Oil & Gas Applications

 

State and Federal, as well as, intercompany drawing requirements can be difficult and expensive to update and generate. Laser scanning is an inexpensive, alternative way to gather existing site data to generate these drawings; be able to measure pipe and flanges for size and ratings; distance equipment and potential gas sources for Electrical Area Classification; and gather existing tie-in locations for retrofit site modifications or expansion needs.

High-definition image from our scanner merged with a hue-saturated point cloud with the background image.
High-definition image from our scanner merged with a hue-saturated point cloud with the background image.

Applications

Hue-saturated point cloud of a 200 MMSCFD cryo plant
Hue-saturated point cloud of a 200 MMSCFD cryo plant
  • Scan the site to assist in locating potential combustion source locations for your Electrical Area Classification.
  • Scan your site for accurate tie-in locations for expansion projects.
  • Scan the site to assist in P&ID verification and generation.
High-definition image captured by our laser scanner
High-definition image captured by our laser scanner
  • Scan reutilized equipment to generate accurate drawings.
  • Scan your facility for operations training and support.
  • As-Built Grading
  • Scan for clash detection for your expansion project.

The conventional approach for expansion and retrofit projects is to send a team of surveyors to gather the points that have been specifically requested. Laser scanning allows us to send one scan expert to the field who can gather those same points of interest, plus a billion more for a comparable cost. This extra data that we have can save time, effort and the cost of needing to send a surveyor back to the field if any other information is ever needed. The scan data that we collect eases the validation process, making sure the proposed area of expansion does not contain junction boxes, conduit and any other small exposed equipment or utilities that would be expensive to move or replace.

The Kahuna Spatial Technologies and Advanced Modeling Division utilizes Leica software to integrate the data into an AutoCAD/CADWorx environment, Kahuna is then able to model on top of the point cloud to generate spatially accurate models with CADWorx entities to generate your bill of materials and isometrics. Scanning is a line of sight device, therefore, below ground piping will not be visible in the scans.

Scan data can be very large and difficult to work with. Kahuna has processes in place to provide you the information that you need in a usable and workable file size. Manipulating point cloud data is difficult and rapidly becoming its own specialized industry, Kahuna has on-staff programmers to optimize our production and better suit your needs. Kahuna primarily uses AutoCAD but can support a myriad of different formats. Kahuna can work with point cloud data in either Leica Cyclone Format (.imp, .pts, .ptx, .ptg) or Autodesk Recap (.rcp, .rcs).