Check pipework integrity
with our accurate 3D laser
scanners and 3D plant models
to create API570 approved
NDT Inspection ISOs
SPECIALISTS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
USING MODERN 3D SCANNING TECHNOLOGY MAPPING YOUR SITE FOR ANALYSIS, MODELING AND DOCUMENTATION
API570 NDT Inspection Drawings
We quickly and accurately create our 3D plant models from vast data captured by our 3D laser instruments via our processing software. We use Autodesk Plant 3D, which allows us to model out specific pipework from all recognised catalogues, as well as specialty specifications we download from suppliers. Once we have created your 3D model, we can automatically export a full range of piping isometrics, fully dimensioned with a full list of bill of materials as requested.
Isometrics are all customized around our Clients’ standards including drawing sizes and borders and can be tailored to align with NDT inspector’s data entry fields.
A3D can offer piping orthographic, a 2D snapshot from the 3D model that holds more information including surrounding features to add clarity. The greatest benefit though is that we can reduce the total number of piping isometrics required to cover any process to around 10-20%.
Your fully functioning 3D model can be used for clash detection and asset/document management integration.
POINT CLOUD EXAMPLE
The Point cloud is used to create a 3D spec-driven model, from which we can produce orthographics and other forms of 2D documentation upon request.
Obtaining NDT documents is much easier when extracted from a 3D model. Traditional methods take considerable time to walk the lines to gather data.
Orthographics are gaining popularity and are taking over from isometric drawings, as our Client is left with a 2D representation of a 3D model, which are easier to use and reduces the number of files needed in comparison to isometrics.
The inspection drawings closely relate to the 3D model, so any changes effected on site can also be changed on the model, which in turn will update the NDT drawings and improve our Client’s site documentation consistency.
To find out more on how having your site scanned and modelled will enable you and your business to produce NDT Inspection drawings, 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.
Auto Pipework Recognition
A3D uses pipework recognition software to pick out the spherical shapes from the point cloud data this saves valuable time modeling.
Steel Work Extrapolation
A3D can provide steel work models this can aid clients in the situation where they need feed a new line through the site. A3D offers clash detection services.
Add Piping Components
Ounce A3Dhas been out on site with the 3D Laser Scanners we then process the scan using faro scene software.
A3D uses the client’s specific nomenclature.
The 3D models we produce feature a list of outputs, including Fabrication Isos, Bill of Materials, Cut Piece, Weld lists, and PCF files which can be used later for stress analysis.
DO YOU REQUIRE A SERVICE LIKE THIS?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do isometrics come from the point cloud?
No, the isometrics are converted from a model, once you have a model you are able to obtain isometrics, orthographics,etc.
Can you use our borders and symbols?
We can use your borders and symbols. Whatever work we carry out will be consistent.
Should I use isometrics or orthographics?
Orthographics are easier for operators to read and offer the same information.
Can your isos show weld lines?
Yes, we can provide isometric drawings with weld lines.
A3D 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
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, this technology is a market-leading competitively priced alternative.