difcam

A fast, efficient and automated approach to the basic visual inspection of structures.

Digital Imaging for Condition Asset Management (DIFCAM), reduces or removes the need for human visual inspections that can be costly and present safety risks.  Although originally developed for use in railway tunnels, it can be used to carry out inspections on other types of networks and structures.

The system captures a complete visual record and 3D model of almost any structure. Using a high-grade inertial guidance platform, the datasets combine to produce a high quality 3D representation of the asset for analysis.

Over time, the data captured builds into a historic record than can be continually compared and analysed to identify changes. This allows maintenance engineers to quickly identify potential new defects (e.g. cracks, spalling or bulging) quickly and safely.

  • Rail tunnels
  • Road tunnels
  • Rail bridges
  • Road bridges
  • Remote structures e.g. wind turbines
  • Hazardous structures e.g. nuclear facilities
  • Complete structures e.g. power station piping
  • Trolley based survey system
  • 360 degree rotating laser profiling creating high density point cloud
  • High resolution digital imagery
  • Survey grade positioning system
  • Run-on-run analysis software to determine changes in infrastructure
  • Fast data capture
  • Direct inspection-to-inspection comparison
  • Full record of the structure created
  • Reduced survey time
  • Richer, more detailed spatial data
  • Removal of risks to workforce safety

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