Hull Classification Surveys Evolved
Drone based Close Up Survey and Thickness Measurements
Class Approved Hull Survey By Drone
C-Bird specialises in drone based Ultrasonic thickness measurements & close up survey for marine vessels under International Association of Class Societies (IACS) Common Structural Rules (CSR).
"The world’s first Class approved specialist for drone-based Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement (UTM)/Gauging and close-up survey"
C-Bird are Class-approved to provide close-up surveys in accordance with IACS Class rules. Combining reliable, proven drone technology with an industry-leading track record, close-up surveys can be carried out without staging, rafting or human confined space entry to the vessel’s tanks.
Want to run your own remote survey programme? Taking drone technologies from concept to successful deployment in harsh industrial environments is challenging. For asset owners who are looking to develop their own remote survey capability C-Bird can provide technical consultancy across the technology lifecycle, working with hardware developers to program operators. We work closely with all necessary stakeholders to establish an accepted survey process and add value for our customers.
WHY C - BIRD
Reduce overall hull survey costs. Eliminating staging or rafting removes significant project costs. Direct cash cost and indirect savings through reduced project management requirements.
FOUNDER & CEO
A pioneer of remote inspection techniques in the energy industry. Malcolm has continually pushed the boundaries of drone based inspection for asset management in the oil and gas, maritime and power generation industries founding Cyberhawk Innovations Ltd back in 2008. Notably in the marine industry, conducting the world's first Class approved (DNV) drone survey of a cargo tank 2015 on an FPSO - a project which won the Oil & Gas UK Award for Business Efficiency. In 2017, Malcolm carried out the first USCG approved CAIP survey using a drone and in 2018, the first class approved (ABS) special IV survey on an ESP crude carrier.
Over the last decade, Sal has been managing complex projects and developing inspection solutions for the energy industry. As a graduate civil engineer, Sal joined Cyberhawk as the first inspection engineer outside of the founding team. After eight years at Cyberhawk, Sal joined tech startup Aerones, where he took an active role in robotic inspection system development, consolidation and field testing. Sal has completed over 500 inspection projects and has led teams internationally throughout his 10+ years in the drone and robotics sector.
Asset owners trust C-Bird to keep their people safe, inspect more efficiently, reduce costs and speed up schedules.
C-Bird’s foundations are built on over 20 years’ experience in the inspection industry, having worked in an array of maritime, confined and industrial settings.