Project Description


IKM was approached to carry out a comprehensive survey of several oil storage tanks within the refinery, the purpose of which was to assess the tanks:

– Verticality

– Ovality

– Deformation characteristics


IKM surveyed each tank shell, capturing a vast amount of data on the tank surface in a relatively short period of time. This data was then used to create a complete 3D model of the tank shell.

Through careful interrogation of the 3D model, horizontal and vertical sections were produced, each one giving the client a detailed view of the tanks verticality and ovality at any given interval along the tanks surface.

The accurate, remote and rapid method of surveying the tanks surface meant that survey personnel spent a minimal amount of time on-site while at the same time providing the client with a highly detailed and flexible tank model from which they could extract data.