Years ago a refinery modified and repurposed a previously used tank into a condensate tank. The tank was in need of replacement, but the facility did not have drawings to begin the project.
Due to a lack of drawings and information, AsBuilt was contracted to laser scan the tank, process piping, inlets and outlets, immediate surrounding structure and equipment. After scanning AsBuilt provided a point cloud, 3D models, and 2D drawings.
Captured As-Is Conditions - The existing conditions consisted of a repurposed tank and field routed piping. As is often the case, the modifications were not documented in as-built drawings.
Precise Equipment Placement - The new tank and piping will be placed and routed virtually to avoid clashing with existing equipment.
Reduced Timeline - AsBuilt was able to capture more data in one day of scanning than a team of engineers could capture in weeks. This process also reduces the common mistakes made with the tape measure.
Offsite Fabrication - The tank and all connecting piping will be fabricated off site which reduces risk for the facility owner and traditionally delivers a much more accurate fabrication.
2D As Built Drawings