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Battery Technologies for electric vehicles

BY D GEETHALAKSHMI Globally transportation sector is passing through a paradigm shift from conventional internal combustion engine vehicle to electric vehicles. Electro mobility has gained global attention in the light of fast depletion of fossil fuels and impact of transportation on environment due to increased GHG emission. In a Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), battery is […]

Engineering of Entrance Glass Canopy

Author – Kapil Chaudhari & Facilitator – Satish Diwakar Introduction TCE has provided “Concept to Commissioning”, including detail engineering services of all disciplines to one of the most prestigious hospital projects. TCE has designed and erected three structural canopies for this Hospital and the largest one spanning 20m x 15m in plan (Ref Fig-1). There […]


By D Geethalakshmi Microgrid is an emerging concept, which has gained significant attention and popularity in the power industry owing to its contribution to improvements in efficiency, reliability, resilience and independence over the traditional utility grid. A Microgrid is a much smaller version of the centralized utility grid comprising group of interconnected loads, distributed energy […]

Restoration of 95 years old Bar Yard Building

By Tapas Panja, Asstt. General Manager, Sanjoy Chowdhury, Sr. General Manager The Bar Yard building is a structural steel framework with crane girders and was constructed during 1925 – 1935. The health of the foundation and superstructure was observed to be in poor condition. Detail inspection revealed significant corrosion, misalignment of column & crane, damage […]

Smart Grid in Smart Cities

BY D Geethalakshmi A smart city is defined as a city equipped with intelligent infrastructure which provides improved quality of life with sustainable environment through smart built solutions. Smart cities demand for a reliable, energy efficient and quality power and thus smart grid becomes imperative. The smart grid technologies which are deployed in smart cites […]

Operator Training for the Power Industry

-by Veena Ravishankar & Lakshmana Rao For any business, an effective employee training and qualification program is worth the investment, the power industry is no exception to this. Power industry managers always ensure that they have well trained operators for safe operation of the power plants. Operator training promotes job satisfaction and improves safety and […]

Innovative Design of Floating Solar (PV) Plant

-by Lakshmana Rao For sustainable growth, power generation from renewable energy is considered as one of the best options throughout the world. Of the renewables energy sources, solar and wind are considered as feasible options to meet the major portion of the future power demand. Government of India (GoI) have undertaken an ambitious plan of […]

Analysis of control system architecture

-By C SAILAJA & DIPANJALI C The best design of the control system architecture for a plant is the one where the failure of any component/subsystem does not affect the plant safety. Here, we will discuss the control system of a plant having a truly distributed architecture, handling a total of about 35000 I/O’s covering […]

Jet Pathway: Production of low-carbon Jet fuel from alcohol

-by-    Dr. S. Sakthivel Introduction Ethanol is an alcohol which can be produced either by petrochemical method though the hydration of ethylene or through biological processes like the fermentation of sugarcane, molasses, starch, wheat, corn etc. The biological process is considered to be world’s first sustainable biofuels, accounts for approximately 95 % of the ethanol […]

Value Addition In Land Development Planning

By- Narendra Mokashi, Rahul Tingre, Uday Mahadik & Vijay Barve Abstract – TCE in the role of Design engineering Consultant, Owner’s engineer or Project management consultant has done significant value additions during concept designs and specifications for Land Development Work. The development levels for the plant buildings are decided after a thorough study and with […]