Monthly Archive: October 2016


Application of Novak’s Method for Design of Low Frequency Rotating Equipment Foundation Block on Driven Cast In Situ RCC Piles in Weak Soil

Numbers of rotating machines having wide range of frequencies operate in a thermal power plant. These machines except the Turbo-Generator are mounted on reinforced concrete block foundations. Induced Draft (ID) Fan is a rotating...


Valve Automation with Digital Technology

Valves commonly used in process industry are either pneumatically operated or electrically operated depending on the availability of instrument air/power at that location and its application. The control and monitoring of the valves shall...


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

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...