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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 […]

Enhancing Storage Capacity of A Chemical Terminal

BY SHIREESH SWAMI In one of the green field chemical marketing terminal located in Middle East, 29 chemical storage tanks were proposed to be installed in a very compact plot area. The client wanted to increase the terminal capacity to the extent possible in the given plot. It was neither possible to add more tanks […]

Advanced Seismic Analysis For Nuclear Power Plant Structures Using Inelastic Design Response Spectrum.

Inelastic Design spectra analysis is an approach to optimize the design of a non-safety related structure located next to safety related structure. TCE used this approach to qualify non-safety related structures in nuclear power plant projects to ensure that these structure do not collapse on nearby safety related structure under the occurrence of extreme earthquake […]

Brief aspects on different mercury monitoring techniques

The recent revision in environmental norms issued by MOEF made it mandatory for thermal power plants and process industries to measure mercury emission in air .Hence it is impervitive that proper understanding of mercury measurements technology and its availability in market is essential for the implementation of mercury measurement mechanism in plant This paper makes […]

Power Generation Facilities for a Remote Island

by  J.N. Ramprasad & Lakshmana Rao Providing reliable power to a remote Island in the midst of ocean is always a challenge because of its geographical location. The challenge becomes manifold if the island is a tourist paradise that demands pollution free, stable and reliable power supply all through the year without compromising on natural […]