Piping with 3D scan at UNILIN

30 03 2020 Hafibo

UNILIN, division insulation, belonging to the UNILIN group, produces PIR insulation boards and self-supporting roofing elements. Unilin relies on Lybover METAL for the venting and airing of 18 storage tanks. In 1 week we converted all the piping thanks to 3D scanning.

Due to the current risks of overpressure and underpressure during filling and emptying of the existing "atmospheric" storage tanks, Unilin made the choice to install a central piping network out of stainless steel piping DN80 with accompanying safety components. If the tanks are emptied during production, the piping network creates a slight overpressure on the tanks. Conversely, if one fills the tanks, the piping network ensures the venting of the tanks.

Design based on a 3D scan
The design was realized using a 3D scan. This makes it possible to test the drawings in advance against the production environment, which gives a clear picture of the final reality. In this way clashes and difficulties with the environment can be clearly visualized. The customer receives a 3D model in which both the
3D scan of the current situation as well as the new piping can be seen. This allows the client to test any design choices and difficulties internally (accessibility of certain components, valve positions, choice of support, ...) before assembly.

Depending on the feedback, parts can be adapted prior to production and assembly. In this way, the design is fully adapted to the customer's requirements before the start. He can fully view his installation, adjust it and validate it before realization. There is no discussion afterwards because the customer approves the design for 100% before construction.

Tight timing, safety and quality increase thanks to 3D scanning
Due to the 3D scan, practically all pipe parts are made as prefabricated pieces in our workshops. In this way, the welding work can also be carried out in optimal conditions, so that its quality can be guaranteed.
In this way, the work on site is rather limited to mechanical assembly (plug&play) with many advantages for the customer. Not only is the assembly time at the customer minimal, the associated risks of accidents (one should not weld with flammable materials nearby), the time frame in which the customer is disturbed in daily operations, downtime and the costs (measuring everything on site is much more expensive) associated with this are reduced. In this way we can deliver a perfect as built without the need for extra time.