IMPLEMENTATIONS OF BALLAST WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS (BWTS) AND EXHAUST TREATMENT SYSTEMS (SCRUBBER)
The main modifications carried out in the areas of ship power plants result from the planned regulations regarding ballast water purification systems and exhaust cleaning systems. The implementation of both these modifications requires significant arrangement changes in the machinery space, and if the whole is to be successful, the overall interference with existing systems should be reduced to the necessary minimum.
Using 3D scanning technology, a precise tool in which we are equipped, we are able to optimize the “cost-functionality” of introduced modifications.
Designing based on point cloud is extremely accurate and effective, once prepared point cloud of the ship’s power plant can be used at any stage of modification – from feasibility study to working project. It is also a valuable element constituting a kind of delivery documentation after reconstruction.
SMALL MODIFICATIONS OF ENGINE ROOM
There is also a significant part of the modification that does not require such large changes as in the case of ballast water purification systems and exhaust gas purification systems. Many of the smaller modifications can be made even during a ship’s voyage. Such changes should be implemented quickly and efficiently. A design team equipped with 3D scanning technology is able to carry out the entire design process very efficiently and with minimal crew involvement. The number of inspections can also be reduced, and after each of them the design team receives a complete set of input data for future design.
Nowadays, shipowners often receive 3D models of their new constructions, which is a very valuable component of the ship’s overall delivery documentation. Projects from previous years, unfortunately, usually do not have an interactive 3D model of the entire unit. Laser scanning technology is the best method to make up for such deficiencies by preparing a fully interactive and very detailed 3D model based on the obtained point cloud.
Photographic documentation is an important element of the data from the inspection carried out on the ship, however, a single photo is not always able to fully record all significant aspects of the visit to the vessel. Preparation of photographic documentation using a laser scanner completely changes the meaning and increases the quality of a single inspection. Preparing 360-degree photos with a map of the scanner’s position, we create compact and practical documentation, and above all a fully metric one.
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