Llangollen Pipeline Inspection

Peter Jones flying drone for pipe inspection


Welsh Water engaged our services to inspect a concrete pipe that was at an inaccessible location adjacent to the steam railway in Llangollen.

Using our inspection drone we were able to fly alongside the pipe and capture high resolution pictures of the joints and hanging brackets.

By using a remote aircraft, we were able to avoid placing our staff in danger, close to the River Dee. This saved the cost of expensive scaffolding and additional safety measures.

The flight was conducted early in the morning to avoid the crowds at this popular tourist destination. Our team consisted of a remote pilot, a camera operator and three additional spotters located at strategic locations on the bridge and station platform.

This ensured we were able to conduct the flight within our CAA permission and ensure safety for all persons.

Once the flying was done, a detailed report along with the photographs and video were uploaded to our client portal for use by Welsh Waters engineers