AviSight, Inc., the leader in unmanned industrial inspection and advanced data solutions, added yet another certification to its resume this week. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has awarded AviSight certification to support survey-related inspections on all types of rigs using drones. AviSight is now certified as an ABS Recognized External Specialist in Remote Inspection Techniques.
Recognized External Specialists are service suppliers who provide specialized work at the request of equipment manufacturers, shipyards, vessel owners or other clients. The servicing or inspection results provide supporting information regarding classification and/or statutory survey decisions.
"Our goal at AviSight is to lead generational paradigm shifts in the industry," said AviSight CEO J.B. Bernstein. "The revolution in safety and data that our inspection services and data solutions will bring to maritime-based critical infrastructure represents a shift that will feel like going from the Flintstones to the Jetsons. We are excited to work closely with ABS and its partners to create a new era of safety and data actionability in rig inspections."
AviSight underwent a rigorous examination process, including a final inspection of a 250 class platform rig leg inspection. This inspection was streamed live from Galveston to a conference in Houston through AviSight's proprietary Live Look Fault Vision™ using its new C3UBE™ command center.
"We are pleased to certify AviSight as an ABS Recognized External Specialist, helping expand available inspections options to enhance the class survey experience," said ABS Business Development Director Demetri Stroubakis.
This certification can be added to the many that AviSight has garnered while working closely with the FAA for safe drone integration within the national airspace. AviSight's work operating as a node of the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems (NIAS), one of seven national FAA test sites located in Nevada, has allowed AviSight to support critical national emergency operations, fly safely in some of the most congested and critical airport traffic areas throughout the nation, all in an effort to provide customers the most comprehensive, efficient and next generation inspections for critical infrastructure.
"The use of drones has drawn instant industry attention and support," said Bernstein. "AviSight is already working with our industry partners to support operations in the North Atlantic, Singapore, Galveston, and the Gulf of Mexico."