Published: July 12, 2022

AsBuilt for Tube Bundles and Expansion Joints

The Challenge:

A major wood products manufacturing mill purchased fabricated condensate tube bundles with mating expansion joints. The tube bundles were delivered to the plant site, but the expansion joints were two states away at the fabricator’s storage yard. Unfortunately, there was not a high level of confidence that the expansion joints would fit the tube bundles correctly.

The Solution:

AsBuilt captured the as-built scans of the tube bundles onsite for 3D modeling. The next step was to travel to the fabricator’s site and scan the expansion joints for 3D modeling development. The expansion joints were virtually aligned to the tube bundles for the best fit and the results shared with the owner and fabricator. Unfortunately, the fit-up was not acceptable and the expansion joints had to be modified before delivery. Fortunately, the incompatible parts were not shipped to the plant site and the problems were discovered prior to an installation attempt.

Deliverables:

Point Cloud

Navisworks Model

Clash Detection

Fabrication Inspection