3D laser scanning can be deployed very quickly, with rapidly deliverable accurate 3D models being generated to assist in project development.
Due to the nature of Oil and Gas installations being a complex network of pipes, cables, structures and equipment, laser scanning is the most cost effective and optimal method for accurately capturing what is physically present on site. This is critical when planning and designing new elements into these environments as it will allow for meticulous design reviews to be carried out to ascertain project feasibility and obtain design approval. ROI is then increased by the reduction of on-site ‘in-situ mods’ ensuring ‘fit first-time’ engineering, which in turn minimises high-risk ‘hot work’ and potentially time-consuming alterations at crucial stages of the project. Plant models can now be created digitally from laser scanned Pointcloud data being over-modelled that can be manipulated, updated, scrutinised and utilised for all future alterations and projects.
Not only can this data be used during the design stage when making additions or adjustment to existing systems, but can also be utilised as a record of the site, being used for asset management, insurance purposes and process calculations.