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
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.
API570 NDT Inspection Drawings
From the huge amount of data captured by our 3D laser instruments, A3D have the range of processing software that allows us to quickly and accurately model out our 3D Plant Models. For processes A3D use Autodesk Plant 3D, which allows us to model out specific pipework
from all recognised piping catalogues along with specialty specifications A3D download from suppliers. Once A3D 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 required.
Isometrics are all customised around our client’s standards including drawing sizes and borders and can be tailoured to align with NDT inspectors data entry fields.
Alternatively, A3D can offer piping orthographics, 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 to around 10-20% , the total number of piping isometrics required to cover any process
You will be left with a fully functioning 3D model, which can later be used for project clash detection and asset/document management integration.
POINT CLOUD EXAMPLE
The Point cloud is used to create a 3D spec-driven model, from the model we can then produce orthographics and other forms of 2D documentation depending upon client’s request.
Obtaining NDT documents is alot easier when extracting them from a 3D model traditional methods would have taken a lot of time to walk the lines to gather the data.
Orthographic’s are gaining popularity recently with our clients and are taking over isometric drawings as it leaves the client with a 2D representation of the 3D model, they’re easier to use and reduce the amount of files needed compared to isometrics.
The inspection drawings will relate to the 3D model so any changes made out on site can be made to the model, which will then update the NDT drawings. Improving the clients sites documents 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
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 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 pipework from the point cloud data this save valuable time modelling.
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 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
A3D 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
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 what ever work we carry out will be consistent whether we use A3D symbols or a particular clients.
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 recognised 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 with out need for temporary access platforms, thus technology is a market leading competitively priced alternative..