System for Monitoring the Technical State of Heating Networks Based on UAVs

  • Artur ZaporozhetsEmail author
  • Svitlana Kovtun
  • Oleh Dekusha
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1080)


The article presents the causes of defects in pipelines of the centralized heat supply. The possibilities of thermal aerial photography for detecting different types of defects on pipelines in a functioning state are explored. The characteristics and capabilities of the proposed set of devices for monitoring thermal losses in pipelines based on quadrocopters are considered. A method for monitoring the technical condition of pipelines using UAVs is presented. A method for processing thermal images for highlighting anomalous areas is presented. The created hardware-software complex for monitoring the state of trunk pipelines of heat networks based on the UAV is considered. Experiments on the use of UAVs for monitoring heating networks have been conducted. The obtained experimental results, confirming the possibility of differences in the technical condition of pipelines.


Heating network Main pipelines Thermal image Aerial photography Monitoring Image processing Quadcopter 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of NAS of UkraineKyivUkraine

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