DroneDeploy Helps Reduce Accidents and Safety Hazards for Midstream Companies
As we know, safety hazards lurk behind every corner in the midstream sector, from vehicle accidents to explosions to falls on tankers and work in confined spaces. And then there is all that pipeline: more than 2.7 million miles of it in the U.S. alone, much of crisscrossing rugged and unforgiving terrain.
A 2018 report found that the U.S. segment of the midstream oil and gas industry has experienced more than 9,000 significant pipeline-related incidents in the past 30 years. All these incidents resulted in more than 2,500 injuries, 548 fatalities, and over $8.5 billion in financial damages.
The good news is that drones and DroneDeploy can be leveraged throughout the midstream system to reduce this exposure, supplement teams, and mitigate risk for workers.