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PEGS is the pioneer for 3D laser scanning in the Indian market. We brought the technology to India via Elcome Technologies in 2003 and have since been providing 3D laser scanning services. PEGS has seen the laser scanning industry grow from both an Indian and global perspective. The technology is being adopted at an increasing rate across many different and often unexpected industries from offshore oil & gas platforms to crime scenes for forensic analysis. The beauty and excitement of the 3D laser scanning industry is that it is still in a stage of maturity and adoption, which means people are finding new ways to apply the technology. Take a look at a few of the industries PEGS have worked for in the past.

Mining

  • Mining
  • Mining
  • Mining

PEGS introduced 3D laser scanning technology in the mining segment in India and since then mining companies have accepted 3D laser scanning as an industry standard tool. PEGS have successfully laser scanned several mines in India including Singareni Collieries, Tata West Bokaro, and the Northern Coalfields.

Mining companies across the industry are looking for solutions to achieve greater accuracy in the computation of excavated minerals i.e. coal, iron, ore, zinc, etc. and hence are turning to technology which is superior to standard surveying methods using Total Stations and Theodolites. With 3D laser scanning the mine operator can calculate volume on a daily or weekly basis easily and accurately. Contractors can be paid on the basis of actual excavation and removal of dump materials. Another key aspect of using 3D laser scanning technology in the mining segment is to calculate the angle of repose for overburden dumps, which can also be monitored continuously for safety measures. Topographic maps and contours can be generated on the fly to update mine plans. 3D laser scanning can also be used for geological mapping of high wall.

Oil & Gas

Offshore
  • Offshore
  • Offshore
  • Offshore

PEGS had the privilege of scanning the first offshore oil platform in India for the Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC). PEGS also scanned offshore platforms for British Gas & Shell (Malaysia) to produce as-built 3D models which were used for retrofitting projects. 3D laser scanning has become a world-wide standard to capture as-built data for offshore platforms. 3D laser scanning allows complete collection of as-built data with complete safety and ease. It eliminates the risk of site revisits which is often required with traditional surveying methods.

PEGS can produce accurate as-built 3D models of platforms within +/-2mm accuracy and the final deliverable can be given in PDMS, PDS, MicroStation, AutoCAD etc. 2D Plot plans can be developed with ease. Design data can be easily compared with as-built data for future revamp projects. PEGS also produces 360 high resolution panorama images of the platform which is linked with General Alignment Drawing’s. Through our web based portal customers can access scan data, Tru-views and 3D models from anywhere in the world.

Onshore
  • Onshore
  • Onshore
  • Onshore

PEGS have 3D laser scanned several onshore facilities for major EPC companies in India and abroad. Some of our key customers in this segment include Larsen & Toubro, Uhde India Ltd., Procter & Gamble, Engineers India Ltd, and British Petroleum. PEGS have the capability of scanning medium and large scale onshore facilities within a very short period of time and produce end to end deliverables on different platforms such as AutoPlant, SmartPlant 3D, PDS, Aveva PDMS, AuotCAD etc. Accurate as-built plans are the key for any retrofit or revamp project; the most difficult part of generating as-built plans is thoroughly capturing data from the plant. However with 3D laser scanning every inch of a plant can be mapped without any difficulty and the resulting point cloud data can be easily converted into a 3D model which can be used for clash check analysis or fabrication checks. 3D Laser scanning offers several advantages over conventional method of surveying: hazardous areas in a plant can be accessed from a distance and can be surveyed accurately, no scaffoldings are required to capture details which are at higher elevations, no site revisits are required, no tape measures are required, and the time to capture data is greatly reduced. Standard deliverables include colored point cloud data, 360° Panorama Images, 3D Models, 2D As-Built Drawings, and virtual walkthroughs.

Heritage and Preservation

  • Heritage and Preservation
  • Heritage and Preservation
  • Heritage and Preservation

Several heritage sites in India and abroad have been successfully digitized by PEGS including the iconic Ta-Prohm Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Cambodia, the Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, and the Hampi World Heritage Monuments in Karnataka. PEGS have a dedicated workforce to produce as-built prototype models using software like Geomagic, Rapidform, Blender, Reshaper etc.

Surveying heritage sites with 3D laser scanning has become a trend worldwide and PEGS is no different. PEGS introduced 3D laser scanning technology to the Archaeological Survey of India way back in 2003 by laser scanning the Ta Prohm Temple in Cambodia and subsequently other monuments like Ajanta Caves, Humyaun’s Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri, Hampi etc. 2D as-built drawings are essential for archaeological conservation works and with 3D laser scanning they can be produced easily. Laser scanning captures intricate details such as carvings, drawings, and paintings and can be converted into a 3D digital format for archiving purposes. Standard deliverables for a laser scanning project in the heritage segment includes colored point cloud data, 360° Panorama Images, photo realistic rendered 3D models, 2D As-Built Drawings, virtual walkthroughs etc.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling is the development and use of a multi-faceted computer software data model to not only document a building design, but to simulate the construction and operation of a new capital facility or a recapitalized (modernized) facility. The resulting Building Information Model is a data-rich, object-based, intelligent and parametric digital representation of the facility, from which views appropriate to various users’ needs can be extracted and analyzed to generate feedback and improvement of the facility design.

BIM has become a buzz word for the Architectural community and 3D laser scanning has become a hot tool for data collection. Point cloud data can be easily converted into an accurate 3D CAD model with Leica CloudWorx for Revit. While the roots of BIM are in architecture, the basic principle of working from and on accurate 3D digital models applies to nearly all infrastructure projects including site work, subdivisions, bridges, highways and all the other things that surveyors routinely stake out. BIM is more than just a 3D model (see Figure 1); it allows you to have better visualization of the entire project from many perspectives, and uses analysis on data within the model to more readily predict the outcome of projects before they are built. 3D geometric models contain very little intelligence whereas BIM models contain a high level of intelligence. A 3D model includes a three-dimensional geometric representation of the building, whereas a BIM is organized as a prototype of the building, in terms of building floors, spaces, walls, doors, windows and a wide array of information associated with each of these elements. A BIM can normally be viewed in 3D, but the model also includes information used by other building analysis applications, such as cost estimating, energy simulation, daylighting, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and building code checking.

Civil Survey

  • Civil Survey
  • Civil Survey
  • Civil Survey

3D laser Scanning has become an excellent alternative to conventional surveying methods where there is an increased demand to capture topographic details quickly and safely; examples include under construction tunnels, highways, bridges, or railway lines. 3D laser scanning is an excellent tool for surveying tunnels (Hydro/rail/road etc), for applications such as design to as-built comparison of profiles, calculation of undercut & overcut, volume of concreting done post construction, checking of tunnel alignment etc. 3D laser scanning can be used efficiently for scanning proposed roads in hilly terrains which are normally inaccessible and can’t be surveyed with a total station due to high vegetation. PEGS have scanned several state highways to generate an accurate contour map which is used for further planning. PEGS have executed a couple of projects for surveying terrains in inaccessible areas for avalanche mapping. PEGS have been a trusted vendor for laser scanning for Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. for laser scanning various sites for slope stability analysis which includes the iconic Chenab Bridge Site, which will be the highest railway bridge in the world. Some of our esteemed customers in this segment include Konkan Rail, Gammon India, Border Roads Organization, and Bhilangana Hydro.

FMCG

  • FMCG
  • FMCG
  • FMCG

PEGS have introduced 3D laser scanning technology to some of the leading FMCG companies in the world including Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola. FMCG companies looking for expansion have realized the potential of laser scanning as a tool for reducing the project lifecycle by minimizing the data collection time at the plant which doesn’t require any shutdown or even partial closure of the plant. PEGS have successfully scanned six P&G facilities across the world. Standard deliverables for FMCG plants includes colored point cloud data and 3D model of the bays in AutoCAD & Cyclone.