3D Facility Scanning is a revolutionary technology that allows you to capture the full scope of your plant in one fell swoop. With 3D scanning, you can get a complete picture of what is inside your facility—and it’s fast!

With just one scan, you’ll have data on the entire facility: all 460,000 square feet of it. The scan takes 24 hours, and once the scan is complete you will have full access to all data. And even better? You can easily update and integrate new/updated scan locations into the model when changes occur (construction/turnaround/maintenance/etc…).

But scanning isn’t just about capturing data—it also helps you enhance the 3D experience with 2D facility drawings and GIS satellite views. That means integration with intelligent 2D drawings (P&IDs, PFDs and plot plans) to make tagging assets in the model significantly more efficient) as well as GIS integration to map/display scan locations on plant/satellite overviews so you always know where you’re going. It also means setting boundary points to identify equipment contained for planning purposes.

When compared to traditional scanning methods, 3D Facility Scanning has many advantages. For example, it allows facilities to be fully scan-captured within 3-4 days using a single technician, which means that your facility can begin capturing data and accessing it in a timely manner without having to wait for weeks for the job to be completed.

In addition, the costs of equipment and technicians are lower than those of traditional scanning methods. This means that you can start capturing data sooner without sacrificing quality.

Finally, there is an immediate time-to-value realized when you use 3D Scanning. End users can access and train within days of scanning completion.

Scanning is a way to identify isolation/LOTO points without visiting the field. It also allows users to cross reference against 2D drawings for accuracy.

The quality and coverage of a scan allows personnel to:


  • Locate contact corrosion points
  • Locate soil-to-earth interfaces
  • Pre-plan work activities
  • Identify hazards associated with upcoming work
  • Take scaffold measurements for construction/turn-around activities.
  • Train new operations and maintenance personnel
  • Verify as-built conditions in the field against digital models/drawings in use
  • Verify lock-out tag out requirements prior to activities requiring energy isolation.


Access and explore the scanned models within VR solutions (ie. Oculus Quest 2). Integrating the 3D scans with GIS footprints and 2D schematic drawings provides multiple ways for facility personnel to better understand work processes and requirements related to the tasks above.