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FNS Photo by Luke Franke Grand Forks Police Department Cpl. Tim Schuh, left, and UAS pilot Jake Stoltz test out the Draganflyer X4ES moments before running it through real-life situations it might be used for in the field in front of the media Tuesday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

UAS poised to replace human inspectors on pipelines, turbines

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GRAND FORKS — The days of observing hundreds of miles of oil pipeline from a plane or dangling 200 feet in the air from a wind tower may soon be behind structural inspectors.

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Some companies are developing technology that would allow unmanned aircraft systems to step in and do these often dangerous tasks in less time and at a reduced cost.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at www.grandforksherald.com and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to bjewett@gfherald.com. 
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