3D Laser Scanning for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

TruePoint is experienced in providing 3D laser scanning services for water and waste water 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 waste water 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 info@truepointscanning.com for more information about laser scanning services for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants.

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