Turnkey services

This service is often the starting point for operating facilities that require an up-to-date and accurate 3D model for their assets. For many projects, it’s an accurate tool to plan all expansion or transformation work required in the future as well as failure analysis, safety training, and troubleshooting.

As a stand-alone service, it may serve to assess whether the current facility use is efficient for life-cycle management or conflicts with past records. It could also serve as a starting point for disaster and/or ageing facility inspection, before/after construction comparison, remodelling progress, revamp/retrofit redevelopment, and for all extensions.

The final product delineates all changes to the original plans, previously documented or not. This is a living document for the owner, that might also be required by regulators. From the digital representations produced, physical and functional properties are gained that may include construction drawings/piping general arrangement, piping isometric/fabrication drawings, equipment/fabrication, modification detail drawings and site plans.

Workflow

  • The visual and dimensional assessment of a facility can be carried out virtually through the interrogation of a high-density point cloud showing every detail of the environment
  • Point clouds of actual measured data can be compared with the nominal data (CAD model)
  • Measurements can be made quickly and easily, as and when required, without the need for repeat visits
  • The indicated dimensions can be transferred, directly or by simple manipulation, to coordinates, representing accurately and precisely the facility’s “as-built” conditions

Applications:

  • Process facilities, such as oil and gas, often exhibit space-constraints with restricted or difficult access to higher elevations. Therefore, collecting as-built data with conventional methods (tactile probing an scanning) can prove challenging and time-consuming. Traditionally, the most often indicated dimensions on site models were only the interior, structural, and façade and not their coordinates. Laser scanners revolutionized this with the capabilities of collecting significantly more data points per second than conventional measurement techniques that miss detail.