The tank inspection conducted by Glanville Geospatial at a busy naval facility was a critical assessment aimed at evaluating deformation and damage in large fuel tanks.
The methodology involved employing a static laser scanner to gather precise data, enabling the creation of insightful heat maps pinpointing areas of significant deformation, often termed 'hot spots.'
Case Study in Detail
The process began with careful planning and preparation to ensure safety protocols were in place, considering the hazardous nature of fuel tanks and the operational environment within a naval facility. Once safety measures were established, the laser scanner was strategically positioned to capture comprehensive data on the tanks' surfaces.
By utilising this advanced technology, Glanville Geospatial could generate highly detailed and accurate three-dimensional representations of the tanks. These representations were crucial in creating heat maps that visually highlighted areas where deformation or damage was most prominent. These 'hot spots' indicated zones requiring immediate attention or further investigation.
The resulting data and analyses provided the naval facility with actionable information, allowing them to prioritise maintenance or repair efforts where necessary. Furthermore, the intuitive heat maps and comparative surface analyses facilitated clearer communication of findings to stakeholders, aiding in decision-making processes regarding maintenance schedules or potential structural modifications.
Overall, the utilisation of static laser scanning technology by Glanville Geospatial showcased an innovative and comprehensive approach to tank inspection and monitoring. The combination of advanced data collection methods, in-depth analysis, and visualisation techniques provided a holistic view of the tanks' conditions, contributing significantly to maintaining the safety and efficiency of the naval facility's infrastructure.