Step Change Engineering (SCE) has applied recent advances in technology to develop a low cost, fully integrated design process which uses hand held scanning equipment to accurately capture the plant in 3D data format, an essential pre-requisite for execution of many Brownfield modifications.
Scope & Deliverables
Our scope typically includes an offshore survey to verify as-built detail. Data capture is fast and efficient with, in most cases, only short surveys required. Deliverables include a seamless transfer of the data to an optimised 3D modelling environment to generate isometrics and bills of material. Surveys can be performed at both concept and detailed design stages.
Data capture using hand held or “freestyle” scanning devices is a new and progressive technology. SCE is leading the way in its application offshore and has integrated the devices into an efficient design workflow. The equipment is light, easy to use and captured data can be processed quickly.
SCE has successfully demonstrated the application of hand held scanning technology as part of an integrated design process / workflow solution to significantly cut offshore survey times and reduce onshore design requirements. Typical cost and schedule savings of 30-50% are achievable when compared to conventional methods.