VIRTUAL SITE TOURS
You can walk your site from
your PC, record accurate
measurements and carry
out simple calculations.
SPECIALISTS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
USING MODERN 3D SCANNING TECHNOLOGY MAPPING YOUR SITE FOR ANALYSIS, MODELING AND DOCUMENTATION
Virtual Site Tours
Webshare is freely available software offering powerful facilities for use with scan files. An intuitive overview map presents scans arranged as a ‘birds-eye’ view of your plant. WEBSHARE enables you to walk around your site from your PC, record measurements, annotate with site specific data or carry out simple calculations. Scan data is held behind the 360° high resolution digital images the scanner records at end of each scan using its 70 megapixel camera, and these photographs hold point cloud data behind them, which makes them incredibly accurate to measure from. Clients have made huge savings in time and money as well as increasing safety, by reducing the risk of having people walking around your site.
There are several software options, including:
2GO: allowing you to store the files directly on a USB, so you can plug and play into any machine, without the need to reinstall software on new machines.
LOCAL SERVER: Via your company server, allowing your dedicated staff to access the data, via internet explorer.
CLOUD SERVER: Via a secure ‘outside’ server you can grant access to your data via the internet, wherever your staff are based around the world.
Using Virtual Site Tours to record accurate measurements from your site scan files is a popular option with Clients, saving considerable time and reducing exposure to sites.
SCAN DATA EXAMPLE
Using Virtual Site Tours to record accurate measurements from your site scan files is popular with Clients, saving considerable time and reducing exposure to sites. A3D uses Virtual Site Tours to calculate tank storage pit bund volumes, calculating ‘dead-wood allowances and base slope angles, producing reports in a fraction of the time taken using traditional methods.
For a 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.
Using Webshare to record accurate measurements from your site scan files. This facility remains popular with clients saving considerable time and reducing exposure to sites. A3D uses ‘Webshare’ to calculate tank storage pit bund volumes, calculating ‘dead-wood allowances and base slope angles, producing reports in a fraction of the time otherwise taken using traditional methods.
Aside to measurements, scan datafiles can be used to add annotations. Equipment tag numbers, facilities management
system identifiers or references to vendor equipment. The annotation can even contain ‘hyperlinks’ allowing direct connection to vendor sites are indeed your own asset management systems. Or simply notes relating to previous maintenance or repairs, handy for orientation and training.
If you are not running with an established asset management system, simply attach documentation of any format against equipment like pumps, valves, flanges everything. Vendor information can be scanned and linked to the viewed image, as
well as notes and references all accessed with a simple click.
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
Do I need specialist software or hardware?
Not at all, Webshare software can run on the most basic of machines and the software is free to run, although paid for cloud versions do exist.
Can I use it for asset management?
You can tag Webshare and apply asset codes and links to urls etc, but we do not recommend it.
Can I calculate bund volume?
Absolutely. By using the birds-eye view, you can take area measurements and by viewing individual scan positions you’re able to take a height measurement. Speak to us about your bund requirements, as we have software allowing us to calculate bund volumes very accurately taking into account dead wood and bund floor height changes.
How accurate are the measurements?
The measurements are as accurate as +/-2mm.
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..