In this recent detailed article published in the Digital Journal the author documents the benefits and case for the use of 3D laser scanning in the maintenance and upgrade of nuclear power plants.
This includes the ability to rapidly collect field data, minimize plant risk, and maximize worker safety. Even more, parts of a nuclear plant are only accessible during outages (to refuel), which typically occurs every 18 months. Thus, any project involving a nuclear facility is usually planned a year or more in advance and having accurate information is imperative.
The author of the article is Andrew Titcomb, Advanced Technologies Manager at Fenstermaker with 13 years of experience in professional 3D laser scanning for high definition survey (HDS) projects. It’s a well written article that documents the case for the use of 3D laser scanning.