CSA is implementing a process to integrate PanoMap® laser scanning technology with point-cloud data generated by handheld scanners. This process is designed to support plant modifications and changes. The initial plant as-built documentation is done with traditional high capacity laser scanners.
The handheld scanners are used to capture plant changes. The scanner’s attached tablet is pre-loaded with existing scans. The plant changes collected by the handheld scanners are automatically locked and registered to existing scans. For this development, CSA is using DotProduct’s handheld scanner. This process allows for quick and accurate updates to the previously-scanned facility, keeping the plant documentation evergreen.
CSA, together with EPRI, is developing this technology to support plant operation changes and activities in the nuclear industry.