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In 2005 the Northwood Pulp Mill required a redesign and replacement of the original condensate piping in the ‘B’ line digester area. The existing piping was convoluted, dated from the mill construction and had significant leaks.

Allnorth was contracted to provide 3D scanning and piping design services for this project. The piping and equipment were scanned using HDS scanning technology and the scanned images were then modeled and used in the office to design the replacement piping.

Use of the scanner led to a reduced timeframe and the opportunity to simplify the piping design and decongest the existing piping.

Fabrication and installation of the pipe was completed by mill personnel during a total mill shutdown. The installation went quickly due to the accuracy of the design, saving time and money.

Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP) is a global supplier of pulp and paper products with operations in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada. The Northwood Pulp Mill is located in Prince George, British Columbia.


  • Project management
  • 3D scanning/ modeling
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Piping design
  • Construction management


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