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  • Central Power Research Institute Annual Report2010-11 CPRI Prof. Sir.C.V.Raman Road, P.B.No. 8066, Bangalore – 560 080, India. Phone: 080-2360 2919/2360 1905 Fax: 080-2360 1213/2360 2277 www.cpri.in
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 3 FOREWORD The performance of CPRI during the year 2010-11 has surpassed all earlier records. The year also celebrated year long Golden Jubilee Year and it is my privilege to be part of valedictory of the Golden Jubilee celebrations on 16th January 2011 which was celebrated in a befitting manner. On the occasion, former Director Generals and Directors were felicitated by Sri P. Uma Shankar, Secretary (Power) in the presence of Dr. P Balaram, Director of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. On the revenue front, the performance during the year exceeded all records. The revenue earning for the year stood at Rs.139.71 Crores against the corresponding revenue earnings of Rs.96.00 Crores for the year 2009-10 registering a growth of 45%. The expenditure of the Institute for 2010-11 was Rs.139.56 Crores after making provision of an amount of Rs.59.00 Crores towards Superannuation fund and Rs.22.01 crores for depreciation. In our pursuit to offer best services and for meeting the requirements of the dynamic power sector, the Institute has been augmenting its facilities and also setting up of new test facilities in line with growing needs of the power sector of the country. During the year, a new Mobile facility has been set up for testing performance of Thermal Power Stations at site which caters to performance studies on Coal, ESP and Boilers. CPRI has also added 50 MVA Short Circuit Generator which is completely indigenous. The other important Test Facilities which are under implementation are: Establishment of 800kV AC and DC Transmission System at UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad. Augmentation of Power Transformers and Switchgear Test facilities at High Power Laboratory, CPRI, Bangalore A unique facility for testing of EMI/EMC and LED test facilities CPRI has ventured in many new areas as the Third Party independent Evaluation Agency – Energy Accounting (TPIA-EA) for the state of Karnataka and the SCADA-DMS consultant for the State of Andhra Pradesh under the R-APDRP program of Govt. of India. As a Consultant for the first Smart Grid Pilot Project in India we have prepared, the DPR for implementation of the Smart Grid in the Electronic City area for Bangalore City in association with BESCOM under US Aid project. During the year 2010-11 the Institute undertook over 120 Consultancy assignments covering the areas of Generation, Transmission & Distribution. Some of the important assignments were Tower design validation for Kerala State Electricity Board, Chattisgarh State Electricity Board, Punjab State Transmission Company etc. Condition monitoring of power equipments for various power utilities and power station related field services, Energy Audit services. Under UNIDO, project on eradication of Persistent Organic Pollutants, CPRI has created a National data and also Awareness Program on harmful aspects of Persistent Organic Pollutants. The Institute as a “Management Consultant” is actively working towards establishing of on- line test Station for testing Large Power Transformers at Bina, Madhya Pradesh being executed by National High Power Test Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., a Joint Venture Company of PGCIL, NTPC, NHPC and DVC. The laboratories of the Institute continued to be accredited under ISO 17025 for testing and ISO 9001 for Research Schemes. The Institute also continued its accreditation under INTER TEK, ASTA and is a Member of prestigious Short Circuit Testing Liaison (STL).
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 4 Central Power Research Institute In the area of Research & Development, 20 projects were under investigation and 5 projects have been completed under In-house research projects. Under the Research Scheme on Power, 20 projects under investigation and 7 projects have been completed. Under National Perspective Plan research projects, 10 projects were under implementation and 3 projects have been completed. The officers of the Institute participated in National & International Conferences & Seminars and presented 144 technical papers which were well appreciated by the technical fraternity, as against 107 papers during the corresponding year 2009-10. The Institute has filed 3 patents during the year. CPRI conducted 50, a multitude of continuing Educational Programmes during the year covering Seminars/Workshops/Tutorials/Training Programmes, which include one Training Programme on maintenance & Testing of Power equipments for engineers from Utilities. At the International level, Training Programmes on MV/HV Cable Testing, Reactive Power Compensation at Kuala Lampur, Malaysia were organized. CPRI aspires to be the best Laboratory in the world and this would happen with the active and continued support of Ministry of Power. I look forward for very good performance in the coming years. (N.Murugesan) Director General
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 5 Contents Members of CPRI Governing Council as on 31st March, 2011 .....................................9 Organisation..............................................................................................................11 Introduction .............................................................................................................................................. 12 Objectives of CPRI..................................................................................................................................... 12 Management ............................................................................................................................................. 13 About the organisation............................................................................................................................... 13 The Central Research and Testing Laboratory, Bangalore .......................................................... 16 SwitchgearTesting and Development Station, Bhopal ................................................................ 16 Regional Testing Laboratory, Noida.......................................................................................... 16 Thermal Research Centre, Nagpur ........................................................................................... 16 UHV Research Laboratory, Hyderabad...................................................................................... 17 Regional Testing Laboratory, Kolkata ....................................................................................... 17 Regional Testing Laboratory, Guwahati .................................................................................... 17 Units and their activities............................................................................................................................. 17 Central Research and Testing Laboratory (CRTL), Bangalore ..................................................... 17 Switchgear Testing and Development Station, Bhopal ............................................................... 22 Regional Testing Laboratory, Noida.......................................................................................... 22 Thermal Research Centre, Nagpur ........................................................................................... 22 Ultra High Voltage Research Laboratory (UHVRL), Hyderabad.................................................... 23 Regional Testing Laboratory, Kolkata ....................................................................................... 23 Regional Testing Laboratory, Guwahati .................................................................................... 23 Research and Development.......................................................................................25 In-house research projects......................................................................................................................... 26 Ongoing In-house research projects......................................................................................... 26 Completed In-house research projects ..................................................................................... 32 Research Scheme on Power (RSoP) projects ............................................................................................... 34 Ongoing RSoP projects............................................................................................................ 34 Completed RSoP Projects ........................................................................................................ 38 National Perspective Plan Research Projects ...........................................................43 Introduction .............................................................................................................................................. 44 Development of silt erosion resistant material for turbines of hydro generators ............................................. 44 National effort to develop technology for custom power devices (STATCOM)................................................. 46 Development of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) distribution transformers..................................... 49 To develop a prototype of 132 kV optical current transformer for use in the 132 kV system ........................... 51 Development of silt erosion resistant nano-composite coatings..................................................................... 52 Tunneling in water charge zones under high hydro static pressure................................................................ 53 Development of DVR based voltage source stabilizers for process industry.................................................... 54 Improvement in reliability, safety and long term performance of power and converter transformers ............... 56 A study on stability & reliability of the power system with large penetration of wind power ............................ 56 Design and development of high temperature Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (SFCL) ......................... 57 Evaluation and Certification......................................................................................59 New testing facilities .................................................................................................................................. 60 Conversion of 2500 MVA generator into motor less system........................................................ 60 Climatic ageing facility for aerial bundled cable accessories ....................................................... 60 Expansion of Device Language Message Specification (DLMS) lab setup..................................... 61 Smart Grid.............................................................................................................................. 61 Mobile diagnostic facility.......................................................................................................... 62 Evaluation distance relays on RTDS.......................................................................................... 63 Short time over current test..................................................................................................... 63 Glow wire test ........................................................................................................................ 64 Special tests conducted.............................................................................................................................. 64 Evaluation highlights.................................................................................................................................. 65 Evaluation Of Equipment For Overseas Customers:...................................................................................... 66 Consultancy Activities ...............................................................................................69 Energy audit services................................................................................................................................. 70 Tower design validation ............................................................................................................................. 70 R-APDRP Programme................................................................................................................................. 70
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 6 Central Power Research Institute Remaining Life Assessment studies............................................................................................................. 71 Stress measurements on rail wheel components ....................................................................... 71 Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study on cooling water intake sump.................................. 72 Witnessing of initial capacity test ............................................................................................. 72 Development and evaluation of high strength concrete ............................................................. 72 Failure analysis of Re-heater tubes........................................................................................... 73 Power System Studies................................................................................................................................ 74 Sub-Synchronous Resonance (SSR) studies .............................................................................. 74 Dynamic testing of distance protection relay P 546 ................................................................... 74 Testing of 2.5 MVAR STATCOM................................................................................................ 74 Soil resistivity measurement .................................................................................................... 74 Protection audit and study of DTL transmission system ............................................................. 75 125MVA, 220kV/ 33kV transformer charging studies for M/s. Reliance Infrastructure Ltd., Mumbai75 Measurement of soil resistivity of earth resistance for Terec+Electrode for M/s. SGI Engineers Pvt., Ltd., Bangalore............................................................................................................................... 75 Measurement of earth resistance at Koteshwar hydro electric project for M/s THDCIL, Tehri ....... 75 Load flow and stability study for Synchronization of 600 MW thermal units to KPTCL Grid ........... 75 Condition monitoring and diagnostic tests ................................................................................................... 76 Grounding studies...................................................................................................................................... 77 Power station related field services ............................................................................................................. 77 Special Consultancy activities ..................................................................................................................... 79 National Implementation Plan on POP’s – PCB’s........................................................................................... 80 Promotional Activities ...............................................................................................81 CPRI on internet........................................................................................................................................ 82 CPRI participation in National and International exhibitions .......................................................................... 82 India International Trade Fair – 2010....................................................................................... 82 India Electricity 2010............................................................................................................... 83 ELASIA 2011........................................................................................................................... 84 Energy and Power India (EPI) 2011 ......................................................................................... 85 WETEX 2011........................................................................................................................... 85 Advertisements released during the year..................................................................................................... 86 Important persons/foreign delegations visiting CPRI .................................................................................... 87 Training activities......................................................................................................93 Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/............................................................................................................. 94 Training Programmes organised by CPRI during 2010-2011 ......................................................................... 94 Training of CPRI staff................................................................................................................................. 97 Lectures delivered ................................................................................................................................... 116 Capital Projects .......................................................................................................121 Physical progress of capital projects.......................................................................................................... 123 Modernisation of the Short Circuit test facilities and augmentation of the power transformer test facilities ........................................................................................................................................... 123 Modernisation and augmentation of the Switch-gear test facilities at CPRI, Bangalore............... 124 Augmentation of test facilities for optimization of the 800 kV AC and 800 kV DC transmission systems 124 Centre for excellence for Lifecycle Management and Condition assessment of high voltage substation and power plant electrical equipment ........................................................................................... 125 Setting up test facilities for a Pre-Qualification test on 400 kV XLPE cable system ..................... 126 Centre for Excellence for Dielectric studies ............................................................................. 126 Mechanical Strength Test facility............................................................................................ 127 Centre for Creep and Mechanical testing ................................................................................ 127 Centre for Advanced energy research in the areas of Energy efficiency and Energy audit .......... 127 Collaborative Research on emerging technologies ................................................................... 128 Quality Accreditation for new facilities and business development for CPRI............................... 128 Augmentation of High voltage, Diagnostic, Relay, Vibration, LED test facilities and Infrastructure protection. ........................................................................................................................................... 129 Administrative Matters............................................................................................131 Governance............................................................................................................................................. 132 CPRI celebrates Golden Jubilee................................................................................................................. 132 Visit of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy ................................................................................ 133 Activities Related to Women Employees .................................................................................................... 134 Liaison Officer SC/ST & Persons WithDisability (PWD)................................................................................ 135 Deputation of CPRI officers abroad........................................................................................................... 137 Membership of CPRI Officers in International/National Committees............................................................. 137 Research Publication by Officers ............................................................................................................... 137 Finance and Accounts..............................................................................................139
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 7 Activities in official language - Hindi ......................................................................143 Awards ................................................................................................................................................... 144 NTPC Award ......................................................................................................................... 144 Inspection by the Second Sub-Committee of Parliament on Official Language.............................................. 145 Workshops and Seminars ......................................................................................................................... 146 Health seminar ..................................................................................................................... 146 Expression development workshop......................................................................................... 147 Publications............................................................................................................................................. 147 Vigyan Deepti ....................................................................................................................... 147 CPRI news............................................................................................................................ 147 Promotional Activities............................................................................................................................... 147 Technical articles competition ................................................................................................ 147 Incentive scheme.................................................................................................................. 147 Facilities Provided .................................................................................................................................... 147 Multilingual software in server ............................................................................................... 147 Supply of forms .................................................................................................................... 147 CPRI website ........................................................................................................................ 148 Compliance ............................................................................................................................................. 148 Hindi Month and Hindi Divas..................................................................................................................... 148 Town’s Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC) activities...................................................... 148 Rajbhasha Shield for the year 2009-10................................................................................... 148 Kaveri .................................................................................................................................. 148 Inter organizational competitions ........................................................................................... 148 Joint Hindi Divas celebration.................................................................................................. 148 Regional Rajbhasha Award-First............................................................................................. 149 Appendix – 1............................................................................................................150 The Standing Committee as on 31st March, 2011 ....................................................................................... 150 Appendix – 2............................................................................................................151 The Committee on Research as on 31st March, 2011.................................................................................. 151 Appendix – 3............................................................................................................153 The Committee on Testing and Certification as on 31st March, 2011............................................................ 153 Appendix – 4............................................................................................................155 The RSoP Expert Committee as on 31st March, 2011................................................................................ 155 Appendix – 5............................................................................................................157 Personnel Deputed Abroad for Meeting/Training/Pre-despatch Inspection of Equipment during2010-2011 .... 157 Appendix– 6.............................................................................................................159 Membership of CPRI Officers on International/National Committees............................................................ 159 Appendix – 7............................................................................................................169 PapersPresented/Published Indicating Venue/Journal................................................................................. 169 Appendix – 8............................................................................................................181 Auditors’ Report....................................................................................................................................... 181 Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 .................................................................................... 183 Income and Expenditure Account for the year ended 31st March 2011..................................... 184 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 185 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 187 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 188 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 190 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 191 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 192 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 193 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 194 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 195 Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011............... 196 Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011.............. 197 Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011.............. 197 Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011.............. 198 Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011.............. 199 Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011.............. 200 Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011.............. 201 Schedule 17.......................................................................................................................... 202 Schedule 18.......................................................................................................................... 204
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 9 Members of CPRI Governing Council as on 31st March, 2011 Shri. P. Uma Shankar- President, Governing Council, Secretary (Power), Ministry of Power, Shram Shakti Bhavan, NEW DELHI-110 001. Shri. Gurudayal Singh Vice President, Governing Council, Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority, Sewa Bhavan, NEW DELHI-110 066. Shri. A.S. Bakshi Member (Planning), Central Electricity Authority, Sewa Bhawan, NEW DELHI-110 066. Dr. Ravi Kanth Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, Shram Shakti Bhavan, Rafi Marg, NEW DELHI-110 001. Shri. Rakesh Jain Joint Secretary & FA, Ministry of Power, Shram Shakti Bhavan, Rafi Marg, NEW DELHI-110 001. Shri. R.R. Abhyankar Head TPDU, Ministry of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, NEW DELHI-110 016. Shri. Ajit K. Gupta Advisor & Head (Power Group), (MNRE), Lodhi Road, NEW DELHI-110 003.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 10 Central Power Research Institute Shri. B.P. Rao Chairman & Managing Director/Director IS & P, BHEL Ltd. BHEL House, Siri Fort, NEW DELHI-110 049. Shri. N N Mishra Director (Operations), NTPC Ltd., NTPC Bhawan, SCOPE Complex, NEW DELHI-110 003. Shri. I.S. Jha Director (Projects), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., Saudamini, Gurgaon, HARYANA-122001. Shri. Vimal Mahendru President-IEEMA, 501, Kakad Chambers, 132, Dr. A. Besant Road, Worli, MUMBAI-400 018. Shri. V.K. Kanjilia Secretary, Central Board of Irrigation & Power, Chanakyapuri, NEW DELHI-110 021. Shri. C.P. Singh Chairman, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, Anna Salai, CHENNAI-600 002. Shri. V.P. Joy Chairman, KSEB, Vidyuthi Bhavanam, Pattom, THIRUVANANTHPURAM -695 004. Prof. Lawrence Jenkins Department of Electrical Engineering, IISc, BANGALORE-560 012. Prof. A.K. Chaturvedi Head of Department, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, KANPUR. Prof. J.K. Chatterjee Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, NEW DELHI-110 016. Dr. Ajay Mathur Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, 4th floor, Sewa Bhavan, Ramkrishna Puram, NEW DELHI-110 066. Shri. N. Murugesan Director General, Member Secretary, Central Power Research Institute, BANGALORE-560 080.
  • Organisation This section provides information on: The objectives of CPRI. The management. The organisation. The different units and their activities. 1
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 12 Central Power Research Institute Introduction The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) was established by the Government of India in 1960, with its headquartersin Bangalore. The Institute was re-organised into an autonomous society in the year 1978 under the aegis of the Ministry of Power, Government of India. The main objectives of setting up the institute was for it to serve as a national level laboratory for undertaking applied research in electrical power engineering, besides functioning as an independent national testing and certification authority for electrical equipment and components to ensure reliability in the power system and to innovate and develop new products. Objectives of CPRI Function as a national level power research organisation for undertaking and/or sponsoring research and development projects in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution and operation of electricity supply systems. Provide the necessary centralised research and testing facilities for evaluation of materials and the performance of power equipment. Serve as a testing and certification authority at the national level, for the purpose of certification of rating and performance to ensure availability of quality equipment for use under conditions prevalent in Indian power systems. Co-ordinate R&D activities in the various state electricity boards and utilities and maintain liaison with other institutions engaged in research connected with power systems and/or power equipment. Act as an apex body for initiating and coordinating the research & development in the field of electric power, the research scheme on power. Evolve criteria for the standards of operation under Indian conditions of various equipments, and effectively participate in the formulation of national standards. Identify problems in the areas of basic and applied research and arrange such studies in-house and in academic institutions. Collect information and maintain documentation in the field of power engineering and publish papers, periodicals or reports in furtherance of the objectives of the institute. Establish, maintain and manage laboratories, workshops and other facilities for furthering scientific and technological research and conduct experiments for exploiting the invention or discoveries to the cause of power development in the country. Enter into an agreement with any enterprise or institution or person or persons and provide funds to them to carry out the research and development programme of the institute. Carry out consultancy projects/ field studies and third party inspection of equipment and all other related activities relevant to the power utilities in India and abroad.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 13 Management The management of the institute vests in its governing council comprising members representing different ministries of the Government of India, Central Electricity Authority, State Electricity Boards, Power Supply utilities, Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturer's Association, and academic and R&D organizations of national importance in electrical power engineering. The Secretary, Ministry of Power and Chairman, Central Electricity Authority are the President and Vice-President of the Governing Council respectively. The Director General of the institute is the Member-Secretary of the governing council. A standing committee under the Chairmanship of Member (Power Systems), Central Electricity Authority, with the Joint Secretary (T&R) and Joint Secretary (Financial Advisor), from the Ministry of Power as members and the Director General as member convener, takes decisions on behalf of the governing council from time to time on administrative and financial matters. The composition of this committee is at Appendix - 1. The committee on research and committee on testing & certification are the two committees constituted by the governing council to oversee and guide the respective activities of the institute. The member (Planning) and the member (Power Systems) of the CEA are the chairmen of these two Committees respectively. The composition of these committees is at Appendix - 2 & 3. CPRI coordinates and monitors the Research projects viz. Research Scheme on Power which are undertaken by academia, power utilities and industries. An expert committee chaired by Director General, CPRI evaluates the proposals received and recommends for approval of the Governing Council. The composition of this committee is at Appendix – 4. The governing council meets at least twice a year to deliberate and guide the working of organization on policy matters. The meetings of other committees are held as and when required. About the organisation As a premier research organization in the field of power engineering, the institute has several research laboratories and testing installations engaged in different, specialised fields. The head office and its largest unit - Central Research and Testing Laboratory (CRTL) - are located at Bangalore. The other units are the Switchgear Testing & Development Station at Bhopal, Regional Testing Laboratory at Noida, UHV Research Laboratory at Hyderabad, Thermal Research Centre at Nagpur, Regional Testing Laboratory, Kolkata and Regional Testing Laboratory at Guwahati. The details of the organizational set-up of the institute are indicated in the organization chart. The unit comprises various laboratories to cater to the different fields of specialised activities.
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  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 15 Table of officers for CPRI divisions AD RRB Dr. R. Ramesh Babu AD SSR Dr. S. Seetharamu AD AS Mr. A. Sudhindra AD PVB Dr. P.V. Balasubramanyam AD RSA Dr. R.S.Shivakumar Aradhya AD MMB Mr. M.M. Babu Narayanan AD MSB Mr. M.S.Bhat AD KBM Mr. K.B.Manjunath AD VA Mr. V. Arunachalam AD GSG Mr. Gautam Sengupta AD BHN Mr. B.H.Narayana AD BG Mr. B.Gunasekaran AD BVR Mr. B.V.Raghavaiah AD VKR Mr. V.K.Ramu JD SVK Mrs. S. Vijaya Kumari JD SBS Mr. Suhas. S. Bagalkotker JD RSK Mr. R. S. Kamalakar JD JS Dr. J. Sundararajan JD BNR Mr. B. Nageshwar Rao JD BMM Mr. B.M.Mehra CACO IVR Mr. I. Venkateshwara Rao CADO NRP Mr. N.R.Padmanabha
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 16 Central Power Research Institute The Central Research and Testing Laboratory, Bangalore Centre for Collaborative and Advanced Research. Diagnostic, Cables, Capacitors Division. Dielectric Materials Division. Distribution Systems Division. Electrical Appliances Technology Division. Earthquake Engineering and Vibration Research Centre. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division. High Voltage Division. High Power Laboratory. Instrumentation Division. Materials Technology Division. Mechanical Engineering Division. Power Systems Division. Short Circuit Laboratory. Training and HRD. Utility Automation Research Centre. SwitchgearTesting and Development Station, Bhopal Direct Short Circuit Testing Laboratory (1500 MVA). On-line Testing Station (100 MVA). High Voltage Laboratory. Temperature Rise Testing Laboratory. Energy Meter Testing Laboratory. Ingress Protection Testing Laboratory. Supplementary Test Laboratory. Transformer Oil Laboratory. Regional Testing Laboratory, Noida Cables and Capacitors Laboratory. High Voltage Laboratory. Insulation Laboratory. Liquid Dielectrics Laboratory. Energy Meters Testing Laboratory. Thermal Research Centre, Nagpur Coal Analysis Laboratory. Metallurgy Laboratory. Water Chemistry Laboratory.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 17 Non-destructive Testing Laboratory. Condition Monitoring Laboratory. Environmental Monitoring Laboratory. Mobile environmental monitoring station. UHV Research Laboratory, Hyderabad Pollution Laboratory. Impulse Laboratory. Power Frequency Laboratory. Vibration Laboratory. Regional Testing Laboratory, Kolkata Transformer Oil Testing Laboratory. Regional Testing Laboratory, Guwahati Transformer Oil Testing Laboratory. Units and their activities Central Research and Testing Laboratory (CRTL), Bangalore Centre for Collaborative and Advanced Research (CCAR) This division was established in 2006 with a view to promote advanced research, which will benefit the power sector with advanced technologies. The main objectives of the centre are to: Provide infrastructure for professionals to carry out research in power development. Create a conducive environment for collaborative research between R&D institutions, industry and academia. Execute projects based on multi - disciplinary expertise from different institutions. Disseminate expertise through a continuing education initiative and an advanced degree programme. Increase interaction globally among research organizations and groups.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 18 Central Power Research Institute Diagnostics, Cables and Capacitors Division This division has facilities for carrying out R&D work and also for testing and evaluation of all types of capacitors, cables, cable accessories, motor and transformer insulation, and for partial discharge measurement of HV equipment as per the relevant national and international standards. Expertise is also available for diagnostic, RLA and LE (life extension) studies on electrical equipment and for detailed investigations of specific research and developmental problems in these areas. The division has the following laboratories: Cables laboratory. Power capacitors laboratory. Diagnostics laboratory. Flame retardant low smoke testing laboratory. Heat run laboratory. Insulation laboratory. Dielectric Materials Division This division has comprehensive testing and evaluation facilities on insulating materials and systems. The insulating materials are evaluated and tested for electrical, mechanical, physical and electro-chemical thermal properties. This division undertakes consultancy work and sponsored projects for different power utilities and industries. This division is involved in R&D of polymeric insulators for electric equipment. The division has developed several polymeric materials, namely epoxy novolok resin for insulators and electrical grade laminates, and FRLS cables for critical safety applications. The division also developed dielectric fluids based on rapeseed oil. The polymer laboratory has well-experienced, technical personnel to advise the polymer industries on setting up plants, process improvement, etc. This division has transferred the technology of transformer oil reclamation to state electricity boards, manufacturers and entrepreneurs. The liquid dielectric lab has developed new techniques for dissolved gas analysis. This division has the following laboratories: Liquid dielectrics laboratory. Polymer laboratory. Lubricating oil laboratory. Distribution Systems Division (DSD) With state-of-the-art facilities and software tools, the Distribution System Division of CPRI has been rendering consultancy services in finding solutions to various problems faced by the electricity utilities and industries in the area of power distribution. The division has been rendering consultancy to the Electricity Regulatory Commission in estimation of losses in distribution to enable them to finalize a tariff structure. Besides, CPRI has been functioning as advisor cum consultant in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala under the Accelerated Power Development & Reforms Programme (APDRP) of the Government of India during
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 19 the past six years. The activities of the RGGVY and R-APDRP related works at CPRI are being coordinated by the Distribution System Division. Consultancy assignments, related SCADA and distribution reforms are taken up by this division. Electrical Appliances Technology Division The important activities of this division include performance testing and certification on low-voltage equipment like switches, bulbs and heaters. The laboratories operating under this division are: Domestic electrical appliances laboratory. Ingress protection laboratory. Battery testing laboratory. Illumination laboratory. Fan testing laboratory. Flame - proof testing laboratory. Rotating machine testing laboratory. Refrigerator and air conditioner testing laboratory (established under the standards and labelling programme of Bureau of Energy Efficiency). Earthquake Engineering and Vibration Research Centre This division is equipped with facilities for providing testing, research and consultancy services in the area of seismic and vibration qualification of instruments/equipment for nuclear power plants and other generating stations as per national and international standards. In addition, this centre offers consultancy in checking the design adequacy of structures/bridges and models for seismic qualification. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division This division studies and investigates problems pertaining to the energy audit, energy conservation and field engineering services of power plants. This is a virtual division created with experts drawn from various disciplines within CPRI. This division also provides interdisciplinary field study packages to thermal power stations and process industries on remaining life estimation, renovation, modernisation, and up gradation and life extension of components, sub-systems and plants. This division has been accredited by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and PCRA for conducting energy audit in power plants and other industries. The laboratory has facilities for testing and certification of: Solar photovoltaic lantern. Compact florescent lamps and LEDs. Solar home lighting and street controllers.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 20 Central Power Research Institute High Voltage Division This division has facilities for testing and certification of high voltage electrical equipment and for performance, evaluation and investigation of R&D problems in the area of HV & EHV transmission of electric power. The following laboratories operate under this division: High voltage laboratory. Pollution laboratory. Impulse current laboratory. High Power Laboratory This laboratory provides facilities for development, testing and certification of EHV circuit breakers, power transformers, current transformers, isolators, line (wave) traps, reactors, insulator strings, etc., for performance evaluation under short circuit and other switching conditions. The facilities available under this laboratory are as follows: Direct testing facility up to 2500 MVA, 72.5 kV, 3 phase and 1400 MVA, 245 kV, single phase. Synthetic testing facility for extra high voltage circuit breakers rated up to 400 kV, 63 kA. Instrumentation Division This division has facilities for research and development of electronic instrumentation for power systems. The following laboratories operate under this division: Laser and fibre optics laboratory. Microprocessor based instrumentation laboratory. Calibration laboratory. Energy meter testing laboratory. The division has established a mobile laboratory for calibration of energy meters at site and for helping Central Electricity Regulators Commission, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission, etc. Materials Technology Division This division has different laboratories for testing and development of organic and inorganic materials, and evaluation of coal, water, etc. The laboratories operating under this division are: Materials characterization and engineering laboratory. Corrosion laboratory.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 21 Analytical facilities. Power station technology and field engineering application laboratory. Wear & erosion and mechanical test facilities. Fuel analysis and combustion research laboratory. Remaining life assessment and renovation & modernization laboratory. Industrial solid waste utilization centre. Mechanical Engineering Division This division is engaged in the study of mechanical engineering problems in the transmission systems so as to achieve economy and reliability and also to offer solutions to the problems experienced by the electrical utilities. Design and consultancy services for evolving optimized tower design are also undertaken by the Design Cell. In addition, this division has laboratories to conduct R&D work and also to provide testing facilities to the manufacturers of transmission towers, line components and accessories, vibration dampers, spacer/spacer dampers, energy meters, etc. The laboratories operating under this division are: Prototype tower testing station. Model tower testing laboratory. Structural materials testing laboratory. Tower foundation testing centre. Vibration laboratory. Wake simulation laboratory. Power Systems Division This division is involved in the study of various problems encountered by manufacturers and utilities in the design, installation and operation of electric power systems, using both the mathematical and physical models. The division has the following facilities: Power System Simulation centre with High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) simulator and Transient Network Analyser (TNA). Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS). Relay testing laboratory. Short Circuit Laboratory This laboratory has facilities to undertake testing, certification and development of LT switchgear fuse gear and power system apparatus. Applied research is also undertaken to lend a helping hand in the development of indigenous products.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 22 Central Power Research Institute Training and HRD The training and HRD division is headed by the Joint Director who identifies the training needs of CPRI, and the staff are regulary deputed for undergoing specific training programmes organized in-house as well as outside agencies. The division also co-ordinates the training needs of personal working in state power sector utilities. The experts from CPRI imparts both theotrical and practical training for personal of utilities during the training programme organized by the division. Utility Automation Research Center This division is the backbone of all information technology activities at CPRI, which cater to both software and hardware needs of the organisation. The division is built with state-of-the-art dedicated servers, which run on various platforms like Sun Solaris, SCO Unix, Linux and Windows. The division also maintains NAS storage devices and takes care of the LAN built with a fiber optic backbone and the Internet services. This division has also established a state-of-the-art communication protocol laboratory, which is unique in this part of the world, with the facility to test the energy meter and substantial communication equipment as per the IEC / MODBUS / DNP protocol standards. The laboratory also offers consultancy on automation related to substations, distribution automation, SCADA etc. to all major utilities in the country. Switchgear Testing and Development Station, Bhopal The laboratory provides facilities for testing and certification of EHV circuit breakers, power transformers, isolators, line (wave) traps, reactors, insulator strings etc., for performance evaluation under short circuit and other abnormal conditions. A 100 MVA on-line testing station is a special facility, which enables testing and certification of LT and HV switchgear, in addition to the 1500 MVA short circuit alternator and energy meter testing laboratory. Transformer oil testing laboratory to conduct in-service oil testing. Regional Testing Laboratory, Noida The important facilities under this unit are cables testing up to 33 kV, a high voltage laboratory for testing insulators and transformers and a transformer oil testing laboratory. New facilities for testing of energy meters and diagnostic testing facilities of power equipment have been created at the new centre. Thermal Research Centre, Nagpur This centre situated near Koradi Thermal Power Station, Koradi is mainly intended for taking up R&D work pertaining to thermal power stations. The centre is also equipped to take up consultancy work in the area of environmental impact assessment, and investigations on fuel treatment, ignition studies, coal characteristics, pilot scale studies for coal gassification, slurry fuels, life estimation of thermal power plant components, renovation & modernisation of thermal power plants, etc. The thermal research centre mainly undertakes Remaining Life Assessment and Renovation & Modernization of thermal power stations and has provided consultancy services to more than twenty thermal power stations.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 23 Ultra High Voltage Research Laboratory (UHVRL), Hyderabad This laboratory has the necessary infrastructure to simulate actual operating voltage conditions on an experimental line in the range of 220 kV to 1200 kV, to evaluate the suitability and adaptability of UHV systems to Indian power systems taking into account the climatic, environmental, ecological and biological conditions prevailing in our country. The facility can evaluate corona loss, audible noise, radio and television interference, electric field etc., under various voltage and climatic conditions. Besides, the laboratory has the capacity to cater to electrical manufacturers for their investigatory and commercial tests of equipment rated up to 1200 kV class. This is a unique facility in this part of the world. Regional Testing Laboratory, Kolkata This was set up with a view to cater to the testing, certification and evaluation needs of the electrical power equipment manufacturing industries, utilities and consumers in the eastern region. The laboratory is equipped with facilities to carry out testing of insulating oils in power transformers as per IS 1866-2000. The dissolved gas analysis of transformer oil in the power transformers, an important diagnostic tool, is available at RTL, Kolkata for assessing the internal condition of the transformers. The laboratory has the test facilities like High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to evaluate Furfural content (Furan Content), which is an important diagnostic tool for assessing the condition of solid insulation in power transformers. The facility is also being used for assessing the inhibitor level in the transformer oil. Regional Testing Laboratory, Guwahati This laboratory has a transformer oil testing facility as per IS 1866-2000 and dissolved gas analysis of transformer oil in power transformers is also available at Regional Testing Laboratory, Guwahati for internal assessment of condition of transformers for the benefit of power utilities of the North Eastern region.
  • Research and Development This section provides information on: The in-house research projects. The Research Scheme on Power (RSoP) projects. 2
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 26 Central Power Research Institute The institute takes up research and development programmes keeping abreast with the latest technological developments in the areas of generation, transmission and distribution of power. CPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in power / electricity, including reliability, efficiency, safety and environment. CPRI also provides technology to drive research and development, undertakes research in emerging technologies. CPRI scientists and engineers represent in formulating national and international standards. The research and development projects undertaken are of two types: In-house research projects. Research scheme on power. In-house research projects These projects are undertaken to develop the technology and expertise to serve the power sector. These projects are planned keeping in mind the needs of power industry as well as the utilities. The projects proposed by scientists and engineers are approved by committee on research chaired by Member Planning, Central Electricity Authority. During this year (2010-2011) twenty projects were under investigation and five projects were completed. Ongoing In-house research projects Assessment and mapping of corrosion in boiler tube components Objective: To design and develop a crawling system with specific contour attachments and to identify the critical factors affecting the service life of the boiler water wall tubes. Progress: The development of reference tubes for the calibration of equipment has been completed. The generation of phase valve readings with respect to the waveform signal response for the calculation of tube water thickness is being undertaken.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 27 Design & development & fabrication of co-axial shunt for measurement of short circuit currents up to 200 kA r.m.s of one second Objective: To develop a co - axial shunt for the measurement of short circuit currents up to 200 kA rms for 1 second. Progress: The design and development of a co - axial shunt for measurement of short circuit currents up to 200 kA rms for 1 second were undertaken to meet the needs of testing at STDS, Bhopal. The design and development of co-axial shunts for short circuit currents up to 200 kA (rms) for one second were taken up. A few world leaders like M/s CESI, Italy and M/s Hafely Test AG, Switzerland have such design and manufacturing capability. For indigenous development of a shunt, this project was initiated; the preliminary investigations on design have been completed and the fabrication of the shunt is in progress. Seismic qualification of transformers Objective: To create awareness among engineers about the risk involved in qualifying the substation equipment for seismic loads. Progress: The modeling of a cylindrical post insulator of 420 kV using the finite element method has been completed. A bushing current transformer and potential transformer were tested using a tri - axial shaker for seismic qualification. The transformer bushing was modeled and analysis of the porcelain insulator and bushing was taken up. Development of tracking wheel test facility & evaluation of polymeric insulators Objective: To develop tracking wheel test facility to evaluate the polymeric insulators. Progress: The design of IEC 62217 "Tracking Wheel Test" equipment has been completed. Preliminary tests on the tracking and erosion of silicone rubber with and without UV radiation have been completed.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 28 Central Power Research Institute Study of GPS synchronized end-to-end testing of distance protection scheme and evolving field test methodology Objective: To verify the complete functionality of the communication aided scheme. Progress: The performance of a PC controlled protective relay test system with a GPS receiver / antenna was studied. The installation and commissioning of the relay test system was completed. A five-day training program was arranged on “PC controlled protective relay test system", for imparting training to personnel involved. The end-to-end testing of distance protection relays at Hoody- Nelamangala 400 kV substation and Hoody-HAL 220 kV substation was completed. White LED – technology assessment Objective: To take up the technology assessment of the LED lighting scheme. Progress: The literature survey on the LED technology has been completed and a few, locally available LED lamp fixtures have been evaluated. The LED modules for auto corridor/street light controllers have been developed. Representative LED lamp/fixture assemblies have been evaluated for illumination and luminaries/lux requirements. A layout for installation of different types of LED has been made. Polymer composite sections for compact transmission line towers Objective: To develop next generation, high voltage transmission line tower/cross arm with composite materials and evaluate its techno - economic advantages. Progress: The preliminary design and evaluation of the cross arm have been completed for different voltages and wind speeds. The design software has been installed and the preliminary work on design has been completed. The mechanical and electrical parameters of the polyester resin -glass reinforced material for the cross arm were evaluated. Based on a typical 220 kV tower, the cross arm was designed and fabricated using epoxy and glass fiber material and mechanical performance tests were carried out.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 29 Study of smart grids and impact of renewable integration. Objective: To establish a pilot smart grid at CPRI by installing smart meters, sensors, etc.; to create a real time, digital gateway for monitoring electricity usage and to participate in the energy efficiency programme. Progress: Simulation studies on the impact of renewable integration on 11 kV distribution feeders are under progress. Laboratories have been identified for the implementation of this project. Discussions on “Identifying features of the present day smart meters extensive literature survey” with Indian and international manufacturers has been completed and necessary equipment required for the project are being procured. Two technical papers on Smart Grid were presented at national conferences. Development of miniature specimen test techniques and advanced NDE approach for damage assessment of in-service high temperature power plant components Objective: To evolve the methodology for extraction of a miniature specimen from the thick sections of a plant component and development of a small punch test device for the evaluation of mechanical and creep properties using the small punch test. Progress: The development of the small punch test method has been completed. Specimens from new and in-service boilers and turbine components like 1- Cr- ½ Mo steel and ¼ -Cr 1- Mo steel (Cr: Chromium, Mo: Molybdenum) have been collected and are under evaluation and standardization. The creep test equipment was upgraded and it is being used for material evaluation. The evaluation of material properties using the positron annihilation method is in progress. The design of miniature specimen extraction device is in progress. Design and testing of HV electrode for EHV/UHV system equipment Objective: To design high voltage electrodes and corona rings and to analyze electric fields; to complement the design through optimization and validation of the substation bus post insulator and transmission line insulator string configurations.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 30 Central Power Research Institute Progress: The software tools have been identified and are being procured along with the 3D electric field software and workstation. Collection of data on the “line hardware and equipment/electrode systems for the 765 kV transmission systems” is in progress. Design, development and validation of test suites for IEC 62056 (DLMS/COSEM) compliant energy meters Objective: To custom design, develop and install an energy meter supporting the IEC 62056 protocol with communication interface and to study the performance system. Progress: The protocol stack for the server stack and client stack has been identified and hardware procurement is in progress. Development of high performance polymeric components based on PEEK & PC for power sector applications Objective: To develop polymer composites for insulators, supporting insulators and structural parts of power equipment, using PEEK, poly carbonates and polyurethanes. Progress: A torque rheometer was identified and it is being procured. Samples of PEEK offered by several vendors were evaluated for chemical and electrical characteristics and the best material was identified and procured for the fabrication of laboratory samples. The technological issues concerning development of electrical components based on PEEK were discussed with experts from the industry and the background work for taking up the fabrication of samples has
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 31 been completed. A sample of the polycarbonate insulator was fabricated and evaluated for tracking and erosion resistance. A sample wire from PEEK has been extruded and its evaluation is in progress. Conversion of transformer heat losses into useful electrical energy Objective: To design and fabricate a heat pipe to tap the heat energy from the transformer core and to carry out trials on an actual transformer. Progress: Extensive literature survey on the subject has been completed and the study of the theoretical background of a heat pipe is in progress. Design of a heat pipe to tap energy from the condenser and fabrication of the heat pipe are in progress. Development of high resolution impulse recorder for high impulse voltage and current measurements Objective: To fabricate a high resolution impulse recording system for high voltage impulse and current measurements comprising four independent channels with a sampling rate of 200 M Sa/sec 12 - bit resolution digital recording, with an embedded controller for data acquisition, storage and processing. Progress: The hardware specifications were prepared as per the requirement of IEC and the required hardware / software was identified. The integration of the data acquisition system is in progress. Analyzing tools like the fast fourier transform, difference function and transfer function have been incorporated into the system design and features like user friendliness, graphical user interface for operation and test report generation have been added. Technology for design and development – engineering of HTS power apparatus HTS transformer and superconducting fault current limiter Objective: To design, develop and evaluate a HTS fault current limiter prototype 11kV / 100kVA HTS transformer. Progress: A literature survey of available technologies on high temperature superconducting transformers and fault current limiters was carried out and a status report is under preparation. A comparative evaluation of software available for the design of HTS power apparatus was undertaken and suggestions were made to the vendors to include material characteristics of available superconducting tapes like 1G and 2G tapes. Networking of specialists in superconductivity, cryogenics, HTS power
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 32 Central Power Research Institute apparatus and related areas has been undertaken. A roadmap for development of superconducting fault current limiter has been finalized by the core group of the project. Completed In-house research projects Polymer-ceramic composites with high dielectric constant for electrical applications Objective: To process polymer – ceramic composites with high dielectric constant. Progress: High dielectric constant calcium copper titanate CaCu3Ti4O12 (CCTO) has been developed by microwave processing. The developed ceramic material has been systematically characterized for its structure and morphology using X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and dielectric measurements. Polymer composites with CCTO were prepared and properties studied for capacitor applications. Study on integration issues of a multi-in feed HVDC system into one AC system Objective: To study the parametric sensitivity on commutation failure for a multi-in feed HVDC system and to arrive at an appropriate CF immunity index. Progress: HVDC links, NER-Agra and Balia-Bhiwadi, were chosen for the study of integration issues that are present in a multi-in feed HVDC system. The Commutation Failure Immunity Index (CFII), Multi Infeed Interaction Factor (MIIF) and Multi Infeed Effective Short Circuit Ratio (MIESCR) were studied to estimate the interaction of the inverters in a multi-in feed HVDC system. The CFII values for three inverters at Agra, Bhiwadi and Dadri were computed and it was found that among the three inverters, the Bhiwadi inverter is sensitive to commutation failure. From the MIIF value, it is found that the interaction between Agra and Bhiwadi inverters is more. Development of high strength composite core material for overhead transmission line conductor applications Objective: To develop methodologies for the synthesis of temperature resistant aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced aluminum composite material for overhead transmission application.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 33 Progress: The methodology of pultrusion of thin wires has been established. A carbon fiber reinforced, high temperature cynate ester resin based composite core with 3 mm diameter was pultruded and used for fabricating a composite core conductor. The tensile strength of the composite wire is on par with that of a steel core wire. Evaluation of gassing characteristics, sulphur levels and electro-static charging tendencies of transformer oils Objective: To correlate gassing characteristics with sulphur and aromatic content in oil. Progress: A gassing tendency experimental apparatus was designed and fabricated. A number of transformer oil samples were evaluated for gassing tendency. The effect of composition of liquid dielectrics on gassing tendency was evaluated. Power Line Communication (PLC) for power sector applications (both LV & MV) Objective: To evaluate the performance of the existing LV broadband over broadband power line (BPL) modems to set up a BPL based local area network (LAN) in the CPRI colony. Progress: The system level design and specification for PLC communication components for broadband were made. The establishment of LAN using PLC for identified houses / points in the CPRI colony / campus was taken up. The development of a few applications like meter reading and streetlight control using PLC was demonstrated.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 34 Central Power Research Institute Research Scheme on Power (RSoP) projects These project proposals are invited from academia, power utilities, industries as well as research institutes. The proposals are approved by an expert committee on research scheme on power chaired by the Director General, CPRI. During this year (2010-2011), twenty projects were under investigation and seven projects were completed. Ongoing RSoP projects Life enhancement of the underwater parts of the hydro power station Implementing agency: SJVNL, Shimla. Objective: To carry out studies to enhance the life of the underwater parts of the hydro power station, which are affected by silt erosion. Progress: The modification of the silt erosion test chamber for circumventing the problem of overflow of water has been undertaken and a tubular heat exchanger onside the slurry has been made, along with tower type cooling. The design and fabrication of a new carbide lined sample holder for the silt erosion test rig was completed. The silt erosion resistance of the base stainless steel (16/4 grade), clad, high velocity oxygen fuel coated samples were carried out at 30, 45, 60 and 75 degree impact angles, at 30 m/s, using a modified test setup. Three varieties of coating samples (WC_Co-Cr3C2/NiCr and Ni Cr B Si) were prepared and the silt erosion resistance was evaluated. Feasibility study on “Midget Transformers” in 11 kV/433 V network – I PHASE Implementing agency: TNEB, Chennai. Objective: To conduct a computer simulation study and evolve the specification for Midget transformers. Progress: The simulation of midget transformers has been completed and the results were analyzed with reference to design, safety and certain manufacturing aspects of the Midget transformer.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 35 Performance analysis and trading of wind power generation in an emerging power system Implementing agency: IIT, Kanpur. Objective: To develop a suitable model of wind generators for simulation and performance analysis, and also to explore a new slip power recovery scheme with series line compensation. Progress: A mathematical model was developed along with a SIMULINK model in Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB) to study the performance of the wind power generation system. A new slip power recovery scheme was analyzed for improving the dynamic performance. The proposed scheme is being compared with the conventional DFIG scheme. A new slip power recovery scheme has been developed and its performance is being investigated. Development of appropriate algorithms for efficient management of energy control centers Implementing agency: DayanandSagar College of Engineering, Bangalore. Objective: To provide uninterrupted quality power to customers.To ensure the efficient operation of substations by enabling fast decisions on disconnection and reconnection; to conserve energy through demand side management and distribution automation. Progress: A mathematical model for load flow analysis was developed and an algorithm based on the mathematical model has been worked out. Stabilization of AC/DC network with a Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC) Implementing agency: Banaras Hindu University-IT, Varanasi. Objective: To study and develop load models for different power components in distribution systems and to study the impact of load models on power quality. Progress: A real life mathematical model of UPFC looking into the discrete time operation along with all associated controls and firing circuits were conducted.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 36 Central Power Research Institute Optimal placement of sectionalizing switches and distributed generation resources for improving the service reliability in the power distribution system Implementing agency: IIT, Roorkee. Objective: Development of an optimal placement strategy for sectionalizing switches and distributed generation (DG) resources, for improving the service reliability in a high voltage, balanced radial power distribution system. Progress: The framework for the standard distribution system load flow, incorporating distributed generation using a backward/forward technique, was completed. The development of an interval load flow distribution system with DG continued. Work on sensitivity analysis has been initiated. The work is in progress. Condition monitoring of generators in power stations using the on-line partial discharge measurements and off-line Tan Delta measurements Implementing agency: TNEB, Chennai. Objective: To formulate methods of test and fault diagnosis of the power station generators use. a) On – line PD measurements. b) Condition assessment of the stator winding insulation using the capacitance and Tan Delta measurements. Progress: The specification for procurement of the devices has been prepared. Product catalogues of various manufacturers for on-line PD monitoring devices and Tan Delta measurements for generators were obtained and studied. Analysis of sub synchronous resonance and design of controllers for Ramagundam – Kadapa TCSC Implementing agency: Vel Tech College, Chennai. Objective: To develop and validate accurate modeling of Thyristor Controlled Series Compensation (TCSC) for Sub – Synchronous Resonance (SSR) studies, to carry out damping torque, Eigen value analysis and detailed transient simulation for various operating conditions.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 37 Progress: Mi-power software has been procured and analytical studies have been conducted. From this analysis, it is inferred that a TCSC device can be preferably located near the load centre (Kadapa) for conducting Sub – Synchronous Resonance (SSR) observation. Evaluation of efficacy and long term performance of locally available clay of Kerala as an encasement in earthing systems in high soil resistivity areas Implementing agency: KSEB. Objective: To study the chemical characteristics, anticorrosive nature and the long term stability of different samples of clay, locally available in Kerala, in order to determine its suitability for use as an encasement of earthing electrodes to reduce earth resistance and to assess the techno economic feasibility of using the successful samples in earthing systems. Progress: Collected samples of clays from different parts of Kerala. A workshop on power system grounding practice and also training on measurement of PH and conductivity of clay samples were attended. An in-house lab facility has been set up in the research station. Design and development of a FPGA based adaptive distance relay for flexible ac- transmission systems Implementing agency: Voice Of America (VOA) University, Bhubaneshwar. Objective: To develop FPGA/DGP based relaying hardware and the corresponding relay software for the shunt controlled, STATCOM based transmission lines. Progress: A power system model with the facility to vary the system strength, fault location, type of fault, load flow and direction of load has been developed to simulate all possible system conditions.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 38 Central Power Research Institute Wide area measurement and control for improving observability and stability of power systems Implementing agency: IIT, Kanpur. Objective: To develop a suitable model of wind generators for simulation and performance analysis and to explore a new slip power recovery scheme with series line compensation. Progress: Suitable mathematical models of the wind generators with the suitable controllers (conventional and AI based) have been developed to integrate in the power system studies. Performance evaluation of a new device for electricity production Implementing agency: IIT, New Delhi. Objective: To evaluate the performance of a machine named as “Sohrab capsule station power device” developed for electivity production, by quantifying the mechanical, electrical and overall efficiency of the device under laboratory conditions. Progress: The mechanical, electrical and overall efficiency of the device for electricity generation have been estimated based on experimental measurements. Completed RSoP Projects Performance of reclaimed oil from power and distribution transformers Implementing agency: TNEB, Chennai. Objective: To study the performance of reclaimed oil from different power and distribution transformers of TNEB. Progress: Reclamation process is undertaken and standardized. The reclaimed oil samples were evaluated at CPRI. In all, 25,600 liters of reclaimed oil samples were despatched for replacement in Villupuram circle of TNEB. Investigations such as Tan, insulation resistance on transformers and tests on oil have been carried out on both power and distribution transformers of TNEB. A double reclamation process was tried in Tirunelveli and Thiruvannamalai reclamation plants. It was agreed in principle to adopt the percolation through gravity process and initial tests
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 39 were carried out on 40,000 liters of oil. The electrical tests on transformers and oil testing was carried out on 33/11 kV transformers at Ural and Marur. Development of an expert system for coupled fields (structural and thermal) analysis and design optimization of high speed steam turbine rotor shrink fit assemblies Implementing agency: Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Objective: To develop an expert system analysis of the coupled fields (structural and thermal) and to achieve design optimization of the high speed, turbine rotor shrink fit assemblies. Progress: Structural and couple field analyses at extreme temperatures for various ranges of power and identification of stress ranges at various speeds has been undertaken. The effect of blades on the stress development on turbine during operation has been studied. Stresses developed at the root of the blades for various power ranges have been recorded at various speeds and length of blades. A detailed modal analysis has been carried out for various power ranges, estimating the crucial critical speeds and resonant conditions. An analysis of five typical rotors was carried out and the stresses at the root of blades were estimated. Two international journal papers were published. ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL) implementation for determining critical speeds of multi sectioned rotors has been completed. Study on online condition monitoring of transformer bushings Implementing agency: TNEB, Chennai. Objective: To monitor the online loss factor of power transformers in service and carry out the condition monitoring studies on bushings. The project aims at the establishment of norms for improving the reliability of power transformers. Progress: Online tan delta measuring apparatus was installed and data on tan generated for power transformer (50 MVA)/110 kV transformer and 145 kV bushings. It is established that online systems are useful and essential for condition monitoring of EHV transformer bushing. The study highlights the need for low cost support systems like remote monitoring units for online monitoring of bushing. A replacement strategy based on hourly trends/alerts has been established. SCDA and remote access of bushing health through Tan delta monitoring or a leakage current is verified and proved useful.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 40 Central Power Research Institute Study on furanic compounds in transformer oil Implementing agency: TNEB, Chennai. Objective: To make an in-depth study of Furanic compounds in transformer oil. Progress: The literature on furanic compounds in transformer oil has been reviewed and a status report is under preparation. A research programme implementation plan has been drawn in consultation with CPRI and it is being executed. Many technical aspects like the number of transformers to be selected for the study and the criteria for selection have been finalized and the chemical analysis of oil samples is in progress. The history of transformers selected and included in the study has been received from different sub-stations and the data was complied. A total of 170 transformers were evaluated under the programme of work. Dissolved gas analysis and Furan analysis were completed on the transformers and the results were analyzed. Study on cause of failure of S/S batteries and evolving condition monitoring technique Implementing agency: TNEB, Chennai. Objective: To study the performance of substation and power station batteries used in TNEB. Progress: Single cell charge/discharger units were procured and installed at the different distribution circles of TNEB. Battery testing was carried out in the Trichy and Madurai circles. A total of 2584 cells were tested and new condition monitoring parameters were identified. It is concluded that the float voltage and specific gravity should not be relied upon totally for identifying the state of health (SOH) of a battery. It is recommended that humidity and temperature have marked influence on the life of the battery and hence, new batteries will have to be put into service at the earliest. It is recommended that each distribution circle be provided single cell charge/discharge equipment. The chargers shall incorporate both constant current and constant voltage mode of operation. To determine the effective life of ground mat by using “ANTIDOTE” technique/ inhibitors, etc. Implementing agency: PSEB. Objective: To study the effective life of ground mats in corrosive and non-corrosive soils by using antidote technique and inhibitors.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 41 Progress: It is observed that in non-corrosive soils, the embedded ground mat serves for about two to three decades, but, in corrosive soils, the effective life of a ground mat is very much reduced. Hence, to enhance the life of the ground mat and ground electrode "Antidote", the technique of inhibitors or other effective means was adopted. An experimental setup to study the effect of corrosion has been completed at four, 66 kV substations. Samples of soils from these four substations were analyzed for different parameters including the soil resistivity. Tests were also carried out on non-corrosive soil in which mild steel was used. Further, chemical tests are in progress to understand the correlation between soil resistance and electrodes. The tests were also repeated on corrosive soils. Condition monitoring of transformer signature UHF sensors and some novel ideas on using fluorescent technique for characterizing thermally aged transformer oil. Implementing agency: IIT, Chennai. Objective: To design and develop a UHF sensor for condition monitoring of high voltage transformers. Progress: The amplitude and frequency content of the UHF signal generated due to partial discharges were analyzed under AC/DC voltages and increase in the intensity of corona with increase in applied voltage and reduction in input current ripple. Some of the important conclusions of the study are: (1) UHF signals are generated due to partial discharges caused by motion of the conducting particles in the transformer oil under AC and DC. (2) The UHF amplitude is higher due to the particle movement under negative DC as compared to positive DC. (3) The partial discharges are intermittent under the positive DC as compared to negative DC. (4) Acoustic emission measurement is only a confirmatory test for the identification of partial discharges. (5) Narrow band measurement of the UHF signal generated due to partial discharge under particle movement at 1 GHz in presence of a barrier leads to increase in the PD pulses with increase in voltage. (6) Particle levitation voltage of macroscopic particles under DC is constant irrespective of the temperature of the transformer oil.
  • National Perspective Plan Research Projects This section provides information on: The development of silt erosion resistant material for turbines of hydro generators. The national effort to develop technology for custom power devices (STATCOM). The development of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) distribution transformers. The development of a prototype of 132 kV optical current transformer for use in the 132 kV system. The development of silt erosion resistant nano-composite coatings. The tunneling in water charge zones under high hydro static pressure. The development of DVR based voltage source stabilizers for process Industryindustry. The improvement in reliability, safety and long term performance of power and converter transformers. The study on stability & reliability of the power system with large penetration of wind power. The design and development of high temperature Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (SFCL). 3
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 44 Central Power Research Institute Introduction Power sector, being highly technology intensive, Research and Development (R and D) plays a major role in developmental plans, especially when technology up gradation is considered for strengthening of power sector. New technologies would need to be adopted and implemented in a proactive manner to achieve the objective of optimum utilization of the available resources. In the present scenario there is an emerging need for R and D in different areas of power engineering. With the background, the Ministry of Power has constituted a standing committee on R & D (SCRD). The main objective is to formulate the R & D for power sector under “National Perspective Plan (NPP) for R & D in Indian Power Sector” with a view to create and upgrade the R & D infrastructure and promote and encourage in the development of equipment for application and power sector. The standing committee comprising of the Chairman of standing committee is the chairperson CEA, the member convener is DG, CPRI and the other members are drawn from CPSUs of MOP (Ministry of Power) and BHEL (Bharath Heavy Electricals Limited). Under NPP scheme, projects have been initiated during 10th plan and new projects have been undertaken during 11th plan. 11 projects have been taken up covering Hydro, transmission, distribution, and renewable energy. Four projects have been completed so far and seven projects are ongoing. Two patents have been applied. The organisations involved in carrying out the collaborative R & D projects are: NML, Jamshedpur, EMCO, Mumbai, CDAC, Trivandrum, BHEL, Hyderabad, ERDA, Baroda, NHPC, Faridabad, IIT, Rourkee, Crompton Greaves, Mumbai and CPRI. The funding mechanism is through contribution from project implementing agency and Ministry of Power. Nodal officers of CPRI are involved actively in accomplishing the project. CPRI and CEA are the nodal agencies for approval and monitoring of the projects undertaken by various agencies. Development of silt erosion resistant material for turbines of hydro generators Project implementing organization: NML, Jamshedpur. Objective: To develop material having the following properties in comparison to 13Cr-4Ni steel. Stainless (corrosion) steel with property similar to that of 13 Cr-4Ni steel. Improved abrasion and erosion resistance. Improved impact toughness values for resistance to impingement erosion by silts. Similar damping capacity for frequency tolerance as the 13Cr-4Ni steel. Good cast-ability and good weldability. Wear evaluation of candidate materials.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 45 Progress: It is well known that 13Cr-4Ni steel has a tempered martensitic structure. Generally, materials having higher hardness have good erosion resistance. So, to counter materials loss due to silt impingement, there is a requirement of high hardness material. Apart from materials loss due to silt particle impingement, there are reports on cavitation-erosion too. Cavitation erosion takes place due to explosion of air bubbles on the component surface and that may lead to generation of high tensile stress and materials removal from the underwater components. To counter cavitation-erosion, the material must have high co-efficient of work- hardening. These 3 new alloys were designed to have 2 phase structures or multi-phase structures because these structures can have high hardness in combination with good work hardenability. The castings appear to sound without any visible defects. After castings into rectangular blocks, those were homogenized in a furnace with normal atmosphere at 1050-11000 C. Time for homogenisation at that temperature has been decided based on the size of the block. After homogenisation, these were water cooled. Turnings were taken from the blocks and wet chemical analysis was carried out to ascertain its actual composition. The evaluation of mechanical and erosion properties of alloy-7 and alloy-8 were carried out. Tensile Testing: Flat specimens were fabricated for tensile tests following the ASTM standard E 8M- 85 from the as heat treated samples. The entire tensile tests were performed with the help of an Instron (model-8501). Erosion Testing: Erosion set-up is made as per ASTM G-32 and Characterization of Heat 2 and Heat 3. The activities concerning (i) Various heat treatment parameters on silt 7 and 8 have been under way to optimize erosive wear property (ii) Slurry erosive wear studies for benchmarking of 13Cr-4Ni steel has been completed with the set-up of IIT-Roorkee. Flow Modelling through CFD analysis has been initiated. The mechanical property of the material was investigated through automated Ball Independent technique developed at NML.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 46 Central Power Research Institute Patent Ref: 0384/2011 Application for patent is in process with NML. Title: An erosion resistant steel for underwater components of turbine hydro generators and process for producing the same. National effort to develop technology for custom power devices (STATCOM) Development of four 500kvar STATCOMs for application at: IT – Park, Trivandrum. Project implementing organization: C- DAC, Trivandrum. Objective: To develop four 500kvar STATCOMs. Progress: In this project four 500kvar STATCOM’s have been designed, developed and implemented at IT park, Thiruvananthapuram. Due to single-phase non-linear loading in IT parks, large amount of currents tend to flow in the neutral, causing transformer heating and low power factor, malfunctioning of protective relays, poor utilization of the network and poor voltage regulation etc. The developed STATCOM has special power circuit configurations and control functions for compensation in the unbalanced load conditions as well as harmonic compensation. The project execution has been carried out in two aspects: Simulation studies Instantaneous current and voltage control method is selected to compensate the neutral current and unbalanced current in the site. The control algorithm was developed and validated by simulating in PSIM software. The control law is validated with different load combinations. The priority for compensation also incorporated in this simulation with following order: Neutral current compensation. Unbalance compensation. Reactive power compensation. Harmonic compensation.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 47 Hardware development Design of the 500kvar converter module. Testing of power and control module of the Lab Proto unit - Inverter mode of operation and STATCOM mode of operation in lab proto model. Design and development of power hardware for 4 numbers of 500kvar STATCOM’s. Fabrication and assembly of 4 numbers of 500kvar STATCOM’s. Validation of control algorithms and apply to the field trial units and test the performance with typical unbalance load. Conducting the field trials with neutral current compensation and reactive power compensation.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 48 Central Power Research Institute Development of technology for custom power devices (Static compensator STATCOM) and 2.5 MVAR STATCOM for Bhilai Steel Plant by BHEL Project implementing organization: BHEL, Hyderabad. Objective: To develop technology for custom power devices (Static Compensator STATCOM): Development of 2.5 MVAR STATCOM for Bhilai Steel Plant by BHEL. Progress: The project execution covers development and deployment of Insulated Gate Biploar Transistor (IGBT) based ± 2.5 MVAR STATCOM for an electric arc furnace operating at forging shop of Bhilai Steel Plant. Under this project a 2.5 MVAR IGBT based STATCOM for compensating voltage flicker, unbalance and harmonics caused by arc furnace in Bhilai steel plant has been designed, developed and installed. High power inverter for multi-megawatt capacity and DSP based Controller for Dynamic VAR compensation has been developed. Power quality problems associated with arc furnace: Voltage flicker. Harmonics distortion. Unbalanced loading. Use of STATCOM led to: Reduced flicker level. Improved Pf at point of common coupling. Productivity increase. Decrease in specific electrode consumption. Decrease in specific energy consumption. Load balancing. Harmonics compensation.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 49 The developed STATCOM has been installed and commissioned opposite to BSP substation 13. The field trials are in progress. Development of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) distribution transformers Project implementing organization: EMCO, Mumbai. Objective: To design, develop and implement HTS 630kVA transformer for application in distribution system. Progress: Under this project High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) 630kVA distribution system transformer has been designed, developed and preliminary tests were conducted. The development of 630kVA HTS transformer includes optimization and reliability aspects. Calculations on electromagnetic and heat losses in the transformer have been completed and results are satisfactory. Experiments were conducted on the conductor for their current carrying capacity. Sub-cooled liquid nitrogen is being used as an insulation and cooling purpose. Protection related to short circuits, increases in temperature of operation, reductions of liquid level etc were considered, while designing. The development covers: (i) development of Three HV and three LV formers (ii) Fabrication of HV & LV copper terminations (iii) Winding of three set of HV coils (iv) Copper shield heat exchanger development and (v) Testing of 3 prototype cryostat with new resin. The following tests were conducted:
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 50 Central Power Research Institute Routine tests Measurement of winding resistance phase to phase & phase to neutral, No load loss and load loss, voltage ratio & polarity check, induced over-voltage withstand test and separate source voltage withstand tests were conducted. Testing HTS transformer Tests were carried out to evaluate no load losses and load losses as per IS-2026, IEC 6076 at 77 K, bath cooled with liquid nitrogen. The results observed were satisfactory. The test results of over potential test, separate source test, resistance test and ratio test etc were carried out. The application of HTS technology in power sector is a step in the direction of reducing CO2 & CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) emission.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 51 Patent filed: The research work carried out is jointly filed patent for ‘A natural convection cryogenic cooling system for superconductor transformer’. No: 2750/MUM/2009. Field implementation aspects are in progress. To develop a prototype of 132 kV optical current transformer for use in the 132 kV system Project implementing organization: ERDA, Vadodara. Objective: To develop optical current transformer using optical fiber as a sensor medium. It is a new attempt to develop an optical transformer using Faraday effect. If an optical fibre carrying a polarized laser beam is wound over the conductor, then there will be a change in the polarizing angle due to the presence of the parallel magnetic field. By measuring the change in the angle, the current passing through the conductor can be obtained. Progress: The results of optical current transformer with half cycle current & half second current is obtained, thus the principle of the OCT based on Faraday effect is proved. Half second reading is more reliable. Now, signal conditioning to convert detector signal into equivalent current signal is in progress. Results of optical CT and that of conventional CT were compared and agreement between the two was observed to be very good.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 52 Central Power Research Institute Application of the polarization principle in the field of power system is well known, and for better understanding the principle in presence of magnetic field number of experiments has been conducted. The experiments were extended using optical fibre as a sensor instead of a quartz crystal. Demonstration of the Faraday principle using quartz rod and laser source is completed. Development of silt erosion resistant nano-composite coatings Project implementing organization: IIT – Roorkee. Objective: To develop a nano-composite PVD coating having high yield strength, hardness and toughness for use in hydro turbine components. Study feasibility of coatings for turbine components on samples of 75 X 75 X 6 (dimensions in mm) dimensions with the help of BHEL R&D, Hyderabad. Develop a coating profile which will be established by sputtering technique on a small (3 to 5 inch dimension) hydro turbine blade fabricated as per actual design and then establish the suitability of the technique for turbine component coatings. Progress: Work of coatings on deposited nano-ceramic thin film “W-Zr-N” on Si (100) p type substrate through direct/radio frequency (DC/RF) reactive magnetron sputtering has been developed. The effect of varying deposition parameters on the structural properties of W-Zr-N has been investigated through X-ray diffraction (XRD), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FE-SEM), and Energy Dispersive Spectra (EDS) etc. With increase the percentage of nitrogen following observations are seen through different techniques. XRD analysis XRD analysis of the nano-structured sample shows that the preferred orientation changes of the film deposited at different temperatures ranging from room temperature to 600 deg temperature. EDS analysis Atomic percentage of nitrogen increases in W-Zr-N compound as increases the nitrogen percentage. More occupation of the octahedral site by the nitrogen as increases the percentage of nitrogen which reveals the hardness of film increases. FE-SEM analysis Thickness of the film is app. 2 micron. Topography of 50% N2 film. That shows a very smooth film with very fine grain structure.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 53 Tunneling in water charge zones under high hydro static pressure Project implementing organization: NHPC, Faridabad. Objective: The project involves: Studying methods of pre assessment of ground & its treatment. Methodology for speedy & safe tunnelling in water charged areas under high hydrostatic pressure. The main deliverables are: Development of innovative methods for predicting ground ahead of face. Systematic & scientific approach of excavation in such type of tunnelling medium. Pre-treatment of anticipated zones and final rock support in water charged state. Progress: Case histories are studied and documented pertaining to Dulhastitunnel, Uri Stage I, keeping in view the pre-grouting measures undertaken to control water seepage. Studies in respect of Parbati –II & III Tunnel study drilling and Grout intake: (a) Ground water seepage analysis (b) Development of geological model for the disturbed zone ahead (c) study of core from radial fan grout holes with emphasis on fractured zones (d) study and analysis of grout intake with respect to fracture pattern (e) study of the remedial measure plan with respect to enlargement of tunnel in first stage (f) study of impact of grouting in mitigation of ingress water impact to the tunnel (g) Tunnel Seismic Profiling to predict rock conditions and ground water seepage zones ahead of the face, are in progress.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 54 Central Power Research Institute Development of DVR based voltage source stabilizers for process industry Project implementing organization: C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram, TNEB and CIT- Coimbatore. Objective: To develop DVR based voltage source stabilizers in achieving improvement in power quality, reduction in harmonic pollution of grid etc and analysis based on actual site measurements. The industrial consumers experience the problem of tripping of electric drives in textile industry and in other industries frequently. This R&D project is proposed to identify the quality issues, design a Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR) to overcome the problem and evaluate the end result. A DVR is primarily for use at the distribution level. The DVR is not manufactured in India. This project has a very good potential in both industrial and domestic sector. Custom power devices is a family of power electronics equipments for improving the power quality by compensation of VAR, harmonics, voltage sags, and voltage swells etc., which occur in the distribution side of the power system. Progress: The design of dynamic voltage restorer has been completed. System design and assembly Fabrication and Assembly of the following PCBs: DSP-FPGA based controller PCB. Feedback and Protection PCB. Load current sensing PCB. Stack PCB. Pre-charge PCB. Gate driver PCB.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 55 Interface PCB. Shunt converter and DVR current PCB. Over voltage protection PCB. Tested the following PCBs: DSP-FPGA based controller PCB. Feedback and Protection PCB. DVR current PCB. Gate Driver PCB. Over voltage protection PCB. Field Visit The project team members visited Jagannathtextile industry at Coimbatore on 20th July, 2011. A typical drive unit is identified for the installation of DVR. Experimental set up An experimental set up is arranged to check the over voltage protection of the DVR system and series voltage source inverter stack and shunt voltage source converter stack. The developed system is as a composite power quality solution which can provide a stable, sinusoidal supply voltage at the load terminals. Sufficient amount of voltage is injected in series in to the load feeder dynamically depending on the compensation requirement. The above figure shows the block diagram of the system. It is a combination of a series active filter and DC bus capacitors. The series active filter operates as Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR). The DVR ensures sinusoidal/regulated/balanced voltages at the load terminal. If necessary, it is possible to support the DC bus with another rectifier/converter block such that there can be a steady state power injection in the series transformer.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 56 Central Power Research Institute Improvement in reliability, safety and long term performance of power and converter transformers Project implementing organization: CPRI, Bangalore. Objective: This investigation aims at complete evaluation of transformer oil with the objective of understanding the mechanism of copper corrosion due to sulphur in oil. Studies on copper corrosion mitigation techniques and their efficacy will be investigated for the benefit of the power utilities of the country. A comparison of transformer oil samples drawn from healthy power and converter transformers will be used to benchmark the parameters of transformer oil of in-service transformers. The study would encompass different constituents of oil including additives, inhibitors, metal passivator and others which are added for improving the quality and long term performance of oil. The study would also establish the influence of these parameters in formation of corrosive and reactive sulphur. Progress: The following studies have been completed: Simulation of electric field using finite element method to understand the consequences of using enamel covered copper conductors in place of bare copper conductors has been studied. Partial discharge measurements on paper-oil insulation having high percentage of Mercaptan sulphur were carried out. Effect of moisture on paper insulation and oil in terms of partial discharge characteristics has been completed. is in progress About 150 samples of transformer oil drawn from power transformers in service were evaluated for mercaptan sulphur content. It was observed to be less than 1 ppm. FDS (Frequency Domain Spectroscopy) and PDC (Polarization and Depolarization Current) method of analysis has been undertaken for estimation of moisture and copper sulphide on paper insulation. A study on stability & reliability of the power system with large penetration of wind power Project implementing organization: CPRI, Bangalore, TNEB and Unvesrity of Saskatchewan, Canada. Objective: Study the stability and reliability of existing conventional systems namely: thermal, hydro and nuclear.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 57 Study stability and reliability of existing systems with wind. Study stability and reliability of systems with high penetration of wind energy. Development of new methodology for capacity planning and addition of wind energy. Development of reliability software for utility systems for integration of wind with grid. Progress: Load flow studies for Tamil Nadu system with only conventional generation and including wind generation is completed. Stability studies for Tamil Nadu with and without wind generation is completed. Design and development of high temperature Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (SFCL) Project implementing organization: Crompton Greaves, Mumbai. Objective: Develop 11 kV, 1250 A, 3 phase SFCL. Study the complete performance of SFCL with in CG R&D. Evaluation of SFCL at an independent laboratory. The development of SFCL offers great technical advantages. Importantly, this project would establish a platform for the development of indigenous SFCL products of higher system voltage and with capacity to handle higher fault currents. Progress: The project is proposed to be executed in two phases. Phase 1: Design and development of HTS FCL 440V, 800A, 1-phase. Phase 2: Design and development of HTS FCL, 11kV, 1250A, 3-phase. In Phase 1, SFCL is designed as a prototype, which would generate data for Phase 2. The various parameters for SFCL design are considered from the experimental analysis and are as follows: Parameters Value Nominal current 800A Voltage 440V Fault current 5kA for 3 cycles & 3 kA for 5 cycles HTS length 21.6 meters SFCL modules 4 (each will carry 200A, 440V)
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 58 Central Power Research Institute Parameters Value Modules materials GFRP Temperature 77 K In the design of the SFCL, 4 modules are connected in parallel. Each module carries a current of 200A. In each module the superconducting tapes are connected in series to achieve the required voltage rating. The tapes are mounted on GFRP plates. The interconnection of the tapes, for series connection, is achieved through copper plates. The parallel connection is in-turn achieved through another set of copper plates. These interconnecting copper plates are connected to the bus bars through flexible copper braids. The cryogenic insulation is achieved through a cryostat. The cryostat is a double walled container. The space between the walls is evacuated and filled with multilayer thermal insulation to avoid heat transfer. The top flange of the cryostat is also evacuated. It has openings for bus bars, port for filling of liquid nitrogen and a vent for nitrogen vapours.
  • Evaluation and Certification This section provides information on: The new testing facilities. The special tests conducted. The different testing activities. Evaluation highlights. Evaluation of equipment for overseas customers. 4
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 60 Central Power Research Institute For the past five decades the institute has been serving the power sector in the field of evaluation and certification. CPRI laboratories are accredited by NABL, ASTA-Intertek, BIS, STL etc. following ISO17025 in the laboratories. During the year 2010-2011, a total of 76,451 tests were conducted on 24,939 samples for 5,946 organisations. The revenue realized from testing, certification and consultancy services rendered during the year increased to 13,971 lakhs as compared to 9,600 lakhs during the year 2009-2010. New testing facilities Conversion of 2500 MVA generator into motor less system Conversion of 2500 MVA generator into a motorless system was done at High Power laboratory, Bangalore. M/s. Converteam, Belfort, France has supplied two control cubicles for the generator driving system and generator excitation system. The existing control cubicles, the generator drive, and the exciter system were removed. The new cabling and also the power cabling between SFC to the generator stator were carried out in the months of October to December. The new, motor less system was commissioned in December, 2010. Climatic ageing facility for aerial bundled cable accessories This was carried out on suspension assemblies, wall supports, anchoring clamps and samples of insulation piercing connectors, after completing the voltage and water tightness tests. The resistance of components to sunlight and bad weather- (humidity, water sprinkling, and hot and cold conditions) can be verified by performing this test. This test utilizes a xenon arc lamp, which is one of the sources of radiation specified in the guide UTE C 20-460. The test comprises six weekly cycles, according to NF C 20-540 and HD 626-2 sub clause 2.5.1 (a cross-reference cited in NF C 33-041, NF C 33-040 and NF C 33- 020 standards). A separate test chamber is used for the low temperature climate stress with an appropriate sprinkling device, as permitted in NF C 20-540. The sprinkling on the front face of all the specimens subjected to this test is achieved by means of more than one, rain-type spraying nozzle, with a flow rate between 15 l/h and 25 l/h from each nozzle unit. This test facility also can be used for characterizing polymers used for outdoor applications.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 61 Expansion of Device Language Message Specification (DLMS) lab setup CPRI has set up a protocol laboratory for metering protocol testing, as per IEC 62056 (DLMS/ COSEM). CPRI took the initiative to augment its protocol laboratory, to cater to the requirements as per ICS. A third-party compliance tool was custom developed. To commence both development testing and compliance testing of meters for ICS compliance, the required hardware and software were procured and the lab facilities was arranged for use. As it was mandatory for the utilities to procure energy meters as per ICS, for the meters being procured under RAPDRP funds, CPRI rose to the occasion and set up the metering protocol laboratory, funded by MoP through PFC. About 225 samples were handled for testing during the financial year 2010-2011, including development testing and compliance testing. Smart Grid Studies have been conducted on smart grids and various communication technologies for smart meters. A test bench was established in CPRI for smart meter communication with a laptop system. Two smart meters were procured from M/s. Wallaby Metering Systems, Chennai and the technologies like LAN, PLC, GSM and RF communication were tested. CPRI has permitted M/s Delta India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore to install a grid connected solar inverter on the CRTL building, as a part of the RC project, “Study of smart grid & impact of renewable integration”. Accordingly, M/s Delta India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. has installed a 3 kW, grid-tied photovoltaic power plant on the roof of the CRTL building. The single phase AC output of the photovoltaic power plant is connected to the grid at the Distribution Systems Division (DSD). Initial studies have shown that the peak power being generated is around 2.8 kW and on an average, 4 kWh is pumped into the grid since the date of installation.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 62 Central Power Research Institute Mobile diagnostic facility A "Mobile Diagnostic Facility for Power Plant Specific Equipment for Improving Performance" has been established under the XI plan capital scheme, with a view to carry out field measurements to assess the performance of boilers, ESP, coal mills, etc. The equipment under this facility, such as a multichannel NDT system and a portable video scope have been extensively used for the inspection of boiler water wall tubes and Low Temperature ReHeater (LTRH) coils and economizer tubes respectively. The facility also includes equipment for coal flow and dust load measurements, and analysis of flue gas. It is envisaged that this diagnostic facility will not only help to improve the performance of thermal power plants but will also help to avoid forced outages.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 63 Evaluation distance relays on RTDS Established a test setup with distance and differential relays interfaced to the Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS). Studies were carried out by testing the distance relays on RTDS for various conditions on series compensated lines. The studies will help in arriving at the most appropriate relay settings and the optimum PT location for which the relay will perform satisfactorily under varied system conditions. The setup can be used for carrying out similar studies to evaluate the relay performance with the addition of new equipment in the power system network. The setup can be used for demonstrating the usage of RTDS for evaluating performance or choosing the appropriate method/ scheme of protection for a specific application. The setup can be used for training the protection engineers. Short time over current test Generates shot circuit current of 3KA & short circuit time of 10ms for direct (whole current) meters. Generates short circuit current of 500A & short circuit time of 5seconds for current (CT) operated meters.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 64 Central Power Research Institute Glow wire test This test is useful to conduct flammability test for insulating materials, such as, polycarbonate meter base, cover, terminal cover and terminal block. Temperature: 650 degrees for base, cover and terminal cover. Temperature: 960 degrees for terminal block. Special tests conducted UHV Research Laboratory, Hyderabad successfully conducted HV tests on the 1200kV single 'V' suspension insulator string comprising 320 kN long rod silicone composite insulators for the 1200 kV test station, Bina.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 65 UHVRL successfully conducted RIV and corona tests on 765 kV power connectors for M/s. Klemmen Engineering Corporation, Chennai, M/s. Asbesco (India) Pvt Limited, Kolkata and M/s. Ribe Subcon GmbH, Austria during June, 2010. First time test sequence-2 (operational performance capability) on 160 A, 690 Volts 50 HZ on FP isolator was conducted successfully for STL. Evaluation highlights Fatigue/vibration test on a ±800kV HVDC “Triple” tension insulator string and associated hardware for the upcoming bipoleBiswantChariyali-Agra transmission line was carried out in the vibration laboratory for the first time in India with six bundle hexagonal configuration, referred by M/s NKG Insulators, Japan during July, 2010.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 66 Central Power Research Institute A performance test was carried out for the first time in the power capacitors laboratory on 277 Volts, 3 Phase, 100 Amps, 50/60 Hz and 120 V, 2 Phase, 100 A 50/60 Hz Total Electrical Energy Saver (TE2S), for different load conditions by simulating different power factors from 0.3 to 0.8. This test helped in the product development by an Indian manufacturer. Digital Automatic Voltage Regulators (DAVR) is used as control devices in hydro/turbo generators to maintain a constant output voltage by varying the rotor field current. An elevated temperature test on the DAVR panel was performed for the first time at the power capacitors lab of CPRI by simulating the field conditions, including extreme ambient conditions. The test was carried out at a field temperature of 50°C and by energising the DAVR panel for various operations. The 765 kV CT of M/s. Siemens, Aurangabad was short circuit tested in our laboratory on 11th February, 2011 for the first time in the country, for 40 kA for 1 sec. A 145 kV GIS of M/s. Siemens Ltd., Aurangabad consisting of a disconnector, three position earth switch, high speed earth switch and a work in progress earth switch was tested for an induced current switching test and a short time current withstand test, for the first time in the country. One number each of polymeric insulator V string & porcelain insulator V string of 1200 kV ratings were tested for the 1200 kV national project. 800 kV DC strings were tested for M/s. BHEL, Jagdishpur. A temperature rise test on 23 kA busduct was conducted in the supplementary test lab. This is the highest rating of busducts tested in the country. Evaluation Of Equipment For Overseas Customers: 415V, 3200 A L.V.Panel Board tested as per latest IEC:61439-1, 2009 and IEC:61439-2, 2009 for M/s Al ASRY Electric Co., Ltd., Saudi Arabia. 415 Volts, 6300 Amps, LV Panel Board tested as per the latest IEC:60349-1, 2004 for M/s K.I.K.Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka. 300 kVA, 33/0.415 kV earthing Transformer tested for M/s Malaysia Transformer Manufacturing Sdn.Bhd. Malaysia. 10/12.5 MVA, 33/11kV power transformer tested as per ANSI C.57.12.90 for M/s Techno Venture, Bangladesh. 800 kV breakers tested for M/s. Areva, France. 800 kV CT tested for M/s. Areva, Germany. 765 kV power connectors tested for M/s. Ribe Subcon GmbH, Austria.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 67 220 kV strings tested for M/s. LTL Projects (Pvt), Srilanka for Upper Kotmale Hydro Power Project, Ceylon Electricity Board. Representatives from M/s. LTL Projects (Pvt), Srilanka, M/s. Ceylon Electricity Board, M/s. Preformed Line Products, Thailand, M/s. Kinden Corporation, Japan witnessed the tests.
  • ConsultancyActivities This section provides information on: The energy audit services. The tower design validation. The R-APDRP programme. The Remaining Life Assessment studies. The power system studies. The condition monitoring and diagnostic tests. The grounding studies. The power station related field services. The special consultancy activities. The national implementation plan on POP’s – PCB’s. 5
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 70 Central Power Research Institute CPRI has been rendering consultancy services to the state and central power utilities, industries, regulatory commissions etc. Over the years the consultancy activities has been increased. The following are some of the important consultancy services rendered by the institute in various areas during the year under report. Consultancy is one of the major activities of the institute. The following are some of the important consultancy services rendered by the Institute in various areas during the year under report: Energy audit services Energy audit services were rendered to the following organisations: Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), Mumbai (For MSPGCL, Tata Trombay and R-Infra Dahanu power plants). NHPC for Dhauliganga and Daulasti Hydro station. Reliance Industries Ltd., Hazira, Surat. NHPC for Omkareswar Hydro station. NEEPCO for Agarthala gas plant and Doyang hydro station. CPRI successfully completed the country’s first design and development of Smart Grid Pilot Project for BESCOM. Energy audit at North East Electrical Power Corporation (NEEPCO), Arunachal Pradesh and National Hydro Power Corporation, Testa hydro power plant. Energy audit studies at NEEPCO, Arunachal Pradesh. Tower design validation Design checking of 66 kV, 132 kV, 220 kV & 400 kV towers including foundations for various customers like M/s Aster Teleservices Ltd, Hyderabad, M/s L&T, Chennai, M/s Kerala State Electricity Board, M/s Kalpataru Power transmission Ltd, Gandhinagar, M/s Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board, Raipur, M/s Punjab State Transmission Company Ltd, Patiala, and M/s Utkal Galvanisers Ltd, Bhubaneswar. R-APDRP Programme CPRI is associated in Third Party Independent Evaluation Agency – Energy Accounting (TPIEA-EA) under R-APDRP of the Ministry of Power, Government of India, for the state of Karnataka. The order value is Rs.196.00 lakhs and the duration of the project is six years with effect from May 2010. The job involves extensive field visits to the substations and the consumers on sample basis, in the project areas identified in the ESCOMs of Karnataka, for establishment and verification of the baseline data. A hundred project areas have been identified under the programme.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 71 The division successfully completed the prestigious project on Condition Monitoring of Power Transformers, CTs, CVTs and PTs at 27 different substations of WBSETCL Completed a thermal endurance study for an insulating material identified by the customer, M/s. Raychem RPG Ltd., Mumbai, as Insulating Sheet (BCIC). Remaining Life Assessment studies Stress measurements on rail wheel components The residual stress measurements on critical regions of the locomotive and wagon wheels given by Indian Railways were carried out in the laboratory. Based on the discussions with the officials of M/s. Rail Wheel Factory and also considering the casting process with different cooling rates at various locations of the wheel, the measurement locations were optimized. The results indicate that the stress induced at different measurement locations were in agreement with the theoretical calculations.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 72 Central Power Research Institute Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study on cooling water intake sump A CFD study on a cooling water intake sump was undertaken at materials technology division for an independent power project. The work included the prediction of vortex formation below the bell mouth of the pumps as well as the flow profile of water in the sump. Based on this study, the vortex breakers and flow straighteners were designed and it was recommended that these be incorporated in the sump. This will ensure vortex free zones below the bell mouth of the pumps and also uniform distribution of water to all the pumps. Witnessing of initial capacity test Witnessing of initial capacity test of 250 MW No.8 was done at M/s KPCL, Raichur Thermal Power Station. In this exercise, the design data of the boiler, turbine and generator provided by BHEL, was used as the basis for witnessing the capacity test. The sets of important data as compared to design data were monitored in the control room, when the unit reached the maximum load of 250 MW. During the test, the unit was also monitored at 60 % and 80% of maximum load of 250 MW, that is, 150 MW and 200 MW, respectively. Development and evaluation of high strength concrete The consultancy work was undertaken for M/s. Nash Industries, Bangalore, who approached Materials Technology Division (MTD), CPRI, for the development of concrete in-filled panels for the fabrication of safes, intended to be used for bank ATMs. The focus of the development work was to improve the resistance of safes to burglary. The work involved development of a mix design for a high strength concrete, to suit the client requirements. Sandwich panels comprising of a steel shell and a concrete core were developed for two categories of safes. The first category of safe was rated CEN-L, wherein high strength cement concrete to target strength of 60 MPa was designed and developed. The second category of the safe was rated CEN-3, where in high strength polymer concrete was developed. The developed materials were characterized for various properties, such as strength, porosity, microstructure, mineralogy, and spectroscopy. Based
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 73 on the development of the infill panels, prototype safes were developed and submitted to M/s. Nash Industries, for further evaluation as per the EN standards. Failure analysis of Re-heater tubes M/s KPCL, Bellary Thermal Power Station, reported frequent failure of the final stage re-heater tubes (RH) at the bottom bend regions in 500 MW boiler. The investigation results indicated that the tubes had experienced high temperature induced transformation, as evident in the microstructure, with excessive buildup of oxide scales in the bulging region of the bend tube. During the field inspection, CPRI has identified 11 more tubes with similar damage. The characteristic appearance of blister cracking associated with the bulging damage locations. On the tube, coupled with the appreciable spheroidization and the thick, ID side oxide layer, is suggestive of the damage occurrence due to long term overheating.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 74 Central Power Research Institute Power System Studies Sub-Synchronous Resonance (SSR) studies SSR studies were carried out for the series compensation on two single circuits of the 765kVTehri - Meerut lines for M/s Siemens. The most common techniques used to analyze the SSR phenomenon are eigenvalue analysis, transient torque analysis and frequency scanning. The present investigation of the influence of fixed series compensation in the transmission lines leading to oscillatory torques and SSR phenomenon is carried out using the frequency scanning approach using SIMPOW software. Dynamic testing of distance protection relay P 546 Dynamic testing was carried out on the Numerical Line Differential cum Distance Relay MiCOMP546 on RTDS. The system conditions were simulated on RTDS, the CT/ PT outputs were fed to the relay, and the relay trip signals were fed back to RTDS through the interfacing modules. Various faults were applied in the simulated system and the relay response was monitored. Tests are generally carried out for the fault conditions specified as per CIGRE recommendations. Testing of 2.5 MVAR STATCOM BHEL designed a 2.5MVAR STATCOM controller for the Electrical Arc Furnace (EAF) applications of Bhilai steel plant and approached CPRI–power system division for performance checking of controller functions before installing it on the field. By using RTDS, the STATCOM controller was tested in both inductive load and capacitive load in closed loops. The controller parameters were fine tuned to achieve the required compensation for the EAF applications. Soil resistivity measurement Electrode station of the proposed 2500MW Ballia-Bhiwadi HVDC transmission system. The scope of the study involved measurement of soil resistivity at the electrode station of the proposed ± 500kV, 2500MW HVDC Ballia – Bhiwadi transmission system. The electrode stations are proposed at Palwal, near Bhiwadi, in Haryana, and at Ajamathgarh, near Ballia, in Uttar Pradesh. Soil resistivity measurements were carried out at Ajamathgarh using the Wenners four electrode
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 75 method. A regulated, high current DC source of 200V, 100A was used to drive currents during the measurement. Protection audit and study of DTL transmission system Protection audit and study of DTL transmission system was carried out for M/s DTL, New Delhi. This study included review of protection used for transmission lines, transformers and generators, relay settings of the relays used for the protection of identified transmission lines, transformers and generating units, checking the health of the DC system, checking the health of communication links like PLCC and optical fibres, review of availability/health of the recording instruments like disturbance recorder, event logger, and of availability/healthiness of the time synchronization unit, and review of the test reports for assessing the health of the circuit breaker etc. 125MVA, 220kV/ 33kV transformer charging studies for M/s. Reliance Infrastructure Ltd., Mumbai Carried out transformer charging studies, over voltage studies and ferroresonace studies. All these studies were carried out on EMTP software. Similarly, M/s. RIL awarded consultancy studies on the 220kV Goregaon and Saki substations. Measurement of soil resistivity of earth resistance for Terec+Electrode for M/s. SGI Engineers Pvt., Ltd., Bangalore The objective of the study was to carry out long term, simultaneous measurement of the resistance of a Terec + compound based earthing system and resistance of a conventional system with salt and charcoal as back fill materials, to assess the long-term stability of the Terec + earthing compound. Both the earth electrodes were commissioned at the CPRI test site and measurements were taken in every quarter, during the years, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 to cover seasonal variations. The results indicated that the seasonal variation had less impact on the pit resistance for the pit with the Terec + earthing compound. Measurement of earth resistance at Koteshwar hydro electric project for M/s THDCIL, Tehri Carried out the measurement grounding resistance of an interconnected grounding system of the power and switchyard using the fall of potential method of measurement. Load flow and stability study for Synchronization of 600 MW thermal units to KPTCL Grid Udupi Power Corporation Ltd., (UPCL) has set up two600MW thermal power plants at Udupi district. The first unit was commissioned and has been synchronized. The second unit is ready for commissioning, but the 400kV line to evacuate power from both units (I & II) to the grid is still under construction. In this context, CPRI has studied the technical feasibility of synchronizing the second unit of UPCL for Energy department, Govt. of Karnataka. The studies comprised load flow study and dynamic stability study considering the entire electrical network of the southern
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 76 Central Power Research Institute region, including UPCL generation, to assess the impact of tripping of one unit of UPCL leading to tripping of the other unit. Transient simulation studies of 14 MVA and 25 MVA furnace transformers for M/s. Rourkela Steel Plant, Rourkela. Electric field and voltage distribution computation for composite insulators of 220 kV and 400kV class using finite element software was completed and report was issued for M/s. Aditya Birla Insulators. Measurement of switching impulse, lightning impulse residual voltage and reference voltage for a complete 400kV system arrester was successfully completed for M/s. CGL, Mumbai. Condition monitoring and diagnostic tests Pre-commissioning test on 110kV cable for BSNL, Chennai. Pre-qualification test on 132kV XLPE cable for M/s. Powertech Global Pvt. Ltd., at M/s. Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai, Chattisgarh. Condition monitoring tests on power transformers at M/s. North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd., Ranganadi Hydro Power Electric Plant, Arunachal Pradesh, North Lakimpur, lower Subansiridistrict, Arunachal Pradesh. Carried out on-line partial discharge test by Acoustic Emission technique on Station transformer-3 of Stage –II of Dr.NarlaTatarao Thermal Power Station- APGENCO. Accuracy testing of current transformers/potential transformers at M/s. Covanta Sampalpatti, Tamil Nadu. Condition monitoring tests on HV equipment at M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Barauni. Capacitance and tan delta tests on power transformers at M/s. BRG Energy Ltd., Hyderabad. Pre-qualification test on 110kV cable at Chennai for M/s. EasunReyrolle Products of India. Diagnostic testing of HV equipment at site for M/s. Nuclear Power Corporation, Kaiga. Diagnostic testing of transformers for M/s. APGENCO, NTTPS, Ibrahimpuram, Vijayawada. Condition monitoring tests on transformers, current transformers/potential transformers / lightning arresters and circuit breakers, Rourkela Steel Plant, SAIL, Rourkela. Condition monitoring tests on transformers, current transformers/potential transformers at various sub-stations of WBSEB. Condition monitoring tests were carried out on motors and transformers at IOCL, Haldia (West Bengal). Condition monitoring tests on HT motors and transformers for IOCL, NRPL, Mathura, Panipat. Condition assessment of steel structure for M/s. BALCO, Korba.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 77 Diagnostic tests on 33kV XLPE cable system at M/s. Essar Steels, Jamnagar for M/s. Polycab Cables Ltd., Bangalore. Condition monitoring tests were carried out on power transformers at Nagjhari Power House, for M/s. KPCL. Condition monitoring tests on hydro generators and generator transformers of NHPC, Loktak Hydro Power Station, Loktak, Manipur, Indira Sagar Hydro Power Station, NHDC, Narendra Nagar (M.P). High voltage test on turbo generator at Kaiga Nuclear Power Corporation, Kaiga. Condition assessment of concrete structure, CPP-II for M/s. BALCO, PP-II, Korba. Condition assessment of civil structures at M/s. NTPC, Ramagundam. Grounding studies Ground mat resistance for Bhavani Project for M/s. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd., Bhavani. The ground resistance measurement was carried out for the interconnected system of Ground Mats of the power house and switch yard of the BHAVINI project, Kalpakam. Power station related field services Corrosion mapping of water wall boiler tubes at Unit-2, Rihand TPS, and M/s. National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. Ultrasonic testing of turbine bearing in Unit-3 for M/s. Koradi Thermal Power Station, Koradi. Remaining Life Assessment study of 500 MW boiler, Unit-2 for M/s. National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd., Rihand. Corrosion mapping of water wall boiler tubes of Unit-3 at Farakka Super Thermal Power Station, National Thermal Power Corporation has been completed. Remaining Life Assessment of boiler pressure parts of Unit–4 (500 MW) for M/s. National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd., Korba. Remaining Life Assessment study of waste heat recovery boiler for M/s. National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd., Anta. Corrosion mapping of boiler tubes and In-situ oxide scale thickness measurements for boiler tubes at Talcher Thermal Power Station, National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. Material chemical composition analysis of water wall boiler tube for M/s. Wardha Power Co. Ltd., Warora. Failure analysis of primary super heater coil for M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Panipat.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 78 Central Power Research Institute Corrosion mapping of boiler tubes of Unit-5 at Talcher Thermal Power Station, National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. Carried out condition monitoring tests on generator transformer at Rihand Hydro Power Project, UP JalVidyut Nigam Limited, Pipri, UP. Carried out diagnostic test on generator transformer at M/s. KPTCL Nagajhari Power House for M/s. Shree Abhirami Engineer Works, Chennai. Failure analysis of steering arm component for M/s. Volvo, Bangalore. Failure analysis of reheater and water wall tubes for M/s. NALCO, Angul. In-situ oxide scale measurement and corrosion mapping of boiler tubes of Unit 2 at Muzzafarpur Thermal Power Station, KantiBijleeUtpadan Nigam Ltd. (KBUNL). Corrosion mapping of boiler tubes of Unit-4 and Unit-3 at Talcher TPS, NTPC. In-situ Oxide scale measurement and Cold walk down survey for high energy pipeline system in Unit-1, 500 MW at Rihand Thermal Power Station, NTPC. Remaining Life assessment study of 105 MW boiler in Unit-4 of Koradi Thermal Power Station, Koradi. Material mix up survey in Turbine and Generator (TG) Area for M/s. NTPC Ltd., Unchahar. RLA study of: Boiler and auxiliaries of Unit-4 of 200 MW for M/s. NTPC Ltd., Singrauli. Reheater outlet header during Annual Overhauling (AOH) work of Unit-6 of Phase III of M/s. Chattisgarh State Power Generation Co. Ltd. (CSPGCL), Korba. Failure analysis investigations of the components received from M/s. sT-CMS Electric Co. Pvt. Ltd., Neyveli and M/s. Udupi Thermal Power Station, Udupi. Eddy current testing of condenser tubes in Unit-4, Koradi Thermal Power Station, Koradi. Metallography testing of Unit-2 of 4 x 50MW, PH-II for M/s. Chattisgarh State Power Generation Co. Ltd., Korba (E). Remaining Life Assessment study of boiler for M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Panipat. Corrosion mapping of boiler tubes of Unit-4 at Badarpur Thermal Power Station, NTPC. Visual inspection of failed boiler tube for M/s. MSPGCL, Khaperkheda. A consultancy programme on the assessment of methodology for sampling and analysis of imported coal in Raichur Thermal Power Station, Raichur. Corrosion mapping of boiler tubes of Unit-2 at Badarpur Thermal Power Station, NTPC. Diagnostic testing on hydro generator at Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd., KadraandKodisallipower station. ELCID test on hydro generator at Unit-6 at NHPC, Salal Power Station, Salal (J&K). Failure analysis of Economiser Lower Bank Tube of Unit-2 BTL for M/s. Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation Ltd., Khaperkheda. Visual inspection of failed boiler Tube for M/s. Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation Ltd., Khaperkheda.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 79 Metallurgical and chemical analysis of Tube for M/s. Wardha Power Corporation Ltd., Warora. Thermographical survey of electrical equipments for M/s. GMR Energy Limited, Kakinada. Failure analysis of boiler tube (platen water wall and platen super heater) for Satpura Thermal Power Station, Sarni. Hot walk down survey for condition assessment of critical hangers and stress analysis of power cycle piping at M/s. NTPC – Farakka, Unit #3, 210 MW. Assessment of methodology of sampling and analysis of imported coal at Raichur Thermal Power Station, Raichur. Stress analysis for high energy pipeline inspection pertaining M/s. NTPC Ltd., Farakka Thermal Power Station, is under progress. The work on microstructural evaluation of boiler tube samples of M/s. NTPC Ltd., Badarpur Thermal Power Station, New Delhi, is under progress. Health assessment of gas turbine rotor blades was conducted for M/s. NTPC Ltd., Anta. Failure analysis of boiler tubes for M/s. NTPC Ltd., Singrauli. Failure analysis of H.P. boiler tube of 2 x 125 MW for M/s. Nashik Thermal Power Station, Nashik. Failure analysis of super heater screen tube of Unit-5 (2 Nos.) for M/s. Koradi Thermal Power Station, Koradi. Material mix-up survey in TG Area of Stage-I for M/s. NTPC Ltd., Unchahar. Consultancy for assessment of methodology of sampling and analysis of imported coal at Raichur Thermal Power Station, Raichur. Remaining Life Assessment (RLA) of EC-1 Boiler (1 No.) for M/s. Grasim Industries Ltd., Nagda. Remaining Life Assessment (RLA) studies of Boiler for M/s. Grasim Industries Ltd., Nagda. Special Consultancy activities Electric field and voltage distribution computation for composite insulators of 220 kV and 400 kV class using finite element software was completed and a report was issued for M/s. Aditya Birla insulators. Measurement of the switching impulse, lightning impulse residual voltage and reference voltage for a complete 400 kV system arrester was successfully completed for M/s. CGL, Mumbai. A consultancy study on optimization of 198kV arrester grading ring for M/s Electrolytes, Jaipur was completed and a report was submitted during October 2010. Consultancy rendered by M/s Reliance, Noida, FEM Analysis of electronic field and voltage distribution of 400kV silicon rubber composition Insulators, during January 2011. Consultation work on optimization of a grading ring for 765 kV insulators is under process. Performance evaluation of a polymer insulator removed from ± 500kV Rihand – Dadri transmission line.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 80 Central Power Research Institute Performance evaluation of a polymer insulator removed from 220kV double circuit Hissar-Hissar I/A AC transmission line by Dr N. Vasudev during March 2011. National Implementation Plan on POP’s – PCB’s The objective of the NIP programme is basically to create a national inventory on PCBs and PCB contaminated equipment in the country. Create an awareness programme on the harmful aspects of PCB forstakeholders, namely pollution control boards, utilities, industries etc. Obtain information on state-of-the-art technologies on disposal of PCBs and PCB waste in an Environmentally Sound Manner (ESM). Based on the response, 9837.662 tonnes of pure PCBs and PCB contaminated oil has been inventoried from 1548 transformers and stockpiles from the utilities and industries throughout the country. Many site visits were made namely, to Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), State Electricity Boards, State Pollution Control Boards, SAIL units and the ship breaking yard at Alang, etc. Over 50 awareness programmes / brain storming sessions on PCBs were conducted for utilities, industries, pollution control boards and other end users across the country. PCB test facilities, GC/ECD/MS, have been established at CPRI, Bangalore and GC- ECD has been established at RTL (Noida) for testing of PCBs in transformer oil. The above activity was thoroughly reviewed by many teams from UNIDO; a final report covering these activities was created and submitted to MoEF and UNIDO. Based on the data, it is proposed to destroy 1700 tonnes of pure PCBs and 6000 tonnes of PCB contaminated wastes during the demonstration project of fiveyears, by adopting state-of-the-art non-incineration technologies, as per the guidelines forenvironmentally sound management (ESM).
  • PromotionalActivities This section provides information on: The CPRI on internet. Participation by CPRI in National and International exhibitions. Advertisements released during the year. Important persons/foreign delegations visiting CPRI. 6
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 82 Central Power Research Institute CPRI on internet Information on the expertise/unique facilities available at the institute for consultancy and quality assurance testing and certification of power system equipment in the units at Bangalore, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Noida and Nagpur, is now accessible for the benefit of power system equipment manufacturers and utilities in India and abroad at the following address: Bangalore: www.cpri.in Hyderabad: uhvac@cprihyderabad.com Bhopal: ad_cpri@dataone.in Noida: rtl@cpri.in Nagpur: trc@cpri.in Kolkata: rtlk@cpri.in Guwahati: rtl_g@cpri.in CPRI participation in National and International exhibitions India International Trade Fair – 2010 CPRI participated in the India International Trade Fair 2010 held at PragatiMaidan, New Delhi from 14th to 27th November, 2010. The theme of the power pavilion was “Clean and Efficient Power”. The institute had setup a stall in the MoP pavilion and displayed its gamut of activities, facilities and expertise and showcased its credentials, major test facilities covering short circuit, ultra high voltage, high voltage, cables and capacitors, material characterization, expertise in power systems, tower testing, seismic qualification and other state-of-the-art facilities including the research activities. The services offered for field testing and diagnostics, third party inspection and distribution system management were also displayed. A large number of important dignitaries from MoP, senior officers from CPSUs, power utilities and industries and general public visited the stall and evinced keen interest in the activities of CPRI.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 83 India Electricity 2010 The institute participated in the India Electricity 2010 exhibition held at PragatiMaidan, New Delhi from 9th to 11th December, 2010. The event was organised by FICCI and the MoP, Government of India. The exhibition-cum-conference was inaugurated by the Honorable Union Minister of Power, Shri. Sushil Kumar Shinde, and presided over by Shri. P. Uma Shankar, Secretary (Power), Govt. of India. The facilities and expertise of CPRI in the areas of high power short circuit, ultra high voltage, high voltage, seismic qualification, cables and capacitors testing, testing of solar photovoltaic lighting system and LED lighting systems, XRD facility and other state-of-the-art research and testing facilities were displayed in the CPRI stall. The exhibition attracted more than one hundred exhibitors from all over the country and abroad, and more than five thousand people visited the exhibition. There was an overwhelming response from all areas of the power sector, within the country and abroad. Utility delegations from Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi Transco, KPTCL, and JSEB-Jharkhand visited the event. Many of the visitors discussed in detail about the CPRI test facilities and evinced keen interest in the testing and certification activity of the institute.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 84 Central Power Research Institute ELASIA 2011 The institute participated in the 4th ELASIA, 2011 exhibition (International Exhibition on Electrical, Power & Lighting) from 7th to 10th January, 2011 at Palace Grounds, Bangalore. CPRI displayed its facilities and expertise in the exhibition. Major test facilities covering high power short circuit, ultra high voltage, high voltage, cables and capacitors, material characterization, expertise in power systems, tower testing, seismic qualification, solar photovoltaic testing and other state-of-the-art facilities, including research activities, were displayed. The services offered for field testing and diagnostics, consultancy, third party inspection and distribution system management were also displayed. The CPRI stall had a good response from all areas of the power sector.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 85 Energy and Power India (EPI) 2011 This was organized from 11th to 14th February, 2011 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore. The exhibition featured the latest electrical products and lighting, and new and renewable energy products. The exhibition was inaugurated on 11th February, 2011 by Smt. Shamin Banu, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Department of Energy, Government of Karnataka. CPRI participated in the event and had displayed its facilities in a stall. Major test facilities covering short circuit, ultra high voltage, high voltage, cables and capacitors, material characterization, expertise in power systems, tower testing, seismic qualification and other state-of-the-art facilities were displayed. The CPRI research activities and services offered for field testing and diagnostics, third party inspection and distribution system management were also displayed. The exhibition witnessed a large number of visitors from various fields of industries and utilities. WETEX 2011 The Institute participated in the WETEX 2011 exhibition held at Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE from 8th to 10th March 2011. The participation of CPRI was under the aegis of the Indian Pavilion. Shri.B.V. Raghavaiah, Additional Director and Shri. Suhas S. Bagalkotker, Joint Director, were deputed for participation in exhibition. The exhibition was inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Hamdin bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, on 8th March, 2011. CPRI displayed its facilities and expertise. Mr. H. E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, and other senior officers visited the stall.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 86 Central Power Research Institute The expertise and facilities of CPRI covering research, testing and certification services, consultancy, field testing, diagnostic services, expertise in power systems, customised training programmes and other state-of-the-art facilities were displayed during the exhibition. The exhibition attracted over five thousand visitors and the CPRI stall attracted business visitors from across the region. Advertisements released during the year 1. Directory of key personnel in power and water resource sectors, 2010 edition published by CBIP, New Delhi. 2. Special issue of POWER LINE magazine on metering with a half page write-up on the metering activities. 3. India Power journal published by Council of Power Utilities, New Delhi (1st quarterly issue). 4. Conference proceedings during the international conference on development of 1200 kV National Test Station organized by the committee for CIGRE India, an affiliate of CBIP and National Committee to the International Council on Large Electric System held at Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi from 29th and 30th September, 2010. 5. ENERTIA magazine published by M/s. Falcon Media, Mumbai (October, November and December 2010 issues). 6. Conference proceedings during tutorials and 5th International Conference on Power System Protection and Automation on 6th to 9th December, 2010 held at Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi. 7. Electrical India magazine published by M/s.Chary Publications Pvt Ltd, Mumbai (November, December, 2010 and January, 2011 issues). 8. Electrical and Power Info magazine published by M/s. Era Fame Media Group, Mumbai (October – November 2010 and February – March 2011). 9. Technical Review Middle East magazine published by M/s. Alain Charles Publishing Ltd, Bangalore (Issue 6, 2010, Issue 1, 2011 and Issue 2, 2011). 10. Conference proceedings during National Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Electrical Power Engineering (NWET-2011) during 21st – 23rd January, 2011 held at Bhubaneswar and organized by Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar.0.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 87 Important persons/foreign delegations visiting CPRI Many overseas and other important dignitaries visited the institute during the year 2010-11. During the visits,the institute held detailed discussions and showcased its facilities and expertise. The activity has helped in enhancing the brand equity of the institute which will lead to generate utilization of facilities and expertise. The details of the visitors are: 1. Dr. Poojari from BARC, Mumbai, visited MTD Labs from 22nd to 23rd April, 2010 and gave a presentation on the effect of Slow Positron Annihilation on engineering materials and its use in NDT. 2. A Senior Delegation from Powergrid visited CPRI, Bangalore on 26th April, 2010. The delegation comprised Prof. P.K. Shetty, Shri FA Vandrevala, Shri. S.C Tripathi, Smt. Sarita Prasad - Independent Directors of Powergrid and Dr. S.K. Agarwal – Executive Director (R&D), Shri. Bharat Bhushan – Executive Director (SR-II), Shri. M.C. Bhatnagar – General Manager (R&D), and Shri. N Shankar –Assistant General Manager (HR), Shri S.B.R. Rao - Manager (R&D). CPRI officers made a detailed presentation on the identified areas of possible collaboration with PGCIL. A detailed discussion was held with the senior officers of the institute for further cooperation and utilization of CPRI services by PGCIL. 3. Shri. Anurag Srivastava, Asst. Professor, Mississippi State University, USA visited Power Systems Division and delivered a lecture on 15th May, 2010 on Application of real time modelingand Simulation in power system research at PSD, seminar hall. 4. Mr. Mohamed I. Ankaram, General Manager from AL-ASRY Electric Corporation Ltd., Kingdom of Saudi Arabia visited station-1 for witnessing a short time current test on LV panel on 17th May, 2010. 5. A delegation from CESI, Italy comprising Dr. Eng.AlbertoMarzorati, Area Manager – Energy Division, Sales and Marketing, and Dott.Ing.RobertoPiccin from M/s.CESIS.p.A, Milano, Italy along with Mr.T.S. Muralidhar, M/s.Unimark, Bangalore visited CPRI on 20th May, 2010 for reviewing the on-going consultancy project. 6. Mr. Yogendra Singh, AGM, M/s. NTPC Ltd., Talcher TPS visited MTD on 26th May, 2010 and discussed the RLA activities, especially turbine blades. 7. Mr.HaidYussuf and Mr.JeremaihKinda (M/s Kenya Power &Lightning) visited the institute on 6th June, 2010 for witnessing the impulse test on 315kVA distribution transformer. 8. Mr. B.V. Ramanan, AGM, M/s. Falcon Tyres, visited CISWU, MTD, on 10th June, 2010, for discussions on establishment of a rice husk ash brick plant at Mysore. 9. Dr. Krishnan Balasubramaniam, professor from IIT Chennai, visited MTD on 24th June, 2010 and discussed robotics system design and fabrication. 10. Mr.Dirk Reinhold Friedrich Muller from M/s.Underwriter’s Laboratories, Germany and Mr.LeeKangsik, Staff Engineer, Conformity assessment services from M/s.Underwriter’s Laboratories, Korea visited CPRI on 24th June, 2010 for discussions on CPRI test facilities and laboratory visits.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 88 Central Power Research Institute 11. Mr. Mohammed Ali Rawther, Dy. Chief Engineer, Gen. Circle KSEB, Moozhiyar and other members visited CISWU, MTD on 28th June, 2010 for discussions on Rectification of generator foundation works of the hydroelectric power plant, Sabarigiri Hydel Power Station, Moozhiyar. 12. The IEEMA Executive Council meeting was held at CPRI, Bangalore on 6th July, 2010. Senior executive council members of IEEMA attended the meeting. A visit to CPRI laboratories was organised after the meeting and all the members evinced keen interest in the activities of CPRI. 13. Mr. Craig Diack-Evans, Senior International Business Development Manager - ASTA Certification from Intertek Testing and Certification, Dubai, Mr. Talban Sohi, Regional Director from Intertek UK, Mr.Rajesh Saigal, Regional Director - India and Middle East Asia, Intertek, India along with Mr. Raghunath.G, Operations Manager – South/Business Manager – ASTA, Intertek Bangalore visited CPRI on 13th July, 2010 for discussions on Intertek Certification Scheme. 14. Mr. Sanka Wijeratne, Engg. Manager-Design and Sales and Mr. I. Naveen Rozario, Senior Engineer of M/s KIK Srilanka visited the laboratory to witness a short time current test on their 415V, 6300A LV Panel board during 14th to 19th July, 2010. 15. Mr. MontriChomsin, Regional Sales Manager of M/S Preformed line products Thailand visited the vibration laboratory on 30th July, 2010 regarding spacer damper testing of 400 kV class carried out as per the specification from M/S PGCIL. 16. Mr. Sammy Njoroge (Electrical Plant Engineer) &Mr. Gerald A. Kwedho (Energy Transmission Engineer, West Kenya) visited the institute on 4th August, 2010 for witnessing the impulse test on a 25kVA distribution transformer. 17. Mr.RajKumar R. Gopal Pillai, Managing Director and Mr.Krishnan P Muthukan from M/s. Power Quality Enhancement Sdn Bhd, Malaysia visited the institute on 5th and 6th August, 2010 for discussions on testing and certification activities and business development with CPRI. 18. Officials from NETRA (NTPC) visited MTD on 9th August, 2010 for discussions on proposals related to establishment of drop tube furnace and combustion laboratory at NTPC. 19. Dr. Bicky Bhangu, Team Leader, Electrical Systems – Advanced Technology Centre, M/s. Rolls Royce Singapore Pvt Ltd, Singapore and Mr.Srinivas Duvvuri, Director – Strategic Initiatives from M/s. Rolls Royce India Private Ltd, Bangalore visited CPRI on 11th August, 2010 for discussions on the areas of possible collaboration with CPRI. A detailed discussion was held with senior officers of the institute for furthering cooperation and utilization of CPRI services. 20. Mr. Godwin K Amenuvor and Mr. Edmond Botwie of M/S Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd. witnessed the testing of the 33 kV D/C Type AC and SS tower at TTS on 12th and 13th August, 2010. 21. Mohammad Dahma Bin Ismail, Testing Executive, Ms. Azreena Saadin and Mohammad Tajudhin Bin Hamat, Senior Engineers, Mohammad Azlan Bin Barsi, Executive from M/s Malaysia Transformer Manufacturing, Malaysia, Mr.GangadharanSreedharan, Sr. Engineer from Tenga National Berhad visited the laboratory to conduct and witness a short circuit test on their 300kVA, 33/0.415kV earthing transformer during 16th to 27th August, 2010.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 89 22. Mr. Wong TeikMeng of Tamco Switchgear for testing of busducts on 3rd and 4th September, 2010. 23. Mr. Christopher Guy Stone, International Testing Expert along with Dr. Sandeep Garg, Energy Economist, BEE and Mr. Rajeev Ralhan, Manager from M/s. Price Waterhouse Coopers visited the Institute on 21st September, 2010 and held discussions with CPRI officers regarding S and L program of BEE. 24. Mr. Cho Young AH from Republic of Korea visited CPRI on 28th to 30th September, 2010 to witness the tests on ACBs of HPL India Ltd. 25. Mr. Norberto Santiago Elustondo, President and CEO, Mrs. Covadonga Coca, Chief International Officer from M/s. ZIV, Spain along with Mr.J.G. Kulkarni, Vice President – Power Systems (Asia) from M/s. Crompton Greaves Limited, Mumbai visited CPRI in 28th September, 2010 for discussions with CPRI officers regarding type testing of numerical relays, communication protocol testing and smart grid. 26. Prof. VVS Rao from IIT Kharagpur, Prof. A.M. Umarji and Prof. KasturiRangan from IISc. Bangalore, Dr. Datta and Dr. Srinivasan (retired Prof. IISc) visited CPRI in connection with a training programme on HTS during 29th September, 2010 to 1st October, 2010. 27. Mr. Tony W. Duncan, Sr. Engineering Manager, Power Business from M/s. Schneider Electric, USA along with Mr. Vishnu Nair, Senior Engineer - Design from M/s. Schneider Electric India Private Limited, Bangalore visited the institute on 5th October, 2010 for discussions regarding testing of LV and MV Switchgear equipment and visited CPRI facilities. 28. Mr. Paul P. Leufkens President, KEMA-Power test LLC, USA and Mr. B. N. Kishore, Consultant (Business Development, India), KEMA visited CPRI on 12th October, 2010 for discussions regarding joint cooperation in testing and certification and consultancy activities and also visited High Power laboratory and High Voltage Divisions of CPRI, Bangalore. 29. Mr. Hitoshi Ushida of M/s Torishima Manufacturing CO., Ltd. Osaka, Japan visited CPRI, Bhopal in connection with a short circuit test on a terminal box on 15th October, 2010. 30. Mr. Jean Philippe Herpin and Mr. BrunoPiarceTurchet from M/s.Schneider Electric, France along with Mr. Mahesh P Reganti, Portfolio Manager and other representatives from M/s. Schneider Electric India Private Limited, Bangalore visited the institute on 19th October, 2010 for discussions regarding testing of LV Panels. 31. Mr. Siva BalanTangavelu from Malaysia visited the institute on 3rd and 4th November, 2010 for testing on behalf of Multi B SdnBhd, Malaysia. 32. Mr.Jermy Gustafson, Director Clean Energy and Environment, USAID visited the institute on 16th November, 2011 for review of the BESCOM Smart Grid Pilot Project work. 33. Mr. Martin Eiselt, Head of Testing laboratory, MV, M/s. Siemens-Germany and Mrs. Sujata J. Paranjape, Head of Research and Development, M/s. Siemens Ltd, Thane visited CPRI, Bangalore on 16th November, 2010 for discussions regarding testing of switchgears and they also visited laboratories of CPRI.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 90 Central Power Research Institute 34. Mr. Martin Eiselt, Head of Testing Laboratory, Medium Voltage, and Siemens AG Berlin, Germany visited CPRI, Bhopal on 22nd and 23rd November, 2010 to see the test facilities available and to check the feasibility of outsourcing testing requirement. 35. Mr.CalvinWovg, Manager from M/s TAMCO Switchgear (Malaysia) SDN, BHD, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia visited Bhopal on 22nd and 23rd November, 2010 for conducting a temperature rise test and the test on Sandwich Busduct at CPRI, supplementary test lab. 36. Mrs. Patou-Perraud Stephanie, Busway Offer Technical Manager, Low Voltage from M/s. Schneider Electric, France and Mr. Ravindra Kulkarni, Lab Manager, Power Business, M/s. Schneider Electric, Bangalore visited CPRI, Bangalore on 2nd December, 2010 for discussions regarding testing and certification activities and they also visited CPRI laboratories. 37. Mr. Falchetti Vincenzo, Sales Director, Angelantoni, Italy and Mr. M. Amar Kumar, Area Manager from M/s. Adams Technologies Private Limited, Bangalore visited CPRI, Bangalore on 2nd December, 2010 for discussions on products related to environmental simulation. 38. Ir. Thijs Aarten, Member Executive Board, KEMA, Netherlands, Mr. Frank S. Lim, Vice President, Business Development, Asia Pacific, M/s. KEMA International B.V, USA and Mr. B. N. Kishore, Consultant, Business Development-India, KEMA, Bangalore visited CPRI, Bangalore on 12th December, 2010 for discussions regarding joint collaboration with CPRI in research, testing and certification. 39. Dr. Shigeru Yokoyama, Research Advisor, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan; Mr. Shimokawa Hideo, adviser, The institute of Electrical Installation Engineers of Japan, and Dr. Nilesh J. Vasa, Professor, Department of Engineering Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras visited CPRI, Bangalore on 21st December, 2010 for joint collaboration in research and testing. Thedingnitariesalso visited the CPRI laboratories. 40. Mr. Nicolas Bigot, M/s. Schneider Electric, France and Mr. Nanda Kishore Pamidi, Technical Consultant-Verification, M/s. Schneider Electric, Power Business, Bangalore visited CPRI, Bangalore on 23rd December, 2010 for discussions regarding testing and certification activities and they also visited laboratories of CPRI. 41. Dr. Kunigal Shivakumar of North Carolina A & T State University-USA, along with other officials of NCAT, visited CPRI on 6th January, 2011 and held discussions with CPRI officers on the Application of Polymer Composite Materials in the power sector. Further discussions were also held on the subject of Compact Transmission Towers. 42. Prof. M.N. Srinivasan, Lamar University, USA visited CPRI on 7th January, 2011 and delivered a lecture on Picosecond Ultrasonic Techniques for plant components, coatings and nanostructures at CCAR, CPRI. 43. Dr. Rajiv Varma, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontaria, Canada, conducted a tutorial on “Integration of Wind Energy” at CPRI on 10th January 2011. About 30 delegates from CPRI, KPTCL, Power Grid, GE& IISc participated in the tutorial. The tutorial was useful for research and industry in pursuing the renewable integration with the grid. Dr. Rajiv Varma delivered a talk on Night time Utilization of Solar PV System for the benefit of the participants. 44. Mr. Sinan Meric, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Power North America, M/s. Schneider Electric, USA; Mr. Manan Deb, Technical Consultant – Design and Mr. M.Pradeep, Engineer - Design, M/s. Schneider Electric India Private Limited, Bangalore visited CPRI
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 91 on 11th January, 2011 for discussions regarding testing of LV & MV equipment and they also visited CPRI laboratories. 45. Mr. Mohammad Azad Rehman, CEO, from M/s Techno Venture Ltd., Dhaka visited laboratory on 13th January, 2011 for witnessing the short circuit dynamic withstand tests on 10/12.5MVA transformer as per ANSI C.57.12.90. 46. Ten international trainees from Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Palestine, Uganda, Uzbekistan and Congo, as part of a Study Tour organised by BIS, visited CPRI, Bangalore on 20th January, 2011. Shri S. K. Sahana, Director, BIS co-ordinated the visit. 47. Mr. David Laude, Quality Administrator and Manufacturing Engineer, Mr. Nenad Uzelac, Mr.Gina Butera, Director of Supply Chain, M/s.G.W.Electric Co., Illinois, USA visited CPRI, Bangalore on 25th January 2011 for discussions regarding Short Circuit testing of Auto Reclosers and they also visited CPRI laboratories. 48. Mr. Roland Flageollet, Head (R&D), Socomec HPL Pvt. Ltd., attended the national conference on LT/HT switchgear and control gear on 27th and 28th January, 2011. 49. Dr. Kevin Warr, Senior Energy Technical Expert – M/s. Social Impact Assessment visited CPRI on behalf of USAID. 50. Dr. Sushil Gupta, Sr. Research Fellow, University of South Wales, Australia and Dr. Richard Henry, Deputy Vice Chancellor UNSW, visited CPRI on 8th February, 2011 and held discussions on research projects in the area of blended coal firing and fly ash technologies with Dr. S. Seetharamu, AD and officers of MTD. 51. Mr. David Jestaz and Ms. Martine Zabner from M/s. EDF, France and Mr. Harmanjit Singh Nagi, EDF-India Office, New Delhi visited CPRI, Bangalore on 7th February 2011 for discussions on joint collaboration in Research and Testing activities. 52. Two engineers from EDF, Paris visited our laboratory on 8th February, 2011 in regard to the testing facilities and possible training to the staff of CPRI. 53. Shri. Markand Bhatt, Group CEO, M/s. Torrent Group, Ahmedabad and Mr. S. Vidyanand, General Manager, M/s.Tata Consulting Engineers Limited, Bangalore visited CPRI, Bangalore on 9th February 2011 for discussions regarding In-Plant Training for their plant operators and technical issues covering Transmission and Distribution. 54. Kazuhiko Hayashi, General Manager, Superconductivity and Energy Technology Group, M/s. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Osaka Works, Japan, visited CPRI on 9th February, 2011 and held discussions with Dr. S. Seetharamu, AD and officers of MTD on HTS power devices. 55. Dr. Masahito Migita, Deputy General Manager - R&D, Mr. Binu Vasudevan, Senior Manager - Power and Industrial systems group and Mr. Vinod Kumar, Trainee-R&D from M/s.Hitachi India Ltd, Bangalore visited CPRI, Bangalore on 10th February, 2011 for discussions on Smart Grid and R-APDRP areas. 56. Mr. Ronald den Heijer, MD, M/s. Sterling Cryogenics BV, The Netherlands, Dr. Tushar Bhowmick, MD, M/s. Sterling Cryogenics India Pvt., Ltd., New Delhi and Mr. Rajendra Pal Singh, Sales Manager, M/s. Sterling Cryogenics India Pvt., Ltd., Chennai, visited CPRI on 15th February, 2011 and held discussions with Dr. S. Seetharamu AD, MTD officers, and JD (R&D) regarding Cryogenic system required for the HTS power devices. 57. Dr. Harry Orton, Chairman ICC, International Conference on the Properties & Applications of Dielectric Materials (IEEE-ICPADM), visited CPRI from 15th to 18th February, 2011 and held technical discussions with Dr. S. Seetharamu, AD and officers of CPRI in connection with the organization of an International Conference on the Properties & Applications of Dielectric Materials (ICPADM) 2012 to be held in Bangalore during the middle of 2012. 58. A twenty member, high level international delegation from M/s. Schneider Electric - USA, France, China, Mr. Ravindra Kulkarni and Mr. Nanda Kishore Pamidi, Technical Consultant-Verification, M/s. Schneider Electric, Power Business, Bangalore visited CPRI, Bangalore on 17th February, 2011 and they also visited CPRI laboratories.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 92 Central Power Research Institute 59. Mr. AlHadhrami Luai Mohammeda, Centre Project Director, King Faud University, Riyadh visited CPRI, Bangalore on 17th February, 2011 for discussions on collaboration in HV, Power systems, Materials development and corrosion studies. He also expressed interest in customised training programmes of short durations. 60. Engineers from M/s. Cummins, England visited our laboratory in regard to the generator facilities on 23rd February, 2011. 61. Officials from M/S G.E.India and M/S G.E. USA visited the vibration laboratory on 28th March, 2011 regarding review of activities & facilities available. 62. Mr. Donald Joseph Kasperski, Engineering Technical Leader, Mr. Bruce Clare Busbey, Consulting Engineer from M/s.General Electric, USA and Mr. Venkateswara Rao Kavala, M/s.GE India Technology Centre, Bangalore visited CPRI, Bangalore on 28th March, 2011 for discussions on collaboration for sub-article testing and full blade testing. They also visited CPRI laboratories. 63. Ms. Erin Soto, Minister – Counselor for International Development, USAID, India, visited CPRI on 30th March, 2011 to review the BESCOM Smart Grid Pilot Project work. 64. M/S Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited, Bangladesh visited the vibration laboratory. 65. Mr. Okudo Ikechukwu Jude&Mr. OnyiaThank God Ifeanyichukwu of M/S Niger Delta Power Holding Company of Nigeria witnessed the testing of a 132 kV ‘BB1’ tower at TTS on 7th and 8th April, 2011.0..
  • Training activities This section provides information on: The Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshop/ Training Programmes organised in CPRI during 2010-2011 The lectures delivered. 7
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 94 Central Power Research Institute The power sector had been witnessing phenomenal growth and one of the key challenges faced is the absorption of technology in all the three spheres of activity viz. Generation, Transmission, Distribution coupled with this is the paucity of trained technical manpower and associated skills. Recognizing this need of the power sector, the institute has drawn up training programmes for Upgrading the manpower skill of its own employees. Training and up gradation of technical skills of personnel from utilities / industries. CPRI is continually setting new standards in training and continuing education from basic theoretical information to practical hands-on electrical equipment training. CPRI courses have made a substantial impact on the level of training and education to India’s electricity utilities, manufacturing companies, transmission and distribution companies. By upgrading the occupational skills of technical workers, CPRI training courses have improved the career path of many electrical personnel, as well as contributed to an improvement in electricity efficiency, plant productivity, electrical system reliability and overall competitiveness of Indian industry. The year 2010-11 was eventful with the institute organizing programmes as part of its objective for information dissemination. Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/ Training Programmes organised by CPRI during 2010-2011 Sl. No. Topic Date/Venue 1 Training programme on “Energy Meter”. 9th July, 2010. 2 Training programme on “Test Facilities”. 6th to 10th September, 2010. 3 Residential training programme on “Protective Relays”. 13th to 17th , September, 2010. 4 Seminar on “NDE Based Condition Assessment of Plant Components”. 16th September, 2010. 5 Training programme on “Real Time Digital Simulation of Power Systems”. 21st to 25th September, 2010. 6 BESCOM Smart Grid Pilot Project, Bangalore. Vendors interaction at CPRI Bangalore. 27th September, 2010. 7 Conference on “Vibration and Seismic Testing of Equipment”. 21st and 22nd October, 2010. 8 Tutorial on “Power System Grounding Practices”. 26th and 27th October, 2010. 9 Annual customer meet. 29th October, 2010. 10 Training programme on “Power Station Coal and Ash”. 8th to 12th November, 2010. 11 Training programme on “Condition Monitoring of Turbines through Oil Analysis”. 11th to 12th November, 2010. 12 Workshop on “High Voltage Testing & Measurement Techniques”. 11th to 12th November, 2010.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 95 Sl. No. Topic Date/Venue 13 Training programme on “Awareness About ISO/IEC 17025 And Electro-Technical And Thermal Calibration”. 12th November, 2010. 14 Conference on “Technological Advances for New Power Generating Units and for Performance Enhancement of Present Plants”. 18th and 19th November, 2010. 15 Seminar on “Latest Trends in Design and Testing of Transmission Line Components”. 22nd and 23rd November, 2010. 16 Seminar on “LV Switchgear & Control gear Equipment- The status and Trends”. 23rd and 24th November, 2010. 17 Training programme on Materials Characterization and Engineering for the Power Sector. 22nd to 25th November, 2010. 18 Conference on 'Power Cables-Cable Tech - 2010'. 25th and 26th November, 2010. 19 Workshop on "Vibration and Seismic Testing of Equipment". 2nd and 3rd December, 2010. 20 Training programme on “Transformer Oil Testing”. 10th December, 2010. 21 National conference on "‘Recent Trends and Technological Advances in Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting System". 13th and 14th December, 2010. 22 Tutorial on “High voltage Direct Current(HVDC) Transmission system”. 20th and 21st December, 2010. 23 Work-shop on “Air Conditioner & Refrigerators Testing - Latest Trends and Standards & Labeling”. 20th and 21st December, 2010. 24 Training programme on protective relays. 27th to 31st December, 2010. 25 International workshop on “Superconducting Power Devices”. 5th to 7th January, 2011. 26 Seminar on “RLA studies of Power Plant & Process Industries”. 6th January, 2011. 27 Tutorial programme on “Reforms and technology Advances in Power distribution”. 6th and 7th January, 2011 28 CPRI Golden Jubilee Conference on “Emerging Trends in Power Sector Technology”. 10th to 12th January, 2011. 29 Workshop on Indian Standard for APFC Panels jointly organized by BIS, CPRI and IEEMA. 18th January, 2011. 30 Training programme on: 1. Pollution level measurements. 2. Condition monitoring of composite insulator. 3. Lightning arrestors and testing. 4. High voltage testing techniques. 19th to 21st January, 2011. 31 National seminar on “Latest Trends in LT/HT Switchgear & Control gear Technology”. 27th and 28th January, 2011 32 Training program on “Test facilities for unused mineral insulating oils for transformers and switchgear as per third edition of IEC 60296 / fifth revision of IS 335”. 27th and 28th January, 2011 33 Training program on Metering Protocol. 24th and 25th February, 2011 34 Tutorial programme on "Assessment of transformer oil for continued use in transformer and internal condition of power transformers as per IS : 1866-2000". 24th and 25th February, 2011 35 Tutorial program on ”New Mineral Insulating oils for Transformers as per IS - 335 & IS -12463”. 3rd and 4th March, 2011 36 Workshop on “Remnant Life Assessment (RLA) study of Boilers”. 4th and 5th March, 2011 37 Workshop on “Energy Meter testing and its challenges”. 16th and 17th March, 2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 96 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Topic Date/Venue 38 Tutorial programme on “Data Base Supported Condition Monitoring of Power Transformers”. 17th and 18th March, 2011 39 Two day workshop on “Substation Design &Maintenance”. 23rd and 24th March, 2011 40 Awareness programme on “Development of National Implementation Plan (NIP) on persistent organic Pollutants (POPs- PCBs) in India”. 6th May, 2010 at RTL, Noida. 41 Workshop on “International challenges in Smart Grid and Renewable Resources”. Organized the one-day tutorial and two-day international under the auspices of IEEE Power and Energy Society, Bangalore. 13th to 15th May, 2010 at Infosys, Mysore. 42 Training on “Testing of Electrical Equipment”. 9th to 13th August, 2010 at Chennai. 43 In-house training programme on “Administrative and Establishment Rules“for all employees. 3rd to 5th September, 2010. 44 Training on “Boiler Tube-Failures & Analysis”. 5th October, 2010 in the Conference Hall of M/s. ST- CMS Electric Company, Uthangal, Neyveli, Tamil Nadu. 45 Training on “Metering Protocol”. 29th and 30th December, 2010. 46 Seminar on “Condition Monitoring of Sub-station Equipment”. 29th March, 2011 at RTL, Noida. 47 Induction level training programme for newly recruited engineers. Organised and conducted by KPCL. 17th to 31st August, 2010. 48 Residential training programme on “Enhancing Distribution System Management Skills” for BESCOM engineers Batch-I. 6th to 8th September, 2010. 49 Residential training programme on “Enhancing Distribution System Management Skills” for BESCOM engineers Batch-II. 4th to 6th October, 2010. 50 Residential training programme on “Enhancing Distribution System Management Skills” for BESCOM engineers Batch-III. 8th to 10th October, 2010. 51 Residential induction level training programme for junior engineers of M/s. Mahatransco, Mumbai. 22nd November to 22nd December, 2010. 52 Training programme for Capacity Building of Utilities under UNDP/GEF assisted MNRE project along with ABPS. 18th to 19th November, 2010. 53 Residential training programme on “Enhancing Distribution System Management Skills” for BESOM engineers-Batch-IV. 6th to 8th December, 2010. 54 Residential training programme on “Enhancing Distribution System Management Skills” for BESOM engineers-Batch-V. 10th to 12th January, 2011. 55 Residential training programme on “Enhancing Distribution System Management Skills” for BESOM engineers-Batch-VI. 7th to 9th February, 2011. 56 Workshop on “Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA)”. Organised by CDAC at S.J.Auditorium. 11th August, 2010. 57 In-house training on “Administrative and Establishment Rules” conducted by Institute of Socio Economic Research and Action, New Delhi. 3rd to 5th September, 2010. 58 In-house training on “Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970, Labour Laws and Domestic Enquiry, Disciplinary Action and Discipline”. 22nd and 23rd January, 2011 at S.J Auditorium, Bangalore.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 97 Training of CPRI staff The officers and staff of CPRI were deputed to various training programmes to acquire the latest skill and knowledge so as to improve their working efficiency. The details of deputation are listed below: Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue 1 Dr.R.S.Shivakumara Aradhya, Additional Director. Conference on “Sharing of Inter- State Transmission losses and charges”. 5th April, 2010 at CERC, New Delhi. Workshop on “Smart grid’ organized by Ministry of Power. 13th April, 2010 at PFC Ltd., New Delhi. General management training programme. 7th to 18th June, 2010 at ASCI, Hyderabad. (Software for electromagnetic design). Organised by M/s. Cabhom Technical Services, Bangalore. August, 2010 at Bangalore. 2 Shri R.A.Deshpande, Joint Director. Training on “Real Time Workshop Fundamentals”. 13th May, 2010 at MATLAB Office, Bangalore. (Software for electromagnetic design) at M/s. Cabhom Technical Services. August, 2010 at Bangalore. Five-day international conference on “Power System Protection and Automation”. 6th to 9th December, 2010 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi. Brainstorming session arranged by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (DRDO). 28th January, 2011 at Vishakhapatnam. One-day tutorial on “Grid Integration of Wind Power System” by Dr. Rajiv Verma. 10th January, 2011. 3 Mrs. Sreedevi, Engineering Officer Gr.4. Tutorial on “Grid Integration of Wind Power System” by Dr. Rajiv Verma. 10th January, 2011. Advanced course organized by M/s. Landmark Education Breakthrough Technologies Pvt. Ltd. 4th to 6th and 8th February, 2011 at Bangalore. 4 Shri.S. Shyamsundar, Engineering Officer Gr.4. Training on “Blue Print for Success” organized by Shri Shiv Khera. 24th to 25th , September, 2010 at Hotel Windsor Manor, Bangalore. Conference on “Power System Protection and Automation”. 6th to 9th December, 2010 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi. Tutorial on “Grid Integration of Wind Power System” by Dr. Rajiv Verma. 10th January, 2011. 5 Shri P.Kaliappan, Engineering Officer Gr.4. Conference on ‘Power System Protection and Automation”. 6th to 9th December, 2010 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 98 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue 6 Smt. VanishreeSamual, Engineering Officer Gr.4. Tutorial on “Grid Integration of Wind Power System” by Dr. Rajiv Verma. 10th January, 2011. 7 Shri. G.Pandian,Engineering Officer Gr.4. Training on “Power System Operation & Control”. 14th June to 25th June, 2010at PSTI, Bangalore. Training on “Blue Print for Success” organized by Shri. Shiv Khera. 23rd to 25th September, 2010 at Hotel Windsor Manor Bangalore. Tutorial on “Grid Integration of Wind Power System” by Dr. Rajiv Verma. 10th January, 2011. Seminar on “Electricity Regulation Policy and Commercial Issues”. 24th to 25th February, 2011 at NTPI, Nagpur. 8 Shri C. Prabhakar, Engg. Officer Gr.3. Tutorial on “Grid Integration of Wind Power System” by Dr. Rajiv Verma. 10th January, 2011. 9 Shri VVSK. Chakravarthy, Engg. Officer Gr.2. Training on “Real Time Workshop Fundamentals” 13th May, 2010 at MATLAB Office in Bangalore. MATLAB training on “Real Time Workshop Fundamentals”. 13th May, 2010 at MATLAB Office, Bangalore. Conference on power scenario, 2020 M.P (Capacity augmentation & energy efficiency) organized by ASSOCHAM. 24th June, 2010 at Welcome heritage Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, Bhopal. Training on “Power System Operation & Control”. 14th to 25th June, 2010 at PSTI, Bangalore. 10 Shri B.V. Raghavaiah, Addl. Director. One day conference on Power scenario, 2020 M.P. (Capacity augmentation & energy efficiency) organized by ASSOCHAM. 24th June, 2010 at Welcome heritage Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, Bhopal. Training on “Finance for Non Finance Executive” organized by National Institute of Financial Management. 16th to 20th August, 2010 at Faridabad International conference on “Electrical Power& Energy Systems (ICEPES 2010)”. 26th to 28th August 2010 at MANIT, Bhopal. International conference on “1200kV National Test Station”. 29th and 30th September, 2010 at New Delhi. Conference on “Transformer Market 2010- Need and Requirement issue of challenges” organized by India Infrastructure Group, New Delhi. 25th to 26th October, 2010. Seminar on “Capacity Building Workshop for test laboratories in India” organized by Bureau of Energy Efficiency. 15th November, 2010 at New Delhi.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 99 Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue National conference on “Recent Trends in Signal Processing and VLSI Design” organized by Gyan Ganga Institute of Technology & Management, Bhopal. 18th November 2010. Workshop at AICUF, Bhopal on “Production of star labeled products”. 19th February, 2011 at NCHSE, Bhopal. Training on “Project Management for Engineer” organized by Engineering Council of India. 21st to 25th February, 2011 at New Delhi. 11 Shri N.R. Mondal, Joint Director. One day conference on Power scenario, 2020 M.P. (Capacity augmentation & energy efficiency) organized by ASSOCHAM. 24th June 2010 at Welcome heritage Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, Bhopal. 12 Shri M.A. Ansari, Joint Director. One day conference on Power scenario, 2020 M.P. (Capacity augmentation & energy efficiency) organized by ASSOCHAM. 24th June 2010 at Welcome heritage Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, Bhopal. Workshop on “Promotion of star labeled products” organized jointly by BEE/VOICE/NCHSE. 19th February, 2011 at Bhopal. 13 Shri. S.Bhattacharya, Joint Director. International Conference on 1200kV National Test Station” at New Delhi. 29th and 30th November, 2010. 14 Shri M.K.Wadhwani, Joint Director. International conference on “Electrical Power & Energy Systems (ICPES 2010)” organized by Electrical Engineering Department of MANIT, Bhopal. 26th to 28th August, 2010. Training on “Project management for Engineer” organized by Engineering Council of India, New Delhi. 21st to 25th February, 2011. 15 Shri. B.A.Sawale, Joint Director. International conference on “Electrical Power & Energy Systems (ICPES 2010)” organized by Electrical Engineering Department of MANIT, Bhopal. 26th to 28th August, 2010 Conference on “EMI/EMC” organised by Society of EMC Engineers. 25th and 26th November, 2010 at NINAS conventional center. 16 Shri.A.K.Datta, Engg. Officer Gr.4. National workshop on “Technical innovations and reforms in Energy Sector”. 18th and 19th June, 2010 at MANIT Bhopal. National Seminar on “NDE Based Condition Assessment of plant component”. CPRI, Nagpur.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 100 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue International conference on “Electrical Power & Energy Systems (ICPES 2010)” organized by Electrical Engineering Department of MANIT, Bhopal. 26th to 28th August, 2010. Workshop on “Promotion of star labeled products” organised jointly by BEE/VOICE/NCHSE. 19th February, 2011 at Bhopal. 17 Shri.Yugal Agarwal, Engg. Officer Gr.3. International conference on “Electrical Power & Energy Systems (ICPES 2010)” organized by Electrical Engineering Department of MANIT, Bhopal. 26th to 28th August, 2010. Conference on “Transformer Market 2010-Need and requirement issue of challenges” organized by India Infrastructure Group, New Delhi. 25th to 26th October, 2010. “Techno & Environ Search” organized by Search & Research Group, Bhopal. 4th and 5th December, 2010 at NITTR, Bhopal. 18 Smt. Sumbal Munshi, Engineering Officer Gr.4. Training on “Communication and Presentation Skills for women scientists” organized by Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. 23rd to 28th August at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. 19 Smt. Sarita Dongre, Engineering Officer Gr.4. Training on “Communication and Presentation Skills for women scientists” organized by Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. 23rd to 28th August at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. 20 Shri. Anupam Awasthi, Joint Director. Seminar on “Capacity Building Workshop for test laboratories in India” organized by BEE, New Delhi. 15th November, 2010, New Delhi. 21 Shri. Pravin Shrivastava, Joint Director. Training programme on “Finance for Non Finance Executive” organized by National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad. 16th to 20th August, 2010, Faridabad. 22 Shri.G.Venkateshwarlu, Engineering Officer Gr.2. Workshop on “High voltage measurement and test techniques” organised by CPRI, Hyderabad. 11th and 12th November, 2010 at hotel Fortune, Hyderabad. 23 Shri A.K.Khanra, Engg. Officer Gr.3. Regional workshop on “Promotion of Star level product” organized by National Center for Human Settlement & Environment, Bhopal. 19th February, 2011. 24 Shri. Bhagirath Sharma, Engineering Officer Gr.4. Training on “Laboratory Quality Management system and internal audit” organized jointly by BIS, New Delhi and NITS, Noida. 9th to 12th August, 2010.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 101 Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue 25 Smt. Leena.H.Roy, Engineering Officer Gr.3. Workshop on “High Voltage measurement and test techniques” organized by CPRI, Hyderabad. 11th and 12th November, 2010 at Fortune Hotel, Hyderabad. 26 Shri.H.Roy, Engineering Officer Gr.3. Training on “Diagnostic approach for maintenance of Electrical Rotating Equipments in Power Station and Industries” organized by CBIP, New Delhi. 17th and 18th March, 2011. 27 Shri Ramjeet Singh, Joint Director. Workshop on “Mineral Insulation oil production storage, select & maintenance of transformer oil in service” organized by CBIP in collaboration with M/s Vyas AB Sweden. 22nd and 23rd February, 2011 at New Delhi. 28 Shri. V.K.Sharma, Engg. Officer Gr.3. Training on “Laboratory quality management system and internal audit” organized by BIS, New Delhi and NITS, Noida. 9th to 12th August, 2010 at New Delhi. 29 Shri. P.Jain, Engineering Officer Gr.3. Training on “Laboratory quality management system and internal audit” organized by BIS, New Delhi NITS, Noida. 9th to 12th August 2010. 30 Shri. S.Pathak, Engg. Officer Gr.2. Regional workshop on “Promotion of Star level product” organized by National Center for Human Settlement & Environment, Bhopal. 19th February, 2011. Workshop on Distribution Transformer “Latest Technology in manufacturing & best practices in maintenance” organized by CBIP in CBIP conference room, New Delhi. 24th and 25th June, 2010. Training program sponsored by Ministry of Power regarding “Regulatory and policy framework for market development for renewable energy in India”. 16th and 17th September, 2010 at Bhopal. “Techno & Environ Search” at NITTTR, Bhopal organized by Search & Research Group, Bhopal. 4th and 5th December, 2010. 31 Shri. Rajendra Singh, Engg. Officer Gr.2. Techno & Environ Search” at NITTTR, Bhopal organized by Search & Research Group, Bhopal. 4th and 5th December, 2010. Regional workshop on “Promotion of Star level product” organized by National Center for Human Settlement & Environment, Bhopal. 19th February, 2011.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 102 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue 32 Shri Suresh Nair, Engg. Officer Gr.3. Conference on “Durability of concrete for susceptible development” organized by Institute of Engineers India M.P. State Centre Bhopal in association with heldelverg cement industries limited. 18th October, 2010. 33 Shri. Sunil Koche, Engg. Officer Gr.2. Conference on “Durability of concrete for susceptible development” organized by Institute of Engineers India M.P. State Centre Bhopal in association with heldelverg cement industries limited. 18th October, 2010. 34 Shri B. Sridhar, Sr. AAO. Management development programme on “Analysis of financial statements” organized by National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad. 21st to 23rd June, 2010. 35 Smt.Chandrika P.G, Senior P.A. 58th personal professional development workshop for private secretaries organized by the Institute of Secretarial Training and Management. 6th to 17th September, 2010 at ISTM campus, New Delhi. 36 Shri. R.S.Pandey, Engineering Officer Gr.3. Training on “Awareness of Health, Safety and Environment” organized by IGNOU-IIMSHE Community College, BHEL, Bhopal. 9th October at IIMHSE Community College, BHEL, Bhopal campus. 37 Smt. Deepa Warudkar, Engineering Officer Gr.3. Training on “Awareness of Health, Safety and Environment” organized by IGNOU-IIMSHE Community College, BHEL, Bhopal. 9th October at IIMHSE Community College, BHEL, Bhopal campus. 38 Shri.K.V.Pavithran, Engineering Officer Gr.3. Training on “Awareness of Health, Safety and Environment” organized by IGNOU-IIMSHE Community College, BHEL, Bhopal. 9th October at IIMHSE Community College, BHEL, Bhopal campus. 39 Shri.S.C.Das, Engineering Officer Gr.1. Training on “Awareness of Health, Safety and Environment” organized by IGNOU-IIMSHE Community College, BHEL, Bhopal. 9th October at IIMHSE Community College, BHEL, Bhopal campus. 40 Shri.RajeshRanjan, Engineering Officer Gr.4. Workshop on “Super Critical Units best practices”. 1st to 3rd December, 2010 at NTPC, Noida. Training on “210 MW Fossil Fuel Power Plant Simulator Training”. 6th to 18th December, 2010 at National Power Training Institute, Nagpur. 41 Dr.P.K.Maiti, Engineering Officer Gr.4. Seminar on “Integrated BIMSTEC 2010” organized by Indian Chamber of Commerce on multi sectoral technical and economical co-operation among the countries n Bay of Bengal region. 12th November, 2010 at Guwahati.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 103 Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue Training on “Blue print for success” by Mr.ShivKhera qualified learning systems, New Delhi. 2nd to 4th December, 2010 at Kolkata. 42 Shri.ManasChakraborthy, Scientific Officer Gr.2 Seminar cum conference on “Integrated BIMSTEC meet 2010” organized by Indian Chamber of Commerce sponsored by MoP Govt. of India, on multi sectoral technical and economical co-operation among the countries in Bay of Bengal region. 12th November, 2010 at Guwahati. Interactive workshop on “Mineral Insulating Oil, Production, Storage, Selection and Maintenance of Transformer Oil in Service” organized by CBIP, CIGRE-India & NYNAS Napthanics Pvt. Ltd. 22nd and 23rd February, 2011 a CBIP Conference Hall, New Delhi. 43 Dr.D.Devendranath, Joint Director. Workshop on “HV Test and measuring techniques” organized by UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad. 11th and 12th November, 2010. Training on “Project management for engineers”. 21st to 25th February, 2011 at Scope Complex, New Delhi. 44 Shri T.M.Rao, Engineering Officer Gr.4. Training on “210 MW Fossil Fuel Power Plant Simulator Training”. 6th to 18th December, 2010 at National Power Training Institute, Nagpur. 45 Shri.S.K.Nath, Engineering Officer Gr.4. Training on “Power Plant Chemistry” for Engineers. 15th to 19th November, 2010 at National Power Training Institute, Nagpur. Training on “Steam Turbine and Auxiliaries”. 7th to 11th March, 2011 at National Power Training Institute, Nagpur. 46 Shri.Arvind Kumar, Engineering Officer Gr.2. Training on “Steam Turbine and Auxiliaries”. 7th to 11th March, 2011 at National Power Training Institute, Nagpur. 47 Shri. Jan Rao Gajbhiye, Engineering Officer Gr.2. Training on “Awareness of Health, Safety and Environment” organized by IGNOU-IIMSHE Community College, BHEL, Bhopal. 9thOctober at IIMHSE Community College, BHEL, Bhopal campus. National seminar on “NDE Based condition assessment of plant components”. At TRC, CPRI, Nagpur. 48 Shri.T.Bhavani Shankar, Engg. Officer Gr.4. “Condition Monitoring of Transformer Insulation By Acoustic Emission Technique- Case Studies” organized by GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam, A.P. February, 2011 at Gitam University, Vishakhapatnam, A.P. 49 Shri.V.Asai Thambi, Engg. Officer Gr.3. Landmark form education training programme. 28th January to 1st February, 2011. 50 Shri.B.H.Hanumantha, Senior Assistant. Training on “Enhancing Effectiveness of Executive Secretaries”. 25th and 26th February at Atria Hotel, Bangalore.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 104 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue 51 Shri.H S R.Murthy, Assistant Gr. 1. Training on “Enhancing Effectiveness of Executive Secretaries”. 25th and 26th February at Atria Hotel, Bangalore. 52 Shri.S.Ramprasath, Joint Director. Training on “Condition Monitoring tests for equipment of Hydro Power Plants”. At DCCD, CPRI, Bangalore. 53 Shri.Thirumurthy, Engg. Officer Gr.2. Training on “Condition Monitoring tests for equipment of Hydro Power Plants”. At DCCD, CPRI, Bangalore. “Dielectric response in Frequency Domain-A diagnostic tool to access condition of MV Power Cable Systems”-Conference on Power Cables “Cable Tech 2010”. 25th and 26th November, 2010. 54 Shri. A.Sudhindra, Additional Director. Conference on “Power Cables” “Cable Tech 2010”. 25th and 26th November, 2010. 55 Smt.K.Poovamma, Scientific Officer Gr. 3. Conference on “Power Cables” “Cable Tech 2010”. 25th and 26th November, 2010. 56 Shri.T.R.Afzal, Engg. Officer Gr.2. Conference on “Power Cables” “Cable Tech 2010”. 25th and 26th November, 2010. 57 Smt.K.P.Meena, Engg. Officer Gr.4. Conference on “Power Cables” “Cable Tech 2010”. 25th and 26th November, 2010. 58 Dr. Ramesh Babu, Additional Director. International conference on “Development of 1200 kV UHV AC Technology” 29th and 30th September, 2010 at New Delhi. 59 Shri.B.Nageshwar Rao, Joint Director. Conference on “Power Cables” “Cable Tech 2010”. 25th and 26th November, 2010. 60 Shri.A.R.Srinivasan, Scientific Officer Gr.3. Conference on “Power Cables” “Cable Tech 2010”. 25th and 26th November, 2010. 61 Dr.Pradeep .M.Nirgude, Joint Director. Training on “General management programme for senior scientists”. 17th to 28th May, 2010 at Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. Conference on 1200 kV national test station organized by CBI&P. 29th to 30th September, 2010 at New Delhi. Workshop on “HV Test and measuring techniques” organized by UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad 11th and 12th November, 2010 Training on “KEMA master class short circuit management”. 26th and 27th November, 2010. Training on “Occupational health & safety”. 30th November, 2010. 16th National Power System Conference at Osmania university. 15th to 17th December, 2010. Training on “Project Management for Engineers”. 21st to 25th February, 2011. 62 Mr.G.V.Rao, Engineering Officer Gr.2. Workshop on “HV Test and measuring techniques” organized by UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad. 11th and 12th November, 2010. 63 Mr.Subash.B.Ghole, Engineering Officer Gr.1. Workshop on “HV Test and measuring techniques” organized by UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad. 11th and 12th November, 2010.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 105 Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue 64 Mr.A. Yellaiah, Joint Director. Workshop on “Contract Labour Management”. 22nd June, 2010 at M/s Princeton Academy, Mumbai. Conference on 1200 kV National Test Station organized by CBI&P. 29th to 30th September, 2010 at New Delhi. Workshop on HV test and measuring techniques UHVRL. 11th to 12th November, 2010 at UHVRL, Hyderabad. 65 Mr.LLN Vishnu, OA Gr.1. Training on “Improving effectiveness of private secretaries and personal assistants”. 24th to 26th August, 2010 at National Productivity Council, Bhubhaneshwar. 66 Mr. B.Gunasekaran, Additional Director. Conference on 1200 kV National Test Station organized by CBI&P. 29th to 30th September, 2010 at New Delhi. Workshop on HV test and measuring techniques organized by UHVRL. 11th to 12th November, 2010 at UHVRL, Hyderabad. 16th National Power System Conference. 15th to 17th December, 2010 at Osmania University, Hyderabad. 67 Mrs.K. Kalpana, Office Asst. Grade 2. Attended All India Official Language Management training. 11th to 13th November, 2010 at BharateeyaBhasha Sanskrit Sansthan, Hyderabad 68 Shri.K.A.Aravind, E.O.Gr.3. Training on “KEMA master class short circuit management”. 26th to 27th November, 2010. 69 Mr.K.Srinivas, E.O.Gr.1. Training on “Occupational health & safety.” 30th November, 2010. 70 Mr. K.Ramesh, O.A.Gr. 1. Training on “Occupational health & safety.” 30th November, 2010, Hyderabad 71 Mr.K.Dakya Naik, Watchman. Training on “Occupational health & safety.” 30th November, 2010. 72 Mr. Anad Singh Neghi, Attender Gr.3. Training on “Occupational health & safety.” 30th November, 2010. 73 Mr. B.Krishna, E.O Gr.1. Training on “Pollution level measurements, condition monitoring of polymeric insulators, HV testing techniques & lightning arrestors” organized by HV division of CPRI. 19th to 21st January, 2011. Training on “Project Management for Engineers”. 21st to 25th February, 2011. 74 Mr. K.Rajeshwaraa Rao, E.A Gr. 1. Training on “Pollution level measurements, condition monitoring of polymeric insulators, HV testing techniques & lightning arrestors” organized by HV division of CPRI. 19th to 21st January, 2011 75 Mr. G.Ramesh, E.A.Gr. 1. Training on “Pollution level measurements, condition monitoring of polymeric insulators, HV testing techniques & lightning arrestors” organized by HV division of CPRI. 19th to 21st January, 2011. 76 Shri. S.Ramaprasath, Joint Director. Training on “Condition Monitoring Tests for Equipment of Hydro Power Plants”.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 106 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue 77 Shri. Arun Jothi A, E.O.Gr.3. Conference on “Power Cables” “Cable Tech 2010”. 25th and 26th November, 2010. Workshop on “Energy efficiency improvement in steam systems and demonstration of software tools developed by U.S.Department of Energy” organized by CII, Hyderabad. 15th to 17th February, 2011. 78 Shri. N. Rajkumar, E.O.Gr.3. The focused workshop on “Energy efficiency improvement in steam systems & demonstration of software tools developed by U.S. department of energy”. 15th to 17th February, 2011. National workshop on “Latest trends & technologies in efficient operation & maintenance of boilers”. 17th to 18th February, 2011. 79 Shri. S. Jothibasu. E.O.Gr.4. Workshop on “Emerging trends in electrical engineering with focus on energy conversation” organized by Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar. 21st to 23rd January, 2011. The focused workshop on “Energy efficiency improvement in steam systems & demonstration of software tools developed by U.S. department of energy”. 15th to 17th February, 2011. National seminar on “Recent Technological developments in Energy, energy efficiency and energy conservation” organized by Institute of Engineers, Chennai 25th and 26th February, 2011. 80 Shri. Arvind Pandey, E.O.2. Workshop on “Distribution Transformer-Latest technologies in manufacturing and best practices in Maintenance” organized by CBIP. 24th to 25th June, 2010, at conference hall of CBIP, New Delhi. Workshop on “High Voltage Test & Measurement Techniques”. 11th to 12th November, 2010 at Hotel Fortune, Begumpet, Airport Exit Road, Hyderabad. 81 Shri. Vipul Sharma, E.O.2. Workshop on “Distribution Transformer-Latest technologies in manufacturing and best practices in Maintenance” organized by CBIP. 24th to 25th June, 2010, at conference hall of CBIP, New Delhi. Training on “Awareness about ISO/IEC17025 and Thermo Electrical Calibration”. 12th November, 2010 at CPRI, Bhopal. National Conference on “Latest Trends in LT/HT Switchgear & Control gear Technology”. 27th to 28th January, 2011 at Hotel JehanNuma Palace, Bhopal. 82 Shri. M.K.Jaiswal, Engg. Officer 4. Conference on “Reducing Carbon Footprint in Power Sector” organized by ASSOCHAM. 7th July, 2010 at ASSOCHAM House, New Delhi.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 107 Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue “Energy Technology Perspective-2010”. 3rd September, 2010 at hotel Le Meridian. Workshop on “Capacity Building for Test laboratories in India”. 15th November, 2010 at the Hans, New Delhi. 83 Shri. Peta Sukumar, EO2. 11th Workshop on “Electricity Revenue Protection”. 5th to 9th October, 2010 at M/s Yadav Instruments Pvt. Ltd., Udaipur. Training Programme on “Awareness About ISO/IEC 17025 and Thermo Electrical calibration”. 12th November, 2010 at CPRI, Bhopal. IVth International seminar on “Metering India-2011” organized by IEEMA at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi. 20th to 21st January, 2011, New Delhi. 84 Shri. P.V.Satheesh Kumar, E.O.2. Workshop on “Gas Insulated Substation-Construction, Design and O &M” organized by CBIP. 15th to 16th July, 2010.at Nehru Memorial Museum, New Delhi. Training Programme on “Awareness About ISO/IEC 17025 and Thermo Electrical calibration”. 12th November, 2010 at CPRI, Bhopal. Conference on power cables- “CABLE TECH 2010”. 25th to 26th November, 2010 at S.J.Auditorium, CPRI Bangalore. 85 Shri. B.M.Mehra, Joint Director. “General Management Programme for Senior Scientists” 7th to 18th June, 2010, Administrative staff college of India, Hyderabad. 11th workshop on “Electricity Revenue Protection”. 5th to 9th October, 2010 at M/s Yadav Instruments Pvt. Ltd., Udaipur Workshop on “Capacity Building for Test laboratories in India”. 15th November, 2010 at the Hans, New Delhi. Conference on Power Cables “Cable Tech 2010”. 25th and 26th November, 2010 at S.J Auditorium, CPRI Bangalore IVth International seminar on “Metering India-2011” organized by IEEMA. 20th to 21st January, 2011 at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi. Workshop on “Smart Grid”. 31st March, 2011 at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Organized by M/s PWC and IEEMA. 86 Shri. L.N.Giri, EO2. Training Programme on “Awareness About ISO/IEC 17025 and Thermo Electrical calibration”. 12th November, 2010 at CPRI, Bhopal. 87 Shri. S. N. Boruah, EO2. Training Programme on “Transformer oil testing”. 10th December, 2010 at CPRI Bhopal. Tutorial Programme on “Test Facilities for Unused Mineral Insulating Oils”. 27th to 28th January, 2011 at CPRI, Bangalore.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 108 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue 88 Shri. M.M.Babu Narayanan, Additional Director. Workshop on “Development of Smart Grid in India”. 13th April, 2010. Organised by PFC, New Delhi. Power Minister’s Conference. 28th April, 2010. Organized by MoP, New Delhi. 89 Shri.P.Chandra Sekhar, EO.4. Conference on “Power Distribution in India“. Organised by Power Line. Hyatt regency, New Delhi. 90 Shri.R.Sudhir Kumar, EO.4. Conference on “Power Distribution in India“. Organised by Power Line. Hyatt regency, New Delhi. 91 Dr. S. Seetharamu, AD. Workshop on “Life Long Learning Programme on Energy Conservation”. Organized by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. 15th and 16th April, 2010 at CCAR Auditorium CPRI, Bangalore. 4th Diamond Jubilee Commemoration Lecture on “Heavy Water Board – An Odyssey of Excellence” by Shri ALN Rao, Chief Executive, Heavy Water Board, Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai. Organised by the Indian Institute of Metals, Bangalore along with the Dept. of Materials Engineering, IISc. Bangalore. 19th April, 2010. Workshop organised by CESE. 16th July, 2010 at The Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road, Bangalore. Workshop on “Electromagnetic Field Analysis – Electro Mechanical System Design, analysis”. Organised by M/s. ProSIM, Bangalore. 5th August, 2010 at Hotel Basil, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Training on “Team Building”. Organized by IEEMA at the Bell Hotel & Convention Centre, Bangalore. 23rd and 24th September, 2010. Seminar on “NDE Based Condition Assessment of Plant Components”. 21st October, 2010 at TRC, Nagpur. Conference on “Recent Trends and Technological Advances in Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting Systems”. Organized by ECDD, CPRI, at CPRI Bangalore. 13th and 14th December, 2010. Workshop on “Refrigerator and Air conditioner Testing – Latest Trends and Standards and labeling”. Organised by EATD, CPRI. 20th December, 2010 at CPRI, Bangalore. Conference on Composites for 21st Century, Current & Future trends. Organised by IISc- Bangalore, North Carolina A & T State University-USA and ISAMPE-Bangalore. 4th to 7th January, 2011 at IISC, Bangalore.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 109 Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue 92 Dr. P. Sampathkumaran, Joint Director 4th Diamond Jubilee Commemoration lecture on “Heavy Water Board – An Odyssey of Excellence” by Shri ALN Rao, Chief Executive, Heavy Water Board, Department of Atomic Energy, GoI, Mumbai. Organized by the Indian Institute of Metals, Bangalore along with the Dept. of Materials Engineering. 19th April, 2010, at IISc. Bangalore. Conference on “Recent Trends and Technological Advances in Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting Systems”. Organized by ECDD, CPRI. 13th and 14th December, 2010, at CPRI Bangalore. Conference on Composites for 21st Century, Current & Future trends. Organised by IISc- Bangalore, North Carolina A & T State University-USA and ISAMPE-Bangalore. 4th to 7th January, 2011 at IISC, Bangalore. 93 Shri K. Suryanarayana, EO Gr.2. Lecture programme on “Application of Supercritical Fluid Process in Designing Nano Materials” delivered by Dr. Dinesh Rangappa. Organized by Indian Ceramic Society. 30th April, 2010 at MRC, IISc. 94 Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar, Joint Director. International Conference on “Indian Coal 2010”. Organised by ASAPP Media Information Group. 16th July, 2010 at Hotel Sheraton New Delhi. Workshop on “Electromagnetic Field Analysis – Electro Mechanical System Design, analysis”. Organised by M/s. ProSIM, Bangalore. 5th August, 2010 at Hotel Basil, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore. 95 Shri R.K. Kumar, Engg. Officer Gr.4. Conference on Composites for 21st Century, Current & Future trends. Organised by IISc- Bangalore, North Carolina A & T State University-USA and ISAMPE-Bangalore. 4th to 7th January, 2011 at IISC, Bangalore. Training on “Safety”. 26th February, 2011 at CPRI, Bangalore. 96 Shri M. Venkateswara Rao, E.O.Gr.4. Training programme at Landmark Forum. 18th to 20th February, 2011 and 22nd February, 2011. Training on “Safety”. 26th February, 2011 at CPRI, Bangalore. National seminar on “Recent trends in Supercritical Power Generation Technology” organized by National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Nagpur. 3rd March, 2011.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 110 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue Workshop on “Remnant Life Assessment (RLA) Study of Boilers” at Raipur, organized by TRC, CPRI, Nagpur. 5th March, 2011. 97 Shri. M.G. Anandakumar, E.O.Gr.3. Training programme at Landmark Forum. 18th to 20th February, 2011 and 22nd February, 2011. 98 Shri. S.H.Nandanwar, E.O.Gr.4. Training on “Safety”. 26th February, 2011 at CPRI, Bangalore. 99 Shri. V. Saravanan, E.O.Gr.4. Training on “Safety”. 26th February, 2011 at CPRI, Bangalore. 100 Shri. Pradish, E.O.Gr.2. Workshop on “Micro Controllers”. 3rd July, 2010 at CDAC, Bangalore. Conference on “Protection & Automation”. Organised by CBIP, New Delhi. 6th to 9th December, 2010. Training on “Safety”. Organised by ECDD. 26th February, Bangalore. Workshop on “Smart Grid, ToT“. Organised by Tetra Tech, USAID. 1st to 3rd March, 2011 at New Delhi. “India Smart grid Promise and Perspective” organised by CPRI, Bangalore. 11th March, 2011. Conference on “Promise of a Smart Grid”. 21st and 22nd March, 2011 at New Delhi. 101 Smt. Mridula Jain, E.O.Gr.1. Tutorial and Conference. Organised by CBIP, New Delhi. 6th to 9th December, 2010. Workshop on “Smart Grid, ToT”. Organised by Tetra Tech, USAID. 1st to 3rd March, 2011 at New Delhi. “India Smart Grid Promise & Perspective”. 11th March, 2011 at CDAC, Bangalore. Conference on “Promise of a Smart Grid”. 21st and 22nd March, 2011 at New Delhi. 102 Shri. K.Ravikumar, Joint Director. Conference on “Digital Library Management”. 11th to 13th January, 2011 at Kolkata. “India Smart Grid Promise & Perspective”. 11th March, 2011 at CDAC, Bangalore. 103 Shri. V.Shivakumar, E.O.Gr.3. Areva T&D Distribution & Automation day. 30th June, 2010 at Noida. Workshop on “Smart Grid, ToT“. Organised by Tetra Tech, USAID. 1st to 3rd March, 2011 at New Delhi. “India Smart Grid Promise & Perspective”. 11th March, 2011 at CDAC, Bangalore. 104 Shri. Ramesh Patil, E.O.Gr.2. Training on “Basic & Advanced SCADA“. 5th to 10th September, 2010 at AREVA, Noida. “India Smart Grid Promise & Perspective”. 11th March, 2011 at CDAC, Bangalore. 105 Smt. Shaileswari, Engg. Officer Gr.2. Training on “Basic & Advanced SCADA“. 5th to 10th September, 2010 at AREVA, Noida.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 111 Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue 106 Shri. V.Arunachalam, Additional Director. Training on “Personality Development Skills”. 6th to 11th September, 2010 at Xavier Institute Management, Bhubaneswar. 107 Shri. S. Ramesh Achar, Senior Personal Assistant. Training on “Improving effectiveness of Private Secretaries & Personal Assistants”. Organised by National Productivity Council, Bhubaneswar. 24th to 26th August, 2010. Training on “Safety”. 5th February, 2011 at Swayambu Hall. 108 Dr. P. V. Balasubsramanyam, Additional Director (CCAR). Training on “General management programme for middle level scientists”. Two weeks training at Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. 109 Shri. Jhinkoo Ram, TA Gr.I. Training on “Safety”. 5th February, 2011 at Swayambu Hall. 110 Smt. G.Girija, E.O.III. Seminar on “National Electric Code (NEC), USA, and its relevance for those exporting products to the USA, with special emphasis on the Switchgear Industry”. 1st July, 2010. Organised by M/s. UL India Ltd., Bangalore. Conference on “Latest Trends in LT/HT Switchgear & Controlgear Technology”. 27th and 28th January, 2011. Organised by STDS, CPRI, Bhopal. Training on “Landmark Education”. 11th to 15th March, 2011, Land Mark Forum, Bangalore. 111 Shri. N.Maheswara Rao, E.O.II. Conference on “Latest Trends in LT/HT Switchgear & Controlgear Technology”. 27th and 28th January, 2011. Organised by STDS, CPRI, Bhopal. Training on “Landmark Education”. 25th to 27th February, 2011. Land Mark Forum, Bangalore. 112 Shri. K.Thangarajan, Sr. Asst. Workshop on “Enhancing Effectiveness of Executive Secretaries”. 25th and 26th February, 2011.Organized by M/s. Institute of HRD, Bangalore. 113 Shri. G.S.Mahantesh, E.O.Gr.III. Seminar on “Safety Audit”. Organized by National Safety Council. 17th September, 2010 at Bangalore. 114 Shri. S.K.Das, Joint Director. Training on “Selling Skills”. 26th September, 2010 conducted by Shri. Khera of M/s. Qualified Learning Systems at Bangalore. 115 Shri. Arjun Rao, E.O.2. Workshop on “High Voltage Testing & Measurement Techniques”. 11th and 12th November, 2010.Organised by UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad. 116 Shri. Venkataramanaiah, E.O.1. Workshop on “High Voltage Testing & Measurement Techniques”. 11th and 12th November, 2010.Organised by UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad. 117 Smt. S.Vijaya Kumari, Joint Director. Training on “The Science of Living”. 20th to 24th September, 2010. 118 Shri. P.Thomas, Joint Director Workshop on “Blueprint for success”. 23rd to 25th September, 2010 at ITC Windsor, Bangalore.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 112 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue Workshop on “Measurement of Uncertainty in testing and calibration”. 11th and 12th October, 2010 at ETDC, Bangalore. 119 Shri. H.C.Keshavamurthy, S.O Gr. IV. Workshop on “Chemical Safety Management”. Organised by IIPE. 22nd October, 2010 at hotel Atria, Bangalore. 120 Shri. P. Sadasiva Murthy, E.O.IV. Workshop on “Measurement of Uncertainty in testing and calibration”. 11th and 12th October at ETDC, Bangalore. 121 Shri. G. Kishore Kumar, E.O.III. Workshop on “Measurement of Uncertainty in testing and calibration”. 11th and 12th October at ETDC, Bangalore. 122 Shri. H.R. Manjunath,E.O.Gr.4. Workshop on “Microcontrollers”. 3rd July, 2010. Organised by M/s CDAC, Bangalore. Seminar on “Laboratory Quality Management and Internal Audit”. 13th to 16th September, 2010. Organised by STQC, M/s ETDC, Bangalore. Seminar on “Electricity Revenue protection”. 5th to 9th October, 2010 at Udaipur. Organised by M/s Yadav measurements Pvt. Ltd. 123 Mrs. Sudha, Engineering Officer Gr. 3. Workshop on “Microcontrollers”. 3rd July, 2010. Organised by M/s CDAC, Bangalore. Seminar on “Measurement Uncertainty in Testing and Calibration laboratories”. 11th and 12th October, 2010.Organised by STQC M/s ETDC, Bangalore. 124 Shri.MadhusudhanKadloor, Joint Director. “Metering-2011”. 20th and 21st January, 2011 at New Delhi. Organized by M/s IEEMA. 125 Mrs. Usha Kiran H.S,EO Gr. 2(Gr.2). Seminar on “Laboratory Quality Management and Internal Audit”. 13th to 16th September, 2010. Organised by STQC, M/s ETDC, Bangalore. Workshop on “Microcontrollers”. 3rd July, 2010. Organised by M/s CDAC, Bangalore. 126 Shri. Jayadev, E.O.1 (Gr.2). Seminar on “Electricity Revenue protection”. 5th to 9th October, 2010 at Udaipur.Organised by M/s Yadav measurements Pvt. Ltd. 127 Shri. ShankaramurthyE.O.1 (Gr.2). Seminar on “Measurement Uncertainty in Testing and Calibration laboratories”. 11th and 12th October, 2010.Organized by STQC M/s ETDC, Bangalore. Attended “Metering-2011”. 20th and 21st January, 2011 at New Delhi. Organized by M/s IEEMA. 128 Shri.A.R.Ravi Kumar, Joint Director. Workshop on “National Electric code, USA”. 1st July, 2010 at UL University, Merill Training Centre, Bangalore. Organized by UL India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore. Training on “Measurement of Uncertainty” in Testing and Calibration. 11th and 12th October, 2010 at ETDC, Bangalore. Attended on “Enhanced Energy Efficiency” organized by Institute of Engineers, Hyderabad. 24th and 25th November, 2010.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 113 Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue 129 Shri.GujjalaB.Balaraju, Engineering Officer. Training on “Measurement of Uncertainty”. 11th and 12th October, 2010 at Testing and Calibration at ETDC, Bangalore. Workshop on “Capacity building for test laboratories” organized by BEE & CLASP. 15th November, 2010 at New Delhi. Seminar on “Recent technological development in Energy, Energy Efficiency & Energy conservation”. 25th and 26th February, 2011 at Institute of Engineers Auditorium, Chennai. 130 Shri.V.N.Nagaraja Rao, Joint Director. Training on “Laboratory Management and Internal Audit as per 17025:2005”. 13th to 16th September, 2010 at ETDC Campus, Bangalore. Workshop on “Selling skills” organized by Mr.ShivKhera of qualified Learning systems, New Delhi. 26th September, 2010 at ITC The Windsor, Bangalore. 131 Mrs. GeethaPattabhiraman. Seminar on “Women in mainstream adding values”. Organised by Quality Circle of India. 8th March, 2011, Bangalore. 132 Dr. N. Vasudev, Joint Director. Conference on “Development of 1200kV National test station”. 29th and 30th September, 2010 at New Delhi. In-house programme on “Administration & Establishment Rules”. CPRI, Bangalore. Workshop on “H.V. Test & Measurement Techniques”. 11th and 12th November, 2010 at UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad. Training on “Contract Labour (R&A) Act 1970, Labour laws & domestic enquiry, disciplinary action & discipline”. 22nd and 23rd January, 2011 at CPRI, Bangalore. 133 Ms. M. Kanya Kumari, Joint Director. Conference on “Development of 1200kV National test station”. 29th and 30th September, 2010 at New Delhi. 134 Shri. U.R.Sheshagiri Rao, Joint Director. In-house programme on “Administration& Establishment Rules”. CPRI, Bangalore. Training on “Safety”. 26th March, 2011 at Swayambhu Hall, CPRI, Bangalore. 135 Shri.K.Karunakara, E.O.Gr.4. Training on “Safety”. 26th March, 2011 at Swayambhu Hall, CPRI, Bangalore. 136 Smt.S.Priya, E.O.Gr.1. Training on “Safety”. 26th March, 2011 at Swayambhu Hall, CPRI, Bangalore. Workshop on “H.V.Test & Measurement Techniques”. 11th and 12th November, 2010 at UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad. 137 Shri. R.K. Gajendra, E.O.Gr.2. In-house programme on “Administration & Establishment Rules”. CPRI, Bangalore. Workshop on “H.V. Test & Measurement Techniques”. 11th and 12th November, 2010 at UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 114 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue Training on “Safety”. 26th March, 2011 at Swayambhu Hall, CPRI, Bangalore. 138 Shr. K. Badhrinarayanan, Joint Director. In-house programme on “Administration & Establishment Rules”. CPRI, Bangalore. 139 Ms. E. HemavathiBai, Asst. Gr.1. In-house programme on “Administration & Establishment Rules”. CPRI, Bangalore. Training on “Contract Labour (R&A) Act 1970, Labour laws & domestic enquiry, disciplinary action & discipline”. 22nd and 23rd January, 2011 at CPRI, Bangalore. Training on “Enhancing Effectiveness of Executive Secretaries”. Organised by Institute of HRD, Bangalore. 25th and 26th February, 2011 at Hotel ATRIA, Bangalore. 140 Shri.Y.Dharmesh, E.O.Gr.2. Workshop on “H.V.Test & Measurement Techniques”. 11th and 12th November, 2010 at UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad. Training on “Safety”. 26th March, 2011 at Swayambhu Hall, CPRI, Bangalore. 141 Shri. V.Suresh, Engg. Officer Gr.3. Workshop on “H.V.Test & Measurement Techniques”. 11th and 12th November, 2010 at UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad. 142 Shri. B.S.Mohan Singh. In-house training on “Contract Labour (R&A) Act 1970, Labour laws & domestic enquiry, disciplinary action & discipline”. 22nd and 23rd January, 2011 at CPRI, Bangalore. Training on “Safety”. 26th March, 2011 at Swayambhu Hall, CRI, Bangalore. 143 Shri. M.D.Anantha Babu, Joint Director. Seminar on “Marketing Skills“. Organised by M/s SHIVKHERA, New Delhi. 26th September, 2010 at Bangalore. Conference on “Development of 1200 kV test station”. Organised by M/s CBIP at New Delhi. 26th and 30th September, 2010. Training “Land Mark Forum”. Organised by M/s NITS, Noida at Noida. 18th to 20th February, 2011. Conducted by M/s Landmark Education, Bangalore. 144 Shri. J.C.Mohanta, E.O.Gr.2. Seminar on “Laboratory Quality System, Management & Internal Audit as per IS/ISO/IEC 17025”. 22nd to 25th June, 2010. Training on “Safety”. Organised by M/s CPRI & St. John Ambulance Bangalore chapter at CPRI Bangalore. 26th March, 2011. 145 Shri. B.M.Varadaraj, E.O.Gr.2. Seminar on “Laboratory Quality System, Management & Internal Audit as per IS/ISO/IEC 17025”. Organised by M/s NITS, Noida. 22nd to 25th June, 2010 at Noida. 146 Shri. N.V. Ramesh,Joint Director. Seminar on “Recent advances in bamboo propagation, Management & utilization”. 17th and 18th February, 2011 at Bangalore.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 115 Sl. No. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue 147 Shri. D.Revanna, Joint Director. In-house training on “Safety”. Organised by M/s CPRI & St. John Ambulance Bangalore chapter at CPRI, Bangalore. Conducted by M/S Institute of wood science & technology, Bangalore. 26th March, 2011 at Bangalore. 148 Shri. K.V.Prakash, E.O.Gr.3. In-house training on “Safety”. Organised by M/s CPRI & St. John Ambulance Bangalore chapter at CPRI Bangalore. 26th March, 2011 at Bangalore. 149 Shri. C.P. Jairam, Joint Director. Tutorial and workshop on “International Workshop on challenges in Smart Grid and Renewable Resources”. Organized by IEEE-PES . 13th to 15th May, 2010, Infosys Campus, Mysore. 150 Shri.J. Santhosh, Joint Director. Conference on “Development of 1200 kV National Test Station”. Organized by CIGRE India and CBI&P, New Delhi. 29th and 30th September, 2010. Workshop on “Amorphous Core Materials for Transformers”. Organised by M/s. ITMA. 24th March, 2011. 151 Shri.V.S.Nandakumar, Joint Director. Conference on “Development of 1200 kV National Test Station”. Organized by CIGRE India and CBI&P, New Delhi. 29th and 30th September, 2010. 152 Shri. P.D.Verma, Actts. Cum Admin. Officer. “Management Development Program-Finance for Non Finance Executives”. 16th to 20th August, 2010 at National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad 153 Shri. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. National Security and Strategic Contexts NIAS, National Institute of Advance Studies. 20th to 24th September, 2010, NIAS,Bangalore. 154 Shri. D.Shivashankara Rao, Asst.Gr.1. Training on “Improving Effectiveness of Private Secretaries & Personal Assistants”. 24th to 26th August, 2010 at Puri, Orissa. 155 Shri. M.R.Phala Chandra, Senior P.A. Training on “Improving Effectiveness of Private Secretaries & Personal Assistants”. 24th to 26th August, 2010 at Puri, Orissa. 156 Smt.S.Ganga, Joint Director. “The Science of Living” conducted by Academy of Human Excellence, Baroda. 20th to 24th September, 2010 at Vadodara. 157 Dr. H.N.Nagamani, Joint Director. “The Science of Living” conducted by Academy of Human Excellence, Baroda. 20th to 24th September, 2010 at Vadodara.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 116 Central Power Research Institute Lectures delivered The following employees delivered lectures on various subject matters. Sl. No. Delivered By Subject Venue/Date 1 Dr. N Vasudev, Joint Director. Board of studies meeting. 31st July, 2010 at R V College of Engineering. Performance of polymeric insulators in Indian transmission system. Pollution Level Measurements, Condition Monitoring of Polymeric Insulators, HV Testing Techniques & Lightning Arresters. 19th to 21st January, 2011 at Swayambhu Hall, Bangalore. 2 Dr.R.S.Shivakumara Aradhya, Additional Director. “Power Systems Division capability”. GE, Bangalore. Power sector development in the next decade and chaired DC-DC converters and harmonic filters. 19th February, 2011 at BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. 3 Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar, Joint Director. “Washed and Blended Coal – key to power plant performance”. Organised by ASAPP Media Information Group. 16th July, 2010 at Hotel Sheraton New Delhi. “Washed and Blended Coal – key to power plant performance” and “Fly Ash Utilization”. Organised for KPCL Engineers at CPRI. 16th and 20th August, 2010. “Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Management and Thermal Sciences (AMMMT) 2010”. Organised by Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering & Management, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur. 19th November, 2010. 4 Dr. S. Seetharamu, Additional Director. “The condition monitoring activities in CPRI”. 16th July, 2010 at the Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road, Bangalore. “Clean Energy Technologies and Plant Performance Aspects”. 15th September, 2010 at KPC Graduate Engineers’ Association Shaktinagar, Raichur. "Enhancing the energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy technologies for improved economy and environment”. 17th September, 2010 at SwadeshiVignanaSammelana held at GKVK College, Bangalore. “Failure Analysis of Power Plant Components – case studies”. 21st December, 2010 at CEMILAC, Ministry of Defence (R&D), Bangalore.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 117 Sl. No. Delivered By Subject Venue/Date Guest speaker on the Technology day. 11th May, 2010, Organised by BEML, Bangalore. For judging the Project exhibition. 14th May, 2010 at ShirdiSai Engineering College, Anekal, Bengaluru. 5 Shri. K. Suryanarayana, E.O.Gr.2. Kannada on “Fly Ash Solutions”. 13th September, 2010 at SwadeshiVignanaSammelana, GKVK, Bangalore. 6 Dr. P. Sampathkumaran, Joint Director. “Failure Analysis of Power Plant Components – case studies”. 21st December, 2010 at CEMILAC, Ministry of Defense (R&D), Bangalore. 7 Shri. M. Venkateswara Rao, EO Gr.4. “Failure Analysis of Power Plant Components – case studies”. 21st December, 2010 at CEMILAC, Ministry of Defense (R&D), Bangalore. 8 Dr. P. V. Balasubramanyam, Additional Director. “R&D initiatives – Power Sector”. 3rd to 5th August, 2010 at the Institute of Technical Education and Research of Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar. 9 Dr.H.N.Nagamani, Joint Director. “LV/MV Capacitors and Reactors for Reactive Power Compensation”. Organised by Power Quality Enhancement SB, KL, Malaysia. 21st and 22nd June, 2010 at Kaula lampur, Malaysia. “HV Capacitors and Reactors for Reactive Power Compensation”. Organised by Power Quality Enhancement SB, KL, Malaysia. 23rd and 24th June, 2010 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 11 Shri. V.Arunachalam, Additional Director. “BESCOM Smart Grid project”. 30th June, 2011 at Honeywell Automation. “SCADA and Automation”. 6th January, 2011 at CPRI, Bangalore. “Green power”. Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore. “BESCOM, Smart Grid”. Organised by Tetra Tech, USAID at New Delhi. 2nd February, 2011. “BESCOM, Smart Grid” at “India Smart Grid Promise & Perspective”. Organised by CDAC, Bangalore. 11th March, 2011. 12 Shri. V.Shivakumar, E.O.Gr.3. “Smart Grid Technology – overview and Communication Protocols”. Organised by GECE and CPU. 10th July, 2010 at Hyderabad. “Standardization Interoperability” at “India Smart Grid Promise & Perspective”. Organised by CDAC, Bangalore. 11th March, 2011. 13 Shri. M. Pradish, E.O.Gr.2. “Architecture & Design, Road map for Smart Grid”. 21st and 22nd March, 2011 at New Delhi.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 118 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Delivered By Subject Venue/Date 14 Shri.M.M Babu Narayanan, Additional Director. “Power System in re- structured Electricity Sector”. Organised by Power Line. 19th February, 2011. “Smart Grid pilot in BESCOM: A case study“. Organised by IEEE, USA in Bangalore. 10th March, 2011. 15 Shri.R.Sudhir Kumar, EO 4. “Energy Audit”. 28th August 2010, at Dairy College, Hebbal, Bangalore. Software Demonstration-Case Studies on Distribution System Analysis. 6th January, 2011 Demand Side Management- Case Studies. 7th January, 2011. Energy Audit and Accounting of Distribution system – Case Studies Demand Side Management. 16 Shri.T.Raghunatha, Joint Director. Concepts and Principles of Distribution System Loss. 6th January, 2011. 17 Shri.K.Devender Rao, EO.3. Energy Audit & Accounting: Segregation of Technical & Commercial losses & Case Studies. 6th January, 2011. 18 Smt.Viji Bharathi, EO.3. Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R- APDRP). 7th January, 2011. 19 Shri.K.Devender Rao, EO.3. Loss Evaluation – Technical and Commercial. 20 Shri.T.Gurudev, Engg. Officer Gr.IV. Lecture on “Transformers”. 9th August, 2010 at CPRI, Bangalore. 21 Shri.Chandrashekar, Engg. Officer Gr.2. “Routine tests as per IS: 2026& SFRA test”. 9th August, 2010 at CPRI, Bangalore. Lecture on “Transformers”. 9th December, 2010 at CPRI, Bangalore. 22 Shri.Maroti, Engg. Officer Gr.II. Lecture on “Switchgear & Testing”. 12th November, 2011 at CPRI, Bangalore. 23 Shri.T.Gurudev, Engg. Officer Gr.IV. Lecture on “High Power Testing”. 12th November, 2011 at CPRI, Bangalore. 24 Shri. M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Additional Director. Energy conservation, management and auditing in thermal power plants. 27th April, 2010 at JSS Academy of Technical Education, Uttarahalli, Bangalore. Energy efficiency enhancement of power plants. 28th May, 2010 at Karunanidhi College, Coimbatore. Prospects of Captive power generation. 2nd July, 2010 at NPC, Bangalore. Best practices in Safety management. 23rd and 24th July, 2010 at Institution of Engineers (India), Karnataka State Centre, Bangalore.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 119 Sl. No. Delivered By Subject Venue/Date Indian power sector developments. 28th and 29th June, 2010 at Karunanidhi Institute of Technology, Coimbatore. Best practices in thermal power plants, which directly benefit the customer. Convened by MERC and hosted by Tata Power. 30th July, 2010 at Mumbai. Present energy conservation techniques used in India and developed countries. 27th October, 2010 at PGCIL, Nagpur. Road map for next 20 years. 27th October, 2010 at PGCIL, Nagpur. Energy efficiency in the end use sector by at EPR 2011. 11th February, 2011 at Peenya Convention Centre. Energy efficiency in hydro power plants . 18th February, 2011 at KPCL Training Centre, Race Course road.
  • Capital Projects This section provides information on: The modernisation of the Short Circuit test facilities and augmentation of the power transformer test facilities. The modernisation and augmentation of the Switch-gear test facilities at CPRI, Bangalore. The augmentation of test facilities for optimization of the 800 kV AC and 800 kV DC transmission systems. The centre for excellence for Lifecycle Management and Condition assessment of high voltage substation and power plant electrical equipment. The setting up test facilities for a Pre-Qualification test on 400 kV XLPE cable system. The Centre for Excellence for Dielectric studies. The mechanical strength test facility. The Centre for Creep and Mechanical testing. The Centre for Advanced energy research in the areas of Energy efficiency and Energy audit. The Collaborative Research on emerging technologies. The Quality Accreditation for new facilities and business development for CPRI. The Augmentation of High voltage, Diagnostic, Relay, Vibration, LED test facilities and Infrastructure protection. 8
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 122 Central Power Research Institute Power sector of the country is expanding over the years and during the XI Plan of Government of India, additional 80,000 MW of power production was planned. This expansion calls for increased power equipment installation for generation, transmission and distribution. The institute, in consultation with CEA, IEEMA and customers, planned to bridge the gaps in testing and research facilities. During the XI Plan, MoP, Govt. of India approved several projects to augment the facilities at CPRI. The projects under implementation during 2010-11 are given below. Modernisation of short circuit test facilities and augmentation of power transformer test facilities - Rs.23.60 Cr. Modernisation and augmentation of switch gear test facilities - Rs.24.60 Cr. Augmentation of test facilities for optimization of 800 kV AC/DC transmission systems - Rs.38.00 Cr. Centre for excellence for lifecycle management and condition assessment of high voltage substation and power plant electrical equipment - Rs.11.98 Cr. Setting up test facilities for prequalification test on a 400 kV XLPE cable system - Rs.14.80 Cr. Centre for excellence for dielectric studies - Rs.7.68 Cr. Mechanical strength test facility - Rs.6.50 Cr. Centre for creep and mechanical testing Rs.2.4 Cr. Centre for Advanced Research in the areas of energy efficiency and energy audit - Rs.1.98 Cr. Collaborative research on emerging technologies - Rs.1.60 Cr. Quality accreditation for new facilities and business development for CPRI - Rs.1.20 Cr. Augmentation of high voltage, diagnostic, relay, vibration, LED test facilities and infrastructure protection - Rs.62.65 Cr. Plan R & D projects - Rs.14.90 Cr. Research scheme on power projects - Rs.10.00 Cr. National perspective plan R & D Project - Rs.1.22 Cr.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 123 Physical progress of capital projects Modernisation of the Short Circuit test facilities and augmentation of the power transformer test facilities Objective: The scheme is taken up with the aim of modernizing the high power laboratory by setting up following facilities: Facility to conduct inductive load switching tests on high voltage circuit breakers. Facility to conduct capacitor current switching tests on 245 kV breakers. Progress: The procurement of a drive motor, controls, 24 channel transient reactors etc. has been completed. Civil works of the annex building for EOT crane and the supplementary laboratory has been completed. Purchase orders have been placed for a HV Bushings, an EOT crane, make switch spares, master brakes, centre break disconnector, reactors and no load/load loss test equipment. The progress of the project is satisfactory as per the revised date of completion.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 124 Central Power Research Institute Modernisation and augmentation of the Switch-gear test facilities at CPRI, Bangalore Objective: The scheme is taken up with the aim of modernizing the high power laboratory by setting up the following facilities: Facility to conduct inductive load switching tests of high voltage circuit breakers. Facility to conduct capacitor current switching tests on 245 kV circuit breakers. Progress: A static excitation system and SFC for synchronous motor, high-speed recorder power analyzer has been procured. Purchase orders have been placed for post insulator, making device, resistor tank, air core reactors, impulse test system, and 14 and 15 kV current limiting reactors. Procurement of an impulse unit and DAS spares are under progress; the civil works of the Synthetic Test Facilities (STF) building have been completed. The progress is as per revised schedule. Augmentation of test facilities for optimization of the 800 kV AC and 800 kV DC transmission systems Objective: In order to upgrade the testing facility for equipment to meet the future requirements, the 800 kV AC and 800 kV DC lines and the following facilities are being augmented in the ultra-high voltage laboratory at Hyderabad. An indoor lab for the wet power frequency test corona and radio interference measurements up to 1200 kV AC. A HVDC test set up for 800 kV DC studies. Facilities for 800 kV isolator tests. Progress: A major test facility for 1200 kV indoor AC test setup, a partial discharge analyser and a hydraulic platform has been received. A purchase order has been placed for the DC test setup, an 11 kV VCB Kiosk and an EOT crane. The civil and steel structural works of the indoor laboratory building is in progress.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 125 Centre for excellence for Lifecycle Management and Condition assessment of high voltage substation and power plant electrical equipment Objective: The objective of the project is to create adequate R & D infrastructure for the functional evaluation, simulation, ageing studies and diagnostic monitoring of specimens/models of power apparatus insulation. Progress: Most of the equipment identified under the project, like cable sheath fault detector, recovery voltage meter and electromagnetic core imperfection detector (ELCID) has been procured. Purchase orders have been placed for a current signature analyser, winding resistance meter and PD free transformer. The procurement of a PD detector, Tan delta capacitance meter and HV transformer is in progress. The civil works for construction of a laboratory is nearing completion; the progress is as per schedule.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 126 Central Power Research Institute Setting up test facilities for a Pre-Qualification test on 400 kV XLPE cable system Objective: This project aims at setting up a test facility for a pre-qualification test on a 400 kV XLPE cable system. The pre-qualification test comprises electrical tests like a heating cycle voltage test and a lighting impulse voltage test on the complete cable system with approximately 100m of a full-sized cable including accessories. Progress: The major equipment loading coil, pick and carry crane profile projector and 600 kV AC test system has been received. The tendering process for civil works for construction of a laboratory is in progress. Centre for Excellence for Dielectric studies Objective: The project aims to set up a centre of excellence for di-electric studies, wherein several laboratories will come up under one roof with additional testing and research facilities in the areas of di-electric materials and material technologies. Progress: Most of the equipment identified for transformer oil testing the IEC 60296 facilities under the project have been procured and commissioned. A carbon-hydrogen-nitrogen-sulphur analyzer, mercury analyzer, proximate analyzer, bomb calorimeter, and an ash fusion determinator have been procured and are being commissioned; the progress is as per schedule.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 127 Mechanical Strength Test facility Objective: The project is being taken up with the aim of automating the tower erection facility for testing the transmission line towers and also to augment the vibration test facility. Progress: The tower crane has been commissioned and is under use; a 90 Ks to Newton (KN) vibration analyser has been recurred and is under commissioning; the project has been completed. Centre for Creep and Mechanical testing Objective: The proposal covers setting up of “Centre for Creep and Mechanical Testing” for the accelerated creep rupture testing, mechanical testing and FEM analysis of the boiler and turbine components, to assess the creep remaining life and mechanical properties and to cater to the current advances in thermal power engineering. Progress: Purchase orders have been placed for the creep test facility. Purchase orders are going to be released shortly for a diesel generator set, a stress rupture test machine, an image analyzer etc. The progress of the project is as per schedule. Centre for Advanced energy research in the areas of Energy efficiency and Energy audit Objective: The project was conceived with the aim of creating an advanced energy research centre for energy efficiency and energy audit services at CPRI. The defined objectives of the center are: Benchmark establishment for energy efficiency evaluation of cooling towers. Optimization through automation of the data acquisition for the energy efficiency evaluation of the composite thermal power plants (boilers, turbines, heat exchangers, auxiliaries, etc.) Optimization through automation of the data acquisition and energy efficiency evaluation of the electrical networks in large industries. Progress: Procurement of most of the equipments has been completed and the equipment has been used for the regular consultancy activity during the energy audits for process industries, power plants, etc. The procurement of the DC power supply and the current clamp flow meters has been completed during the year; the project was completed.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 128 Central Power Research Institute Collaborative Research on emerging technologies Objective: The main objective is to organize advanced research involving utilities, academia and industries on demand driven research projects relevant to the power sector and engaging researchers and visiting experts on a contractual basis. The other objectives are: To conduct a certificate course on Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance of Electrical equipment for practicing engineers. To assist PSU’s in operational problems and for development of products of high quality, performance and efficiency. To develop a close partnership with the power industry and academia. To promote research activities amongst the faculty and sponsored candidates from industries. Progress: The first, short-term, one-year course on testing and maintenance of power equipment has been completed. The scientific and technical officers of CPRI have been deputed to MoU signed institutes to pursue higher studies. The research scholars have been recruited and are engaged in research activity under various projects of CPRI; the progress is as per schedule. Quality Accreditation for new facilities and business development for CPRI Objective: In order to enhance the brand equity of CPRI in the international market, it has become necessary to change the business strategies for making significant inroads into the international markets. Also, on account of the booming Indian market economy, it has become important to meet the growing needs of the national market. The present proposal with an outlay of Rs. 1.20 cr. spread over 2 years (from February, 2010) identifies the road ahead and the action plan to enhance the market spread and acceptability of the CPRI brand. Progress: The accreditations to NABL and ASTA have been renewed. The membership of STL is being continued. The road shows for business development in the North Eastern states have been completed.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 129 Augmentation of High voltage, Diagnostic, Relay, Vibration, LED test facilities and Infrastructure protection Objective: The objective of the project is to: Augment high voltage test facilities at Bangalore, STDS Bhopal and RTL Noida. Establishing test facilities for diagnostics of power equipment at RTL Noida and RTL Kolkata. Establishing an echoic chamber for the EMI/EMC test facility at Bangalore. Establishing an additional test bay for the Short Circuit test laboratory. Augmentation and modernization of the tower and vibration test facility. Establishment of a LED test facility. Infrastructure protection measures for security threats at Bangalore, Hyderabad and Bhopal CPRI campus. Progress: The progress of the project is: A purchase order has been placed for a power frequency transformer. The procurement of an impulse control and analyzing system, and a DKD Calibration, 350 KV, 350 KVA AC test system is under progress. Procurement of the HPLC, oxidation stability apparatus, capacitance and Tan Delta Bridge is under progress. Detailed specifications for EMI/EMC test facility finalized. A purchase order has been placed for a digital storage oscilloscope, and 33 kV V.C.B the current of other identified equipment is under progress. Detailed drawings have been made for establishing an additional test bay. Procurement of electronic winch and ran is in progress. Estimation and NIT is under preparation for augmentation of vibration and wake simulation. Purchase order placed for digital storage oscilloscope, high precision multimeter DC power supply. Procurement of LED measuring system is in progress. Work awarded for compound walls and roads at UHVRL Hyderabad. NIT for other campus infrastructure. As tertian is under progress.
  • Administrative Matters This section provides information on: The Governance. The Golden Jubilee Celebration. The visit of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy. The activities related to women employees. The liaison officer SC/ST &persons with disability (PWD). 9
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 132 Central Power Research Institute Governance The following officers became the members of the CPRI Governing Council and the society during the year: Shri Harishankar Brahma, Secretary (Power), Ministry of power up to 29th April, 2010. Shri P. Uma Shankar, Secretary (Power), Ministry of power became president of CPRI Governing Council with effect from 30th April, 2010. Shri. Rama Krishna, member (Power Systems), CEA became a member of Governing Council with effect from 1st June, 2010. Shri R.R. Abhyankar, Head, TPDU, DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology became a member of Governing Council with effect from 22nd April, 2010. Shri B.P. Rao, Chairman and Managing Director BHEL became the member of Governing Council with effect from 22nd April, 2011. Shri. A.S. Bakshi, member (Planning) CEA became the member of Governing Council with effect from 28th October, 2010. Shri Vimal Mahendru, President, IEEMA became the member of Governing Council with effect from 25th September, 2010. CPRI celebrates Golden Jubilee The institute established in the year 1960, celebrated its Golden Jubilee from 16th January 2010 to 16th January, 2011. To mark the momentous occasion, several seminars/workshops/training programs were organised during the year and on 16th January, 2011 the golden jubilee celebrations culminated Dr.P.Balaram, Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Shri.P.Uma Shankar, IAS, Secretary-Power, Government of India/President- Governing Council, CPRI presided over the function. Dr. P. Balaram recalled that the Indian Institute of Science and CPRI have a long cherished association and birth of CPRI took place in the scenic campus of Indian Institute Of Science. He also stressed that the two organizations should work on collaborative programs for conducting research in the area of power sector, and also on continuing education programs for awarding degrees to the engineers working in the Central and State Power Utilities, which would also alleviate the paucity of trained manpower in the power sector. Shri. Uma Shankar, Secretary (Power) delivering the presidential address express that the generation of power has to be doubled in next five years and that Govt. of India is implementing several Thermal and Hydel projects in the end of XI Plan period i.e. before March 2012. He also mentioned that reforms and distribution sector is very vital for improving the overall efficiency of the system. The programs of Restructured APDRP and RGGVY are being implemented in the country to provide Power to All by 2012. Secretary (Power) desired that CPRI shall come out with a strategic plan for meeting the needs of the power sector and also establish its regional centres at North, West and Eastern regions of the country. Secretary (Power) assured that the Govt. of India would support CPRI in all it’s endeavours to become on par with international laboratories.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 133 The celebrations were memorable one, where, former Director Generals/Directors were honored by Secretary (Power) for their valuable contributions rendered during their service to the institute and the power sector in general. On this occasion, Dr. H.N.Nagamani, Joint Director, CPRI, Bangalore was awarded the “Mylavarapu Subbalakshmi Award”. Before the Golden Jubilee function commenced, Shri. P. Umashankar, Secretary (Power) inaugurated the first time indigenously developed 50 MVA Short Circuit Generator Facility at Short Circuit Laboratory and dedicated to the nation. This would help small and medium scale manufacturers of power equipement to get tested their products. Visit of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy Parliamentary Standing Committee on energy (2010-11) on a spot study mission visited CPRI on 29th October, 2010 regarding R and D in Renovation and Modernisation of power plants and improving Distribution Network under R-APDRP under the chairmanship of Dr.K.Sadashiva Rao, chairman andother committee members beingShri.V.P.SinghBadnore, Shri. Jagadambika Pal, Shri. P.C.Chacko, Shri.Paban Singh Ghatowar, Shri.NityanandaPradhan, Shri.M.B.Rajesh, Shri.E.G.Sugavanam, Shri. Ravindra Kumar Pandey. Director General Shri.N.Murugesan made a presentation on the activities of CPRI and the work done in the area of renovation and modernisation of power plants as well as R-APDRP. The committee members visited the laboratories of CPRI and appreciated the contribution of CPRI to power sector of the country. A report on the queries raised by the Honorable Members of Parliament was submitted to the Ministry of Power.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 134 Central Power Research Institute Activities Related to Women Employees Employment situation of women employees in various posts in CPRI as on 31st March, 2011 are as follows: Women’s cell in CPRI is functioning since 1997 to look after the welfare of women employees. The initiatives taken by the women’s cell include running of Crèche satisfactorily for the past 14 years for the employees’ children and grievance redressal of the women employees of the institute. Following were the activities of the women’s cell from April 2010 to March 2011: Maintenance of Creche. Smooth functioning of the Creche as per framed guidelines. Women employees deputed for training programs on Science of Living and Landmark Education.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 135 Statement indicating total number of employees in the Institute and number of women in each category as on 31st March, 2011. Sl. No. Posts Number of employees Number of women employees % age of women employees 1 Director General 01 2 Additional Director 14 - - 3 Joint Director 67 06 8.95 4 Scientific/ Engineering Officers 155 22 14.83 5 Scientific/ Engineering Assistants 19 01 5.26 6 Non-Technical Officers 14 01 7.14 7 Office Staff / Stenographers 106 39 36.79 8 Library Staff 03 03 100 9 Technicians 72 - - 10 Technical attendants/ Attendants 121 04 3.30 11 Watchmen 48 - - 12 Drivers / Cook-cum- Caretaker 18 - - 13 Safaiwala 19 03 15.79 Total 657 79 12.02 Liaison Officer SC/ST & Persons WithDisability (PWD) Shri M. Janardhana, E.O.4, was appointed as liaison officer for SC/ST & PWD during the year to look into the grievances and welfare of all SC/ST and PWD employees of the Institute. The annual report in respect of representation of SCs, STs, OBC and PWD was submitted to the office of Director & Liaison officer (SC/ST/PH/Ex-SM) MOP, New Delhi. Dr.B.R.Ambedkar’s 119th birth anniversary was celebrated on 1st October, 2010 and the meritorious children of CPRI employees who topped in 10th and 12th standard examination under different schemes were given merit awards.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 136 Central Power Research Institute Representation of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe as on 31st March, 2011. Category Total Number of employees Number of SC employees Number of ST employees Others (including OBC) A 235 37 14 184 B 177 36 20 121 C 226 72 34 120 D - - - - Safaiwalas 19 15 02 02 TOTAL 657 160 70 427 % age - 24.35 10.65 64.99 No. of Physically Challenged employees in the Institute as on 31st March, 2011. Sl. No. Post(s) Number of employees Number of physically challenged employees 1 Director General 01 - 2 Additional Director 14 - 3 Joint Director 67 - 4 Scientific/ Engineering Officers 155 04 5 Scientific/Engineering Assistants 19 02 6 Non-Technical Officers 14 - 7 Office Staff/Stenographers 106 02 8 Library Staff 03 - 9 Technicians 72 - 10 Technical attendants/Attendants 121 05 11 Watchmen 48 - 12 Drivers/Cook-cum-Caretaker 18 - 13 Safaiwala 19 - Total 657 13
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 137 Staff strength of the Institute as on 31-03-11. Director General 01 Additional Director 14 Joint Director 67 Chief Administrative Officer 01 Chief Accounts Officer (SG) 01 Scientific/Engineering officers 174 Technicians 72 Administrative & Supporting 206 Supporting Technical 121 Total 657 Deputation of CPRI officers abroad Director General, CPRI accompanied Honorable Minister State for Power to South Korea for meeting various State and Industrial bodies in Power Sector. The officers of CPRI have also been deputed abroad for various assignments like Short Circuit Testing Liason meeting, UNIDO Board meeting, Pre-despatch inspection for Quality Clearence to setup Research and Test facilities, Conference/Training Programmes etc. The details are provided in Appendix – 5. Membership of CPRI Officers in International/National Committees The officers of CPRI are well represented in standardising committees both at International and National level, CIGRE committee, IEEE, Academic Council members, accreditation, empanelled assessors for laboratories, research committees, e.t.c. The details of officers representing the various committees are provided in Appendix – 6. Research Publication by Officers The officers of CPRI are regularly working on various Research projects and also undertake Consultancy activities for Power utilities. The outcome of these would be in the form of Reports/Publications. The Publications are brought out in International/National Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops. The details are provided at Appendix – 7.
  • Finance andAccounts This section provides information on: The financial performance for the year 2010 -11. 10
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 140 Central Power Research Institute The institute has done well in its financial performance during the year 2010-11 and earned all-time high revenue of Rs. 13971.07 lakhs. Revenue earnings during the past five years is as shown below: Year Revenue (````in Crores) Percentage increase (Base year 2006-2007) 2010-2011 139.71 226.95 2009-2010 96.00 124.66 2008-2009 77.41 81.16 2007-2008 52.16 22.07 2006-2007 42.73 Increased services rendered to the utilities and industries are well reflected in the financial performance raising the revenue earnings from Rs. 4272.91 lakhs in 2006-2007 to Rs. 13971.07 lakhs during the current year. During the year under report, as against the revenue realization of Rs. 13971.07 lakhs, the expenditure on non-plan activities stood at Rs. 13956.04 lakhs resulting in a surplus of Rs. 15.03 lakhs. For the 23rd year in succession, the institute has not drawn any non- plan grant-in-aid from the government. During the year, the expenditure under various heads has been as follows: Non Plan Expenditure Rs. 13956.04 lakhs Plan R & D Expenditure Rs. 179.13 lakhs Plan Capital Expenditure Rs. 5541.41 lakhs RSoP Rs. 138.56 lakhs NPP Rs. 122.30 lakhs The institute received grants-in-aid (plan) of Rs. 6151.00 lakhs from the Government of India during the year. The details along with auditors report are furnished in Appendix – 8. With many new laboratories commissioned and opened for commercial testing, it is expected that the trend of increased earning of revenue will continue. As at the end of March 2011, the capital investment by the Government of India on the Institute has been Rs. 54479.72 lakhs.
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  • Annual Report, 2010-11 142 Central Power Research Institute Capital Expenditure During 2010-2011 under Major Heads
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 143 Activities in official language - Hindi This section provides information on: Awards. The inspection by the Second Sub Committee of Parliament on official language. Workshops and seminars. Publications. Promotional activities. Facilities provided. Compliance. Hindi Month and Hindi Divas. Town’s Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC) activities. 11
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 144 Central Power Research Institute The Official Language Division of the institute trains, assists, monitors and ensures the implementation of the Official Language policy of the Government of India in day to day functioning of CPRI and also monitors the check points established for the purpose Since 1992 the institute has bagged 23 National awards for the outstanding work done in the field of official language implementation, inclusive of Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Awards, Regional Rajbhasha Awards, MOP Awards, NTPC Awards, TOLIC Awards etc. Awards NTPC Award CPRI was awarded the NTPC- second award for the good work done in field of official language implementation for the year 2008-2009 by the Honourable Union Minister for Power, Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde, during the Hindi Advisory Committee meeting held on 9th October, 2010 in Coorg, Karnataka. Shri N. Murugesan, Director General &Dr.VijayaMallik, Sr. Hindi Officer receiving NTPC Award from the Honourable Union Minister for Power, Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde at the Hindi Advisory Committee meeting of the Ministry of Power held on 9th October 2010 at Coorg, Karnataka.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 145 Inspection by the Second Sub- Committee of Parliament on Official Language The official language implementation committee was inspected by the second subcommittee of Parliament on official language on 11th January, 2011. CPRI was nominated as coordinator for the programme, during which National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP) and Central Water Commission (CWC) were the other two organisations inspected. Honourable Member of Parliament Shri Kishanbhai V. Patel, Smt. Poonam Juneja, Secretary and the officers of the Central Secretariat participated in the inspection programme. The CPRI team was led by Shri. N. Murugesan, Director General and other senior officers of the institute. A display was arranged on the occasion. The efforts for official language implementation were appreciated by the committee. Honorable Members of Parliament of the Second Parliamentary Committee on Official Language participating in the Inspection Programme held on 11th January 2011.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 146 Central Power Research Institute Officers of CPRI led by the Director General Shri N. Murugesan participating in the inspection programme. Display of CPRI activities arranged during the inspection programme. Workshops and Seminars Health seminar A health seminar on Prevention of Joint Problems was organized on 23rd September, 2010 for the benefit of the employees and was led by Dr. Manish Samson, Orthopedic Surgeon, FORTIS.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 147 Expression development workshop An expression development workshop in Hindi was organized on 28th March, 2011 on Our experiences educate us. Publications Vigyan Deepti The Hindi version of the technical articles published in CPRI News 2009 was brought out as Vigyan Deepti and the publication was sent to all the offices under the Ministry of Power Department of Official Language and various state Electricity Boards and TOLIC member offices etc. CPRI news The journal of the institute, CPRI News, is published in a bilingual version every quarter. Promotional Activities Technical articles competition To promote Hindi writing in the technical field, an ‘Annual Technical Articles Competition’ under the auspices of TOLIC and sponsored by CPRI is being organized for the past 16 years and the best three articles were awarded prizes on Hindi Divas in the institute, Bangalore. Incentive scheme Incentive schemes for working in Hindi are in vogue in CPRI. Facilities Provided Multilingual software in server Leap Office, the multilingual software, was installed in the server, so that all computers connected to LAN have the facility of working in Hindi. Supply of forms Hindi/Hindi- Kannada/Hindi-English forms used in the institute are uploaded in organizational intranet Gyan Shakti.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 148 Central Power Research Institute CPRI website The website of the institute is now available in Hindi. Tenders in Hindi were posted on the website along with the English versions, apart from publishing in newspapers. Compliance Requirement under Section 3/3 of the Official Language Act were fully complied with and all office orders, circulars, reports etc. were issued in a bilingual version. Hindi Month and Hindi Divas Hindi month was organized in the institute from 30th August, 2010 and ten competitions were conducted separately for employees with proficiency and working knowledge of Hindi. Hindi Divas was celebrated on Tuesday, 14th September, 2010. Shri N. Murugesan, Director General chaired the function. Prizes for various competitions and incentive schemes were distributed on the occasion. Town’s Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC) activities Rajbhasha Shield for the year 2009-10 Four Rajbhasha shields were awarded to the member offices for their outstanding work in the field of official language. Kaveri The 19th edition of Kaveri, the journal of Town Official Implementation Committee was published and were distributed to the member offices and to other TOLICS all over India. Inter organizational competitions 12 inter organizational competitions were held for the member offices form 19th October to 25th November, 2010. Joint Hindi Divas celebration Joint Hindi Divas was celebrated on 2nd December, 2010 at the Department of Space. Shri N. Murugesan, Director General, chaired the function. Six prizes were awarded for each competition.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 149 Regional Rajbhasha Award-First Town’s Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC) was awarded the first prize for outstanding work done in the field of official language for the year 2009-10 by the Honourable Minister of state for Home Affairs Shri Ajay Maken in Vishakhapatnam on 21st December, 2010 during the Regional official language conference. Shri N. Murugesan, Director General and Dr.VijayaMallik, Sr. Hindi Officer receiving Award from the Honorable Minister of state for Home Affairs Shri Ajay Maken at the Regional Official Language conference held at Vishakhapatnam on 21st December, 2010.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 150 Central Power Research Institute Appendix – 1 The Standing Committee as on 31st March, 2011 Chairman Shri. A.S.Bakshi Member (Power Systems) Central Electricity Authority, Sewa Bhawan, R.K. Puram, NEW DELHI-110 066. Members Dr. M. Ravi Kanth Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, Shram Shakti Bhavan, Rafi Marg, NEW DELHI – 110 001. Shri. Rakesh Jain Joint Secretary & FA, Ministry of Power, Shram Shakti Bhavan, Rafi Marg, NEW DELHI – 110 001. Member Convener Shri. N. Murugesan Director General, Central Power Research Institute, BANGALORE-560 080.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 151 Appendix – 2 The Committee on Research as on 31st March, 2011 Chairman Shri. A.S. Bakshi Member (Planning), Central Electricity Authority, Sewa Bhawan, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110 066, Members Shri. R.R. Abhyankar Scientist-G, DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Meharauli Road, New Delhi-110 016, Mrs. Phebe Beryl Chief Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) NCES, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, NPKRR Maaligai, 800, VIII Floor (West Wing) Anna Salai, Chennai-600 002, Shri. V.K. Kanjlia Secretary, Central Board of Irrigation & Power, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110 021, Dr. T. Asokan Chief Scientist, Electrical Technologies and Systems, GE Global Research, John F Waltech Technology Center, 122, EPIP, Whitefield Road, Bangalore-560 066, Shri. A.K. Mahendru General Manager, Research & Development (R & D), NTPC Ltd., R & D Centre, A-8-A, Sector-24, Ph: 0120-2410310, Noida-201301, Uttar Pradesh, Shri. Narayan Misal Chief Engineer (Training and Safety), Mahadiscom, Eklahare, Nasik , PIN-422 110,
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 152 Central Power Research Institute Shri. S.N. Muni Narayana Suptd. Engineer (Electrical/Research &Development Centre), Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation. Ltd., C-Block, Ground Floor, Cauvery Bhavan, Bangalore-560 009, Shri. Anupam Arya Head, Research & Development (R & D), ABB Ltd., Maneja, Vadodara-390 013, Shri. Vimal Mahendru President, Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers Association, IEEMA, 501, Kakad , Chambers 132, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai-400 018. Shri. D.J. Ramesh Chairman, M/s. Vijay Electricals 6-3-648/1&2, Off Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500 082, Dr. H.S. Jain Executive Director (R&D), Corporate Research & Development (R & D), Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Vikas Nagar, Hyderabad-500 593, Shri. Banerjee Maras Chief Engineer (Transmission), West Bengal Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd., Bidyut Bhavan, Block DJ Sector-II Bidhannagar, Kolkata-700 091, Shri. P.R. Raghuram General Manager, Power System Operating Co., Southern Region Load, Dispatch Center, 29, Race Course Cross Road, Bangalore-560 009, Shri. Mahendranath M Executive Engineer (Electrical), Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd., Sudarshan Complex, No.22/23, Seshadri Road, Bangalore-560 009, Shri. N. Murugesan Director General, Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore-560 080,
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 153 Appendix – 3 The Committee on Testing and Certification as on 31st March, 2011 Chairman Shri. A.S.Bakshi Member (Power System) Central Electricity Authority, Sewa Bhavan, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110 066, Members Prof. G.R. Nagabhushana Prof. Emeritus (Retired), Department Of High Voltage Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, IISC (Post), Bangalore-560 012, Shri. S.P.Hiremath SCF & Head Bureau of Indian Standards, Peenya Industrial Estate, Bangalore-560 058, Shri. Jayadev Nanda Executive Director (SR) NTPC Ltd., 2nd and 5th Floor, MCH Complex, R.P. Road, Secunderabad-500003, Shri. Chintala Maheshwar Reddy General Manager, QA Vijay Electricals Ltd., Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500 082, Shri, H. Anil Kumar General Manager Electroporcelains Division, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Prof. C.N.R. Rao Circle, Opp. IISC, Malleshwaram, BANGALORE-560 012, Shri. A.Guha Member (Commercial) West Bengal State Electricity, Distribution Company Ltd., Bidyut Bhavan, Block-DJ, Sector-II, Bidhannagar, KOLKATTA-700 091,
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 154 Central Power Research Institute Shri. H.N.Narayan Prasad Technical Director Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd., #82, Shakti Bhavan, Race Course Road, BANGALORE-560 001, Shri. P. Narasimha Murthy Retired Chairman, Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd., No.817, 6th Cross, MCR Layout, 5th Main, Vijaya Nagar, BANGALORE-560 040. Shri. Vaibhav Khandekar Head (Product Development) Siemens Ltd., M.V. Switchgear and Switch Board, P.B. No.85, Thane Belapur Road, Thane 400 601, Dr.S.Gopal Executive Director W.S. Test Systems Pvt. Ltd., 27th KM, Bellary Road, Doddajala Post, Bangalore-562157, E-mail:mwbil@bgl.vsnl.net.in. Shri. P.V. Krishna Director General, Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturing Association, # 501, Kakad Chambers, #132, Dr. A. Besant Road, Mumbai-400 018, Business Technology Leader, GE PCTDC, II Floor, III Phase John F. Welch ,TechnologyCentre Pvt. Ltd., #52,Export Promotion, Industrial Worli, Park, Phase II, Hoodi Village, Whitefield, Bangalore-560 066, Shri. Bharat Bhushan Executive Director, Southern Region Transmission System-II, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., Sahakara Bhavan, #32, Race Course Road, BANGALORE-560 001, Shri. N. Murugesan Director General, Central Power Research Institute, Prof. C.V. Raman Road, P.B. No.8066, Sadashivnagar P.O., BANGALORE-560 080,
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 155 Appendix – 4 The RSoP Expert Committee as on 31st March, 2011 Chairman Shri. N. Murugesan Director General Central Power Research Institute P.B. No.8066 Prof. Sir. C.V. Raman Road Bangalore-560080 Members Head, R&D Planning Division (RDPD) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research Anusandhan Bhawan 2, Rafi Marg New Delhi-110 001 Shri. M.C. Bhatnagar General Manager, (R & D) Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., Corporate R & D Division, ‘Soudamini’ Plot No.2, Sector-29, Gurgaon-122 001, Haryana Shri. Gajendra Behari Director Research & Development (R&D) Central Electricity Authority, Sewa Bhawan Rama Krishna Puram New Delhi-110066 Shri. V.K. Kanjlia Secretary Central Board of Irrigation and Power Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri New Delhi-110 021 Dr.D. Tukaram, Professor Department of Electrical Engineering Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012 Dr.H.S.Jain General Manager, Corporate Research & Development (R &D) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Corporate R and D Division Vikasnagar Hyderabad-500093
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 156 Central Power Research Institute Head, SERC Division & Scientist ‘G’ Department of Science and Technology Technology Bhawan New Mehrauli Road New Delhi-110016 Shri. S.N.Muni Narayana Superintendent Engineer (Electrical) Research & Development (R &D) Karnataka Power Transmission CorporationLtd., Kaveri Bhawan Bangalore-560 009 E.R. Virinder Singh Dr. Chief Engineer Human Resource Development (HRD) Shed No.F.4 Punjab State Electricity Board, Patiala Punjab-147 001 Dr.S.Seetharamu Additional Director Materials Technology Division Central Power Research Institute P.B.No: 8066, Prof Sir. C.V.Raman Road Bangalore-560 080 Dr. R.S.S. Aradhya Additional Director Power System Division (PSD) Central Power Research Institute Bangalore-560 080 Dr. P.V. Balasubramanyam Additional Director Centre for Collaborative & Advanced Research (CCAR, Training), Central Power Research Institute Prof. Sir. C.V. Raman Road Bangalore-560080 Dr.R.Ramesh Babu Additional Director Earthquake Engineering and Vibration center Central Power Research Institute Prof Sir. C.V.Raman Road Bangalore-560 080 D. Devendranath Joint Director, UHV Research Laboratory Central Power Research Institute P.B.No: 9, Uppal P.O, Warangal Highway Hyderabad-500 039 Dr. J. SundaraRajan Joint Director & Head R & D Management Division Central Power Research Institute Prof. Sir. C.V. Raman Road Bangalore-560080
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 157 Appendix – 5 Personnel Deputed Abroad for Meeting/Training/Pre-despatch Inspection of Equipment during2010- 2011 Sl No. Name and designation Purpose Duration 1 Shri.V.S. Nandakumar, Engineering Officer Gr.5. For attending the 18th STLA Committee Meeting held at Myrtle Beach SC, USA. 29th to 30th April, 2010. 2 Shri.V.V. Pattanashetti, Scientific Officer Gr.5. For participation in the UNIDO Industrial Development Board Meeting at Austria. 10th to 13th May, 2010. 3 Shri. N. Murugesan, Director General. As a member of the Indian delegation led by Honorable Minister of State for Power to South Korea for meeting various trade and industry bodies in the power sector in Korea. 11th to 14th May, 2010. 4 Shri. B.Gunasekaran, Additional Director. For attending pre-despatch inspection of Indoor AC Test System at the works of M/s. High Volt at Dresden, Germany. 26th to 28th May, 2010. 5 Shri. Anumula Yellaiah, Scientific Officer Gr.5. For attending pre-despatch inspection of Indoor AC Test System at the works of M/s. High Volt at Dresden, Germany. 26th to 28th May, 2010. 6 Dr. Nagamani H N, Engineering Officer Gr.5. As faculty for delivering lecture on LV/MV Reactive Power Compensation & HV Reactive Power Compensation at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 23rd and 24th June, 2010. 7 Shri. S. Ramaprasath, Engineering Officer Gr.5. For imparting training on type routine and factory testing of MV and HV Power Cables for the Engineers at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2nd and 3rd August, 2010. 8 Dr.P.M. Nirgude,Engineering Officer Gr.5. For pre-despatch Inspection on Partial Discharge Analyzing System at the works of M/s Lemke Diagnostics System, Dresden, Germany. 6th to 9th September, 2010.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 158 Central Power Research Institute Sl No. Name and designation Purpose Duration 9 Shri. J Santhosh, Engineering Officer Gr.5. For pre-despatch inspection and routine tests on High Voltage Reactors at the works of M/s.Beijing Power Equipment Group, Beijing, China. 11th to 13th October, 2010 10 Dr.H.N. Nagamani, Engineering Officer Gr.5. For attending the Annual meeting of IEC/TC 33/MT/WG on Power Capacitors to be held at Frankfurt, Germany. 25th to 28th October, 2010 11 Shri B.V.Raghaviah, Additional Director. For the 58th STL Technical Committee meeting at Ludvika, Sweden. 28th and 29th October, 2010. 12 Shri. M. Venkateswara Rao,Engineering Officer Gr.5. For pre-despatch inspection of extensive flue gas analyser at the works of M/s. MRU GmbH, Germany and training for supply of Portable coal flow measurement system at M/s.e.con, Emmendingen, Germany. 22nd to 24th November, 2010 and 26th to 29th November, 2010. 13 Shri. S. Ramaprasath,Joint Director. For pre-despatch inspection of 2400 kV, 240 kJ Impulse Voltage Test System at the works of M/s. Haefely Test AG, Switzerland. 6th and 7th December, 2010. 14 Shri. K.P. Meena,Engineering Officer Gr.4. For pre-despatch inspection of 2400 kV, 240 kJ Impulse Voltage Test System at the works of M/s. Haefely Test AG, Switzerland. 6th and 7th December, 2010. 15 Dr.R. Ramesh Babu, Additional Director. For attending pre-despatch inspection of Servo Hydraulic Shaker System at the works of M/s. Dynamic Testing & Equipment at Michigan, USA. 2nd to 8th March, 2011. 16 Shri. R. PanneerSelvam, Engineering Officer Gr.4. For pre-despatch inspection of Servo Hydraulic Shaker System at the works of M/s. Dynamic Testing & Equipment at Michigan, USA. 2nd to 8th March, 2011. 17 Shri. B. V. Raghavaiah, Additional Director. For participation in the WETEX 2011, 13th International exhibition and for organizing the CPRI Stall during the exhibition held at Dubai, UAE. 7th to 10th March, 2011. 18 Shri. Suhas S.B., Joint Director. For participation in the WETEX 2011 13th International exhibition and for organizing the CPRI Stall during the exhibition held at Dubai, UAE. 7th to 10th March, 2011.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 159 Appendix– 6 Membership of CPRI Officers on International/National Committees Sl. No. Name Member Name of the Committee 1 Shri. N. Murugesan, Director General. Standing Invitee IEEMA Executive Council. Chairman India Smart Grid Forum. Convenor Working Group-2 of LITD-10, BIS. Senior Member International Society of Automation(ISA), Bangalore (2006-2009). Member IEEE. Member European Smart Metering Alliance (ESMA), UK. 2 Shri. B.H. Narayana, Additional Director. Life Member Indian Society of non- destructive testing. Invited Member To take part in the meeting of "CREEP PANEL" advisory committee to Central Boiler Board. Member Task force on thermal Generation (including Gas &nuclear Standing Committee on R&D MOP). 3 Dr. S. Seetharamu, Additional Director. Member Indian Society of Non- destructive testing. Tribiological Society of India. Vice Chairman Indian Institute of Plant Engineers, Bangalore. Member Academic Council, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, NMIT, Bangalore and Kuppam Engineering College, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh. Expert member KTPP Act Expert Committee KPCL. Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, Mumbai. Member, ASM International. Life Member, Indian Ceramic Society. 4 Shri.G.Sengupta, Additional Director. Chairman Low Voltage Switchgear and Control gear Sectional Committee, ET 07.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 160 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name Member Name of the Committee Member BISET 39, Fuses Sectional Committee. Member CIGRE, India National Study Committee on Transformers and ETD 08, High Voltage Switchgear and Control gear Sectional Committee. 5 Shri.M. M. Babu Narayanan, Additional Director. Member ETD40/P3-Dynamic performance of HVDC transmission systems. ETD40/P14- HVDC Ground Electrodes. ETD40/P2-AC/DC Harmonics and Fractions. CIGRE National Study Committee B4: HVDC & Power Electronic Equipment. IEEE, World Energy Council Task Force on “Interconnectivity”. IEEE, Power & Energy Society. Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) on computers, Govt. of Karnataka. PG Curriculum Committee, Anna University, Chennai. Independent member CERC, New Delhi, Managing committee of “Power System Development Fund” for two years. 6 Dr.R.S.Shivakumara Aradhya, Additional Director. Alternate member BIS Sectional Committee on Surge Arresters (ET 30). Alternate member BIS Sectional Committee on HVDC System (ET 40). 7 Dr. P.V. Balasubramanyam, Additional Director. Member Power System Transmission Planning Committee of PGCIL, New Delhi. Fellow The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata. Member CIGRE National Study Committee C2 on “Power System Operation and Control”. Member CIGRE National Study Committee C1 on “Power System Planning & Development”. Member Board of Studies, Kalaisingam University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Member Academic Council, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 161 Sl. No. Name Member Name of the Committee Expert member Academic Council for Power and Energy Division of Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad. Member Academic Council, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh. 8 Shri. M. Siddhartha Bhatt, Additional Director. Member Generation Technical Committee of IERE, Japan. Member State Level Energy Conservation Award Scheme Committee, Department of Energy, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore. Member Task Force on Conservation & Efficiency under NPP, Government of India, Ministry of Power, New Delhi. Member MNRE committee on augmentation of solar PV and associated test centers of MNRE. Member Member BIS committee ET-28 Solar photovoltaic energy systems. Member Waste to energy gasification and power generation, KUIDFC, Karnataka. Member Think tank for DSM Centre, BESCOM, Bangalore. Member Sustainable Living-ecology literacy for all, Centre for Green Building materials and Technology, Bangalore. Member State level committee on implementing energy conservation in Municipalities, Directorate of Municipal Administration, Government of Karnataka. Member- Project Review Committee Technopreneur Promotion Programme of DSTR, Ministry of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India. Life member Solar Energy society of India,New Delhi. Life member Energy Conservation society, Trivandrum. Life member Institution of Engineers (India), Calcutta. Member State level committee for Biofuel Policy for Karnataka, MGRID.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 162 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name Member Name of the Committee 9 Shri. B.Gunasekaran, Additional Director. Chairman High Voltage Engineering Sectional Committee, ET19, BIS. Member 1200kV test station project steering committee of Powergrid. Chairman KendriyaVidyalaya, NFC Nagar, Ghatkesar, Hyderabad. 10 Shri. V. Arunachalam, Additional Director. Member ET-13 - Metering Convenor of expert panel forMetering Protocol. 11 Dr. Ramesh Babu, Additional Director. Member CIGRE National Study Committee, working group B2.4 overhead lines. 12 Shri. B.V. Raghavaiah, Additional Director. Chairman Electro technical sectional committee for Transformers- ET-16. Member Electro technical sectional committee for high voltage switchgear and controlgear, ET-08. Member Electro technical sectional committee for fuses ET-39. Member Development Council of Heavy Electricals & Allied Industries constituted by Government of India, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Department Of Power, New Delhi. Member CIGRE International Council on Large Electric Systems. Expert Technical Assessor NABL. Member MP Electricity Regulatory Commission. Member Short Circuit Liaison(STL), Technical Committee Meeting. 13 Shri. NagarajaRao.V.N, Joint Director. Alternate Member Electrical Apparatus for explosive atmospheres Sectional Committee ET 22, BIS. 14 Shri. Prabhakar Hegde, Joint Director. Member IEEE. 15 Shri. R.S. Kamalakar, Joint Director. Member IEEE. 16 Shri. S.B.Suhas, Joint Director. Member IEEE. 17 Shri. T. Raghunatha, Joint Director. Alternate Member Studying IEC Document ETD 37/p.1 relating tooverhead conductors and accessories in BIS-ETSectional Committee.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 163 Sl. No. Name Member Name of the Committee 18 Shri. M. D Anantha Babu, Joint Director. Member Conductors and Accessories for Overhead Lines"Section Committee No. ET 37 of M/s BIS, NewDelhi. 19 Shri. Dr. N. Vasudev, Joint Director. Member IEEE. Member Board of Studies at Vishveshvaraya Technological University, Belgaum for autonomous colleges. Member Insulation requirement of EHV Transmission Voltage level at CEA. Alternate member KPTCL Technical Committee. National committee member CIGRE for overhead lines. 20 Mrs. S. Ganga, Joint Director. Member Solid Electrical Insulating Materials and Insulating Systems Sectional Committee, ET 02. Representative from CPRI In a working group comprising of NTPC (convener), and other members from NHPC, PGCIL, CEA and ERDA to prepare draft revision of IS 15652 in line with the latest developments at international level. Member - Technical Advisory panel of Karnataka Government computerization activity and its implementation in various departments and ministries. 21 Shri. S. Ramprasath, Joint Director. Chairman ET 09 of power cables. Member CIGRE Committee B1, insulated cables. Committee member Working Group B1-24 for the preparation of technical brochure No.415 named “Test Procedures for HV Transition Joints for Rated Voltages 30 kV (Um=36kV) up to 500 kV (Um=550 kV)”. Working Group B1-25 for the preparation of technical brochure No.446 named “Advance Design of Metal Laminated Coverings- Recommendations for tests, guide to use, Operational feedback”. 22 Dr. H.N. Nagamani, Joint Director. Chairperson Sectional Committee on Power Capacitors ET 29 of BIS, NewDelhi. Member IEEE. WIE IEEE.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 164 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name Member Name of the Committee IEC TC 42 WG 14-High voltage techniques- Measurement of Partial discharges by electromagnetic and Acoustic methods-IEC 62478. IEC TC 33 Power Capacitors and Applications. NDT Level I Certified Engineer Acoustic Emission testing as per American Society for Non- destructive testing (NDT). 23 Mr. P. Sampathkumaran, Joint Director. Member Tribiological Society of India. Member Indian Society for Analytical Scientists. 24 Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar, Joint Director. Member Task Force (Power – Environment Interface) under National Perspective Plant for R&D in Indian Power Sector. DSIR Screening Cum Technical Evaluation Committee for National Awards for R & D efforts in Industry. 25 Dr. C. Jayarama Naidu, Joint Director. Life member Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. 26 Shri. D. Ravindra, Joint Director. Alternate member BIS Committee ET03-Fluids for electro-technical applications. 27 Shri. B.M.Mehra, Joint Director. Expert member IEC-International Electrotechnical Commission Committee No. IEC TC 38 for instrument transformer and representing Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi in their two subcommittees. IEC TC 38/MT40: Maintenance team of IEC 60044-6, current transformer for transient performance. IEC TC38/WG AHG41:Working group for power quality measurement. Member of sectional committee Electrical Insulators and Accessories, ET-06, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi. Principal member Standing committee to investigate the failure of equipments at 220kV and above sub-stations. Member IEEE, the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 165 Sl. No. Name Member Name of the Committee 28 Shri. B. R. Ravishankar, Joint Director. Member BIS Section Committee on LV Switchgear & Control gear, ET-07. Member IEEE. Observer ASTA. 29 Shri. Swaraj Kumar Das, Joint Director. Alternate member Instrument Transformers, ET- 34. 30 Shri. C. P. Jairam, Joint Director. Lead assessor NABL, New Delhi. Senior member IEEE. Principal member ET-34, BIS Sectional committee on Instrument Transformer. Member NABL Accreditation CommitteeInstitution of Engineers. 31 Shri.T. Raghunatha, Joint Director. Alternate member Studying IEC Document ETD 37/p relating to overhead conductors and accessories in BIS-ET sectional committee. 32 Smt. Amruthakala, Joint Director. Alternate member BIS “Power System Relays” Sectional Committee ET 35. 33 Smt. K.S.Meera, Joint Director. Member EMTP user group. Correspondent member WG 34.17 “Software models for use with EMTP”. Member NSC-B5 on Power System Protection and Controls. 34 Shri.V.S.Nandakumar, Joint Director. Alternate member BIS – Sectional Committee ET- 08 HV Switchgear and Control gear. 35 Shri. S. Sudhakar Reddy, Joint Director. Member ET-16 Committee for Transformer of BIS. 36 Mr. Ramakrishna, Joint Director. Associate member Institute of Chemists, Kolkata. Life member Society of Analytical Scientists, Mumbai. Donor member Karnataka RajyaVijnanaParishath, Bangalore. Life member Kannada SahityaParishat, Bangalore. 37 Shri. A.Yellaiah, Joint Director. Member Working group-dis-connectors and bus-post insulators for 1200 kV test station project committee of Powergrid. 38 Dr. Pradeep M.Nirgude, Joint Director. Member Working group-power transformers for 1200 kV test station project committee of Powergrid. 39 Shri. A. Awasthi, Joint Director. Member Institution of Engineers India and IEEE. Observer ASTA.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 166 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name Member Name of the Committee Member representing CPRI BIS committee on Fuses Sectional Committee ET39. 40 Shri. S. Bhattachaarya, Joint Director. Member representing CPRI BIS committee on Instrument Transformers Sectional. Committee ET34. 41 Shri. B.A. Sawale, Joint Director. Senior member IEEE. Corporate member IETE. Member ISTE. BIS ET-13 committee. CBIP committee on energy meters. 42 Shri. M. A. Ansari, Joint Director. Member IEEE. 43 Shri. A. R. Ravikumar, Joint Director. Senior Member Technical Committee on Refrigerator. Technical Committee on Air Condition. 44 Smt. Kanya Kumari, Joint Director. Member BIS Surge Arrester Committee. 45 Shri. S. Vijaya Kumari, Joint Director. IEEE member, Principal member BIS Committee ET03-Fluids for electro-technical applications. Life member Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. 46 Shri. V. V. Pattanshetti, Joint Director. Alternate member BIS Committee ET03-Fluids for electro-technical applications. 47 Shri. G. Kishore Kumar, E.O.IV. Life member Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, Mumbai. Life associate member Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Kolkata. 48 Shri. R. Sudhir Kumar, E.O.IV. Alternate member ET-28 Committee on Solar PV Energy System BIS. Member Society of Energy Engineers and Managers (Executive council). 49 Shri. Rajashekar P.Mandi, E.O.IV. Associate member Institution of Engineers (I), Kolkata. Chairman Working group – to work out the role & responsibilities of CEM/CEA in Karnataka formed by KREDL, Bangalore. Alternate member BIS committee ET-28 Solar photovoltaic energy systems. Member Member BIS committee ET-23 Electric lamps and their auxiliary section. Life member Indian Science Congress, Kolkata.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 167 Sl. No. Name Member Name of the Committee President – Karnataka Chapter Society of Energy Engineers and Managers (SEEM). 50 Shri. S. Jothibasu, E.O.IV. Alternate member Member BIS - Wind energy sub-committee (ME 04:4). Member Society of Energy Engineers and Managers (SEEM). 51 Mr. M. Janardhana, E.O.IV. Member Indian Society of Non- Destructive Testing. 52 Mr. M. Venakteshwara Rao, E.O.IV. Member Indian Society of Non- Destructive Testing. 53 Mr. V. Saravanan, E.O.IV. Life member Combustion Institute Pittsburg, USA. 54 Ms. Sarita Dongre, E.O.IV. Member The Institution of Engineers (India). 55 Shri. T Bhavani Shankar, E.O.IV. NDT Level I Certified Engineer Acoustic Emission testing as per American Society for Nondestructive testing (NDT). Principal member Power Capacitors Sectional Committee ET 29 of BIS. Member Technical Evaluation Committee for setting up of calibration facility for C and tan delta bridges at NPL, New Delhi. 56 Shri. H.R. Manjunath, E.O.IV. Member Metrology Society of India, New Delhi. 57 Shri. G.B. Balaraju, E.O.IV. Member Technical Committee on refrigerators. Technical committee on Air Condition. 58 Smt. K.P.Meena, E.O.IV. Principal Member ET 09 Power Cables Sectional Committee of BIS,New Delhi. 59 Shri. M.Selvaraj, E.O.IV. Member Use of Structural Steel in Overhead line Towersand Switch yard Structure and Masts for Telecommunication and Flood lighting" sub committee- CED 7:1 of BIS, New Delhi. Alternate Member "Panel of Experts on CBI & P Manual onTransmission lines" New Delhi. Life Member Institution of Engineers (India) Kolkata. 60 Shri. B.R.Vasudevamurthy, E.O.III. Observer ASTA. 61 Shri. N. Rajkumar, E.O.III. Life member Solar Energy Society of India. Society of Energy Engineers and Managers (SEEM). 62 Mr. S. Vynatheya, Scientific Officer Gr.III. Member Indian Society of Analytical Scientists.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 168 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Name Member Name of the Committee 63 Mr. M.G. Anandakumar, E.O.III. Member Indian Ceramic Society. 64 Shri. A. K. Khanra, E.O.III. Member The Institution of Engineers (India). Solar Energy Society of India, New Delhi. Life member Society of Energy Engineers & Management (SEEM), Thiruvananthapuram. 65 Shri. V. Asai Thambi, E.O.III. Member Winding Wire Sectional Committee ET -33rd Sectional Committee, ET 02. 66 Shri. V.Shivakumar, E.O.III. Member LITD 10 on SCADA. 67 Ms. PriyamdaChandel, E.O.II. Member The Institution of Engineers (India). 68 Shri. S. Pathak, E.O.II. Member ISET. 69 Shri. G. Venkateshwarlu, E.O.II. Member ISTE. 70 Shri. V. Vaidhyanathan, E.O.II. Alternate member Power Capacitors Sectional Committee ET 29 of BIS. 71 Shri. S. Pathak, E.O.II. Member Indian society for Technical Education.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 169 Appendix – 7 PapersPresented/Published Indicating Venue/Journal Sl. No. Title of the paper Author (Shri/Smt/Ms) Presented/ Published in journal 1 Transformer Maintenance by Analysis of transformer oil. H.C. Keshavamurthy. Seminar on “Condition Monitoring of Sub Station equipment” at CPRI, RTL, Nodia, on 29.03.11. 2 Dielectric Properties of Poly Vinylidene fluoride / CaCu3Ti4O12 composites. P. Thomas, Dr. K.T. Varughese, Dr. K. Dwarakanath, K.B.R. Varma. Compos, Sci. Technol. 70 (3) (2010) 539-545. 3 Dielectric Properties of Poly Vinylidene fluoride/CaCu3Ti4O12nano crystal composite thick films. P. Thomas, S. Satapathy, Dr. K. Dwarananath, K.B.R. Varma. Express Polymer Letters 4 (10) (2010) 632 – 64. 4 Condition Monitoring of Transformers by Dissolved Gas Analysis. D. Ravindra, G. Kishore Kumar. ITMA Journal Sept – Oct – 2010. 5 Characterisation of Polymer components of Static Energy Meter. P. Sadasivamurthy. Workshop on Energy meter organized by Instrumentation Division of CPRI, Bangalore from 16th to 17th March, 2011. 6 Short Circuit Performance of MCB in a DC circuit. N.Maheshwara Rao, Girija, B.R.Vasudevamurthy, Swaraj Kumar Das. National Conference on Latest Trends in LT/HT Switchgear & Controlgear Technology, STDS, CPRI, Bhopal27th and 28th January, 2011. 7 Dynamic Analysis of Renewable Integration with Smart Grid. M. M. Babu Narayanan, S. Ashok, and Suhas Shirbavikar. Conference “PICC 2010” organized by GEC, Thrissur, Kerala on 6th March 2010. 8 Three Tier Monitoring systems for RGGVY Programme - Case Studies”. P.Chandra Sekhar, Devender Rao, R.Sudhir Kumar, T.Raghunatha, C.P.Jairam and M.M.Babu Narayanan. “India International Energy Submit”, during the 27-28th January 2011, Nagpur, India. 9 Renewable Energy Resources and their utilization. K.S.Meera, B.V.Raghavaiah. International conference on concurrent Techno and Enviro search, during 4-5 December, 2010, NITTTR,Bhopal. 10 Wide area measurement system for operational control of power system - a status paper. A.Amruthakala, J.Anand Kumar. National conference on latest trends in HT/LT switchgear & Controlgear Technology, STDS, Bhopal during 27-28th January 2011.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 170 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Title of the paper Author (Shri/Smt/Ms) Presented/ Published in journal 11 Role of Tan Delta Testing in Substation Equipment condition Assessment. L.N.Giri, Arvind Pandey, M.K.Jaiswal. Seminar on “Condition Monitoring of Sub-Station Equipment” at RTL Noida on 29th March 2011. 12 Condition Monitoring of Power Transformers by oil Testing Properties. Dr Pritee Goyal, S.N.Boruah. Seminar on condition monitoring of substation equipment,RTL,Noida, 29th March 2011 13 Infrared Thermography for Condition Monitoring of Substation Equipment. Arvind Pandey, L.N.Giri, M .K.Jaiswal & B.M.Mehra. -do- 14 Mobile Test laboratory for On-line Accuracy Testing and Condition Monitoring of EHV Class Instrument Transformers. L.N.Giri, Arvind Pandey and B.M.Mehra. -do- 15 Experimental study on significance of fill area on Cooling Tower performance. S. Jothibasu. National Conference on “Technological Advances for New Power Generating Units and for Performance Enhancement of Present Plants” organized by CPRI at Bangalore during 18th - 19th November 2010, pp II- 42-49. 16 Energy efficiency improvement of Hydro power plants. S. Jothibasu. -do- 17 Optimization of performance of hydro power units in run of the river stations. M.Siddhartha Bhatt and S. Jothibasu. -do- 18 Energy efficiency improvement in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. S. Jothibasu. National workshop on “Refrigerator & Air conditioner testing – latest trends and Standards & Labeling” organized by CPRI at Bangalore during 20th -21st December 2010, pp 137-150. 19 Solar PV – LED systems for office lighting applications. Rajashekar P. Mandi, Prof. Udaykumar, R.Yaragatti, Surathkal. National Conference on LED at Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore on December 13th -14th 2011, pp. III-1 to II-11. 20 A novel tool– condensate depression monitor. N. Rajkumar, M.S.Bhatt and R.Sudhir Kumar. National Conference on “Technological Advances for New Power Generating Units and for Performance Enhancement of Present Plants” organized by CPRI at Bangalore during 18th - 19th November 2010, pp I- 49-52. 21 Performance analysis of steam generators. N. Rajkumar. -do-
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 171 Sl. No. Title of the paper Author (Shri/Smt/Ms) Presented/ Published in journal 22 Performance enhancement of steam turbines. N. Rajkumar -do- 23 Impact of transient operations on life and performance of boilers. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. Two Day workshop on RLA study of Boilers 4th -5th March 2011, Raipur, Chattisgarh. 24 Hybrid clean coal technology (Ultra supercritical steam cycle with gasification conversion) for power generation from sub- bituminous coals &Lignites. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. National Conference on “Technological Advances for New Power Generating Units and for Performance Enhancement of Present Plants”, 18th -19th November 2010, CPRI, Bangalore. 25 The interrelationship between heat rate, load ability and design margins over the maximum continuous rating of fossil fired generating units. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. -do- 26 Energy audit of auxiliary power in a coal fired thermal power plant. Rajashekar P. Mandi, Prof. Udaykumar R. Yaragatti. -do- 27 Reduction of auxiliary power through improving the performance of auxiliary equipments. Rajashekar P. Mandi, CPRI, Prof. Udaykumar R. Yaragatti, NITK, Surathkal. -do- 28 Experimental study on significance of fill area on cooling towerperformance. S. Jothibasu. -do- 29 Optimization of performance of hydro power units in run of the riverstations. M.Siddhartha Bhatt and S. Jothibasu. -do- 30 Energy conservation opportunities in gas and hydro turbine generators. Rajashekar P. Mandi& Prof. Udaykumar R. Yaragatti. -do- 31 Integration of solar energy technologies into fossil thermal power plants. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. -do- 32 Energy efficiency analysis of power boilers. N. Rajkumar. -do- 33 Solid State (LED) Lighting Technology- Overview. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. National Conference on LED at Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore on December 13th -14th , 2011. 34 Solid State (LED) Lighting Technology- Recent Developments. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. -do- 35 Applications and market for India in the near future for LED lighting Technology. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. -do-
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 172 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Title of the paper Author (Shri/Smt/Ms) Presented/ Published in journal 36 Performance evaluation of LED systems – Towards Standardization. Rajashekar P. Mandi and K. Pradeep. Proc. National Conference on LED at Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore on December 13th -14th , 2011. 37 Controls for lighting systems. Rajashekar P. Mandi and K. Pradeep, Udaykumar R Yaragatti. -do- 38 Enhancing energy efficiency of auxiliary power system in a 210 MW coal fired power plant through energy efficiency. Rajashekar P. Mandi& S. Setharamu, and Udaykumar R Yaragatti. 5th International Conference on Industrial Information System 2010, Published in IEEE Explorer, organized by NITK, Surathkal during 29th July – 1st August 2010. 39 “Trends and Advances in LED Technology”. Dr. P.Sampathkumaran, K. R. Srinivasan, Dr. S.Seetharamu. National Conference on “Recent Trends and Technological Advances in Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting systems”, CPRI, Bangalore.13th to 14th December 2010. 40 Solar PV- Diesel Hybrid Energy System For Rural Applications, , Venue. Rajashekar P. Mandi and Udaykumar R Yaragatti. -do- 41 Testing of solar lighting systems-LED vs. CFL. Pradeep K. and Sudhir Kumar R. -do- 42 Energy Efficiency improvement of HVAC system. S. Jothibasu. National workshop organized by EATD on 20th - 21st December 2010 at Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore. 43 Clean generation technologies for Indian coals. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. National seminar organized by Institution of Engineers, Chennai during 25th - 26th Febuary2011 on Recent Technological developments in Energy, Energy Efficiency and Energy conservation. 44 Solar Energy integration for Indian Fossil Power Plants. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. -do- 45 Clean energy technologies for power generation from sub-bituminous coals &lignites. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. National workshop on latest trends and technologies in efficient operation and maintenance of boilers, conducted by National Productivity Council from 17th to 18th Feb 2011 at Bangalore. 46 Energy Efficiency analysis of large water pumping stations - a case study. S. Jothibasu. National seminar organized by Institution of Engineers, Chennai during 25th -26th Feb. 2011 on Recent Technological developments in Energy,Energy Efficiency and Energy conservation.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 173 Sl. No. Title of the paper Author (Shri/Smt/Ms) Presented/ Published in journal 47 Sizing of Solar PV systems for office lighting applications. Rajashekar P. Mandi, Prof. Udaykumar, R. Yaragatti. -do- 48 SPV-LED Applications and market for India in the near future. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. All India Seminar on Energy Management through Renewable Sources and Efficient Technologies, January 8th -9th , 2011 at Bhopal (MP), Institution of Engineers (India), MP State Centre and Suzlon. 49 Energy Management and Energy Audit. S. Jothibasu. Workshop conducted by Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar on Energy conservation, 21-23rd January 2011. 50 Energy efficient water pumping systems for hydro power plants. M.Siddhartha Bhatt & R.P.Mandi. IEEMA Journal, Vol.2, No.6, February, 2011. 51 A methodology for computation of experimental annual station heat rate benchmark. M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Seetharamu S and Rajkumar N. CPRI Journal Vol. 5, No. 2, September 2009. 52 Instrumentation and controls for coal fired thermal power plants for effective generation cost control. M.Siddhartha Bhatt, S. Seetharamu and N Rajkumar. Electrical India, Vol. 50, No. 3, March 2010, pp. 50-63. 53 Optimization of cooling towers for fossil fuel power plants. M.Siddhartha Bhatt & N. Rajkumar. Cooling India, Vol. 6, No. 3, June 2010, pp. 24-36. 54 Knowledge processes in coal fired thermal power plants. M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Rajashekar P. Mandi & N.Rajkumar. Industrial Showcase, Vol.6, No.2, February 2011. 55 Advanced controls for window and split AC’s. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. Cooling India, Vol.7, No.1. January-February2011. 56 Knowledge processes in coal fired thermal power plants. M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Rajashekar P. Mandi & N.Rajkumar. Industrial Showcase, Vol.6, No.2, February 2011. 57 Analysis on effect of fill area on performance of a cooling tower. S. Jothibasu. Cooling India, Vol. 6, No.5, September-October 10. 58 Efficiency enhancement in street lighting through intelligent controllers. M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Rajashekar P. Mandi and N. Rajkumar. Lighting India, Vol. 5, No. 5, September-October 2010. 59 Scaling effect of direct solar hot water systems on energy efficiency. U C Aurnachala, M. Siddhartha Bhatt and Sreepathi L K. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, Vol. 132, November 2010. 60 Operational optimization of coal fired thermal power plants. M. Siddhartha Bhatt, Seetharamu S and Rajkumar. Energy Manager, Vol. 3, No. 2, June 2010. 61 Advances and challenges in Energy efficiency. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. Electrical India, Annual 2010, Vol. 50, No. 11, November 2010.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 174 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Title of the paper Author (Shri/Smt/Ms) Presented/ Published in journal 62 Enhancement of energy efficiency and loading of steam turbines through retrofitting 2-d designs with 3-d designs. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, Vol.70, No. 1, 2011. 63 LED lighting technology. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. Lighting India, Vol.6, No.1, January-February 2011. 64 Solid state (LED) lighting technology-Overview. M. Siddhartha Bhatt. Lighting India, Vol. 5, No. 6, November-December 2010. 65 A Need for Innovation-Coal handling and Conveying in Thermal Power Plants, Bulk Solids Handling (Germany). M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Rajashekar P. Mandi and N. Rajkumar. Special Issue on Coal and Coke, Bulk Solids handling, Vogel, (Germany) Vol. 30, No. 7, October, 2010. 66 Energy efficient natural cooling systems for hydro power stations. M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Rajashekar P. Mandi and N. Rajkumar. Cooling India, Vol. 6, No. 5, September -October10. 67 “Residual Life Assessment of Gas Turbine Components – CPRI Experiences”. M. Venkateswara Rao, Dr. S. Seetharamu, Dr. P. Sampathkumaran, R.K. Kumar. Workshop on Latest Trends in Gas Turbines, NTPC, Hyderabad.14th to 17th Sept. 2010. 68 “Low Frequency Electromagnetic Technique for corrosion Mapping of Boiler Tubes; A typical Life Assessment Case Study”. M. Janardhana, R.K.Kumar, Dr. P.Sampathkumaran, S.Seetharaamu. National Seminar on “NDE based Condition Assessment of Plant Components”, TRC, CPRI, Nagpur.21st October, 2010. 69 “Advanced Materials Technology needs to meet the challenges of Oxidation, Corrosion & Wear of Components in Power Sector”. M. Venkateswara Rao, DR. S. Seetharamu, Dr. P. Sampathkumaran, Dr. M. Shekarkumar. International Conference on Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Management & Thermal Sciences, SIT, Tumkur.18th & 19th November 2010. 70 “Corrosion Mapping of water wall tubes in Thermal Power Plants through low frequency Electro Magnetic Technique”. R.K.Kumar, M.Janardhana, Dr. P.Sampathkumaran, Dr. S.Seetharamu. National Conference on “Technological Advances for New Power Generating Units and for Performance Enhancement of Present Plants”, CPRI, Bangalore. 18th to 19th November, 2010. 71 “Computational Fluid Dynamics Approach for Prediction of critical erosion regions in Francis Turbine under different Silt Conditions”. R. K. Kumar, V. Sarvanan, Dr. S. Seetharamu, L. Raiyaz Ahmed, H. Pratap. -do- 72 “A CFD study on the blended coal firing in a typical 210MW boiler”. V.Saravanan, R.K.Kumar, Suprabha, Ramakrishna, Dr. S. Seetharamu. -do-
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 175 Sl. No. Title of the paper Author (Shri/Smt/Ms) Presented/ Published in journal 73 “Failure analysis of Power Plant Components; Case Studies. S. Seetharamu. Workshop on Failure Analysis of Aerospace Engineering Components, Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification (CEMILAC), Ministry of Defense, Bangalore.21st December 2010. 74 “Review of technological advances in high temperature overhead line composite conductors”. S. Seetharamu, R.K. Kumar, P. Sampathkumaran, K.N. Shivakumar. International Conference on Composites for 21st Century, Current & Future trends organized by IISc- Bangalore, North Carolina A & T State University-USA and ISAMPE-Bangalore at IISc,Bangalore. 4th to 7th January 2011. 75 “Effect of Organo-modified Montmorillonite Nano particles on the three body abrasive wear of Carbon Fabric reinforced epoxy composites”. R.M. Devarajaiah, B. Suresha, K. N. Shivakumar, S. Seetharamu, P. Sampathkumaran. -do- 76 “Dielectric properties of nanosilica filled epoxy Nano-composites”. M. G. Veena, K.N. Shivakumar, S. Seetharamu, N. M. Renukappa. -do- 77 “Effect of Montmorillonite Clay on AC conductivity and dielectric strength of Nanocomposites”. Rashmi, N. M. Renukappa, K. N. Shivakumar, P. Sampathkumaran. -do- 78 Chromium –Manganese iron system design cast in metal and sand moulds for erosion resistance. P.Sampathkumaran, C.Ranganathaiah, S.Seetharamu, Kishore. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Springer Publications.1st -4th , March 2011. 79 “Determination of critical /resonant speeds of a bladed rotor disc of a single stage impulse type high speed steam turbine rotor”. B. Gurudatt, S.Seetharamu, P. Sampathkumaran, B.S.Ajaykumar. Journal of CPRI 6-1, March 2011. 80 “Evaluation of the effect of the concentration of CO2 on the overall reactivity of Indian sub bituminous coal and lignite chars during CO2/O2 Combustion”. V.Saravanan, R.Shivakumar, S. Jayanti, Ramakrishna, S. Seetharamu. Industrial Engineering and Chemical Research (ACS Paragon Publications). 81 Corona and RIV testing of electrical equipment. B.Gunasekaran Workshop on “High voltage Test & Measurement Techniques” held on 11& 12th November, 2010 at Hyderabad, organized by UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad. 82 Generation of high voltages. Dr. D. Devendranath 83 Measurement of Dissipation factor and partial Discharges from HV equipment. A.Yellaiah
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 176 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Title of the paper Author (Shri/Smt/Ms) Presented/ Published in journal 84 Impulse testing of transformers. Dr. D. Preed Nirgude, Joint Director. 85 Dielectric testing of HV equipment. B.Gunasekaran , Dr. D. Preed Nirgude, K.A. Aravind, Kurumurthy Workshop on High voltage test and Measurement techniques 11th and 12th November,2010, UHVRL, Hyderabad. 86 Lightning impulse evaluation by reducing noise &smoothing the data using FIR filters. Dr. D. Preed Nirgude, B.Gunasekaran Papers presented at 16th National Power System Conference” held on 15th - 17th December, 2010 at Osmania University Hyderabad. 87 Experimental investigations to identify SFRA measurement. Sensitivity for detecting faults in transformer. Dr. D. Preed Nirgude 88 Corona loss measurement in corona cage on UHV bundle conductors. B.Gunasekaran and A.Yellaiah 89 Current Status of Transformer testing facilities in India. B.V. RaghavaiahM.K. Wadhwani and Yugal Agarwal E.O.Gr.3. Transformer market 2010 held on 25th & 26th October, 2010 at new Delhi organized by “Powerline- India infrastructure Publicity Pvt. Ltd. new Delhi. 90 Short circuit testing experience. B.V. RaghavaiahM.K. Wadhwani and Yugal Agarwal E.O.Gr.3. -do- 91 A Practical approach to the short circuit testing of transformers. B.V. Raghavaiah, M.K. Wadhwani & Yugal Agarwal E.O.Gr.3. International Conference on electrical Power & Energy Systems (ICEPES 201) organized by Electrical Engineering Department of MAINT, Bhopal, on 26th to 28th August 2010. 92 Motor-less operation of short circuit generator A CPRI perspective. B.V. Raghavaiah, N.R. Mondal and A.K. Dutta, E.O.4. -do- 93 Maintenance and Conditiona Monitoring of Short Circuit Testing Plant: 40 Years Experience of CPRI. B.V. Raghavaiah, N.R. Mondal, M.A. Ansari and A.K. Dutta, E.O.4. National Seminar on “NDE based condition assessment of plant component at TRC, Nagpur. 94 Failure of short Circuit Generator - A case study. B.V. Raghavaiah, Additional Director, N.R. Mondal, Joint Director, M.A. Ansari and A.K. Dutta. International conference (5th ) “Power system protection and automation” at CBIP New Delhi. 95 Simulation of field conditions for reliability Evaluation of Electronic Energy Meters. B.A. Sawale. -do- 96 Need for harmonizing tender specifications of Energy meters. B.A. Sawale. International conference”Metering India- 2011” organized by IEEMA on 20th & 21st Jan, 2011.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 177 Sl. No. Title of the paper Author (Shri/Smt/Ms) Presented/ Published in journal 97 Energy Efficient Lighting Systems. B.V. Raghavaiah, A.k. Khan and Rajendra Singh. All India seminar on “Energy management through Renewable Sources & Efficient Technologies” on 8th & 9th January 2011 at Institution of Engineers (India), Bhopal. 98 Sizing of Solar PV System for Office Lighting Applications. Rajshekar P. Mandi, E.O (CPRI, Bangalore) and presented by A.K. Dutta. -do- 99 Renewable Energy Resources and their Utilization. B.V. Raghaviah and Yugal Agarwal. International Conference on “Concurrent Techno & Environ Search” at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR), Bhopal. 100 EMC compliance of LT switchgears and control gears. B.V. Raghaviah and Yugal Agarwal. National conference on “Latest trends in LT/HT Switchgear Technology”, organized by STDS on 27th January, 2011 at Hotel Jehan-Numa Palace, Bhopal. 101 Switchgear Maintenance in a Generator based Short circuit testing plant. B.V. Raghavaiah, N.R. Mondal, M.A. Ansari, Bhagirath Sharmaand A.K. Dutta. -do- 102 Communication structure and requirement for fast function of substations. S. Bhattacharyya, Joint Director, S.Munshi, E.O.4 andLeena H. Roy, E.O.3. -do- 103 Protection of Electrical equipments in enclosures against environment hazards. B.V. Raghavaiah, S. Bhattacharayya, A.K. Khairwar, E.O. 4, R.s. Pandey, E.O.3, P. Jain, E.O.3, Satish Kumar, E.O.2, G. Venkateswarlu, E.O.2. -do- 104 Miniature Circuit Breaker, S.C. test & ARC Quenching. B.V. Raghavaih, A. Awasthi and S. Pathak, E.O.Gr.2. -do- 105 Trends in design and short circuit performance in residual current operated circuit breaker. B.V. Raghavaih, Awasthi, Mr. Khanna and H. Leena Roy, E.O.3. -do- 106 Capacitor current Switching on Medium Voltage Vaccum Circuit Breaker. B.V. Raghavaiah M.K. Wadhwani, M.s.Takker, E.O.4 and Yugal Agarwal, E.O.3. -do- 107 Surge Arrestor Short Circuit Test experiences and critical review of the IEC Standard. B.V. Raghavaih, M.K. Wadhwani, K. Grover, Takker, E.O.4, Yugal Agarwal, E.O.3 and Kamlesh Khorgade, E.O.2. -do- 108 Internal Arc Test on Metal enclosed Switchgear & Motor terminal box A review. B.V. Raghavaiah, M.K. Wadhwani, Joint Director, D.K. Grover, Yugal Agarwal, E.O.3 and Dipti Ranjan Sahoo, E.O.2. -do-
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 178 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Title of the paper Author (Shri/Smt/Ms) Presented/ Published in journal 109 Non Destructive Evaluation in Remanant Life Assessment (RLA) study of Boilers. Dr. S.K. Nath, and B.H. Narayana. Workshop on “Remanant Life Assessment (RLA) Study of Boilers” organized by CPRI, Nagpur during 4- 5th March 2011. 110 Learning from forced Outages. Arvind Kumar, Dr. S.K. Nath and B.H. Narayana. -do- 111 Remnant Life Assessment (RLA) Study of Process Steam and Power Boilers. T.M. Rao, Rajesh Ranjan,. -do- 112 Destructive Tests in RLA study of Boilers. Arvind Kumar, D.M. Gourkhede, E.O.4, Rajesh Ranjan. Workshop on “Remanant Life Assessment (RLA) Study of Boilers” organized by CPRI, Nagpur during 4- 5th March 2011. 113 Condition Assessment of Reinforcement Concrete Structure. U.S. Joshi. National Seminar on NDE based Condition Assessment of Plant Components” organized by CPRI, Nagpur during 21st October 2010. 114 On line Condition Monitoring of Plant Equipments CPRI Experience. T.M. Rao, S.P. Kalambe. -do- 115 Condition Assessment and Remaining Life Study of Utility and Heat Recovery Boilers. Rajesh Ranjan. -do- 116 Condition Monitoring of Transformer Insulation by Accoustic Emission Technique Case Studies. T. Bhavani Shankar, Gururaj S. Punekar (NITK), H.N.Nagamani, A.Sudhindra. Conference on condition monitoring (ICCM-2011) during February 2011 Organized by GITAM, University, Vishakapatnam, AP. 117 On-Line Accoustic PD Measuremetn in Oil Filled Power Transformers-CPRI Experience. T. Bhavani Shankar, H.N.Nagamani, V. Vaidhyanathan, A.Sudhindra. T & D Asset management Workshop organized by MNC-CIGRE/CIRED Malayasia, Kuala Lumpur. 118 Acoustic Emission Technique for Condition Monitoring of Power Transformers: A case study on identical units. T. Bhavani Shankar, Gururaj S. Punekar (NITK), H.N.Nagamani, A.Sudhindra. 3rd International conference on Power Electronics and Intelligent Transportation Systems (PEITS 2010). 119 Design of metallic screens for Power Cables. S. Ramaprasaath, M. Sudhindra, K.P. Meena, Thirumurthy and G.K. Raja. Conference on Power Cables Cable Tech 2010 CPRI, Bangalore 25th and 26th November 2010. 120 CPRI experience in testing & evaluation of power cables & accessories. S. Ramaprasath, K.P. Meena, Thirumurthy, G.K. Raja and A Sudhindra. -do- 121 Evaluation of components for cable accessories. S. Ganga, S. Ramaprasath, V. Asai Thambi and A. Sudhindra. Conference on Power Cables Cable Tech 2010 CPRI, Bangalore 25th and 26th November 2010.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 179 Sl. No. Title of the paper Author (Shri/Smt/Ms) Presented/ Published in journal 122 Dielectric Response in Frequency Domain –A diagnostic Tool to assess condition of MV Power Cable Systems. P.K. Poovamma, T.R. Afzal Ahmed, Thirumurthy, K.P. Meena, A Sudhindra -do- 123 Development of Compact Transmission Line Towers with Polymer Insulation Arm. Dr. Ramesh Babu. National Conference of Latest Trends in Design and Testing of Transmission Line Towers during 22nd -23rd November 2010. 124 Seismic qualification of substation equipment. Dr. Ramesh Babu. Workshop on Vibration and Seismic Testing of Equipment on 2nd and 3rd , December 2010 organized by EVRC. 125 Seismic qualification of equipments for nuclear power plant. PaneerSelvam. -do- 126 Vibration and shock testing of equipment & design of fixtures. V. Srinivasa Murthy. -do- 127 Seismic Qualification of Switchgears. Dr. Ramesh Babu. National Conference on Latest Trends in LT/HT Switchgear and Control Gear Technology on 27th & 28th January 2011. 128 Deisgn of Sub-Station Structures. Dr. Ramesh Babu. Two day workshop on “Substation Design and Maintenance” organized by PS Division CPRI. 129 Energy Meter Testing and itschallenges. Madhusudan Kadloor. Two day workshop on “Energy Meter Testing and its challenges” held at CPRI, Bangalore on 16th March 2011. 130 Calibration of Reference Energy meter Calibration with uncertainty measurement calculation. H.R. Manjunath. -do- 131 Refrigerator Testing facilities in CPRI. A.R. Ravikumar. National workshop on “Refrigerator & Air Conditioner Testing-Latest Trends & Standards & Labeling” organized by CPRI, Bangalore on 20-21st Dec.2010. 132 Air condition testing facilities in CPRI. G.B. Balaraju. -do- 133 Testing of electrical appliances for star marking. A.R. Ravikumar, G.B. Balaraju, A. Lourdhunadhan. National workshop on “Emerging Technologies in Electrical Power Engg. With focus energy conservation” NWET-2011.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 180 Central Power Research Institute Sl. No. Title of the paper Author (Shri/Smt/Ms) Presented/ Published in journal 134 National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency CPRI contribution. A.R. Ravikumar, G.B. Balaraju, A. Lourdhunadhan. All India seminar organized by Institute of Engineers, India, A.P. at Hyderabad during 24-25th November 2010. 135 Recent technological devt. In Energy, Energy Efficiency & energy cons. G.B. Balaraju. All India seminar organized by Institute of Engineers. Chennai on 25- 26th February. 2011. 136 Check Testing Activities at CPRI for Bureau of Energy Efficiency. A.R. Ravikumar, G.B. Balaraju, A. Lourdhunadhan, M. Naganna. All India seminar organized by Institute of Engineers, Bhopal. 137 Evolution of polymeric insulators in Indian transmission system. Dr. N. Vasudev and P.V. Vasudevan Nambudiri. International conference on emerging trends in Electrical & Computer Technology ICETECT 2011 will be held at St. Xavier College of Engg, Chunkankadia, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. 138 External insulation problems in H.V. Transmission system & remedial measures. Dr. N. Vasudev, P.V. Vasudevan Nambudiri. Workshop on High Voltage Test and Measurement Techniques, UHVRL, CPRI Hyderabad, 11-12, 2010. 139 Performance of polymeric insulator material under accelerated ageing. Dr. N. Vasudev, P.V. Vasudevan Nambudiri. Conference on Power Cables Cabletech 2010 on 25-26th November 2010. 140 A window based software to evaluate the risk of failure of insulators under polluted conditions. P. N. Hrishikesh& Dr. N. Vasudev. ICTM, 2010 (International conference on test & measurement at Phuket, Thailand) on December 1.2.2010. 141 Performance of SR insulators with and without Bio contamination and Hydrocarbon pollution. Dr. N. Vasudev, P.V.V. Nambudiri and M.N. Dinesh. GRIDTECH 2011 Conference.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 181 Appendix – 8 Sundararajan & Harish CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS S. SUNDARARAJAN, M.Com. FCA, AICWA S. HARISH BABU, B.Sc., FCA. S. ASWIN, B.Com, FCA, DlSA (ICA) S. SANTHOSH, B.Com, FCA, DISA (ICA) Auditors’ Report To The Governing Council 1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Central Power Research Institute ("The Institute") as at March 31, 2011, the Income & Expenditure Account for the year ended on that date and also the Receipts & Payments statement of the Institute for the year annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Institute's Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. 2. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in India. These Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. 3. Further, subject to our comments in the Annexure, we report that: a. We have obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit; b. In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Institute, so far as appears from our examination of those books and proper returns adequate for the purposes of our audit have been received from the branches not visited by us; c. The Balance Sheet, Income & Expenditure Account and Receipts & Payments statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of accounts and returns from the branches; . 4. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us and subject to our comments in the annexure to this report, the said accounts together with the notes thereon give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:0. a. in case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Institute as at March 31,2011; b. in case of the Income & Expenditure Account, of the excess of income over expenditure of the Institute for the year ended on that date; and c. in the case of the Receipts & Payments statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date . For Sundararajan & Harish Chartered Accountants (Santhosh.S) Partner Place: Bangalore Membership No: 212254 Date: 02.07.2011 FRN – 004218S ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No: 13/2, 4th Cross, Nagappa Street, Palace Nagar, Bangalore-560 003 Telephone 080-23446761/62 Fax: 080-23567104. Email: admin@sandh.in
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 182 Central Power Research Institute Annexure to the Auditors’ Report Re: Central Power Research Institute (Referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date) 1. The estimated liability for gratuity, pension and leave encashment, as per the actuarial valuation as on March 31st , 2009 is ` 269.78 Crores. The value of these funds created by the Institute as on March 31st, 2011 is` 171.05 Crores. As explained to us there has been considerable increase in the valuation due to pay revision, the balance of` 98.73 Crores will be provided based on availability of surplus. 2. Refer Note no.4 of Schedule 18 relating to provision of Income Tax, where in the Institute has not provided towards these taxes. The effect of non-provision cannot be determined as assessments or under progress. For Sundararajan & Harish Chartered Accountants (Santhosh.S) Partner Place: Bangalore Membership No: 212254 Date: 02.07.2011 FRN – 004218S
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 183 Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) Capital Fund and Liabilities Schedule Current Year Previous Year Capital Reserve representing Assets acquired from Grant-in-Aid from Government of India and others 1 573,03,35,969 532,18,83,822 Reserves and Surplus 2 21,85,31,060 22,07,78,549 Earmarked and Endowment Funds 3 196,99,76,077 134,25,42,887 Grants from Government of India 4 85,21,48,882 64,71,96,368 Unsecured Loans and Borrowings 5 76,00,000 Current Liabilities and Provisions 6 40,87,32,394 43,12,85,967 TOTAL 917,97,24,382 797,12,87,593 Assets Gross Fixed Assets 7 567,52,80,596 532,31,74,617 Less: Depreciation provided 43,87,92,676 22,05,75,232 Net Fixed Assets 523,64,87,920 510,25,99,385 Investments from Earmarked and Endowment Funds 8 137,99,76,077 117,75,42,887 Current Assets, Loans and Advances 9 256,32,60,385 169,11,45,321 TOTAL 917,97,24,382 797,12,87,593 Notes on Accounts and Contingent Liability 17 Significant Accounting Policies 18 Schedules 1 to 9 and 17 & 18 form part of Balance Sheet As per our report of Even Date for Sundararajan and Harish Chartered Accountants Bangalore 02-07-2011 (N.R. Padmanabha) Chief Administrative Officer (In-charge Accounts) (N. Murugesan) Director General (S. Santosh) Partner Membership No. 212254 FRN- 004218S
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 184 Central Power Research Institute Income and Expenditure Account for the year ended 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) Schedules 10 to 16 and 17 & 18 form part of Income and Expenditure Account As per our report of Even Date for Sundararajan and Harish Chartered Accountants Bangalore 02-07-2011 (N.R. Padmanabha) Chief Administrative Officer (In-charge, Accounts) (N. Murugesan) Director General (S. Santosh) Partner Membership No. 212254 FRN- 004218S Income Schedule Current Year Previous Year Income from Test Fee & Consultancy 10 129,27,02,885 91,10,54,579 Fees 11 2,59,54,387 45,70,408 Interest Earned 12 6,84,20,966 3,93,11,339 Other Income 13 1,00,28,494 50,78,508 TOTAL (A) 139,71,06,732 96,00,14,834 Expenditure Establishment Expenses 14 94,77,90,254 55,72,76,987 Other Administrative Expenses 15 22,76,24,446 19,64,70,992 Depreciation 16 22,01,89,201 20,49,22,761 TOTAL (B) 139,56,03,901 95,86,70,740 Balance being excess of Income over Expenditure (A-B) 15,02,831 13,44,094 Balance being surplus carried to General Reserve 15,02,831 13,44,094 Notes on Accounts & Contingent Liability 17 Significant Accounting Policies 18
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 185 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 1 Current Year Previous Year Capital reserve representing assets acquired from Grant-In-Aid from Govt. Of India and others a. Under Plan Capital (Grant) 487,01,35,033 453,00,30,888 Addition during the year 36,91,51,017 35,60,22,377 Less: Accreditation Expenses 38,66,562 523,54,19,488 1,59,18,232 487,01,35,033 b. Under R&D Plan 19,40,44,081 18,65,71,772 Addition during the year 1,18,44,848 20,58,88,929 74,72,309 19,40,44,081 c. Under Non-Plan 7,31,98,304 7,30,29,904 Addition during the year 2,05,483 7,34,03,787 1,68,400 7,31,98,304 d. Assets Acquired out of General Reserve 5,55,97,539 5,55,97,539 Addition during the year 24,48,355 5,80,45,894 5,55,97,539 e. Assets Acquired out of Sponsored Schemes 8,12,27,948 7,88,30,098 Addition during the year 2,01,85,286 10,14,13,234 23,97,850 8,12,27,948 f. Assets Acquired out of RSoP & NPP Management Fund 13,29,090 12,32,761
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 186 Central Power Research Institute SCHEDULE - 1 Current Year Previous Year Addition during the year - 13,29,090 96,329 13,29,090 g. Capitalization of Assets acquired out of loan 4,19,00,000 3,39,00,000 Addition during the year 76,00,000 4,95,00,000 80,00,000 4,19,00,000 h. Surplus on sale of Asset 44,51,827 44,51,827 Addition during the year 8,83,720 53,35,547 44,51,827 TOTAL 573,03,35,969 532,18,83,822 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 187 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 2 Current Year Previous Year Reserves and Surplus A. General Reserve As per last Account 13,87,61,530 14,55,85,836 Add: Surplus during the year 15,02,831 13,44,094 Less: Assets directly acquired out of General Reserve 24,48,355 Less: Assets acquired transferred to Capital Reserve 2,05,483 1,68,400 Less: ICICI Loan Repayment 76,00,000 80,00,000 Net Balance I 13,00,10,523 13,87,61,530 B. Maintenance, Renewal and Obsolescence Reserve Opening Balance 8,20,17,019 8,84,40,019 Add: Interest earned and accrued during the year 65,03,518 64,60,793 Less: Utilization during the year - 1,28,83,793 Net Balance II 8,85,20,537 8,20,17,019 TOTAL 21,85,31,060 22,07,78,549 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 188 Central Power Research Institute Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 3 Current Year Previous Year EARMARKED AND ENDOWMENT FUNDS A. Superannuation Fund Opening Balance 111,41,78,621 94,89,85,679 Add: Receipts from other organizations 2,49,664 1,92,942 Add: Contribution during the year 59,00,00,000 16,61,22,026 Add: Interest received and accrued 8,53,09,090 7,77,42,724 Less: Utilization for Pension payments 7,92,10,383 7,88,64,750 Sub Total 171,05,26,992 111,41,78,621 Add: Amounts payable from the Fund 5,71,207 4,74,064 Net Balance - I 171,10,98,199 111,46,52,685 B. Provident Fund Opening Balance 21,67,66,705 18,21,79,990 Add: Subscriptions and Repayments 5,58,06,534 6,80,33,541 Add: Interest credited to PF members 1,79,18,220 1,52,35,027 Less: Withdrawals 4,79,44,624 4,86,81,853 Sub Total 24,25,46,835 21,67,66,705 Opening Balance (Additional Interest) 58,50,732 48,14,387 Add: Additional Interest earned (Excess of Interest earned over interest credited to PF Accounts (` 1,96,44,443 – ` 1,79,18,220) 17,26,223 10,36,345 Total 75,76,955 58,50,732 Net Balance - II 25,01,23,790 22,26,17,437
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 189 SCHEDULE - 3 Current Year Previous Year C. New Pension Scheme Fund i. Opening Balance (Employees' Contribution) 23,55,337 12,59,937 Add: Subscriptions/Employee s' Contribution 14,69,682 10,95,400 Add: Interest on Employees' Contribution (cumulative) 5,53,648 2,81,046 ii. Opening Balance (Employer's Contribution) 23,55,336 12,59,936 Add: Employer's Contribution 14,66,437 10,95,400 Add: Interest on Employer's Contribution (cumulative) 5,53,648 2,81,046 Net Balance - III 87,54,088 52,72,765 TOTAL (I+II+III) 196,99,76,077 134,25,42,887 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 190 Central Power Research Institute Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 4 Current Year Previous Year GRANTS FROM GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND OTHERS A. Under Plan Capital Opening Balance 60,29,68,685 63,12,95,869 Add: Grant received during the year 58,39,99,000 34,39,36,000 Less: Grant utilized during the year 36,91,51,017 35,60,76,871 Less: Interest refunded to Govt. of India 1,61,86,313 Grant Balance 81,78,16,668 60,29,68,685 B. Under R&D Plan Opening Balance 2,39,61,573 2,73,41,447 Add: Grant received during the year 1,20,00,000 69,52,200 Less: Grant utilized during the year 1,70,37,176 1,03,32,074 Grant Balance 1,89,24,397 2,39,61,573 C. Under RSoP Scheme Opening Balance 4,45,110 64,43,924 Add: Grant received during the year 1,51,21,000 1,75,60,000 Less: Grant utilized during the year 1,38,55,793 2,35,58,814 Grant Balance 17,10,317 4,45,110 D. Under NPP Scheme i. Opening Balance 1,92,01,000 2,02,54,000 Add: Grant received during the year 39,80,000 4,65,51,800 Less: Grant utilized during the year 1,22,30,000 4,76,04,800 Grant Balance 1,09,51,000 1,92,01,000 ii. Opening Balance (Sponsored) 6,20,000 59,20,000
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 191 SCHEDULE - 4 Current Year Previous Year Add: Grants received from Sponsors 63,46,500 - Less: Grant utilized during the year 42,20,000 53,00,000 Grant Balance 27,46,500 6,20,000 TOTAL 85,21,48,882 64,71,96,368 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 5 Current Year Previous Year UNSECURED LOANS AND BORROWINGS UNSECURED LOANS LOAN FROM ICICI BANK LTD., Opening Balance 76,00,000 1,56,00,000 Less: Repayment of loan during the year 76,00,000 80,00,000 Loan Balance - 76,00,000 TOTAL - 76,00,000 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 192 Central Power Research Institute Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 6 Current Year Previous Year CURRENT LIABILITIES AND PROVISIONS A. CURRENT LIABILITIES 1. Sundry Creditors a. For Supplies and Services 62,94,667 1,03,05,401 b. For Expenses 1,46,70,132 1,23,04,136 c. For Salaries 2,83,86,637 2,77,46,885 d. For Others 3,98,77,634 8,92,29,070 4,30,05,057 9,33,61,479 2. Deposits Received 23,28,91,978 25,69,78,406 3. Statutory Liabilities 2,23,55,818 1,86,50,624 4. EMD, Security Deposits and others 4,86,32,565 3,84,83,117 5. Sponsored Scheme Deposits 1,56,22,963 2,38,12,341 TOTAL 40,87,32,394 43,12,85,967 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 193 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 194 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 8 Current Year Previous Year INVESTMENTS FROM EARMARKED/ENDOWMENT FUNDS A Super Annuation Fund Investment Account 1 In Government Securities 3,10,58,749 3,10,58,749 2 Bonds 78,10,00,000 27,10,00,000 3 Term Deposits with Banks & Financial Institutions 25,17,25,740 57,32,25,740 4 Interest Accrued on Superannuation Fund Investments 4,30,96,572 6,24,97,974 5 Receivables 53,81,976 51,60,722 6 Cash at Bank (S.B. Account No.10356553751) 88,35,162 67,09,500 Total – 1 112,10,98,199 94,96,52,685 B Provident Fund Investment Account 1 In Government Securities 54,34,189 54,34,189 2 Bonds 7,50,00,000 4,50,00,000 3 Term Deposits with Banks & Financial Institutions 13,65,00,000 14,75,00,000 4 Interest Accrued on Provident Fund Investments 2,36,44,337 1,62,85,231 5 Receivables 18,83,957 16,57,820 6 Cash at Bank (S.B. Account No.10356553740) 76,61,307 67,40,197 Total – 2 25,01,23,790 22,26,17,437 C New Pension Scheme Fund Investment Account 1 Cash at Bank (S.B. Account No.30019323462) 87,54,088 52,72,765 Total - 3 87,54,088 52,72,765 Total Investments (1+2+3) 137,99,76,077 117,75,42,887 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 195 Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 9 Current Year Previous Year CURRENT ASSETS, LOANS AND ADVANCES A CURRENT ASSETS: 1. Inventories: a. Stores and Spares 75,852 75,852 2. Sundry Debtors: a. Debts outstanding for a period exceeding six months 7,74,59,899 8,10,44,947 b. Debts outstanding for a period not exceeding six months 11,01,55,269 18,76,15,168 11,32,27,043 19,42,71,990 3. Cash balances in hand (including cheques/drafts and imprest) 1,95,178 2,45,138 4. Deposits and bank balances: a. Deposits with scheduled banks (includes margin money) 161,00,74,938 74,89,96,050 b. Savings accounts 53,61,12,144 55,24,83,063 c. Funds in transit 2,58,25,000 217,20,12,082 1,07,52,200 131,22,31,313 d. Deposits of maintenance, renewal and obsolescence reserve 8,40,00,000 7,05,00,000 e. Savings bank account of maintenance, renewal and obsolescence reserve 2,52,026 59,96,078 f. Accrued interest on MRO fund and TDS receivable 42,68,511 8,85,20,537 55,20,941 8,20,17,019 B Loans, Advances and other assets
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 196 Central Power Research Institute SCHEDULE - 9 Current Year Previous Year a. Deposits with government departments and others 2,39,96,373 1,95,35,311 b. Advances to employees 1,47,09,481 1,91,55,857 c. Prepaid expenses 13,20,584 10,68,522 d. Accrued interest 4,90,73,751 3,20,63,513 e. Claims receivable 2,07,13,532 2,69,92,474 f. Other advances 50,27,847 11,48,41,568 34,88,332 10,23,04,009 TOTAL 256,32,60,385 169,11,45,321 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011 Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 10 Current Year Previous Year INCOME FROM TEST FEE AND CONSULTANCY a. Test Fee 112,35,69,845 75,67,63,342 b. Consultancy Services Charges 16,91,33,040 15,42,91,237 TOTAL 129,27,02,885 91,10,54,579 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 197 Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 11 Current Year Previous Year FEES 1. Training Fee 1,33,81,197 45,06,264 2. Seminar Fee 1,25,73,190 64,144 TOTAL 2,59,54,387 45,70,408 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011 Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 12 Current Year Previous Year INTEREST EARNED 1. Interest earned on Investments from Banks and other Institutions 6,69,33,512 3,75,36,330 2. Interest on Loans and Advances to Employees 14,87,454 17,75,009 TOTAL 6,84,20,966 3,93,11,339 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 198 Central Power Research Institute Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 13 Current Year Previous Year OTHER INCOME 1. Fees for Miscellaneous Services a. Sale of publications 76,520 44,550 b. Library receipts 1,490 8,211 2. Miscellaneous Income a. Application fee on recruitment - 1,19,200 b. Private use of vehicles 10,579 11,564 c. Sale of tender forms 2,07,040 2,21,140 d. Rent receipts 36,35,849 20,82,480 e. Sale of scrap 4,461 2,42,567 f. Others 60,92,555 23,48,796 TOTAL 1,00,28,494 50,78,508 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 199 Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE -14 Current Year Previous Year ESTABLISHMENT EXPENSES a. Salaries and Wages including Bonus 32,82,60,696 36,22,64,471 b. Staff Welfare Expenses 1,87,25,050 1,65,74,922 c. Expenses on Employees’ Retirement and Terminal Benefits 59,06,07,450 16,64,37,880 d. Expenses on Medical Facilities 1,01,97,058 1,19,99,714 TOTAL 94,77,90,254 55,72,76,987 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 200 Central Power Research Institute Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 (Amount in ````) SCHEDULE - 15 Current Year Previous Year OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES a. Electricity and Power 4,88,37,044 4,72,53,491 b. Water Charges 4,82,340 7,35,752 c. Office Expenses 1,71,07,133 1,65,21,729 d. Repairs and Maintenance 10,98,75,842 10,47,92,970 e. Rent, Rates and Taxes 3,84,660 4,58,251 f. Vehicles Running and Maintenance Expenses 33,69,962 26,02,651 g. Postage, Telephone and Communication Charges 49,40,129 43,64,347 h. Printing and Stationary 28,15,169 14,62,995 i. Travelling and Conveyance Expenses 1,38,41,013 1,15,29,397 j. Expenses on Seminar and Workshops 46,16,170 5,17,645 k. Subscription Expenses 79,151 1,45,454 l. Expenses on Fees 78,181 1,25,453 m. Auditors Remuneration 1,25,000 1,25,000 n. Professional Charges 2,47,237 9,66,840 o. Library Expenses 15,08,445 14,18,682 p. Training Expenses 40,60,886 4,43,218 q. Publication Expenses 5,01,655 2,95,352 r. Advertisement and Publicity 3,87,386 10,76,786 s. Golden Jubilee celebration expenses 1,43,67,043 16,34,979 TOTAL 22,76,24,446 19,64,70,992 Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 201 Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 SCHEDULE – 16 DEPRECIATION (Amount in ````) Place: Bangalore Date: 02-07-2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 202 Central Power Research Institute Schedule 17 Significant Accounting Policies attached to and forming part of Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2011. Background: The Institute, an autonomous body under Govt. of India, Ministry of Power, incorporated through a resolution vide No.33 (14)/74-Policy: dated 21st October, 1974, is totally focused on power research. The institute has been recognized by the Ministry of Science & Technology as an S&T Institution. The institute has been further recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization by the Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology vide their letter No. 11/68/88-TU-V, dated 26/08/2008 and valid up to 31st March, 2011. The institute as a legal entity is registered with the Registrar of Societies. The basic objectives of the Institute is to serve as a national testing and certification authority and act as an apex body for initiating and coordinating research and development in the field of electric power. The Government of India is supporting the activities through grants. Additionally, the institute generates revenue for regular maintenance through test fees and professional services rendered to Government Organizations/Electricity Boards/Commercial Organizations etc. 1. Method of Accounting The financial statements have been prepared to comply with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention on an accrual basis. The accounting policies have been consistently applied by the Institute and, except for the changes in accounting policy discussed more fully below, are consistent with those used in the previous year. 2. Fixed Assets Fixed assets are stated at cost. The cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use. The financing costs relating to the acquisition of fixed assets are also included, to the extent they relate to the period till such assets are ready to be put to use. Fixed assets acquired under the capital projects, R and D plan, sponsored schemes and loans are stated at their original cost of acquisition. The funds provided for acquisition of these Fixed Assets under Grant-in-Aid from the Government of India/other agencies are reflected as Capital Reserve. Non-plan expenditure on Fixed Assets is capitalized at `1-00 per asset and the balance amount is charged to the income and expenditure account. The Institute is a non-profit organization and therefore, depreciation on assets capitalized was not provided in the accounts up to 2006-07. However, as per the decision of the Governing Council (GC), the depreciation was provided on the new schemes from 2007-08 as per the rates provided in the Income Tax Rules, 1962 on written down value basis. Further, the GC in its meeting held on 16th Nov 2009, instructed the Institute to provide depreciation from the financial year 2009-10 on all assets and the Government of India, vide No.4/11/2009-T&R dated 30-03- 2010, directed to provide depreciation every year by a charge to the I&E A/c on the straight-line method basis. Accordingly, the depreciation has been provided from 2009-10 on the straight-line method as per the rates determined by the Management (based on the useful life of the assets) on all the assets and the total depreciationnot provided for up to 31st March 2011 is of the order of `245,28,40,302-00. The capital work-in-progress includes expenditure on civil works of projects, which have not been completed as at the end of the year.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 203 3. Investments Investments are shown at cost. 4. Inventories Inventories of stores and spares are shown at cost and the cost includes expenses incurred for procuring the same wherever directly attributable. 5. Research and Development The revenue expenditure on research and development is charged against the receipt of research grants. The capital expenditure on research and development is treated in the same manner as expenditure on other fixed assets. 6. Foreign Currency Transactions Transactions in foreign currencies are recorded at a notional rate of exchange. The realized gains and losses on the foreign currency transactions are affected in the income and expenditure account. The balances are recast at the end of the year based on the rate prevailing as on 31st March. 7. Revenue Recognition The revenue in respect of test fees and consultancy charges are accounted on completion of the work/report. The interest income on deposits relating to CPRI with banks is recognized on time- proportionate basis. 8. Retirement Benefits0. The liability towards retirement benefits like pension, gratuity and leave encashment are ascertained on the basis of actuarial valuation and provided in the books of account. As per our report of even date For SUNDARARAJAN and HARISH Chartered Accountants (N.R. Padmanabha) Chief Administrative Officer (In-charge, Accounts) (N. Murugesan) Director General (S. Santosh) Partner Membership No. 212254 FRN- 004218S Place: Bangalore Date: 2nd July, 2011
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 204 Central Power Research Institute Schedule 18 Notes on Accounts & Contingent Liability attached to and forming part of the accounts for the year ended 31st March 2011. 1. Fixed Assets and Depreciation Up to 2002-03, the institute capitalized all the costs relating to the acquisition and installation of all fixed assets. From the year 2002-03 onwards, the institute has changed its policy for accounting capital assets as under: All assets acquired under the capital projects, R&D plan, sponsored schemes and RSOP schemes are capitalized with all costs relating to their acquisition. All assets acquired-out of Non-plan (Revenue) expenditure of the institute are charged off to the income and expenditure account during the year. The value of such assets is `114.22 lakhs for 2010-11 (`143.07 lakhs for the previous year). The Total value of assets charged off from 2002-03 till now is `1051.48 lakhs. The institute is maintaining a fund, “Maintenance, Repairs and Obsolescence – Fund”, by charging certain amount to the income and expenditure account. The Institute is utilizing this fund towards revenue and certain capital expenses. As the charge is already provided to the income and expenditure account, depreciation is not provided on such assets acquired out of this fund. The value of such assets is `NIL’ for 2010-11 (`123.31 lakhs for the previous year) and `540.05 lakhs up to 2010-11. 2. Government Grant Grants received from the Government of India and other organizations towards specific projects are shown as capital/sponsored grants. The Institute confirms compliance of all the conditions of the grants. The institute consistently has followed the procedure of showing the assets procured from such grants under the Fixed Assets. 3. Retirement Benefits The liability on account of pension, gratuity, etc. was evaluated as on 31st January, 2009 through the actuarial evaluators, M/s. Hewitt Associates (India) Pvt. Ltd., and the liability has been estimated at `26,978.63 lakhs. The governing council, at its meeting held on 17th October, 2007, directed for meeting the liability from internal resources/charging to Income & Expenditure account. Accordingly, a sum of`5900.00 lakhs has been charged to I& E account during the current year. The institute is notified by the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue vide a Notification No.178/2007 (F.No.203/38/2006/ITA- II), dated 24.5.2007, in the category of other institution partly engaged in research activities for the purpose of Clause (ii) of Sub Section (1) of section 35 of the Income Tax Act 1961 read with rules 5C & 5D of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 effective from 01.04.2005. The Income of the Institute was being exempted from Income Tax under section 10(21) of the IT Act 1961 up to the Assessment year 2005-06. However, the Income Tax Department has re-opened the assessments for the assessment years from 2001-02 to 2006-07 (financial years 2000-01 to 2005-06) under section 143 & Sec 263 on the grounds that the exemption under Sec.10 (21) is available to a scientific research association recognized as such under section 35(1) (ii) of the IT Act and not to “Institution”/“other institution”. A demand was also made on the Institute for the Assessment Year 2005-06 for payment of Income Tax of `93.47 lakhs. Since the Institute appealed before the 4.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 Central Power Research Institute 205 Commissioner of Income tax (Appeals) (CIT-A) against the impugned order, the IT Dept. insisted on payment of 50%, pending the disposal of the appeal. And the payment of `46.73 lakhs being 50% was effected under protest by payment of `23.68 lakhs, since the IT Dept. itself adjusted the TDS refund for the financial year 2005-06 amounting to `23.05 lakhs, as per letter dated 19th March, 2008. The appeal before CIT-A was decided in favor of the institute and the department filed an appeal in the tribunal against the orders of CIT-A. The appeal was dismissed by the Honorable IT tribunal on the grounds of non-obtaining of the clearance of the Committee on Disputes (COD), subject to approaching the tribunal whenever the same is obtained. Similarly, in respect of assessment years 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2006- 07, the department had served the demand notices for payment of `2100.29 lakhs, including interest of `1412.27 lakhs, up to the date of issue of the notices viz., 12th December, 2008. In respect of these demands also, the Institute filed an appeal and obtained favourable orders from the CIT-A and the department had also refunded, during 2009-10, `One Crore paid as deposit on insistence against the pending demands. The department subsequently filed an appeal in the tribunal, which was also dismissed by the honorable Tribunal on similar grounds of non-obtaining of COD clearance. Further, an assessment has been made for the Assessment Year 2004-05, wherein full exemption has been given to the income of the Institute. For the Assessment Year 2007-08, the assessing officer has passed the assessment order giving full exemption. However, the Director I.T (Exemptions) has passed an order for fresh assessment vide order dated 28th February, 2011. For the assessment year 2008-09, the assessing officer has passed an order exempting the income of the institute vide assessment order dated 30th November, 2010. Contingent Liabilities a. On account of letter of credit opened and remaining to be honoured – NIL (excepting Letter of credits with 100% margin) (NIL for 2009-10). b. Estimated amount of liability on account of capital contracts – `3834.16 lakhs (`3954.17 lakhs for 2009-10). c. Claims not acknowledged as debts by the Institute – NIL d. Bank Guarantees furnished to various clients by the Institute is of the value of `202.96 lakhs for 2010-11(`120.08 lakhs for 2009-10). e. There is a dispute between the Institute and M/s. A.S. Iyer& Co., Nagpur regarding the construction of quarters at CPRI, Nagpur. As per the arbitration award made by the Arbitrator, CPRI is liable to pay `17.80 lakhs to M/s. A. S.Iyer& Co., Nagpur along with Interest of 18% p.a. to the point of judgment, which works out to `40.25 lakhs. The Institute filed an appeal before the High Court of Karnataka, who have granted an interim order staying the execution of the decree passed against CPRI, subject to CPRI depositing `20.00 lakhs in the court. Accordingly, deposit was made in the High Court of Karnataka during 2004-05. The High Court set aside the entire order of the Arbitration except to the extent of `1,17,398-00 and ordered for the payment of escalation cost to be decided in a new arbitration. Accordingly, in the new arbitration, the escalation cost payable has been agreed to at `6,34,124-00 by both parties. However, the issue of interest on escalation and the deposit is still to be decided in the arbitration. As the matter is still sub judice, no accounting entries are affected. The institute has a system of internal audit conducted by a firm of Chartered Accountants. The grant balances shown at schedule–4 are exclusive of margin money deposits for LC establishment towards the import of equipment. The margin money deposits as on 31st March, 2011 are `4332.79 lakhs (`2474.11 lakhs as on 31st March, 2010). 5. 6. 7.
  • Annual Report, 2010-11 206 Central Power Research Institute Figures for the previous year have been regrouped wherever necessary to conform to the presentation of the current year. As per our report of even date For SUNDARARAJAN and HARISH Chartered Accountants (N.R. Padmanabha) Chief Administrative Officer (In-charge, Accounts) (N. Murugesan) Director General (S. Santosh) Partner Membership No. 212254 FRN- 004218S Place: Bangalore Date: 2nd July, 2011 8.