“We used CSA extensively last fall to model the Unit 2 MSR work on the 633’ turbine elevation (i.e., movement of major components and material.) I was impressed with their software, their work and their products.”
-D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant
“I find the CSA scans work great for informational communications between co-workers here. Showing co-workers actual scans of areas is like being right there in the area. Drawing a sketch of talking about the area is just not the same as seeing it.
“Being able to scan the area, or to zoom in on an object that they are looking for, is like watching TV for them. I have not had a chance yet to show them how we can dimension objects that they view. When I do, they wil be at my desk all the time!”
“The laser scanning performed in the drywell during our last refueling outage is currently being used to design permanent drywell shielding. The dose savings is obvious; we can design the shielding during power operation for implementation during our next refueling outage. The scanning was completed in an efficient manner and under the dose budget planned for the work. Your staff was easy to work with, and completed the work ahead of schedule, which was critical to maintaining our outage schedule
“Using the scan data, we will be able to identify and address rigging and interference issues while planning the work, rather than during mod implementation.
“We are anticipating a 50% reduction in effective drywell dose rates from the implementation of the permanent shielding, which equates to an estimate of 70 Rem saved each subsequent refueling outage, based on typical scope.”
-Cooper Nuclear Station
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An international “East and Central European Decommissioning” conference, held June 18-20, 2013 in Trnava, Slovakia, provided a forum for CSA, Inc. to inform the nuclear power industry about its latest advances in laser scanning and 3D technology. The ECED’s program … More
CSA presented and exhibited at HxGN LIVE 2013 – Hexagon International Conference, held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, June 3-6.
CSA has implemented, within PanoMap®, powerful functionality to model intelligent pipelines from laser scans. The functionality uses CSA’s extensive piping libraries for component selection that can be automatically fit on pipelines within the scans. The procedure creates a fully intelligent … More
CSA will be a sponsor as well as a presenter at the SPAR International conference held April 15-18, 2013 in Colorado Springs. CSA’s presentation will cover the relocation of a polymerization plant from Canada to Azerbaijan. CSA has created … More
CSA’s newest version of its PanoMap® software now features a suite of fast, easy one-click model creation tools: One Click Cylinder – fast modeling of cylindrical structures, including complex piping systems One Click 3D Macro Placement – fast intelligent modeling … More
Both River Bend Nuclear Station and MillStone Power Station report improved productivity and reduced need for walkdowns through their iPanoMapTM laser scan database.
CSA participated in an EPRI-sponsored Large Electric Motor Users Group (LEMUG) meeting Feb. 11-14, 2014.