Why You Should Get Scanning in Tank Maintenance

Why You Should Get Scanning in Tank Maintenance

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Joel Hurt, Jr., vice president of Industrial Plant Solutions for Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, explains how recent developments in laser scanning have removed the barriers to digital data adoption.

The digitalization of tank maintenance and analysis through reality capture is a proven way to increase safety and reduce risk. Laser scanning is a noncontact and non-destructive method of digitally capturing physical objects in 3D using a beam of light, or laser. It is a fast, accurate and safe way to capture digital tank data. In a matter of minutes, laser scanning can capture comprehensive tank data in the form of a point cloud at accuracies of <2 mm, without ladders, scaffolds or lifts.

Read the article in the Fall 2018 edition of Storage Terminals Magazine.