Using reality capture to enable virtual visits reduce financial risks and improve safety to the plant owners and to those working at the plant. Virtual visit are not limited by radiation or by other conditions at the plant and entering areas that would otherwise be only accessible during the outage is possible 24/7. This way the planning phase of a project can be performed mainly remotely. For example, planning outage works is easier and more accurate with the help of virtual visits. Virtual visits with contractors also help in receiving competitive tenders for projects where site works play a big part. eSiteview also makes communication run smoothly between the plant personnel and other interested parties. This is especially the case now that business travel is limited.
These same advantages apply to decommissioning projects. The typical situation is that the input documentation is of poor quality and planning is often based on assumptions – that are often proven wrong: old and inaccurate drawings are used, equipment is continuously dismantled, structures are demolished and radiation conditions change. Careful planning should the key for successful and safe decommissioning.