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Turn Head Replacement

Project Summary

The client approached ADF with a request to provide engineering services to replace a Turn Head in the grain receiving elevator. The new Turn Head would need to incorporate two new product receiving spouts while maintaining the existing spouting and valve locations. Due to the location of the project being at high elevations with limited access it proved unsafe to use conventional field data collection practices. ADF utilized laser scanning technology to safely obtain the data required to generate an accurate 3D model of the existing area. The end result was the ability to successfully align the new spouting and valves while also improving communication with the contractors during installation phase of the project.

3D models, layouts, construction document package and schedule were prepared for an equipment replacement.

A plan for the overall project was developed including:

  • Complete 3-D modeling of the project area with integration of the new equipment model
  • Construction package that included: structural, mechanical and demolition plans
  • Project schedule with critical milestone completion dates

Type Of Industry

  • Manufacturing
  • Soybean Processing & Oil Production

Tools & Skills Utilized

  • Laser Scanning
  • 3-D Modeling
  • Microsoft Project
  • Project Management