3D Laser Scanning For Power, Process, & Plant Applications

Waste to Energy Facility
Manufacturing Plant
Power Plant
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GPRS/TruePoint Visualizes The Built World™ by providing 3D laser scanning services for Power, Process, and Plant applications to produce reliable, high-quality data that can be used to make decisions about every facet of your operations. We high-definition laser scan building infrastructure: structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing features like furnaces, equipment, conduit and piping down to ½ inch diameter. We work directly for municipalities, engineering and architectural firms, and privately owned facilities.

What Are The Benefits Of Laser Scanning?

Project Manager using 3D Laser Scanner from a distance.

3D laser scanning allows GPRS/TruePoint to provide clients with precise data in a short amount of time. Our Project Managers accurately and efficiently capture data in locations where accessibility is difficult and areas are unsafe. Laser scanning can be employed a distance away from energized equipment and can be completed even when machinery is in use, to limit facility downtime and provide for the safety of our team. The smallest details can be captured in highly congested areas. GPRS/TruePoint can provide reliable, accurate 3D industrial mapping for facility upgrades and expansions. 3D laser scanning can aid in design, construction sequencing and scheduling, and can reduce change orders.

How We Deliver Your Drawings, Maps & Models

BIM/CAD maps & models can be provided in a variety of formats including AutoCAD Plant 3D, Navisworks, Bentley MicroStation, Revit, AutoCAD MEP, or simple AutoCAD solids. Point clouds 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. Visual inspection of towers can be delivered with aerial drone video and photogrammetry services.

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

Our designers work closely with clients to develop project phasing and sequencing, custom equipment tagging, pipe scheduling, and sorting phasing in Revit. They can assign pipe properties, including pipe material specifications, and can conduct volume calculations and deformation analysis. We can use ClearEdge 3D Edgewise software 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.

Laser scanning is an unmatched facility documentation and management tool with benefits that span the life of any facility. Our Project Managers, model designers, and CAD designers work together to help you Intelligently Visualize The Built World™ to help you reduce downtime and costs so that your projects come in on time and on budget.

Our Experience

Our experience in Power, Processing, and Plant applications include:

  • Crane Placement
  • Mechanical Rooms
  • Steel Mills
  • Paper Mills
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Coking Plants
  • Power Plants
  • Steam Plants
  • Telecommunications
  • Hospitals and Universities
  • Agricultural Cooperatives, Grain Facilities & Ethanol Plants
  • Industrial Facilities
  • Food and Beverage Production
  • Pharmaceutical Production
  • Chemical Plants
  • Specialty Ingredient
  • Asphalt Plants
  • Quarries, Stone and Other
  • Substations
  • High Voltage Transmission Lines
  • Vegetation Inspection on Power Lines for Energy Companies
  • Overhead Clearance
  • Conveyors or Overhead Equipment

Case Studies

3D Laser Scanning an Aluminum Recycling Plant
Power Plant Renovations Require 3D Laser Scanning
3D Laser Scanning A Manufacturing Facility Production Line
3D Laser Scanning Helps Avert Clashes In A Power Plant's New Installation
3D Laser Scanning A Power Plant
COG Line Gas Pipe Relocation Requires 3D Laser Scanning
3D Laser Scanning A 40-Acre Chemical Processing Plant

"[The Technician] did a good job of getting up to speed and working with little or no direction, which helped us concentrate on our other needs on site."

Steve H.

Project Manager

"The scan helped tremendously and has saved us quite a bit of time and trouble."

Gene A.

Mechanical Integrity Engineer

"Thanks for jumping into this assignment so quickly. What a great and productive trip. You guys work tirelessly, non-stop with all aspects of the set-up and execution. Your ability to master the technology is a game changer for us."

Don A.

Executive Vice President, Director of Architecture, Engineering & Technology

"We have been very pleased with the results of the scanning process. The product has been very useful. And has certainly helped in the development of the project. I would certainly use GPRS/TruePoint again on future projects."

John G.

President & Principal Architect

"Our disciplines have been utilizing the Point Cloud and TruView information and it has been of value. We have discovered a few clashes with our structural steel, which may not have ever been caught, so I feel the service has already paid for itself."

Joseph G.

P.E., Project Manager

Laser scanning is an unmatched facility documentation and management tool with benefits that span the life of any facility. Our Project Managers, model designers, and CAD designers work together to help you Intelligently Visualize The Built World™ to help you reduce downtime and costs so that your projects come in on time and on budget.

What can we help you visualize?
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