3D Laser Scanning

3D laser scanner with advanced LIDAR technology

Three-dimensional (3D) laser scanning has emerged as the dominant technology for collecting facility data with an unprecedented level of detail and accuracy and in a relatively short time frame. By helping to capture accurate 3D information, the technique provides an ideal tool for planning the life cycle of a facility.

This technology is already in use in a wide variety of industries. It can be useful during the engineering and design phases (to support retrofitting of existing facilities) or during the operational and maintenance phases (to ensure safety and efficiency).


We have been working with this technology since 2002 using a proven methodology
Applus + offers a one-stop solution including support and maintenance for the entire life cycle of an installation
3D laser scan point clouds (color point clouds with a high dynamic range)
High-precision dimension control survey to assist our customers in design, manufacture and installation
Multidisciplinary, such as built-in 3D models in standard software formats (PDMS / SP3D / AutoPlant / AutoCad 3D Plant, etc.)
2D as-built piping and instrumentation diagrams and other electrical and instrumentation documentation
Full integration of 3D as-builts (3D model and point cloud), 2D as-builts with industry-standard asset integrity management (AIM) and product life-cycle management (PLM) solutions
Limitations when use in rainy weather


Accuracy Unprecedented level of detail and accuracy and in a relatively short time frame.
Engineering Tools Support retrofitting of existing facilities during the engineering and design phases.
Safety Ensure safety and efficiency during the operational and maintenance phases.
Relative business impact
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Cost reduction:
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Technology Readiness Level
Development Technology demonstration Mature / Proven

About Applus RVIS

Applus RVIS provides remote visual inspection services for quality assurance and asset integrity management. We combine inspection expertise with remote technology, artificial intelligence, cameras and various sensors to make inspections safer. We focus on remote inspection solutions that are faster and cheaper than conventional methods. 

Our vision is to eliminate people working in dangerous environments by using remote technology and artificial intelligence. We believe that by improving safety and efficiency of inspections, our clients’ operations become safer and their facilities more profitable.   

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