Designing active and passive dust control systems requires experience and precise planning even in environments that are wide open and easy to work inside of. Certain areas of the power plant have special requirements where the placement and design of active dust control systems have to be carefully considered. Combustible dust from tripper rooms and control rooms can find its way into these closed areas, causing unnecessary issues and risks.

3D scanning makes designing complex dust control systems more straightforward than the piecemeal trials of vendor-recommended equipment common previously. Vendor specialists are always focused on selling equipment but not always focused on ensuring the results are optimal. 3D scanning and modeling services allow combustible dust control to be engineered digitally and a dust-control plan to be visualized by plant engineers and maintenance before one screw is loosened. Custom doors, monorails and negative pressure ventilation system designs can all be ‘installed’ digitally and designed around the specific needs of unique sensitive areas. 3D scanning allows volumetric modeling and simulation of ductwork, louvers and environmental conditions. For active combustible dust control washdown systems, each piece of sensitive electronics can be modeled to the millimeter. Not only does this sort of modeling aid in the design, 3D scanning allows accurate estimation of fabrication and installation costs. For example, routing drainage piping can be a difficult task with a high risk for mistakes, delays and cost-overrun. 3D scanning allows all drainage piping to be precisely digitally placed before a single pipe-cut. In addition, 3D scanning enables modeling of installation tasks to understand the challenges or risks that could occur during the install process. Once the project is underway, 3D scanning and modeling allow precise project planning and oversight with every step of installation mapped out. Digitizing your project during planning reduces the risk of costly downtime while ensuring your project is completed right the first time.

Acensium brings decades of combined engineering and consulting experience to the laser scanning field. With large power facilities’ operations depending on the accuracy and competency of their work, the Acensium team has proven time and again that they are the leading engineering consulting firm in the laser-scanning and augmented reality space. Acensium delivers detailed modeling and risk management data, allowing plant decision makers to understand not only the problem but various solutions, benefits and capital costs.