Leica Geosystems Launches Certified Plant Service Provider Program

Rigorous training and certification program promotes safety, accuracy and excellence in 3D plant documentation.

NORCROSS, GA, DECEMBER 4, 2014 Leica Geosystems Inc. announced today the availability of a new Certified Plant Service Provider (CPSP) program to establish a standard of excellence for 3D laser scanning in plant environments.

Designed by industry-leading experts at Leica Geosystems, the immersive three-day program includes lectures and hands-on learning to teach the specialized skills required to ensure safety and accuracy in both common and unique situations encountered in plant applications. The program covers automotive, offshore, power generation and oil refineries, as well as other discrete and process manufacturing environments.

With the changing laser scanning market, many unqualified service providers have entered the plant engineering field with substandard laser scanners and poor work processes. The results simply are not good enough to meet the needs of the industry, said Joel Hurt, Plant Business Manager for Leica Geosystems. Major EPCs along with owners of facilities are demanding that their projects be executed at a level of quality and knowledge that reduces risk to their projects while providing highly qualified engineering grade deliverables.

The Certified Plant Service Provider program directly addresses this need. Service providers that successfully complete the rigorous training program will earn a CPSP designation, indicating that they are qualified to perform the work required for 3D plant documentation. Certification must be renewed annually to ensure that the service provider remains current with changes in hardware and software. The program gives plant owners and operators assurance that 3D laser scanning performed by a CPSP will adhere to the highest quality standards.

As the leader in 3D laser scanning solutions for plant applications, Leica Geosystems is committed to creating and upholding such standards of excellence, and were proud to lead the industry by providing the CPSP program, said Hurt. This program gives service providers a way to gain an independent endorsement of their qualifications to differentiate themselves in the market, while also making it easier for owners and operators to move forward on laser scanning projects with confidence. There is no better way to support the growth of a market than by promoting quality.

For more information about the CPSP program, visit http://3dplant.leica-geosystems.us/cpsp-program.php.

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