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.

SCANNING WALKTHROUGH

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.

THE BENEFITS

SITE  MEASURMENTS

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.

ANNOTATIONS 

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.

DOCUMENT 
MANAGEMENT

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.

DOWNLOAD EXAMPLE

To find out more on how having your site scanned will benefit you and your business please fill out the form below.

8 + 11 =

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.

DO YOU REQUIRE A SERVICE LIKE THIS?

GALLERY PHOTOS

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.

RELATED SERVICES

LASER SCANNING

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

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 with out need for temporary access platforms, thus 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.