Industrial Measurement

Industrial measurement with millimeter precision is possible through Westlake’s 3D dimensioning division. This innovative service offers real-time capabilities in measurement, dimensioning, layout and installation support. Comprehensive, in-depth project planning, site inventory and remote data collection are all possible with 3D scanning. Westlake 3D specialists have provided 3D measurement/industrial measurement for complex projects in a variety of challenging environments throughout the United States.

Industrial Measurement Services include:

  • As-Built Dimensioning for Design Verification to Support Prefabrication
  • Verification of Fabricated Components (with Design to As-Built Comparisons)
  • 3D Support for Layout and Real Time Installation/Alignment
  • Deformation Assessment and Monitoring
  • 2D/3D Precise Layout
  • Precise 3D Control Networks

System Capabilities

Westlake’s Industrial Measurement Services are not conventional surveying. A more fitting description is ‘applied geometry’, as we take measurements to model and verify geometric shapes, dimensions and relationships. We also provide layout and real-time alignment and assembly support.

3D Precision

We typically achieve millimeter precision-in all three dimensions-for any given measurement. This allows us to provide true 3D coordinates for each point measured to be used for as-builting, analysis or layout.

Coordinate Analysis

The same coordinate system is maintained as we move around objects, or into the interior of a building or ship. This ties all measurements to a common site coordinate system. Coordinate conversions can also be made to reference measurements to project geometry (such as a ship’s centerline, a building grid or the centerline of a rudder stock).

Applications

Westlake’s real-time capability for industrial measurement is of particular value for precise assembly/alignment support. Providing data to generate precise, 3D as-builts allows us to analyze shapes in real-time. If design data is provided in advance, we can make real-time field comparisons of as-builts and as-designed coordinates. This allows us to monitor movement and assess deformation.

Project Collaboration

The challenging nature of the projects we undertake requires Westlake to work closely with the client/contractor. Together, we define the project approach and deliverables, establish site geometry, define project tolerances and identify network control locations. Westlake staff enjoy this collaboration and find it supports successful project outcomes.

Manufacturing

Our industrial measurement services enable pre-fabrication and precise alignment of an array of manufacturing system components, as well as comparison of design to as-fabricated or as-installed components. We also provide as-builts for pre-fabrication for replacement or upgrade components, achieving a first-time fit. Our experience includes projects at oil refineries, pulp and paper facilities, metal fabrication, and steel milling facilities.

High Tech Facilities

The constant evolution of fabrication processes in the high-tech and industrial arenas demands layout to exacting tolerances. This precise layout supports the alignment of material handling and conveyance systems, and associated equipment. Westlake provides industrial measurement services to support owners, engineers and contractors for design, modification, construction and installations in a wide variety of facility types. These include microprocessor/chip facilities, solar energy manufacturing sites, shipyards, steel fabrication plants and pulp/paper/fiber facilities. Our experience includes projects in new facilities under construction, operating in clean rooms, and in facilities undergoing conversion or modification

Marine

Westlake has a history of service to the marine industries working on both large and small vessels. One of our first projects was the Glomar Explorer which was converted from a spy ship recovery vessel to oil exploration. Other projects include deformation assessment of large naval supply ships, an Alaskan ferry, and a Columbia River tug, as well as dimensional control and verification for modular fabrication of a power barge.

Complex Fabrication

Westlake has provided layout and on-site verification of geometry for many complex fabrication projects. Sample projects include rudder castings and assemblies for ships, and both marine and power barge fabrication, as well as bridge/overpass girder assemblies.

Deformation Analysis and Monitoring

Our high tolerance, 3D measurements facilitate analysis of structures to identify deviation or deformation in any dimension. Examples include structural columns in old buildings, freeway overpass supports, bridge lift spans, marine vessels and rudder assemblies, and manufacturing equipment. In other situations, we perform repeat 3D measurements to monitor existing structures to identify movement or settling as construction efforts are conducted nearby.

Client Testimonial

I consider Westlake personnel to have a high level of integrity as well as being accurate, conscientious and principled in their work. In my opinion, Westlake is a very accomplished and competent surveying firm, and I have no hesitation in recommending them for public agency surveying services.

Pat McDougal, Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership

Contact Us

15115 SW Sequoia Parkway, Suite 150
Tigard, OR 97224

503.684.0652

info@westlakeconsultants.com