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Steam Audit: A case study

By Bharat Yadav Energy cost is one of the significant contributors of production cost for most of the Industries. Hence, reduction in energy consumption electrical, thermal or in any other form always helps in business sustenance and growth. Moreover, as most of the energy is derived from fossil fuels, any reduction in energy consumption would also […]

Enter the future: Robotic gallery, Science city, Ahmedabad

Akshay Aggarwal The prestigious Robotic gallery is an iconic project, first ever of its kind in India. A world class facility to educate the people in the field of robotics and provide the young brains a platform to showcase their innovations. Built by the Gujarat Council of Science City, Department of Science and Technology, the […]

Dynamic Study of Integrated Steam Systems in a Large Process Plant

Dynamic Study of Integrated Steam Systems in a Large Process Plant By R Somasundaram Combined heat and power plant which is generally referred as cogeneration-plant produce both power and steam is installed to meet process plant requirements. Any change of   demand in either power or steam would affect the other. In progressive process plants interconnection […]

Drive Selection For Boiler Feed Pumps

by Sarath Chandra Allu Coal fired utility power generation plants are primarily designed as base load units in India. In order to meet the load demand of future industrial growth large capacity power plants with super / ultrasuper critical technology are envisaged which offers higher efficiencies with lower emissions. In a power plant, Boiler Feed […]

Designing Blast Furnace Four Poster Structure – A Leap Forward by TCE

by Sanjoy Chowdhury, Sr General Manager TCE has developed the skill and capability of designing the massive Four poster structure for Blast furnace capacity of about 4500 m3. Design of Four poster structure hitherto a domain of the Blast furnace suppliers could successfully be accomplished and executed by TCE for multiple projects. TCE not only […]


Industrial process plants handling hydrocarbons and other fuels have experienced accidental explosions. Care is taken to minimize explosions in the plant design, however when such incidents occur; the consequences can be very severe involving loss of life, financial losses and effecting public safety. When a building in the plant is not located far enough from […]

Integration of renewable sources of electrical power with grid

By  S Jagadish, Priyanka P. Swain & S V S Prasad   The huge, ever growing demand for electrical energy has hitherto been primarily met through the combustion of fossil fuels, and conversion of heat liberated therefrom. The relentless exploitation of these non-renewable resources has raised questions regarding emission of greenhouse gases, particulate pollution, and […]

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) as a reliable tool for sustained operations

by Veena Ravishankar In today’s world, ensuring plant reliability & availability is the key to sustain industries. Good news is, informed plant owners / O&M contractors are therefore today commissioning FMEA based Single Point of Failure (SPoF) or gap analysis before they take over. FMEA is a systematic method for evaluating a process to identify […]


By: Suparna Ghosh, Suman Sen, Manos De Introduction Plant structures are designed and constructed to resist loads envisaged to be carried based on its function and local environmental conditions. Additional requirement for the desired durability of the various structural elements are determined based on the operating conditions like exposure to high temperatures, steam, chemical fumes, […]


Introduction   Handling and management of tailings from a process plant is always a tricky and sometimes neglected part of engineering and operation. The tailings in mineral and ore processing plants contain some quantity of useful minerals which can be recovered for use and in case of disposal of tailings containing waste products, prevention of spread […]