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Unified Control System in Power Plant – TCE Approach for Implementation in Indian Context

By K Jayprakash & M Rukmini This methodology of Unified controls for a Power plant is conceived by the consultants and EPC contractor to reduce life cycle costs. Our approach is designed in such way to reduce the upfront engineering time also. The engineering is to be integrated from various Utility OEM inputs and practices. […]

Evaluation of dust deposition impacts on solar photo voltaic module

By Mr.AnbuPandian* &Dr. Kamal Bansal, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India Dr. D. John Thiruvadigal, Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRM University, Kattankulathur Campus, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India Dr. S. Sakthivel, Technology Group, TATA Consulting Engineers Limited, Mumbai, India Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) Modules is a prominent renewable energy source in Indian […]

Application of Novak’s Method for Design of low frequency rotating equipment foundation block on driven cast In Situ RCC piles in weak soil-A Case Study considering Site Specific Modifications

By Sanjoy Chowdhury & Shalini Roy Numbers of rotating machines having wide range of frequencies operate in a thermal power plant. These machines except the Turbo-Generator are mounted on reinforced concrete block foundations. Induced Draft (ID) Fan is a rotating machine which enables passage of flue from Electro static precipitator (ESP) to the Chimney and […]

Valve Automation with Digital Technology

By C Sailaja & A Gugharaja Valves commonly used in process industry are either pneumatically operated or electrically operated depending on the availability of instrument air/power at that location and its application. The control and monitoring of the valves shall be from the control room. This involves a large amount of cabling from the field/ […]

Design and Fabrication of Automated Loading Trolley for Missile and Canister

By Syed Nazishuddin Quadri Fasiuddin The paper is all about designing an automatic system which will be used to load missiles in respective canisters. Till now the loading is done manually but it takes so much time as well as requires lot of human efforts hence basically our aim is to reduce loading time and […]

Instrumentation and Automation for Terminals

By Sunil Agarwal & Mohan Joshi Terminal Automation system (TAS) is a process in which a Supervisory Software System (Terminal Automation System) automates certain manual processes in a terminal. TAS is used to automate, measure, record and report all transfers and exchanges throughout the product movement in a terminal. TAS provides monitoring, control and management […]

Coal Storage system in Thermal Power Plants

By H Ramakrishna As coal is the primary fuel for a thermal power plant, adequate emphasis needs to be given for its proper handling and storage.Coal can be storedeither in open stockpiles or in covered stockpiles. In India, conventionally coal is being stored in open stockpiles. This paper discusses the salient features, advantages and intangible […]

Small scale coal to chemicals can revitalize india’s petrochemicals industry, economy-Part2

By Mahesh Marve, S. Sakthivel, P.V. Paluskar TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd., Mumbai, India In Part 1 of this article, published in April, the barriers of petrochemical production in India were discussed, along with the opportunity to explore chemicals from coal, using the specific example of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Economical Design of Intze Type Elevated Service Reservoirs

By Ravindra Patil, Nanasaheb Wadekar & Sunil Palekar The elevated service reservoirs form an essential part of the water supply schemes in the various part of the country. Intze type of water tank has a logical shape leading to economical design. In this paper, designs of Intze tank for a given capacity are presented for […]

Coal drying at the mine rather than the power plant – Does it make sense

By Anjan Bhattacharya With India importing largeamounts of high moisture lowrank coal, there is growinginterest in the potential benefits of dryingthe fuel prior to combustion. But what is thebest way of doing this? Arethere advantages in drying the coal at themine before transportation to the powerplant site? The analysis presented herelooks at the add-on benefits […]