Tag along as a AAA inspector sets out on a mission to find interesting, enjoyable and worthwhile things to see and see and do. Experience environments from museums and zoos to theme parks and zip lines. Learn what make an attraction fun and games — and what doesn't. Discover the attributes that qualify some attractions for the AAA GEM designation, indicating a Great Experience for Members.
In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, BP conducted pilot testing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology to enhance pipeline inspection and safety. Equipped with high-resolution cameras, the Aeryon Scout provides visual inspections of equipment, helping crews assess and respond to maintenance needs. The small rotor-wing aircraft is flown from a hand-held tablet computer. BP Alaska conducted the trials in cooperation with the University of Alaska Fairbanks in fall 2012.
Paul Dunphy, electrical inspector/compliance coordinator in the Engineering and Utilities Division of Harvard University, discusses the NFPA 70E standard and his work with departments of the cities of Boston and Cambridge. More than 40 electricians work on the Harvard campus, and 70E is very important to how they work and work safely, he says, as he discusses recordkeeping, training, and the introduction of new technologies.