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3D BIM Scanning at University Boiler House

Task:
TruePoint provided laser scanning services for a client to plan modifications for a new boiler system. This boiler system was located in a Heating Plant on a college campus near Ypsilanti, Michigan and produces half of the electricity consumed on campus. TruePoint’s scan technician captured the structural features, equipment and MEP features of the operating floor, basement, mezzanine, roof and exterior façade. TruePoint engineers and CAD technicians delivered a 3D point cloud file that could be used to plan modifications and piping interferences.

Location: 
Ypsilanti, Michigan

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3D Laser Scanning a Power Plant

Task:
TruePoint provided 3D laser scanning and modeling services for a Power Plant in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which generates and processes four main services: steam, electricity, compressed air and domestic hot water. The objective was to as-built survey the 5-level building, basement, exterior facades, rooftop areas, electrical switch gear rooms, vaults and interstitial space below the control room. TruePoint generated a 3D model in Bentley Microstation for the client’s use. The model included all civil, structural, electrical and mechanical features, including piping and conduits ½" in diameter and larger.

Location: 
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Power, Process, & Plant Case Studies

3D Laser Scanning a Mechanical Room to Develop a 3D Model

Task:
TruePoint provided laser scanning services with the primary objective of developing a 3D model of a mechanical room. The room was approximately 60 feet by 80 feet and located in a transmitter facility in Jacksonville, Florida. TruePoint’s targets of acquisition included the interior structure, MEP equipment, and exterior walls of the mechanical room.

Location: 
Jacksonville, Florida

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Mechanical Room to Develop a 3D Model

3D Laser Scanning a Biochemical Processing Facility

Task:
Provide high definition laser scanning services for a 50' x 50' x 20' area in a biochemical processing facility. The client was replacing pipes to a hydration tank pump and desired a 3D model to plan and fabricate the new pipes, ensuring proper fit and avoiding clashes. The objective for this laser scan was to capture vessels, piping, flanges, structural steel and pipe supports.

Location: 
Raceland, Louisiana

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3D Laser Scanning a Biochemica

3D Laser Scanning a Sewage Pumping Station

Task:
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.

Location: 
Detroit, Michigan

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3D Laser Scanning a Sewage Pumping Station

3D Laser Scanning a Grain Elevator in Michigan

Task:
TruePoint provided high definition laser scanning services at a grain elevator in Michigan to capture the as-is conditions of the site. The client needed an accurate representation of the structural features to perform maintenance upgrades. They wanted specific documentation of the bucket elevator legs, fill conveyor bridges and tower supports.

Location: 
Near Saginaw, Michigan

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3D Laser Scanning a Grain Elevator in Michigan

Laser Scan to Capture Flange Information for Prefabrication

Task:
Laser scan a total of 100 Natural Gas Separator Units and Metering Skids to capture detailed flange information, including bolt hole orientation, elevation information and pitch of flanges. TruePoint generated 3D models of each skid’s flange for the client to verify the flange versus pipe orientation. The client used this information in pre-fabrication efforts to decrease their time making field changes during installation.

Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio

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Laser Scan to Capture Flange Information

3D Laser Scanning A 40-Acre Chemical Processing Plant

Task:
TruePoint 3D laser scanned a 40-acre plant in Western Kentucky that provides specialty chemicals for a variety of industrial applications and personal care industries, such as pharmaceutical, food and beverage. TruePoint aided the client in the generation of isometric drawings for this 1955-built facility, which serves more than 100 countries. TruePoint laser scanned the interior and exterior of 20 buildings, tank farms, cooling towers, water treatment facilities, hazardous waste generators, refineries, retainage areas, processing towers, platforms and railroad tracks. The task was to high-definition survey all structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing features, equipment and piping down to ½ inch diameter.

Location: 
Western Kentucky

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3D Laser Scanning to Prefabricate Platform Upgrades

Task:
Using Lidar mapping, TruePoint laser scanned a steel platform near Indianapolis, Indiana.

Location: 
Crawfordsville, Indiana

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Lidar mapping Indiana

Laser Scanning a Vapor Recovery Unit for Facility Upgrades

Task:
To use Lidar technology to laser scan a Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU), capturing piping, tanks and other mechanical, electrical and plumbing features. The client requested a 3D model of the VRU.

Location: 
Near Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Grand Rapids, Michigan Lidar

Laser Scanning to Improve Facility Efficiency

Task:
To laser scan the interior of a series of interconnected pre-engineered buildings for the purposes of generating structural framing plans.

Location: 
Neark Akron, Ohio

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Laser Scanning to Improve Facility Efficiency

Laser Scanning 120 MGD Water Treatment Facility

Task:
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.

Location: 
Toledo, Ohio

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3D Laser Scanning Active Natural Gas Compression Station

Task:
To laser scan an active natural gas compression station to provide the client with as-builts of the facility as well as clash detection for future renovation and expansion.

Location: 
New Orleans, Louisiana

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3D Laser Scanning Active Natural Gas Compression Station

3D Laser Scanning of Boiler Room Building for Siting of New Equipment

Task:
TruePoint was requested to return to the site and laser scan additional areas of the facility, capturing structure and equipment for the siting of new equipment.

Location: 
Finger Lakes Region, New York

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3D Laser Scanning of Boiler Room

Laser Scanning Interior of Scrap Room

Task:
Scan the interior of a scrap room at a sheet metal stamping facility to capture walls, floor elevation, ceiling height, columns, beams and an overhead crane support structure.

Location: 
Detroit, Michigan Area

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Laser Scanning Interior of Scrap Room

Laser Scanning of Water Membrane Filtration System

Task:
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.

Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio Area

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Water Tank Analysis

Task:
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.

Location:
near Denver, Colorado

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two-million-gallon water storage tank scan

Two Mechanical Rooms

Task:
To capture all visible pieces of equipment in two 20’ x 40’ mechanical rooms. The measurements were used for designing and installing new systems to interface with the existing equipment.

Location:
Galveston, Texas (near Houston)

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Two Mechanical Rooms

Process Facility Near Denver

Task:
To scan multiple areas in the process plant in order to capture information regarding the size, location, and space of existing equipment, along with all the structural and MEP features associated with the units.

Location:
Near Denver, Colorado

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Process Facility Near Denver

As-is Verification for Denver Power Plant

Task:
To capture as much of the as-is conditions of the facility, including overhead obstacles, to be used for pre-planning, fabrication, and clash detection for the addition of new equipment to the plant.

Location:
Near Denver, Colorado

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Vapor Recovery Unit

Task:
To create as-builts of a fuel terminal Vapor Recovery Unit, or VRU.  TruePoint was called in to capture tanks, piping, and other MEP features, as well as secondary containment areas. The client was going to use the data for clash detection and pre-fabrication purposes.  

Location:
Selma, North Carolina

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Petroleum Refinery Facility

Task:

To scan an active terminal and load rack and provide the client with a colorized point cloud. The scanning of the facility was requested by the client in order to provide them with as-builts as well as clash detection for future renovation and expansion.

Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Petroleum Refinery Facility laser scan

As-is Verification for Oil Vessels Prior to Installation

Task:
To verify welding and wide flange alignments on two (2) separate oil vessels prior to being transported and installed.

Location:
Joplin, Missouri

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Joplin, Missouri laser scan

Laser Scanning Transforms Weeks of Data Collection Into Days

Task:
To capture the as-is conditions for pre-planning, fabrication, and clash detection for the addition of a new system.


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3D Laser Scanning of a Water Treatment Facility

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

Location:
Palm Bay, Florida


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Intensity Map Point Cloud of Facade

Laser Scanning Serves to Create As-Builts for Possible Plant Expansion

Task:
To accurately capture the as-built conditions of the interior and exterior of the building. 

Location:
Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Figure 3 - View of Revit Model of historic building

Creating a Power Plant As-Built Model using a Non-Contact Measurement Tool

Task:
To capture as much of the as-is conditions of the facility, including overhead obstacles, to be used for pre-planning, fabrication, and clash detection for the addition of new equipment to the plant.

Location:
Point of Rocks, Wyoming

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Point Cloud Overview of Facility Scan Area

3D Laser Scanning of a Michigan Refinery using a Non-Contact Measuring Tool

Task:
To scan part of a complex process piping and support structure system for a refinery in order to create a base model. The model will be used to plan and design an upgrade to
the existing system.

Location:
Detroit, Michigan

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Detroit, Michigan laser scanning service

Lidar Laser Survey of a
Water Purification System

Task:

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. 

Location:
Malta, New York


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Water Purification System laser scan

Laser Scanning of a Mechanical Room

Task:

To scan the hospital’s mechanical room in order to create a 3D CAD model to be used for facility upgrades, retrofits and avoiding clashes.

 

Location:
Columbus, Ohio



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Laser Scanning of a Mechanical Room

As-Builts Created using High Definition Scanning

Task:

To create 3D as-built models of five (5) small volume provers to be used for re-engineering and designing future small volume prover trailers.

Location:
Dayton, Ohio


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Dayton, Ohio  HD laser scan

3D Laser Scanning of a Pipeline Located Over a River Using Non-Contact Measuring

Task:
To scan a pipeline spanning above a river, in order to capture the pipeline's dimensions and document and analyze its existing condition and support structure, including the extent of pipe sag.

Location:
Gary, Indiana


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3D Laser Scanning of a Pipeline Indiana

3D Laser Scanning and Modeling Services of a 250,000+ square foot Manufacturing Facility

Task:
In preparation for plant expansion, the entire interior of a 250,000+ square foot manufacturing facility needed to be scanned in order to create a 3D CAD model of the building.

Location:
Van Buren, Arkansas


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