Laser Scanning

Anvil’s laser scan services bring a state of the art data capturing tool to your project. Laser scanning allows fast and affordable data capture to measure your facility’s existing or as-built conditions. This is especially useful when facility drawings are inaccurate or not available.

Our scanning specialists use a FARO Focus 3D laser scanner to gather plant field data. They then use this data as the basis for Anvil’s 3D designs. Our laser scans accurately measure existing equipment, piping, and steel to ensure precise design and facilitate construction fit up. Let our engineers and designers bring this specialized service and design to your next facility revamp project.

Laser Scan Advantages

  • Reduce Field Time
    We accurately document and retain existing site conditions in one field trip. We then rely on scan data instead of notes from the walk through.
  • Improve Design Efficiency
    We obtain accurate information early. This improves the design process, which carries on throughout the project.
  • Optimize Layout
    We use laser scan data to detect clashes and we integrate the resulting 3D color photos and “point clouds” with our engineered layouts to give you an ideal view of the proposed design.
  • Reduce Change Orders
    We create navigation models for construction planning and to identify line and equipment tie-ins and then generate highly accurate P&IDs.

FARO Focus 3D Laser Scanner

  • Focus 3D Scanner is the smallest and lightest scanner ever built
  • It precisely measures 976,000 points per second
  • Scan data has a higher value than site photos and can be used for future projects and planning
  • Gather plant field data to produce 3D models of present site conditions
  • Accurately measures existing equipment and associated tie-ins
  • Long-term scan data limits rework on future renovations and allows more owners to repurpose and reuse existing equipment

Improve Design Efficiency

  • Use point cloud data to represent existing, non-modified areas and model only affected components
  • Reduce clashes with existing conditions
  • Create both 2D and 3D deliverables
  • Generate highly accurate P&IDs
  • Deliver more accurate as-built documentation
  • Increase offsite pre-fabrication to reduce cost, risk, and shutdown time

Increased Accuracy of Contractor Bid Pricing

  • Include point cloud data as reference information in construction bid packages to provide critical project information and reduce site visits
  • Point cloud data is especially useful when job walks are not possible
  • Reference information also provides additional topography or clearance views showing dimensional data

Additional Applications

  • Useful during revamp projects where record drawings have a high likelihood of inaccuracy
  • Create navigation models for construction planning and to identify line and equipment tie-ins
  • Measure as-built conditions, fabricate components offsite and assemble onsite for faster project execution at lower costs, including detecting as-built construction deformations and errors and checking for interference with existing construction during upgrades
  • Create more effective documentation for maintenance, operations, and operator training