Pulp & Paper

Pulp & Paper plants are heavily scattered across the United States and globally. In the U.S., a new paper plant hasn’t been built in decades, meaning the aging infrastructure is more critical than ever to be inspected properly. With margins as thin as the paper itself, don’t waste one more dollar than your company has to for that effective visual check.

Why the Legacy One? 

Knowing insurance providers to the pulp & paper industry require 100% visual coverage inside many of their large assets, the Legacy One can deliver more effective data much quicker than traditional methods. Why waste $60,000 and three days of downtime on a rope access team or a man basket when you could fly an entire asset in just minutes? Instead, take high-resolution videos and photos with the ability to measure defects to fulfill your insurance providers requirements.

HD Pulp Tanks

Large concrete pulp storage tanks are now easier than ever to inspect with the Legacy One. By flying to the top of the tank, verify the lid is still sealed and guarantee zero vapor emissions. Or maybe the drone needs to check the mortar depth to ensure tiles aren’t going to fall off? Regardless of the job, our drone will save you ample amounts of time, along with increasing safety. Sending inspectors up in man baskets with the risk of dried pulp falling is now an unnecessary risk. Keep them safely on ground and do that visual check through a 1080p digital HD video downlink. By adding multiple viewing screens, your engineers can watch the inspection live and make onsite decisions to keep the outage moving along smoothly.  

“This spring, our team was called to a large Midwest paper producer to assist with an emergency during their annual outage. A poorly trained power washing crew damaged the fiberglass cone on the top of the downflow bleach tower. Knowing an off-the-shelf drone would not work, the plant called Interactive Aerial to inspect the asset with the Legacy One. The plant engineers made the on-the-spot decision not to build scaffolding to the top of the tower as the drone data told them the asset was safe to operate another year. We saved that company 3-4 extra days of downtime on that asset, which would have resulted in lost operating revenue in the millions of dollars.”

Pierce Thomas

Chief Pilot, Interactive Aerial

“This spring, our team was called to a large Midwest paper producer to assist with an emergency during their annual outage. A poorly trained power washing crew damaged the fiberglass cone on the top of the downflow bleach tower. Knowing an off-the-shelf drone would not work, the plant called Interactive Aerial to inspect the asset with the Legacy One. The plant engineers made the on-the-spot decision not to build scaffolding to the top of the tower as the drone data told them the asset was safe to operate another year. We saved that company 3-4 extra days of downtime on that asset, which would have resulted in lost operating revenue in the millions of dollars.”

Pierce Thomas

Chief Pilot, Interactive Aerial

Bleach Towers

Why scaffold either side of a bleach tower for a routine inspection again? The Legacy One has already proved its value inside bleach towers for multiple different reasons. Soon, our company will be releasing a centering software which will keep the drone safe inside smaller towersThe centering software along with a repeater system will allow a pilot to stand outside the tank to fly an 8ft upflow towerWith multiple viewing screens, engineers and inspectors can watch an inspection real-time to make on the spot critical decisions during an outage.  

Opportunity for the Future

By using drones like the Legacy One, pulp and paper plants can now inspect large assets internally with ease. By standardizing data with mirrored flight paths and tracking defects with the photo measurement software, your company can greatly reduce the need to build scaffolding or deploy rope access teams in the future. Greatly cut outage downtimes with robotic inspection technology and get your plant online sooner than ever before.  

 

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