3D scanning

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) utilizes 3D scanning to support a variety of services to exceed our clients’ expectations.  3D scanning is a valuable tool used to gather a wealth of data with ultimate accuracy.  Its result is an effective visual communication aid that vessel owners, operators and shipyards can use to make better, more informed decisions.  Additionally, it gives our engineers the ability to evaluate data and solve problems more precisely.  EBDG is committed to incorporating advanced technology and design approaches to increase our efficiencies and engineering solutions for our clients.

Our 3D scanning services can support:

  • Piping systems modifications
  • Structural modifications
  • As-Built drawing development
  • Model development
  • Vessel stability documentation
  • Vessel repowers
  • Ballast water treatment installations
  • Equipment removal and replacement interferences

Case 1

EBDG supported a ferry operator with piping modifications to a bilge and ballast system on a large passenger vessel.  Scanning allowed for exact 3D modeling and troubleshooting of the as-built system prior to modifications.  An interference study was done to determine optimal pipe routing prior to pipe spool fabrication and installation.

Case 2

EBDG supported a fishing processer with the replacement of a 4,500 kW reduction gear on a tight timeline. After a gear selection study, 3D scanning was completed to identify piping interferences, shaft line stack up tolerances, and structural modifications to accommodate the new gear.  Working closely with the gear manufacturer and shipyard, a plan was developed while the vessel was at sea.  Upon return, the replacement went smoothly with minimal downtime for the vessel and minimal hassle for the shipyard.

Case 3

EBDG supported a local ferry operator to develop a 3D model of their vessel’s pilothouse and bridge wings.  Dated vessel drawings necessitated the use of 3D scanning to capture the current structure and controls layout.

Case 4

EBDG supported a client to develop current piping systems drawings for a passenger/vehicle ferry.  3D scanning was used to capture the current piping and machinery arrangements and translated into As-Built drawings for the vessel.  The drawings assist with ongoing maintenance of the vessel as well as training for new crew members.

Case 5

EBDG supported a tug and barge client to develop a 3D hull model from 3D scan data.  The 3D model was used to develop a stability booklet for the vessel.