Dean Solberg (left), Rob Ellington (middle) and Noel Brekas (far right).

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, exhibited at POWERGEN International together with In-Place Machining Company (IPM), Oasis Alignment Services: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and East Coast Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company in booth 3014. Representatives were on hand to offer solutions for the thermal, hydro, nuclear, wind and diesel industries.

The show was recently held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  POWERGEN is the largest networking and business hub for generators and solution providers engaged in power generation. Power producers, utilities, EPCs, consultants, OEMs and large-scale energy users gather to discover unparalleled education, peer-to-peer networking and solutions from top providers.

Leica RTC360 used in plants.

Exact Metrology displayed its Leica RTC360. Manufactured by Leica Geosystems, these portable coordinate measuring machines are designed to measure large-scale objects. The RTC360 3D Reality capture scanner is ideal for professionals managing project complexities with accurate and reliable 3D representations. This scanner effectively combines a high-performance 3D laser scanner with Leica Cyclone Field 360, a mobile device app for edge computing that automatically registers scans in real time and Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360, an office software that integrates the 3D model into the workflow. Additional features include capturing scans, including enriching HDR imagery, in less than two minutes, automatically recording moves from station to station and augmenting data capture with information tags.

Measurement services displayed by OASIS Alignment Services included 26 power plant (hydro, steam and gas) jobs performed in 2020. Most jobs involved metrology support, with two including mechanical work. In 2021, the total number was 37, most of which were metrology supported, with six jobs including mechanical work. Last year, 29 power plant jobs were performed, two including mechanical work.  To date in 2023, 10 jobs have been accomplished, three involving mechanical work.  Examples of mechanical jobs in the power industry typically include cooling tower fan alignment, pump alignment, replacement of turbine bearings, generator alignment, new coupling installment, gearbox alignment, circular pump alignment, repair of broken shaft and solar generator alignment.  Some metrology alignment jobs comprised inspection of turbine components, monitoring of components during a rebuild, structural movement studies, flatness inspections and others.

Present at the event were Dean Solberg, Vice President of Metrology Sales and Services at Exact Metrology, IPM Sales Managers Noel Brekas, Ronnie Onofry and Rob Ellington, Paul Parry, Director of Sales-Field Machining and Ulises Uscanga, Head of Industrial Plant Solutions at Leica Geosystems.

Dean Solberg highlighted the importance of having East Coast Metrology at the show. “The recent acquisition of East Coast Metrology allows IPM Measurement Group to provide nationwide coverage with metrology services to complement its field machining capabilities. We are excited to continue serving our customers’ needs as their one-stop shop." 

IPM discussed its recent acquisition of East Coast Metrology, which now afford the company nationwide coverage with metrology services to complement its field machining capabilities.