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Hello All, does anyone know or have experience in using Faro scanner in an offshore project, does it do the job? It is much appreciated if someone can inlighten me on this matter.
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I have a former colleague or two that have done them successfully. I don't believe there were any issues specific to the scanner, more of a pain in terms of getting the safety/access/training required to do hot work on the rig. Helicopter water survival training and all that fun stuff. Probably looking at 3-5 days of training specifically for this if you've not already got that sorted out ahead of time.
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Thank you Tommy, that is good to know, I thought it should not be a problem too, as long as the scanner kept steady.
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We use the Faro for all scanning jobs, no issues at all, brilliant units for the environment. Very light and good battery life. As Tommy says the hot work issue is there, but its usually pretty straight forward to sort the permits out.

The only issues I've seen with them is the exposure settings and vibrations (wind or mechanical). It can be difficult to expose properly for colour in some areas due to low light and full sun in some areas, type of artificial lights used and bright high gloss bulkhead paint. If you have the hdr capability, excellent.

Vibrations... best advice is to get the tripod to sit on top of structural steel where possible, and use rubber pads for areas of high vibration on solid deck plate. Wind can be an issue depending on where you are as well, North sea in winter for example. The faro is very good when it comes to that actually, and stands up to a vibration very well.

If you are used to offshore environments then the other points for scanning are well known to you but as far as the faro goes, they are very good.
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Thank you Scott, this is very informative.
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