Laser scanning, dimensional analysis and modelling plays a vital role in confirming plant integrity and is also a major contributor to remaining life assessment and planning lifetime extensions.
The data that we collect at 4Z allows engineers to evaluate component life and potential failure mechanisms, which in turn enables plant operators to ensure equipment reliability and to predict when replacement components are required.
Both risk-based and non-invasive plant inspections need reliable and proven data collection techniques. Using laser scanning/metrology technology is fundamental to the safe and reliable life of operating plant and can have the following benefits:
Reduced inspection time through automated scanning
Wear and defect monitoring to plan component exchange programmes
Information to plan long-term maintenance outages and turn-arounds
Reverse engineering for parts with no OEM drawings
Modelling for finite element analysis