We have extensive experience 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, 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 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 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.

 

Benefits of 3d laser scanning:

 

Complexity

Full capture of geometry for complex and organic shapes.

Accuracy

Accuracy that previously could not be achieved by single point measurement.

Easy of sharing

Data can be easily shared and reviewed by all stakeholders (see TruView product).

Perfection

Lower risk of design error (see clash detection product).

Access

Data can be captured remotely, safely and non-intrusively.

Time and cost savings

Efficiencies gained by less time on site. Multiple production staff can access the dataset concurrently shortening project timeframes.

Multiple Products

Single scan datasets can be utilised to create a variety individual products. The same data set could produce both 2D elevation drawing, a 3D topographical survey or DTM.

Data Drawdown

Relevant products can be extracted from the scan data through the course of a project, or as funds become available without the need for costly revisits to site. E.g. basic planning elevations can be enhanced to full architectural detail once planning is granted.

Industrial application related projects:

Baterpol
Zdzieszowice
Siekierki
Sugar Refinery
Dębno Bridge
Industrial site from Scotland
Netherlands chemical site
Northern England chemical plant
Silos in Chełm
PKP Słomniki
Kuwait International Airport
Kozienice power plant