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Marine industry 3D laser scanning and its practical importance

3D laser scanning has revolutionized ship verification and design, providing a more accurate and efficient approach compared to traditional manual measurements. The technology's versatility enables a wide range of applications across the marine industry, from equipment installation to hull inspections and modifications. As 3D laser scanning technology continues to advance, its impact on the marine industry is expected to grow even further, ensuring safer, more efficient, and cost-effective operations.

Laser scanning for ships retrofits - Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Malta, Morocco
Laser scanning for ships retrofits

 Traditional Ship Verification Methods

Traditionally, ship verifications have involved manually measuring existing systems and spaces using tape measures. While this method is straightforward, it can be time-consuming and prone to errors. The resulting measurements may have significant discrepancies with the actual conditions on the ship, leading to several challenges:

  • Uncertainty and Cost: The uncertainty associated with manual measurements necessitates allowances in design and construction documents. These allowances can increase project costs and even prevent the installation of new equipment if the estimated space is deemed too small.

  • Accuracy Issues: Manual measurements may not capture the true dimensions and details of the ship's structure and equipment, potentially leading to design conflicts and installation errors.


Revolutionizing ship verification with 3d laser scanning

3D laser scanning emerged as a transformative technology for ship verification, offering significant advantages over traditional methods:

  • Accurate 3D Point Cloud Model: 3D laser scanners emit a beam of light and capture millions of measurements to create a highly detailed and accurate 3D point cloud model of the ship's interior. This model precisely captures the geometry, dimensions, and spatial relationships of the ship's structure and equipment.

  • Reduced Errors and Allowances: The accuracy of 3D laser scanning eliminates the need for large allowances in design and construction documents, leading to more accurate and cost-effective projects.

  • Real-time Data Collection: 3D laser scanners can collect data quickly and efficiently, even while the ship is in operation. This allows for real-time verification of the ship's condition and enables engineers to make informed decisions promptly.


Accurate 3D Point cloud model for marine retrofits (Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, ...)
Accurate 3D Point cloud model for marine retrofits

Practical Applications of 3D Laser Scanning

3D laser scanning has numerous applications in the marine industry, including:

  • Ballast Water Treatment System Installation: 3D scans provide precise measurements of the installation space, ensuring that the system fits properly and avoids conflicts with other equipment.

  • Scrubber System Installation: 3D scans accurately define the space required for scrubber installation, minimizing the need for modifications and ensuring compatibility with existing systems.

  • Ventilation Upgrade and Duct Modifications: 3D scans accurately capture the layout of ventilation ducts and equipment, enabling efficient design of upgrades and modifications without disrupting the ship's airflow.

  • Pipe Spool Replacements: 3D scans provide precise dimensions of in-service pipe spools, enabling accurate replacements without the need for extensive cutting and welding.

  • Hull Repairs and Geometry Analysis: 3D scans precisely document hull damage and geometry, aiding in repairs and stability assessments.

  • Visualization of Ship Alterations: 3D scans create a digital baseline for any ship structure or system alterations, allowing for comprehensive documentation and future reference.

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, Sagunto, Tarragona, El Ferrol, Cartagena, Avilés ...) and North Africa


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