Truepoint Laser Scanning

Water / Wastewater Treatment Plants

TruePoint is experienced in providing 3D laser scanning services for water and wastewater infrastructure. We have seen facilities from 40 MGD to 1 BGD and can high definition laser scan the interior and exterior of buildings; foundations; structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing features; equipment, motors, conduit and piping down to ½ inch diameter. We can work directly for municipalities, Engineering firms and privately owned facilities.

Our Experience
Our laser scanning experience in water and wastewater treatment plants includes:

  • Pumping Stations
  • Elevated and Digester Tanks
  • Pipe Galleries
  • Filter Pump Rooms
  • Sedimentary Basins
  • Flocculation Basins
  • Large Format Pipe Runs
  • Water Purification Systems
  • Polymer Rooms

Benefits of Laser Scanning
3D laser scanning allows TruePoint to provide clients with precise data in a short amount of time. Our scan technicians accurately and efficiently capture data in locations where accessibility is difficult and areas are unsafe. The smallest details can be captured in highly congested areas. Tanks and basins must be drained, but can be scanned from the exterior. TruePoint can provide reliable, accurate as-built information for facility upgrades and expansions. 3D laser scanning can aid in design, construction sequencing and scheduling, plus reduce change orders.

Deliverables and Services
BIM/CAD deliverables can be provided in a variety of formats including AutoCAD Plant 3D, Navisworks, Bentley MicroStation, Revit, AutoCAD MEP, or simple AutoCAD solids.

Point cloud deliverables can include file formats such as:

  • Leica (.pts, .ptx, .ptg)
  • Autodesk Recap (.rcs and/or .rcp)
  • Bentley (.pod)

Additional services include 2D site plans and 3D BIM models in additional Autodesk products such as AutoCAD Civil 3D. Leica TruViews and full color photographs complement the deliverables and further expand on details from laser scan data in a standard Microsoft Windows environment.

Data can be used to create accurate as-builts of the facility, aid in the generation of isometric drawings and for clash detection and pre-fabrication purposes.

Our engineers can work closely with clients to develop project phasing and sequencing, custom equipment tagging, pipe scheduling and sorting phasing in Revit. They can assign properties of pipes including pipe material specifications and conduct volume calculations and deformation analysis. ClearEdge 3D Edgewise software can be used to process piping and build custom libraries specific to client needs. Custom Revit families can also be generated to build a library of custom content.

Contact TruePoint Laser Scanning
Laser scanning is a great facility documentation and management tool with benefits that can be realized many times throughout the life of a facility. Our scan technicians, engineers and CAD designers work together to help you control costs and complete projects on time and within budget. Contact TruePoint Laser Scanning today at 419-843-SCAN (7226) or email us at for more information about laser scanning services for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants.

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Water / Wastewater Treatment Plants Case Studies (view all case studies)

3D Laser Scanning a Sewage Pumping Station

TruePoint was selected to conduct high definition laser scanning and collect field measurements for a sewage pumping station in Detroit, Michigan. The interior and exterior of this location was 3D laser scanned to capture architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, instrumentation and controls of the facility and provide current as-built information for the client. This data was used to aid in design modifications and upgrades to the existing facility. 3D laser scanning was completed down to ½ inch in diameter.

Detroit, Michigan

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3D Laser Scanning a Wastewater Treatment Plant

3D laser scan a 400-foot interior tunnel and adjacent digester tank pumps and piping for a Wastewater Treatment Plant in Columbus, Ohio. TruePoint Laser Scanning captured all structural features such as walls, floors, ceiling, columns and beams; a footprint of mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment; and piping ½” in diameter and greater.

Columbus, Ohio

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3D Laser Scan a Wastewater Treatment Facility

TruePoint provided high definition laser scanning services for 2,000 square feet of mechanical space in a water treatment facility in Dallas, Texas. The task was to capture structural columns, beams, mechanical equipment, piping, conveyors and large bore piping.

Dallas, Texas

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Laser Scanning 120 MGD Water Treatment Facility

To laser scan the sub-level of a 120 MGD treatment area capturing all structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing features, equipment and piping down to ½ inch in diameter.

Toledo, Ohio

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Laser Scanning of Water Membrane Filtration System

To laser scan a water membrane filtration system, including the tanks, valves, control panels, and associated piping—some of which is as small as a half-inch in diameter.

Cleveland, Ohio Area

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3D Laser Scanning of a Water Treatment Facility

To laser scan a series of above ground pipes connecting various solids tanks and filter structures at a water treatment facility. 

Palm Bay, Florida

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Lidar Laser Survey of a Water Purification System

To scan the three main tanks of a water purification system in order to capture information regarding their exact sizes, locations, and spaces, as well as all of the structural and MEP features associated with the existing units. 

Malta, New York

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Water Tank Analysis

To scan the interior and exterior of a two-million-gallon water storage tank and provide a detailed tank analysis. The county was interested in documenting and monitoring any changes in the shape of the tank and the contouring of the floor and ceiling slabs over time.

near Denver, Colorado

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*DISCLAIMER: 3D Laser scanning is a measurement tool to assist in capturing as-built conditions of existing spaces and should be used in conjunction with other sound industry practices for verifying these conditions, including but not limited to: site visits, manual field measurements and verifications of scan data, to ensure its accuracy prior to design and engineering. Because this data can be used for various applications and disciplines outside the scope of the original field scanning and beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that the data is accurate for these uses.
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