The build-up of gases such as methane in landfill sites is a common problem for councils & landowners, particularly if the land is identified for development.

Drilling boreholes to relieve the gas build-up, along with ‘flash burning’ the methane is a significant undertaking, so the identification of the heat spots and potential underground fires is critical.

The use of drones to complete the survey and land inspection using thermal imaging payloads is a new technological development and access to all through Drone Media Imaging. Using the latest in drone thermal imaging camera sensors such as the Zenmuse XTr radiometric, we are ready to deploy anywhere in the UK to carry out ground inspections, like the one recently completed at the Festival Gardens in Liverpool.

Below is some of the resulting imagery.

Landfill Site PhotographedLandfill Site with Thermal Imaging Overlay
Underground fire at landfill site
Underground fire at landfill site inspected by Drone
Drone Thermography of Underground fire at landfill site