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Lidar Scanning

Traveling at the speed of light, lidar scanning is a high speed and highly accurate technology for scanning your equipment.  Whether a single tank, bridge, or an entire gas plant, our lidar teams can scan your equipment and convert that scan into meaningful data.  Some of the types of outputted data that we can produce are color 3D scans, isometric drawings of oil and gas circuits, 3D models, reports showing changes over time, and many others.  No matter what the equipment or where it is located, we can scan it on the ground or in the sky.

Benefits of lidar scanning are:

  • High speed scanning of large areas with a minimal footprint.  This reduces the time on site and only requires a small inspection team
  • Incredible accuracy of less than 2 mm per 100 m.  This translates into facility wide models that are more accurate than traditional mapping techniques
  • Lidar generated point clouds can quickly be converted into accurate models and drawings.  These models can be used as is or integrated into your CAD software to help you quickly expand by being able to model in new equipment with what is currently there
  • Pipes, tanks, bridges, and many other critical applications can be scanned and deviations can be detected early in the build process, which saves time and money
  • With the high accuracy, existing equipment can be monitored for small changes over time such as settling or tank out of roundness
  • Photos merged with point cloud data creates a color virtual environment that can be navigated through
  • Wherever your scanning and mapping needs are, our lidar teams can scan ground equipment with tripods or tall structures with UAVs

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