UAS/Drone Inspection Services


Unmanned Aerial Systems have become the most economical type of platform for inspection of electric transmission/distribution powerlines and pipeline systems transporting oil and natural gas around the world. These infrastructures must constantly be monitored to maintain each systems integrity. Our goal is to provide unmanned aerial inspection with safety being held in the highest regard. By utilizing this technology, together we can create a safer and faster way to inspect each system. Parnell Consultants, Inc. UAS Inspection Service is available at short notice for preventative maintenance of assets. This is both safer and more cost-effective than previous inspection techniques.

Our aerial systems are externally operated by a ground controller or “Pilot”. The UAS can carry payloads comprised of the sensor packages with High-resolution cameras mounted on the UAS that provide 4K


HD video and photography for what is best suited for the job at hand. The UAS flight stabilization is one of the fastest in its class for quality photo and video imaging.

Our UAS wirelessly transmits real-time images and video to a ground station operator enabling our clients to view a live feed of the images during flight. All of our aerial inspections and recordings are documented in real time and individually tailored to meet the client’s needs.

*All UAS operators employed by Parnell Consultants, Inc. are Licensed & Insured following the federal guidelines set forth by the, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)*

Aerial Inspections include, but are not limited to:


  • Preliminary Survey Assessments
  • Right of Way
  • Pad Locations
  • Lease Roads
  • Road Access
  • Road Crossings
  • Access Surveys
  • Compressor Stations
  • Reclamation & Cleanup
  • Creek & River Crossings
  • Erosion Issues
  • Exposed Pipeline
  • Valve Settings
  • Encroachments
  • Environmental Issues
  • Pipeline Markers
  • Fence Crossings
  • FLIR Thermal Imaging
  • Gas Leak Detection
  • Damage Assessment
  • Construction Monitoring & Inspection
  • Gas Plant Inspection
  • Electric Distribution Pole/Line Inspection
  • Electric Transmission Pole/Line Inspection
  • Electric Sub-Station Inspection
  • Storm Damage
  • Power Outages
  • Natural Disaster Assessment
  • Insurance Claims
  • Crop Inspection