Our specialists leverage the latest 3D laser scanning technology, imaging the world with highly accurate proximity data. We collect large amounts of data quickly, accurately, cost-efficiently and safely in all types of locations – including those that are too dangerous to survey with conventional methods.
Using precision tripod mounted laser scanners, any building, structure, Piping, Equipment, Ducts or any complex Plant facilities can be mapped to mm accuracies. The data is collected completely remotely without the need to physically touch anything. From a safety perspective, this can be very effective in mitigating risk as the mapping is done without the need to climb and take measurements by hand. With a laser that measures millions of points, 3D Scan data can then be integrated with other information in CAD, GIS and web platforms where it can be used by engineers make informed decisions. The data can also be integrated into the engineering design workflow to identify design conflicts and to test design feature ideas.
snwel Engineering® has conducted numerous 3D laser scans on a variety of man-made and natural features and can provide 3D laser scanning services. The data from 3D laser scans has been used by engineers to help with decision making throughout project life cycles in nearly every engineering sector including buildings, plants, transportation, infrastructure, rails, aviation, energy, utilities and oil and gas.
The applications are endless, as snwel Engineering® specialists can collect as-built data for many types of structures, including piping, single vessels and entire plants, as well as topographies, including single and multi-lane roads, intersections and bridges.
Applications of our 3D Laser Scanning Services
Bringing Site Conditions to your Desktop
As Built Existing Condition & verification/ quality checks of as-built facilities
Point Cloud from Laser Scan
3D Model from Point Cloud
Clash detection and interference checking with New design or modifications
Volume calculations for Stock Piles & Yards
Virtual field-fitting for better Site Co-ordination
Detailed topographical information & Modelling
The laser scanner can be used for pre-engineering, con-current engineering or post engineering for your next project in your facility.
Bringing Site Conditions to your Desktop
3D Laser scan will capture exiting environments in high speeds and with very high accuracy.
At snwel Engineering® we are able to create As-Is 3D models of existing piping, structural steel, mechanical equipment, electrical, and buildings.
TIE-INPOINTS ALLOCATION AND DESIGN FOR RETROFIT PROJECTS
The data stored in scanners known as point cloud can be used to allocate the best required location for new tie-in point or piping modifications.« less
With a high accuracy scan the routing of new pipes can be completed without creating a full 3D model of that facility. Instead, we would focus on a partial 3D model of the area being designed. After verifying proposed location of the tie-in point (using point cloud data only), tie-in spool can be accurately designed to perfectly match existing piping using general industry standard or client specifications. Following approval process, we are able to produce fabrication drawings (Isometrics) including BOM (Bill of Materials).
Along with the tie-in point allocation and design, point cloud data can be used to create very accurate preliminary designs.
Oil and gas facilities can be congested, with difficult and restricted access to higher elevations. Therefore, it is a challenging and very time-consuming process to collect As-Built data with traditional measuring techniques not mention accuracy.
At snwel Engineering®, can do high resolution and detailed scans that represent real As-Is site conditions. Scans are used to verify all construction challenges and to find the best way for a new addition of piping, structural steel or electrical cable tray. This technique eliminates or at least limits the requirements for “field dimension verification” prior to fabrication and construction.
High resolution scans help to analyse and collect a large amount of data on an object that is being scanned. It recognizes its appearance in the point cloud data which is stored in a very high degree of detail up to millimetres in accuracy. snwel Engineering® uses the latest software to reproduce such an object to its complete present condition and parameters.
3DMODELING AND 2D DRAWINGS EXTRACTION
3D models are created from a point cloud data, where each point has its own coordinate system of X,Y,Z. Stored information will register a true representation of existing objects.
At snwel Engineering®, with the use of latest software, we are able to merge the collected points to produce a true 3D As-Is or As-Built model representation. Created 3D model can be ositioned in its true location based on information provided from survey data.
From 3D models the 2D drawing extraction can be obtained, such as:
Piping GA (General Arrangement/Construction Drawings)
Piping ISO (Isometric/Fabrication Drawings)
Structural Layouts and Detail Construction/Fabrication Drawings
Equipment, Mechanical Detail Drawings (Fabrication or Equipment Modification and Quality Control purposes)
Site Plans/Plot Plan Drawings
RED-LINED AND AS-BUILT P&ID DRAWINGS
In addition, snwel Engineering® can provide P&ID “Red-Line” mark-ups while performing laser scanning at the same facility. After the P&IDs are “Red-Lined” for the project, they can be back drafted and revised to As-Built status.