Expert Lectures conducted by Electrical Engineering Department

Electrical Engineering Department of PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh observed Industry-Institute-Interaction week during September 25-29, 2017, which concluded on 29.9.2017. Expert lectures were delivered by the eminent experts invited from reputed Industries and Academic Institutes  and Utilities.

On 25.9.2017, Ms. Poonam Chum, Chief Manager, IT from NFL Noida explained various electrical control systems   employed at NFL plants. She also apprised students of various energy saving schemes and distributed control system being used at different plants of NFL. She also talked about opportunities of internship and Recruitment of undergraduate students at NFL.

Mr. Anubhav Sabharwal, General Manager, ITBU, Schneider Electric India, Gurgaon shared his expertise  on Data Center, UPS and Power solutions on 26.9.2017. This session not only enabled students to learn and gain unparalleled knowledge  of servors ,storage ,networking and communication equipments but also acquainted them with a plethora of opportunities available in managing IT infrastructure. Dr Y.R Sood Director, NIT Puducherry, discussed the renewable energy scenario in India and guided students in writing quality research papers and reports.

Mr. Anish Kumar Executive Engineer from DHBVN Hisar delivered a lecture on “ Power purchase through open access” for the students on 27th September, 2017.He apprised the students that since 2005, Indian govt. allowed consumers to purchase power through open access, which means that consumers can buy power from Govt. or private players. He told about special Energy Meters(SEMs) for power purchase through open access and how bids are placed for consumption  divided into 15 min slots. When buying power from open access, consumers have to pay extra charges like Cross subsidy charge and additional surcharges which maybe upto 3Rs/unit.By giving simple examples Mr Anish explained how bids are submitted and payments made a day before and agreed upon a common point.

On 28.9.2017 Mr. Vikas Mahajan Chief Manager, NJHPS (Naptha Jhakri Hydro Power Station) delievered the lecture on “Operation and maintenance of hydro power plants”. Naptha Jhakri Dam is the largest hydro power station and it has capacity of 1500MW and it is a run off river hydro plant.  The height of dam is 62.5 m and length is 185.45 m.Videos of Francis turbine and  its various components like runner and wicket gates were shown. Mr Vikas also told about DGA (Dissolved Gas Analysis) in which the type of fault occurred in the transformer by quantitative analysis of levels of different gases like hydrogen, methane, ethene, ethane, ethyne and carbon monoxide is determined. Surge shaft and partial discharge test and Water flows into surge shaft in case any main valve of any turbine has to be closed and prevent excess pressure in the main water tunnel (pen stock) were explained in detail.

MR G.K.Chutani XEN,PSPCL and Mr Assem Handa from Jallandher, enlightened students about SCADA as applicable to power systems in the afternoon session of 28.9.2017. They explained how information received from remote stations are used for monitoring power system operations. Various communication links and hardware used for SCADA were also explained.

As a part of the Industrial Lectures organised by the Electrical Engineering Department of PEC, Mr. Mohit Rawat , Development Engineer from BEL, Panchkula delivered a lecture on “Component selection for Projects”for the students on 29th September, 2017.His talk aimed at bringing out the engineer from within the students. He talked about how to choose electronic components for a particular project and the specifications needed to purchase the same. Various devices like zener diodes, integrated chips with DIPs and SIPs and buck and boost converters were discussed. It was indeed, quite an informative discussion as Mr. Mohit Rawat helped students apply the theoretical concepts to practical applications.

The students appreciated the lectures delivered by the experts from industries and organizations and interacted with them. All the lectures were highly enlightening and opened up a treasure trove of knowledge for the students of the Electrical Engineering department in the field of. The department looks forward to organising such lectures in future to encourage the students and keep their interests alive.

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