Condensing the process from weeks to minutes
3D laser scanning has grown in many different areas and has now helped technicians analyze how productive piped are. Gas and oil are some of the most profitable areas to be in because it is what everyone uses, and all houses need. It is an incredibly wealthy industry. However, it costs the companies a lot to maintain the pipes that gather the oil or gas.
Every so often, someone gets sent out to look at the pipes. They are in charge of figuring out how to update the pipes, or if they need to be rebuilt. Maintaining pipes for oil is the most essential thing for these companies because it is how they make their money.
They want to make the pipes are working at full capacity, but are running safely. This is how companies can make the most profit. This is where technology has a new role in assessing how efficiently a pipe runs.
Original pipe assessments
The older way of assessing a pipe was a long and tedious project that was sometimes confusing. A technician had to learn a lot of different tools from different vendors that all had different functions. This process sometimes took weeks, and sometimes problems go unnoticed. The old way of sending someone out to observe a pipe and make sure it runs smoothly, leaves a lot of room for error. Every time the pipe has a mistake, it is less profitable.
3D laser scanners are now helping make this process go much quicker and smoother. It can capture all of the information on one pipe in a matter of minutes, depending on how big the pipeline is a few hours. It collects information in such detail it would take a technician days to collect this information. This technology allows the observation time to be cut in half, and better yet only use one piece of equipment.
What is 3D laser scanning
This technology takes thousands of pictures per second, collecting details of an object. It gathers all information like size, width, texture, and color. From here, the images are saved in the cloud and can then be sent to anyone in the world in under a few minutes. This creates the perfect reference to share with other professionals who can consult on a subject.
Once it is saved, it can be turned into a 3D virtual reality or turned into a physical 3D model. From any of these, a researcher can zoom in and out, viewing the object from every angle. They will get to fully observe the object noninvasively.
Many people have started using this technology because they understand the benefits it has to offer.
This is one of the best ways to observe any object without physically harming it. 3D laser scanning as been adopted throughout the world to improve our safety and will continue to do so as it evolves and develops. There are many reasons people are using this technology, and it has helped create a higher standard of living.