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Inspection Drones In Confined Space Market

Inspection Drones in Confined Space Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Drone Type and by End-Use : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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Inspection Drones in Confined Space Market Outlook 2030 -

The confined inspection drones are operated remotely from locations beyond the line of sight without using GPS. These confined space inspection drones are usually equipped with onboard LED lighting, high definition cameras and housed in carbon fiber cage. Inspection of confined areas is expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes involves danger to human lives; thus, the use of drones to inspect confined areas is gaining immense traction in diverse applications. Furthermore, these drones offer other benefits to users by adding extra features such as the installation of IR cameras, which provide advanced visual and data analytics capability, allowing the evaluation of actual asset status and maintenance needs. Drones are anticipated to become prominent in various inspection applications that meet the 4D criteria: Dirty, Dust, Distant, and Dull. With cost pressures on the rise among industrial service businesses and asset operators, inspections using drones save time and money while also improving quality and performance. The aforementioned advantages aid inspection drones for confined spaces in providing companies with a competitive edge.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has notably disrupted supply chain activities and plummeted the demand for inspection drones across several industries. Restrictions in import and export of goods, and challenges in transportation owing to the nationwide lockdown across several countries, along with temporary discontinuation of production and manufacturing activities, have collectively declined the demand for inspection drones. The overall drone industry is witnessing growth opportunities during the coming years in applications such as surveillance, monitoring, delivery, and disinfection activities. The inspection drones market is expected to gain momentum in the upcoming months as various governments are considering steps and reforms to revive the overall economic activities.

Top impacting factors

  • Reduction in maintenance costs, increase demand for inspection service in confined space, and emerging new distribution channels for Inspection Drones are the factors driving the growth of the global inspection drones in confined space market.
  • The lack of skilled commercial drone pilots and technical issues related to battery life & operating range are expected to hinder the global inspection drones in confined space market during the forecast period.
  • Ensuring Human Safety in Construction & Critical Infrastructure by using inspection drones, and huge scope of partnerships & collaborations amongst inspection and drone market players are the major factors offering an opportunity for the growth of inspection drones in confined space market.

Rise in demand of inspection services in confined space

An inspection drone can be used for surveillance in cases where thermal images are required. A drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera can provide the firefighter with images of the situation and help locate people who need rescuing. This can help increase the efficiency of the operation and mitigate risks. Currently, major drone manufacturers are setting up inspection drone pilot projects. An agricultural drone for an indoor farming application is equipped with multispectral sensors, allowing farmers record crop images in distinct spectral bands. In addition, the installation of a thermal camera in drones for HVAC inspections helps identify heat leak in a building. These factors are expected to increase the adoption of drone-based inspections across the globe. For instance, in 2019, Flyability announced a new generation of its inspection drone for confined spaces, Elios 2. The new product has added features such as collision-tolerance, unobstructed 4K camera, and oblique lighting mode. The drone is capable of operating in dark, dusty, and troubled air flow sand. All these new developments in Research ultimately drives the demand of inspection drone for confined space market in Europe.

Ensuring Human Safety in Construction and Critical Infrastructure by using inspection drones

The military and defense landscape has been long using inspection drones for border security purposes. Besides this, several commercial areas of economic and human welfare now find the use of inspection drones, such as construction and infrastructure industries. Critical infrastructure such as bridges in urban areas require periodic inspections in a confined space, which are mandated by various regulations in most countries to safeguard against cracks, rust, or any other damages. In addition, the increased demand for inspection drones in the critical infrastructure inspection market is primarily due to the fact that drone inspection has emerged as a saviour for several pain points in the inspection and survey space. Contrary to manual inspection that involves a crew of inspection professionals and heavy machinery, along with the risk of human due to from dangerous heights, inspection involving drones alleviates these challenges. For such reasons, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming an integral part of infrastructure inspection practices, influencing emerging trends in the inspection drone landscape. The professional drones that are used are agile, cost-effective, and can perform tasks proven to be dangerous to be carried out by humans. For instance, Flyability Elios 2 can completely replace the need for a human inspector to enter a confined space, collecting visual (and thermal) inspection data that is of such high quality that the human inspector is no longer required to enter the confined space at all. Instead, the human inspector is able to review the inspection data remotely in complete safety.

Key Benefits of the Report

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the inspection drones in confined space market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with challenges of the inspection drones in confined space market.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the market growth scenario of inspection drone in confined space market.
  • The report provides a detailed inspection drones in confined space market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.

Questions Answered in the inspection drones in confined space research report:

  • Who are the leading players in the global inspection drones in confined space market?
  • What would be the detailed impact of COVID-19 on the market?
  • What current trends will influence the market in the next few years?  
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the market?
  • What are the future projections of inspection drone in confined space market that would help in taking further strategic steps?

Inspection Drones in Confined Space Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Drone Type
  • Quadrotor Drone
  • Multi Rotor Drone
By End-Use
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power Generation
  • Mining
  • Chemicals
  • Marine
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, UK, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players

Imaze Tech Ltd, Terra Drone Corp, Flyability SA, Skypersonic Inc, Digital Aerolus, Multinov, Performance Rotors Pte. Ltd., Interactive Aerial Inc., Scout Drone Inspection AS, Drone Volt

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Inspection Drones in Confined Space Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032