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Ardenna and HUVRdata partners on industrial asset inspection solution

Ardenna and HUVRdata, who announced a collaboration in April to integrate their respective capabilities into one platform, now have a fully automated defect detection, reporting and analytics solution for the energy sector.

This enhanced platform unites Ardenna’s AI-based automated defect detection software with HUVR’s Automation and Enterprise Industrial Asset Management Reporting and Analytic toolset to provide customers with a solution for industrial asset inspections.

HUVRdata’s platform offers the storage of inspection data from disparate sources in a database, customer-defined inspection checklists and report formats, diagnostic analytics, and business system integrations. The integration of Ardenna’s software automates the defect detection process and automated defect labelling.

There are three main challenges enterprise asset owners face when integrating drones into their O&M work flows: incorporating data from multiple disparate sources in a way that meets IT security, scaling and access requirements; reducing data review time and minimising human error; and integrating the reporting /analytics within existing business systems.

HUVRdata’s platform addresses the majority the above outlined challenges, but the integration of Ardenna’s software completes the solution by automating the defect detection process, including automated defect and client labelling.

“The HUVR / Ardenna solution will bring leading edge technologies to the energy sector offering our clients opportunities to enjoy immediate ROI, automation and efficiencies in their inspection O&M workflows”, said Ben Williams, HUVRdata Co-Founder.

“Enterprise customers are integrating new methods of data capture, such as by drone, into the O&M workflow as a way to improve worker safety and supplement the types of information being collected on their assets,” said David Patterson, Ardenna’s Director of Business Development.

“By integrating our automated defect detection capabilities into HUVR’s platform, O&M groups within Enterprise organisations are able to leverage these new data capture methodologies in a timely and cost-effective manner”.

The companies will be featuring a demonstration of this combined offering at the Energy Drone Coalition Summit, June 20-21, 2018 in Houston, TX.