Helping You Boost Productivity and Maximize Safety with Laser Scanning
“My objective is to show how human-friendly our 3D laser scanners are and how our technology hardware/software combination can generate more business in the fastest, most accurate, and safest way.”
At his core, Ulises Uscanga enjoys helping others. As an industrial plant solutions specialist for Leica Geosystems, he works with you to help your industrial plants operate more efficiently and safely through cutting-edge 3D laser scanning technology.
Before his time at Leica Geosystems, Ulises worked as a field engineer performing three-dimensional surveys of offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, measuring by hand.
In addition, he completed numerous projects for PEMEX, where he measured nearly everything on their offshore platforms and refineries: Pipes, instruments, separator vessels, equipment, structures, big storage tanks, and more.
Ulises knows the importance of accurate measurement in the oil and gas industry. He also knows the challenges of achieving that accuracy when your tools are just a pencil, paper, and a tape measure.
“When I discovered laser scanning as an alternative solution, I was sold,” he says. Ulises became one of the key pioneers of laser scanning in Mexico’s oil and gas market.
He has over 11 years of experience helping oil companies and plant operators utilize 3D scanning to cut costs and boost productivity while simultaneously improving workplace safety.
He was also involved in the development of PEMEX standards imposed by the Mexican Petroleum Institute at the beginning of the 2010 decade. The standards govern the use of 3D laser scanners in industrial plants and offshore platforms.
The Power of Digital Transformation
The industrial plant environment is transforming as more and more companies embrace digitalization.
With laser scanners, Ulises has seen the time needed to capture measurements of an entire oil platform drop from one week to a single day.
And digitalization with a 3D laser scanner allows for the creation of digital twins and capturing as-builts precisely as they are: The measurements of pipes are captured, but so are the details that you never will see in digitalized solid 3D models, like twisted doors, dangling cables, rust, and dents in a piece of equipment.
Eventually, that 3D model, stored digitally, can be communicated across the world for never-before-seen levels of collaboration.
“My objective is to show how human-friendly our 3D laser scanners are and how our technology hardware/software combination can generate more business in the fastest, most accurate, and safest way,” Ulises says.