3D LASER SCANNING
Our 3D laser scanners capture data with +/-1mm accuracy, removing the need to revisit sites
SPECIALISTS IN THE PROCESS INDUSTRY CUTTING EDGE 3D SCANNING TECHNOLOGY MAPPING YOUR SITE FOR ANALYSIS, MODELING, AND DOCUMENTATION
3D LASER SCANNING
We are proud to have established point cloud technologies, now recognised as the preferred method for accurately capturing measured site data using 3D laser scanning instruments. Time consuming traditional methods, which are subject to error, are being consigned to history. 3D laser scanning instruments provide cost-effective, accurate results, alongside scan file registration.
Our accomplished, efficient surveyors can complete a large site in days (e.g., 100-200 tank storage terminal requiring 1000-2000 scans).
Our process modelling projects, undertaken by our in-house, dedicated team, return from laser surveying to process our Client’s 3D models and P&IDs. Our approach, backed by our background in engineering, ensure A3D deliver accuracy of scan data and 3D modelling to the highest of industry standards. Additionally, our trained surveyors record equipment specific data using Go-Pro cameras when required.
Our internal training, covering all aspects of laser surveying and modelling, ensures a consistent standard, maintaining our status as the ‘go to’ company within the process industry.
Laser scanning is far more efficient than traditional methods, recording site assets in a fraction of the time
SCAN DATA EXAMPLE
For a typical laser scan, the 3D laser scanner completes two phases:
Phase 1 collects measured points, recording X, Y & Z locations, point intensity, and color. 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. Its ability to record up to 960k points per second up to a 1mm accuracy, enables A3D to record your site assets in a fraction of the time traditional methods take.
Due to its speed of recording, your site asset data is obtained incredibly fast and in great detail, providing you with considerable savings. With our range of bolt on applications, A3D can offer tank analysis, 3D models, facilities management and plant videos.
3D scanners use a safe pulse laser, allowing people to move in and around our survey areas. And as we don’t need to actually touch any of your onsite assets during a 3D laser survey, we significantly reduce risks to surveyors from Slips and Trips/Working at Height using traditional methods. From ground level, we capture elevated detail otherwise inaccessible without temporary platforms.
To find out more on how having your site scanned will benefit you and your business please fill out the form below.
A3D will complete pre-planning in order to determine the most efficient and therefore, cost effective solution.
Risk & Method Statements
A3D 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
Recognized as the preferred method for accurately capturing measured site data using 3D laser scanning instruments. Traditional methods being time-consuming and subject to error.
Register Scan Data
Once A3D has been out on site with the 3D Laser Scanners we then process the scan using faro scene software.
DO YOU REQUIRE A SERVICE LIKE THIS?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is it intrinsically safe?
What will it record ?
Do we need to stop production?
How accurate is it?
why not use a drone ?
Will it detect underground pipework?
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 A3D now leading in the production of ‘brown field’ technical process models. A3D recognized the importance of our skilled 3D laser surveyors’ site familiarity.
The A3D 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 without the need for temporary access platforms, thus technology is a market-leading competitively priced alternative.
P: (+44) 01245 407551
M: (+44) 07435 760153
RELATED CASE STUDIES
3D P&ID Validation
Using 3D process models to cross-validate with smart P&IDs to determine their as-built accuracy and also allow for their on-site documentation to be kept up to date via a 3D model.
Pharmaceutical 3D Design
Complete 3D laser scanning and 3D modeling of a specific process area ahead of a new capital initiative. This initiative would require process changes to enable removal of gas from the top of the existing two vessels, compressing the removed gas and returning liquid downstream.