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Solutions for Engineering - Plants & Refineries
Leica Geosystems 3D laser scanning solutions are the standard in 3D plant scanning, providing improved safety, faster turnarounds, and easier access to accurate 3D facility documentation for better decisions. It's all possible with the power of Leica Geosystems 3D Plant Solutions.
HDS Solutions Help Avert Clashes in a Power Plant's New Installation
The TruePoint Laser Scanning team used its Leica ScanStation C10 laser scanner for collecting data because its long-range capabilities, up to 300 meters, accommodated the height and distances required. In addition, they were confident the laser scanner would provide clean data and a smooth workflow. They set up targets that would stay in place as the technicians moved around the site, serving as landmarks for tying the final data to a coordinate system of the plant. Targets, which included an assortment of different types such as tripods, and magnetic bases that cling to railings or pipes, make it easier to register and stitch together the point cloud data into a comprehensive dataset. During the scanning process, technicians scanned each location, took photographs of the same scenes with the laser scanner, and also captured and labeled each of the targets. more
Laser Scanning Team Tackles Refinery’s Demanding Documentation Deadline
To accomplish the goal, the team created a strategic workflow that used three Leica High Definition Surveying (HDS) laser scanners working concurrently. The firm already owned a Leica ScanStation C10, which captures up to 50,000 points per second and has a range of up to 300 meters; and a Leica ScanStation P20, which captures up to 1 million points per second at a range of up to 120 meters. Since time was of the essence, the firm rented one more Leica ScanStation P20 laser scanner and used the two high-speed scanners to capture most of the data. In areas that required long-range, high-elevation scans, the team used its Leica ScanStation C10. "The combination of the two scanner types was great because we could get the C10 working for 45 minutes on a long-range scan while the P20s captured five more scans at the specified high-resolution requirements, plus took photographs," says Finn. The use of high resolution scans and photographs provides the richest possible data set to facilitate the most accurate planning. more
Exact scan of two cooling towers to compare as-built against design
Following the privatisation of the Hamitabat gas power plant in Turkey by Limak Holding, the company decided to modernise it to increase performance. The new owner wanted to continue using the two existing cooling towers, which were built in the mid-1980s. A condition survey was to be carried out to determine whether the cooling towers had deformed over the years due to the static load, long period of use and the influences of weather. Heitkamp Ingenieur- und Kraftwerksbau GmbH was commissioned with determining the actual radii of the inner and outer shells of both cooling towers at an interval of every 2 metres and to compare them to the planned radii. Using the Leica Nova MS50 Multi-Station gave Heitkamp decisive advantages. more
Scanning Beyond Retrofit Design
MegChem Engineering & Drafting Services (Pty) Ltd, South Africa, is a multi-discipline engineering company serving a diverse client base in the oil, gas, power generation, and energy related industries. The company, founded in 1995, is ISO 9001-certified and has more than 300 employees. They also have a Leica HDS6100 scanner, Cyclone, and CloudWorx software as part of their engineering services toolkit. more
Refined Dimensions
Today's modern oil refinery is a huge, efficient industrial facility that takes crude petroleum pumped from deep within the earth and turns it into useful products such as gasoline, aviation fuel, lubricating oil, home heating oil, and more. Motiva Enterprises LLC, a joint-venture owned by affiliates of Shell and Saudi Aramco, is building an epic expansion at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. This project is vital to providing additional transportation fuels for the American consumer. more
VECO Tyonek
"The use of laser scanning and the associated 3D modeling tools on this offshore modification project saved us significant time and direct costs. Such techniques for this type of work are becoming a standard procedure." Bart Neighbors, PE, PMP - Project Leader ConocoPhillips Alaska Capital Projects more
Laser tracking boosts efficiency of wind power plants
Three-dimensional measurement and analysis of rotor blades and their production facility are highly complex and demanding measuring tasks. The nature and scope represent an entirely new dimension in this branch of industry. Consequently, such a task can be coped only by using ultra-modern measuring systems and a correctly prepared measurement strategy. An investigation of suitable measuring systems on the basis of the specific requirement profile for this measurement task indicated that the Leica Laser Tracker provides the best preconditions for successful measurements. more

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