3D Laser Scanning for Oil and Gas Facilities
3D laser scanning technology can be used for several applications with high-end results. At Hive Virtual Plant, we supply our clients with 3D laser scanning services leveraging state-of-the-art technology from Leica Geosystems. 3D laser scanning technology can be used in manufacturing and production plants, power plants, wastewater treatment plants, and oil and gas facilities to name a few. If you are beginning your research on 3D laser scanning for oil and gas facilities, then you have come to the right place at Hive Virtual Plant. In this article, we share some information about exactly that!
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Complete accuracy with the information
3D measurement of facilities, equipment, and site features can be measured with an extremely high degree of accuracy, much better than manual measurements. This is highly important when operating an oil and gas facility. You want your information to be as accurate as possible.
3D laser scanning is very safe
With the flammable environment in an oil and gas facility, safety is paramount. Scanning existing building or equipment features can be done from a safe distance using 3D laser technology. This technology can capture piping tie-points, or identify exact piping and structural steel member sizes from a safe location at grade level.
Speed up your project schedule
3D laser scanning technology can allow you to speed up your project schedule. Collecting accurate field data is the first step for many projects. Scanning allows for the collection of billions of data points in a matter of hours or days versus weeks.
Take a closer look at your as-built conditions
Scanning existing facilities will accurately locate and measure all features of your building, utilities, and manufacturing equipment. Information from the scan is then used to create AutoCAD backgrounds for building and process documentation, or 3D color pictures for coordination with plant personnel. In addition, the color scan imagery can be integrated into a virtual training program, helping personnel to quickly become familiar with the plant machinery and general surroundings.
As you can see, 3D laser scanning for oil and gas facilities can provide many benefits and advantages. If you are interested in utilizing this technology for your project, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Hive Virtual Plant.
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