We have extensive experience in industrial 3D laser scanning and therefore in the production of as-built surveys for a significant number of industrial sites including refineries, oil drilling facilities, steel mills, mines and chemical plants.
We have scanned a number of vessels many in dry dock but more challengingly a number that are afloat. Due to the tight tolerances demanded within industrial plant environments, the accuracy of information is essential. All our surveys are carried out utilising precise total station instrumentation for survey control.
Our workflows both in the field and post-processing ensure that the results achieved in scan registration are within tolerance.
If requested control and scan registration reports can be supplied as a deliverable. Where possible we permanently mark control points and benchmarks on site. A control report will be supplied as a deliverable.
This coordinate system can then be used for design and setting out of new structures as well as construction verification scanning following installations. This ensures that all stakeholders are working from a common grid throughout the lifecycle of the project.
Some clients utilise point clouds as a reference so they are able to work in a hybrid (cloud-CAD) environment, for clients who are not familiar with point clouds we offer cloud to CAD conversion.
We create accurate and detailed 3D CAD models (DWG, DGN) but increasingly we convert the point cloud into more intelligent models compatible with AVEVA PDMS, AutoCAD Plant or Open Plant. We can support clients through the design stage. In close cooperation with process engineers or site managers, we can simulate the optimal position of new or replaced elements such as pipes, reactors, structural elements etc.
This is all done in 3D in CAD or in PDMS – the client receives 3D model to review and sign off. ISO drawings can then be produced with material schedules to be ordered and assembled on site. This process assures the client that there is no margin for design error saving both time on site and potentials material costs. For industry purposes, we also offer reverse engineering services.