In order to determine how and where to install a Ballast Water Treatment System on the target vessel, as well as the required characteristics of the system, a feasibility study needs to be conducted. This phase involves the collection and review of vessel documentation. No single system offers a perfect fit for all vessel types, and this review helps establish the vessel’s specific needs.
The survey report is the feasibility study and survey on board to verify available spaces and constraints. Onboard Survey is conducted with focus on following aspects:
Fresh Water & Compressed Air Demands
Electrical Power Demand
Foundation and Structural Integration
Control System Integration
A better approach involves scanning ship spaces with a 3D laser scanner to create a very detailed and accurate 3D point cloud model. Today’s high-speed laser scanners are quite suitable for this purpose as they can take tens of millions of measurements in just a few minutes. Scans are taken from various positions in order to provide sufficient coverage around equipment. The scans are then registered together to bring them all into the same coordinate system. Scans of the ship's hull and keel can also be taken, in which hull curves and surface models can be created for fuel or stability analysis if needed.
Replacement or new parts or structures are often manufactured off-site. To ensure the perfect fit, the existing structure is scanned and modeled to very high accuracy and used in the design and manufacture of new components or structures.
One misconception regarding 3D scanning is that the scanner does all the work and that what comes out of the scanner is a definitive model that shows everything you need. The point cloud is the raw data that needs to be designed into a viable 3D model. In many cases, the actual scanning activity is only a small part of the total project scope.
Scanphase collaborates with naval companies and field specialists and offers high quality services for shipping companies in all European ports (Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, ...), Spanish ports (Valencia, Algeciras, Barcelona, Las Palmas, Bilbao, Santander, Tarragona, El Ferrol, Cartagena, Avilés ...) and North Africa