Refinery Services - FRAS Solutions

Fitness For Service Inspection with 3D Scanners


Faster and Safer than other NDT Methods.

Learn these new 3D methods for corrosion and dent assessments.


Inspection Services Provided

3D Laser Scanning of Defects on Structures

Laser scanning is faster and safer than pit gauges or ultrasonic testing for geometric defects such as corrosion and mechanical damage. We use the most accurate scanner available for these assessments.

Corrosion Evaluation of Pressure Vessels and Piping

Advanced corrosion analysis and fit for service (FFS) assignments can be performed on straight pipes, elbows, U-bends, nozzles and pressure vessels. Our analysis method is more accurate than others available.

Mechanical Damage Assessments

Evaluation of mechanical damages is safer and more accurate with 3D technologies. Strain estimation is more repeatable and more geometries can be used to predict fatigue and failure.

Fully adapted to your current process

Code Compliant

​The laser scanning method has been used successfully over the years with different codes and standards such as ASME B31.G and API 579. 3D scanned datasets are so high in resolution and accuracy that they can be resampled and organized to fit requirements of most other national codes.

Universal Formats and Technology

We work with many standard file formats such as STL, OBJ and point clouds. Consequently, we can import and process 3D data made from any 3D recording instrument. Results can be delivered in Excel, 3D colormaps and many other custom formats. 

FREE Integration with your Analysis Software Program

Based on specific requirements, we adapt our results to fit company owned software, should you require an easy way to import our data in your analysis software program. 

What makes us different is what we can do

General or Heavy Corrosion Evaluation

Challenge: General corrosion on piping and tank walls is problematic because UT is not reliable for pit measurements and pit gauges don't have trusted contact surfaces to properly measure corrosion.

Our Solution: ​Integration of 3D scanned data with other NDT technologies allows for accurate measurements of pit depths and account for smooth thickness variations.

Repair Assistance during Shutdowns

Challenge: Planning is critical during a shutdown, and anything that can be done to reduce the time spent on-site is of great value.

Our Solution: 3D scanning can be used to speed up repairs and avoid "trial and errors" situations.

Example: Sometimes, pressure vessels must be opened to get access from the inside. After a door cutout, the vessel and door shape change because of internal stress in the structure. A method using 3D scanning makes sure that the door will fit perfectly when it is time to weld it back in place.