POINT CLOUD

FLY-THROUGH

Promote your business using
a 4D video file, created from
our 3D scan data.

SPECIALISTS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

USING MODERN 3D SCANNING TECHNOLOGY MAPPING YOUR SITE FOR ANALYSIS, MODELING AND DOCUMENTATION

Point Cloud Fly-Throughs

We have moved the market from traditional 2-Dimensional drawings towards a 3-Dimensional world. Today, most engineers/managers working in the manufacturing, construction and process industries understand the advantages of processing scan files into models and/or analysis software packages.

A3D now produce video files directly from our 3D scan data which are used by our Clients design contractors to plan capital investments, as well as for Video Fly-throughs of their operational areas for marketing/H&S/operational and induction training purposes.

A video file is a powerful employee training aid for initial site induction, health and safety, and operational training.

POINT CLOUD EXAMPLE

If we do come across a custom piece of equipment. we are able to cut down the point cloud, leaving just the individual asset. We then find out the correct size of the line leading up to the component and create it ourselves.

SCANNING WALKTHROUGH

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 color. Selectable Phase 2 captures 70 Megapixel high-resolution pictures used by the ‘Webshare’ image.

THE BENEFITS

MARKETING

From local sites to corporate headquarters,
marketing takes on a whole new
dimension. Imagine being able to promote
your business using live files covering your
key operations. If a picture saves a thousand words, how
powerful is a video file as a marketing tool?

TRAINING  

Whoever your trainees, a video file is a
powerful aid to your operations. From
initial site induction, health and safety,
operational training and permit control,
A3D video files are inexpensive.

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JOB BREAKDOWN

Pre-Planning 

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.

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GALLERY PHOTOS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does this require drones?
No this doesn’t require drones the data is captured using 3D laser scanners and the data is used to create a simulated fly through effect.
Can we use this on social media?
Yes this can be used on social media.
Can you incorporate animations?
Yes it possible to incorporate animations for clash detection purposes.

RELATED SERVICES

LASER SCANNING

A3D is proud to have established point cloud technologies, now recognized 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

3D MODELLING

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.

P&ID DRAWINGS

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.

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.

Large Petrochemical Terminal

Client required A3D to prepare an Autodesk Plant 3D Process model where ALS would be exporting pipework orthographic drawings as part client’s NDT inspection program in meeting their health and safety initiatives. 

Water Authority Design Service

Completed a project for the water industry at one of their pumping and filtration sites. Our client for this project was an EPC contractor who required first a RECAP scan project file, Smart 3D process model, and Smart P&IDs (Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams). Although smaller in terms of number of laser scans than a typical bulk storage terminal, water industry installations present different challenges.

NDT Inspection Drawings

A major UK pharmaceutical firm, required piping isometrics for NDT purposes of their main process plant, because of the size of the processing unit (over 6000m2) and their limited staff, they asked us to scan the unit and from the scan data produce isometrics. The unit consisted of two buildings (each roughly 500m2), which both had a minimum of 3 floors, and a roofing area, which consisted of a further few levels of steelwork walkways.