3D Laser scanning
aT ALS WE USE THE LATEST 3D LASER
SCANNERS TO CAPTURE THE DATA HAVING
ACCURACY +/-1MM. THE DATA REDUCES
THE LEVEL OF HUMAN ERROR RECORDING
ITS OVERALL SURROUNDINGS. THEREBY
REDUCING THE NEED TO REVISIT SITES.
SPECIALISTS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
USING MODERN 3D SCANNING TECHNOLOGY MAPPING YOUR SITE FOR ANALYSIS, MODELING AND DOCUMENTATION
In just four years, Advanced 3D Laser Solutions has quickly established itself with a strong client base in the UK and Europe. After Establishing a strong client base in the UK, the team set its sights on Europe, particularly in the Netherlands, as its offered new opportunities to expand the company’s offering.
3D laser scanning
ALS are proud to have established point cloud technologies, now recognised as the preferred method for accurately capturing measured site data in using 3D laser scanning instruments. Traditional methods being time consuming and subject to error, are being consigned to
history in regards surveying practice. 3D laser scanning instruments continue to improve with thier accuracy and streamlining of scan file registration a cost effective solution. These improvements alongside ALS developing our surveying methods, has resulted in our accomplished surveyors being able to complete large scan surveys using multiple
instruments efficiently. Large sites, for instance 100-200 tank storage terminals requiring 1000-2000 scans, are now completed in days, to the benefit of our clients.
ALS process modelling projects are undertaken by our in-house team who return from surveying to process client’s 3D models and P&IDs. This approach along with our engineering background and training, ensures ALS deliver the quality of scan data and accuracy in 3D modelling that is the envy of our competitors. Added to this,where ALS are contracted for P&ID deliverables, our trained surveyors will also record equipment specific data using our Go-Pro cameras. Our internal training videos cover all aspects of both laser surveying and modelling, ensuring a consistent approach un-rivalled by other companies. As the laser scanning market grows, ALS are proud to have established ourselves as the ‘go-to’ competitive company who deliver the best results for the process industries
Laser scanning is far more efficient than traditional methods recording site assets in a fraction of the time
Scan data EXAMPLE
This is Part of a clients site 3D Model,have a closer look and pan around this 3D spec driven model it depicts the different services. For example what product is running through the lines. These Models offer a number of different outputs.
For the typical laser scan, the 3D laser scanner completes two phases. Phase 1 collecting
measured points, recording X, Y & Z location, point intensity and colour. Selectable Phase
2 captures 70 Megapixel high resolution pictures used by the ‘Webshare’ image.
Hands down 3D Laser scanning is widely
accepted as the fastest measured surveying
method. It’s ability to record up to 960k
points per second up to a 1mm accuracy,
enabling ALS to record your site assets in
a fraction of time traditional methods take.
Due to its speed recording your sites assets
becomes incredibly fast and detailed,
offering our clients considerable savings.
With our range of bolt on applications ALS
can offer tank analysis, 3D models, facilities
management and plant videos.
3D scanners use a safe pulse laser, allowing
persons to move in and around our survey
areas. And since we do not need to actually
touch any of your onsite assets to 3D laser
survey, we significantly reduce risks from
slips and trips that traditional methods
expose surveyors to. Elevated details
otherwise inaccessible without temporary
platforms, ALS skilfully capture process
details from ground level.
To find out more on how having your site scanned will benefit you and your business please fill out the form below.
AlS will complete pre-planning in order to determine the most efficient and therefore, cost effective solution.
RISK & METHOD STATEMENTS
ALS recognise that any form of site work on an operating site must be subject of both RAMS along with planning documents in order to expedite an efficient and safe survey.
3D Laser scan
Recognised as the referred method for accurately capturing measured site data in using 3D laser scanning instruments. Traditional methods being time consuming and subject to error.
register scan data
Once ALS has been out on site with the 3D Laser Scanners we then process the scan using faro scene software.
AUTO PIPEWORK RECOGNITION
ALS uses pipework recognition software to pick out the pipework from the point cloud data this save valuable time modelling.
STEEL WORK EXTRAPOLATION
ALS can provide steel work models this can aid clients in the situation where they need feed a new line through the site. ALS offer clash detection services.
ADD PIPING COMPONENTS
Auto Cad Plant 3D has a catalogue of spec driven components which replicate onsite assets which can be given individual numbers which correspond with asset management systems.
ADD LINE NUMBERS
ALS uses the clients specific nomenclature which allows us to produce 2D deliverables such as orthos and isos which tie into existing management systems.
DO YOU REQUIRE A SERVICE LIKE THIS?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is it intrinsically safe?
No the 3D Laser scanner is not intrinsically safe, when on sites with explosive atmospheres we do require a hot work permit and only change the battery back in the offices in a safe enviroment.
What will it record ?
A Laser scanner captures everything in its line of site
Do we need to stop production?
Production can proceed as Laser Scanning is non invasive alongside experienced surveyors who have experience in working on COMAH sites.
How accurate is it?
Laser Scanners records data accurately up to +/- 1MM.
why not use a drone ?
At ALS we have researched the use of drones in Laser surveying but the level of accuracy we need to carry out the modelling of a site isn’t enough, as we have only found that they work to an accuracy of 15mm our pipework recognition software needs clear data to work and drones just aren’t enough yet. Which is fine but the laser scanners do the job well enough without the support of drones. We have realised that tank surveys will benefit from the use of drones.
Will it detect underground pipework?
Laser scanners cannot detected underground pipework, ALS use GPRS to survey pipework underground.
Piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) are considered a fundamental requirement for companies operating a process operation. P&IDs play a significant role in the maintenance and modification of the process that it describes and should be maintained
The vast engineering experience from over 30 years working within process industries has resulted in ALS now leading in the production of ‘brown field’ technical process models. ALS recognised the importance of our skilled 3D laser surveyors site familiarity.
The ALS Tank analysis reports deliver critical information with a level of detail not previously achieved using traditional methods. since we are using advanced 3d laser scanners with out need for temporary access platforms, thus technology is a market leading competitively priced alternative..