Scanning our way up two tall towers

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Re: Scanning our way up two tall towers

Post by Oliver Buerkler » Tue May 27, 2014 9:08 am

Hi Jonathan.

I could only imagine how spending a night with you at a bonfire would look like.
Forget about all the spooky stories from you childhood - have Jonathan talk about real life! 8-)

Great job and detailed story!

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Re: Scanning our way up two tall towers

Post by jcoco3 » Tue May 27, 2014 9:29 am

Haha! It's really not that bad, but we do try to keep work interesting. I guess our fear of boredom is stronger than our fear of heights. The hardwork of climbing is also a great sleep-aid :)

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Re: Scanning our way up two tall towers

Post by Matt Young » Tue May 27, 2014 11:37 am

Been a while since I climbed one of these and don't think I would want to go through it again to soon.

We do scan a lot of towers like this with the C10 (heavy!).

The main issue we find is when we scan vessels this high is temperature change. Between hot and cold conditions a tower that high could be 300mm different in height! When we are running dimensional control for new refinery vessels this type of temperature calculation can be a challenge!

Great job!

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Post by jcoco3 » Tue May 27, 2014 1:10 pm

Matt,
Much respect for wagging a C10 like that. I doubt I would have the physical strength to do it.

I have never had to do the temperature difference calculation, but I have heard of it and it's importance for certain things like long strait pipe runs. Fortunately I don't have to deal with it this time because the ladders start over at each section. I wonder if that topic has been discussed here before.

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Post by Matt Young » Tue May 27, 2014 1:12 pm

jcoco3 wrote:Much respect for wagging a C10 like that. I doubt I would have the physical strength to do it.
I think I might struggle now... not the athletic type I used to be :(

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Post by 3DForensics » Tue May 27, 2014 1:50 pm

Great story Jonathan. You get access to some interesting places for sure!

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Re: Scanning our way up two tall towers

Post by colhum1 » Tue May 27, 2014 5:48 pm

Brilliant Jonathan,
Hats off to you for that adventure :D
Actually you remind me of one of our National Treasures here in the UK: Fred Dibnah (RIP)
He knew about climbing towers and chimneys way before Health& Safety...... :lol:


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Re: Scanning our way up two tall towers

Post by David Zip » Tue May 27, 2014 6:54 pm

Jonathan, you had me at the edge of my seat the whole time! Fred Dibnah also has to deal with arm fatigue at 3:45 of the chimney video.
Living in oil country here in Alberta gives me a special appreciation of the tower climb and your point cloud at the end of the field work.

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