Autumn 2016

Mosaic completes the picture in 3D

Return To Scene launches latest generation of its award-winning visual asset management system, R2S Mosaic.

Return To Scene, the visual technology group company which joined James Fisher this summer, has launched the latest generation of its award-winning visual asset management system (VAM), R2S Mosaic.

The innovative R2S Mosaic software uses specialised photography and advanced mapping techniques to provide a completely immersive 'virtual reality' 360 degree view of any asset or location which allows you to walk around a whole facility without actually being there.

360-degree visual interface:

R2S Mosaic's fully navigable, 360-degree visual interface can be used to take highly accurate measurements in any dimension (X,Y and Z). It also features a unique plant design management software (PDMS) overlay which shows real-life photography of an asset along with the original 3D CAD designs to highlight any differences and provide a direct comparison between what is physically present versus what is on record 'as drawn' or 'as built'. This helps users to navigate the engineering drawings, but also to verify the structure and help fine-tune any required asset maintenance or modifications.

Challenging traditional 3D laser scanning techniques:

The new system also allows users to embed essential information (such as videos, manuals or important notes) into the images so they can be opened and accessed on demand. With these combined features, the new look R2S Mosaic presents a significant cost and time saving challenge to traditional 3D laser techniques as it creates a comparable number of points, but takes less than 20% of the time, plus boasts the additional benefit that the finished model is created exactly as it would appear to the naked eye so that colours, surface details and anomalies can be quickly identified.

R2S Mosaic is expected to revolutionise the costing structure for maintenance and repairs to offshore facilities and structures, as it will enable asset owners, operators, and their suppliers to view, assess and measure every small detail of the facility location without the logistical and cost constraints of repeated familiarisation trips. 

"The new features and functionality of R2S Mosaic enable asset owner, operators and their suppliers to significantly reduce the number of offshore days."

Explains Return To Scene operations director, Sean Huff.

"It means maintenance and retrofit campaigns can be better planned before travelling to the facility and the overall task duration minimised. 'Being able to capture an entire offshore asset using a spherical camera and then assembling the large quantities of data quickly and efficiently has really driven the direction of our product development so that R2S Mosaic really meets our client's future business needs."

BP case study on utilisation of visualisation technology:

As long standing customer, BP has yielded considerable financial and time savings through its use of R2S VAM system, equivalent to 75 man years in time, and $20m on office space, flights, offshore bed requirements and associated travel costs.

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