaft Inspection Device (S.I.D.) for inspection of vertical shafts.
Vertex provides full structural surveys, detailing defects, pathology diagnoses and remedial options, supported by the high-definition photography, 3D modelling and ortho-rectified photography where required. Vertex’s building surveyors can generate highly detailed schedules of defects, referenced to annotated plan or elevation drawings or photographs, that our clients can rely on to inform their decision making. Schedules can be produced with greater certainty; works can be tendered and managed on the basis of highly accurate information; and project risks can be reduced, with significant cost and time savings.
Rope Access Remediation
Following a Vertex Drone Survey, our sister company, Vertex Rope Access Ltd is able to carry out remedial works. Providing this inspection and remediation service gives our clients a full service in managing and maintaining their high-level assets.
Tool overview: what will Evidence Document Builder (EDB) solve for me? Complying with the continuously evolving requirements associated with a regulatory framework such as the UK MOD Military Aviation Authority’s Release To Service (RTS), is a complex undertaking. While you may be compliant today, the challenge is to maintain compliance...PRODUCT DETAIL
Complete telecoms for a fixed monthly fee When it comes to business grade telephone solutions, 3CX in Azure provides the most cost effective and feature-rich system available. Our telecoms offering also includes other elements such as broadband lines that we can provision for your business. We try to keep things simple and manage...PRODUCT DETAIL
You can outsource your IT Helpdesk from only £500 a month. Microbyte White Label boosts your support so you can focus on value. Our 24/7 White Label Helpdesk is designed for MSPs and in-house IT teams who want to provide continuous, reliable IT support without the expense. We offer a simple per seat or per ticket ...PRODUCT DETAIL
Clear Flight Solutions’ Robird® is a truly unique remotely controlled robotic bird of prey, with the realistic appearance and weight of its living counterpart. Robird® flies by using flapping wing flight as a means of propulsion, with a flight performance comparable and indistinguishable to real birds.PRODUCT DETAIL
Teal Consulting - Operational Excellence Operational excellence is crucial to businesses achieving best-in-class. This means constantly improving service delivery to create more sustainable, efficient businesses for the longer term. But to leverage operations to achieve business success, the first step is to understand what Operational Excellenc...PRODUCT DETAIL
Developing Collaborative Business Relationships - ISO 44001 Organisations have long recognised that close, constructive working relationships are good for business. Many more are now realising that a structured, systematic approach to defining benefits, processes and competencies that will support delivery of such collaborative relationships is...PRODUCT DETAIL
Tool overview: what will Resolve solve for me? Equipment issues that affect airworthiness, safety and through-life engineering can often be difficult to manage, especially when those issues are held across a range of platforms from local area databases to emails and hard copies. Such systems struggle to provide project teams with a cohesive...PRODUCT DETAIL
A popular consultancy and software solution Your entire system’s damage and repair can be recorded and tracked in a single location by multiple users, with Damage and Repair Tracker (DaRT). This includes tracking work on the system’s associated removable parts, which may previously have been overlooked, due to the disparate nature in...PRODUCT DETAIL
Tool overview: what will Observe -Post-Sortie Database solve for me? Designed by pilots for pilots, Observe -PSD was developed in specific partnership with DE&S to capture, manage and analyse key system performance management information Ensuring the succinct capture of key post mission data is critical to ensuring the safe and reliable...PRODUCT DETAIL
Vertex Air holds full CAA Permission for Commercial Operations, and only use market-leading German UAV technology and the most advanced FLIR Thermographic inspection cameras to undertake cutting-edge survey and inspection services.PRODUCT DETAIL
Building and roof inspections can be a difficult task: finding the balance between delivering the highest quality survey results and reducing the risks of working at height to surveyors and the general public can prove to be problematic. At Vertex Air, our building and roof inspections are delivered using our state-of-the-art...PRODUCT DETAIL
The key objective in the development of the ALTI Transition, and the core of the product was to offer a highly capable, long endurance, reliable and affordable civil use VTOL (vertical take-off and land) fixed wing aircraft, available to purchase with short lead times of only a few weeks and at an affordable price point when compared with similar a...PRODUCT DETAIL