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Small-scale coal-to-chemicals can revitalize India’s petrochemicals industry, economy-Part 1 & 2

By Mr. Mahesh Marve, Dr. S. Sakthivel, Dr. P.V. Paluskar  Generally, petrochemical products, especially polymers are derived from natural gas or crude oil (e.g. naphtha) as feedstock. The basic raw material for polymers, i.e. monomer is derived mostly from gas or liquid crackers. The cracker complexes are of large size, enormous complexity, high capital investment, and […]

Failures in Steel Structures : A Collection of Case Studies

By Surovi Ganguly Structural steel is a very versatile material and a very common material of construction in the industrial world. Structural steel has high initial cost than RCC and is used as the material of construction because of its  STRENGTH EASE AND SPEED OF CONSTRUCTION EASY CONNECTION OF SERVICES AT A LATER DATE In […]

Fire hazards and overheating caused by shading faults on photo voltaic solar panel

By Dr. S. Sakthivel, Technology Group, TATA Consulting Engineers Limited, Mumbai, India Hot-spot is a phenomenon that is known to occur in photovoltaic (PV) cell under fault conditions such as partial shading, material imperfection, fabrication flaws or damages to the PV cell itself. This study focuses on partial shading, which is a specific fault condition […]

Modularization of Chemical Plants: An Overview

By S N Diwakar, Prashant Yede & Sagat Kathav The discussion in this paper outlines modularization approach for standard chemical plants. Each aspect is elaborated in general starting from conceptualization to implementation including transportation. These aspects are applicable to any plants (chemical or industrial) with standard parameters Download PDF

Role of Modern Fuel Gas Analyser in a Thermal Power Plant

By Sugata Bandyopadhyay, TCE The concern for Global Warming and Climate change has already made a social impact on the planet earth and corporate strategy on mitigating plan needs to be adopted to restore ecological balance. While any economic growth is associated with Industrial developments, which will trigger a new concern to the environment, innovative adoption […]

Pinch Analysis for the Application in Steel Plants

By Nitin Gupta & T. K. Pal, TCE The term ‘Pinch Technology’ is a new set of thermodynamically based methods that guarantee the design of heat exchanging networks with minimum energy levels. The equations are primarily based on the First Law and the direction of heat flow is determined by the Second Law of Thermodynamics. […]

TCE’s Executive Director & COO talks about emerging trends in engineering.

Creating a better tomorrow with digital engineering Creating a better tomorrow is all about working closely with our clients, industry visionaries, policy makers, public and financial institutions.  It is about leveraging our past experiences, our partnerships and our key assets,  our employees, in the best possible manner. However to be able to do this, one […]

Green rating of heritage buildings

The world is replete with relics of the past. These stand testimony to the engineering ingenuity of architects of yore. However, in a modern world, the importance of a sustainable future requires a revisit to the past. Some of the ancient heritage buildings and mansions are still thriving today as offices, hotels museums, etc. Is […]

Safety of equipment and people and the design of earth fault protection scheme

Safety and the design of earth fault protection scheme Designing the Insulation of electrical equipment protection schemes and ensuring safety of personnel& equipment is dependent on the type neutral grounding in electrical power systems. Appropriate earth fault protection schemes that is best suited for the earth fault current, which depends on the type of neutral […]

Power Plant Electrical Schemes – Station Transformer or Generator Circuit Breaker

Engineering the best electrical auxiliary power scheme for power plants is an area requiring critical evaluation. The choice between Station Transformer Scheme and Generator Circuit Breaker (GCB) Scheme may be decided upon, through a cost benefit analysis based on the prevailing constraints and plant requirements. It is prudent to decide on the scheme with  either […]