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Annual Report 2014-15

central power
research institute

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Central Power
Research Institute

Annual Report
2014-15

Central Power Research Institute


P.B. No. 8066
Prof. Sir C. V. Raman Road
Bangalore-560 080, India
Tel: +91 80 2360 2829 / 2360 1755
Fax: 91 80 2360 1213 / 2360 2277
Website: www.cpri.in
FOREWORD
The performance of the Institute for the year Additional Generators for HPL, Bangalore (2500
2014-15 was gratifying in terms of sanction of MVA to 7500 MVA) `509.00 Cr.
substantial Grant-in-aid under 12th Five Year Plan, On-line short circuit test facility at UHVRL-CPRI,
achievement against the targets, establishment Hyderabad `120.00 Cr.
of few important facilities, special tests carried
Modern Tower Testing Facility (upto 1200 kV
out, services offered to Indian and Foreign clients,
rating towers) at UHVRL-CPRI, Hyderabad -
relations with stake holders, landmark events etc.
`90.00 Cr.
During the year, CPRI organized a number of Establishment of Regional Testing Laboratory at
International Conferences/Workshops. The details Nashik `115.00 cr.
of the same are given below: Relocation of TRC-CPRI, Nagpur - `48.00 Cr.
CPRI organized an International Workshop on Temperature rise test (40 kA) facility at High
Influence of Electrical Steels on the quality and Power Laboratory-CPRI, Bangalore - `15.00 Cr.
Service Life of Transformers at CBI & P, New Delhi, Enhancement of oil test facilities & Energy meter
on 25th April 2014. test facilities - `22.10 Cr.
International Conference on Recent Trends and Smart Grid and Phasor Measurement Unit
Technological Advancement in LED Lighting Laboratory - `17.70 Cr.
Systems, on 4th & 5th December 2014, was also Inverter and Photovoltaic module testing
organized by CPRI, at Bangalore. laboratory - `28.00 Cr.
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal organized an International Enhanced Non-Destructive Test facilities - `8.00 Cr.
Conference on Innovation and Best Practices in
Transformer Design, Testing and Maintenance, During the current year, the following test facilities
at New Delhi, on 12th & 13th December 2014. have been operationalized and have enhanced
capabilities of CPRI test facilities:
Two day International Conference on
High Voltage Engineering & Technology HVDC test facility at UHVRL-CPRI, Hyderabad.
(ICHVET-2015) was organized by CPRI, Hyderabad EHV laboratory at STDS-CPRI, Bhopal.
unit at Hyderabad, on 29th & 30th January 2015. Facility for testing of Induction Lamps.
CPRI organized a Two Day International
The performance of the Institute with regard to
Conference on Power Cables-CABLETECH 2015,
set parameters have been exemplary. The total
at CPRI, Bangalore, on 26th & 27th February 2015.
receipts increased to `167.27 crores compared to
CPRI has been fortunate to get 12th the last years figure of `159.97 crores achieved.
Five Year Plan funding to the extent of The officers of CPRI have published/presented a
`1182.00 crores for the four major projects during total of 294 technical papers including 124 papers
12th Plan. These projects would be implemented in in the International Conferences & Journals.
the coming 2-4 years and will pay way for upgrading Events numbering 124 organized by CPRI under
CPRI test facilities to the global level. CPRI will be Conferences/Seminars/Workshops will pave a long
geared up for rendering research and testing way in dissemination of research outcomes among
services in the next decade. Important facilities the scientific community. The research projects
proposed under these projects are: undertaken at the Institute have resulted in filing of
7 patents during the year.
CPRI in its endeavor to expand its activities more The participation of CPRI in the 40th Management
effectively, has entered into the following MoUs committee meeting of Short Circuit Test Liaison
during the year: and 11th Asian Meeting of Power Laboratories
were important professional events which
MoU with BBMB, Chandigarh for training their
would enhance Institutes contribution in the
engineers
international fora.
MoU with BESCOM for training their engineers
MoU between CPRI & PDTC (MPMKVVCL), Bhopal The Institute while rendering services to the
in respect of training program for the Engineers Industries & Utilities in the last several decades has
of MPMKVVCL at CPRI Bangalore, STDS-Bhopal & continued to interact with Industry association.
PDTC training centre at Bhopal Furthering this cause, CPRI had interactive meet
MoU with BSNL and CPWD for carrying out civil with IEEMA in the Sub area of Rotating Machines,
works for CPRI Instrument Transformers, Cables, Capacitors,
Conductors, Contract R&D etc. at CPRI, Bangalore.
In recognition of its contribution to the Power
Sector, CPRI has received two prestigious awards On the consultancy front, CPRI has been carrying out
from ENERTIA and CBIP as World Class National a large number of Third Party Protection Audits for
Institution in the Power Sector and Best Power BBMB, UPPTCL and PSTCL substations. The Institute
Research Institute respectively. is taking a lead in the Smart Grid area at the National
Level through Smart Grid Task Force & National
The Institute was awarded the prestigious Forum on Smart Grid and also doing a consultancy
Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Award-First for the project for TSSPDCL (Telangana Utility). In addition,
successful efforts in the area of progressive use pollution mapping with reference to transmission
and implementation of Hindi for the offices system in Eastern & Southern regions is in progress.
in C Region during the year 2012-13, by
Honorable President of India, during Hindi Divas CPRI aspires to be the best laboratory in the world
function organized at Rashtrapathi Bhavan, and this would happen with the active & continued
New Delhi, on 14th September 2014. Indira Gandhi support of Ministry of Power, Governing Council
Rajbhasha Award-Third for the outstanding and Employees of the Institute.
performance for offices in C Region during the
I look forward to continued good performance of
year 2013-14 was given by the Honorable President
CPRI during the coming years.
of India on 15th November 2014 at Plenary Hall,
Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

(Sudhakar R Bhat)
Director General
CONTENTS
Members of CPRI Governing Council as on 31st March 2015
Section-1: Organizational Set-up 1
CPRI - an overview
Objectives of CPRI
Management
Organizational Chart as on 31st March 2015
Central Research & Testing Laboratory (CRTL), Bangalore
Switchgear Testing & Development Station (STDS), Bhopal
Regional Testing Laboratory (RTL), NOIDA
Thermal Research Centre (TRC), Nagpur
Ultra High Voltage Research Laboratory (UHVRL), Hyderabad
Regional Testing Laboratory (RTL), Kolkata
Regional Testing Laboratory (RTL), Guwahati

Section-2: Research & Development 17


In-house Research Projects
Ongoing In-house Research Projects
Completed In-house Research Projects

Research Scheme on Power (RSoP) Projects


Ongoing RSoP Projects
Completed RSoP Projects

National Perspective Plan (NPP) Projects


On-going NPP Projects
Completed NPP Projects

Sponsored Projects

Information on Patents

Section-3: Evaluation & Certification 45


First-time Tests
New Test Facilities
Special Tests Conducted
Testing & Certification for Overseas Customers
Membership of CPRI Officers in International / National Committees

Section-4: Consultancy Activities 73


Special Consultancy Activities
Section-5: Promotional Activities 83
Important Conferences
Awards & Accolades
Important MoUs
Visits of Important Persons/ Foreign Delegations to CPRI

Section-6: Training Activities & Programmes 111


Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops/ Training Programmes organized by CPRI during 2014-15

Section-7: Capital Projects 125


Physical Progress of Capital Projects

Section-8: Administrative Matters 131


Governance
Institute Day Celebration
Activities Related to Women Employees
Vigilance Activities
Liaison Officer for SC / ST & PWD Welfare Activities
Deputation of CPRI Officers Overseas

Section-9: Finance & Accounts 139


Section-10: Activities in Official Language: Hindi 143
Awards
Seminars & Workshops
Hindi Month & Hindi Divas
Publications
Promotional Activities
Facilities Provided

Section-11: Appendices-1 to 9 151


Appendix - 1 [The Standing Committee as on 31st March 2015]
Appendix - 2 [The Committee on Research as on 31st March 2015]
Appendix - 3 [The Committee on Testing & Certification as on 31st March 2015]
Appendix - 4 [The RSoP Expert Committee as on 31st March 2015]
Appendix - 5 [Members of Standing Committee on Research & Development (SCRD)]
Appendix - 6 [Personnel deputed abroad for Meeting / Training/ Pre-Despatch Inspection
of equipment]
Appendix - 7 [Membership of CPRI Officers in International / National Committees]
Appendix - 8 [Papers presented / published]
Appendix - 9 [Financial Statements]
MEMBERS OF CPRI GOVERNING COUNCIL AS ON 31st MARCH,2015
Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha Shri Major Singh
President Vice President
Secretary to the Govt. of India Chairperson (I/c)
Ministry of Power Member (Planning & Power Systems)
Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg Central Electricity Authority
New Delhi-110 001 Sewa Bhawan, R. K. Puram
New Delhi-110 066

Members
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Shri Raj Pal
Joint Secretary & FA Economic Adviser
Ministry of Power Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg Rafi Marg
New Delhi-110 001 New Delhi-110 001

Dr. Ajay Mathur Shri B. P. Rao


Director General Chairman & Managing Director/
Bureau of Energy Efficiency Director IS & P
4th Floor, Sewa Bhavan Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
Ramakrishna Puram BHEL House, Siri Fort
New Delhi-110 066 New Delhi-110 049

Dr. Praveen Saxena Shri K. K. Sinha


Advisor Industrial Adviser (Engg.)
Ministry of New & Renewable Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Energy (MNRE) Dept. of Industrial Policy &
Room No. 2211, Block No. 14 Promotion
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road Room No. 341B
New Delhi-110 003 Udyog Bhawan
New Delhi-100 011

Shri K. V. S. P. Rao Shri A. K. Jha


Scientist G & Head RDI Director (Tech.)
Ministry of Science & Technology NTPC Ltd.
Technology Bhawan NTPC Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road SCOPE Complex
New Delhi-110 016 7, Institutional Area
Lodhi Road
New Delhi-110 003
Shri I. S. Jha Prof. S. C. Srivastava
Director (Projects) Deputy Director & Professor
Power Grid Corporation of Dept. of Electrical Engg.
India Ltd. Indian Institute of Technology
Saudamini, Plot No. 2, Sector-29 Kanpur-208 016
Gurgaon, Haryana-122 001

Dr. P. S. Nagendra Rao Prof. S. V. Kulkarni


Professor Dept. of Electrical Engg.
Dept. of Electrical Engg. Indian Institute of Technology
Indian Institute of Science Bombay
Bangalore-560 012 Powai, Mumbai-400 076

Shri V. K. Kanjlia Shri Vishnu Agarwal


Secretary President- IEEMA
Central Board of Irrigation & Power 501, Kakad Chambers
Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri 132, Dr. Annie Besant Road
New Delhi-110 021 Worli
Mumbai-400 018

Shri Sudhakar R Bhat


Member-Secretary
Director General
Central Power Research Institute
Post Box No. 8066
Bangalore-560 080
Section-1

Organizational Set-up
Organizational Set-up
CPRI - an overview
The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) was established by the Government of India
in 1960, both in Bangalore & Bhopal, with its Headquarters in Bangalore. The Institute was
re-organised into an autonomous society in the year 1978 under the aegis of the Dept. of Power,
Ministry of Energy, Government of India. The main objectives of setting up the Institute was for it to
function as a National Power Research Organization for undertaking applied research in electrical
power engineering, to innovate and develop new products, besides functioning as an independent
national testing and certification authority for electrical equipment and components to ensure
reliability in the power system.

Objectives of CPRI
Technical
Function as a National Power Research Organization for undertaking and / or sponsoring research
and development projects in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution and operation
of electricity supply systems.
Provide necessary centralised research and testing facilities for evaluation of electrical materials
and performance of power equipment.
Serve as a National Testing and Certification Authority for the purpose of certification of rating
and performance to ensure availability of equipment of adequate quality for use under conditions
prevalent in Indian Power Systems.
Act as an apex body for initiating and co-ordinating the R&D in the field of electric power.
Evolve criteria for standards of various equipment for operation under Indian conditions and
effectively participate in formulation of national standard specifications.
Identify problems in the areas of basic and oriented basic research and arrange such studies in
national academic Institutions.
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Co-ordinate R&D activities in the various State Electricity Boards and maintain liaison with other
Institutions engaged in research connected with power systems and / or power equipment.
Collect information and maintain documentation in the field of power engineering and prepare,
print and publish any paper, periodical or report in furtherance of the objects of the Society.
Establish, maintain and manage laboratories, workshops and other facilities for furthering
scientific and technological research and conduct experiments for exploiting the invention or
discoveries to the cause of power development in the country.
Enter into agreement with any enterprise or institutions or person or persons and Provide funds
to them to carry out research and development programme of the Society.

Financial
Accept grants of money and other assistance from the Govt. of India and other sources, Indian
or foreign or enter into any agreement with them with a view to promote the objectives of the
Society provided that in respect of foreign resources prior approval of the Government of India
is obtained.
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Organizational Set-up
Acquire by gift or purchase or exchange or lease or hire or otherwise, how so ever, any lands,
buildings situated in India, equipment and any other properties movable and or immovable for
the furtherance of the objectives of the Society and construct or alter any building which may be
necessary for the Society.
Sell or lease or transfer or exchange or mortgage or dispose of or otherwise deal with any
properties whatever belongings of the Society, provided that prior approval in writing of the
Central Government is obtained.
Draw, make, accept, endorse and discount cheques, notes or other negotiable instruments.
Invest the funds or money of the Society not immediately required in any securities or in such
manner as from time to time to be determined by the Governing Council.

Administrative
Establish and award research studentships, fellowships.
Retain or employ professional or technical advisors, consultants or workers to further the
object of the Society and to pay there of such honorarium, fees or remuneration as may be
thought expedient.
Negotiate and enter into contracts on behalf of the Society and vary or rescind such contracts.
Create administrative, technical, ministerial and other posts under the Society and to make
appointments there to in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Society.
Take appropriate measures for training and welfare of the employees.
Make rules and regulations and bye-laws for the conduct of the affairs of the Society and to
add, to amend, to vary or rescind them from time to time with the approval of the Government
of India.
Do all such other lawful acts, deeds or things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of
any of the above objects.
Maintain a research and reference Library.

Management
The management of the institute vests in its Governing Council comprising members representing
different Utilities, Ministries of the Government of India, Central Electricity Authority, State
Electricity Boards, Power Supply Utilities, Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers
Association, and various other academic and R&D organizations of national importance in the
field of electric power engineering. The Secretary, Ministry of Power and Chairman, Central
Electricity Authority act as the President and Vice-President of the Governing Council respectively,
while the Director General of the institute acts as the Member-Secretary of the Governing Council.

A Standing Committee under the Chairmanship of Member (Power Systems), Central Electricity
Authority with the Joint Secretary or Additional Secretary looking after CPRI in MoP & Joint
Secretary (Financial Advisor) from the Ministry of Power as Members and the Director General
as Member Convener takes decisions on behalf of the Governing Council from time to time
on administrative and financial matters. The composition of this committee is described
in Appendix - 1.

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Organisational Chart of CPRI


(As On 31st March 2015)

Director General

Director

M S Bhatt V Arunachalam Dr. R Ramesh Babu HV Plng. & N R Padmanabha B Sridhar B V Raghavaiah Dr. D Devendranath
R&D DCCD Chief Accts Officer Chief Adm Officer
Addl. Director Addl Director Addl Director Co-ord Addl Director Addl Director

ERED EVRC
CCAR I&P Accts. I Adm.I STDS, Bhopal
Purchase UARC UHVRL
MED Hyderabad
OLS Adm. II RTL, Noida
EATD DSD CED Accts. II
Trans
MTD ID
SS
HPL
LIB Security
EMS
TRG TRC, Koradi
Power System Wing Protection & Smart Power & SC Lab
Field Services Energy Systems
DMD

RTL,Kolkata

RTL, Guwahati

Dr. B Nageshwar Rao S Ganga M Janardhana D Revanna V V Pattanashetti Dr. H N Nagamani


Public & Staff Grievance Women Welfare Liaison Officer SC/ST Liaison Central Public Joint Director-Quality
Officer Officer & PWD Officer OBC Information Officer
Central Research & Testing Laboratory
P. B. No. 8066, Prof. Sir C. V. Raman Road, Bangalore-560 080

Switchgear Testing & Development Station Ultra High Voltage Research Laboratory
Govindpura, Near BHEL, Bhopal-462 023 P.B. No. 9, Uppal P.O. Warangal Highway,
Hyderabad-500 098

Thermal Research Centre CPRI Regional Testing Laboratory


CPRI Colony, Vidyut Vihar, Koradi, No.3A, Sector-62, Institutional Area,
Nagpur-441 111 Noida-201 309

Regional Testing Laboratory


Regional Testing Laboratory 1st Floor, CTD Workshop, WBSEB, Abhikshan Building
No.4, Type-III (Old AT.) A.S.E.B.Colony, Narangi BN Block, Sector-V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700 091
Guwahati-781 026

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Organizational Set-up
Central Research & Testing Laboratory (CRTL), Bangalore

Centre for Collaborative & Advanced Research (CCAR)


Established in 2006, this division works to facilitate and promote advanced research, there by helping
the power sector to derive the benefits of latest technology.

The main objectives of the centre are to:


Provide infrastructure for professionals to conduct research in power sector development
Create a conducive environment for collaborative research between R&D Institutions, Industry,
and Academia
Execute projects based on multi-disciplinary expertise drawn from different Institutions
Disseminate expertise through continuing education initiatives and advanced Degree programmes
Foster healthy interaction and exchange of ideas between research organizations at a global level

Diagnostics, Cables & Capacitors Division (DCCD)


This division has facilities for carrying out R&D work and also for evaluation of all types of capacitors,
cables, cable accessories, motor and transformer insulation, and partial discharge measurement
of HV equipment conforming to relevant national and international standards. Expertise is also
available for diagnostic, RLA and LE (Remaining Life Assessment & Life Extension) studies on
electrical equipment and for detailed investigations of specific problems related to Research and
Development in these areas.

The division has the following laboratories:


EHV Power Cables Laboratory, including Pre-qualification
Test facility for 400 kV XLPE cables
Power Capacitors Laboratory
Diagnostics Laboratory
Flame Retardant Low Smoke Testing Laboratory
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Heat Run Laboratory


Insulation Laboratory

Dielectric Materials Division (DMD)


This division has comprehensive evaluation facilities for insulating
materials and systems. The insulating materials are evaluated and
tested for electrical, mechanical, physical and electro-chemical and
thermal properties.

This division has the following laboratories:


Liquid Dielectrics Laboratory
Polymer Laboratory
Lubricating Oil Laboratory

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Organizational Set-up
The division has developed several polymeric materials, namely epoxy novolok resin for insulators
and electrical grade laminates and FRLS cables for critical safety applications. The Liquid Dielectric
Lab has developed new techniques for dissolved gas analysis. Experts in Furan analysis interprets
the condition of solid insulation in transformers. It has also developed Dielectric fluids based on
Rapeseed oil.

The Polymer Laboratory has well-experienced, technical personnel to advise the polymer industries
on setting up plants, process improvement, etc. involved in R&D of polymeric insulators for electrical
equipment. This division undertakes consultancy work and sponsored projects for different power
utilities and manufacturing companies.

The Lubricating Oil Laboratory has been set up to meet the quality assessment needs of industrial
lubricating oils, turbine oils, etc.

Evaluation facilities like Cone Penetration, Drop Point, Oil Separation, Flash Point and Density are
also available for Greases, Petroleum Jelly, Cable Filling & Flooding Compounds.

Degree of Polymerization (DP) evaluation facility for solid insulation in power transformers is
also available.

Distribution Systems Division (DSD)


With state-of-the-art facilities and software tools, the
Distribution Systems Division (DSD) of CPRI has been rendering
research and consultancy services in finding solutions to various
problems faced by the electrical industry in the area of power
distribution.

The division has been rendering consultancy services to the


Electricity Regulatory Commission in estimation of losses in
distribution and finalization of tariff structure. CPRI has been
involved in Flagship programmes namely, Accelerated Power
Development & Reforms Programme (APDRP), and Deen Dayal
Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana-DDUGJY (Formerly known as Rajiv
Gandhi Grameen Vidyut Vikas Yojana - RGGVVY) of Government
of India over the past several years. The activities of the RGGVVY
as TPIA consultant and R-APDRP as TPIEA consultant related
works at CPRI are being co-ordinated by the Distribution System
Division. Research Consultancy assignments as well as the SCADA and distribution reforms related
works are taken up by this Division.

Electrical Appliances Technology Division (EATD)


Important activities of this Division include performance evaluation and certification on low-voltage
equipment like switches, bulbs, and heaters, refrigerators, air-conditioners, battery etc.

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The Laboratories operating under this division are:
Domestic Electrical Appliances Laboratory
Ingress Protection Laboratory
Battery Testing Laboratory
Illumination Laboratory
Fan Testing Laboratory
Refrigerator and Air Conditioner Testing
Laboratory

Important activities of the division relates to


evaluation of check testing under the standards
and labeling programme of the Bureau of Energy
Efficiency.

Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research Centre (EVRC)


This Division is equipped with facilities for providing testing, research
and consultancy services in the area of seismic and vibration
qualification of instruments/equipment for nuclear power plants and
other generating stations as per national and international standards.
In addition, this centre offers consultancy services in checking the
design adequacy of structures/bridges and models for seismic
qualification.

The division is equipped with a triaxial shaker of 3m x 3m table and


10 ton payload capacity for simulating earthquake vibrations. In
addition, has facilities for vibration tests on products and assemblies.
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Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Division (ERED)


This division undertakes studies and investigates problems pertaining to energy audit, energy
conservation and field engineering services of power plants. This division also provides inter
disciplinary field study packages to thermal power stations and process industries on remaining life
estimation, renovation, modernization, and up-gradation and life extension of components, sub-
systems and plants. The division is accredited by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Petroleum
Conservation Research Association (PCRA) for conducting energy audit in power plants and
other units.

The laboratory has facilities for evaluating and certifying:


Solar Photovoltaic Lanterns
Compact Fluorescent Lamps and LEDs
Solar Home Lighting and Street Controllers
LED Lighting System

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Organizational Set-up
High Voltage Division (HVD)
This division has facilities for evaluating and certifying high
voltage electrical equipment and performance evaluation
and investigation of R&D problems in the area of HV & EHV
transmission of electric power.

The laboratory conducts evaluation of power equipments like


Power Transformers, Potential Transformer, Air Brake switches,
Isolators, Cables, Bushes, Power Line Accessories, Lighting
arrestors etc., up to 400 kV systems.

The following Laboratories operate under this Division:


High Voltage Laboratory
Pollution Laboratory
Impulse Current Laboratory

High Power Laboratory (HPL)


This laboratory is unique in this part of Asia and helps in evaluation of EHV equipment installed in
the major power transmission projects in the country.

This Laboratory is equipped with facilities for development, evaluation and certification of EHV
Circuit Breakers, Power Transformers, Current
Transformers, Isolators, Line (Wave) Traps,
Reactors, Insulator Strings, etc. It caters,
mainly, to performance evaluation under
short circuit and other switching conditions.

The facilities available in this Laboratory are


as follows:
Direct testing facility up to 2500 MVA,
72.5 kV, 3-Phase and 1400 MVA, 245 kV,
Single Phase
Synthetic testing facility for extra High Voltage Circuit Breakers rated up to 400 kV, 63 kA

Instrumentation Division (ID)


This Division has facilities for Research and
Development of Electronic Instrumentation for
Power Systems.

The following Laboratories operate under this


Division:
- Calibration Laboratory
- Energy Meter Testing Laboratory

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This Laboratory undertakes Type Testing of Electro-Mechanical and Electronic meters of accuracy 0.2
to 2.0 as per national and international standards and also carries out performance evaluation on
substandard meters besides Acceptance Test, Routine Test as per utility requirements.

The Division has established a Mobile Laboratory for calibration of energy meters at site and for
helping Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission, etc.

The Division boasts of a unique state-of-the-art communication protocol laboratory with facility
to test the energy meter and substation communication equipment as per the IEC/MODBUS/DNP
protocol standards.

Materials Technology Division (MTD)


This Division has different Laboratories for evaluating
and development of organic and inorganic materials
and evaluation of coal, water, etc.

The Laboratories operating under this Division are:


Materials Characterization and Engineering
Laboratory
Corrosion Laboratory
Analytical Facilities
Power Station Technology and Field Engineering
Application Laboratory
Wear & Erosion and Mechanical Evaluation Facilities
Fuel Analysis and Combustion Research Laboratory
Remaining Life Assessment and Renovation & Modernization
Industrial Solid Waste Utilization Centre

Mechanical Engineering Division (MED)


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This Division is engaged in the study of the mechanical


engineering problems faced by the transmission systems in the
electrical utilities. Apart from offering solutions to such problems,
the Division helps the electrical utilities to achieve economy and
reliability in their day-to-day operations. Consultancy services
for evolving optimized tower design are also undertaken by
the Design Cell of the Division. In addition, this Division has
laboratories to conduct R&D work and also to provide evaluation
facilities to the manufacturers of transmission towers, line
components and accessories, vibration dampers, spacer/spacer
dampers, energy meters, etc.

The Laboratories operating under this Division are:


Prototype Tower Testing Station
10 Model Tower Testing Laboratory
Organizational Set-up
Structural Materials Testing Laboratory
Tower Foundation Testing Centre
Vibration Laboratory
Wake Simulation Laboratory

Power Systems Division (PSD)


This Division is involved in the study of various
problems encountered by manufacturers and
utilities in the design, installation and operation of
electric power systems, using both mathematical
and physical models.

The division has the following facilities:


Power System Digital Simulation centre
Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS)
Relay Testing Laboratory

The Laboratory also offers consultancy on


automation related to Substations, Distribution, SCADA, SMART GRID etc., to all major utilities in the
country. It also offers consultancy services in the area of Generation & Transmission System Studies,
Protection System Studies, Performance evaluation of Controllers etc.

Short Circuit Laboratory (SCL)

This Laboratory has facilities to undertake


evaluation, certification, and development of
LT Switch gear, Fuse gear, and Power System
Apparatus. Applied Research is also undertaken
to lend a helping hand in the development of
indigenous products.

Type tests and Routine tests on low voltage switch


gears and control gears, distribution transformers
up to 1 MVA 11 kV class and other power system
apparatus can be undertaken in the Short Circuit
Laboratory as per the relevant Indian Standards
(IS) and International Specifications (IEC, BS, CSA, UL, ANSI, IEEE). The laboratory is accredited by
Intertek-ASTA Certification Services that enables ASTA Certificates to be issued to the customers.

Training & HRD


The Training and HRD Division identifies the training needs of CPRI. The staff members are
regularly deputed for project-specific training programs organized in-house as well as through
outside agencies.
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The Division also evaluates the R&D related training needs
of the Power Utilities in the area of both theoretical and
practical training.

The Training Division also organizes customized training


modules for engineers from utilities apart from conducting
one year short-term courses for them.

Utility Automation Research Centre


(UARC)

This division is the backbone of all Information Technology


activities at CPRI, which caters to both software and hardware
needs of the organization. The Division is built with state-of-
the-art dedicated servers that run on different platforms like
Sun Solaris, SCO Unix, Linux and Windows. The Division also
maintains NAS storage devices and takes care of the Internet
services at CPRI.

Units of CPRI
Switchgear Testing & Development Station (STDS), Bhopal

The unit situated adjacent to the BHEL premises at Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, has
two main testing stations for conducting Short Circuit
tests. They are:

Station-I: Direct Short Circuit Test Station of


1250 MVA capacity at 12 kV capacity utilizing two
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specially designed 1500 MVA short circuit alternators,


G1 of M/s Orlando make and G2 of M/s Alstom make.
This station mainly caters to short circuit tests on High
and Medium Voltage Switchgears, Transformers and
other allied equipment.

Station-II: The On-line Testing Station is drawing power up to 100 MVA from the MPSEB Grid from
the Chambal Substation through 132 kV three single phase circuit. The fault level of 132 kV Bus at
Chambal Substation is 1900 MVA at 0.2 Power factor. This station mainly caters to Short Circuit tests
on Low Voltage Switchgears, Transformers and other allied equipment.

The Laboratory provides facilities for evaluation and certification of EHV circuit breakers, power
transformers, isolators, line (wave) traps, reactors, insulator strings etc., for performance evaluation
under short circuit and other abnormal conditions. A 100 MVA on-line Evaluation Station is a special
facility that enables evaluation and certification of LT and HV switchgear in addition to the 1500 MVA
short circuit alternator and Energy Meter Evaluation Laboratory. The unit also hosts a Transformer Oil
12 Evaluation Laboratory to conduct in-service oil evaluation.
Organizational Set-up
Prior to and subsequent to the short circuit tests, a variety of tests are to be conducted as stipulated
by the standards. These are conducted at the following supplementary test Laboratories:
Temperature Rise Test Laboratory.
ELCB, MCB, MCCB, RCCB, Contactors and Fuse Test Laboratory.
Ingress Protection Test Laboratory.
High Voltage Laboratory (for dry/wet power frequency and lightning impulse).
CT and PT Test Laboratory.
Partial Discharge Laboratory.
Mechanical and Electrical Endurance Test Laboratory: These facilities are in the process of
continuous up-gradation to meet newer test requirements. These laboratories also conduct type
tests, besides pre & post short circuit supplementary tests.

Other Facilities:
EHV Laboratory
EMI/EMC and Energy Meter Testing Laboratory
Calibration Laboratory
Oil Testing Laboratory

Regional Testing Laboratory (RTL), NOIDA


Regional Testing Laboratory, which was originally situated at Muradnagar, was shifted to Noida in
order to provide better services to customers, in the year 2009.

The Laboratory was set up with a view to cater to the testing,


certification and evaluation needs of electrical power equipment
manufacturing industry. This unit acts as a liason unit of CPRI
with various customers in Northern Region and coordinate their
test requirements which are beyond the scope of the Regional
Laboratory but within the capabilities of Bangalore and other
units. Various Laboratories housed under this unit are:
High Voltage Laboratory
Liquid Dielectric laboratory
Cables Laboratory
Diagnostics Laboratory
Meter Testing Laboratory

The important facilities under this Unit are Cables Evaluation


Laboratory up to 33 kV rating, a High Voltage Laboratory for
evaluation insulators and transformers and a Transformer Oil
Evaluation Laboratory. The Unit also hosts facilities for evaluation of energy meters and diagnostic
evaluation of power equipment.

Thermal Research Centre (TRC), Nagpur


This Centre situated near Koradi Thermal Power Station, Koradi, is mainly intended for taking up
consultancy and R&D work pertaining to Thermal Power Stations. The Centre is also equipped to 13
take up consultancy work in the area of environmental impact
assessment and investigations on fuel treatment, ignition
studies, coal characteristics, pilot scale studies for coal
gasification, slurry fuels, life estimation of Thermal Power Plant
components, renovation & modernization of thermal power
plants, etc. The Thermal Research Centre mainly undertakes
remaining life assessment and Renovation & modernization of
Thermal Power Stations and has provided consultancy services
to more than fifty Thermal Power Stations.

Ultra High Voltage Research Laboratory (UHVRL), Hyderabad

UHV Research Laboratory, Hyderabad was commissioned


in 1993, with the following objectives:
To provide design data valid for the countrys particular
climatic, environmental and operating conditions, for
transmission system above 400 kV
To provide necessary facilities in the development and
testing of UHV Equipment

The above mentioned objectives are realized by the


following facilities:

Experimental Line
An experimental transmission line of 720 m length, divided
into central suspension span of 360 m, and two dead end
spans of 180 m each. There is facility to vary the conductor
to tower clearance, conductor to conductor clearances and conductor to ground clearance. This
facilitates the study of radio noise, audible noise, corona loss etc.
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Mock-Up Tower
The purpose of the Mock-up Tower is to carry out air insulation studies between conductor to tower
and between conductor to conductor. The arrangement has provision to string two conductor
bundles between two dead end towers 80 m apart with a Mock-up Tower located in between.

Pollution Test Chamber


The Pollution Test Chamber is one of the largest in the world with a diameter of 24 m and a height of
27 m. Salt fog test can be conducted for insulators, bushings etc., up to 800 kV class.

Cascade Transformer
The Cascade Transformer comprising two units rated 800 kV each (total rating is 1600 kV, 9600 kVA) is
used for energizing the experimental line, pollution chamber and testing equipment. The equipment
has an extension unit which can generate oscillating switching surge impulse of up to 2000 kV peak.

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Organizational Set-up
Impulse Generator
The Impulse Generator is used for switching impulse and lightning impulse tests on air gaps and
equipment insulation. The impulse generator rating is 5 MV, and 500 kJ with 25 stages and a height
of 23 m.

This Laboratory has the necessary infrastructure to simulate operating voltage conditions in the range
of 220 kV to 1200 kV on an experimental line. It is used to evaluate the suitability and adaptability of
UHV systems to Indian power systems taking into account the climatic, environmental, ecological and
biological conditions prevailing in our country. The facility can evaluate corona loss, audible noise,
radio and television interference, electric field etc., under various voltage and climatic conditions.
Besides, the Laboratory has the capacity to cater to investigatory and evaluation of equipment rated
up to 1200 kV class. This is a one of its kind facility in this part of the world.

1200 kV HVDC Test System at CPRI, Hyderabad


Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) has commissioned a new outdoor 1200 kV / 200 mA DC
test system at UHV Research Laboratory, Hyderabad. This is a unique facility which was not available
in India. The facility will help in conducting HVDC transmission line research as well as facilitate
indigenous development & testing of equipment for the new HVDC transmission lines that are
coming up in the country. The HVDC test system, shown in photograph, which is 18 meters in height,
essentially comprises of two separate DC sources giving positive and negative polarity voltages
respectively and can be operated individually or simultaneously at rated voltage and current in
continuous mode. Each pole comprises of a two stage DC Generator with an integrated DC voltage
measuring divider and earthing device.

A View of 1200 kV DC Test System

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Regional Testing Laboratory (RTL), Kolkata

This was set up with a view to cater to the


evaluation & certification needs of the
electrical power equipment manufacturing
companies, utilities and consumers in the
eastern region. The laboratory is equipped
with facilities to carry out evaluation of
insulating oils in power transformers as per
IS1866-2000. The dissolved gas analysis of
transformer oil in the power transformers,
an important diagnostic tool, is available
at RTL, Kolkata for assessing the internal
condition of the transformers.

The laboratory has evaluation facilities like High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to
evaluate Furfural content (Furan Content), which is an important diagnostic tool for assessing solid
insulation in power transformers. The facility is also being used for assessing the inhibitor level in
the transformer oil.

Regional Testing Laboratory (RTL), Guwahati


This transformer oil evaluation facility, which conforms to IS1866-2000, also caters to dissolved gas
analysis of transformer oil in power transformers. It is set up for internal assessment of condition
of transformers for the benefit of power utilities of the North Eastern Region. RTL-Guwahati also
acts as a liaison unit of CPRI with various customers in the region and co-ordinates the evaluation
needs which are beyond its scope, but within the capabilities of CPRI, Bangalore and other units.
The facilities available at the laboratory are also utilized for research and development as well as
consultancy activities.
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Section-2

Research & Development

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
In-house Research Projects
Research Scheme on Power (RSOP) Projects
NPP Research Projects
Sponsored Projects

In-House Research Projects


In-house research projects serve to develop technology and expertise to cater to the future needs
of the power industry. These projects are proposed by scientists and engineers of CPRI after careful
analysis of the current technological requirements and conditions prevailing in the Indian Power
Sector. The projects proposed by the scientists and engineers are approved by the Committee on
Research, which is chaired by the Member (Planning), Central Electricity Authority, New Delhi.

During the year 2014-15, 24 projects were under progress and 13 projects were completed. The
following is the summary of the ongoing in-house research projects at CPRI.

Ongoing In-house Research Projects


Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
1. Technology for Design, Design and Modeling by Work for design of HTS based
Development, Engineering Simulation of 11 kV / 100 current limiter has been
of HTS Power Apparatus: kVA HTS Transformer and completed and fabrication of
HTS Transformer and Super 3.3 kV / 200 A prototype SFCL is in progress.
conducting Fault Current Super conducting Fault
Limiter. Current Limiter with the
available HTS material.
Outlay: ` 200 Lakhs
Fabrication of 3.3 kV / 200
Start Date: December 2010
A SFCL
End Date: December 2015
Basic design and Fabrica-
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tion of Cryostat.
Testing and Evaluation of
3.3 kV / 200A SFCL
Demonstration of Super-
conducting Fault Current
Limiter in CPRI
2. Studies on stability of various To compare the stability Fabrication of test cell was
Insulating Liquids under of insulating oils under completed. Oxidation stability
electrical discharge. electrical discharge with tests of samples were taken
conventional test methods. up and ten samples were
Outlay: `30 Lakhs
analyzed.
Start Date: November 2014
End Date: October 2016

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Title Objective Progress
No
3. Effect of Additives On Gassing To understand effect of Method of analysis of DBDS
Tendency And Other Electro additives (DBPC, DBDS, concentration in transformer
Chemical Properties Of Irgamet 39) on gassing oil by GC-ECD method has
Transformer Oil as well as tendency of Transformer been completed.
Copper Corrosion of paper oil oil
Insulation System.
To monitor residual
Outlay: `40 Lakhs concentration of additives
after accelerated thermal
Start Date: November 2014
ageing
End Date: October 2016
To Monitor copper
ion concentration in
transformer oil
4. Development of on line Development of gas Preliminary studies and
Dissolved Gas Analysis system extraction systems suitable literature survey has been
for power transformers. for online functionality of completed.
Gas Chromatograph
Outlay: `35 Lakhs
Adoption of suitable hard-
Start Date: November 2014
ware like columns, ovens,
End Date: October 2016 flow meters, mechanizes
detectors (Flame ioniza-
tion and thermal conduc-
tivity detectors) and data
acquisition systems
Evaluation of oil samples
in lab and on a model
transformer
5. Development of Technology Development of technol- Development of technology
of Reconditioning and ogy removal of free acids for removal of free acids
Reclamation of Turbine has been taken up and
Development of dehy-
Lubricants Phosphate Esters. preliminary work has
drating technique for
been completed.
Outlay: `39 Lakhs phosphate esters.
Start Date: November 2014 Removal of suspended
particles
End Date: October 2016
Evaluation of lubricant for
all its characteristics

6. Laboratory Studies on the To develop alternate Vegetable oils were analyzed


Performance of Natural Esters insulating fluids to for parameters including
as Replacement to Mineral mineral oil physical properties, chemical
Insulating Fluids. properties and electrical
properties that are required
Outlay: `5 Lakhs
for insulating oils.
Start Date: November 2014
Transesterification reaction
End Date: October 2015 were carried out on
pongamia oil

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Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
7. Assessment of low cycle Damage assessment of turbine Necessary work for FEM
thermal fatigue damage in components based on low analysis is under progress
steam turbine during transient. cycle thermal fatigue.
Drawings, field data and
Outlay: `50 Lakhs design and capacity of
turbines have been received
Start Date: November 2014
Literature search is under
End Date: October 2016
progress
8. Development of Nano-Ash To select advanced func- Literature survey on Ash
Polymer Composites for tional filler materials Microspheres, filler materials,
Electromagnetic Shielding polymer composites have
To characterize and eval-
Application. been completed
uate filler materials
Outlay: `10 Lakhs Collection of Ash micro-
To prepare / process of
spheres was completed and
Start Date: November 2014 polymer/conductive fillers
size wise gradation for fur-
achieved
End Date: October 2015 ther processing was taken up
To identify and establish
of techniques to optimum
properties of the
composites
To establish techniques to
prepare and incorporate
the nano fillers into
polymer matrix
Development of process
methods to obtain
composites with high EMI
shielding effectiveness
9. A Study to Evolve a Compre- To obtain primary and Primary grade CRGO steel
hensive Test to distinguish secondary steels from samples have been received
between the Qualities of well-known and reputed and are being evaluated
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Primary and Secondary Grade sources as well as


Secondary grade CRGO steel
Electrical (CRGO) Steels. unknown sources and to
samples have been received
obtain secondary grade
Outlay: `15 Lakhs and are undergoing tests in
steel materials from used
the laboratory
Start Date: November 2014 electrical equipments
End Date: October 2016 Perform detailed magnetic
and metallurgical tests
on the various types of
magnetic materials.
Perform detailed
mechanical and
metallurgical tests such
as tensile strength,
hardness, microstructure
and grain orientation,
residual stress, structural
phases, oxidation and
aging characteristics etc.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
10 Smart Inverter with E meter To develop a novel Simulation of seven level,
and IOT. multilevel inverter nine level multi level and
with reduced power eleven level was achieved
Outlay: ` 46.80 Lakhs
switches and studies the using matlab
Start Date: November 2014 performance of inverter
The various PWM techniques
End Date: October 2016 for micro grid
like phase opposite
Study and review of displacement (POD),
existing and ongoing alternative phase opposite
Internet of Things displacement (APOD), in
(IoT) technologies phase displacement (IPD)
relevant to inverter and level shift techniques
and E meter to analyze were applied to reduce THD
the implementation for seven and eleven level
aspects and IoT based systems
network communication
To develop inverters,
requirements
Embedded system
Develop design and controllers, MOSFETS,
simulate various drivers and other passive
architecture and prototype components have been
Internet of Things based identified
solutions
Establishing software
requirements for the
proposed work was
completed
11. A Reliable Optimal Smart To Study and review of Preliminary work is under
Metering Infrastructure for existing and ongoing progress.
Smart Grid. Smart Metering
Infrastructure (SMI)
Outlay: `70 Lakhs
To analyse the implemen-
Start Date: November 2014 tation network communi-
End Date: October 2016 cation requirements
Design, Develop and
simulate various architec-
ture for smart metering
solutions
To develop an integrated
SMI infrastructure for an
end to end user access
To Study the TOD and TOU
tariff for AMI
To explore the possibilities
like prepaid metering
using Internet of Things
To develop techno
commercial business case
for a reliable optimal smart
metering infrastructure for
smart grid

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Completed In-house Research Projects
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Title Objective Progress
No
1. Impact of blended coal The aim of this project is RTPS, KPCL, Raichur site
firing on the power plant to identify some of the was visited to evaluate
performance-experimental key parameters based the methodology of
and numerical studies. on evaluation of the blended coal firing in the
combustion characteristics boiler. The imported coal
Outlay: `59.50 Lakhs of constituent coals samples were sampled
Start Date: January 2012 (both domestic and and assessed for their
imported coals) and coal properties. Three
End Date: June 2014 their blends through types of Indonesian coal
advanced combustion samples (KIM, BIB, PTBSL)
experiments which can were blended with the
be scientifically utilized to coals received from South
formulate the optimum Eastern Coalfields Ltd
blending proportion (SECL), Western Coalfields
so that the product Ltd (WCL) and Mahanadi
coal meets the desired Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in
quality specifications for different proportions
utilization in the power namely 80:20, 60:40, 40:60
plants and 80:20
The -1.18 mm to +0.6
mm, +75 micron and -75
micron of the blended coal
samples were assessed for
Grind ability, Proximate
Analysis, Ultimate Analysis
and Ash Fusibility. The
main furnace for the
drop tube reactor was
designed, fabricated and
installed. This operates
at higher temperatures
viz. 1500C. The other
associated systems were
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also fabricated at CPRI.


Computational fluid dy-
namics (CFD) is employed
in this work to visualize the
flow and heat transfer pro-
files in a commercial scale
Indian boiler while com-
busting constituent coals
and their blends
2. Investigation of the Combined Comprehensive charac- The design and fabrication
Effect of Cavitation and Silt terization of hydro tur- of test setup for evaluation
Erosion behavior of Hydro bine steels and coatings in of combined cavitation-
Turbine Steels and Coatings: terms of their cavitation re- silt erosion resistance
Experimental and Numerical sistance under accelerated of coatings and base
Methods. conditions using vibratory steel material has been
type cavitation test rig
completed
Outlay: `37 Lakhs
Start Date: January 2012
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
Design modifications of The long duration pure
vibratory rig and stan- cavitation resistance test on
dardization of test meth- turbine steel material and
odology for evaluation of one type of presently used
synergistic effect of silt WC coating material was
and cavitation undertaken
Evaluation of combined
The fabrication of micro load
effect of silt and cavita-
tion on the erosion per- cell set up for measuring the
formance of different force exerted by the bubble
materials, surface topog- under varied amplitude
raphy analysis in respect conditions has been carried
of mechanism of material out.
removal and other associ-
Design of high pressure
ated test
pump and ventury arrange-
Modelling of cavitation ment in the silt erosion set-
and combined cavita- up has been made and fab-
tion-silt erosion process rication of the completed
of typical Francis type
hydro-turbine to predict The standardization of pro-
critical silt-cavitation prone cedure for preparation of
regions and their effect coated samples has been
on the turbine perfor- carried out using newly pro-
mance based on the anal- cured diamond disks and
ysis of data generated diamond spray solutions
Preparation of different
mix of hard WC powders of
near nano size with NiCrBSi
additions have been made
by HVOF technique and
assessment of silt-cavitation
was undertaken
3. Assessment and Erosion Design & Development of Design of air and particle
Resistance of Coal Burner Tip high temperature test rig heating system has been
Materials and Improvement comprising made and the fabrication of
of Erosion Life through CFD o Fabrication of heating the same through outside
Modeling. system for air, sample agency was completed
Outlay: `30 Lakhs holder & erodent Procurement of the required
material
burner tip materials (SS 309
Start Date: January 2012
o Fabrication and assem- and SS 310 plates) has been
End Date: September 2014 bly of convergent type made and the evaluation
stainless steel with of properties such as
ceramic nozzle chemical composition,
o Integration of heater hardness, rubber wheel
assemblies with that of abrasion resistance and
the tunnel test rig microstructure has been
carried out

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Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
Characterization of high The preparation of complex
temperature erosion carbide based hard
resistance of candidate surfacing on SS 310 plate
burner tip materials under has been completed and
accelerated conditions evaluated for laboratory
room temperature erosion
3D geometrical modeling
resistance
of a coal burner nozzle and
CFD analysis for prediction The procurement of
of erosion intensities for ferroalloy powders for
different tilts preparation of hard facing
electrodes has been made
Optimization of burner
and analysis of eroded
geometry for achieving
surfaces has been carried
maximum service life.
out using SEM
Filed trial of nozzle tip
in one of the unit of TPS
(RTPS/NTPC Units)

4. Design and Development To develop economical Transmission line tower


of Transmission Line Tower optimized transmission line using square and
using Square and Rectangular towers using Hollow Sections. rectangular Hollow
Hollow Sections and its Sections has been designed
Environmental Impact Towers. and evaluated using PLS -
CADD software. Project is
Outlay: `40 Lakhs completed
Start Date: January 2012
End Date: June 2014

5. Development of Miniature Analysis of data and Discussed with NML,


Specimen Test Techniques interpretation to establish Jamshedpur & IGCAR,
and Advanced NDE Approach correlation between the Kalpakkam for design of
for Damage Assessment of laboratory tests using small small punch
in-service High Temperature punch method with that
Collected new and service
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Power Plant Components. of the data obtained by


exposed boiler tubes and
conventional methods from
pipes from Koradi and
Outlay: `50 Lakhs the field.
NTPC, Korba Power Plants
Start Date: December 2009 Up gradation of existing
End Date: March 2014 creep test machine has
been completed
Laboratory tests like
chemical analysis, tensile
testing and metallurgical
evaluation of boiler tubes
were completed
Small punch test
equipment was fabricated,
commissioned. Small punch
testing on carbon steel was
taken up and the method
was standardized

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
6. A Study of Wide Area To carry out power system Framed specification for
Measurement based Power security analysis of a state Integrated Phasor Measure-
System Security of a state transmission grid and to ment Unit
Transmission Grid. establish need for real time
data for improved analysis IEEE 9 bus system was
Outlay: `59 Lakhs simulated and studied
To evaluate static and
Start Date: January 2012 dynamic performance of Simulation of 9 bus system
Relay based PMU & Char- was done load flow results
End Date: March 2014
acterize PMU for modeling obtained. Load flow system
in offline & RTDS simula- was verified with standard
tion studies system
Optimization of number of Model system for security
PMUs and their location for analysis was simulated
effective system control &
Protection using offline as Integrated Phasor Measure-
well as RTDS simulation ment Unit with GPS clock
Simulation of Grid was procured
PMU system on RTDS Performance evaluation
to demonstrate the of different make PMUs
effectiveness of WAM was done as per IEEE
based system control to C37.118,2005 was
enhance system security
completed
Southern Region system
considered for the study.
The same was modelled in
NEPLAN to work on RTDS.
7. Vibration and shock qualifi- To evaluate the performance Method of assessing the
cation of Energy meters and of energy meters, relays and suitability of the design and
relays. breakers were subjected to materials, reducing number
vibration, shock and seismic of breakage / damage and
Outlay: `75 Lakhs tests as per codal provisions. improved performance
Start Date: October 2011 Vibration responses were reliability was established
recorded at critical location.
End Date: March 2014 The results are helpful to
power utilities in evaluating
performance of electrical
equipment viz., Energy
meters, Relays and MCBs
under vibration and shock
loads with and without
damper was completed
8. Seismic qualification of substa- The main objective of Performance of substation
tion equipments. the project was to study equipments under seismic
performance of instrument load with and without
Outlay: `150 Lakhs transformers and surge damper was established
Start Date: October 2011 arrestor under seismic loading.
The results of this project
Study adequacy of instrument
End Date: March 2014 will be enabling the
transformers for seismic
designers to limit damage
loading with and without
to substations and it would
dampers and also evaluate
also ensure functionality
effectiveness of dampers.
after an earthquake
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Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
9. Improved Reliability assess- The predictive and Histori- Predictive reliability indices
ment in the power distribution cal Reliability Assessment was calculated with the
system. of reliability indices for the help of historical reliability
identified feeders in (1) Ru- assessment data
Outlay: `57 Lakhs ral Area (2) Urban Area (3)
Cost due to KWh loss in
Start Date: January 2012 Industrial Area
rupees was estimated
End Date: March 2014 To determine the cost due
Distribution Automation
to KWh lost in Rupees in
Methodologies (DAM) to
terms of revenue loss in
improve the Reliability
the profit making areas
indices and hence the
and in terms of regulatory
system performance was
incentives / disincentives
established
Implementation of proper
Comparison of reliability
Distribution Automation
indices of practical distri-
Methodology
bution system with regu-
To compare reliability latory National and Inter-
indices with regulatory national Standards was
national/inter national undertaken
standards
10. Design of external insulation To measure pollution levels All India pollution mapping
from the point of view of few locations in Northern and election of the insulator
pollution. Region power system. Carry based on the average
out laboratory salt fog pollution measured and
Outlay: `50 Lakhs pollution test on the insulators applying safety factor. The
Start Date: January 2012 of the existing locations where new design insulator has to be
pollution monitoring carried further improved for long term
End Date: March 2014 out to check the suitability performance.
of the existing insulators. For
the measured site severity
obtained in step 1 above
carry out laboratory salt fog
pollution test on different
profiles and different types
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(ceramic & non ceramic)


insulators to determine
the best suited profile and
insulator.
11. Localizations of Multiple Estimation of Acoustic Also extensive database
Defects in Transformer Insu- properties of Transformers was generated for power
lation by Acoustic Emission Insulation transformers of different
Technique. designs, construction and
Estimation of propagation
rating, both new and aged
Outlay: `48 Lakhs velocity of AEPD signals in
transformer Insulation Development expert system
Start Date: January 2012
based on the software
Localization and Charac-
End Date: March 2014 developed for localization
terization of AE signals
and characterization of
from multiple defects in
defects was completed
transformer insulation
Application of methodol-
ogy of characterization for
on-line

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
12. Detection and localization of Detection and location Partial Discharge evaluation
impending faults in MV Power of impending faults in using OWTS method was
Cable System employing power cable systems up to established. This technique is
Partial Discharge techniques. 66 kv employing Oscil- useful as a commissioning test
latory Wave Technique of MV power cables.
Outlay: `100 Lakhs
(OWTS) of partial discharge
Start Date: January 2012 detection
End Date: March 2014 Analysis of PD parameters
to evaluate extent of
deterioration of in-service
Power Cable Systems up to
66 kV
To extend the facility for
on-site detection and
location of impending
fault in-service Power
Cable Systems up to 66 kV
13. Design, development and Design High Voltage/High Design of high voltage / high
fabrication of High Voltage/ frequency generator frequency generator was
High frequency Static completed and performance of
Develop generator by
discharge device. energy meters was evaluated.
using locally available
Outlay: `45 Lakhs components
Start Date: January 2012 Fabrication & Calibration of
the device
End Date: March 2014
Study the performance of
energy meter by injecting
disturbing signal at
accessible terminals & also
on the surface of the meter

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Research Scheme on Power (RSoP) Projects
The project proposals are invited from academia, power utilities, electrical equipment manufacturing
companies and research institutes. The proposals are approved by an expert committee of Research
Scheme on Power chaired by the Director General, CPRI. During this year 2014-2015, 22 projects
were under investigation and 7 projects were completed.

Ongoing RSoP Projects


Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
1. Development of Nano-Struc- To investigate, identify Easily available and cheap
tured Material Compositions and develop carbon sources of carbonaceous
for Next Generation Solar Cell. nanoparticles / metal materials as well as low
nanoparticles that exhibit cost transition metal salts
Implementing Organization:
a high scattering efficiency were explored which can
National Institute of
and low absorption at produce nanoparticles.
Technology Agartala, Tripura
near-infrared wavelengths Using microwave irradiation
Outlay: `25 Lakhs techniques, were synthesized,
To prepare suitable blend
Start Date: May 2012 aluminum nanoparticles
of polymer / metal / carbon
by mixing aluminum salts
End Date: July 2015 nano-structured materials
viz. aluminum nitrate and
to have resultant nano-
aluminum sulphates using
composite materials.
different reducing agents
To carry out the design like sodium hydroxide and
of photovoltaic device polyphenols containing plant
this can give respectable products at room temperature
conversion efficiencies of and under microwave
above 30% in the lab scale irradiation. Particle size and
surface morphology were
studied by Scanning Electron
Microscope (SEM). SEM results
confirmed the formation
of nano particles using this
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green chemistry which is


cost effective method also.
Characterization of samples
was completed.
2. Development of High Development of PC/Abs Literature survey have been
Performance Polycarbonate / Nano composite with Nano completed
ABS Nano composite for EMI silicon carbide (sic)
Procurement of equipment
Shielding Application.
Development of PC/ABC has been completed
Implementing Organization: Nano composite with Nano
Modification of material has
The Energy and Resource sized silicon nitride (Si3N4)
been achieved
Institute Southern Regional & MWCNT wing suitable
Centre (TERI-SRC), Bangalore. interfacial additives Preparation of composites
has been undertaken and
Outlay: `28 Lakhs Evaluation of Mechanical
many composites were
thermal & wear properties
Start Date: February 2012 evaluated for shielding
(a) Investigation of EMI
efficiency
End Date: July 2015 Shielding effectiveness of
Nano composite
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
3. Improved Operation of The objectives of this proposal Load flow program for
Distribution Networks are related to the development distribution system
Incorporating Load Models. of load models for different incorporating load models
power components in has been developed
Implementing Organization: distribution systems and to
Indian Institute of Technology incorporate them in planning Testing of the load flow
Banaras Hindu University and operational studies for program with standard
distribution system data
(IIT-BHU), Varanasi. improved precision of results.
from literature is under
Finally, it will be demonstrated
Outlay: `30.60 Lakhs process.
on BHU distribution network.
Start Date: May 2012 Collection of data of
BHU system for load flow
End Date: October 2015 analysis was carried out
4. Design of 25 kWe Pressurized The primary objective of Literature Review has been
Circulating Fluidized Bed Unit. the project is to design 25 completed. Design and
kW pressurized circulating experimental work has been
Implementing Organization: fluidized bed (PCFB) unit. completed. Recommendations
Indian Institute of Technology, Before design the following based on work completed is
Guwahati (IITG). work will be carried out under preparation.
Outlay: `35 Lakhs Design, development and
Start Date: February 2012 performance analysis of a 3
kWe pressurized circulating
End Date: July 2015 fluidized bed (PCFB)
unit which can operate
both in gasification and
combustion mode
Study on the effect of op-
erating parameters on heat
transfer and hydrodynamics
Performance evaluation of
PCFB unit with mixed fuel
feed
Simulation of the experi-
mental setup to scale-up to
25 kWe
5. Study of Metallurgical Aspects Identify suitable composi- Experimental investigation on
of Nitronic Steel for Underwa- tions of steel for underwater nitronic steel for underwater
ter part Applications. parts application part for hydro generators
has been completed. Service
Implementing Organization: Identify suitable heat treat- simulated laboratory tests on
Malaviya National Institute of ment cycle for obtaining
nitronic steel were undertaken.
Technology (MNIT), Jaipur desired microstructure and
The technical work under this
mechanical properties
Outlay: `28.80 Lakhs project is completed.
Study of various phases
Start Date: February 2012 present in the microstruc-
ture and their impact on
End Date: July 2015 the desired properties of
Nitronic steel
Perform corrosive wear
study on the developed
steel

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Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
6. Application of Intelligent Modelling of hybrid power Simulation work in progress
Control to Hybrid Wind-Diesel- systems required for the project is
Solar Power Systems. completed
Design of suitable con-
Implementing Organization: trollers for power quality Solar Photovoltaic Panels
National Institute of improvement of the hybrid (20 Nos.) have been in-
Technology (NIT), Srinagar. power systems stalled
Outlay: `25 Lakhs Development of a labora- Super capacitor and motor
tory prototype hybrid pow- generator have been pro-
Start Date: May 2011
er system with appropriate cured
End Date: December 2015 controllers based on theo-
Process for development of
retical analysis and simula-
Prototype model is in prog-
tion results
ress
7 Hydrogen Fuel Generation To develop a robust, visible Literature survey on
by Splitting of Water using active and band gap Splitting of Water Using
Nanosized Metal Doped engineered nano photo Photo catalysts has been
Layered Titanates for Fuel Cell catalysts to split water into carried out
Applications. hydrogen fuel and oxygen
Lanthanum Titanates were
Implementing Organization: To fabricate a photo catalytic synthesized by polymeric
Anna University and UoM, splitting device to evaluate complex method
Chennai. the catalytic activity of the
The synthesized Lanthanum
photo catalyst towards
Outlay: `29.87 Lakhs titanates were characterized
hydrogen generation
by using UV-Visible DRS and
Start Date: January 2015
To hook up the above XRD techniques
End Date: January 2017 device with commercially
available fuel cell to check
the conversion of hydrogen
gas into electricity
8. Design and Optimization of To design a robust Literature survey and procure-
Feedback Controller for Boost feedback controller for a ment of equipments are in
type dc-dc Converters using boost type dc-dc converter progress. Preliminary work has
Annual Report 2014-2015

Artificial Immune System. been completed.


The control parameters
Implementing Organization: of the feedback controller
National Institute of design for boost converter
Technology, Tiruchirapalli. should be formulated as
an optimization problem
Outlay: `8.64 Lakhs
and the solution has to be
Start Date: January 2015 sought through steps of
End Date: January 2017 Artificial Immune system
(AIS)
The proposed controller
has to be validated by
comparing it with the
conventional controller
and genetic algorithm
approach

30
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
The design should reject
internal and external
disturbances over a wide
range of operating points
to make the controller
more suitable for various
power electronics
applications
9. Common Information Model To create regional power Preliminary work on data
(CIM) Compliant Power System network models for each collection is under progress.
Network Model Exchange and of the five RLDCs and one
Naming Schemes for Indian overall NLDC network
Utilities. model from 400 kV and
above, in CIM compliant
Implementing Organization:
format
Indian Institute of Technology,
Bombay, Mumbai To allot globally unique
reference IDs or master
Outlay: `16.16 Lakhs
resource IDs to the model
Start Date: January 2015 elements as per the
End Date: January 2016 practices used in CIM. This
will be done by proposing
methodology for defining
naming schemes
To define a mechanism
based on model authority
sets, for handling of
boundary elements that
occur at the regional
network boundaries. This
mechanism also supports
easy merging of regional
CIM network models into
a national CIM network
model
To design and develop
software modules for
conversion of network
models from proprietary
formats to CIM format and
vice-versa
To demonstrate to the
utilities how CIM compliant
network models can be
created and exchanged
between control centers
or utilities having
incompatible proprietary
systems

31
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
To define interoperability
testing procedures
and protocols useful
for a national level
interoperability testing
and accrediting agency,
this would play a key
role in ensuring that the
network models exported
by various vendors would
be CIM compliant and
hence interoperable
To develop standardized
benchmark network
models for each region
and national network.
To document and publish
the experience gained
and lessons learned in the
exercise
10. Feasibility Studies / Design Design of HTRS Transmis- Preliminary work on fabrication
criteria for HTS Power sion Cables of High temperature
Transmission Cables and Design of cryogenic super conductivity based
demonstration of a simple cooling systems pressure transmission cables is under
Laboratory scale single phase drop and pumping power progress.
HTS cable. refrigeration requirements
Implementing Organization: Feasibility study on warm
Indian Institute of Technology, and cold dielectric cables
Kharagpur.
Design of cryogenic termi-
Outlay: `35.52 Lakhs nations / vacuum enclo-
Start Date: January 2015 sures
Annual Report 2014-2015

Demonstration of a simple
End Date: January 2017
laboratory scale (one
metre long) HTS cable
11. Use of Synchorphasors in To develop and validate Literature survey has been
Power System Load Modelling synchrophasor-based al- completed.
and State Estimation. gorithms and techniques
Preliminary work on procure-
for real-time estimation
Implementing Organization: and validation of the mod- ment of necessary equipments
Indian Institute of Technology, els of aggregate loads in an is in progress.
Kanpur. electric power system
Outlay: `43.20 Lakhs To develop the next gen-
Start Date: January 2015 eration hybrid state esti-
mator that will incorporate
End Date: January 2017 the synchronized as well
as the conventional mea-
surements to obtain the
best possible states of the
power system
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
To develop methodolo-
gies for multi-area state
estimation. The common
information model (CIM)
of power system data will
be explored from the per-
spective of multi-area state
estimator
To design methodology
for conversion of vendor
specific state estimation
data exchange process to
vendor-independent data
exchange process and to
define a mechanism of a
CIM compliant process for
data exchange between
the state estimator and
other energy management
system (EMS) applications
To build on the research on
Smart Grid control and op-
eration already completed
by the team of investiga-
tors from the host academ-
ic institute
12. Understanding the Formation To understand influence of Literature survey has been
of Copper Sulphide in harmonics current on dif- completed.
Transformer Insulation due to fusion of copper sulphide
Preliminary work of the project
Multi - Stress Aging. to pressboard insulation
and the formation of mois- is under progress.
Implementing Organization: ture
Indian Institute of Technology,
Madras, Chennai. The characteristic variation
in partial discharge activ-
Outlay: `30 Lakhs ity in transformer oil (for
Start Date: January 2015 different defects which in-
cludes particle movement,
End Date: January 2017 corona activity, surface dis-
charge and discharges due
to floating particle) due to
variation in sulphur con-
tent
To know the characteris-
tic variation in permittiv-
ity and loss factor of trans-
former insulation due to
ageing of solid insulation
by solid insulation in trans-
former

33
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
To understand surface
charge behavior of copper
sulphide diffused press-
board insulation
The above study will be
carried out with mineral and
paraffinic oil to understand
the copper sulphide
formation and level of
diffusion in pressboard
insulation
13. FPGA Based Development of Development of an Solar simulator is being
Different MPPT Algorithms improved maximum power procured.
for a Stand-Alone Photo point tracking algorithm
Literature survey is in progress.
Voltaic System using Artificial of a PV system under real
Intelligence. climatic conditions
Implementing Organization: Implementation of the
National Institute of Tech- MPPT algorithm by FPGA
nology, Karnataka, Surathkal. controller
Outlay: `25.07 Lakhs Development of new NN
controller for maximum
Start Date: January 2015
power point tracking and
End Date: January 2017 experimental verification
using FPGA
To investigate the effi-
ciency of the conventional
MPPt and NN base MPPT
control.
Designing different intel-
ligent controllers using
Annual Report 2014-2015

different types of NN
Realizing NN based MPPT
algorithm using FPGA
14. Identification of Incipient To simulate various dis- Procurement of equipment is
Discharges in Transformer charges that can occur under progress.
Insulation by Elastic Wave in transformer insulation
Sensing based on Fiber Bragg and finger print be ob-
Gratings. tained through fiber Bragg
gratings
Implementing Organization:
Indian Institute of Technology By positioning the fiber
Madras, Chennai. Bragg gratings at different
location, a separate
Outlay: `35.20 Lakhs
methodology be adopted
Start Date: January 2015 (by using triangulation
End Date: January 2017 technique) to identify the
location of discharges

34
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
Design of encapsulation
for the fiber Bragg grating
sensors to protect it from
the harsh environment of a
transformer
Development of a fiber
Bragg grating-based multi-
channel dynamic interroga-
tor system
Demonstration of incipi-
ent discharge identifica-
tion through elastic wave
sensing using fiber Bragg
grating sensor/interrogator
system
15. Wide - Area Damping Controller To investigate effectiveness Damping controller de-
Design for Power Systems. of the available power sys- sign with known models
tem stabilizer (PSS) based of power systems was
Implementing Organization:
wide-area control in power taken up
National Institute of
systems
Technology, Rourkela. Identification of inter-area
To investigate the effect oscillation modes of power
Outlay: `29.83 Lakhs
of communication delay system online has been tak-
Start Date: January 2015 arising in such closed-loop en up
End Date: January 2018 control of power system
Literature survey is in
oscillations using real-time
progress
measurements
To study control design
methods for systems with
time-delays applied to
power systems
To study and develop dy-
namic modeling of oscilla-
tory modes from real-time
measurement data
To study and develop dy-
namic compensation algo-
rithms for damping of such
oscillatory modes online

35
Completed Research Scheme of Power (RSoP) Projects
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
1. Study of Power Quality Prob- To develop different Matab Simulink model of
lems and Counter Measures in mitigation measures of a Shunt Active Power Filter
Present Power System using power quality problems using Adaptive Hysteresis
Power Electronics Devices. including application of Band Current Controller
shunt, series active power has been completed
Implementing Organization:
filters and unified power
National Institute of Technol- Computing facility
quality conditioners
ogy (NIT), Rourkela, Odisha. for research study has
To suggest correct power developed and evaluated
Outlay: `20.20 Lakhs
factor evaluation schemes successfully
Start Date: May 2011 and to develop new
Power quality problems
End Date: April 2014 power factor calculation
due to power electronic
technique that can
devices has been studied
handle actual energy
and measures for improv-
consumption under
ing power quality has been
different power supply
evolved and brought out in
condition
the technical report
2. Design and Development of The aim of the project is Design work in the laboratory
a DSP based Controller for develop a controller for has been completed and
Small Hydro and Wind Power induction generator for controller for induction
Generator. constant speed application generator for constant
and to modify the same speed application has been
Implementing Organization:
variable speed applications. developed and successfully
Indian Institute of Technology
tested.
(IIT), Roorkee.
Outlay: `25 Lakhs
Start Date: May 2011
End Date: October 2014
3. Development of Glass Fiber Investigation on nano Review of Literature on
Annual Report 2014-2015

Reinforced Nanocomposite composite material for use in nano composite insulator


Rods for High Voltage Polymer fabrication of the central core materials has been
Insulators. of long rod insulators using completed
fiberglass, epoxy resin and
Implementing Organization: Procurement of testing/
nanofillers.
Sri Jayachamarajendra College fabrication equipments
of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore. has been undertaken
Outlay: `45 Lakhs Development of Jigs and
electrodes for research
Start Date: February 2012
work was completed
End Date: July 2014
Fabrication of series of
epoxy nano composites
in the laboratory is
completed
Characterization of physi-
cal, chemical, electrical,
mechanical, wear and
thermal properties of de-
36 veloped composites has
been completed
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
4. High Temperature super Design and development A flywheel made of aluminum
conducting energy storage of miniature prototype of mounted on a horizontal
technique for use in distributed a Flywheel Energy Storage shaft and was fabricated for
generation system (Fly Wheel System [FESS]. levitation magnetic bearings
Energy Storage System). were used. It was tested
for stability under various
Implementing Organization:
rotational speeds.
Siddaganga Institute of
Technology (SIT), Tumkur.
Outlay: `9.50 Lakhs
Start Date: February 2012
End Date: January 2015
5. Design and Development of Developing anti-islanding Design of adaptive intelligent
Anti-Islanding Protection Relay scheme for micro grid includ- anti-islanding relay is
for Distributed Generations. ing DGs and implementing the completed. Technical Report
same on DSP/FPGAS board for of the work is submitted.
Implementing Organization:
prototype anti-islanding relay.
Indian Institute of Technology,
Bhubaneswar (IITB).
Outlay: `22.70 Lakhs
Start Date: February 2012
End Date: January 2015
6. Diagnostic Study on Partial To construct cryogenic A test cell for carrying out
Discharge Activity in Cryogenic test cell to operate at discharge studies in liquid
Insulation Structure By Multi different temperature for nitrogen under different
Sensor System. partial discharge studies at voltage profiles was
different frequency and for constructed
Implementing Organization:
carrying out breakdown
Indian Institute of Technology, Study of corona inception
test under different
Madras (IITM), Chennai. voltage in liquid nitrogen
voltages
under harmonic AC
Outlay: `46 Lakhs
To identify partial voltages with different
Start Date: February 2012 discharges formed in liquid THDS was completed
End Date: January 2015 nitrogen due to particle
movement under AC of
different frequency and
DC voltages using Acoustic
emission technique
To analyse the feasibility
of using UHF technique
for identification of partial
discharges formed in
liquid nitrogen due to
particle movement and
to compare the inception
voltage using conventional
PD detection technique

37
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
To understand the UHF
sensor measured PD mag-
nitude with phase angle
studies has to be carried
out
To analyse the impact of
pressure in liquid nitro-
gen on levitation voltage
of the particle measured
using UHF technique
To understand the impact
of bubble formed in me-
dium for the PD activity
under AC and DC voltag-
es. In addition the leakage
current flow in the system
be used for analysis of
current injected at differ-
ent conditions viz., co-
rona, particle movement,
bubble activity etc.
7. Development of Graphene Evaluation of the existing Graphene Super Capacitors
based Super Capacitors for super capacitors in the were developed. In order to
Energy Storage and Frequency market and drawing spec- study the reliability of super
Regulation in Smart Power ification for super capaci- capacitors, it was subjected to
Grid. tor based on graphene 1000 charge-discharge cycles
electrode and the retention in specific
Implementing Organization:
Development of graphene capacitance was studied. It
CEMET, Thrissur, Kerala.
from graphite oxide is observed that the super
Outlay: `25 Lakhs Development of gra- capacitor developed, retains
Start Date: February 2012 phene based electrode more than 80% specific
Annual Report 2014-2015

for super capacitors. capacitance even after 1000


End Date: January 2015 cycles. Application of super
Fabrication of super
capacitor capacitor was demonstrated
by fabricating an emergency
Measurements of the super lamp using graphene super
capacitor characteristics capacitors. Technical Report
has been submitted.

National Perspective Plan (NPP) Projects


The project proposals are invited from Academia, Power Utilities, Electrical Equipment manufacturing
companies and Research Institutes. The proposals are approved by Standing Committee on R&D
chaired by the Chairperson, CEA, New Delhi. During this year 2014-2015, 7 projects were under
investigation and 4 projects were completed.

38
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
On-going NPP Projects
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
1. Integrated sustainable power To identify local species Preliminary studies have been
generation from short rotation (plantation short-term completed. The project is in
forestry enhanced biomass forestry) and cultivate progress.
in rural and semi urban areas them with nutrients of
within clean development pre-collected and partial-
mechanism (CO2 mitigation) ly treated sewage water
for enhanced growth in
- R&D initiative for National
village/town communi-
biomass action plan. ties having population
Implementing Organization: not more than 20,000 or
Aligarh Muslim University equivalent quantity in city
(AMU), Uttar Pradesh. on trial basis

Outlay: `163.28 lakhs To assess and verify tech-


nical feasibility of these
Start Date: April 2014 species for their energy
value cultivated with sew-
End Date: March 2016
age nutrients under the
Indian conditions and
study any adverse effects
of sewage water on land
(soil). This also includes
suitability of land climate
fate of nutrients growth
pattern and soil accept-
ability
To convert enhanced bio-
mass into power through
gasifier or boiler on small
scale level up to 5 to 10 kW
and supply to local grid or
transmit to rural areas on
pilot basis and its techno-
economical evaluation for
energy yield and losses
To disseminate the tech-
nological interventions
through training seminars
etc for its wide full-scale
application involving lo-
cal farmers NGOs and en-
trepreneurs
To develop a frame work
and strategy within CDM
measures (UN millennium
goals for climate change
targets) as an initiative for
National Biomass Action
Plan involving sustainable
issues

39
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
2. Development of Nano- Development of synthesis Preliminary work has been
structures transformer oil routes for nanoparticles completed. Nano filler have
Nano fluids for improvement of simple and mixed met- been identified.
of thermal and insulating al oxides like Al2O3, Ca-
properties. CuTiO3 (CCTO), etc by wet
chemical route and solid
Implementing Organization: state reaction methods
Bengal Engineering &
Surface functionalization
Science University, Shibpur of the oxide nanoparticles
Outlay: `78.09 lakhs to achieve stable disper-
sion and suspension in
Start Date: November 2014 the transformer oil
End Date: October 2016 Study on the insulating
property of the nanofluid
consisting of the oxide
nanoparticles and trans-
former oil
Study on the thermal con-
ductivity of the nanofluid
and explanation of the
results
3. Investigations on New Nano Development of nano Preparation of nano com-
composite materials for composites for high volt- posite materials and fab-
Electrical Insulation1 age applications rication of sheet samples
using a roll mixer and hot
Implementing Organization: press has been completed
Indian Institute of
Technology, Ropar, Punjab Preliminary work has
been completed
Outlay: `65 lakhs
Start Date: November 2014
End Date: October 2016
Annual Report 2014-2015

Completed NPP Projects


Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
1. Design and Development To develop the technology A prototype super
of High Temperature the Fault Current Limiter (FCL) conductivity fault current
Superconducting Fault Current using High temperature super limiter was designed and
Limiter (FCL). conductivity. tested. The technology has
been demonstrated for the
Implementing Organization:
first time in India.
Crompton Greaves Limited,
Mumbai.
Outlay: `306 lakhs
Start Date: November 2009
End Date: March 2015

40
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Sl.
Title Objective Progress
No
2. A study on Stability and To determine maximum The outcome of the proj-
Reliability of the power system wind penetration level in ect was discussed during
with large penetration of Wind TNEB network for stable the Knowledge sharing
Power. and reliable operation of Seminar held at New
the system Delhi on 23rd December
Implementing Organization: 2014 at CWC Auditorium,
Central Power Research To develop a planning
New Delhi
methodology consid-
Institute, Bangalore.
ering wind generation Project was completed in
Outlay: `174.48 lakhs along with existing ther- June 2014. Technical Re-
mal and hydro to have a port has been submitted
Start Date: November 2009 proper generation mix.
End Date: June 2014 The scope of study is to
evaluate the stability and
reliability impacts exist-
ing system scenario, with
conventional and wind
generation
To develop a new meth-
odology for generation
capacity planning consid-
ering the wind power and
its cost evaluation

3. Improvement in reliability, Improve the performance Project completed in June


safety and long term
of power and converter 2014. Technical Report has
performance of power and transformers through been submitted.
converter transformers
improvements in quality
through improvements in assessment methodology
quality of transformer oil. of transformer oils and also
to improve oil diagnostic
Implementing Organization:
for improved service and
Central Power Research
extension of life of our
Institute, Bangalore.
transformers.
Outlay: `90 lakhs
Start Date: November 2009
End Date: June 2014

4. Development of DVR based To identify the quality issues, Project has been completed
voltage source stabilizers for design a dynamic voltage in June 2014. Technical Report
process Industry. restorer (DVR) to overcome the has been submitted.
problem and evaluate the end
Implementing Organization:
results.
C-DAC, Trivandrum
Outlay: `81.90 lakhs
Start Date: November 2009
End Date: June 2014

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Sponsored Projects

Smart Power & Energy Systems Wing


Title: Technical Assistance (TA) for establishment of Smart Grid Test Bed
Sponsoring Organisation: USTDA
Duration: Approx. 1 year
Outlay: US$692,000

Brief Objective and Status:


Subsequent to signing of grant agreement with USTDA, USA during June 2013, USTDA floated
tender for selection of USA based consultant during January 2014. USTDA sanctioned US$692,000
and as per grant agreement, USTDA will be directly making payment to selected consultant for TA
services. Ten offers were received and the process of evaluation completed and communicated
to USTDA. Subsequent to legal consultants suggestions on contractors agreement template and
receipt of approval from USTDA to go ahead with the selected contractor as per CPRI evaluation
report for contract finalization. CPRI had sent the contract template agreement with incorporation
of suggestions by legal consultants to M/s. ESTA International, USA. M/s ESTA International returned
the contract agreement with incorporation of contractors details, payment schedule and other
information which was also discussed with the contractor when contractor representative visited
CPRI on 6th march 2015. The revised draft contract agreement is in the process for clearance from
Administration / Legal wing then will be sent to USTDA for approval. The outcome of TA services will
be useful in implementing Smart Grid Research Laboratory project which is under XII plan.

Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research Centre


1. Title: Seismic tests on steel structure with and without Shape Memory Alloy dampers
Sponsored organisation: M/s Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
Annual Report 2014-2015

Duration: 5 Years & 10 Months


Outlay: `12.00 lakhs

Brief Objective and Status:


The main objective of the project is to investigate the effectiveness of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA)
dampers to reduce the response of steel framed structure under simulated earthquake excitation.

A series of seismic qualification tests have been performed on model of supporting steel structure
supporting a dump tank. Seismic tests were carried out under different levels of seismic excitation
with and without SMA dampers.

42
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Steel framed structure mounted on tri-axial shaker system

The seismic performance of steel frame structure can be enhanced using shape memory alloy
dampers. Seismic tests have been conducted on typical structure and the performance was monitored
to prove the techno-economic feasibility of employing such dampers, instead of strengthening the
structural elements. Shape memory alloy dampers can be used to improve the seismic performance
of steel structure more efficiently.

2. Title: Seismic testing on pressurised piping loops


Sponsored organisation: M/s Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
Duration: 4 Years, 8 Months
Outlay: `30.00 lakhs

Brief Objective and Status:


The main objective of the project is to perform the shake table tests on piping subjected to internal
pressure and seismic loadings.

A series of seismic qualification tests have been performed on four piping models of size 6. Seismic
tests were carried out under different levels of seismic excitation. Strain developed at critical location
and acceleration on piping system were recorded and analysed.

43
Pressurised piping loop mounted on tri-axial shaker system

Resonant frequencies, mode shapes and damping of the piping system can be effectively used
to verify and validate the seismic performance of piping system, the most critical component in
a nuclear power plant. Fatigue and ratcheting behaviour of piping system under internal pressure
during earthquakes have been studied in detail. The findings of the project can be used to design
safe and reliable piping system for nuclear power plant.

Information on Patents
The following are the innovative patents filed by CPRI during the financial year 2014-15 in Indian
Patent Offices namely, Kolkata and Chennai

Sl. Patent Date of


Division Title of the patent (2014-15)
No. Application No. Filing
1 MTD Rotating water cooled ash deposition system to 366/KOL/2015 31.03.2015
determine the deposition characteristics of the ash
particles generated in a Drop Tube Reactor (DTR)
Annual Report 2014-2015

system
2 MTD Chamber for administering cold primary and hot 368/KOL/2015 31.03.2015
secondary air to drop tube reactor system
3 MTD Secondary Air Pre-Heater for heating air to 800-1000 364/KOL/2015 31.03.2015
Centigrade in drop tube reactor systems
4 ERED A Smart air handling unit (AHU) for efficient operation 765/KOL/2014 17.07.2014
of Centralised Air Conditioning systems with lower
power consumption
5 ERED An Auto-Operating Device in Solar Water Heater 355/KOL/2015 27.03.2015
System Applicable for Highly Scaled Bore Well Water
6 ERED A novel device for water conservation and use of 358/KOL/2015 30.03.2015
solar water heaters (SWH) in multi storied buildings
7 PSD Load flow models for generators for Power Sub- 351/KOL/2015 30.03.2015
transmission and Distribution

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Section-3

Evaluation & Certification

45
EVALUATION & CERTIFICATION
For the past five decades, the Institute has been serving the power sector in the field of evaluation
and certification. CPRI laboratories are accredited by NABL, ISO17025 & ISO9001-2008, BIS, STL etc.
During the year 2014-15, a total of 76131 evaluations were conducted on 26395 samples for 4563
organizations which includes Central, State & Private Power Utilities and domestic and international
electrical equipment manufacturers.

First Time Tests


Diagnostic, Cables & Capacitors Division
HV shunt capacitors of three different ratings (1) 1043.85 kvar, 18.94 kV (2) 1068 kvar, kvar, 17.894
kV (3) 881 kvar, kvar, 13.5 kV (4) 6611 kvar, kvar, 9.45 kV, (5) 922.24 kvar, 18.628 kV (6) 1029.63
kvar, kvar, 16.70 kV, (7) 1049.35 kvar, 17.894 kV, (8) 1025.34, kvar, 18.673 kV, (9) 970.88 kvar, 16.178
kV from M/s. ABB Ltd, India were tested as per International Standard (IEC 60871-1-2005) for the
first time in the country in terms of highest rating
These shunts were used in the prestigious project of Ultra High Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC)
transmission line connecting the Champa (State of Chhattisgarh), Central India, to Khurukshetra
(State of Haryana) in Northern India, using 800 kV 3,000 MW Ultra High Voltage Direct Current
(UHVDC) technology
Also for prestigious SVC project, HV shunt capacitors of two different ratings (1) 94.30 kvar,
10.95 kV and (2) 949.60, kvar, 9.12 kV from M/s. ABB Ltd, India were evaluated as per International
Standard (IEC 60871-1-2014) for the first time in the country. This has helped in saving huge
amount of Foreign exchange for the country to a tune of US $2,50,000/-
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Capacitors under testing Capacitors undergoing


Thermal Stability test
Testing of capacitor units of rating 3 x 9.6 milli Farad was carried out for a European customer as
per the customers requirements. The test carried out include the following tests:
1. Measurement of Capacitance and tan measurement before and after thermal stability test at
100 Vac.
2. Thermal stability test was carried out to excite the capacitor so that a current of 960.
Amps flowed in each phase of the capacitor.
This is the highest rating of capacitance of any capacitor tested in the CPRI and the test was carried
out for the first time in Power Capacitors Laboratory of CPRI.

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9.6 milli Farad capacitor undergoing test in CPRI

Air core shunt reactors of ratings 34.5/ 3 kV, 0.93 H, & 34.5/ 3 kV, 3.55 H were tested in the
lab. Temperature rise test of these shunt reactors were carried out as per customers request
and test procedure in general accordance with Cl. 7.8.14 of IEC 60076-6 2007. The test involved
exciting the reactor at a voltage of 16.7 kV and current of 55 A & 15 A respectively, the test was
carried out without adding any additional infrastructure by reconfiguring the Parallel Resonance
transformer. The tests were conducted for the first time in CPRI on the request of M/s. Fibradite
Products Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

A view of temperature rise test on 34.5/3 kV, 0.93 H shunt reactor

A view of temperature rise test on 34.5/3 kV, 3.55 H shunt reactor 47


Destruction tests of AC motor capacitors of Type S3 were tested as per IEC 60252 for the
customer M/s TUV RHEINLAND, Bangalore. The test involved application of dc voltage and
superimposed ac voltage. This test was conducted for the first time in CPRI. About 10 capacitors
were tested for the above test
Air core series reactor of rating 1080.88 kvar, 39.36 mH, 295.65 A, 33 kV was tested in the lab.
Temperature rise test of this series reactors was carried out as per IS 5553-4-1989-(RA2004) and
as per customers requirements. The test involved exciting the reactor at a current of 296 A with
a tolerance of +0 to -3%, the test was carried out without adding any additional infrastructure by
re configuring the Parallel Resonance transformer. The tests were conducted for the first time in
CPRI on the request of M/s Meher Mangoldt Inductors Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

A view of the 1080.88 kvar, 39.36 mH, 295.65 A, 33 kV air core series reactor undergoing test

High Power Laboratory


Short time current test was carried out on 63 kA for 3 sec. on 550 kV Current Transformer of
M/s. Alstom T&D, Hosur for the first time, in High Power Laboratory-CPRI, Bangalore, on
20th March 2015
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Switchgear Testing & Development Station, Bhopal


Short circuit performance test at 65 kA rms for one second was conducted successfully on 12 kV,
1250 A, Cast Resin Busduct of M/s C&S Electric Ltd., Haridwar, in Station-2, STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, for
the first time, on 3rd April 2014
800 kV, 3150 A Knee type Disconnector of M/s Siemens Ltd., Hyderabad was tested for the first
time at 63 kA rms for three seconds in Station-1, STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, on 28th April 2014
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, has first time carried out the short time withstand current and peak withstand
current tests on 420 kV Pantagraph Disconnector at 50 kA rms, for one second with initial peak of
127.5 kA pk as per IEC 62271-102, 2011, for M/s Siemens Limited, Hyderabad, on 20th May, 2014
For the first time, Short time withstand current and peak withstand current tests on 24 kV
Disconnector Switch (for busducts) was conducted at 100 kA for one second for M/s C&S Electric
Ltd., Greater Noida, at STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, on 25th June, 2014
Internal Arc test at 100 kA rms for 0.1 sec. was carried out successfully for the first time on vertical
cable chamber of LT Control Panel of rating 6300 A, 415 VAC, 3 phase 4 W, 50 Hz, at STDS-CPRI,
Bhopal, for M/s Formoplast Controls (P) Ltd., Chennai, on 14th August, 2014
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EVALUATION & CERTIFICATION
Short time current test was conducted on 11 kV, 7200 A, Generator Adaptor Box a 80 kA rms for
3.0 seconds for the first time for M/s C&S Electric Ltd., Greater Noida, at STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, on
22nd August, 2014
Short circuit making test was conducted on 145 kV, 3150 A, 40 kA SF6 Circuit Breaker for the first
time, at STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, for M/s ABB Ltd., Vadodara, on 20th August 2014
Short time withstand current test was conducted for the first time in STDS, Stn.-1, CPRI, Bhopal, on
24 kV, 26000 A, 165 kA for 1 sec. isolated busduct, of M/s Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Rudrapur,
on 22nd & 23rd December, 2014
Temperature rise test was conducted at 26 kA on the IP Busduct of M/s BHEL, Rudrapur, for the
first time in the 25 kA Lab. of STDS, STL, Bhopal, on 3rd March 2015. This is the highest rating of
busduct ever tested at CPRI
Short circuit performance test at 65 kA rms for one second was conducted successfully on 12 kV,
1250 A, Busduct of M/s Etna-Com Boom, Belgium, in Station-2, STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, for the first
time, on 3rd April 2014
380 V, 4000 A PTC-MCB (Extendable multi cubicle) of M/s Panel Tech.Co., Kabul, Afganisthan was
tested for short time withstand current test in Station-2, STDS, Bhopal, on 17th November 2014.
It was for the first time that a panel with seven section was tested at 65 kA for 3 seconds in
Station-2, STDS-CPRI, Bhopal

High Voltage Laboratory


50/75 MVA, 132/33 kV 3 phase separate winding Power Transformer of M/s. Energypac Engineering
Ltd., Bangladesh was tested for Lightning impulse voltage withstand on both HV & LV windings,
at High Voltage laboratory, CPRI, Bangalore. The above rating of the transformer was tested
and successfully completed for the first time & was witnessed by officials and Engineers of
M/s. Energypac Engg. Ltd., Bangladesh, on 14th January 2015

New Facilities Created


Diagnostic, Cables & Capacitors Division
New test facilities for testing of LV APFC panels up to 500 kvar have been established in Power
Capacitors Laboratory
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Development of new Indian standard for LV APFC panels
An Indian standard (draft) titled as Indian Standard for automatic power factor correction (APFC)
panels for voltage rating up to and including 1000 V, has been successfully formulated under a
BIS sponsored R&D project. Along with the formulation of standard, state-of-the-art facilities for
research, testing and certification of LV APFC panels of rating up to 600 kvar, 440 V have been
augmented

The newly formulated Indian Standard (draft) and performance evaluation facilities for APFC
panels are expected to be beneficial for both manufacturers and utilities and hence to the power
sector to ensure uniform requirement regarding testing and also to install reliable APFC panels
so as to minimize distribution losses. Purchasers of LV APFC panels are expected to avail the
facilities and expertise developed at CPRI, for testing and certification of LV APFC panels and
also to include testing of LV APFC panels, in accordance with the new Indian standard, as a
mandatory clause in their tender specification

The project has been completed and Indian standard is under wide circulation and expected to
be printed by BIS after completion of requisite procedures of BIS

Materials Technology Division


The Division has established comprehensive test facilities for evaluating electrical grade steels:

1. Ductility Tester
2. Bend Tester
3. Annealing Furnace
4. Ageing Oven
5. Flatness (Wave Factor)
6. Edge Camber
7. Burr Height
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8. Geometric Characters

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EVALUATION & CERTIFICATION
Switchgear Testing & Development Station, Bhopal
The 33 kV substation at 2400 kV Impulse Laboratory was successfully commissioned at STDS-
CPRI, Bhopal. This provides power supply to Impulse Generator Lab. and office premises of this
new HV lab. The complete substation was established with internal resources of CPRI by CPRI,
O&M group
The newly established EHV laboratory was inaugurated at STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, on 20th October,
2014, by Shri Major Singh, Member (Planning & PS), CEA, in the presence of Shri Raj Pal, Economic
Advisor MoP, Dr. Pradeep Kumar, Joint Secretary & FA MoP and Shri N. Murugesan, Director
General of CPRI

Inauguration of HVDC Test Facility

Ultra High Voltage Research Laboratory, Hyderabad


UHVRL-CPRI, Hyderabad has established new facilities for testing system upto 1200 kV HVDC and
facilities for testing Instrument Transformers. The details are given below:

1) 1200 kV HVDC Test System


a) DC Voltage withstand/Flashover test- Dry up to 1200 kV
b) DC Voltage withstand/Flashover test- WET up to 1200 kV
c) Corona Voltage Tests up to 1200 kV
d) RIV Tests up to 1200 kV
e) Pollution Tests with pulse currents up to 2 A

2) I) Equipment: Potential Transformer


i) Accuracy Test up to 1200 kV
ii) Temperature rise Test up to 1200 kV / 5 kA 51
II) Equipment: Current Transformer
i) Accuracy Test up to 1200 kV
ii) Temperature rise Test up to 1200 kV/5 kA
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Regional Testing Laboratory, Noida


1000 kV, 100 kJ Impulse Test System from M/s Apitz GmbH, Switzerland has been commissioned
successfully at RTL-CPRI, Noida and commercial testing commenced from 1st April 2014 in the
laboratory

Special Tests Conducted

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Division (ERED)


Field testing of micro Solar PV grid tied inverters were undertaken by ERED, CPRI, Bangalore
Field testing of Solar Photovoltaic plants of 1 MW was undertaken by ERED, CPRI, Bangalore
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Testing of Solar LED based Lanterns is now undertaken at ERED, CPRI, Bangalore
EVALUATION & CERTIFICATION
Testing of LED Lamps as per manufactures & MNRE specifications is undertaken at ERED,
CPRI, Bangalore
ERED, CPRI, Bangalore has taken up field and laboratory evaluation of street light controllers as
per manufacturers specifications

Short Circuit Laboratory


Temperature-rise test was carried out as per IS 3156 (Part 1) on 11 kV Resin Cast Voltage
Transformer, ratio - 11000/3 V / 110/3 V, Accuracy class 0.2 of M/s. Paras Power Engg. Pvt. Ltd.,
Bangalore, on 3rd July 2014

Determination of sound pressure level test was carried out on VFD Panels of 22 kW & 37 kW
ratings of M/s. Adarsha Control Systems Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore under loaded condition in outdoor
environment during midnight on 17th & 18th July 2014

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Performance at rated short circuit capacity at 10 kA on 63 A & 40 A SP MCBs were carried
out for M/s. Alfanar Engineering Services (I) Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, during 7th & 9th May 2014.
Mr. Abdal Momen Ihsan Gazari, Design Engineer from M/s. Alfanar Electrical systems, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia witnessed the test

Verification of the short circuit withstand strength test at 16 kA rms for 1 second on main busbars
was carried out on 160 A 42 ways LT Distribution board for M/s. Electric House, Jeddah, Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia, on 12th & 13th May 2014. Mr. Mahanthesh Hologi from M/s. Electric House, Jeddah
witnessed the test
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EVALUATION & CERTIFICATION
Performance at service short circuit capacity at 7.5 kA on 63 A & 40 A SP MCBs were carried out
for M/s. Alfanar Engineering Services (I) Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, on 24th June 2014. Mr. Abdal Momen
Ihsan Gazari, Design Engineer from M/s. Alfanar Electrical systems, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia witnessed the test

Ability to withstand the dynamic effects of short circuit test was carried out on 160 kVA
20-15/0.4 kV & 100 kVA 20/0.4 kV Three Phase Distribution Transformers on 26th & 27th June 2014
for M/s. Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Solon Athanasopoulos
from P.P.C. sa., Greece witnessed the test

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Short time withstand current and peak withstand current tests at 12.5 kA for 1st duration was
carried out on main circuit and earth circuit of 24 kV 400 A MV Switchgear Panel for M/s. Schneider
Electric (I) Ltd., Bangalore, on 9th July 2014. Mr. Xavier Paul Louis Person, Project Design Leader
from France witnessed the test

Ability to withstand the dynamic effects of short circuit test was carried out on 1000 kVA
11/0.417 kV Three Phase Distribution Transformer for M/s. Pete-Hammond Power Solutions Pvt.
Ltd., Hyderabad, from 26th to 28th August 2014. Mr. Bob Thompson from M/s. Hammond Power
Solutions, United Kingdom and Mr. Mark Adam Simblett from M/s. Slaters, United Kingdom
witnessed the test at Short Circuit Laboratory, CPRI, Bangalore
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EVALUATION & CERTIFICATION
Verification of short-circuit withstand strength at 40 kA for 1 second was carried out on 500 V
2400 A 12 way Distribution Board as per IEC 61439-1 & IEC 61439-2 for M/s. Novateur Electrical &
Digital Systems Pvt. Ltd., Sonepat, Haryana, on 19th August 2014. Mr. Tammam Chami Ahmed &
Mr. Ali Obaid Sulaiman Hamed Almutawa from DEWA Dubai witnessed the test, at Short Circuit
Laboratory, CPRI, Bangalore

Temperature rise test was carried out on 50 kVA 33 kV / 400 V, 25 kVA, 50 kVA, 100 kVA, 200
kVA & 300 kVA 11kV / 400 V Three Phase Distribution Transformers & 15 kVA, 11 kV / 230 V
Single Phase Distribution Transformer for M/s. LTL Transformers (Pvt.) Limited, Sri Lanka from
17th to 23rd September 2014. Mr. Deependra Raj Dwivedi & Mr. Shaligram Bandari, Assistant
Manager from Nepal Electricity Authority and Mr. Lahiru Himal & Mr. K A I Gunathunga from
M/s. LTL Transformers (Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka witnessed the test at Short Circuit Laboratory,
CPRI, Bangalore

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Time versus Current curve test on Arrester Disconnectors was carried out for M/s. Precise Electric
Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Thailand, on 3rd November 2014. Mr. Natapong Puttanantadech, Product
Manager Surge Arrester & Polymer Products from M/s. Precise Electric Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
witnessed the test at Short Circuit Laboratory, CPRI, Bangalore

Thermal short circuit test at 25 kA for 0.5 s on copper tape screen & steel wire armour of
3 x 240 sq.mm Aluminium conductor, XLPE insulated galvanized steel formed wire armoured PVC
sheathed 6.35/11 kV Cable was conducted from 25th to 27th February, 2015. Mr. Arun Thombre,
Assistant Manager (Technical) and his team from M/s. Dubai Cable Co. Ltd., Dubai and UAE visited
Short Circuit Laboratory, CPRI, Bangalore, for witnessing the tests
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Temperature rise test was carried out on 250 kVA 20-15/0.410 kV Three Phase Distribution
Transformer for M/s. Lebanese Electrical Services, Beirut, Lebanon, on 30th & 31st March 2015.
Mr. Salman C. Yehia, Manager from M/s. Lebanese Electrical Services, Beirut witnessed the test at
Short Circuit Laboratory, CPRI, Bangalore

High Power Laboratory


250 MVA, 237/15.75 kV 3 phase transformer of M/s. BHEL, Jhansi was tested for Dynamic ability
to withstand short circuit test, on 3rd & 4th April, 2014

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420 kV Current transformer of M/s. Mehru Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (P) Ltd., Bhiwadi,
Rajasthan, was tested for short time with stand current of 63 kA for 1.25 second, on 23rd April, 2014

50 MVA, 66/27.5 kV, single phase transformer of M/s. ABB Ltd., Vadodara, was tested for dynamic
ability to withstand short circuit test, on 13th August, 2014
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24 kV, 400 A Isolated phase bus duct of M/s. BHEL, Rudrapur was tested for short time withstand
current test of 300 kA for 1 sec., on 8th September, 2014

400 kV Double tension Insulator strings of M/s. Aditya Birla Insulators, Hooghly, was tested for
Power arc test of 40 kA, on 18th September, 2014

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2.5 MVA, 33/11 kV Transformer of M/s. EWT Transformer Sdn Bhd, Malaysia was tested for short
circuit test, on 27th October, 2014

100 MVA, 230/110 kV 3 phase transformer of M/s. Indo Tech Transformer Ltd., Kanchipuram was
tested for dynamic effect of short circuit
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Materials Technology Division
Failure analysis of Primary Air fan blades for 600 MW Unit of Jindal Power Ltd., Raigarh.
The root cause analysis for failure of the blades has been carried out covering visual inspection
at site, dynamic analysis of the fan system, mechanical properties as well as fracture surface
analysis of the failed blades. Photograph showing the failure in different stages of fan is
shown below:

The predominant failure were observed at the trailing edge of 1st stage in both the cases of Fan
A and Fan B, through chipping-off of the blade material and is attributed to the entrapment of
foreign objects in to the suction side as well as operation of the fan in stall zone coinciding with low
discharge volume conditions. Incorporation of existence of stalling conditions through installation
of pressure sensing probes (Pertermann probe) and have the closed loop control in combination
with the motor current/tilt angle for controlling the fan discharge were suggested for avoiding
recurrence of these failures.

M/s Rosa Power Supply Co. Ltd., Shahjahanpur (RPSCL) reported cases of deposits formation on
the ID side of the boiler tubes of Economizer, Water wall and LTSH tubes of Unit # 4, Shahajanpur.
The characteristic appearance of localized corrosion in isolated regions on the ID side of water
wall tube with low loss in metal wall thickness appears possibly attributed to corrosion due to feed
water quality during the whole service period. Monitoring of feed water chemistry periodically,
particularly for the concentration of phosphorous, chlorine and calcium within permissible limits
as well as inspection of water wall panels through advanced LFET method were recommended

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Advanced Phased Array UT inspection and Remaining Life Assessment of cracked shaft through
FEM analysis has been carried out on the Generator shaft (Unit #4-126 MW) of M/s Bhakra Nangal
Left Bank Power house (BBMB), Chandigarh. A number of cracks with their orientation has
been obtained. The maximum crack growth rate for critical cracks has been evaluated through
ZENZRACK based FEA software taking in to account of uprated operating conditions of load.
Re-inspection of the shaft has been suggested based on the criticality of the defects observed

Erosion life of the coal burners of 210 MW boilers with two different configurations of splitter
plates viz. conventional three stainless steel plates and two ceramic based splitters were
evaluated. The high temperature erosion resistance properties of these materials (up to 700C)
were evaluated at different impact angles and velocities under accelerated conditions to obtain
the erosion sensitive constants. The actual 3D burner geometry was modelled in CATIA and CFD
analysis of critical erosion regions were analysed taking into account the laboratory generated
sensitive constants. The life of the burner tip materials were evaluated at different burner
tip angles
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The erosion life is affected by the burner geometry (tilt angle) and particle velocity and the flow
profiles (particle trajectory) is nearly uniform for both configurations. The study also indicated that
the ceramic material has shown comparatively in-sensitive to test temperature.

Erosion life of 500 MW unit coal burners with two different configurations of splitter plates viz.
conventional three stainless steel plates and single ceramic based splitters were evaluated.
The high temperature erosion resistance properties of these materials were evaluated under
accelerated conditions. The actual 3D burner geometry was modelled in CATIA and CFD analysis
of critical erosion regions were analyzed taking into account the laboratory generated sensitive
constants. The life of the burner tip materials were evaluated at different burner tip angles

The erosion life of single ceramic based splitter burner have shown minimum life improvement
factor of five over the conventional metallic based coal burners.

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Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research Centre

Seismic qualification of 245 kV Single Pole


SF6 Circuit Breaker for M/s. Siemens Ltd.,
Aurangabad

Seismic qualification of 216 kV, 10 kA Class


3 Surge Arrester Polymeric Type for
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M/s. Raycham RPG Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat

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Seismic qualification of 245 kV Horizontal
Centre Break Disconnector of
M/s. ABB India Ltd., Vadodara

Seismic qualification of Power link Main


Switch Board of M/s Pubudu Engineering
Pvt. Ltd., Sri Lanka

Vibration and shock testing of Buchholz


relay of M/s. Yagya Enterprises, Jhansi

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UHVRL, Hyderabad
1200 kV HVDC TEST SYSTEM at UHVRL, CPRI, HYDERABAD
UHVRL successfully completed tests on HVDC 800 kV, 420 kN Composite silicone rubber long rod
insulators for triple tension string as shown in figure and single Y suspension insulator string with
hardware fittings suitable for hexagonal lapwing conductor. HVDC voltage withstand test under
wet conditions, RIV test and corona test were conducted in addition to lightning impulse and wet
switching impulse tests. Tests were conducted for M/s. Goldstone Infratech Limited, Hyderabad. The
end user was M/s. PGCIL and the tests were witnessed by representative from M/s. PGCIL.

800 kV HVDC Triple


tension insulator string

5 MV Outdoor
Impulse voltage
generator

1200 kV HVDC
Test Source

800 kV HVDC Triple tension insulator string under test

Third Party Inspections:


Instrumentation Division
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Third Party Inspection carried out on behalf of APEPDCL, Visakhapatnam at:


M/s. Holley Meters, Hyderabad (3 inspections)
M/s. HPL Electric & Power Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon Haryana (3 inspections)
M/s. Secure Meters Ltd., Barotiwala, HP (2 inspections)
M/s. Naina Power, Hyderabad (6 inspections)
M/s. Himachal Energy Pvt. Ltd., H.P.
Third Party Inspection carried out on behalf of M/s. TSECL, Tripura, at
M/s. Himachal Energy Pvt. Ltd., H.P. ( 3 inspections)

Distribution Systems Division


Third party inspection of tests on two numbers of 8 MVA transformer Toshiba T&D Systems
(India) Pvt. Ltd, Telangana State, as part of assignment for M/s. APEPDCL, Vishakapatnam, on 4th
& 5th August 2014
Third party inspection of tests on three numbers of 8 MVA transformer Toshiba T&D Systems
68 (India) Pvt. Ltd, Telangana State was carried out as part of assignment for M/s. APEPDCL,
Vishakapatnam, on 4th September 2014
EVALUATION & CERTIFICATION
Third party inspection of tests on one number of 8 MVA transformer M/s. Thota COLDCEL
Pvt. Ltd., Telangana State as part of assignment for M/s. APEPDCL, Vishakapatnam, on
14th October 2014

High Power Laboratory


Witnessed Routine tests & Special tests (Third party inspection) on 2 nos. of 160 MVA, 220 kV/
132 kV, 33 kV 3 phase Auto Transformer of M/s. Alstom, Allahabad for M/s. OPTCL by
Shri. T. Gurudev, Engg. Officer Gr.4, CPRI, Bangalore, during 27th March, 2014 to 4th April, 2014
Witnessed Routine tests & special tests (Third Party inspection) on 3 nos of 45 MVA.
132/33 kV, 15 MVA 132/11 kV & 30 MVA, 132/11 kV Power transformers at the works of
M/s. Crompton Greaves Ltd., Mumbai by Shri R. Manohara, Engg Officer Gr.3, CPRI, Bangalore,
during 12th to 20th May, 2014
Witnessed Routine tests and type tests on 20 MVA 132 kV/33 kV, 3 Phase transformer of
M/s. IMP Powers Ltd., Silvassa for M/s. OPTCL, Odisha, by Shri T. Gurudev, Engg. Officer Gr.4, CPRI,
Bangalore,. from 28th to 31st May, 2014
Third party inspection of routine tests and special tests were carried out on two nos. of
20 MVA, 132 kV / 33 kV 3 phase Transformers of M/s. IMP Powers Ltd., Silvassa, for M/s. OPTCL by
Shri T Gurudev, Engg. Officer Gr.4, CPRI, Bangalore, between 8th to 13th September, 2014
Third party inspection of routine tests and special test were carried out on three nos. of
transformers viz., 50 MVA 220/22 kV, 50 MVA 132/33 kV and 50 MVA 132/33 kV transformers of
M/s. Prime Meiden Ltd., Nellore, by Shri Rajaram Mohan Rao Chennu, Engg. Officer Gr.2, CPRI,
Bangalore, from 3rd to 13th September, 2014
Third party inspection for temperature rise test at the time of final inspection on 10 MVA, 110 kV
/ 11 kV Power transformer at M/s. IMP Powers Ltd., Silvasa for KPTCL, Bangalore, carried out by
Mr. Govinda Rao, Engg. Officer Gr.2, CPRI, Bangalore, from 9th to 11th October, 2014
Final inspection of 2 nos. of 40/50 MVA 132/33 kV Power Transformers at M/s. IMP Power Ltd.,
Silvasa for HVPNL, Panchkula was carried out by Mr. Govinda Roa G, Engg. Officer Gr.2, CPRI,
Bangalore, from 16th to 19th October, 2014
Third party inspection on routine tests before short circuit test of 260 MVA, 420/3 kV/20 kV,
50 Hz Generator Transformer at M/s. TBEA Energy (India) Ltd., Gujarat carried out by
Mr. R. Manohara, Engg. Officer Gr.3, CPRI, Bangalore, from 16th to 18th October, 2014
Third party inspection on 2 nos. of 100 MVA, 220/66 kV Transformer was carried out by
Shri Rajaram Mohan Rao Chennu, Engg. Officer Gr.2, CPRI, Bangalore, at M/s. Crompton Greaves
Ltd., Mumbai for M/s. KPTCL, from 13th to 17th October, 2014
Third party inspection on 315 MVA, 400 kV/220/33 kV 3 phase transformer at M/s. TBEA Energy
(India) Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat was carried out by Shri T. Gurudev, Engg. Officer Gr.4, CPRI, Bangalore,
from 19th to 22nd November, 2014
Third party inspection of 20 MVA, 132/33 kV Transformer at M/s. IMP Power Ltd., Silvassa carried
out by Shri. Govinda Rao. G, Engg. Officer Gr.2, CPRI, Bangalore, during 30th November, 2014 to
4th February, 2014
Third party inspection of 315 MVA, 400 kV/220/33 kV 3 phase transformer at M/s. TBEA Energy
(India) Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat was carried out by Shri. T. Gurudev, Engg. Officer Gr.4, CPRI, Bangalore,
from 19th to 22nd November, 2014

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Third party inspection of 20 MVA, 132/33 kV Transformer at M/s. IMP Power Ltd., Silvassa carried
out by Shri G Govinda Rao, Engg. Officer Gr.2, CPRI, Bangalore, from 30th November, 2014 to
4th February, 2014
Shri. Maroti, Engineering Officer Gr.3, CPRI, Bangalore, was deputed to witness Factory Acceptance
tests of 30 MVAR 220 kV Reactor at the works of M/s. Crompton Greaves Ltd., Mumbai, for
M/s. Tanzania Electric Supplt Co. Ltd., Tanzania, from 20th to 24th January, 2015
Third party inspection of 100 MVA, 230/110/11 kV Auto transformer (6th unit) at the works
of M/s. IMP Powers Ltd., Silvassa for M/s. TANTRANSCO, Chennai, T.N. was carried out by
Shri R. Manohara, Engg. Officer Gr.3, CPRI, Bangalore, on 7th January, 2015
Third party inspection of routine tests and special tests were carried out on two nos. of 20 MVA,
132/33 kV, 50 Hz Sl. Nos. PT-7102 (5th unit) and PT-7111 (14th Unit) Power Transformers at the
works of M/s. IMP Power Ltd., Silvassa, for M/s. OPTCL, by Shri R. Manohara, Engg. Officer Gr.3,
CPRI, Bangalore, during 5th to 9th January, 2015
Third party inspection of 230 / 110 kVm 100 MVA Auto transformer was carried out at
M/s. IMP Powers Ltd., Silvassa, Dadar & Nagar Haveli (UT), for M/s. Tamilnadu Transmission
Corporation Ltd., Chennai, by Shri R. Manohara, Engg. Officer Gr.3, CPRI, Bangalore, from 12th to
19th February, 2015
Third party inspection work was carried out on one no. of 20 MVA, 132 kV/33 kV 3 Phase
Transformer of M/s. IMP Power Ltd., Silvassa, for M/s. OPTCL, Odisha, by Shri. T. Gurudev, Engg.
Officer Gr.4, CPRI, Bangalore, for five days from 23rd March, 2015

Testing & Certification for Overseas Customers


Testing of 220 kV D/C Tower Sudan 2 towers, 220 kV D/C Tower Bolivia II - 2 towers, 220 kV
D/C Tower Columbia 1 tower, 220 kV D/C Tower Peru 2 towers for Nanjing Daji Steel Tower
Manufacturing Co. Ltd, China
Testing of ACSR Drake Conductor for Universal Cable (Sawarak) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Testing of Monopole for M/s. H. G. Power Transmission Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Testing of Single phase Transformers, three phase Transformers, Electronic meter and Lightning
Arresters for M/s. Techno Venture Ltd, Bangladesh
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Testing of Single phase Transformers for M/s. Electro Venture Ltd, Bangladesh
Impulse tests on 50 kVA, 100 kVA, 315 kVA 33 kV / 400 V Transformers, 25 kVA, 33 kV / 460 V
Transformer and on 2 MVA, 33 / 11 kV Transformer for M/s. LTL Transformers Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka
Testing of 250 kVA, 11/0.415 kV and 200 kVA, 33/0.415 kV Distribution Transformers, & 75 MVA,
132 / 33 kV Transformer for M/s. Energypac Engineering Ltd, Dhaka
Testing of 5 kVA, 10 kVA, 15 kVA, 25 kVA, 37.5 kVA, 50 kVA, 75 kVA and 100 kVA Distribution
Transformers, for M/s. Confidence Electric Limited, Bangladesh
Seismic & IP 55 test on LT Panels of M/s. Pubudu Engineering (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka
Testing of ACSR DRAKE Conductor for M/s. Olympic Cable Company Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Testing of 2500 kVA, 33/11 kV Transformer & 1000 kVA, 33 / 11 kV Transformer for M/s. EWT
Transformer Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Testing of 400 A Mini Distribution Pillar for M/s. Al Hamad Switchgear, Ajman, UAE
Testing of 250 kVA Transformer for M/s. Lebanese Electrical Services, Beirut, Lebanon

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Internal Arc test and measurement of noise level test were conducted on 12 kV, 20 kA rms,
1000 kVA, 630 A Compact Substation, of M/s Indkom Engineering Sdn, Selangor, Malaysia, at
Station-1, STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, on 12th & 19th April, 2014
More than 14 Transformers of M/s T.S. Transformers Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh, were tested for
Short circuit, Temperature rise and Impulse test at STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, from 6th to 31st July 2014.
Mr. Sherab Dorji Engineer, Mr. Chencho Gyeltshen - Engineer of M/s. Bhutan Power Corporation
Ltd., Bhutan, witnessed the testing of 400 kV ACSR moose conductor Radio Interference test &
Corona test, at High Voltage Division, CPRI, Bangalore, on 20th January 2015
Mr. Erwin Cokroha Dinata, Mr. Ramli Singgih, Mr. Lambok Mangihuttua Effendy, Mr. Andriawan
Dewanto from Indonesia visited High Voltage Division, CPRI, Bangalore, for witnessing tests
11 kV, 120 kN, 210 kN disc insulators for Lightning impulse withstand test, Puncture, Electro
mechanical failing load test & Verification of Dimension, on 23rd & 24th February 2015

Dr. J. Sundara Rajan, Joint Director, R&D, CPRI, Bangalore witnessed the testing of HTS based
Fault Current Limiter on March 2015 at Pune. For the first time in India, a power apparatus based
on High Temperature Super conductivity was developed under R&D of National Perspective Plan.

Testing for UL (Underwriters Laboratories)


CPRI testing facilities were utilized by Underwriters Laboratories for testing of various Electrical
equipment for both Indian and Overseas Customers. The following are the work orders from UL
executed during the year:
Temperature Rise Testing of 2500 A, 630 A and 400 A LT Panels for Arabian Gulf for
M/s. Industrial Engineering Co., Kuwait
Temperature Rise Tests on 400 A, 630 A, 1000 A and 2500 A Panels for M/s. Power Dynamic
Switchgear, UAE
400 A Feeder Pillar for M/s. Citra Electro-Mechanical LLC, Abu Dhabi
2500 A, 415 V Panel for M/s. Sunesons Engineering & Fabrications Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

Overseas Third Party Inspection Services as STL Member


CPRI as a Short Circuit Testing Liaison (STL) Member carried out Third Party Inspections for Overseas
Customers. CPRI Experts were deputed for the following inspections:
Third Party witnessing of tests on 20/30 MVA Power Transformer at CG works in Indonesia for
M/s. PT CG Power Systems, Indonesia from 14th to 30th August 2014. Shri Yugal Agarwal, Engg.
Officer Gr.4 from STDS-CPRI, Bhopal was deputed for the inspection at Indonesia

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Third Party witnessing of tests on 60/90 MVA Power Transformer, one no. 100 kVA Earthing
Transformer and one no. 100 kVA, Distribution Transformer at CG works in Indonesia, for
M/s. PT CG Power Systems, Indonesia from 20th to 30th September 2014. Shri Yugal Agarwal, Engg.
Officer Gr.4 from STDS-CPRI, Bhopal was deputed for the inspection at Indonesia
Third Party witnessing of tests on 90 MVA Power Transformer and 100 kVA Earthing Transformers
at CG works in Indonesia for M/s. PT CG Power Systems, Indonesia from 14th to 30th August 2014.
Shri. T. Gurudev, Engg. Officer Gr.4, HPL, CPRI, Bangalore was deputed for the inspection at
Indonesia
Third Party witnessing of Short circuit test on 260 MVA Transformer at KEMA, Netherlands
for M/s. TBEA Energy (India) Private Limited, Vadodara, from 25th February to 2nd March 2015.
Shri. J.Santhosh, Joint Director, HPL, CPRI, Bangalore was deputed for the inspection at
Netherlands

Membership of CPRI officers in International /


National Committees
The officers of CPRI are well represented in standardizing committees both at International and
National level, viz., CIGRE Committee, IEEE, Academic Councils, Accreditation Panels, apart from
being Empanelled Assessors for Laboratories, Research Committees, etc. CPRI contributes to
evolve standards by participating in these committees. The details of officers who were part of such
committees during the year 2014-15 are provided in Appendix-7.
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Consultancy Activities

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CONSULTANCY ACTIVITIES
Special Consultancy Activities
Power Systems Division
Static Var Compensator (SVC plus) Sizing Validation for Jindal Shadeed Steel Company,
Oman
Studies have been carried out using RTDS for validation of two numbers of 99 MVAr SVC PLUS
together with two numbers of filters each rated 60 MVAr, 96 Hz and 147.5 Hz, 60 MVAr installed
at the 33 kV bus for an Electric arc furnace rated 200 MVA along with a ladle furnace rated
30 MVA. The main objective of the studies was for confirming the power quality parameters such
as power factor, flicker severity factor, voltage unbalance as defined by OETC (Oman Electricity
Transmission Company) Grid code.

Power System Study for Mahan Aluminium plant


Power System studies comprising of load flow, short circuit, relay coordination, stability, islanding
and harmonic analysis have been carried out for grid connectivity of 900 MW (150 MW*6) Mahan
Aluminium Plant at Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. Recommendations based on the study results
carried out for various scenarios have been made to M/s Hindalco ensuring (a) import/export
of power to grid is within the contractual limits (b) Short circuit currents are well within the
capabilities of the existing switchgear and (c) modifications in the existing relay settings.

Closed Loop testing of GE Power Management System (PMS) Controller for ARAMCO
WASIT project in Saudi Arabia on the Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS)
The Power Management System Controller designed by M/s GE for ARAMCO WASIT project was
tested on Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) available at CPRI, Bangalore. The detailed network of
ARAMCO WASIT network consisting of six generators and loads is simulated on RTDS. Generators
are modelled in detail with associated AVRs, Turbines and Governors. Loads are modelled as
dynamic loads. WASIT network is connected with utility grid and under normal operating
conditions the WASIT network is exporting power to the utility grid.
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The developed model is validated for Steady state load flow, short circuit currents and dynamic
contingencies before proceeding to actual PMS controller testing. The signal interface between
RTDS and PMS controller was through digital signals. On the network simulated on RTDS different
islanding scenarios of the field are simulated to check (a) Performance of the controller under
various operating scenarios and (b) Stability of the WASIT system after the PMS controller actions.
This type of Closed Loop Real time testing of Power System controllers using RTDS serves as pre-
commissioning exercise thereby reducing the time required for actual commissioning of the
controllers at site. This successful testing of the PMS functionality was witnessed by clients from
M/s GE Bangalore, M/s Saudi Aramco & M/s Samsung Engineering Company from Saudi Arabia.

Dynamic Testing of Distance Relay for Schnieder Infrastructure Limited, Noida


M/s. Schnieder entrusted CPRI, Bangalore, Dynamic testing of their Distance Relay on RTDS.
The NPCIL System of Rajasthan of Atomic Power Station (NPCIL) was modeled on RTDS. The
System modeled consists of 4 Nos. of Generating Unit and GTs, 3 Double circuit lines, 2 Nos. of
Single Circuit lines, Bus Reactors and Line Reactor. The performance of the Distance Relay was
evaluated for various fault condition as specified by NPCIL. The faults were simulated on the
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CONSULTANCY ACTIVITIES
Dynamic Testing of Over Current relay for M/s ABB, Vadodara
M/s ABB, Vadodara entrusted CPRI Bangalore, Dynamic Testing of their Non Directional over
Current relay on RTDS. The given network was simulated on RTDS and operation of relay was
checked for faults at different locations. Performance of relay was also checked with CT saturation
conditions, Capacitor switching conditions, Motor starting and playing back of recorded fault
signals at different modes of operation of the relay.

Dynamic Testing of Numerical Over Current Relay for M/s Siemens, Goa
Dynamic Testing of Numerical Over current relay was carried out on RTDS. The Relay performance
was checked for different fault currents at different Relay settings, influence of DC component
in the waveform, Immunity to inrush currents and under CT saturation and for recurring faults.

Dynamic Testing of Over Current relay for M/s Alstom


M/s Alstom, Chennai entrusted CPRI, Dynamic Testing of their Over current relay on RTDS. The
System modelled consists of 4 Nos. of Generating Unit and GTs, 3 Double circuit lines, 2 Nos. of
Single Circuit lines, Bus Reactors and Line Reactor. Tests were carried out for various faults in the
forward and revers directions, operation of the relay evaluated for sensitivity operating time.
Some of the tests performed are
Sensitivity of measuring unit
Operating Time
Resetting time
Sensitivity with variations in AC source time constant
Operating time with variations in DC Auxiliary & Variations in AC source
Resetting Time with interruptions in DC Auxiliary & AC source Time constant
Operation under Inrush current

Protection Audit of Paricha Thermal Power Station, Paricha (UPRVUNL)


Reviewed the Implemented Protection schemes, relay setting and protection settings and
protection Philosophy of 400 & 220 kV Switchyard, transmission lines, Generator Transformers
and Station transformers of 2X110 MW , 2X210 MW and 2X250 MW power plant of Parichha
Thermal Power Project, Parichha (Jhansi)and suitable recommendations were made.

Protection Audit of Panki Thermal Power Station, Panki (UPRVUNL)


Reviewed the Implemented Protection schemes, relay setting and protection settings
and protection Philosophy of 2 Units of each 110 MW Generators of Panki Thermal Power
Station, Panki vide their W.O NO. 276/PTPS/CWCD/EMD/2013 dated. 07/08/2013 and suitable
recommendations were made.

Protection Audit of Dahanu TPS for Reliance


Carried out the review of Implemented Protection schemes, relay setting and protection settings
and protection Philosophy of 220 kV Switchyard, transmission lines, Generator Unit, Station
transformer, 6.6 kV switchgear associated with 2X250 MW power plant of Dahanu Thermal
Power Station, Dahanu Road, Maharashtra vide W.O NO. SERO/DHS/23542473 dated. 3/6/2013
and suitable recommendations were made.

Third Party Protection Audit of UPPTCL Substations


U.P. Power Transmission Corporation Ltd. has placed order with CPRI for the Third Party Protection
Audit of their forty one 220 kV Sub-stations. Field visit completed and Draft report has been sent
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Third Party Protection Audit of PSTCL Substations and Generating Stations
Punjab State Transmission Corporation Ltd., has placed order with CPRI for the Third Party
Protection Audit of their substations and generating stations. Field visit completed and draft
report has been sent for comments.

Third Party Protection Audit of Sasan TPS


Reviewed the Implemented Protection schemes, relay setting and protection settings and
protection Philosophy of 765 kV & 400 kV Switchyard, transmission lines, Inter connecting
Transformers, Tie Transformers, Generator Transformers, Reactors, Bus bars of Sasan Ultra Mega
Power Plant, Sasan vide work order No.33505116 dated 25/09/2013 and suitable recommendations
were made .

Third Party Protection Audit of Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project


Carried out the review of Implemented Protection Schemes, relay setting and protection settings
and protection Philosophy of Switchyard and GT Yard of Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project and
suitable recommendations were made.

Third Party Protection Audit for M/s. Jayaprakash Power Ventures Ltd.,
M/s. Jayaprakash Power Ventures Limited has placed the order with CPRI for Protection Audit of
400 kV Switchyard of 2x250 MW Jaypee Bina Thermal Power Plant. Draft report completed and
sent for comments.

Third Party Protection Audit of M/s. Rosa Power Supply Company Limited
M/s. Rosa Power Supply Co. Limited has placed order with CPRI for carrying out the Protection
Audit of their Thermal Power Plant at Rosa, UP. The scope includes review of implemented
Protection Scheme/Philosophy & Settings in the Generation Station and switch yard as per CBIP
and NRPC Guidelines. Draft report completed and sent for comments.

Third party protection audit of Omkareshwar Hydro Power Station


M/s Omkareshwar Hydro Power Station (NHDC), Omkareshwar, Khandwa, M.P has placed the
order with CPRI for carrying out the Protection Audit of their hydro power plant at Omkareshwar.
Field visit has been completed. Input data entry is under progress.
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Third party protection audit of Indira Sagar Power Station


M/s Indirasagar Power Station (NHDC), Khandwa, M.P. has placed the order with CPRI for carrying
out the Protection Audit of their hydro power plant at Narmadhanagar Field visit and input data
entry has been completed. Calculation is under progress.

Third party protection audit of M/s. Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited
(OPTCL)
M/s Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited has placed an order with CPRI for the third
party Protection audit of their four Grid Sub-station. Field visit completed, input data entry and
setting calculation is under progress.

Third party protection audit of CLP India Combined Cycle Power Plant
M/s CLP India has placed order with CPRI for carrying out the Protection Audit of their gas based
combined cycle power plant of 655 MW, 220 kV and 400 kV switchyard at Bharuch, Gujarat. Field
visit completed, input data entry and setting calculation is under progress.
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Third Party Audit & Protection Study of BBMB Sub-Stations/Generating Stations
Completed the review of Implemented Protection Schemes, relay setting and protection settings
and protection Philosophy of generating stations and grid substations of M/s BBMB.

Participated in the fieldProtection Audit of UPPTCL Substations in Allahabad Circle along with
the Power Systems Division, from 10th to 18th October 2014.

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana SCADA DMS Consultancy Project


SP & ESW is providing project management consultancy services for SCADA DMS project under
R-APDRP project for 4 power distribution utilities (Discoms) of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The projects are under progress and for few utilities FAT and SAT have conducted and for few is
in process. Control center is under the process for utilities.

Jeedimetla Hyderabad Smart Grid Pilot Project


CPRI is providing the project management consultancy for the Jeedimetla smart grid pilot project
at Hyderabad for the TSSPDCL. The RFP prepared by CPRI and approved by TSSPDCL has been
released by TSSPDCL and proposals have been received from various implementing agencies.
The evaluation of qualified tenders is under process.

Utility Automation Research Centre


BESCOM DAS Project
` 460 lakhs consultancy project being implemented at BESCOM Metropolitan Zone of Bangalore
with CPRI & KEMA as consultants is under implementation since 2008 was further extended up
to March 2015, with a revised out lay of `501 lakhs. The design and tendering stage of project
implementations was successfully completed where in the automation points of nearly 3000 has
been selected and the automation equipment like Reclosures, Sectionolisers have been finalised
and are being installed in the field. During the year, the construction stage was in progress

TSSPDCL: CPRI was awarded the Project Management Consultancy. CPRI has submitted the DPR
and RFP bid document, with which customer had floated tender. As on date, bids have been
received and evaluation in process
Puducherry - Puducherry Electricity Utility awarded the SCADA / DMS consultancy to CPRI at a
cost of `24 Lakhs. The project commenced in 2011 and the duration was 3 years. The project DPR
was approved and the tender was floated to identify the SCADA Implementing Agency (SIA). The
SIA has been selected and formalities are underway for release of order
UPJVNL Hydro SCADA Project: Uttar Pradesh Jal Vidyut Nigam has awarded the consultancy
assignment for Rihand Hydro Electric Power Plant Automation. The draft DPR, REP and
tender document submitted and comments have been received and the final draft copy sent
for acceptance

Distribution Systems Division


CPRI has rendered the consultancy for Measurement of Earth Resistance, Step & Touch Potential,
the measurements were successfully carried out for three different seasons in a year at 765 kV
Substation, PGCIL, Bilaspur.
CPRI has rendered the consultancy on Measurement of Earth Resistance at the site of 4 x 100 MW
Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project which is commissioned at the downstream of M/s. Tehri Hydro
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Materials Technology Division
Stress rupture test has been carried out on boiler tube samples of Sarni Thermal Power Station,
Unit No.6, MPGCL, Madhya Pradesh received through TRC, CPRI, Nagpur, as a part of RLA study
of boiler
Failure analysis to diagnose cause of collapse of Pass-A ESP carried out for, RTPS, KPCL,
Shakthinagar, Raichur
Failure analysis for finding cause for collapse of hoppers of ESP pass D of Unit 5 at Bhusawal
Thermal Power Station, Mahagenco, Mumbai
Condition Assessment of Civil Structures of Idukki Underground Power House from 28th April to
3rd May 2014 Consultancy Project
The consultancy work was taken for M/s. Mysore Paper Mills, Bhadravati on the review of
specifications and penalty clauses for the procurement of imported coal
Corrosion Mapping of Boiler water wall tubes & Measurements of Oxide scale thickness of Unit
No.3 at M/s. DVC Durgapur Thermal Power Station was done during 9th to 20th June 2014
Corrosion Mapping of Boiler water wall tubes of Unit #1 at M/s. NSPCL, Rourkela Thermal Power
Station, Rourkela, was done during 10th to 17th July 2014
Failure analysis has been carried out for Re-heater tubes of M/s. Jindal Power Limited, Raigarh,
Chhattisgarh
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Reheater coil tubes of 600 MW generating Unit.


Failure analysis of Automobile shaft samples has been carried out for M/s. Sundaram Fasteners,
Hosur through SEM & EDAX
Deposit analysis of Water wall tubes received from AP GEN Co. through XRD, SEM & EDAX has
been completed
Corrosion mapping of boiler water wall tubes has been carried out at M/s NTPC Feroz Gandhi
Unchahar Thermal Power Station, U.P. from 5th to 11th September 2014
Corrosion mapping of boiler water wall tubes were carried out at M/s NTECL, Vallur Thermal
Power Plant, from 13th to 26th September 2014 and from 10th to 18th October 2014
Stress Rupture test of 10 Nos. of boiler tubes of Damodar Valley Corporation, Durgapur, has been
carried out from 13th August to 11th October 2014
Deposit analysis of Water wall tubes for Muddanur Thermal Power Station from Andhra Pradesh
Power Generation Company Ltd., Kadapa through XRD, SEM & EDAX has been carried out on
5th & 6th January 2015
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Material characterization by inclusion rating, hardness test, Chemical analysis and grain size
measurement has been completed and submitted report for Ball clevis of Powergrid received
for testing through M/s. Karamtara Engineering Pvt Ltd, Tarapur, Maharashtra, 28th September to
10th October 2014
Stress Rupture test of 8 Nos. of boiler tubes of TRC-CPRI, Nagpur (NTPC, Vindyachal) from
3rd September to 11th October 2014 & 14th October to 1st November 2014, 4 Nos. of boiler tubes of
TRC Nagpur (SEML, Raipur) has been carried out from 3rd September to 11th October 2014
Stress Rupture test of 4 Nos. of boiler tubes of TRC-CPRI, Nagpur (NTPC, Unchachar) has been
completed from 31st October to 17th November 2014
Remaining Life Assessment by oxide scale thickness measurement was carried out by CPRI,
Bangalore at M/s Panipat Thermal Power Station, Haryana, from 20th to 28th December, 2014
Corrosion mapping of boiler water wall tubes were carried out at M/s Bokaro Power Supply
Company (P) Ltd., Bokaro, Jharkhand, from 12th to 22nd November, 2014

Water wall tubes for corrosion mapping Scanning of water wall tubes

Capturing of LFET wave form signal during LFET wave form signal captured from
scanning of water wall tubes water wall tubes during scanning

High Power Laboratory


Vendor analysis verification were carried out at M/s.KEL, Mamala, Kerala, by Shri D. Krishnamurthy,
Joint Director, CPRI, Bangalore, from 14th to 16th July 2014
Vendor Analysis Inspection was carried out on PTs, CTs & Tap Changer at the works of M/s. TELK,
Angamally for Kerala State Electricity Board, on 25th & 26th August 2014, by Shri. T. Gurudev, Engg.
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Vendor Analysis Inspection was carried out on 11 kV, 1250 A, 26.2 kA Indoor/outdoor VCB at
M/s. Aluminium Switchgear Ltd., Mannar, Kerala by Mr. M. Chandrashekar, Engg. Officer Gr.2,
CPRI, Bangalore, on 21st & 22nd October 2014
Vendor Analysis Inspection was carried out on PTs, CTs & Tap Changer at the works of
M/s. GR Power Systems Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, for M/s. Kerala State Electricity Board by
Shri. Govinda Rao. G Engg. Officer Gr.2, CPRI, Bangalore, on 27th & 28th August 2014.
Vendor Analysis for M/s. BESCOM was carried out at M/s. ABB India Ltd., Nashik by Shri Govinda Rao,
Engg. Officer. Gr.2, CPRI, Bangalore, from 21st to 25th September, 2014

Mechanical Engineering Division


Validation of foundation design of 66 kV M/C tower (4 types) for M/s. Ramachandra Rao
Transmission Projects Pvt. Ltd., for M/s. HVPN
Validation of tower design of 400 kV D/C 2DA type tower for M/s. Western Region Transmission
Maharastra Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon
Validation of 30 m High Triangular Hybrid MW tower to M/s. Ramboll India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad
Validation of design of 400 kV D/C Transposition Tower TP on Twin ACSR Conductor for
M/s. CSPRCL, Raipur
Validation of design of 220 kV D/C AM60 type tower for M/s. CSPTCL, Raipur
Validation of foundation design of 132 kV S/C A type tower for M/s. Nexo Industries Ltd., Ludhiana
Vendor Analysis of RCC & PCC Poles carried out (For BESCOM) at M/s. Maruti Cement Udyog,
KIADC Area, Tumkur
Vendor Analysis of conductors carried out (for BESCOM) at M/s. Lumino Industries Pvt. Ltd.,
Kolkata
Vendor Analysis of RCC & PCC Poles carried out (For BESCOM) at M/s. Balaji Electricals Poles,
Davanagere
Foundation design validation for 400 kV Q/C tower to M/s. L & T, Chennai
River Crossing tower foundation design validation of 132 kV D/C for North Central Railway
referred by M/s. K. Ramachandra Rao, Transmission & Projects Ltd., Hyderabad
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Vendor Analysis of ACSR RABBIT, WEASEL & COYOTE Conductors carried out (For BESCOM) at
M/s. RE Cables & Conductors Pvt. Ltd., Secunderabad
Design of 132 kV S/C A type tower for M/s. PME Power Solutions Ltd., Noida
Scrutiny of structural drawings of 220 kV M/C MA +15 m & MB +15 m type towers to
M/s. OPTCL, Bhubaneswar.
Design validation of 400 kV D/C (Quad ACSR MOOSE) ANC & QRC type towers to M/s. GVPR
Engineers Ltd., Hyderabad
Design validation of 132 kV D/C C+18 m type tower for M/s. Suhara Power Line Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur
Validation of design of 132 kV S/C A type tower for M/s. PME Power Structures (India) Ltd., Noida
Feasibility studies of 66 kV D/C DA 2 & DB 15 type towers for the additional loads due to
change of Panther conductor in place of Wolf Conductor referred M/s. Leena Electro Mechanical
Pvt. Ltd., Navi Mumbai for NCR Agra
Design validation of 220 kV D/C Monopole type PB (0 - 20) referred M/s. Valmont Structures Pvt.
Ltd., Pune for M/s. Adeco Energy India Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon
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Design validation of 220 kV D/C Monopole type DSX 1 (900) referred M/s. Sky Lark Mansions Pvt.
Ltd., Bangalore for M/s. KPTCL, Bangalore
Design validation of 132 kV S/C Cantry structure referred by M/s. Nexo Industries. Ludhiana for
M/s. HVPNL
Feasibility studies on structural adequacy of 66 kV D/C DC 30 type tower referred by
M/s. Leena Electromechanical Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai for M/s. North Central Railway (NCR). Agra
Scrutiny of structural drawing of 220 kV M/C MC type tower for M/s. OPTCL, Bhubaneshwar
Proto Assembly inspection of 220 kV M/C MB type tower for M/s. OPTCL at
M/s. A.K. Power Industries Pvt. Ltd., Howrah
Scrutiny of Structural Drawings for 220 kV M/C type MC tower of OPTCL
Foundation design checking/ analysis for 66 kV D/C type MA, MB, MC & MD towers for dry & Wet
type soil conditions for M/s. K. Ramachandra Rao Transmission & Projects Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad
Design validation of 220 kV D/C monopole with foundation design for M/s. Valmont Structures
Pvt. Ltd., Pune
Foundation Design validation of 220 kV D/C AM 60 type tower for M/s. Chattisgarh State Power
Transmission Co. Ltd., Raipur
Scrutiny of structural drawings of 220 kV D/C AM60 tower for CSPTCL, Raipur
Design of 220 kV D/C 60A type tower for KSEB, Kolkata
Vendor Analysis were carried out at M/s. Aluminium Cables & Conductors, Bangalore for BESCOM
Third Party Inspection of ACSR Conductors was carried out at M/s. RE Cables & Conductors Pvt. Ltd.,
Hyderabad, for Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Ltd., Mysore
Vendor Analysis / Assessment was carried out at M/s. Maruti Cement Udyog, Tumkur, for
BESCOM, Bangalore
Vendor Analysis / Assessment was carried out at M/s. Balaji Electrical Poles, Davanagere, for
BESCOM, Bangalore
Vendor Analysis / Assessment was carried out at M/s. Transline, Ramanagara for BESCOM,
Bangalore
Vendor Analysis/Assessment was carried out at M/s. TJSV Steel Fabrication & Galvanizing (India)
Ltd., Tamil Nadu, for KSEB
Vendor Analysis of ACSR RABBIT, WEASEL & COYOTE Conductors carried out (For BESCOM) at
M/s. RE Cables & Conductors Pvt. Ltd., Secunderabad
Shri. Praful R. Dongre of Vibration laboratory has started a crimping process through Epoxy Resin
for crimping of conductors without the use of dead end clamps and manually operated machine.
The same was successfully tested for AAAC Conductor

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Division


Consultancy services of Energy efficiency and auxiliary power to the following Thermal
Generating Plants:
(i) Khaperkheda Thermal Power Station, MSPCL, Nagpur
(ii) OPG Power Gen. Pvt. Ltd., Gummidipoondi, TN
(iii) Hindustan Newsprint Ltd., Kottayam
(iv) HPGCL, at PTPS, DCRTPP, RGTPP
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Consultancy services of Energy efficiency and auxiliary power to the following Hydro Power
generating plant:
(i) Koteshwar HEP, THDC Ltd., Uttarkhand
(ii) NHPC, Chamera-3, Chamba, HP
Consultancy services for Renewable energy-solar photovoltaic power plants and solar roof tops
and solar thermal systems for 20 units of ISRO all over India and Silk Board, Bangalore
Special consultancy for Harmonic measurement field work at M/s. Hindalco, Singrauli
Special consultancy for evaluation of Grid Tied inverters for solar PV applications for
M/s. Schneider Electric, Bangalore
Special consultancy for Solar PV modules at M/s Photon Energy Systems, Hyderabad

Civil Engineering Division


Condition Assessment of concrete & steel Structure at Captive Power Plant, of M/s National
Aluminium Co. Ltd. Angul, Orissa
Structural Stability of RCC Structures by NDT & Inspection of 1200 MW Power Plant, - Captive
Power Plant-3 of M/s Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd, Vedanta, Korba
Condition Assessment of RCC Structure of Old Crusher House/D.M. Plant/Plow Feeder at
M/s. Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. Kota, Rajasthan - Kota Super Thermal Power
Station of M/s Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. Kota
Structural Stability Test RCC Foundation of I.D. Fan of CPP-2, 540 MW unit at Captive Power
Plant-2 of M/s Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd, Vedanta, Korba
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PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Important Conferences Organised
International Workshop on Influence of Electrical Steels on the Quality and Service
Life of Transformers
An International Workshop on Influence of Electrical Steels on the Quality and Service Life
of Transformers was organized by CPRI, at CBIP Seminar Hall, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, on
25th April 2014. The Workshop was inaugurated by Shri Devendra Chaudhry, IAS, Additional
Secretary, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, who delivered the inaugural address. He expressed
happiness on the presence of a large number of delegates (about 120 nos.) from various
Government organisations, Industries, Academia, manufacturing mills and associations such as
ITMA, BIS, IIT, BESCOM, representatives from various countries like Japan and Germany etc.

International Workshop on Influence of Electrical Steels


on the Quality and Service Life of Transformers
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2nd International Conference on Transformers:


CPRI has organized 2nd International Conference on Innovation and best practices in Transformer
Design, Testing and Maintenance, held at Scope Complex, New Delhi, on 12th & 13th December
2014. More than 350 delegates from India and abroad participated in the conference. More than 50
technical papers were received for this conference, out of which 36 were selected for publication/
presentation in the conference proceedings. Three best papers were awarded cash prize and ten
eminent personalities who are still active, having continuous interaction with CPRI, and also
contributing their services for the improvement and up gradation in the transformer technology
and development of transformer industry for serving the power section were felicitated with
citation. The Institute had also put up a stall and displayed all its unique activities, expertise and
credentials in the areas of Research, Testing & Certification. The services offered in the area of
Field Testing & Diagnostics, Consultancy, Third party Inspection and Training Programmes were
also displayed.

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2nd International Conference on Innovation and best practices in
Transformer Design, Testing and Maintenance

International Conference on High Voltage Engineering & Technology (ICHVET-2015)


Central Power research Institute organized an International Conference on High Voltage
Engineering & Technology (ICHVET-2015), on 29th & 30th January, 2015 at The Hotel Manohara,
Old Airport Road, Begumpet at Hyderabad, India. The conference was inaugurated by Chief
Guest Shri. ARVIND KUMAR, IAS, Secretary to Government, Energy Department, Government
of Telangana, Hyderabad in the presence of Shri. N. Murugesan, Director General, CPRI and
Dr. D. Devendranath, Additional Director & Unit Head (UHVRL- Hyderabad). The conference
was co-ordinated by Dr. N. Vasudev, Joint Director & HOD (HV Division-Bangalore) and
Dr. Pradeep. M. Nirgude, Joint Director (UHVRL).

The two day international conference broadly covered research contributions on various
aspects of AC/DC Transmission system that necessitates considerations of number of factors viz.,
Design of line and substation equipments with regard to Insulation, Insulation co-ordination,
over voltages, electromagnetic field effects, environmental effects, high voltage testing and
measurement tools to ensure quality of the high voltage equipment, condition monitoring & fault
diagnosis tools for assessing the health of the large power equipment to ensure safe & reliable
operation of the power system etc. deliberated during the two day conference. 130 delegates
from India including a few from abroad participated in the conference. Fifty four research papers
were presented in the two day conference.

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International Conference on Power Cables -CABLETECH 2015
Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) had organized a two day International Conference on
Power Cables CABLETECH 2015,on 26th & 27th February 2015, at CPRI, Bangalore, which provided
a common platform for exchange of information in the fields of research, industrial development,
installation, operation and diagnosis relating to insulated power cables and their accessories
from medium voltage and special cables upto extra high voltage cables and new technology
cables.

The Conference was inaugurated by Shri P. Ravikumar, Addl.Chief Secretary to Government,


Energy Department, Karnataka and ShriR.K.Tiwari, Executive Director, BHEL, EDN and Shri Bharat
Jaisinghani, President, IEEMA Cable Division were the guests of honor. The Conference included
invited talks, presentation of technical papers and discussions followed by technical visit to
CPRI laboratories. About 40 Technical papers from India and abroad were presented and 200
delegates from various countries like Switzerland, Japan, Germany, Korea, Austria, Canada, Dubai,
Singapore, Bangladesh etc. had participated in the Conference. The Conference also attracted
reputed manufacturers, test labs to show case their credentials and exhibited their products.

The topics of discussion included new materials for HVDC cable systems, cables and accessories
design, testing method, diagnosis, maintenance, remaining life estimation and management,
cryogenic issues, cables for the future etc. The Conference benefited participants by way of
sharing research knowledge with international subject experts and wider exposure of new
materials for HV AC/DC cables, evolution in technologies, improvements in manufacturing
process, improvement in maintenance policies and remaining life estimation, lessons learnt
from service experience, new innovative technical solutions for high power transmission, super
conducting cables.
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International Conference on Recent Trends and Technological Advancements in
Energy Efficient LED Lighting Systems:
An International Conference on Recent Trends and Technological Advancements in Energy
Efficient LED Lighting Systems, was organised at CPRI, Bangalore, on 11th & 12th December
2014. The Conference mainly focused on the Quality Control and Review of Quality requirements
in Solar-PV and LED markets, applications, manufacturing process in LED lighting applications.
Several delegates attended the Conference and papers from CREE, Promptec, Philips, Tata Power
Solar, SELCO Solar and CPRI were presented. The major areas explored through research papers
and presentation during this Conference were Standards in LED lighting Indian Scenario, LED
based PV systems for rural lighting, Design aspects of LED lighting, Ingress Protection in LED
lights and Testing of LED Lighting Systems.

Delegates of the International Conference on Recent Trends and


Technological Advancement in LED Lighting Systems

Participation in Conferences/Exhibitions
CIGRE 2014: Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) participated in CIGRE 2014, held during
24th to 29th August, 2014 in Paris, France. It was a unique opportunity for networking which
encompassed Conferences, Technical Meetings, Poster Sessions, Exhibition and Social Events.
CPRI stamped its presence by putting up a stall and promoted its services in the technical
exhibition arena which lasted for 5 days from 25th to 29th August, 2014. The technical exhibition
was intense in its quality yet it did not lose in its quantity, footfalls to CPRI stall were more
than 500. It opened up opportunity to make and maintain contacts with delegates from various
countries like France, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Israel, Australia, USA,
Canada, etc.

CPRI Officers namely, Dr. Pradeep M Nirgude, Joint Director from CPRI, Hyderabad and
Shri. R Shyam., Engineering Officer Gr.2, CPRI, Bangalore who were deputed for manning the
CPRI stall made special presentations to visitors especially Russian delegations and experts from
various Technical Committees during those five days. CPRI Officers also participated in Technical
discussions of UCA-IUG (IEC 61850 User Group). Several visitors have shown their interest to
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participate in the conferences being organized by CPRI in the forthcoming months. Overall, it
was a fruitful participation in CIGRE 2014. Photograph of visitors at CPRI stall is placed below:

India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2014: CPRI participated in the India International Trade Fair
(IITF) 2014 held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 14th to 27th November 2014 under the aegis
of Ministry of Power (MOP) Pavilion. The Institute had put up a 54 sq.m. stall in the MOP pavilion
and displayed all its unique activities, expertise and credentials in the areas of Research, Testing
& Certification. The services offered in the area of Field Testing & Diagnostics, Consultancy, Third
Party Inspection and Training Programmes were also displayed which attracted a large number of
Visitors. Shri. Devendra Chaudhry, IAS, Additional Secretary, MoP and Shri. Raj Pal, IES, Economic
Adviser, MOP visited CPRI stall, who showed keen interest in the activities of the Institute. Many
important dignitaries from MOP, Senior Officers from CPSUs & Utilities visited the stall. CPRI stall
was very impressive and also attracted general public in large.
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GREEN Summit 2014: The Green Summit 2014 was held from 5th to 7th June 2014, at White
Orchid Convention Centre, Bangalore, India and organized by Federation of Karnataka Chambers
of Commerce and Industry. The Objective of the event was to:
Promote exchange of ideas and to help participants stay updated on industry developments,
technology, market and policy trends
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Bring together Government decision makers, industry representatives, investors and customers on
one platform to address critical questions about the growth and widespread adoption of renewable
energy
Discussion on key issues related to renewable energy segments including solar (PV and thermal),
Wind, Biomass, waste to energy/ Discuss the key issues on renewable energy segments including
solar (PV and thermal), Wind, Biomass, waste to energy
Provide a unique business platform for investor and buyers across renewable energy industry
segments
The event was inaugurated by Honorable Rajasthan Governor Smt. Margaret Alva followed
by series of talks from FKCCI and Renewable energy experts. CPRI had put up a stall to bring
awareness about solar energy testing requirements and test facilities available at CPRI for the
same. The stall has over 200 footfalls of Solar and wind energy personnel and the event proved
to be an enabling event to center stage the opportunities and possibilities in renewable energy,
energy efficiency and sustainable technology. Photograph is placed below:

Visitor at CPRI stall

Indian Technology Congress & Exhibition: Indian Technology Congress & Exhibition was
organised by Indian Technology Congress 2014 Secretariat at NIMHANS Convention Centre,
Bangalore, on 21st & 22nd August 2014. ITC was a leading forum for the convergence of thought
leaders in engineering and technology, eminent Scientists and business Professionals engaged
in developing and harnessing technology intensive solutions for societal challenges. ITC 2014
with the theme Advanced Technology as Change Agent to Make India an Economic Superpower
follows the highly successful ITC-2013 with the theme Towards Making India a Hub of Knowledge
and Innovation.

The participation included Industry, Academic Institutions, Organisations like ISRO, DRDO,
Institute of Engineers, Indian Institution of Production Engineers (IIPE), Micro Small and Medium
Enterprises (MSME), with initiative from Govt. of India.

CPRI sponsored and participated in the event by displaying its State-of-art Research facilities,
Testing & Certification, Consultancy/Field testing and Training Programmes. The stall attracted
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large number of Researchers, Academicians and Senior Officers from Utilities / Industries who
were impressed with the services offered by the Institute. Photograph is shown below:

Gujarat Manufacturing Show 2014: Gujarat Manufacturing Show 2014 was organized by
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and it was a two day exhibition held on 19th September &
20th September 2014 at the YMCA International Club in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The exhibition
mainly focused on power transmission & distribution equipment & technologies, SCADA / EMS
systems, control & testing equipment & instrumentation, industrial automation, electrical energy
conversion, distribution & storage technologies, power electronics, energy meters and machines.

CPRI Officers namely, Shri. S. Anand, Engineering Officer Gr.3, and Shri. Manohar Nagula,
Engineering Officer Gr.2, CPRI, Bangalore who were deputed for manning the stall exhibited
CPRIs State-of-art Research facilities, Testing & Certification, Consultancy/Field testing and
Training Programmes. Several visitors have shown their interest to test their equipment at CPRI
and also to participate in the Conferences being organized by CPRI in the forthcoming months.
Overall, it was a fruitful participation in Gujarat Manufacturing Show 2014. Photographs of
visitors at CPRI stall are placed below:
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ONGC Officials visited CPRI stall

INTELECT 2015: CPRI Participated in the Intellect 2015, held at Bombay Exhibition Centre,
Mumbai, from 21st Jan to 23rd Jan 2015 organised by IEEMA and IEEE. The Institute put up a
stall in the Exhibition and displayed all its unique activities, expertise and credentials in the
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areas of Research, Testing & Certification. The services offered in the area of Field Testing &
Diagnostics, Consultancy, Third party Inspection and Training Programmes were also displayed
which attracted a large number of Visitors. Shri. S. Anand & Shri. M. Pradish, Engineering Officers
of CPRI, Bangalore were deputed for manning CPRI stall.

Bhopal Vigyan Mela-2015: Bhopal Vigyan Mela-2015 was organized by Madhya Pradesh
Council of Science & Technology, from 20th to 23rd February 2015, at Bhopal. The objective of the
Mela is to create scientific awareness and science popularisation amongst the rural, tribal and
urban people of the M.P State. Many organizations like DRDO, DAE, NTPC, NPCIL, BHEL, MOIL,
Reliance Power and Tata Power have demonstrated their institutional capabilities to Researchers,
Scientists, Students and to common people of M.P State.

CPRI exhibited its state of the art research and testing facilities by setting up a stall in the
Vigyan Mela. Our stall has a good response especially from young college graduates. The entire
Exhibition was a grand success with good queries and interaction.

India Smart Grid Week 2015: CPRI participated in the India Smart Grid Week 2015 held at
Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore from 3rd to 7th March 2015, organized
by India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF). The Institute had put up a stall in the Exhibition Centre and
displayed all its unique activities, expertise and credentials in the Smart Grid area. The stall had
attracted a large number of Indian and Foreign delegates who participated in the Conference.

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Awards & Accolades
1. Dr. Amit Jain, Joint Director, CPRI, Bangalore received Outstanding Engineer Award from IEEE
Power & Energy Society, Hyderabad Chapter, for the year 2014, at Hyderabad, on 5th July 2014.
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Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) with its state-of-art facilities has been offering dedicated
services to the Indian Power Sector for over five decades. In recognition of its contribution to
the Power Sector, the Institute has recently received two Prestigious Awards during 8th ENERTIA
Awards 2014 and CBIP Day. Shri.N.Murugesan, Director General, CPRI received the Awards
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(i) Award for World Class National Institution in the Power Sector during 8th ENERTIA Awards 2014.
The award was presented on 27th November 2014 to CPRI, in New Delhi.

(ii) Award for Best Power Research Institute during CBIP Day 2015. The award was presented on
1st January 2015 in New Delhi, by CBIP.

Shri Y Dharmesh, Engg. Officer Gr.2, CPRI, Bangalore, won the best paper award in IEEE
International Conference on Science, Engineering & Management Research (ICSEMR 2014), held
from 27th to 29th November 2014, for the paper titled Lightning Impulse Testing of Three Phase
Combined Instrument Transformer

Shri M. Venkateswara Rao, Joint Director, Materials Technology Division, CPRI, Bangalore has
been awarded Ph.D. (Metallurgy & Materials Science Engineering) by Visvesvaraya National
Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra State, for the thesis, Performance evaluation and
life improvement of boiler tube components through plasma surface coatings. CPRI wishes him
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Shri B Nageswara Rao, Joint Director, CPRI, Bangalore, has been awarded Ph.D. for his thesis titled
Dielectric Diagnosis of Power Equipment by Electrical, Thermo Analytical and Spectroscopic
Techniques, by the Kuvempu University, Shivamogga, during October 2014. His work has been
appreciated and CPRI congratulates him on the occasion

Five 1st prizes were won by CPRI in different categories for the best Ornamental / Vegetable
Garden at CPRI Campus, in the Competition organized by The Mysore Horticulture Society,
Lalbagh, Bangalore, for the year 2014-2015

Important MoUs
1. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed on 25th April, 2014 between CPRI & BBMB to
conduct Training Programmes to BBMB Engineers by CPRI faculty, for the year 2014-15.

2. Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 18th June, 2014 at Bhopal, between CPRI & PDTC
(MPMKVVCL), Bhopal, in respect of Training Program for the Engineers of MPMKVVCL at CPRI
Bangalore, STDS Bhopal & PDTC Training Centre at Bhopal, for a period of 3 years.
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MOU signing ceremony between CPRI & PDTC (MPMKVVCL), Bhopal


3. Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 7th August, 2014 envisaging Training of about
1200 Engineers from M/s. Bangalore Electric Supply Co. Ltd; (BESCOM), Bangalore, over a period of
24 months time.
4. Memorandum of Understanding was signed between CPRI & M/s. BSNL for taking up construction
works at CPRI, Bangalore, on 11th September, 2014.
5. Memorandum of Understanding was signed between CPRI & M/s. CPWD for taking up construction
works at CPRI, Bangalore, on 9th October, 2014

Visits of Important Persons / Foreign Delegations to CPRI


Mr. Kuergala, Senior Works Supervisor and Mr. Kezargpendup, Chemist, Druk Green Power
Corporation Ltd., Chhukha Hydropower Plant, Chhukha, Bhutan, visited CPRI, Bangalore, from
13th to 22nd August, 2014

Officials from GRUP ARGE Energy, Turkey visited Power Capacitors Laboratory, CPRI, Bangalore, in
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24th February, 2015. The delegation has expressed their satisfaction about the excellent facilities
at Power Capacitor laboratory, CPRI, Bangalore

Mr. Natapong Puttanantadech, Product Manager from M/s. Precise Electric Manufacturing Co. Ltd.,
Thailand visited High Power Laboratory, CPRI, Bangalore, for discussion regarding testing of Polymeric
Lightning arrester, on 29th October, 2014

Mr. Kado Miyakawa, Senior General Manager of Generator Division, M/s. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power
Systems India Pvt. Ltd., Japan along with Indian Representative Mr. P. Arthanari Eswaran, Asst.
General Manager Electrical Design M/s. MHPS, Bangalore, visited High Power Laboratory, CPRI,
Bangalore, for discussion regarding the procurement of new Generator, on 30th January, 2015

Mr. Fan Xuebin from DEKRA, China, visited Electrical Appliances Technology Division, CPRI,
Bangalore, for witnessing of IP test for M/s. L&T Limited, Mumbai, on 7th November 2014

Mr. Nagamori Akira, Mr. Noritaka Iwamoto and Mr. Gaurav Mehtani representatives from Daikin,
New Delhi visited Electrical Appliances Technology Division, CPRI, Bangalore, for A.C. testing on
19th & 20th November 2014

Mr. Chaman Ali Hassani from Panel Tech Co., Kabul, Afghanisthan visited Electrical Appliances
Technology Division, CPRI, Bangalore, for witnessing IP Testing co-ordinated by UL India on
24th December 2014

Mr. MURDOCH PAUL JOHN from U.K. visited Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research Centre,
CPRI, Bangalore, through M/s. Zetatek Industries Limited, Hyderabad, for Up-gradation of Servo
System, from 7th to 19th April 2014

Mr. VINCENT PASSAL from FRANCE visited Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research Centre,
CPRI, Bangalore, through M/s. Zetatek Industries Limited, Hyderabad, for Up-gradation of
Tri-Axial Shaker System, from 20th to 28th May 2014

Mr. GEORGE JOHN MICHAEL from U.K. visited Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research Centre,
CPRI, Bangalore, through M/s.Zetatek Industries Limited, Hyderabad, for Official discussion on
2nd June 2014

Mr. WARDROP JOHN GLEEN from UK, visited Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research
Centre, CPRI, Bangalore, through M/s. Zetatek Industries Limited, Hyderabad, for Up-gradation
of Tri-Axial Shaker System, between 10th to 19th September 2014

Mr. HEUNG LYUL from Korea visited Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research Centre, CPRI,
Bangalore, through M/s. Adams Technologies Pvt.Ltd., Bangalore, for Official discussion on MAST,
on 24th September 2014

Mr. PAUL ANTHONY from U.K. visited Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research Centre, CPRI,
Bangalore, through M/s. Adams Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, for Official discussion on
MAST, on 24th September 2014

Mr. SUSANTHA PREMALAL from SRI LANKA visited Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research
Centre, CPRI, Bangalore, for testing from 13th to 15th October 2014

Mr. MURDOCH PAUL JOHN from U.K. visited through M/s. Zetatek Industries Ltd., Hyderabad, for
up-gradation of Tri-Axial Shaker System, from 10th to 21st November 2014
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Mr. NAOKI from JAPAN visited Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research Centre, CPRI,
Bangalore, through M/s. ABV Engineers & Consultants Pvt.Ltd., on 17th November 2014

Mr. TIMOTHY JAY from USA visited Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research Centre, CPRI,
Bangalore, through M/s. Adams Technologies Pvt.Ltd., on official, on 18th December 2014

Mr. MURDOCH PAUL JOHN & STERLING GARTH ANTHONY, BRITISH CITIZENS visited Earthquake
Engineering & Vibration Research Centre, CPRI, Bangalore, through M/s. ZETATEK INDUSTRIES
LTD., HYDERABAD, for Upgradation of Tri-Axial Shaker System, from 25th to 29th November 2014

Mr. CEDRICEMMANUEL Mr. MOBEAU & Mr. LABBE from FRANCE visited Earthquake Engineering &
Vibration Research Centre, CPRI, Bangalore, through M/s. BARC, Mumbai, for discussion regarding
pressurised 6 inch piping system tested on stake table, from 3rd to 5th March 2015

Mr. TAYLOR GEORGE JOHN, a BRITISH CITIZEN visited Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research
Centre, CPRI, Bangalore, through M/s. Zetatek Industries Ltd., Hyderabad, for discussion on High
Capacity Seismic Shake Table, on 25th March 2015

Sri. Baburaj, CE, KSEB visited Instrumentation Division, CPRI, Bangalore, to be aware of the test
facilities available at CPRI, Bangalore, on 5th August 2014

Dr. Innocent Kamwa, Chief Scientist for Smart Grid and Project Manager in IREQ came to CPRI
for one day workshop on Phasor Measurement Unit Applications and Analytics which was
organized by Dr. Amit Jain, Sh. Shivakumar and Sh. James Ranjith Kumar. He also had a meeting
with Director General Shri N Murugesan and SP&ES officers and had a detailed discussion for
collaboration, on 16th November 2014

Mr. Christoph Brunner, Internationally renowned expert on IEC 61850 came to CPRI, Bangalore,
for the Workshop on Recent Trends in Substation Automation - IEC 61850 which was organized
by CPRI, Bangalore, from 1st to 3rd December 2014

Prof. Anurag Srivatsa of Washington State University and Dr. N. D. R Sharma of ERCOT, Texas came
to CPRI, Bangalore for the Workshop on Application of Synchrophasors (PMUs) for Power Grid
Operation and Control which was organized at CPRI, Bangalore, on 6th January 2015
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Mr. Pradish M, Engg. Officer, CPRI, Bangalore had discussion with Mr. Niels Heijker from DNV GL,
The Netherlands during the courtesy meeting at CPRI, Bangalore along with Shri V Arunachalam,
Additional Director, CPRI, Bangalore, SRF, JRF and GOI Trainee, regarding their new tool for the
conformance testing and Mr. Niels had made a demo of the Test Tool which is planned to be
released during March 2015, on 27th February 2015

Mr. Nader Farah, M/s ESTA, International, USA visited CPRI, Bangalore, and had discussions
with the Dr. Amit Jain, Joint Director and Shri Shivakumar V, Engg. Officer Gr.4 of SP&ES,
CPRI, Bangalore, regarding the USTDA sponsored Smart Grid Test Bed project for CPRI, on
6th March 2015

Dr. Amit Jain, Joint Director, Shri Shivakumar V, Engg. Officer Gr.4 and Shri Pradish M, Engg. Officer
Gr.3, CPRI, Bangalore participated in a meeting at Director General- CPRI office with Director and
Counsel of Quebec, Canada, Mr Alain Olivier, regarding IREQ engineers visit in September 2014,
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Official Visit of TCN Nigerian delegates: Team leader Engr. Mr. Godwin Aguiyi (TCN Nigeria),
TCN Engr. Mr. James Ayeni ( TCN Nigeria), Engr. Mr. Arvind Kumar Tomar (Cobra - Nigeria), &
Mr Rahul Junnare (Export Manager - IMP Powers Ltd. India) Delegates from TCN, Nigeria visited
CPRI, Bangalore, on 23rd May, 2014. The visit was mainly intended to increase the acceptance of
CPRI type tested products among the Nigerian Power Sector fraternity. After a brief presentation
from CPRI highlighting the various facilities in High Voltage and High Power Segment, a tour to
different laboratories was also organized. Photograph is placed below:

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Delegation from Hydro-Qubecs Research Institute, IREQ, CANADA: A delegation from Hydro-
Qubecs Research Institute, IREQ, Canada visited CPRI, Bangalore, on 2nd September 2014.
IREQ wanted to explore the possibility of R&D collaboration in the areas of Smart Grid and
Power systems. Presentations were exchanged by both sides. At the end, modus operandi to
approach Governments for collaboration were discussed. Group photograph of the delegation is
placed below:

Delegation from Hydro-Qubecs Research Institute, IREQ Canada

Delegation from M/s. Nanjing Daji Steel Tower Manufacturing Co. Ltd, China, end user from
Bolivia, witnessed the testing of 220 kV D/C type CL-AT tower, at Mechanical Engineering Division,
CPRI, Bangalore, on 3rd April 2014
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Mr. Ahmed Mustafa bin Md. Din. Engineer, Transgrid Ventura, Mr. Bon Pelum Din Kam Neng,
Engineer, Tenaga Nasional, Berhad, and Mr. Mohd. Ezairi bin Mohd. Amiruddin, Engineer,
Tenaga Nasional, Berhad from M/s. Southern Cable(S) Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia, witnessed the testing

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of Testing of ACSR ZEBRA Conductor, at Mechanical Engineering Division, CPRI, Bangalore, on
25th June 2014

Delegation from M/s. Unitech Power Transmission Ltd, Gurgaon, for their end customer
M/s. GRIDCO, Ghana, witnessed the Testing of 161 kV D/C Type C0 Tower with +8 M Extension,
at Mechanical Engineering Division, CPRI, Bangalore, on 26th July 2014

Delegation from M/s. Jyoti Structures Ltd, Mumbai for their end customer from M/s. Nextbridge
Infrastructure, USA, witnessed the Prototype Testing of 230 kV D/C STF type tower, at Mechanical
Engineering Division, CPRI, Bangalore, from 17th to 19th November 2014

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Delegation from M/s. Nanjing Daji Steel Tower Manufacturing Co. Ltd., China for their end
customer M/s. National Grid Corporation, Philippines (NGCP), witnessed the Prototype testing of
115 kV D/C Type DT2Ten5-Z1-115 Tower, at Mechanical Engineering Division, CPRI, Bangalore,
on 21st January 2015

Delegation from M/s. IL Jin Industrial Co. Ltd., Korea for their end customer M/s. Korea Electric
Power Corporation, Korea, witnessed the Prototype testing of 154 kV D/C Type Bb2 Tubular
Steel Pole Tower, at Mechanical Engineering Division, CPRI, Bangalore, on 25th January 2015
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Mr. Jamaludin Bin Mohd. Wari - MD, Mr. Yahya Bin Rashid and Mr. Zulkifli Bin Mustapha from
M/s Indkom Engineering Sdn, Selangor, Malaysia, visited Station-1, CPRI, Bhopal, for witnessing
the Internal Arc test and measurement of noise level test on their 12 kV, 20 kA rms, 1000 kVA, 630
A Compact Substation, from 12th to 19th April, 2014

Mr. Yang Lov and Mr. Tan Run representatives of BHT, China, visited CPRI, Bhopal, for final
commissioning of the project Augmentation of High Voltage test facilities, on 12th & 13th
May, 2014

Mr. Syed Monzer Mahmud, Mr. M.D. Abu Bakkar Siddik, Mr. AKM Mohibul Alam, Mr. M.D. Nirob
Hossain, Mr. Mohammad Abul Kalam and Mr. M D Andwarul from M/s T.S. Transformers Ltd.,
Bangladesh, visited STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, for witnessing the test on their transformers, from 6th to
31st July, 2014
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Mr. Zheng LILI & Mr. Zang Xuyun of M/s Shanghai Grandtop Lighting Technology Co. Ltd., China,
visited STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, for demonstration of their equipment, on 24th September 2014

Mr. Hashnathullah Azizi, Mohammad Ali and Brat Rohani of M/s Panel Tech. Co., Kabul, Afganisthan,
visited Station-2, CPRI, Bhopal, for testing of their 380 V, 4000 A PTC-MCB (Extendable multi
cubicle), from 11th to 17th November, 2014

Mr. Mohd. Andwarul Islam, DGM of M/s TS Transformers Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh, visited STDS-
CPRI, Bhopal, in connection with testing of their 250 kVA transformers, on 13th February 2015

Mr. Tharaka Indrajith Jayantha, Mr. Vijitha Weerawardena from Ceylon Electricity Board,
Srilanka and Mr. Afsharinia of M/s Farasan, Iran, visited the Supplementary Test lab., STDS-
CPRI, Bhopal, for witnessing the testing of M/s Andritz Hydro P. Ltd., Mandideep, from 9th to 12th
February 2015

Mr. Kennedy Sichone & Mr. Aubrev Chilufva from M/s ZESCO, Zambia and Mr. Bevers Daniel
Steynberg from M/s AURECON, South Africa, visited the Supplementary Test lab., STDS-
CPRI, Bhopal, for witnessing the testing of M/s Trisquare Switchgears Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, on
19th February 2015

Mr. Yossef Kraus Feder of M/s Dan Hotel, Israel, visited CPRI, Bhopal, for witnessing the test of
Sandwich insulated bustrunking of M/s C&S Electric Ltd., Ranipur, Haridwar, on 12th March, 2015

Mr. Jo Emiel Emma Van Daele & Mr. Chris Leopold Meert, engineers from M/s Eta-Com BNV,
Scheldeweg G, Belgium, visited Station-1, STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, for witnessing the test of
M/s C&S Electric, Greater Noida, from 17th to 20th March, 2015

Mr. Jose Maholo Fuka Muzinga and Mr. Jacques Roger Munga Mawa from M/s. SNDE, Democratic
Republic of Congo, visited CPRI, Hyderabad, during August 2014 for witnessing tests on 500 kV
HVDC Triple tension insulator string with CC ring consisting of 3 X 34 nos. of 120 kN cap and pin
glass disc insulators with hardware fittings suitable for triple ACSR ortolan conductor

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Mr. Keith Mackay and Mr. James Strlay of Great Britan visited CPRI, Hyderabad, for witnessing
Impulse test on 1.5 MVA Transformer of M/s. Pete Hammond Power Solutions PVT LTD, Hyderabad,
on 19th October 2014

Mr. Chenco Gyeltshen of Bhutan, visited CPRI, Hyderabad, for witnessing tests on 420 kV Insulator
Strings of M/s Aditya Birla Insulators LTD, West Bengal, from 12th to 15th January 2015

Mr. Ludwig Chrestian, an expert from M/s. Atlas, France visited Energy Efficiency & Renewable
Energy Division, CPRI, Bangalore, in connection with supply of solar simulation chambers, on
20th June 2014

Dr. O. S. Sastry, Director and Mr. S. K. Sangal of MNRE, New Delhi visited Solar photovoltaic pump
test facility, LED & Inverter test facility at Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Division, CPRI,
Bangalore, on 18th June 2014

Mr. James Walker, Manager Global Sales, an expert from M/s. UL Verification Services Inc.,
USA visited Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Division, CPRI, Bangalore, for Technical
presentation & discussion on C-Type Mirror Goniophotometer, on 30th July 2014

Mr. Shawn Smith, Vice President / BU Manager of Ametek Power Systems & Instruments, San Diego,
USA had visited Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Division, CPRI, Bangalore, in connection
with technical discussion on setting up of 500 kVA Inverter Test facility, on 7th November 2014

Dr. K. Buecher, Optosolar GmbH, Germany visited Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Division, CPRI, Bangalore, for technical discussion in connection with Sun Simulator, on
14th November 2014

Important Events
Meeting with IEEMA Members on Contract R&D was held at CCAR Committee Room, CPRI,
Bangalore, on 22nd May, 2014
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Photograph of Inaugural Session of Contract R&D

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PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Photograph of the discussion session of Contract R&D with IEEMA Members

The Meeting of Committee on Testing & Certification under the Chairmanship of Smt. Neerja
Mathur, CEA was held in CPRI, Bangalore on 9th July 2014. Senior Officials from MoP, IEEMA,
Siemens, BHEL, KPCL, KPTCL, NPL, MSME, Utilities and Industry who are Members / Special
Invitees attended the meeting. The meeting was held to discuss tariff related matters of CPRI
and to arrive at a revenue model. Photograph is shown below:

Visit to Schneider Electric Global Technology Center, Bangalore on 24th July 2014:
M/s. Schneider Electric has consolidated its strategic business units and started its Global
Technology Centre at Bearys Global Research Triangale, Hoskote Road, Whitefield, Bangalore.
Schneider Management invited Officers of CPRI to visit their newly operational technology
centre to explore collaboration in testing their products like MCCBs, ACBs, etc to minimize their
product development cycle. They emphasised to reinitiate IECEE CB scheme for certain products
at CPRI. The visit ended with a laboratory tour of Schneider campus. Mr. Prabhakar Hegde, Joint
Director; Mr. Manohar Nagula, and Mr. Shyam.R, Engg. Officers Gr.2 from Information & Publicity
Division, CPRI, Bangalore, attended the meeting. Photograph is shown below:

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Meeting of Hydro Task Force of NPP was organized at CEA, New Delhi, on 18th July 2014. About 30
experts participated in the Task Force Meeting and 5 projects presentations were made
Visit of Director General, BIS: Shri. Sunil Soni, IAS, Director General; Shri. Anbarsu K, Deputy
Director General (Certification); Shri. E. Devendar, Deputy Director General (Certification);
Shri. A K Bhatnagar, Head (Bangalore Branch) and Shri. D K Agarwal, Head, Bangalore lab., BIS
visited CPRI, Bangalore, on 19th August 2014. They held discussions with Senior Officers of CPRI
regarding Agency empanelment for mandatory certification as per IS 1180. Later the delegation
proceeded with planting of saplings at CPRI Campus and visited CPRI laboratories. Photograph
is placed below:

Sapling of Tree by Shri. Sunil Soni, IAS, DG, BIS

Meeting with Schneider Electric R&D, Bangalore:


Mr. Jean Damarius, Vice President, Schneider Electric R&D along with his team deliberated a
discussion between CPRI and Schneider Electric R&D, Bangalore regarding road map of testing
their products at CPRI for developmental works. The meeting which was held on 17th September
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2014 started with exploring the possibility of setting up of an online endurance test facility at
CPRI. Director General, CPRI has directed CPRI officials to give a feasibility report for setting up
of online endurance test facility. The meeting ended with sapling plantation. The photograph of
the meeting is placed below.

DG, CPRI Welcoming Mr. Jean Damarius, Vice President, Schneider Electric R&D
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PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES
IEEMA Insulator Divisional Meeting was held at CPRI, Bangalore, on 29th September 2014. This
meeting was a continuation of the previous meetings with other divisions of IEEMA. The meeting
focused on the gaps in testing and certification facilities especially the validity and applicability
of 5000 hrs UV test on insulators. Director General, CPRI has directed CPRI officials to setup
Mechanical test facilities for insulators in High Voltage lab itself. Members also discussed about
acceptance of CPRI certificate abroad, setting up of CPRI tests facilities in other parts of the
country. The photograph of the meeting are placed below:

Meeting in progress

Visit to Laboratories High Power Laboratory

IEEMA Transformer Divisional meeting was held at CPRI, Bangalore, on 16th October 2014.
This meeting was in continuation of the previous meetings with other divisions of IEEMA. The
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acceptance of CPRI certificate abroad, setting up of CPRI tests facilities in other parts of the
country. Information & Publicity Division Officials attended the meeting and gave their valuable
suggestions. The photograph of the meeting is placed below.

DG, CPRI addressing the IEEMA Transformer Divisional Members

IEEMA Instrument Transformer Division committee meeting was conducted at CPRI,


Bangalore, on 31st October, 2014. Meeting was organized by Short Circuit Laboratory,
CPRI, Bangalore
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Discussion with Task Force Convener on Distribution, Thermal and Transmission regarding
pending R&D Proposals was held at CEA, New Delhi, on 26th November 2014
NPP Project Review meeting of Hydro Task Force was held at CEA, New Delhi, on
27th November, 2014

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PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Dr. Amit Jain, Joint Director, CPRI-Bangalore chaired a technical session at 18th National
Power Systems Conference, held during December 18-20, 2014 at IIT, Guwahati, India, on
20th December, 2014

Visit of ISTM (DoPT) Officers:


ISTM (DoPT) conducted training for Officers of the level of Deputy Secretaries from various
Ministries, Govt. of India. As part of Study visit to Bangalore, 32 Officers visited CPRI, Bangalore,
on 13th January 2015. A brief overview of CPRI facilities was presented during the meeting with
Senior CPRI Officers and the delegation later visited CPRI, Bangalore laboratories. Sapling of
plant was also organized during the visit

Shri. N Murugesan, DG, CPRI interacting with ISTM Officers

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The 22nd Meeting of Committee on Research of CPRI was held on 31st January 2015. The
meeting was chaired by Shri. Major Singh, Chairperson (I/c), CEA, New Delhi. Members from
TANGEDCO, CBIP, CG, DSIR, NTPC, MSEDCL, Powergrid, KPCL, KPTCL and BHEL participated in
the meeting. Progress of on-going and completed projects was presented. During the meeting
24 new proposals were considered and 13 proposals with total outlay of ` 7.46 crores was
recommended

Shri. N. Murugesan, Director General, CPRI extends a warm welcome to


Shri. Major Singh, Chairman of Committee on Research
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A view of the presentation session of the meeting of Committee on Research

Shri Sanjay Agarwal I.A.S. Chairman and Principal Secretary (Energy) Govt. of Uttar Pradesh,
visited CPRI, Bangalore, from 19th to 22nd February 2015. A brief overview of CPRI facilities was
presented during the meeting with Senior CPRI Officers and the delegation later visited CPRI
laboratories. Sapling of plant was also organized during the visit.

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PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Accreditations
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal has been accredited by BIS for inclusion of IS: 1180 (Part-1), 2014. CPRI, Bhopal,
and is the first laboratory to get this accreditation from BIS.

Painting Competition on Energy Conservation


The State Level Painting Competition on Energy Conservation-2014 was organized at CPRI,
Bangalore, on 15th November, 2014 in which 100 School Children from all over Karnataka State have
participated. All the participating children were awarded with certificates. The Prizes for the best
three paintings were awarded by His Excellency, Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, the Honble Governor
of Karnataka State & Chief Guest of the Function. Shri Ravi Kumar, IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary (Energy),
Govt. of Karnataka and Shri Mohammad Mohsin, IAS & Commissioner, Department of Public
Instruction, Govt. of Karnataka have distributed the consolation prizes.

On the dias: His Excellency Shri. Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, the Honble Governor,
Govt. of Karnataka along with Shri. Ravi Kumar, IAS & Addl. Chief Secretary (Energy),
Govt. of Karnataka and Shri. Mohammad Mohsin, IAS, Commissioner,
Department of Public Instruction, Govt. of Karnataka on the eve of
State Level Painting Competition on Energy Conservation,
conducted at CPRI, Bangalore, on 15th November, 2014

Dr. P. V. Reddy, Joint Director (Training), CPRI-Bangalore & State Nodal officer for the State Level Painting
Competition on Energy Conservation-2014 attended the National Level Painting Competition on
Energy Conservation organized by Ministry of Power, New Delhi thro Bureau of Energy Efficiency
(BEE) held at PMI, NTPC, Noida, on 12th December, 2014, in which three children from Karnataka
State participated. Master Shrihari. P. Padigar, Std.VI of Mukunda Kripa English School, Rajyangana,
Udupi was judged for the BEE consolation prize in category A and felicitated at a function held at
Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on 14th December, 2014. Shri. Piyush Goyal, Honble Union Minister of
State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India was the
Chief Guest on the occasion, along with Secretary, Ministry of Power, Secretary, Ministry of MNRE
and Director General, BEE.

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Section-6

Training Activities & Programmes

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TRAINING ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMMES
Seminars / Conferences / Workshops / Training Programmes
Organised by CPRI during the year 2014-15
The phenomenal growth in the Power Sector over that last few years has magnified the need
for absorption of technology in all the three spheres of activity viz. Generation, Transmission,
and Distribution of power. Coupled with this is the paucity of trained technical manpower and
associated skills.

Recognizing this need of the power sector, the Institute has been developing and running training
programmes for:
- Upgrading the manpower skill of its own employees
- Training and Upgradation of technical skills of personnel from Utilities/Companies in the Power Sector

CPRI is continually setting new standards in training and continuing education from basic theoretical
studies to practical hands-on training in electrical equipment. Training Programmes and Courses
conducted by CPRI have made a substantial impact on the level of training and education in Indias
Electricity Utilities, Manufacturing Companies, and Transmission and Distribution Companies. By
upgrading the occupational skills of technical workers, our training courses have helped a lot of
engineers and technicians working in the field of electric power to improve their performance.
They have also helped to improve the overall efficiency and competitiveness of the Indian Industry
as a whole. The year 2014-15 was eventful with the Institute organizing many programmes as part
of its objective of Employee Empowerment through training for the benefits of Power Utilities of
the country.

Workshops/Seminars/Conferences/Training Programmes/Tutorials

Name of the Workshop / Seminar /


Sl.
Unit/ Division Conference / Training Programme / Date Venue
No
Tutorial
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1. Diagnostic testing of Hydro Generators 15th December


and data interpretation. 2014
2. Diagnostic testing of Power Transform- 16th December
ers and analysis of data. 2014 For O&M
Engineers of
3. Condition monitoring Mechanical & 17th December Koteshwar
Hydro mechanical equipment 2014 Hydro Electric
4. Condition assessment of circuit 18th December Power Station,
Diagnostics breakers and switchyard equipment 2014 THDC,
Cables & Uttarakhand
5. Capacitors Diagnostic testing of medium voltage 19th December
Division power cables. 2014

6. Workshop on Awareness on Flame 14th July 2014


Retardancy and evaluation Techniques
for Fire Hazard Assessment of Rail CPRI,
Coach Materials Bangalore
7. International Conference on Power 26th & 27th
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TRAINING ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMMES
Name of the Workshop / Seminar /
Sl.
Unit/ Division Conference / Training Programme / Date Venue
No
Tutorial
8. Capacitors for Reactive Power 5th & 6th
Compensation February 2015

9. Tutorial Programe on Methodology 22nd August


and Impact of Temperature Rise Test 2014
on LV equipments

10. Tutorial Programe on Methodology 24th November


and Impact of Temperature Rise Test 2014
on Electrical equipments
11. Module I: - Testing of New Transformer 22nd September
Oil as per IS335, &IEC 60296 2014
12. Module II: - Testing of Inservice 23rd September
Transformer Oil as per IS 1866 to assess 2014
the condition of oil for continued use

13. Module III: - Diagnostic evaluation of


Transformer by Dissolved Gas Analysis
24th September
to assess the internal condition of CPRI,
2014
Transformer & Furan Analysis to Bangalore
evaluate the status of solid insulation
14. Module IV: - Testing and evaluation of 25th September
Dielectric Lubricating oils-Turbine oil/Hydraulic 2014
Materials oil as per ASTM standard Methods
Division
15. Module V: - Polymeric Composite used 26th September
in power sector 2014
16. Module VI: - Reclamation & Recondi- 27th September
tioning of mineral oils 2014
17. National Awareness Programme 10th October
on Reduction and Elimination of 2014
New Delhi
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB):
prioritizing the power sector in India
18. PCB Awareness program at OPTCL, 8th May 2014
Bhuwaneswar
Bhuwanesar
19. PCB Awareness program at GSPCB, 31st May 2014
Gandhinagar
Gandhi Nagar
20. One Day Workshop on Evaluation of 5th September
CPRI,
Distribution Transformers Performance 2014
Bangalore
Short Circuit through Testing & Analysis
21. Laboratory Two days Tutorial Program on Role 18th & 19th
CPRI,
of Instrument Transformer in Power December 2014
Bangalore
System
22 Two days Tutorial programme on 7th & 8th August
High Power Design & testing requirements of 2014
CPRI, Bangalore
Laboratory Power/Distribution Transformers for
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Name of the Workshop / Seminar /
Sl.
Unit/ Division Conference / Training Programme / Date Venue
No
Tutorial
23 Two days Workshop on Testing 25th & 26th
Requirements of LT & HT Switchgear & September 2014
High Power Control gear Assemblies
CPRI, Bangalore
24. Laboratory Tutorial Program on HT Switchgear 30th & 31st
Technology, Short Circuit & Switching December 2014
Test Duty requirements & latest trends

25. An International Workshop on Influence 25th April 2014 CBIP


Materials
of Electrical Steels on the Quality and Seminar Hall,
Technology
Service Life of Transformers Chanakyapuri,
Division
New Delhi

26. Two day workshop on Hybrid Power 16th & 17th


Generation Systems October 2014.

27. Two day National Workshop on Energy 20th & 21st


Audit and Energy Codes for Buildings November 2014
Energy
28. Efficiency & International Conference on Recent 4th & 5th
CPRI, Bangalore
Renewable Trends and Technological Advancement December 2014
Energy Division in LED Lighting Systems

29. Two days National Workshop on, Energy 22nd & 23rd
Efficiency Improvements and Case January 2015
Studies in Water pumps and Pumping
Systems

30. Two Day Training Programme on 7th & 8th April


Pollution Mapping with reference 2014 Thirunelveli
to Transmission System in Southern
31. Region/Eastern Region for PGCIL & 9th & 10th April
2014 Salem
State Utilities
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32. 11th & 12th April


2014 Sriperambadur

33. 10th & 11th April


2014 Hyderabad
High Voltage
Division
34. 21st & 22nd April CCAR, CPRI,
2014 Bangalore

35. 23rd & 24th April


2014 Kolkata

36. 25th & 26th April


2014 Hassan

37. 29th & 30th April


Thrissur
2014

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TRAINING ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMMES
Name of the Workshop / Seminar /
Sl.
Unit/ Division Conference / Training Programme / Date Venue
No
Tutorial
38. Two days training programme on 2nd & 3rd May Thiruvanantha-
Pollution Mapping with reference 2014 puram
to Transmission system in Southern
39. Region/Eastern Region, for PGCIL & 19th & 20th May
State Utilities 2014 Durgapur

40. 21st & 22nd May


2014 Ranchi

41. 19th & 20th May


2014 Patna

42. 21st & 22nd May


2014 Muzaffarpur

43. 23rd & 24th May


2014 Jamshedpur

44. 26th & 27th May


2014 Siliguri

45. 29th & 30th May


2014 Subhashgram
High Voltage
46. Division Two days Workshop on Witnessing 24th & 25th July
CCAR-CPRI,
Acceptance, Routine and type tests on 2014
Bangalore
Surge Arresters
47. Workshop on Routine, Acceptance and 22nd & 23rd CCAR, CPRI,
Type Testing of Transformer August 2014 Bangalore
48. Training Programme on Pollution 27th & 28th
mapping of Eastern Region August 2014 Kolkata

49. Two day Training Programme on PGCIL 25th & 26th


Substation, Trivandrum on the topic of September 2014 PGCIL,
Pollution mapping with reference to Trivandrum
transmission system of Southern Region
50. Two day Workshop on Dielectric testing 9th & 10th
of Insulators, Switchgears, Transformers October 2014 CPRI, Bangalore
& Instrument Transformers
51. Training Programme for KPTCL Engineers 20th January Kaveri Bhavan,
2015 Bangalore
52. Two day workshop on Dielectric Testing 9th & 10th
of insulators, switchgears, transformers October 2014 CPRI, Bangalore
and instrument transformers
53. Tutorial Program on Vibration and 26th February
Earthquake
Shock Testing 2015
Engineering
CPRI, Bangalore
54. &Vibration Tutorial Program on Seismic Design and 27th February
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Name of the Workshop / Seminar /
Sl.
Unit/ Division Conference / Training Programme / Date Venue
No
Tutorial
55. Two days Workshop on Energy Meter 16th & 17th
Testing Evaluation & its Challenges October 2014
Instrumentation
CPRI, Bangalore
56. Division Two days Workshop on Measurement, 12th & 13th March
Calibration and Evaluation of Energy 2015
Meters
57. Workshop on Protection of Transmission 14th & 15th
System November 2014 CPRI, Bangalore

58. National Conference on Power System 27th & 28th


Protection February 2015 CPRI, Bangalore
Protection &
59. Field Services Two days Workshop on Protection 9th & 10th March
Wing Audit in Generating Stations and Sub 2015 CPRI, Bangalore
stationsLessons Learnt
60. Short term course on Grid Operation 24th & 25th April
and Control for BBMB Engineers at 2014 CPRI, Bangalore
BBMB, Chandigarh
61. Training Programme on Advanced 17th to 19th July
Power System Protection at BBMB, 2014 Chandigarh
Chandigarh
62. Workshop on Smart transmission 12th & 13th
through wide area measurements and August 2014
Power Systems control of large power systems
63. Wing A two day workshop on Recent 18th & 19th
Developments in Power Transmission September CPRI, Bangalore
and Protection 2014
64. Two day workshop on Real Time Power 22nd & 23rd
System Control using Synchrophasor January 2015
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65. Five Days Short term Course on 17th to 21st June


Smart Grid for Modern Power System 2014
Technology and Applications
66. One day Workshop on Phasor 16th November
Measurement Unit Applications and 2014
Analytics
67. Two day workshop on Wide Area 27th & 28th
Smart Power & Monitoring, Protection and Control November 2014
Energy Systems (WAMPAC) CPRI, Bangalore
68. Wing Workshop on Trends in Substation 1 to 3
st rd

Automation - IEC 61850 December 2014

69. One Day Workshop on Application of 6th January 2015


Synchrophasors (PMUs) for Power Grid
Operation and Control
70. Two day workshop on Smart Grid and 8th & 9th January
Renewable Energy Sources (SRGES) 2015

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TRAINING ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMMES
Name of the Workshop / Seminar /
Sl.
Unit/ Division Conference / Training Programme / Date Venue
No
Tutorial
71. Two day workshop on Regulations, 12th & 13th March
Electricity Act, Tariff, Open access 2015
and Market
72. Smart Power & One Day Workshop on Cyber Security for 16th March 2015
Energy Systems Power Engineers CPRI, Bangalore
Wing
73. Two Days Tutorial on Advanced 19th & 20th March
Distribution Automation System and 2015
Common Information Model (CIM)
74. A day Seminar on Latest Developments 6th February
Mechanical
in Testing & Performance Evaluation 2015
Engineering CPRI, Bangalore
of Transmission Line Components and
Division
Accessories
75. One day workshop on Reliability 21st November
Applications in Power Distribution 2014
System
76. Distribution Two day Workshop on Power Theft in 4th & 5th
CPRI, Bangalore
Systems Division Distribution System December 2014

77. Two day Workshop on Grounding 26th & 27th


Practices February 2015

78. Workshop on Challenges and Opportu- 21st June 2014


nities for R&D in Indian Power Sector CPRI, Bangalore

79. Workshop on Research Methodology 11th & 12th July


Research & CPRI, Bangalore
and Latex 2014
Development
80. Management One day National Workshop on 23rd December Auditorium-
Division completed NPP Projects on Research 2014 CWC New
Area Distribution and Distributed Library
Generation Building,
New Delhi
81. One day Tutorial on Testing and 3rd September
Evaluation of DLMS Energy Meters 2014
Utility
Automation CPRI, Bangalore
82. One day Workshop on Testing and 28th January
Research Centre
Evaluation of DLMS Complaint Energy 2015
Meters
83. 5 day Training Programme on Grid 21st to 25th April,
Operation & Control conducted at 2014 Chandigarh
BBMB, Nangal, Chandigarh
84. Residential Induction Training 19th May to 11th
Programme for Assistant Engineers of June, 2014
CPRI, Bangalore
Training Division West Bengal Electricity Distribution
Company Limited, Kolkota
85. Residential Training Program on Testing 21st to 26th July,
in Inter Laboratory as per (ISO-17025) for 2014
CPRI, Bangalore
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Name of the Workshop / Seminar /
Sl.
Unit/ Division Conference / Training Programme / Date Venue
No
Tutorial
86. Short Term Course on Power System 17th to 19th July,
Protection & Numerical Relays 2014 Chandigarh
conducted at BBMB, Chandigarh
87. Training Programme on Enhancement 7th to 9th August,
of Operation & Maintenance Skills for 2014 CPRI, Bangalore
BESCOM Engineers
88. Residential Training Programme for 25th August to
Assistant Engineers (B-15 & 16) of West 17th September,
CPRI, Bangalore
Bengal State Electricity Distribution 2014
Company Limited, Kolkata
89. Short Term Course on EHV Power 15th to 19th
Transformer Technology for Utility September, CPRI, Bangalore
Engineers 2014
90. Training Programme on Enhancement 18th to 20th
of Operation & Maintenance Skills for September, CPRI, Bangalore
BESCOM Engineers (B-02) 2014
91. Residential Training Programme for 22nd September
Assistant Engineers (B-17 ) of West to 16th October,
CPRI, Bangalore
Bengal State Electricity Distribution 2014
Company Limited, Kolkata
92. Training Programme on Enhancement 16th to 18th
Training Division
of Operation & Maintenance Skills for October, 2014 CPRI, Bangalore
BESCOM Engineers (B-03)
93. Training Programme on Enhancement 13th to 15th
of Operation & Maintenance Skills for November, 2014 CPRI, Bangalore
BESCOM Engineers (B-04)
94. Training Programme on Enhancement 18th to 20th
of Operation & Maintenance Skills for December, 2014 CPRI, Bangalore
BESCOM Engineers (B-05)
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95. Training Programme on Enhancement 22nd to 24th


of Operation & Maintenance Skills for January, 2015 CPRI, Bangalore
BESCOM Engineers (B-06)
96. Training Programme on Enhancement 11th to 13th
of Operation & Maintenance Skills for February, 2015 CPRI, Bangalore
BESCOM Engineers (B-07)
97. Training Programme on Enhancement 24th to 26th
of Operation & Maintenance Skills for March, 2015 CPRI, Bangalore
BESCOM Engineers (B-08)
98. Residential Training Programme for 23rd March to
Assistant Engineers (B-18 ) of West 16th April, 2015
CPRI, Bangalore
Bengal State Electricity Distribution
Company Limited, Kolkata
99. International Conference on Innovation 12th & 13th
Scope Complex,
Switchgear and Best practices in Transformer December, 2014
New Delhi
Testing & Design, Testing and Maintenance
100. Development Workshop on Liquid Dielectrics for use 7th June, 2014
Station, Bhopal in Power Transformers-Current Scenario CPRI, STDS,
118 Bhopal
TRAINING ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMMES
Name of the Workshop / Seminar /
Sl.
Unit/ Division Conference / Training Programme / Date Venue
No
Tutorial
101. Workshop on Energy Meter Testing 15th November
Switchgear Evaluation and Advanced Energy 2014
Testing & Metering CPRI, STDS,
102. Development Workshop on Design and Testing of L.V. 28 February
th Bhopal
Station, Bhopal Fuses & Switch Disconnectors 2015

103. Training Programme on Pollution 10th & 11th April PGCIL


Mapping with reference to transmission 2014 Substation,
system in southern region at different Hyderabad
PGCIL locations 765/400 kV sub-stations
104. in southern region 15th & 16th April PGCIL
2014 Substation,
Visakhapatnam
105. 17th & 18th April PGCIL
2014 Substation,
Vijayawada
106. 21st & 22nd April PGCIL
2014 Substation,
Raichur
107. 24th & 25th April PGCIL
2014 Substation,
Narendra
108. Pollution Mapping with reference to 20th & 21st May PGCIL
Ultra High transmission system at different PGCIL 2014 sub-station,
Voltage locations 765/400 kV sub-stations in Bhubaneswar,
Research Eastern region Odissa
109. Laboratory, Training programmes on Pollution 23rd & 24th May PGCIL sub-
Hyderabad Mapping 2014 station,
Rourkela,
Odissa
110. Training programmes on Pollution 26th & 27th May PGCIL sub-
Mapping 2014 station,
Jeypore, Odissa
111. One day tutorial program on Dielectric 13th June 2014 CPRI,
test on High Voltage equipments Hyderabad
112. Training programme on Pollution 26th & 27th At PGCIL 400 kV
Mapping September 2014 sub-station,
Hyderabad
113. Two day International Conference on 29 & 30
th th

High Voltage Engineering & Technology January 2015 Hyderabad


(ICHVET-2015)
114. Tutorial programme on Testing of 5th March 2015 UHVRL, CPRI,
Instrument Transformers Hyderabad
115. Regional Testing Tutorial programme on Preventive 5th September APDCL Training
Laboratory, Maintenance of Transformers by Trans- 2014 Institute,
Guwahati former Oil Analysis and DGA Narangi
119
Name of the Workshop / Seminar /
Sl.
Unit/ Division Conference / Training Programme / Date Venue
No
Tutorial
116. Tutorial Program on Analysis of Liquid 28th November Regional
Regional Testing
Dielectrics used in Transformers 2014 Testing
Laboratory,
Laboratory,
Kolkata
CPRI, Kolkata
117. Awareness Program on Testing & Evalu- 07th May 2014
ation of Power Cable & Accessories

118. Workshop on Testing & Evaluation of 18th September


Power Cables & Accessories 2014 Regional
Testing
119. Regional Testing Workshop on Testing & Evaluation of 19th September Laboratory,
Laboratory, FLRS Cables & Insulation mat 2014 CPRI, Noida
Noida
120. Workshop on Condition Monitoring of 27th September
Power Transformers using Transformer 2014
Oil Analysis
121. Workshop on High Voltage Testing 17th October M/s Park
Techniques 2014 Ascent, Sector
62, Noida
122. Condition Assessment and Failure 8th August 2014
Analysis of Plant Components

123. Thermal Plant Asset Management and Efficiency 12th December Thermal
Research Centre, Improvements 2014 Research
Koradi Centre, CPRI,
124. Heat Rate Improvements in Plant 13th March 2015 Koradi
Components

Photos of some of the important Conference / Workshop /


Training Programmes organised
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International Workshop on Influence of Electrical Steels on the Quality and


Service Life of Transformers held on 25th April 2014

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TRAINING ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMMES
2nd International Conference on Innovation and best practices in Transformer Design, Testing and Maintenance
held on 12th & 13th December 2014

Delegates of the International Conference on Recent Trends and Technological Advancement in LED Lighting
Systems, organised at CPRI, Bangalore, on 4th & 5th December 2014

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Inauguration of International Conference on High Voltage Engineering & Technology (ICHVET-2015) Conference,
at Hyderabad, on 29th January 2015
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Delegates of the two days International Conference on Power Cables -CABLETECH 2015, held
at CPRI, Bangalore, on 26th & 27th February 2015

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TRAINING ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMMES
Engineers from M/s. Al Ahleia Switchgear Company, Kuwait deputed to CPRI for 5 days Residential Training
Program on Testing in Inter Laboratory requirements as per ISO-17025
organized during 21st to 26thJuly, 2014

Delegates for the Residential Training Programme for Assistant Engineers (B-18) of West Bengal State Electricity
Distribution Company Limited, Kolkata, held from 23rd March to 16th April 2015

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Delegates for the Training Programme on Enhancement of Operation & Maintenance Skills
for BESCOM Engineers (B-08), held from 24th to 26th March 2015
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Capital Projects

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CAPITAL PROJECTS
As the Power sector of the country is expanding, additional power capacity is being added and an
addition of 78,000 MW Capacity is planned in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan. This demand for additional
power calls for installation of additional equipment for generation, transmission and distribution of
power. Additional equipment, in turn, brings in need for augmenting testing facilities. During the
XI Five-Year Plan itself, the MoP, GOI approved several projects to enhance the research and testing
facilities at CPRI. Some of the projects are spilled over to XII Plan.

XII Plan Proposals


CPRI has been earmarked with `1368.90 Crores by MoP, Govt. of India as Govt. Budgetary Support
during 12th Plan period (2012-2017).

One project titled Upgradation of Energy Meter, Impulse current generator facilities at Bangalore
and Setting up of type test facility for Instrument Transformers at UHVRL, Hyderabad was taken up
during the initial phase of XII Plan and the project is completed by March 2014.

A second project titled, Augmentation & New Facilities Projects, at a total cost of `105.90 crore is
approved and is under implementation from March 2014.

The third project titled Augmentation of High Power Short Circuit Test facilities by installation of
two Additional 2500 MVA Generators and associated equipment under the 12th Plan, at a total cost
of `640.00 Crores, is approved on 5th January 2015 & is under implementation from April 2015.

The fourth project titled Establishment of New Test Facilities under the 12th Plan, at a total cost of
`356.10 Crores, was approved on 5th January 2015 and is under implementation from April 2015.

Research & Development Schemes of CPRI under XII Plan at an estimated cost of `80.00 crore
was approved on 11th June 2014, comprising of In-house Research Schemes of CPRI (`15.00 crores),
Research Scheme on Power (`20.00 Crores) & R&D under National Perspective Plan (`45.00 Crores)
and are under implementation.
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The details of the XII plan projects are given in the table below:

Details of XII Plan Projects:


Sl. Cost
Title of the Proposal
No. (` in Crores)
1. Augmentation of High Power Short Circuit Test facilities by installation of two
Additional 2500 MVA Generators and associated equipment under XII Plan
at an estimated cost of ` 640.00 Crores, comprises of following project
components:
I. Augmentation of High Power Short Circuit Test facilities by installation of
Additional 2500 MVA Generators with associated equipment at High Power
509.00
Laboratory, CPRI, Bangalore.
II. Upgradation of Short Circuit test facilities
A. Establishment of 350 MVA on line Short Circuit Test Station at UHV 120.00
Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
B. Establishment of Short Circuit Testing of Transformers, Excitation
11.00
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Sl. Cost
Title of the Proposal
No. (` in Crores)
2. Augmentation and New Facilities Projects of CPRI under XII
Plan at an estimated cost of ` 105.90 Crores, comprises of
following project components:
(i) Upgradation of High Voltage/Ultra High Voltage Test facilities 14.00
(ii) Upgradation of Real Time Digital Simulator 8.35
(iii) Augmentation of Energy Meter & Calibration Laboratory 15.87
(iv) Augmentation of Protocol and Meter Testing Laboratory 15.68
(v) Establishment of test facility for a) Solar PV based Grid tied Inverter systems 28.00
(up to 500 kVA) and b) Solar PV modules (up to 500 Wp)
(vi) Augmentation, Modernization and Capacity Addition of Battery, Ingress 11.00
Protection and Illumination test facilities
(vii) Augmentation & Modernisation of Diagnostics, Cables, Capacitors, 13.00
Temperature Rise test, Environmental test facilities
3. Establishment of New Test Facilities
Under XII Plan Proposals at an estimated cost of `356.10 Crores
A. Establishment of New Transmission Tower and Seismic Test Facility
A.1. Establishment of transmission line tower test station and associated 90.00
facilities
A.2. Establishment of Supplementary test facilities like Temperature Rise 40.00
Test, Meter & Oil Test Lab, Step Front Wave Impulse lab, Test facility
for Auto reclosure, HVDC test, Mechanical endurance Test facility,
IP Test facility, Loss Measurement System, Vibration, Damper,
Training Centre etc. 20.00
a) Augmentation of test facilities at STDS, Bhopal
11.50
b) Augmentation of Pre-Qualification test facilities at CPRI, Bangalore
c) Establishment and Augmentation of Short Circuit test facilities at 8.50
CPRI, Bangalore
B. Augmentation of existing Regional Testing Laboratories at Kolkata &
Guwahati and Establishment of New Regional Testing Centres
B.1. Relocation and Augmentation of Thermal Research Centre(TRC), 48.00
Nagpur and Expansion of the Nagpur Unit
B.2. Enhancing Test Facilities of Regional Oil Testing Laboratories 22.10
including Relocation of RTL, Kolkata
B.3. Establishment of 40 KA continuous current Temperature Rise test 15.00
Facility at HPL, CPRI, Bangalore
B.4. Setting up of Test Facility for LV, MV, & Power Cables at Western
115.30
Region
a. Establishment of Total Test Facility for Transformers at CPRI Western
100.00
Zone
b. Setting up of Oil Testing Laboratory in the Western Zone 5.30
c. Establishment of Test facilities for Energy meter 10.00

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Sl. Cost
Title of the Proposal
No. (` in Crores)
C. Setting up of Advanced Research facilities like Super-conductive
Technology, Nano, Super Grid Laboratory etc.
C.1. Centre of Excellence for Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation of
Power Plant Components 8.00
D(i) Establishment of Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) System Testing
Calibration Lab 6.65
D(ii) Smart Grid Research Laboratory 11.05

4. Research & Development schemes of CPRI under XII Five-Year Plan


A. In-house Research Projects 15.00
B. Research Scheme on Power 20.00
C. National Perspective Plan R & D Scheme 45.00
Total 1182.00

Completed XI Plan spill over project


Project titled Modernisation of Short Circuit Test Facilities and Augmentation of Power Transformers
Test Facilities, sanctioned at an outlay of `23.60 Crores was completed during the extended period
of October 2014.

Project titled Setting up of Test Facilities for Pre-qualification test on 400 kV XLPE Cables System,
sanctioned at a cost of `14.80 Crores, was completed during March 2014.

The spillover XI plan projects under implementation during 2014-


15 are as follows:
Augmentation of test facilities for optimization of 800 kV AC/DC transmission systems-
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`38.00 Crores
One component titled Establishment of Comprehensive EMI/EMC test facility (Radiated
immunity & Radiated Emission) under the project Augmentation of High Voltage, Diagnostic,
Relay, Vibration, LED Test Facilities and Infrastructure Protection - `62.65 Crores

Physical Progress of Ongoing Spill over XI Plan Capital Projects


Augmentation of test facilities for optimization of the 800 kV AC and 800 kV DC
Transmission Systems

Objective:
In order to upgrade the testing facilities to meet future requirements at High Voltage Laboratory,
Hyderabad, the following facilities were envisaged to be established under this project:

- An indoor lab for the Wet Power Frequency Test Corona and Radio Interference Measurements up to
1200 kV AC
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- A HVDC test setup for 800 kV DC studies
CAPITAL PROJECTS
Progress:
Main test facilities namely 1200 kV AC & DC have been received and DC test facility has been
commissioned in September 2013
The construction of Indoor Laboratory for AC test facility is to be resumed after awarding of fresh
contract, as the existing contract was terminated for slow pace of work
NIT is being floated to complete the remaining work
Project extension approved from MoP up to December 2015

Augmentation of High Voltage, Diagnostics, Relay, Vibration, LED


Test Facilities and Infrastructure Protection

Objective:
The objective of the project is to:

Augment High Voltage Test facilities at Bangalore, High Voltage Laboratory at STDS Bhopal and
RTL, NOIDA
Establish test facilities for Diagnostics of Power equipment at RTL, NOIDA and RTL, Kolkata
Establish Anechoic Chamber for the EMI / EMC Test facility in Bangalore
Establish an Additional Test Bay for the Short Circuit Test Laboratory, at CPRI, Bangalore
Enhance and modernize the Tower and Vibration Test Facility at CPRI, Bangalore
Establish an LED Test Facility at CPRI, Bangalore
CPRI Infrastructure Protection against security threat by construction of boundary wall & Peripheral
road at Bangalore, Hyderabad & Bhopal and extension of CCAR Building
All the above project components have been completed in the previous years and the project
component titled Establishment of comprehensive EMI / EMC Test facility (Radiated immunity &
Radiated Emission) got delayed due to contract problems.

Progress:
- Construction of EMI / EMC evaluation facility got delayed due to contract issue. NIT to be refloated for
taking up balance work by CPWD. This is awaited due to design vetting by IIT, Chennai.
- Procurement of Test Chamber with instrumentation are almost completed excepting the parts which
cannot be stored outside.

Physical Progress of Ongoing XII Plan Capital Projects


Augmentation & New Facilities Project (Outlay: `105.90 Cr.)
Project components:
Upgradation of High Voltage/Ultra High Voltage Test Facilities
Two equipments namely Impulse Current Generator, Impulse Voltage Generator are under
recommendation stage. Preliminary discussion with CPWD is completed pertaining to civil works
and estimate is to be received from CPWD. Amount of 331/3 % is to be transferred to CPWD for
starting the work.
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Upgradation of Real Time Digital Simulator
Specification of Real Time Digital Simulator is under finalization.

Augmentation of Energy Meter & Calibration Laboratory


`13.00 crore worth equipment tenders were floated. Preliminary discussion with CPWD is
completed pertaining to civil works and estimate is to be received from CPWD pending vetting
of design by IIT, Chennai. Amount of 331/3% to be transferred to CPWD for starting the work.

Augmentation of Protocol & Meter Testing Laboratory


Items to be procured in the first year is in advanced stage of procurement. Preliminary discussion
with CPWD is completed pertaining to civil works and estimate is to be received from CPWD. An
amount of 331/3% to be transferred to CPWD for starting the work.

Establishment of test facility for (i) Solar Based Grid Tied Inverter Systems (upto 500
KVA) and (ii) Solar PV modules (upto 500 Wp)
`13.00 Crore worth 14 major items to be procured are under advanced procurement stage.
Preliminary discussion with CPWD is completed pertaining to civil works. Preliminary estimate
received and 331/3% of the amount has been deposited with CPWD. Tendering is in progress.

Augmentation, Modernisation & Capacity addition of Battery, Ingress Protection and


Illumination test facilities
Battery Life cycle equipment is received. Order has been placed for dust chamber. Preliminary
discussion with CPWD is completed pertaining to civil works and estimate is to be received from
CPWD. An amount of 331/3% to be transferred to CPWD for starting the work.

Augmentation & Modernisation of Diagnostics, Cables, Capacitors, Temperature Rise,


Environmental Test Facilities
All the items proposed to be procured are under recommendation stage. Orders shall be
placed soon.
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Administrative Matters

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ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS
Governance
The following senior officers joined the Governing Council and the Society of CPRI as members in
2014-15:
Shri Major Singh, Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority as Vice-President, in place of
Smt. Neerja Mathur
Shri Vishnu Agarwal, President-IEEMA as Member in place of Shri Raj H. Eswaran
Shri A.K. Jha, Director (Technical), NTPC Ltd., as Member in place of N N Mishra, Director (Operation),
NTPC Ltd.
Shri Sudhakar. R. Bhat, Director General-CPRI as Member-Secretary in place of Shri N Murugesan

During the course of the year, the Governing Council met once on 29th August 2014 at New Delhi and
another on 16th December 2014 at New Delhi to consider various issues pertaining to the Institute,
and the 73rd meeting of CPRI-Standing Committee was held at UHVRL, Hyderabd, on 23rd May 2014,
74th meeting was held at STDS-CPRI, Bhopal on 20th October, 2014 and 75th Meeting was held at
New Delhi on 3rd December 2014.

Staff strength of the Institute as on 31st March 2015


Sl. No. Posts Number of employees
1 Director General 01
2 Director 01
3 Additional Director 05
4 Joint Director 55
5 Chief Administrative Officer 01
6 Chief Accounts Officer 01
7 Scientific/Engineering category 161
8 Technicians 61
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9 Administrative & Supporting Staff 169


10 Supporting Technical Staff 90
Total 545

Institute Day Celebration


The Institute at Bangalore celebrated its 55th Institute Day Celebration on 16th January 2015. The
Chief Guest of the function was Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government
of India & Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet (Former Chairman, Atomic Energy
Commission), who also delivered Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Memorial Lecture on Power and
Development on the occasion. Shri Major Singh, Chairperson I/c., CEA and Shri Raj Pal, Economic
Adviser, Ministry of Power, New Delhi were the Guests of Honor. A cultural programme was also
organized on the occasion.

Dr. Samir Kumar Nath, Engineering Officer Gr.4, TRC-CPRI, Nagpur, received Shri B.M Naidu Award
for Best Research Paper from Padma Vibhusan Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to
Govt. of India and Chairman Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet, during the Institute Day
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Dignitaries on the dias: (From left to right) Dr. S. Seetharamu, Director-CPRI,
Shri Raj Pal, Economic Adviser, Ministry of Power, Shri N Murugesan, Director General-CPRI,
Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser, Shri Major Singh, Chairperson, CEA and
Shri M Siddhartha Bhatt, Additional Director-CPRI

Dr. R. Chidambaram delivering the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Memorial Lecture

CPRI, STDS, Bhopal celebrated its 55th Institute Day on 16th January, 2015. Shri S. R. Prasad, Executive
Director, BHEL, Bhopal was the Chief Guest of the function and Dr. N. P. Patidar from NITTTR, Bhopal
was the Key note speaker & Guest of Honour. Dr. Ashish Dongre, Director Technical Education
of M.P. Govt. and Dr. P.J. Sudhakar, Chairman of IMPCC also were special guests on the occasion.
Many dignitaries from Customers, Utilities, Technological Institutions, Press and media attended
the celebration.

On the evening of 16th January, 2015, STDS organized a cultural and get-together programme. The
musical programme with Dinner was enjoyed by around 600 people comprising of Guests, Stake
holders, employees, pensioners and their family members on this occasion.

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Institute Day was celebrated at CPRI Unit RTL-CPRI, Noida, on 16th January 2015 with Chief Guest
Shri D. K. Nayyar, Scientist G/Dy. Director General, NITS, BIS, Noida. All the employees of RTL had
attended the function. RTL family members were entertained by Guitarist Show which was organized
by renowned M/s. Sccotorist.

Productivity Week:
Productivity Week was celebrated in CPRI, STDS, Bhopal, from 12th to 18th February, 2015. Banners
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and posters on productivity were displayed in different places of the labs. Programmes such as essay
competition, ideas contest, debate etc. were organized during the week. Dr. Vimlesh Kumar Soni,
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, MANIT, Bhopal delivered a key note address on the
concluding day of the programme.

A speech was delivered on Making India-Zero effect, Zero defect, by Shri Shaliesh Srivastava,
134 Dy. Director of National Productivity Council, New Delhi, which was organised at RTL-CPRI, Noida, on
16th February 2015, during the Productivity week celebration, from 12th to 18th February 2015.
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Activities Related to Women Employees
The womens cell looks after the welfare of the women employees, facilitates redressal of their
grievances and caters to the issues concerning them. The cell also conducts a survey within the
organization to collect suggestions/ recommendations from women on issues concerning them so
that appropriate action can be taken to help them. The womens cell also reviews various schemes
and programs of the Institute to ensure that wherever possible, womens development is promoted
through these schemes/programs. The womens cell not only promotes all round development of
women employees of the Institute but also helps dependent female children of employees through
informal/adult education, health care, family care, general assistance, training to improve skill sets,
to list a few.

The womens cell is also managing the crche, in the CPRI colony, Bangalore and prescribes necessary
guidelines for its smooth functioning. Presently, some children are benefitted by this facility.

International Womens Day was celebrated on 7th April 2014, inviting Smt. Latha Krishna Rau G,
Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, as
chief guest, to promote the confidence of women fraternity.

The womens cell organized a lecture program entitled Emotional wellbeingAwareness program
for Women on 14th November 2014 which had ladies participation from other Units of CPRI through
video conference. No sexual harassment was reported during the year 2014-15.

Statement indicating total number of employees in the Institute and number of women in
each category as on 31st March 2015
Percentage
Sl. No. of No. of women
Post (s) of women
No. employees employees
employees
01 Director General 01 - -
02 Director 01 - -
03 Additional Director 05 - -
04 Joint Director 55 05 8.33
05 Chief Administrative Officer 01 - -
06 Chief Accounts Officer 01 - -
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Percentage
Sl. No. of No. of women
Post (s) of women
No. employees employees
employees
07 Scientific/ Engineering Officers 141 21 14.89
08 Scientific/ Engineering Assistants 20 02 9.52
09 Non-Technical Officers 11 03 27.27
10 Office Staff / Stenographers 95 37 40.43
11 Library Staff 03 02 66.67
12 Technicians 61 - -
13 Technical Attendants / Attendants 90 04 4.30
14 Watchmen 31 - -
15 Drivers / Cook-cum-Caretaker 14 - -
16 Safaiwala 15 03 18.75
Total 545 77 14.13

Vigilance Activities
The vigilance activities of the Institute are looked after by a part-time Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO),
Dr. H N Nagamani, Joint Director, who has been appointed on the approval by the Chief Vigilance
Commission. The CVO reports to Director General, CPRI and is assisted by the Administration Section
of the Institute.

Vigilance Vision of CPRI is preventive over punitive actions, to enforce meaningful, workable
and objective systems / procedures, to develop trust and transparency in all transactions, to
prevent financial or other losses due to any malpractices, to promote pride and self-esteem of the
Organization and its employees and time bound action in all spheres of activities.

Liaison Officer for SC / ST & PWD Welfare Activities


Shri D. Revanna, Joint Director and Shri M. Janardhana, Joint Director, CPRI, Bangalore, served as
Liaison Officers for OBC and SC/ST & PWD categories respectively in CPRI, Bangalore, during the year
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2014-15. The 123rd Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, was celebrated at CPRI, Bangalore, on
14th April 2014.

Celebration of 123rd Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

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ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS
In addition, the Director General-CPRI, Shri N. Murugesan along with Liaison Officers addressed the
grievances of SC/ST & PWD and OBC employees as well as reviewed the welfare measures taken up
by CPRI.

Representation of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe as on 31st March 2015


Group Total SC ST OBC Others

A 204 38 15 28 123

B 142 32 16 20 74

C 184 54 30 16 84

Safaiwala 15 11 02 - 02

Total 545 135 63 64 283

Percentage - 24.77 11.56 11.74 51.93

Representation of Physically Challenged Employees as on 31st March 2015


No. of physically Percentage of
Sl. No. of
Post (s) challenged physically challenged
No. employees
employees employees
01 Director General 01 - -
02 Director 01 - -
03 Additional Director 05 - -
04 Joint Director 55 - -
05 Chief Administrative Officer 01 - -
06 Chief Accounts Officer 01 - -
07 Scientific / Engineering Officers 141 07 4.96%
08 Scientific / Engineering Assistants 20 01 4.76%
09 Non-Technical Officers 11 - -
10 Office Staff / Stenographers 95 01 2.12%
11 Library Staff 03 - -
12 Technicians 61 - -
13 Technical Attendants / Attendants 90 05 5.37%
14 Watchmen 31 - -
15 Drivers / Cook-cum-Caretaker 14 - -
16 Safaiwala 15 - -
Total 545 14 2.57%

CPRI Library and Information Centre, Bangalore


CPRI Library and Information Centre is a special library in the field of power engineering and was
established in the year 1960. It serves the employees of the organization.
The total number of members is 337 and during the year 34 new members were added. Total stock is
34,195 and 584 publications were added during the year. Total number of journals subscribed during
the year is 77. Out of 77, foreign journals are 25, Indian journals are 47 (all are technical reference
publications) and Hindi journals are 5.
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Library and Information Centre started downloading of IEC Standards since 2003. During the year 55
standards were downloaded and uploaded in the Digital Library. Indian Standards, ASTM and Electra
1967-2000 are available on Intranet.

Classification Scheme and arrangement:


Books were classified according to UDC scheme of classification and arranged according to
classification number in the Book Section. Bound volumes were arranged alphabetically in the
Bound Volume Section. Standards, Reports, Technical Reports were arranged according to numbers
in the Standards section. Current periodicals are arranged according to subject wise.

Library and Information Centre is situated near the Dr. M. Ramamoorty Block and spread over in two
floors. Library and Information Centre is completely automated and is using LIBSYS software with WEB
OPAC with unlimited users. All in-house operations were done through the software. Readers can
access the library through OPAC and Digital Library on their desktops. Every Document/Publication
is bar-coded for taking barcode print out for new publications in the Library and Information Centre.

Circulation and Readership:


Total number of publications issued during the year is 568 and returned is 529. Total number of
publications consulted/referred in the Library and Information Centre during the year is 7,852. Total
number of readers visited the Library and Information Centre during the year is 2,513 and total
number of outsiders visited during the year is 33. Number of virtual readers visited the Library and
Information Centre during the year is 1, 45,155.

Budget:
Budget of Library and Information Centre during the year is ` 20 lakhs under maintenance account.
The expenditure during the year is ` 32, 19,488-00

Staff:
Library and Information Centre has two professionals
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New Services:
Library and Information Centre started Article Indexing of IEEE Journals procured during the
year and downloading of IEEE articles through IEEE Explore. Library and Information Centre is
educating the readers on the use of WEB OPAC, CD/DVD server and Digital Library and Knowledge
Management Systems.

Deputation of CPRI Officers Overseas


The officers of CPRI were deputed to attend various overseas assignments such as Short Circuit
Testing, Liaison Meetings, Pre-dispatch Inspection for Quality Clearance, Conferences and Training
Programmes. The details of these overseas assignments are provided in Appendix-6.

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Finance & Accounts

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FINANCE & ACCOUNTS
The Institute has done well in its financial performance during the year 2014-15 and earned revenue
of `16727.10 lakhs

Revenue earnings during the past five years

Revenue Percentage Increase


Year
(Amount in ` Crores) (Base year 2010-2011)

2014-2015 167.27 19.73

2013-2014 159.97 14.50

2012-2013 147.91 5.87

2011-2012 135.24 -3.20

2010-2011 139.71 --

Increased services rendered to the Utilities and Industries are well reflected in the financial
performance raising the revenue earnings from `13971.07 lakhs in 2010-2011 to `16727.10 lakhs
during the current year. During the year under report, as against the revenue realization of
`16727.10 lakhs, the expenditure on non-plan activities stood at `16681.85 lakhs resulting in a
surplus of `45.24 lakhs. For the 27th year in succession, the Institute has not drawn any Non-Plan
Grant-in-Aid from the Government of India.

During the year, the expenditure under various heads has been as follows:

Non Plan Expenditure `16681.85 lakhs

Plan R & D Expenditure `101.57 lakhs

Plan Capital Expenditure `1823.95 lakhs


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RSoP Schemes `224.20 lakhs

NPP Schemes `150.00 lakhs

The Institute received grants-in-aid (Plan) of `7,982.00 lakhs from the Government of India during
the year. The details along with Auditors Report are furnished in Appendix 9.

As at the end of March 2015, the capital investment by the Government of India on the Institute has
been `72,126.68 lakhs.

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Finance & Accounts
Receipts during 2014-15 under Major Heads (` in Crores)

Expenditure during 2014-15 under Major Heads (` in Crores)

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Activities in Official Language: Hindi

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Activities in Official Language: Hindi
Remarkable achievements of the Institute in the field of Official Language
Implementation during the year 2014 15.

Awards
a. Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Award
It is a matter of great pleasure that the Institute was awarded the prestigious Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha
Award- First for the successful efforts in the area of progressive use and implementation of Hindi for
the offices in C Region during the year 2012-13. The award was given by Honourable President
of India, Shri Pranab Mukherji, during Hindi Divas function organized at Rashtrapathi Bhavan,
New Delhi, on 14th September 2014 which was received by Shri N. Murugesan, Director General of
the Institute. The Institute was awarded this for the 4th time consecutively which is also the 8th Indira
Gandhi Rajbhasha award won by CPRI so far.
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Shri N. Murugesan, Director General, CPRI receiving the award from the
Honourable President Shri Pranab Mukherji

b. Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Award


It is again a matter of great pleasure that the Institute was awarded the prestigious Indira Gandhi
Rajbhasha Award- Third for the outstanding performance for offices in C Region during the year
2013-14 which was given by the Honourable President, Shri Pranab Mukherji at the prize distribution
function organized on 15th November 2014, at Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, which was
received by Shri N. Murugesan, Director General of the Institute. The Institute was awarded this for
the fifth time consecutively, which is also the 9th Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Award won by CPRI so far.

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ACTIVITIES IN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: HINDI
Shri N. Murugesan, Director General, CPRI receiving the award from the
Honorable President Shri Pranabh Mukherji

Seminar and Workshops


a) Expression Development Workshop
With a view to encourage speaking in Hindi among the employees and to help them overcome
their hesitation, Expression Development Workshops are being organized regularly. In this regard, a
two day workshop on Proper pronunciation of Hindi Language and Expression Development was
conducted for 27 Officers of the Institute, on 18th and 19th August 2014.

Participants of the workshop with the Speaker Dr. Amjad Ali Khan

b) Organizing Table Workshop


Table workshops were conducted for 17 Nodal Assistants of Library, SC Lab, ID, DCCD, R&D, UARC,
MED, DSD Divisions, Admn.-I, Admn.-II, Accounts-I & Accounts II Sections in the Institute where in
directions regarding Implementation were given and training about Statistical Data regarding Hindi
Correspondence was imparted, from 23rd February 2015 to 30th March 2015.
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Hindi Month & Hindi Divas
Hindi Month:
Hindi month was started from 1st September 2014. Under this eleven competitions were organized
which were conducted separately for employees who are proficient and non-proficient in Hindi. The
competitions organized were Terminology, Speech, Essay Writing, Cross word puzzle, Hindi poem
recitation, Memory test, Hindi songs, Conversation, Quiz, Antakshri and Technical articles.

Hindi Divas:
Hindi Divas was celebrated at CPRI, Bangalore, on Friday, 26th September 2014.
Shri N. Murugesan, Director General presided over the function. Dr. Deepak Shah, Medical Director,
Sattavam Speciality Homeopathy Centre, Bangalore was the chief guest. He distributed the prizes
to the winners of Annual Technical Articles competition for the year 2013-14 and also distributed
prizes of various competitions organized during the month. Dr. Deepak Shah delivered a talk on
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) prevalent in children and highlighted the remedial
measures so that children could be healthier, happier and stay advanced in studies. This was highly
informative and knowledge based. All the Officers and employees of the Institute participated in the
programme enthusiastically.
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Director General with In-charge, O.L. Section and the Chief Guest

Dr. Deepak Shah, Medical Director, Sattvam Speciality Homeopathy Centre, delivering the lecture
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ACTIVITIES IN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: HINDI
Publications
a. Annual Report:
The Annual Report of the Institute is published in bilingual every year. Annual Report for the year
2013-14 was published in English and Hindi separately.

b. CPRI News:
The quarterly journal of the Institute CPRI News is brought out in bilingual.

c. STDS Darpan
The 16th edition of the in-house magazine STDS Darpan of the Institutes Bhopal unit was published.

d. Publication of R&D facilities


Publication of the Research and Testing facilities of the Institute is presented bilingually through the
publication - Research and Testing facilities.

Awards under Incentive Scheme

a. Noting and Drafting in Hindi


Various incentive schemes are in vogue in the Institute viz., Noting and Drafting, Hindi Typing and
presentation of Technical Articles. Prizes under these are distributed every year on the occasion of
the Hindi Divas.

b. Annual Technical Article Competition


Technical Article Competition for the year 2013-14 To promote Hindi writing in Technical field, the
Institute is organizing an Annual Technical Article Competition for the past 20 years for the Scientists
of all Central Govt. Organizations. The best three articles were awarded prizes on Hindi Divas, on
Friday, the 26th of September 2014 in the Institute at Bangalore.

Facilities Provided
Multilingual software in server:
a. Leap Office, the Multilingual software has been installed in the server, so that all computers
connected to LAN have the facility of working in Hindi. Unicode is being activated and training is
also being given to all the officers/employees to work in Unicode.

b. Learn A Word A Day Scheme:


1. A Hindi word with its English and Kannada equivalent is being displayed in GyanShakthi every
day and sent through e-mail also.
2. A new Hindi word per day with its English and Kannada equivalent are displayed on the boards
put up at the Main Gate and Head Office.
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c. Learn ten words A Month Scheme
Under Learn and use Ten Hindi words per month scheme, Ten Hindi words with their English
equivalents are released every month and all are requested to use these words in their day-to-day
official work during the said month.

d. English-Hindi phrases printing on folders


The file folders used in the Institute contains 40 English-Hindi phrases and 40 English-Hindi synonyms
so that every employee who does desk work can easily access the ready reckoner list of Hindi words
and phrases.

e. Supply of Forms
Three kinds of forms (Hindi / HindiKannada/ HindiEnglish) used in the Institute are uploaded in
GyanShakthi

i. 62 different types of forms of the Institute are available in Bilingual.


ii. Only Hindi forms are issued to employees possessing the working knowledge of Hindi.
iii. Hindi-Kannada forms are issued to D Category employees.

f. Brochures of Seminar in Bilingual


The brochures of all Seminars conducted in the Institute are prepared in Bilingual.

g. All Invitation Cards in Bilingual


All Invitation letters regarding the programmes of the Institute are prepared in Bilingual

h. Web Site
The web site of the Institute is available in Bilingual.
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i. Tenders in Bilingual
All tenders issued by all Departments of the Institute are in Bilingual.

j. Advertisements in Bilingual
All advertisements related to recruitment and procurement issued by Administration Section &
Purchase Section respectively are in Bilingual.

Activities of TOLIC
Inter organizational competitions
The Institute had successfully conducted an Inter organizational competition -Hindi Cross Word
Puzzle competition on 17th October 2014 for the employees of Central Govt. Offices of Bangalore
under the auspices of TOLIC for Joint Hindi Divas which had the enthusiastic participation of a
majority of employees. The Institute awarded the prizes to the winners on the occasion of Joint
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ACTIVITIES IN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: HINDI
Half yearly meeting of the Official Language Implementation Committee, Bhopal was organized at
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal, on 25th July 2014

CPRI has received Rajabhasha Award for the year 2013-14, during a function held in BHEL,
on 30th January, 2015

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Appendices 1 to 9

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Appendix-1
The Standing Committee as on 31st March 2015

Chairman

Shri Major Singh


Chairperson (I/c.) & Member (Power Systems)
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan, R. K. Puram
New Delhi-110 066

Members
1 Dr. Pradeep Kumar,
Joint Secretary & FA
Ministry of Power Member
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110 001

2 Shri Raj Pal,


Economic Adviser
Ministry of Power,
Member
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg
New Delhi-110 001

3 Shri Sudhakar. R. Bhat


Director General
Central Power Research Institute Member-Convener
Post Box No. 8066
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Bangalore-560 080

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Appendices
Appendix-2
The Committee on Research as on 31st March 2015

Chairman

Shri Major Singh


Chairperson (I/c.) & Member (Planning)
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan, R. K. Puram
New Delhi-110 066

Members
Shri Ashwani Gupta Chief Engineer (IC, R&D)
Scientist-G (Collab. R&D) Tamilnadu Generation and Distribution
DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO) No.144, 4th Floor
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road Eastern Wing, Anna Salai
New Delhi-110 016 Chennai-600 002
Shri V. K. Kanjlia Executive Director (NETRA)
Secretary NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance,
Central Board of Irrigation and Power NTPC Ltd., E-3, Ech Tech-II
Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri Udyog Vihar, Goutam Budh Nagar
New Delhi-110 021 Netra Complex, Greater Noida-201 306 (UP)
Executive Director (R&D) Chief Engineer
Corporate Research & Development (R&D) (Training, Research & Development Department)
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Mahadiscom, MSEDCL
Corporate R&D Division Chembery No.1
Vikasnagar, Hyderabad-500 093 Eklahare : Nasik-422 110
Chief Engineer Mr. Ajit Singh Chouhan
Research & Development (R&D) (Vice President, IEEMA)
Karnataka Power Transmission Manging Director & CEO
Corporation Ltd., Weir India Private Limited
Kaveri Bhawan No. 61/2B, Avalahalli, Off Old Madras Road,
Bangalore-560 009 Virgo Nagar Post, Bangalore-560 049
Dr. Srinivas Ponnaluri Chief Engineer (R&D)
Vice President & Head Karnataka Power Corpn. Ltd.
CG Global R&D Centre Sudarshan Complex
Crompton Greaves Ltd., No.22/23, Seshadri Road
Kanjur, Mumbai-400 042 Bangalore-560 009
Shri P. R. Raghuram Chief Engineer (Transmission)
Executive Director West Bengal State Electricity Transmission
Power System Operation Corporation Ltd., Co. Ltd., Bidyut Bhavan Block
(Subsidiary of Powergrid) DJ, Sector - II Bidhannagar
Southern Region Load Despatch Centre Kolkata-700 091
29, Race Course Cross Road
Bangalore-560 009
Shri Sudhakar R Bhat
Director General &
Convenor - Committee on Research
Central Power Research Institute
Bangalore-560 080
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Appendix-3
The Committee on Testing & Certification as on 31st March 2015

Chairman
Member (Power Systems)
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan, R. K. Puram
New Delhi-110 066

Members
Prof. G.R. Nagabhushana Scientist F and Head,
Prof. Emiretus (Retired) Bureau of Indian Standards
Dept. of High Voltage Engg. Peenya Industrial Area, 1st Stage
Indian Institute of Science, IISC (Post) Tumkur Road, Bangalore 560 058
Bangalore-560 012
Executive Director(Engineering) General Manager, QA
NTPC Ltd., Vijay Electricals Ltd.,
Engineering Office Complex Somajiguda,
Sector-24, Noida-201 301 (UP) Hyderabad-500 082
General Manager Member (Commercial)
Electroporcelains Division West Bengal State Electricity Distribution
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Company Ltd.,
Prof. C.N.R Rao Circle Vidyut Bhavan, Block DJ
Opp IISC., Malleshwaram Sector II, Bidhannagar
Bangalore-560 012 Kolkatta-700 091
Technical Director Shri P. Narasimha Murthy
Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. Retd. Chairman
# 82, Shakthi Bhavan Karnataka Power Transmission Corpn. Ltd.,
R. C. Road, Bangalore-560 001 No. 817, 6th Cross, MCR Layout
5th Main, Vijayanagar
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Bangalore-560 040
Head (Product Development) Executive Director
Siemens Ltd., W.S. Test Systems Pvt. Ltd.
M. V. Switchgear & Switch Boards 27th K.M., Bellary Road
P.B. No. 85, Thane Belapur Road Doddajala Post
Thane-400 601 Bangalore-562 157
Director General Business Technology Leader
Indian Electrical & Electronics GE PCTDC, II Floor, III Phase,
Manufacturers Association John F. Welch Technology Centre Pvt. Ltd.
# 501, Kakad Chambers # 52, Export Promotion
#132, Dr. A. Besant Road Industrial Park, Phase II, Hoodi Village
Mumbai-400 018 Whitefield, Bangalore-560 066
Executive Director, MEMBER CONVENOR
Southern Region Transmission System II Shri Sudhakar. R. Bhat
Power Grid Corporation of India, Director General
Sahakara Bhavana, Central Power Research Institute
#32, Race Course Road, Prof. C. V. Raman Road
Bangalore-560 001 P.B. No. 8066
Sadashivanagar P.O.,
154 Bangalore-560 080
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Appendix-4
The RSoP Expert Committee as on 31st March 2015

Chairman

Shri. Sudhakar. R. Bhat


Director General
Central Power Research Institute
P.B. No. 8066, Prof. Sir C. V. Raman Road, Bangalore-560 080

Members
Chief Scientist & Head General Manager
Planning And Performance Division (PPD) Technology & Development
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd
Anusandhan Bhawan Corporate R & D Division
2 Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Marg Soudamini Plot No.2, Sector-29
New Delhi-110 001 Gurgaon-122 001, Haryana
Shri R.C. Jha Shri V.K. Kanjlia
Director Secretary
Research & Development (R&D) Central Board of Irrigation and Power,
Central Electricity Authority, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri
Sewa Bhawan, R. K. Puram, New Delhi-110 021
New Delhi-110 066
Dr. P. S. Nagendra Rao Executive Director (R&D)
Professor Corporate Research & Development (R&D)
Power Engineering Department Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
IISc, Bangalore-560 012 Corporate Research and Development Division
Vikasnagar, Hyderabad-500 093
Shri R. K. Tayal Chief Engineer
Scientist-G Research & Development (R&D)
SERB Karnataka Power Transmission
Department of Science and Technology Corporation Ltd.,
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road Kaveri Bhawan
New Delhi-110 016 Bangalore-560 009
Director (Human Resources) Dr. S. Seetharamu
Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd., Director
PSPCL PSEB Head Office Central Power Research Institute
The Mall P.B. No. 8066, Prof. Sir C.V. Raman Road
Patiala-147 001 Punjab Bangalore-560 080
Dr. D. Devendranath Dr. R. Ramesh Babu
Additional Director Additional Director
UHV Research Laboratory Earthquake Engg. & Vibration Research Centre
Central Power Research Institute Central Power Research Institute,
Post Bag No.9, Uppal P.O. Warangal P.B. No. 8066, Prof. Sir C.V. Raman Road
Highway, Hyderabad-500 098 Bangalore-560 080
Dr. J. Sundara Rajan
Convener
Joint Director & Head
R&D Management Division,
Central Power Research Institute,
P.B. No .8066, Prof. Sir C.V. Raman Road 155
Bangalore-560 080
Appendix-5
Members of Standing Committee on Research
& Development (SCRD) as on 31st March 2015

Shri. Major Singh Director (Operations)


Chairperson (I/c) & Member (Planning) National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd
Central Electricity Authority Corporate Centre, NTPC Bhavan
Sewa Bhavan, SCOPE Complex, 7, Lodhi Road
R. K. Puram, Sector - 1 New Delhi-110 003
New Delhi-110 066

Chairman Director (Projects)


Bhakra Beas Management Board, (BBMB) Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd., Saudamini
Madhya Marg, Sector 19-B Plot no. 2, Sector-29,
Chandigarh-160 019 Gurgaon-121 001 (Haryana)

Director (Technical) Director (Technical)


NHPC Ltd., Sector-33 THDC Ltd.,
Faridabad-121 003 Ganga Bhawan
Pragatipuram Bye Pass Road
Rishikesh-249 201 (Uttaranchal)

Director (Technical) Director (Technical)


NEEPCO Ltd., Damodar Valley Corporation
Brooke Land DVC Towers, VIP Road
Lower New Colony Kolkata-700 054
Shillong-793003

Director (Electrical) Shri Sudhakar R Bhat


Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited Member-Convener
Himfed Building Director General
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New Shimla Central Power Research Institute


Shimla (HP)171 009 P. B. 8066, Sir C. V. Raman Road,
Bangalore-560080

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TASK FORCE CONVENERS
TRANSMISSION THERMAL GENERATION
Chief Engineer (SETD) Chief Engineer (TETD)
Central Electricity Authority Central Electricity Authority
Room No. 220, II Floor 9th Floor; South Wing
Sewa Bhawan, Sector-1 Sewa Bhawan, Sector-1
R. K. Puram R. K. Puram
New Delhi-110 066 New Delhi-110 066

HYDRO GENERATION DISTRIBUTION & DISTRIBUTED GENRATION


Chief Enginer (HETD) Shri R. K. Verma
Central Electricity Authority Chief Engineer (DP & D)
7th Floor, North Wing Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan, Sector-1 6th Floor, North Wing
R. K. Puram Sewa Bhawan, Sector-1
New Delhi-110 066 R. K. Puram
New Delhi-110 066

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY


Chief Engineer - I/C (C&E)
Conservation & Efficiency
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan, Sector-1
R. K. Puram
New Delhi-110 066

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Appendix-6
Personnel deputed abroad for Meeting / Conference / Pre-dispatch
Inspection of equipment during the year 2014-15
Sl. Name & Designation Country
Purpose Duration
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. visited
1 V. Suresh Pre-dispatch Inspection and Germany 9th to 13th
Engg. Officer Gr.3 Training on EMC Anechoic June 2014
CPRI, Bangalore Chamber at the works of
M/s. Frankonia Gmbh, Germany
K. Suryanarayana
Engg. Officer Gr.2
CPRI, Bangalore
Peta Sukumar
Engg. Officer Gr.2
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
Shankaramurthy
Engg. Officer Gr.1
CPRI, Bangalore

2 Yugal Agarwal Third Party STL inspection of Indonesia 4th to 30th


Engg. Officer Gr.4 20/30 MVA, 132/11 kV Mobile August 2014
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal Transformer for M/s. TNB Mobile
Substation Project, Malaysia
for M/s. PT CG Power Systems,
Indonesia

3 Dr. Pradeep M Nirgude For Participation in CIGRE - 2014 Paris - France 24th to 30th
Joint Director Conference, Meeting August 2014
UHVRL-CPRI, Hyderabad and Technical Exhibition
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R Shyam
Engg. Officer Gr.2
CPRI, Bangalore

4 Gujjala B Balaraju For attending Pre-dispatch St. Louis 25th to 29th


Engg. Officer Gr.4 Inspection and Training on MO, USA August 2014
CPRI, Bangalore Bitrode Battery Life Cycle Testers
at the Manufacture's Place
S Jothi Basu
Engg. Officer Gr.4
CPRI, Bangalore

5 Manohar Singh For Participation and Washington, 7th to 9th


Engg. Officer Gr.3 Presentation of Technical Paper USA September
CPRI, Bangalore in the North American Power 2014
Symposium (NAPS)

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Sl. Name & Designation Country
Purpose Duration
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. visited
6 Yugal Agarwal For Third Party STL Inspection Indonesia 10th to 30th
Engg. Officer Gr.4 of 90 MVA & 100 kVA September
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal Transformers for TNB Mobile 2014
Substation Project, Malaysia
for M/s. PT CG Power Systems,
Indonesia

7 Rajashekar P Mandi For attending Training and M/s. UL 10th to 14th


Engg. Officer Gr.4 Pre-dispatch Inspection of Verification November
CPRI, Bangalore Goniophotometer Services Inc., 2014
Newton, USA
Neha Adhikari
Engg. Officer Gr.3
CPRI, Bangalore

8 Dr. Amit Jain Participated in the India Smart USA 6th to 17th
Joint Director Grid Reverse Trade Mission December,
CPRI, Bangalore (RTM) organized by U.S. Trade 2014
and Development Agency
(USTDA)
9 T. Gurudev Third party inspection work at Indonesia 15th to 26th
Engg. Officer Gr.4 Jakarta, Indonesia on 90 MVA, February
CPRI, Bangalore 132/33kV -22kV 3 phase Power 2015
Transformers of M/s. PT CG
Power Systems, Indonesia for
M/s. TNB-Mobile Substation,
Malaysia
10 J. Santhosh Third Party witnessing of The 23rd
Joint Director short circuit test on 260 MVA, Netherlands February to
CPRI, Bangalore 420/3/20 kV Generator 2nd March
Transformer of M/s.TBEA, 2015
Baroda in KEMA High Power
Laboratory, Netherlands

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Membership of CPRI Officers in International / National Committees

Sl.
Name & Designation Member Name of the Council / Committee
No.

1 Shri N. Murugesan Standing


Director General Invitee IEEMA Executive Council

Chairman Working Group-1 (Trials / Pilots on New


Technology of India Smart Grid Task Force)

Sub-Group VI on Technology Advancement


& R&D of the working Group on Power for
Formulation on XII Five Year Plan

Convenor Working Group-2 BISs LITD-10


Member
Sectoral Innovation Council of Power Sector

Working Group-V (Physical, Cyber Security,


Standards & Spectrum) on India Smart Grid
Task Force
Senior
International Society of Automation (ISA)
Member
Member European Smart Metering Alliance (ESMA),
UK
G.C. Member Mahatma Gandhi Rural Institute, Bangalore
2 Dr. S. Seetharamu Member Indian Society of Non-Destructive Testing
Director Tribological Society of India
Annual Report 2014-2015

Vice Chairman Indian Institute of Plant Engineers,


Bangalore Chapter
Member Academic Council, Siddaganga Institute of
Technology, Tumkur, NMIT, Bangalore and
Kuppam Engineering College, Kuppam, AP
Expert KTPP Act Expert Committee KPCL
Member
Indian Society of Analytical Scientists,
Mumbai
Member ASM International
Life Member Indian Ceramic Society IEEE
Member IEEE
Society for Failure Analysis (SFA)

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Sl.
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No.

3 Dr. R. S. Shivakumara Chairman BIS ET-18 High Voltage Engineering Sectional


Aradhya Committee
Director
Member National Steering Committee Nampet - II,
CDAC
Standing
IEEE, Fellow IE
Invitee
4 Shri C. P. Jairam Sr. Member IEEE
Additional Director
Member IEI
RTL-CPRI, Noida
Federation of Indian Photography

BIS Technical Committee

5 Shri M. Siddhartha Bhatt Chairman BIS Committee ET-23 Illumination


Additional Director Member Generation Technical Committee of IERE,
CPRI, Bangalore
Japan
State Level Energy Conservation Award
Scheme Committee, Dept. of Energy,
Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore
Task Force on Conservation & Efficiency
under NPP, Govt. of India, Ministry of Power,
New Delhi

MNRE Committee on Augmentation of Solar


PV and associated test centers of MNRE

BIS Committee ET-28 Solar Photovoltaic


energy systems
Sub-group on DSM & EC Sub: 2(5): BEE
Waste to Energy gasification and power
generation, KUIDFC, Karnataka
Karnataka Urban Energy Efficiency in Street
Lighting Projects in Municipal Corporations,
KUIDFC, Karnataka
Think Tank for DSM Centre, BESCOM,
Bangalore
Sustainable Living-ecology literacy for
all, Centre for Green Building materials &
Technology, Bangalore
State-level Committee on implementing
energy conservation in Municipalities,
Directorate of Municipal Administration,
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Name & Designation Member Name of the Council / Committee
No.

Shri M. Siddhartha Bhatt Member State level committee for Biofuel Policy for
Additional Director Karnataka, MGRID, Dept. of Social Welfare,
CPRI, Bangalore Govt. of Karnataka

Expert Committee for detailed evaluation


of Mulwad LIS Stage-III Head Works Krishna
Bhagya Jala Nigam Limited, Bangalore

Prototype Wind Turbine Committee, CWET,


MNRE, Chennai
Technical committee on Thermal Research
of Standing Committee on R & D (SCRD)
MNRE Sub-committee for empanelment of
new labs for testing of SPV lighting systems
Member- Technopreneur Promotion Programme of
Project Review DSTR, Ministry of Scientific & Industrial
Committee Research, Govt. of India
Life Member Solar Energy Society of India, New Delhi

Energy Conservation Society, Trivandrum

Institution of Engineers (India), Calcutta


Distinguished
Power Gen. India and Central Asia
Member
Expert Committee to advise Excellence
Member Enhancement Centre for the Indian Power
Sector (An Indo German Energy Co-
operation), CEA, New Delhi
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External Expert ISRO, Antariksh Bhavan, Bangalore


Expert Evaluation of NALs 500 kW wind turbine
system
6 Shri V. Arunachalam Chairman ISGF Working Group-4 on Metering
Additional Director
CPRI, Bangalore Member Panel-7-BIS LITD-10 (Power System Control
Secretary and associated Communications Sectional
Committee)
Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Convener Panel-1-BIS ET-13 DLMS Standardization
and Panel-4-BIS ET-13-Smart Meter
Standardization
Member BIS-LITD-10- SCADA Committee
Committee for finalization of PQR &
Technical specification for energy meter
-Karnataka Energy Department, Bangalore
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No.
Shri V. Arunachalam Member Expert Committee on Smart Grid -BESCOM,
Additional Director Bangalore
CPRI, Bangalore
Expert Committee in the UGVCL
implementing a smart grid pilot project in
Gujarat - UGVCL, Ahmedabad
Project Review Committee (PRC-1) for
sub-projects under NaMPET Phase-II
7 Shri B. V. Raghavaiah Chairman ET-16 BIS, Transformers
Additional Director
Member MP Electricity Regulatory Commission
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
CIGRE
Large Electric Systems
Development Council for Heavy Electricals
& Allied Industries

Short Circuit Liaison (STL), Technical/


Management Committee, UK, London
Transformer Sectional Committee of CBIP
Member
ET-08 BIS, HV & Switchgear Controlgear
2nd Alternate
Member
1st Alternate ET-39 BIS, Fuses

8 Dr. D. Devendranath Chairman Kendriya Vidyalaya, NFC Nagar, Ghatkesar,


Additional Director Hyderabad
UHVRL-CPRI, Hyderabad
Principal High Voltage Engineering Sectional
Member Committee, ET-19, BIS
Fellow The Institution of Engineers (India) Kolkata
9 Shri V. N. Nagaraja Rao Member
Joint Director ET-03 Technical Committee
CPRI, Bangalore
10 Shri T. Raghunatha Alternate Studying IEC Document ET-37/p.1 relating
Joint Director Member to overhead Conductors and accessories
CPRI, Bangalore in BIS-ET Sectional Committee
11 Shri M. D. Anantha Babu Principal BIS Committee ET-37, IEC / TC 7 & TC 11 for
Joint Director Member Conductors and accessories on Overhead
CPRI, Bangalore Lines
12 Dr. N. Vasudev Member IEEE
Joint Director
CPRI, Bangalore CIGRE National Committee for overhead
lines
BIS Technical Committee for electrical
insulators & accessories
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No.

13 Shri V. V. Pattanshetti Chairman BIS Electro Technical Committee, ET-03


Joint Director Member
CPRI, Bangalore BIS Technical Committee, ET-43

14 Smt S. Ganga Member Solid Electrical Insulating Materials &


Joint Director, Insulating Systems Sectional Committee,
CPRI, Bangalore ET-02
Representative Working group comprising NTPC (convener)
from CPRI and other members from NHPC, PGCIL,
CEA and ERDA to prepare draft revision of
IS-15652 in line with the latest developments
at international level
Member Technical Advisory panel of Karnataka
Government Computerization activity and
its implementation in various departments
& ministries
Women
Womens Cell, CPRI
Welfare Officer
Chairperson Womens Complaints Committee
Chairman Gender Budgeting Cell
15 Dr. H.N. Nagamani Member
IEC TC 33 Power Capacitors & Applications
Joint Director
CPRI, Bangalore
Sectional Committee on High Voltage
Engineering ET-19 of BIS, New Delhi
IEEE
Annual Report 2014-2015

WIE IEEE
IEC TC 42 WG14- High Voltage Techniques
Measurement of Partial discharges by
Electromagnetic & Acoustic methods
IEC 62478
CIGRE Working Group D1.55
16 Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar Member The Task Force (Power Environment
Joint Director Interface) under National Perspective Plant
CPRI, Bangalore for R&D in Indian Power Sector
The DSIR Screening Cum Technical
Evaluation Committee for National Awards
for R & D efforts in Industry
MTD-4 - Bureau of Indian Standards

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No.

17 Shri S. K. Das Member


Joint Director BIS Sectional Committee, ET-34 & ET-07
CPRI, Bangalore

18 Smt. Amruthakala Member


BIS Power System Relays Sectional
Joint Director
Committee ET-35
CPRI, Bangalore
19 Smt K.S. Meera Member IEEE
Joint Director Task Force Distributed Generation, NPP
CPRI, Bangalore Scheme
HVDC Power Systems Sectional Committee
ET-40, IEC / TC 225
20 Shri. Sudhakara Reddy Member
Joint Director ET-16 Committee for Transformer-BIS
CPRI, Bangalore
21 Shri V. Srinivasa Murthy Member IEEE, USA
Joint Director Life Member Computer Society of India
UHVRL-CPRI, Hyderabad
Member The institution of Engineers (India)
Technical
Assessor NABL
(Mech. Engg.)
22 Shri A. Yellaiah Member Working group-dis-connectors & Bus-post
Joint Director insulators for 1200kV test station project
UHVRL-CPRI, Hyderabad committee of POWERGRID
Vidyalaya Management Committee
Kendriya Vidyalaya, NFC Nagar Ranga
Reddy District
Board of Studies, EEE Department
JNTU, Kakinada
23 Dr. K. T. Varughese Senior Institution of Electrical and Electronic
Joint Director Member Engineers (IEEE), USA
UHVRL-CPRI, Hyderabad
Life Member Indian Society for Non Destructive Testing
(ISNT), Chennai
Indian Society for Analytical Scientists
(ISAS), BARC, Mumbai
Indian Society for Theoretical and Applied
Mechanics (ISTAM), IIT, Kharagpur

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No.

24 Dr. Pradeep M. Nirgude Principal ET-36- BIS Sectional Committee on Tools &
Joint Director Member Equipment surge for live working
UHVRL-CPRI, Hyderabad Alternate ET-30 Surge Arresters Sectional Committee-
Member BIS
Working Group WG-1 (valve Electronics)- on
Indigenous Development of HVDC/ FACTS
components formed by PGCIL
Member IEEE, USA
Working Group-Power Transformers for
1200 kV test station project committee of
POWERGRID
25 Shri A. Awasthi Member Institution of Engineers (India)
Joint Director IEEE
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
ASTA Observer Intertek, UK
Chairman BIS Committee on Low voltage Switchgear
& Controlgear ET-07
26 Shri M. K. Wadhwani Member High Voltage Switchgear & Control gear
Joint Director Sectional Committee ET-08
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
Fuses Sectional Committee ET-39
ET-16 BIS, Transformers
27 Shri S. Bhattacharyya Member BIS Committee on Instrument Transformers
Joint Director ET-34
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
Low Voltage Switchgear & Controlgear
Annual Report 2014-2015

ET-07
28 Shri B. A. Sawale Member BIS ET-13
Joint Director Senior
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal IEEE
Member
Corporate
IETE
Member
Member ISTE
Smart Meter Specifications Review
Committee of CEA
CBIP Committee on Energy Meters
29 Shri M.A. Ansari Member
BIS Technical Committee for LT Switchgear
Joint Director
& Controlgear
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
166
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Sl.
Name & Designation Member Name of the Council / Committee
No.

30 Shri N.R. Mondal Member


Peer Core Group Committee Power Finance
Joint Director
Corporation
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
31 Shri D.K. Grover Member
Joint Director CBIP Committee Manual on Busduct
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
32 Dr. B. Nageshwar Rao Chairman BIS ET-09 Power Cables Committee
Joint Director Sr. Member IEEE, USA
CPRI, Bangalore
Member IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Society
CIGRE
IEC Working Group PT 62895 / TC 20
33 Shri U. R. Sheshagiri Rao Lead Assessor NABL
Joint Director
CPRI, Bangalore

34 Shri D. Revanna Alternate Subcommittee CED 7:1 of BIS, New Delhi


Joint Director Member - Use of steel in over head line towers
CPRI, Bangalore and switch yard structure and masts for
telecommunication and flood lighting
Member Standing Committee of Experts to
investigate Cause of failure of towers
- Central Electricity Authority (CEA),
New Delhi
Main Member Panel of Experts on Manual on Transmission
Lines CBI & P, New Delhi
35 Dr. J. Sundara Rajan Chairman BIS Sectional Committee on Winding Wires
Joint Director Senior
CPRI, Bangalore IEEE, USA
Member
Member IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
Society
Member Technical Committee on Transmission
Convener Research
Technical Committee on Hydro Research
Technical Committee on Thermal Research
Technical Committee on Grid, Distribution
& Energy Conservation Research

167
Sl.
Name & Designation Member Name of the Council / Committee
No.

36 Smt M. Kanya Kumari Member


BIS ET-30 -Surge Arresters - Sectional
Joint Director
Committee
CPRI, Bangalore
37 Shri M. Janardhana Member
Joint Director Indian Society of Non-Destructive Testing
CPRI, Bangalore
38 Dr. M. Venkateswara Rao, Member Indian Society of Non-Destructive Testing
Joint Director
National Study Group (NSG) of CIGRE
CPRI, Bangalore
Study Group SC D1
39 Shri P. Chandhra Sekhar Member
Working Group 5, BIS Distribution
Joint Director
Management Systems
CPRI, Bangalore
40 Shri T. Mallikarjuna Rao Member
Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing
Joint Director
(ISNT)
TRC-CPRI, Koradi
41 Shri Rajesh Ranjan Life Member
Joint Director Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
TRC-CPRI, Koradi
42 Shri R.A. Deshpande Senior
IEEE
Joint Director Member
CPRI, Bangalore
Expert
KPTCL KTPP Act
Member
43 Shri K. Ravi Kumar Member
Joint Director IP - v6 Committee
CPRI, Bangalore
44 Shri T. R. Venkatesh Fellow
Annual Report 2014-2015

Joint Director Institute of Engineers


CPRI, Bangalore
45 Shri D. Ravindra First Alternate
Joint Director Member BIS, ET-03 Technical Committee
RTL - Guwahati
46 Shri G.R. Viswanath Member ET-03 Technical Committee
Joint Director
CPRI, Bangalore ET-43 Technical Committee

47 Dr. Amit Jain Member, IEEE IEEE, Power & Energy Society
Joint Director
Life Member Indian Wind Energy Association
CPRI, Bangalore
Indian Society for Technical Education
Computer Society of India
Institution of Engineers, India
Member National Study Committee C1-System
Development and Economics, CIGRE
168
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Sl.
Name & Designation Member Name of the Council / Committee
No.

48 Shri T. Bhavani Shanker Chairman Sectional Committee on Power Capacitors


Engg. Officer Gr.4 ET-29 of BIS, New Delhi
CPRI, Bangalore
NDT Level - I
Acoustic Emission testing as per American
Certified
Society for Non-Destructive Testing
Engineer
Member Technical Evaluation Committee for setting
up of calibration facility for C & tan delta
bridges at NPL, New Delhi
WG 14 Series capacitors for Power Systems
under IEC/TC 33
Alternate Environmental Testing procedures Sectional
Member Committee LITD 01 of BIS
49 Smt K. P. Meena Principal
Engg. Officer Gr.4 Member BIS ET-09 Power Cables Committee
CPRI, Bangalore
50 Dr. V. Saravanan Life time
Engg. Officer Gr.4 Member Combustion Institute Pittsburg, USA
CPRI, Bangalore
51 Shri Rajashekar P. Mandi Associate
Institution of Engineers (I), Kolkata
Engg. Officer Gr.4 Member
CPRI, Bangalore
Chairman BIS Sub-committee ET-32-2 for electrically
operated fans
Alternate BIS Committee ET-28 Solar Photo-voltaic
Member energy systems
Member BIS Committee ET-23 Electric Lamps and
their auxiliary section
Life Member Indian Science Congress, Kolkata
President
Society of Energy Engineers & Managers
Karnataka
(SEEM)
Chapter
52 Shri S. Jothibasu Alternate BIS, ET-11 (Battery)
Engg. Officer Gr.4 member
BIS, MED 03 (Refrigeration & AC)
CPRI, Bangalore
BIS, ET-32 (Electrical Appliance)
Life Member Society of Energy Engineers & Managers
(SEEM)
Auditor Certified Energy Auditor of BEE

169
Sl.
Name & Designation Member Name of the Council / Committee
No.

53 Shri N. Rajkumar Life Member Solar Energy Society of India


Engg. Officer Gr.4
Society of Energy Engineers & Managers
CPRI, Bangalore
(SEEM)
Principal BIS Committee ET-23 Electrical Lamps and
Member their auxiliaries
BIS Committee ME 03 Refrigerator and Air
Conditioning Sections
54 Shri B. Gujjala Balaraju Principal BIS Committee ET-23 Electrical Lamps and
Engg. Officer Gr.4 Member their auxiliaries
CPRI, Bangalore
BIS Committee ME 03 Refrigerator and Air
Conditioning Sections
Member Technical Committee on Refrigerators
Technical Committee on Air Conditioner
55 Shri R. Sudhir Kumar Treasurer Society of Energy Engineers & Managers
Engg. Officer Gr.4
Member Working Group 5, BIS Distribution Manage-
CPRI, Bangalore
ment Systems
56 Smt Sarita S Dongre Member
Engg. Officer Gr.4 The Institution of Engineers (India)
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
57 Dr. M. Selvaraj Main Member Sub-committee- CED 7:1 of BIS, New Delhi
Engg. Officer Gr.4 on Use of steel in over head line towers
CPRI, Bangalore and switch yard structure and masts for
telecommunication and flood lighting
Alternate Panel of Experts on Manual on Transmission
Member lines CBI & P, New Delhi
Annual Report 2014-2015

MIE-Life
Institution of Engineers (I), Kolkata
member
Member SCB2 Overhead lines, CIGRE, Paris
58 Dr. S.K. Nath Fellow Institution of Engineers (India)
Engg. Officer Gr.4
Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers
TRC-CPRI, Koradi
(ASME)
Life Member Indian Society for Non-Destructive
Testing (ISNT)
Executive Body
ISNT Nagpur Chapter
Member
Alternate Technical Committee on Thermal Research
Member of Standing Committee on R&D (SCRD)
Supervisor for Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur
Ph.D. University (RTMNU)
59 Shri D. M. Gourkhede Life Member
170 Engg. Officer Gr.4
Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing
(ISNT)
TRC-CPRI, Koradi
Appendices
Sl.
Name & Designation Member Name of the Council / Committee
No.

60 Shri M. G. Ananda Kumar Life Member Indian Ceramic Society


Engg. Officer Gr.4
Indian Society of Analytical Scientists
CPRI, Bangalore
Member Indian Institute of Ceramics, Kolkata

61 Shri V. Shivakumar Member TC-57/wg15(Security)


Engg. Officer Gr.4
BIS-LITD-10, WP2 (Security) ETD-13 P1
CPRI, Bangalore
ISGF-WG10
ISGTF-WG-1
ISGAN- Annex 4 & Annex-5(SIRFN)
62 Shri S. Shyam Sundar Member IEEE
Engg. Officer Gr.4
CPRI, Bangalore Wind Turbines Sectional Committee ET-42

63 Smt J. Sreedevi Member IEEE


Engg. Officer Gr.4
CPRI, Bangalore CIGRE National Study Committee B4 on
HVDC and Power Electronics

Alternate HVDC Power Systems Sectional Committee


Member ET-40, IEC / TC 225
64 Shri P. Kaliappan Secretary BIS-LITD-10, WP4-Phasor Measurement Unit
Engg. Officer Gr.4 (PMU)
CPRI, Bangalore
Member BIS-LITD-10, WP2-Security
Reviewer & IEEE Synchrophasor Measurement Test
Member Suite Specification
65 Smt G. Girija Member
BIS Sectional Committee for Environmental
Engg. Officer Gr.4
Testing Procedures LLTD 01
CPRI, Bangalore
66 Smt Sumbul Munshi Member
BIS Committee on Low Voltage Switchgear
Engg. Officer Gr.4
& Controlgear ET-07
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
67 Shri Bhagirath Sharma Member
Engg. Officer Gr.4 The Institution of Engineers (India)
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
68 Shri S. Vynatheya Life Member Indian Society of Analytical Scientists
Scientific Officer Gr.4 Mumbai
CPRI, Bangalore
Member Indian Institute of Ceramics, Kolkata
Life Member Indian Ceramic Society
Alternate
MTD-4, BIS
Member

171
Sl.
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No.

69 Shri V. Suresh Member


Engg. Officer Gr.4 BIS ET-13, Metering Panel-1
CPRI, Bangalore
70 Shri A.K. Khanra Member The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata
Engg. Officer Gr.4 Solar Energy Society of India(SESI),
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal New Delhi
Life Member Society of Energy Engineers & Managers
(SEEM), Thiruvananthapuram
Technical
NABL, Gurgaon
Assessor

71 Uday S. Joshi Member American Concrete Institute, Mumbai


Engineering Officer Gr.4
Indian Society of Non-Destructive Testing,
CPRI, Bangalore
Chennai
72 Shri G. Kishore Kumar Life Associate
Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers Kolkata
Engg. Officer Gr.4 Member
CPRI, Bangalore Life Member Indian Society of Analytical Scientists Mumbai
Executive
Bangalore Regional Center of IIChE
Member
Alternate
MTD-4, BIS
Member
73 Shri Yugal Agrawal Member Peer Group for review of course content of
Engg. Officer Gr.4 training themes for capacity building under
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal R-APDRP for Power Finance Corporation,
Delhi
Annual Report 2014-2015

Life Member Institution of Engineers (India)


74 Shri M. Pradish Member BIS LITD-10 Panel 1 on Interoperability
Engg. Officer Gr.3 BIS-ET-13, Panel 1, ET-13 Panel 4 on Smart
CPRI, Bangalore Meter
Corporate DLMS UA, Geneva
Member UCA IUG, USA
75 Shri Manohar Singh Graduate
Engg. Officer Gr.3 Member IEEE PES
CPRI, Bangalore
76 Shri Saumitra Pathak Member
Life member of Indian Society for Technical
Engg. Officer Gr.3
Education
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
77 Ms. Priyamvada Chandel Member
172 Engg. Officer Gr.3 The Institution of Engineers (India)
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
Appendices
Sl.
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No.

78 Shri K. Suryanarayana Associate


The Institution of Engineers (India)
Engineering Officer Gr.3 Member
CPRI, Bangalore Life Member The Indian Ceramic Society
Member
Indian Institute of Ceramics
(Elected)
Life Member Indian Society of Analytical Scientists
Member SR Committee of BESCOM
79 Shri Sukumar Peta Member
Engg. Officer Gr.3 The Institution of Engineers (India)
STDS-CPRI, Bhopal
80 Shri Thirumurthy Alternate
Engg. Officer Gr.3 Member BIS ET-09 Power Cables Committee
CPRI, Bangalore
81 Smt U. Shaileshwari Alternate BIS-LITD-WG2 Security
Engg. Officer Gr.2 Member
CPRI, Bangalore ISGF-WG10- Security

82 Shri V Vaidhyanathan Principal


Power Capacitors Sectional Committee
Engg. Officer Gr.2 Member
ET-29 of BIS
CPRI, Bangalore
83 Shri Ramesh Patil Member
Engg. Officer Gr.2 CIM Working Group-under BIS LITD-10
CPRI, Bangalore
84 Shri S. P. Kalambe Member Institution of Engineers (India)
Engg. Officer Gr.2
Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration &
TRC-CPRI, Koradi
Air conditioning Engineering (ISHRAE)
Life Member Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing
(ISNT)
85 Shri James Ranjith Kumar. R Member
Engg. Officer Gr.2
IEEE, Power & Energy Society
CPRI, Bangalore

86 Shri Smarajit Patra Associate


Accounts Officer Member
Institute of Cost Accountants of India
UHVRL-CPRI, Hyderabad

173
Appendix-8
Papers presented / published indicating event / venue / journal

Sl. Authors Presented/Published in


Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
Diagnostics, Cables & Capacitors Division
1 Investigation on Failure of Dillip Kumar Puhan
LV Reactor in HVDC A.C. Rajasekhar P. Mandi
Filter System - A Case Study
J. Sreedevi
K. Mallikarjunappa
Dr. R. S. Shivakumara
Aradhya
V. G. Rao
Symposium on HVDC Transmission
in India 2-3 May 2014 organised by
V. Diwakar POWERGRID, Powergrid, HVDC, Kolar, at Bangalore
HVDC
Kolar

R. L. Panda and
Srihari Rao, POWERGRID,
HVDC
Talcher

2 Voltage and frequency Dr. B. Nageshwar Rao


CMD, International conference
accelerated ageing stud- Dr. J. Sundara Rajan on condition monitoring and
ies on Epoxy-mica stator
diagnostics held at Jeju, South Korea,
winding insulation of high
in August 2014
voltage machines

3 Performance Characteri- Arunjothi R.


Annual Report 2014-2015

zation of FRLS and LSZH Praveen T. A.


Cable Sheathing Materials
Dr. B. Nageshwar Rao

4 Cryogenic cooling aspects Ipsita Das


of HTS Power Cables V. V. Rao
Dr. B. Nageshwar Rao
Dr. J. Sundara Rajan International Conference on Power
Dr. S. Seetharamu Cables CABLETECH 2015 held
at CPRI, Bangalore, on 26th & 27th
5 Understanding Treeing Dr. R. Sarathi February 2015
Phenomena under non Dr. B. Nageshwar Rao
standard Voltages at Low
Lakshya Mittal
Temperature

6 HVDC Cables: Space Dr. B. Nageshwar Rao


charge issues and
detection methods
174 A review
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
7 Challenges with Online Meena K. P.
Partial Discharge Thirumurthy
Measurements and Noise
Raja G. K. International Conference on Power
elimination Techniques
Dr. B. Nageshwar Rao Cables CABLETECH 2015 held
at CPRI, Bangalore, on 26th & 27th
8 Behaviour of Heat Shrink- S. Ganga February 2015
able Material under Envi- Moumita Naskar
ronment Stresses
G. R. Viswanath

9 Ampacity of bundled Meena K. P.


PVC House Wiring cables Arunjothi R.
in a conduit pipe based The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, No.4,
Thirumurthy
on experimental and December 2014, pp.723-730
theoretical Considerations Raja G. K.
Dr. B. Nageshwar Rao

10 Comparison of PSO Arunjothi R.


and RCGA for Optimal Veena H. S. The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, No.2,
Location of STATCOM for
June 2014, pp. 215-224.
Improvement of Transient
Stability of Power Systems

11 A Study on dielectric, me- T. A. Praveen International Conference on ad-


chanical and fire proper- Dr. B. Nageshwar Rao vancements in polymeric materials
ties of flame retardant (APM - 2015), held at Indian Institute
Dr. J. SundaraRajan
PVC cable sheath material of Science, Bangalore, from 20th to
during thermal ageing R. ArunJothi 22nd February 2015

12 HDPE/Cenosphere Com- V. C. Divya


posites reinforced with M. Ameen khan
MWCNT: Mechanical, ther- Journal Materials and Design
Dr. B. Nageshwar Rao
mal and fire retardancy 01/2015; 65:377386.
studies R. N. Sailaja
Bhattacharya

13 Comparison of Perfor- Athira S. Menon National Conference on New trends


mance of mother wave- co-authored by in Electronics, Computing and
lets in Discrete-Wavelet- Gururaj S Punekar Communication (NTECC 2014) held
Transform analysis with on 25th & 26th April 2014 Organized
T. Bhavani Shanker
Acoustic-Emission-Partial- by Department of Electronics and
Discharge Signals Dr. H. N. Nagamani Communication Engineering,
joint paper of NITK and Ilahia College of Engineering and
CPRI Technology, Kerala

14 Proposed Indian Standard Dr. H. N. Nagamani


for Low Voltage Automatic Project Leader of BIS
Eighth International conference
Power Factor Correction sponsored R&D project
on capacitors (CAPACIT-2014)
(APFC) Panels for formulation of
organized by IEEMA, on 20th & 21st
standard
November 2014 at Hotel Imperial,
T. Bhavani Shanker New Delhi
175
V. Vaidhyanathan
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
15 Inrush Current Associated Meghana Ramesh Eighth International conference
with back to back switch- Dr. G. S. Punekar on capacitors (CAPACIT-2014)
ing in a Capacitor Bank: organized by IEEMA, on 20th & 21st
Experimental Investiga- November 2014 at Hotel Imperial,
tions New Delhi

16 Testing & Evaluation of T. Bhavani Shanker


HT Shunt Capacitors for V. Vaidhyanathan
Indian UHVDC Projects
Dr. H. N. Nagamani

17 A Study on Thermal V. Vaidhyanathan


performance of air core Dr. H. N. Nagamani
High Voltage Shunts
T. Bhavani Shanker
Reactors
International Conference on High
18 On-Line Acoustic Emission T. Bhavani Shanker Voltage Engineering and Technology
Technique for Monitoring (ICHVET-2015), held at CPRI,
Dr. H. N. Nagamani Hyderabad, on 29th & 30th January
Relative Performance for
Gururaj S Punekar 2015
Partial Discharges from
Joint paper of NIT-K
400 KV Hydro Generator
and CPRI
Transformers Case Studies

19 Resistance to DC tracking Prasenjit Biswas


of Aged Silicone rubber S. Ganga
insulator
Moumita Naskar
M. G. Veena

20 Condition Assessment of Dr. Viswanatha C. International Conference on


Busbar Insulation System Vittal G. P. Advances in Electrical Power
Subjected to Hazardous Control, Electronics Engineering
Mohanbabu V.
Fire Using Dielectric and Applied Communication Tech-
Annual Report 2014-2015

Technique nology (EPEACT-2015), held at


Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi, on 14th and 15th
March 2014

21 Thermal Performance of Dr. Viswanatha C.


Low Voltage Power Distri- Vittal G. P. The Journal of CPRI, Volume 10,
bution Board Panel (PDBP) Issue 02, June 2014, pp. 309-314
Mohanbabu V.
at elevated temperature

22 Arc resistance is a quality Dr. Viswanatha C.


control tool for insulating Vittal G. P. International Conference on energy
materials/systems of spe-
Mohanbabu V. materials - ICEM-2014, held at,
cial type of Distribution
Chennai, from 28th to 30th July 2014
Boards employed in an
electrical network

23 A study on the evaluation Dr. Viswanatha C. The Journal of CPRI, Volume 10,
of sandwich busduct using Vittal G. P. Issue 03, September 2014, pp. 481-
176 temperature rise method
Mohanbabu V. 486
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
24 Effect of elevated tem- Dr. Viswanatha C. PIICON 2014 - 6th IEEE POWER INDIA
perature on 2500 Amps Vittal G. P. International Conference of PES-IAS
Low Voltage Distribution & PELS-IES Chapters of IEEE, held
Mohanbabu V.
board at Le-Meridian, Connaught Place,
New Delhi, India, from 5th to 7th
December 2014

25 Functional evaluation Dr. Viswanatha C. IEEE 3rd International Conference,


studies on distribution Vittal G. P. power control and embedded
boards in relation to systems ICPCES-2014, held at
Mohanbabu V.
abnormal temperature NIT Allahabad, from 26th to 28th
environment December 2014

26 Material and Thermal Dr. Viswanatha C.


Evaluation of Distribution Vittal G. P.
Boards Presented at 9th International
Mohanbabu V. Conference on Electrical & Electronic
Insulating Materials & System
27 Weathering behaviour of S. Ganga INSULEC-2015 held at Mumbai, on
insulation and sheathing Moumita Naskar 22nd & 23rd January 2015
material of outdoor cable
G. R. Viswanath
installation

28 Elevated Temperature Per- Dr. Viswanatha C. International Conference on energy


formance of Power Distri- Vittal G. P. economics and environment
bution Boards Using Ther- ICEEE-2015, held at Delhi, on 27th &
Mohanbabu V.
mocouple Mapping 28th March 2015

29 Review of Silicone Rubber S. Ganga


Nanocomposites for Out- The Journal of CPRI , Volume 10,
Moumita Naskar
door Insulation Issue 02, June 2014, pp. 315-324
Prasenjit Biswas

30 Effect of process Moumita Naskar The Third International Conference


parameters on the S. Ganga on Polymer Processing and
properties of LDPE/ EVA Characterization, ICPPC 2014 held
Prasenjit Biswas
nano-composites at Mahatma Gandhi University,
Kottayam, Kerala organized by
IICNN India; BUCT, China and DPT,
Poland, from 11th to 13th October,
2014

31 Use of Fly Ash as Novel Moumita Naskar Presented at MACRO-2015, held


filler for silicone rubber Prasenjit Biswas at Kolkata, during 23rd to 26th
S. Ganga January 2015

177
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
Dielectric Materials Division

32 Fail proof foil wound V. V. Pattanshetti 2nd International conference on


transformers for Distribu- G. M. Shashidhara Innovation & Best practices in
tion type of transformers Transformer design, testing and
Ponnraj
Mathew Abraham maintenance held at Scope
Convention Centre, Scope Complex,
33 On line condition monitor- V. V. Pattanshetti 7 Lodhi Road, Near Jawaharlal Nehru
ing of Power Transformers Stadium, New Delhi-110 003, on
by Dissolved Gas Analysis 12th & 13th December 2014

34 Poly Aryl Ether Ketone V. V. Pattanshetti


based MgO and Boron G. M. Shashidhara
Nitride composites as
Dr. S. Seetharamu
dielectric material for International Conference on Ad-
power equipment vancements in Polymeric Materials,
APM 2015, held at Indian Institute of
35 Need for Halogen Free and V. V. Pattanshetti Science, Bangalore, from 20th to 22nd
fire retardant polymers Dr. Parvati Ramaswamy February 2015.
for power equipment
Dr. S. Seetharamu
insulation: Focus, safety
and environment

Short Circuit Laboratory

36 Instrument Transformers N. Maheshwara Rao


for future grid A review B. R. Vasudevamurthy
and analysis
G. Girija 3rd International Conference on
S. K. Das Instrument Transformers TECH-IT
2014 organized by IEEMA, at Hotel
37 Improvement of transient S. Arjuna Rao The Park, New Delhi, on 12th &13th
Annual Report 2014-2015

stability by using low N. Manikandan, JRF June, 2014


remanence current Trans-
G. Girija
former
S. K. Das

38 Advancement of Low S. Arjuna Rao 26th International Symposium on


Voltage Vacuum Interrupters B. R. Vasudevamurthy Discharges and Electrical Insulation
in Distribution and Control in Vacuum (ISDEIV 2014) organized
S. K. Das
by Indian Vacuum Society, held at
B. V. Raghavaiah Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai, from
28th September 3rd October 2014

39 A Study on in-rush cur- B. R. Vasudevamurthy 2nd International Conference on


rents in Transformers & its N. Maheshwara Rao Innovation & Best Practices in
measurements Transformer Design, Testing & Main-
S. K. Das
tenance organized by CPRI, held
B. V. Raghavaiah at Scope Complex, New Delhi, on
12th & 13th December 2014

178
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
40 Operation and Mainte- Somala Arjuna Rao
nance issues of Conven- P. Sakthivel
tional Distribution Trans-
C. L. Prakash
formers

41 Understanding the Design N. Maheshwara Rao


of Low Loss Distribution B. R. Vasudevamurthy
Transformers Evaluation
S. K. Das
through Technical Achiev-
ability & Economical
Assessment

42 Non-linear Load Impact on Somala Arjuna Rao


Distribution Transformer G. Girija
and K-rated Transformers Workshop on Evaluation of Distri-
S. K. Das bution Transformers Performance
through Testing & Analysis organized
43 Comparison of Three N. Manikandan, JRF at CPRI, Bangalore, on 5th September
Phase Distribution Trans- Somala Arjuna Rao 2014
former Banks and Three
G. Girija
Phase Distribution Trans-
former Part I Dr. M. S. Indira, Principal
Sir. M. Visvesvaraya
Institute of Technology

44 Significance of Zero S. Shenbagarajan


Sequence Impedance N. Manikandan, JRF
in the Fault Analysis of
Somala Arjuna Rao
Three Phase Distribution
Transformers

45 Short circuit strength of B. R. Vasudevamurthy


Distribution Transformers

46 Performance evaluation Somala Arjuna Rao


of HRC Fuses in low and N. Manikandan, JRF
medium voltage applica- Workshop on Design & Testing of
G. Girija
tion through testing LV Fuses & Switch disconnectors
S. K. Das organized by STDS Bhopal, at STDS,
P. Jayakumar from Bhopal, on 28th February 2015
M/s. Cooper Bussmann
India Pvt. Ltd.

47 Transformer Noise Meas- S. Arjuna Rao


urement: A Major Con- G. Girija Published in Electrical India
cern towards the Effective Magazine, August 2014 edition
S. K. Das p.p 28-36
Performance
B.V. Raghavaiah

179
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
High Power Laboratory

48 A case study on arc fault Rajaram Mohan Rao


tests on oil filled high volt- Chennu
Presented in TECH IT 2014 Inter-
age current transformer S. Sudhakara Reddy national Conference organised by
and its Standard require-
J. Santhosh IEEMA, in New Delhi, on 13th June
ments
M. Chandrashekar 2014
B. V. Raghavaiah

49 Performance evaluation Maroti Presented the paper in the


of vacuum circuit breakers Rajaram Mohan Rao International Symposium on
for capacitive current Chennu Discharge and Electrical Insulation
switching in Vacuum (ISDEIV-2014), held in
Mumbai, from 28th September to
3rd October 2014

50 Traceability of high Maroti


current measurement in The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue
V. Nagaraj
short circuit laboratories No.3 September 2014, pp.507-514
S. Sudhakar Reddy

51 Gas tightness test G. Govinda Rao


methods of gas insulated The Journal of CPRI, Vol. 10, Issue
J. Santosh
MV & HV Switchgear No.4 December 2014, pp.715-722
B. V. Raghavaiah

52 India's Largest short cir- Ramachandrappa


The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue
cuit generator and its sali- Raghavaiah B. V. No.3 September 2014, pp.499-506
ent features

53 Performance Evaluation of M. Chandrashekar


Optical fiber Ground Wire J. Santhosh
Annual Report 2014-2015

Cable during Short circuit


V. S. Nandakumar The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue
condition
Sudhakara Reddy No.2, June 2014, pp.301-308
Rajarama Mohan Rao
Chennu

54 The State of Art High Power Rajaram Mohan Rao 2nd International Conference on
Test Facilities available Chennu Innovation & Best Practices in
in India for Transformer M. Chandrashekar Transformer Design, Testing and
Industry-A Review J. Santhosh Maintenance, held at Scope
Yugul Agarwal Convention Centre, New Delhi, on
Raghavaiah B. V. 12th & 13th December 2014

55 Transformer Test Facility at Raghavaiah B. V. Two days National Conference on


CPRI Present and Future J. Santhosh Power Transformers, held at Hotel
Rajaram Mohan Rao The Classic Fort, Kochi, Kerala,
Chennu organized by CBIP, on 20th & 21st
M. Chandrashekar February 2015
180
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Division

56 Practical power storage M. Siddhartha Bhatt Green Summit (Global Energy


considerations for PV Summit), Bangalore, 7th June 2014

57 One system thinking to Vikas Pratap Singh


energy sustainability and Green Summit, Bangalore, 5th June
sustainable environment: 2014, Paper No. 01
A socio-economic solution

58 Performance Study of Low Neha Adhikari


Green Summit, Bangalore, 5th June
Power Autonomous Solar
2014, Paper No. 24
Photovoltaic System

59 Microgrid Energy Vani Vijay


Management Design
Using Regenerative Green Summit, Bangalore, 5th June
Emulators For Variable 2014, Paper No. 14
Loads and Renewable
Energy Sources

60 Grid Connected Inverters Shruthi K. J.


with Improved Efficiency Green Summit, Bangalore, 5th June
for Solar Photovoltaic 2014, Paper No. 23
Applications

61 Performance Evaluation Neha Adhikari


based on Static and Pradeep K.
Dynamic MPPT efficiency
Measurements of a
Photovoltaic Inverter

62 Grid Connected PV Vikas Pratap Singh


Output Forecasting and B. Ravindra
Error Analysis Based
Vivek Vijay
On Seasonal Type
M. Siddhartha Bhatt International Conference on Green
Classification Using
Technologies for Environmental
Hybrid Neural Network
Pollution Control and Prevention,
held at NIT, Trichy, from 27th to 29th
63 Microgrid Design Eval- Vani Vijay
September 2014
uation system using P. Giridhar Kini
Source and load Emula-
Dr. C. Viswanatha
tors for Better Utilisation
of Renewable Energy S. JothiBasu
Resources

64 Series Z-Source Inverter Shruthi K. J.


With Maximum Power P. Giridhar Kini
Point Tracking for Solar
Rajashekhar P. Mandi
Photovoltaic Systems

181
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
65 Hybrid Power Generation M. Siddhartha Bhatt
Systems - Design Consid-
erations

66 Enhancing Energy Effi- Rajashekhar P. Mandi


ciency of Solar PV System
By Hybridizing With Diesel
Workshop on Hybrid Power
Generator Set
Generation Systems, held at CPRI,
Bangalore, on 16th & 17th October,
67 Maximizing The Wind En- Rajashekhar P. Mandi
2014
ergy Generation Through
Integrating The System
With Diesel Generator Sets

68 Incentives and Subsidies N. Rajkumar


Programme For Renew-
able Energy In India

69 A Comparative Perfor- Vikas Pratap Singh IEEE 3rd International Conference


mance Analysis of C-Si Vani Vijay on Renewable Energy Research and
and A-Si PV Based Rooftop Applications (ICRERA) 2014, held
B. Ravindra
Grid Tied Solar Photovol- at Milwakuee, USA, from 19th to
taic Systems in Jodhpur M. Siddhartha Bhatt 22nd October 2014, DOI: 10.1109/
ICRERA.2014.7016565 Page(s): 250
255, Publisher: IEEE

70 Energy Conservation M. Siddhartha Bhatt Two days Workshop on Energy Audit


building codes in India & Energy Codes For Buildings, held
at CPRI, Bangalore, on 20th & 21st
November 2014, pp.01-18

71 Building Energy Audit Rajashekhar P. Mandi Two days Workshop on Energy Audit
Annual Report 2014-2015

Methodology & Energy Codes For Buildings, held


at CPRI, Bangalore, on 20th & 21st
November 2014, pp.19-25

72 Energy efficiency in N. Rajkumar Two days Workshop on Energy Audit


buildings: Case study & Energy Codes For Buildings, held
at CPRI, Bangalore, on 20th & 21st
November 2014, pp. 72-96

73 Enhancing energy effi- Rajashekhar P. Mandi Two days Workshop on Energy Audit
ciency of lighting systems & Energy Codes For Buildings, held
at CPRI, Bangalore, on 20th & 21st
November 2014, pp.26-43

74 Electrical safety aspects of S. Sudhakara Reddy Two days Workshop on Energy Audit
buildings Vani Vijay & Energy Codes For Buildings, held
at CPRI, Bangalore, on 20th & 21st
November 2014, pp.119-128

182
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
75 Power quality issues in Rajashekhar P. Mandi Two days Workshop on Energy Audit
buildings & Energy Codes For Buildings, held
at CPRI, Bangalore, on 20th & 21st
November 2014, pp.58-71

76 HVAC for Buildings N. Rajkumar Two days Workshop on Energy Audit


& Energy Codes For Buildings, held
at CPRI, Bangalore, on 20th & 21st
November 2014, pp.97-111

77 Improvement of energy Rajashekhar P. Mandi Two days Workshop on Energy Audit


efficiency of electrical & Energy Codes For Buildings, held
equipments at CPRI, Bangalore, on 20th & 21st
November 2014, pp.44-57

78 SF6 gas filled transformers S. Sudhakara Reddy Two days Workshop on Energy Audit
for high rise buildings & Energy Codes For Buildings, held
at CPRI, Bangalore, on 20th & 21st
November 2014, pp.129-139

79 Micro solar roof tops- M. Siddhartha Bhatt One day Workshop on Solar Roof
technology and issues top SPV and Net energy metering,
MGIRED, Bangalore, held on
29th November 2014.

80 Optimization of Carbon Rajashekar P. Mandi Published in the proceedings of


Emission by enhancing Uday Kumar Yaragatti International Conference on
Energy efficiency of Industrial and Information System
Condensate extraction (ICIIS 2014) held at Atal Bihari Vajpayee
pumps in Thermal Power Indian Institute of Information
Plants through Energy Technology and Management,
Conservation Techniques Gwalior, from 15th to 17th December
2014

81 Basics and Energy conser- S. Jothibasu Two days Workshop on Energy Audit
vation opportunities in & Energy Codes For Buildings, held
water pumping system at CPRI, Bangalore, on 20th & 21st
November 2014, pp. 112-118

82 Effect of surface moisture M. Siddhartha Bhatt International Seminar on "Imple-


in coal on unit heat rate N. Rajkumar mentation of PAT scheme in Thermal
and operating costs for Power Stations - Issues and
Indian Thermal Power Challenges held at BEE, New Delhi,
Plants on 30th January 2015

83 Water pumps and S. Jothibasu National Workshop on, Energy


pumping system Energy Efficiency Improvements and
efficiency improvements Case Studies in Waterpumps and
Pumping Systems held on 22nd &
23rd January 2015 organised by
CPRI, Bangalore, pp.01-07
183
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
84 Basics and Case studies S. Jothibasu National Workshop on, Energy
of Energy conservation in Efficiency Improvements and
Water pumping systems Case Studies in Water pumps and
Pumping Systems held on 22nd &
23rd January 2015, organised by
CPRI, Bangalore, pp. 20-32

85 Energy efficient water M. Siddhartha Bhatt National Workshop on, Energy


pumping systems for Efficiency Improvements and
hydro power plants Case Studies in Water pumps and
Pumping Systems held on 22nd &
23rd January 2015 organised by
CPRI, Bangalore, pp. 33-43

86 Energy efficient pumping M. Siddhartha Bhatt National Workshop on, Energy


systems for refrigerant and Efficiency Improvements and
air conditioning plants Case Studies in Water pumps and
Pumping Systems held on 22nd &
23rd January 2015 organised by
CPRI, Bangalore, pp.44-50

87 Water balance study N. Rajkumar National Workshop on, Energy


Efficiency Improvements and
Case Studies in Water pumps and
Pumping Systems held on 22nd &
23rd January 2015, organised by
CPRI, Bangalore pp.65-73.

88 Field instrumentation for N. Rajkumar Industrial Automation, Vol. XII, Issue X,


energy efficiency study April 2014, pp. 52-54

89 Rooftop grid tied solar PV Vikas Pratap Singh


Annual Report 2014-2015

system A study in solar Dr. Vivek Vijay Electrical India, Vol.54, No.4, April
power variability 2014. pp 42-56
Dr. D. K. Chaturvedi
N. Rajkumar

90 Experimental Study With U. C. Aurnachala


Analytical Validation of M. Siddhartha Bhatt
Thermally Driven Flow
Sreepathi L. K. Trans ASME, 136, May 2014,
in Risers of Solar Water
pp. 021018-1 to 021018-10
Heaters Under Varying
Scale Thickness and
Heat Flux

91 Thermal energy storage M. Siddhartha Bhatt


systems for solar cooling
(PV powered) and solar
Cooling India, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2014,
thermal (evacuated tube
pp. 30-35
collector) based heating
systems for Indian
184 households
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
92 Rural micro-grid lighting M. Siddhartha Bhatt
Energy Blitz, 4(3), June-July, 2014,
through solar PV-field K. Pradeep pp. 29-33
results

93 Hybrid solid state switch- M. Siddhartha Bhatt


Industrial Automation, 12(12), 2014,
ing systems for solar pho-
pp. 67-70
tovoltaic power plants

94 Solar power for residential M. Siddhartha Bhatt


Electric & Power Review, 2(8), April
buildings-technology
2014, pp. 38-43
options & market potential

95 Concentrating solar M. Siddhartha Bhatt


power in cane based
Electric & Power Review, 2(8), June
sugar cogeneration plants
2014, pp. 30-33
- a strategic energy option
for India

96 Effect of temperature M. Siddhartha Bhatt Electrical India, 54 (6), June 2014,


gredients in LED lamps K. Pradeep pp. 68-72

97 Control of CO2 emission Rajashekar P. Mandi


through enhancing en- Udaykumar R. Yaragatti International Journal of Electrical
ergy efficiency of auxil- Power and Energy Systems
iary power equipment in (ELSEVIER), Vol. 62, 2014, pp 744 752
thermal power plant

98 Improvement of Energy Rajashekar P. Mandi


Efficiency of Boiler Udaykumar R. Yaragatti
Feed Pumps in Thermal Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue No.02,
Power Plants through June 2014, pp. 331-344
Intelligent Prediction and
Operational Optimization

99 System Efficiency (non- M. Siddhartha Bhatt


module) considerations in Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, No.02,
the sizing solar photovoltaic June 2014, pp. 345-354
plants

100 Analysis of DC Link Vani Vijay


Capacitor Performance P. Giridhar Kini
and Capacitor Life In Back Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, No.02,
Dr. C. Viswanatha
To Back Converters With June 2014, pp. 373-378
Respect To Converter S. JothiBasu
Switching

101 Solar power forecasting: Vikas Pratap Singh Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, No.02,
The state of the art Kumar Vaibhav June 2014, pp. 367-372

102 Modeling of Grid-con- Neha Adhikari


Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, No.02,
nected Solar Photovoltaic Pradeep K
Energy Generation System
June 2014, pp. 355-365 185
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
103 Emerging lighting tech- M. Siddhartha Bhatt
nologies Lighting India, 9(3), May-June 2014,
Neha Adhikari
pp. 66-72
Pradeep K

104 Intelligent Coal fired ther- M. Siddhartha Bhatt Industrial Automation, 13(1), July,
mal power plants 2014, pp. 68-73

105 Natural gas requirements M. Siddhartha Bhatt Electrical India, 54 (7), July 2014,
for Indian Power Sector pp. 80-90

106 Solar photovoltaic based M. Siddhartha Bhatt


split air conditioners with Cooling India, Vol.10, No. 4, 2014,
ice energy storage and pp.46-49
mixed mode operation

107 Fuel oil requirements for M. Siddhartha Bhatt Electrical India, 54 (8), August 2014,
Indian Energy Sector pp. 70-74

108 Configuring LED pitching M. Siddhartha Bhatt


for optimal design of Lu- Lighting India, 9(4), July Aug. 2014,
Neha Adhikari
minaries pp. 30-37
Pradeep K.

109 Annual performance of M. Siddhartha Bhatt


Solar photovoltaic based
Cooling India, 10(2), September 2014,
split air conditioners with
pp. 42-45
ice energy storage and
mixed mode operation

110 Energy conservation tech- Rajashekar P. Mandi


Electrical Power & Review Magazine,
niques of HT equipment in Udaykumar R. Yaragatti Vol. 2, Issue 9, July 2014, pp. 34 37
thermal power plant
Annual Report 2014-2015

111 Performance mapping of M. Siddhartha Bhatt


steam turbines for solar
CIGRE India Journal, 3(2), 2014,
thermal and solar inte-
pp. 7-29
grated combined cycle
power plants

112 Hydrogen energy storage M. Siddhartha Bhatt


Industrial Automation, Vol.13,
system (HESS) for steady
No. 5, November 2014, pp. 67-73
power generation

113 Moisture effects on coal M. Siddhartha Bhatt


Electrical India, 54 (12),
for Indian Thermal Power
December 2014, pp. 106-115.
Plants

114 Adaptive polar fuzzy Chaturvedi D. K.


load frequency controller Rahul Umrao The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue 03,
for nonlinear multi-area September 2014, 10 (3), pp 453-464
Vikas Pratap Singh
power system
186
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
115 A review of health Chaturvedi D. K.
monitoring techniques of Md. Sharif Iqbal The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue 3,
induction motor September 2014, 10 (3), pp 487-498
Mayank Pratap Singh
Vikas Pratap Singh

116 Advances in steam M. Siddhartha Bhatt


turbines for solar thermal
The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue 3,
and integrated solar
September 2014, pp 531-550
combined cycle power
plants

117 Review of building inte- Neha Adhikari


grated solar photovoltaic Journal of CPRI, 10 (3), September
technology and its appli- 2014, pp 551-558
cations

118 Power grids for high pen- M. Siddhartha Bhatt


The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue 3,
etration of solar photovol-
September 2014, pp 573-586
taic power plants- a review

119 Design of AC-DC Con- Vani Vijay


verter with reduced har- Giridhar Kini P. The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue 3,
monics and output ripples
Dr. Viswanatha C. September 2014, pp 593-598
using active power factor
correction technique Jothi Basu S.

120 Improving performance Rajashekar P. Mandi


of primary air fans in ther- Dr. Seetharamu S. The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue 3,
mal power plants through
Udaykumar R. Yaragatti September 2014, pp 599-610
energy conservation tech-
niques

121 Cooling technologies for M. Siddhartha Bhatt


air conditioning systems Cooling India, 10(6), January 2015,
for enhancing energy pp. 64-69
efficiency

122 Energy storage for SPV in M. Siddhartha Bhatt MGIRED Journal, 1(1), December
the Indian Context 2015, pp. 01-12

123 Effect of ambient temper- Vani Vijay


ature on the performance P. Giridhar Kini The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue 4,
of power electronic con- December 2014, pp. 769-774
Dr. C. Viswanatha
verters
Pradeep K.

124 Novel control strategy B. Chandrasekhar


of three phase grid tied Sanjay The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue 4,
inverters for power quality December 2014, pp. 775-784
Lakshminarayanan
improvement
S. Sudhakara Reddy
187
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
125 Design of hybrid M. Siddhartha Bhatt
The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue 4,
power plants for Indian
December 2014, pp. 809-818
conditions

126 Strength analysis of Neeraj Tiwari


designed dual axis sun Sanjeev Kumar The Journal of CPRI, Vol. 10, Issue 4,
tracker using solid-work December 2014, pp. 819-824
Vikas Pratap Singh
software

127 Estimation of induction D. K. Chaturvedi


motor parameters: an Mayank Pratap Singh The Journal of CPRI, Vol. 10, Issue 4,
overview December 2014, pp. 755-764
Md. Sharif Iqbal
Vikas Pratap Singh

128 Cooling load from M. Siddhartha Bhatt


vapour compression air Cooling India, 10(8), March 2015,
conditioning systems for pp. 44-47
India

129 Analysis & Overview of S. Jothibasu Cooling India, 10(8), March 2015,
Industrial Cooling towers pp. 48-49

130 Enhancing Energy Rajashekar P. Mandi


Efficiency of Boiler Dr. Seetharamu. S International Research Journal of
Feed Pumps in Thermal Power and Energy Engineering, Vol.
Udaykumar R. Yaragatti
Power Plants through 1(2), pp. 013-016, September 2014,
Operational Optimization ISSN 2141-5032
and Energy Conservation

131 Performance improve- S. Jothibasu


Cooling India, Vol.10, No.4,
ment study of a cooling
November 2014, pp. 60-63
tower of 200 MW TPS
Annual Report 2014-2015

132 Reduction of Carbon Emis- Rajashekar P. Mandi


sion by Enhancing Energy Udaykumar R. Yaragatti International Journal of Power and
Efficiency of Forced Draft
Energy Systems, Vol. 34, Issue No. 4,
Fans in Thermal Power
203-115, 2014-15
Plants through Operational
Optimization

133 Reduction of Auxiliary Rajashekar P. Mandi


Power of In-house HT Udaykumar R. Yaragatti IEEMA Journal, ISBN 0970-2946,
Equipment in Thermal Vol. 6, Issue No. 5, January 2015,
Power Plant by Energy pp. 44-53, Jan. 2015
Conservation

134 Technological advances in Rajashekar P. Mandi Electrical Power & Review Magazine,
distribution transformers Udaykumar R. Yaragatti Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 39 41, 2014-15

188
Appendices
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Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
High Voltage Division

135 Comparison of pollution S. Sudalai


performance of Long S. Shunmugam International Conference on High
rod and disc type HV AC Voltage Engineering & Application
Dr. N. Vasudev (ICHVE), B-5-4, held at Poznan, Poland,
insulators- A Laboratory
study Dr. R. S. Shivakumara from 8th to 11th September 2014
Aradhya

136 Factors Influencing The Dharmesh Y. International Journal of Advanced


Frequency Response Jawahar A. Research in Electrical, Electronics
of Capacitive Voltage and Instrumentation Engineering,
Sirish T. S.
Transformer Vol.3, Issue 8, August 2014

137 Lightning Impulse Testing Dharmesh Y. IEEE International Conference on


of Three Phase Combined Jawahar A. Science, Engineering & Management
Instrument Transformer Research, at Chennai, during 27th to
Dr. R. S. Shivakumara
Aradhya 29th November 2014

138 Estimation of life of Aruna M


transformer using the Dr. N. Vasudev
principle of activation
Dr. K. N. Ravi
energy

139 An Investigation on Pushpa Y.G. (JRF)


Applicability of Salt Dr. N. Vasudev
Fog Test on Polymeric
Dr. R. S. Shivakumara
Insulators
Aradhya

140 Applicability of Multiple S. Sudalai (SRF)


Presented in International Confer-
Regression Analysis for Shunmugam ence on High Voltage Engineer-
the prediction of Pollution
Dr. N. Vasudev ing and Technology (ICHVET 2015)
Performance of HVAC
Dr. K. N. Ravi held on 29th & 30th, January 2015, at
Insulators
K. A. Venkatesh Hyderabad

141 Comparison of Different S. Likitha (JRF)


Methods for Electro-Ther- M. Kanyakumari
mal Modeling of Surge
P. Jithin Pauly
Arresters
Dr. R. S. Shivakumara
Aradhya

142 A Methodology for Dharmesh Y.


Lightning Impulse Testing
of 3 CTPT Unit

189
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
143 Comparison of Preferred Jithin Pauly P.
and Alternative Arrange- Dharmesh Y.
ments for Step Response
Kanyakumari M.
Calibration of High
Voltage Divider

144 1200 kV Transmission Line Puneeth Bhurat (JRF)


Corona Effects and Electro Dundru Sridhar
Magnetic Fields Presented in International
Y. Dharmesh
Conference on High Voltage
P. Jithin Pauly Engineering and Technology
Dr. N. Vasudev (ICHVET 2015) held on 29th
& 30th, January 2015, at
145 Study on Corona Generat- M. Kanyakumari Hyderabad
ed Ionized Field Effects of M. Raja Naik
HVDC Transmission lines
Dr. Pradeep M. Nirgude

146 Study of characteristics of Leela A. M.


ZnO surge arresters Dr. K. N. Ravi
Dr. N. Vasudev
Muralidhar V.

147 Evolution of Polymeric Dr. N. Vasudev


Insulators in Indian
Transmission System 6th International Conference on
Advancements in Polymeric
148 Surface Hydrophobicity Y. G. Pushpa Materials held at Indian Institute of
of Polymeric Insulators Science, Bangalore, from 20th to 22nd
Dr. N. Vasudev
under Severe Corona February 2015
Dr. R. S. Shivakumara
Conditions
Aradhya
Annual Report 2014-2015

149 Surge phenomenon and Y. Dharmesh 2nd International Conference on


minute fault analysis Puneet B. Innovation & Best Practices in
during impulse testing of Transformer Design, Testing and
Dr. Pradeep M. Nirgude
transformer Maintenance, held at Scope
Convention Centre, New Delhi, on
12th & 13th December 2014

150 Dielectric testing of Y. Dharmesh Workshop on "Routine, Acceptance


transformer and behavior and Type Testing of Transformers"
of the winding under held on 22nd & 23rd August 2014, at
impulse excitation Bangalore

190
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
Earthquake Engineering & Vibration Research Centre

151 Uplift Capacity of Dr. R. Ramesh Babu


Presented in the Seminar on
Transmission Line tower
Latest Developments in Testing
Foundation
and Performance Evaluation of
Transmission line Components and
152 Seismic Performance of
Accessories held at CPRI, Bangalore,
Support Structure on
on 6th February 2015
Dampers

153 Vibration Analysis & Seis- A. N. N. Nampoothiri Presented a paper at Faculty De-
mic Qualification R. Panneer Selvam velopment Program on Vibration
and Modal Analysis conducted by
Dr. R. Ramesh Babu
M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technol-
ogy, held at Bangalore, from 19th to
23rd August 2014

154 Seismic Response Eval- R. Panneer Selvam The Journal of CPRI, Vol. 10,
uation of Substation A. N. N. Nampoothiri No.3, pp. 617-622, Bangalore,
Equipment September 2014
Dr. R. Ramesh Babu

155 Experimental and Finite Srujana N.


Element Analysis of Power Journal of Structural Engineering Vol.
Dr. Ramesh Babu R.
Transformer 41, No.2, pp. 90-96, June-July 2014
Venkataramana K.

156 Seismic Qualification of R. Panneer Selvam The Journal of CPRI, Vol. 10, No. 4,
Electrical Cabinet Dr. R. Ramesh Babu December 2014, pp. 737-740

Power System Division (Power System Wing)

157 Minimization of Operating Manohar Singh


Time Gap Between Dr. B. K. Panigrahi North American Power Symposium,
Primary Relays at Near and held at Pullman, Washington USA,
Far Ends in Overcurrent from 7th to 9th September 2014
Relay Coordination

158 Smart Grid and WAMS in Kingsuk Saha Clemson University Power Systems
Indian Context A Review Meera K. S. Conference, held at Clemson USA,
Dr. V. Sivaprasad from 10th to 13th March 2015

159 Simulation of VSC HVDC J. Sreedevi


scheme on RTDS Dr. Premila Manohar 2 day HVDC symposium PGCIL, held
Dr. R. S. Shivakumara at Bangalore, on 2nd & 3rd May 2014
Aradhya

160 High Impedance Fault Manohar Singh The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue 2,
Detection in Distribution June 2014, pp. 245-252
System under Distributed
Generation
191
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
161 Non-Adaptive over Cur- Manohar Singh IEEE International Conference -
rent Relay Coordination in PEDES 2014, held at IIT Bombay,
Distribution Systems from 16th to 19th December 2014

162 Adaptive distance relay- Manohar Singh


ing scheme to tackle the
under reach problem
due to renewable energy
sources integration National Power Systems Conference,
held at Guwahati, on 18th & 19th
163 Dynamic performance of J. Sreedevi December 2014
Hybrid Multi infeed HVDC Dr. Premila Manohar
system on RTDS
Dr. R. S. Shivakumara
Aradhya

164 Low Voltage Ride Through P. Noorcheshma 2015 IEEE International Conference
(LVRT) of DFIG and PMSG J. Sreedevi on Electrical, Computer &
Wind Turbine Communication technologies, held
Dr. V. Sivaprasad
at Coimbatore, from 5th to 7th March
2015

165 Evaluation of interregional S. Shyamsundar


The Journal of CPRI , Vol. 10, Issue 2,
power flows in Planning
June 2014, pp 233-238
studies

166 Study of Grid connected Meera K. S. IEEE Conference on controls and


Solar Photovoltaic System Harshid communications, held at Bangalore,
using RTDS from 9th to 11th October 2014

167 Dynamic Stability Chandrashekhar P. K.


enhancements of power Dr. Srivani
system using Fuzzy The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue 1,
Annual Report 2014-2015

Dr. Rashmi
Power System stabilizer March 2014, pp 27-34
under different loading S. Shyamsundar
condition

168 Dynamic Response Study Meera K. S. International Journal of Engineering


of Fixed Speed and Doubly Santosh Patro Research & Technology (IJERT),
fed Induction Wind Vol. No.3, Issue No.8 (August - 2014)
Kingsuk Saha
Generators using RTDS e-ISSN: 2278-0181

169 A Novel time based Chandrashekhar IEEE International Conference


method for Critical S. Shyamsundar on Electrical, Computer &
Clearing Time Evaluation Communication Technologies, held
Dr. Srivani
of Multi machine systems at Coimbatore, from 5th to 7th March
2015

192
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
Power Systems Division (Protection and Field Services Wing)

170 Performance evaluation of M. V. Supriya


distance relays for specific Dijin Divakaran
application using Real
A. Amruthkala
Time Digital Simulator Presented in the National
Part 1 Details of System V. H. Manohar
Conference on Power System
modeled and Part II Test S. B. Sinha
Protection, held at CPRI, Bangalore,
conditions and Relay M. Ananthachari on 27th & 28th February 2015
performance for specific B. K. Chakraborty
cases
Rachita Sarangi
Mahendrababu Lokesh

Power Systems Division (Smart Power & Energy Systems)

171 Roadmap for Smart Dr. Amit Jain


Metering deployment for
Indian Smart Grid
IEEE Power & Energy Society General
Meeting 2014, held at Washington
172 A Novel Current Controlled Dr. Amit Jain
DC, USA, from 27th to 31th July 2014
SVPWM Technique for
Grid Connected Solar PV
System

173 Grid voltage Monitoring Dr. Amit Jain 6th IEEE India International
Techniques for Single- Conference on Power Electronics
phase Grid connected 2014, held at NIT Kurukshetra, India,
Solar PV System from 8th to 10th December 2014

174 A Load Flow Algorithm James Ranjith Kumar. R. 7th IEEE International Conference
for Radial Systems having Dr. Amit Jain on Information and Automation
Renewable Energy for Sustainability, held at Colombo,
Generation Sources Sri Lanka, from 22nd to 24th December
2014

175 Load flow methods in James Ranjith Kumar. R. 1st IEEE Conference on Power,
Distribution Systems with Dr. Amit Jain Dielectric and Energy Management,
Dispersed Generations: held at Arunachal Pradesh, India,
A brief review on 10th & 11th January 2015

176 Modelling of Distributed James Ranjith Kumar. R. IEEE International Conference on


Generation for Radial Dr. Amit Jain Signal Processing, Informatics,
Power Flow Algorithm Communication and Energy
Systems, held at NIT Calicut, India,
from 19th to 21st February 2015

193
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
177 Optimal Reconfiguration James Ranjith Kumar. R.
of Radial Distribution Sys- Dr. Amit Jain
tem having Photovoltaic
Distributed Generation
IEEE International Conference on
with Controlled Voltage
Circuits, Power and Computing
Technologies-2015, held at Tamilnadu,
178 An Approach to Improve Dr. Amit Jain
India, on 19th & 20th March 2015
Power Flow Control and
Stability Analysis for
Grid Connected Solar PV
System

179 Load Flow Studies for James Ranjith Kumar R.


Water and Energy International,
Distribution System with Dr. Amit Jain March 2015, Publisher: CBIP, Vol.57,
and without Distributed
No.12, pp. 34-38
Generation

180 Distribution Automation Shivakumar V. Distribu Tech India 2014 Conference,


in Indian Utilities New Delhi, India held from 5th to 7th
May 2014, Publisher: PennWell

181 Analysis and Island James Ranjith Kumar R. National Workshop on Hybrid
Detection Techniques Dr. Amit Jain power generation systems, held at
for Distribution Systems CPRI, Bangalore, India, on 16th & 17th
having Hybrid Generations October 2014

182 Z Bus Computation for James Ranjith Kumar. R.


Networks having mutually
coupled elements using
uncoupled equivalents of
coupled groups
18th National Power Systems Confer-
ence 2014, held at IIT Guwahati, India,
Annual Report 2014-2015

183 A Novel Current Dr. Amit Jain


IEEE, from 18th to 20th December 2014
Controlled Technique
with Feed Forward DC
Voltage Regulator for
Grid Connected Solar
PV System

184 Optimal Sizing of Battery Sangeetha R. S.


Storage System by James Ranjith Kumar R.
Utilizing the Reactive The Journal of CPRI, Vol.11, Issue
Dr. Amit Jain
Power Capability in No.01, March 2015, pp. 161-170
Wind based Distributed Sreejaya P.
Network Jayan M. V.

194
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
185 Performance Analysis of Lakshmanan S. A.
Current Control Technique Dr. Amit Jain
with RSVPWM and Discrete The Journal of CPRI, Vol.11, Issue
Rajpurohit B. S.
Model Predictive Control No.01, March 2015, pp. 71-78
Technique for 3-Phase
Voltage Source Inverters

186 Comparison of Fuzzy and S.P Noopura


PID Stabilizers for power Dr. Amit Jain The Journal of CPRI, Vol.11, Issue
systems for small signal No.01, March 2015, pp. 1-6
M. V. Jayan
stability enhancement

Mechanical Engineering Division

187 Performance analysis Dr. M. Selvaraj


of a overhead power Dr. S. M Kulkarni Published in the Elesevier Journal
transmission line tower Procedia Material Science, Vol.5
Dr. R. Ramesh Babu
using polymer composite September 2014, pp 1340-1348
material

188 Computer aided analysis Dr. M. Selvaraj Published in the International


and optimization of trans- Avinash M Journal of Manufacturing, Industrial
mission line tower & Management Engineering, Vol.2
Mohan Babu G
Prabhusankar G. V No.1 2014, pp. 35-44

189 Vibration Damping in Praful R. Dongre


Overhead Transmission Dr. Ramesh Babu R. M. The Journal of CPRI, Vol. 10, Issue
Line Conductors No.2, June-2014, pp. 325-330
D. Anantha babu
D. Revanna

190 Laboratory approach of Praful R. Dongre


the Power Imparted to a
Vibrating conductor
Proceedings of Seminar on Latest
191 Stress Strain test of ACSR Praful R. Dongre Developments in testing & Perfor-
Conductor: Laboratory mance Evaluation of Transmission
Approach Line Components and Accesso-
ries held at CPRI, Bangalore, on 6th
192 Performance Evaluation M. D. Anantha babu February 2015
of Polymer Insulators of
Transmission Line and
Sub Station

193 Computer aided analysis Dr. M. Selvaraj


and optimization of trans- Avinash M. The Journal of CPRI, Vol. 10, Issue
mission line tower No.3, September 2014, pp. 23-630
Mohan Babu G.
Prabhusankar G. V.

195
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
Distribution Systems Division

194 Optimization of Carbon Rajashekar P. Mandi Published in the proceedings


Emission by enhancing Uday Kumar R. Yaragatti of International Conference
Energy efficiency of on Industrial and Information
Condensate extraction System (ICIIS 2014), held at Atal
pumps in Thermal Power Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute
Plants through Energy of Information Technology and
Conservation Techniques Management, Gwalior, from
15 to 17 December 2014
th th

195 Improvement in the R. A. Deshpande


Reliability Performance of P. Chandhra Sekhar The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, No.4,
Power Distribution Systems December 2014, pp. nos. 695-701
Prof. V. Sankar
P. Manohar

196 Customers Interruption R. A. Deshpande


Cost Estimation Based P. Chandhra Sekhar The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, No.4,
on Reliability in Power December 2014, pp. nos. 687-693
Prof. V. Sankar
Distribution System

197 Steady State & Transient Jyothsna T. R


performance of an inverter Ramya Sree B The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, No.4,
based microgrid December 2014, pp. nos. 785-798
Ramya V
R. A. Deshpande

Research & Development Management Division

198 A new approach to study S. Daisy Flora IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical
the effects of copper M. Kanya Kumari Insulation Society (DEIS) sponsored
sulphide on electric stress 32nd Electrical Insulation Conference
Annual Report 2014-2015

Dr. J. Sundara Rajan


distribution in paper oil (EIC) 2014, held at Philadelphia,
insulation of transformers Pennsylvania, USA, from 8th to
11th June 2014, 978-1-4799-2789-
0/142014 IEEE , Page(s): 198-202

199 Studies on Chemical and Akshatha A.


Dielectric Phenomena in Ravi Kumar A. IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical
Paper - oil insulation due
Dr. J. Sundara Rajan Insulation Society (DEIS) sponsored
to sulphur compounds in
Ramachandra H 32nd Electrical Insulation Conference
mineral oil
(EIC) 2014, held at Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, USA, from 8th to
200 A New Approach to Ravi Kumar A.
11th June 2014, 978-1-4799-2789-
Monitor Copper Sulphide Akshatha A. 0/142014 IEEE Page(s): 281-285
Migration in Paper Oil
Dr. Sundara Rajan J.
Insulation of Transformers

196
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
201 Study of Modification of S. Daisy Flora
Electric Field Distribution M. Kanya Kumari
in Paper-Oil Insulation of
Dr. J. Sundara Rajan IEEE ICDL 2014 (18th International
Transformer in the Pres-
Conference on Dielectric Liquids)
ence of Copper Sulphide
held in Bled, Slovenia, from
30th June to July 3rd 2014, 978-1-
202 Assessment of Passivated Akshatha A.
4799-2064-8/142014 IEEE
Mineral Oil in Mitigating Ravi Kumar A.
the Formation of Copper
Dr. J. Sundara Rajan
Sulphide in Transformers

203 Comparison of Electric S. Daisy Flora


Stress Enhancement in Dr. J. Sundara Rajan
Paper Oil insulation due
to Copper Sulphide by
2014 IEEE Conference on
Experimental Method and
Electrical Insulation and Dielectric
Simulation using FEM
Phenomena (CEIDP) held at Des
Moines, Iowa, USA, from 19th to 22nd
204 Effect of copper S. Daisy Flora
October 2014
sulphide properties on A. Ravi Kumar
performance of paper oil
Dr. J. Sundara Rajan
insulation under copper
corrosion

205 Understanding Surface R. Sarathi


IEEE Transaction on dielectrics and
Discharge Activity in Cop- I. P. Merin Sheema electrical insulation, DOI 10.1109/
per Sulphide Diffused Oil
Dr. J. Sundara Rajan TDEI.2013.004039, Page(s): 674-682,
Impregnated Pressboard
April 2014
under AC Voltages

206 Influence of nanopores on Veena M.


molecular polarizability Renukappa N. IEEE Transaction on dielectrics and
and polarization currents electrical insulation, DOI:10.1109/
Meghala D.
in epoxy nanocomposites TDEI.2014.6832262, Vol. 21, Issue 3,
Ranganathaiah C. Page(s): 1166 1174, June 2014
Dr. J. Sundara Rajan

207 Feasibility study for Aparna N


detecting copper Vasa
contaminants in Applied Physics A, Volume 117,
Nilesh J
transformer insulation Issue 1, pp. 281-288, 10/2014
using laser-induced Sarathi R
breakdown spectroscopy Dr. J. Sundara Rajan

208 Influence of Harmonic R. Sarathi IEEE Transaction on dielectrics and


AC Voltage on Surface I. P. Merin Sheema electrical insulation, DOI 10.1109/
Discharge formation in TDEI.2014.004448, Page(s): 2383-
Dr. J. Sundara Rajan
Transformer Insulation 2393, Oct 2014
M. G. Danikas

197
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
209 Experimental Simulation Faheem Ahmed Khan IEEE Transaction on dielectrics and
of Effects of Copper Dr. J. Sundara Rajan electrical insulation, DOI 10.1109/
Sulphide on Insulation TDEI.2014.004408, Vol. 22, No.1;
System of Transformers February 2015, Page(s): 571-580

210 Understanding the A. Akshatha


Recent Science, ID: 27704136; ISSN:
Reaction Kinetics of DBDS Dr. J. Sundara Rajan 2051-2732, Vol. No: 36, PP. No: 1746
under Thermal Ageing of
H. Ramachandra To-1753; Feb 2015
Mineral Insulating Oil

Utility Automation Research Centre

211 Role of DLMS Energy V. Suresh Published in 2 day Workshop


Meters in AMR & Test on Measurement, Calibration
provisions in Indian and Evaluation of Energy Meters
Companion Specification Organised by Instrumentation
Division, CPRI, Bangalore, on 12th &
13th March 2015

212 Qualitative Testing V. Suresh


Electrical India Magazine, April
of DLMS/COSEM ICS V. Arunachalam Issue 2015
Compliant Energy Meters

213 A Novel MLI Topology with Vinoth Kumar. N, SRF International Conference on Power
Reduced Power Switches Dr. V. Kumar Electronics and Renewable Energy
Chinniyan, HOD System, ICPERES14, held at Raja
V. Arunachalam Lakshmi Engineering college,
Chennai, on 26th April 2014

214 Seven Level MLI With Vinoth kumar N, SRF International Conference EEECOS
Reduced Power Switches Dr. V. Kumar held at Dhanekula Institute of
Using Unidirectional Technology, Vijayawada, on 11th and
Chinniyan, HOD
Annual Report 2014-2015

Switches (MLI-US) 12th October, 2014


V. Arunachalam

215 Seven Level MLI with Vinoth kumar N, SRF


Reduced Power Switches Dr. V. Kumar Discovery journal, Jan. 2015, 29(115),
Using Unidirectional 184-189
Chinniyan, HOD
Switches" (MLI-US)
V. Arunachalam

216 Evaluation of HDPE Kavya M. JRF 6th National Conference on


Ni Coated Cenospheres for Dr. J. Sundara Rajan Advances in Polymeric Materials
EMI Shielding Application (NCAPM) (Energy, Environment
Dr. Rashmi,
for Energy Meters and Health) POLYCON
Asst. Professor
Dr. Sailaja R.R.N, 2014, held at SJCE, Mysore,
Research Fellow on 25th & 26th April 2014

198
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
217 Study of Polymer Com- Kavya M, JRF
posites for EMI shielding Dr. J. Sundara Rajan Two days Workshop on Dielectric
effectiveness Materials and Devices, held at SJCE,
Dr. Rashmi,
Asst. Professor Mysore, on 25th & 26th July 2014
Dr. Sailaja. R.R.N,
Research Fellow
218 Net Metering: - Concepts, Vinoth kumar. N, SRF
Standards, Policies And V. Arunachalam
Advancements
Conference Metering India 2015,
219 Smart Meter Radiation: Kavya M, JRF organized by IEEMA at Hotel Le
Standards and its safe limits V. Arunachalam Meridian, New Delhi, on 22nd & 23rd
Dr. Rashmi, April 2015
Asst. Professor
R. R. N. Sailaja,
Research Fellow

Switchgear Testing & Development Station, Bhopal

220 Short Time Current Test on Yugal Agrawal International Conference on


Current Transformer A D. K. Grover Instrument Transformer TECH IT
CPRI Experience 2014, organised by IEEMA, held at
M. K. Wadhwani
B. V. Raghavaiah New Delhi, on 12th & 13th June, 2014

221 Dissipation of generator G. Venkateswarlu International Conference on Energy


thermal losses using A. K. Khairwar Technology, Power Engineering
safe and sustainable and Environmental Sustainability
N. R. Mondal
technologies organized by Krushi Sanskriti, held
B. V. Raghavaiah at Jawaharlal University, New Delhi,
from 21st to 23rd June, 2014

222 Partial diagnostic tool for Satish Kumar International Conference on


uninterruptible service of Leena H. Roy High Voltage Engineering and
transformers Technology ICHVET, organized by
Sarita Dongre
UHVRL-CPRI, Hyderabad, at Hotel
S. Bhattacharyya Manohar, Begumpet, Hyderabad, on
29th & 30th January, 2015

223 Modelling and Simulation Arun Kumar Datta Advances in Electrical Engineering,
of Static Excitation Manisha Dubey Hindawi Publishing Corporation
System in Synchronous ISSN: 2356-6655 (Print)
Shailendra Jain of
Machine Operation and
MANIT, Bhopal ISSN: 2314-7636 (Online), Hindawi
Investigation of Shaft
Publishing Corporation Egypt, USA,
Voltage
Published 3 July 2014, Volume 2014,
Article ID 727295

199
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
224 Operational Benefits in Arun Kumar Datta Electrical and Electronics Engineering:
Large Synchronous Ma- M. A. Ansari An International Journal (ELELIJ),
chine with the Application N. R. Mondal Wireilla Scientific Publications,
of Static Drives B. V. Raghavaiah Australia ISSN: 2200-5846, PP. 131-
139, Vol 3, No 2, May 2014

225 Simulation of Static Fre- Arun Kumar Datta International Journal of Electrical,
quency Converter for Syn- M. A. Ansari Electronic Science and Engineering,
chronous Machine Opera- World Academy of Science, Engi-
N. R. Mondal
tion and Investigation of neering and Technology (WASET),
Shaft Voltage B. V. Raghavaiah USA
Manisha Dubey
ISSN Print 2010-3964, ISSN Online
Shailendra Jain 2010-3972, PP. 95-100, Vol. 8 No. 3,
2014.

226 Effect of Static Power Arun Kumar Datta


Supply in Alternator used Published in IEEE Transaction on
for Short Circuit Testing- Power Electronics, Issue: 11 vol.29,
Observation of Shaft pp. 6074-6080, Nov 2014
Voltage

227 Energy Efficiency aspects B. V. Raghavaiah


in dual mode operation N. R. Mondal
of a large single machine
M. A. Ansari
in a short circuit testing National Conference on Innovation
station Arun Kumar Datta
in design and manufacturing, held
at NRI Institute of Technology,
228 Generator cooling-Emerging B. V. Raghavaiah Bhopal, on 16th May 2014
trends and challenges N. R. Mondal
G. Venkateshwarlu
A. K. Khairwar
Annual Report 2014-2015

229 Diagnostics & Condition B. V. Raghavaiah National Seminar on Electrical


Monitoring Techniques of N. R. Mondal Utility Management with a focus on
Plant and Machineries and Reliability, Safety, Power quality &
M. A. Ansari
Substation Equipments earthing, organized by FICCI, held
A. K. Datta at Hotel Atria, Bangalore, on 25th &
26th June, 2014

230 Thermal and Oxidative Ramjeet Singh


degradation of Liquid
Mineral Transformer
Workshop on Liquid Dielectrics for
oil used in Power
use in Power Transformers Current
Transformers
Scenario organized by CPRI, Bhopal,
held at CPRI, Bhopal, on 7th June,
231 Compatibility, Miscibility Ramjeet Singh
2014
and Stability of Liquid
Dielectrics for Power
Transformers

200
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
232 STL Guide to Interpretation B. V. Raghavaiah National Conference on Latest
of Standard IEC 60076 M. K. Wadhwani Testing trends in Transformers and
advancements of Battery Testing
Yugal Agrawal
in High Voltage Equipments
organised by CBIP at Conference
hall of CBIP, New Delhi, on 2nd & 3rd
July, 2014

233 Energy Efficient Distribu- A. K. Khanra Workshop on Distribution Trans-


tion Transformers To- S. Bhattacharyya formers performance evaluation
days demand in Power through testing & Analysis organ-
B. V. Raghavaiah
Sector ized by the Short Circuit lab, at CPRI,
Bangalore, at CPRI, Bangalore, on
5th September 2014

234 Failure analysis of B. V. Raghavaiah National Conference on Power


transformer during Short M. K. Wadhwani Transformers organized by CBIP,
circuit test with typical New Delhi in association with
Yugal Agrawal
case studies CIGRE & Kerala State Electricity
Rajaram Mohanrao Board, held at Hotel Wyte Forte,
Chennu Kochi, on 19th & 20th February, 2015

235 Short circuit performance B. V. Raghavaiah


evaluation of surge Yugal Agrawal Electrical India, Issue No.7 Vol.54,
arrester: A laboratory July 2014
review

236 A solution towards safe Leena H. Roy


& smart applications in Yugal Agrawal Electrical India, Issue No.9 Vol. 54,
handling of electrical September 2014
S. Bhattacharyya
power
B. V. Raghavaiah

237 Discussion on Indian B. A. Sawale


standard ac static direct
connected watthour
smart meters class 1 and
2 guide

238 Importance of DLMS P. Sukumar


Compliance Testing on Workshop on Energy Meter Testing
V. Suresh
Energy Meters Evaluation and Advanced Energy
B. A. Sawale Metering, held at CPRI Bhopal, on
15th November 2014
239 Discrepancies noticed Deepa Warudkar
while performing test
as per IS and Tender
Specifications

240 Testing of Prepayment Priyamvada Chandel


meters as per IS 15884:2010

201
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
241 Smart Metering B. A. Sawle Conference India Smart Grid Week
Technology: The evolving Priyamvada Chandel 2015 organized by the Indian Smart
economy of smart Grid Forum, held at Bangalore, from
Prof. Tripta Thakur
distribution 2nd to 5th March, 2015
(MANIT)

242 HV Measurement Techniques Shrankhala Ganveer Workshop on High Voltage Testing


Leena H. Roy Techniques organized by RTL,
Sarita Dongre Noida, at RTL-Noida, on 17th October
B. V. Raghavaiah 2014

243 HRC Fuse: Operating Saumitra Pathak


Principles & Breaking
Capacity Tests Workshop on Design & Testing of
LV Fuses & Switch Disconnectors:
244 Testing of HRC (High Leena H. Roy organized by STDS, Bhopal, at STDS-
Rupturing Capacity) Fuses Bhopal, on 28th February 2015
Sarita Dongre
Shrankhala Ganveer

Ultra High Voltage Research Laboratory, Hyderabad

245 Simulation of Partial Dis- M. Faisal Rahman


charges in AN Insulation Dr. Pradeep M. Nirgude
Void and Discharge Signal
U. R. Sheshagiri Rao
Analysis using Wavelet.

246 Optimization of Grading K. A. Aravind


Rings for Suspension type M. Raja Naik
Composite Insulators used
Dr. Pradeep M. Nirgude
in UHVDC Transmission
system. D. Devendranath
Annual Report 2014-2015

247 Study of Pollution B. Yashodara Presented in International Conference


Performance of Polymeric on High Voltage Engineering and
K. A. Aravind
Insulators with Different Technology (ICHVET 2015) held at
Dr. Pradeep M. Nirgude Hyderabad, on 29th & 30th, January
Silicone Contents.
Dr. D. Devendranath 2015

248 Performance Tests of K. A. Aravind


+1200kV DC Voltage Dr. Pradeep M. Nirgude
Measuring System at
Subhash Ghole
UHVRL
Dr. D. Devendranath

249 Experimental Study of M. Raja Naik


Ionic Current Environment Dr. Pradeep M. Nirgude
of HVDC Transmission
Dr. D. Devendranath
Lines

250 Extremely low frequency Dr. D. Devendranath


Published in 2014 IEEE/PES transmis-
electric and magnetic B. Krishna sion and conference & exposition,
202 field strength of 400kV
K. A. Aravind held during April 2014
sub-stations
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
251 Dielectric testing of HV Dr. Pradeep M. Nirgude
equipment National Workshop on High Voltage
Testing Techniques held at RTL-
252 Impulse testing of CPRI, Noida, on 17th October 2014
Transformers

Thermal Research Centre, Nagpur

253 Finite Element Analysis Homeshwar Nagpure Journal of Chinese Society


of Steam Turbine Rotor of A. Vanalkar of Mechanical Engineers,
210 MW Power Plant December14, CSME14-02-30_01
Dr. S. K. Nath

254 Role of Remnant Life As- Dr. S. K. Nath National Conference on "Energy
sessment (RLA) in optimiz- R. N. Ghosh Efficiency Opportunities and
ing plant performance Challenges in Aluminum Industries
(NCEEOCAI)" Organised by
255 Operational Efficiency T. Mallikarjuna Rao Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium
Improvement of Thermal Research Development & Design
Power Plants Components Centre (JNARDDC), Nagpur in
by Conduction Monitoring association with Bureau of Energy
Methodology Efficiency (BEE) and Maharashtra
Energy Development Authority
(MEDA) held at Nagpur, on 4th & 5th
August 2014

256 Condition Assessment of Rajesh Ranjan 3rd National Conference on Advances


Thermal Power Compo- in Mechanical Engineering,
nents and Metallurgical conducted by G. H. Raisoni College
Analysis of Condenser of Engineering, Nagpur, on 17th
Tube December 2014

257 Maximising reheater tube Dr. S. K. Nath ASME Conference on Power and
useful life-an industrial Arvind Kumar Energy Conservation, ASME Power
solution & Energy 2015 held at San Diego
B. H. Narayana
Convention Centre, USA, during
28th June to 2nd July 2015, Paper No.
Power Energy 2015-49193

Materials Technology Division

258 Progress in Hydrotalcite Lakshminarayana


like Compounds and Bhatta Kudinalli
Metal-Based Oxides for
Gopalakrishna
CO2 Capture
Dr. S. Seetharamu Journal of Cleaner Production,
Madhusoodana December 2014
D. Chengala
Sharon Olivera
Krishna Venkatesh

203
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
259 Quantitative evaluation R. K. Kumar
of 3D surface roughness Dr. S. Seetharamu International Journal of Wear,
parameters during cavita-
M. Kamaraj 320(2014)16-24
tion exposure of 16Cr5Ni
hydro turbine Steel

260 Design and Optimization B.G. Prashantha


International Journal of Air-
of a loudspeaker M.S. Govinde Gowda conditioning and Refrigeration,
driven 10-W cooling
Dr. S. Seetharamu 22(3)(2014) 1450015(15 pages),
power thermoacoustic
G.S.V.L. Narasimham DOI: 10.1142/S2010132514500151
refrigerator

261 A Study on the Physical M. G. Ananda Kumar


and Morphological Dr. S. Seetharamu
Characteristics of
Jagannath Nayak The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, Issue
Aluminum Cenosphere
L. N. Satapathy No.2, June 2014, pp. 385-394
Composite Sintered at
High Temperature in
Microwave

262 A Study on Thermal M. G. Anand Kumar International Conference on


Behavior of Aluminum Dr. S. Seetharamu Advances in Manufacturing and
Cenosphere Powder Materials Engineering, AMME 2014,
Jagannath Nayak
Metallurgy Composites held at NITK, Surathkal, from 27th to
Sintered in Microwave L. N. Satapathy 29th March 2014

263 Lithium Ceramics for High Lakshminarayana


Temperature CO2 Capture: Bhatta K. G The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, No.2,
A Review June 2014 pp.395-408
Dr. S. Seetharamu
Sharon Olivera
Annual Report 2014-2015

264 Fly ash cenospheres as Dr. P. Sampathkumaran


reinforcement in different Kishore
polymer matrices
Dr. S. Seetharamu Indian Journal of Engineering &
processing of composites
V. V. Pattanashetti Materials Sciences
and a comparative study of
physical and mechanical Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar
properties

265 High density polyethey- R. R. N Sailaja


lene and silane treated M. V. Deepthi
silicon nitride nanocom-
Dr. P. Sampathkumaran
posites using high density Journal of Materials and Design,
polyethylene functional- Dr. S. Seetharamu Elsevier Publications
ized with maleate easter: S. Vynatheya
Mechanical, Tribological
and Thermal properties

204
Appendices
Sl. Authors Presented/Published in
Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
266 Discharge Plasma Cascaded Anusuya
with Fly Ash for Removal of Bhattacharyya Published in International Journal
NOx in Biodiesel Exhaust: of Plasma Environmental Science &
Sanjana Kerketta
A feasibility study Technology, Vol8, No.2, September
Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar 2014, p98-102
B. S. Rajanikanth

267 Study on the effect of coal Malabika Roy


ash slag deposition on Arvind Kumar The Journal of CPRI, Vol.10, No.3,
boiler tubes in a thermal September 2014, pp 611-615
M. Janardhana
power plant

268 Reduction and Elimination Dr. Parvati Ramaswamy


10th International Awareness Pro-
of Polychlorinated V. V. Pattanashetti gramme, held at Scope Complex,
Biphenyls Prioritizing
Dr. S. Seetharamu New Delhi, on 10th November 2014
the Power Sector in India

269 Cavitation erosion R. K. Kumar


resistance characteristics M. Kamaraj 6th Asian Thermal Spray Conference
of HVOF and HVAF (ATSC 2014), held at Hyderabad,
Dr. S. Seetharamu
processed 86WC-10Co4Cr from 24th to 26th November 2014
hydro turbine coatings

270 Water Consumption in Dr. S. Seetharamu Workshop on water for Cities and
Thermal Power Plants Agriculture from Confrontation
Competition to cooperation held
during October 31th November
1st, 2014 at Robert Bosch Centre
for Cyber Physical Systems, IISc.
Bangalore

271 Significance of Residual Dr. S. Seetharamu


Stress in the Power Two days Workshop on Advanced
Generation Components Non-Destructive Method to Assess
and Weldments Residual Stress in Weldments and
other Engineering Components
272 Residual Stress, its origin Dr. S. Seetharamu (NDM A RS 2014) , SAIT, Bangalore
and Implications in R. K. Kumar and IWS Bangalore Centre, held on
Engineering Components; 17th & 18th July 2014
Dr. P. Sampathkumaran
Typical Case Studies

273 An Overview of stress Sanjay Koorse Published in International Journal of


analysis of high energy Malabika Roy Research in Engineering and Tech-
pipeline systems used in nology, eISSN: 2319-1163 I PISSN:
M. Janardhana
Thermal Power Plants 2321-7308 (IJRET)
Dr. S. Seetharamu

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274 Design of a Single Phase Soumen Kar
25th National Symposium on
3.3 kV/200A Resistive Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar Cryogenics (NSC-25), held during
Type Superconducting
Dr. S. Seetharamu 8th to 10th December 2014 at School
Fault Current Limiter and
S. K. Sarangi of Physics, University of Hyderabad,
Cryostat
Hyderabad
V. V. Rao

275 Technological Advance- Dr. Parvati Ramaswamy All India Seminar on Advanced
ments Involving Compos- Dr. S. Seetharamu Manufacturing and Applications
ites to meet the needs of of Polymer Metal Ceramic
the Power Sector Matrix Composites, presented in
AMA PMCC-2015, held from 18th to
20th March 2015, at Institution of
Engineers, Bangalore

276 Materials Engineering and Dr. Parvati Ramaswamy International Conference on


Technological Advances in Dr. S. Seetharamu Advances in Steel, Power and
the Power Sector Construction Technology (ICASPCT
2014), held at OP Jindal Institute
of Technology, Raigarh, on 14th
January 2015

277 Effect of Moisture Mithun V Kulkarni


Absorption on the Dr. P. Sampathkumaran
Electrical Characteristic
K. Elangovan
of Polyamide Composite
System K. Hemachandra Reddy
Dr. S. Seetharamu

278 Study on the Addition Mithun V Kulkarni


of Calcium Silicate to Dr. P. Sampathkumaran
Polymer Matrix Affecting 6th International Conference
K. Elangovan
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the Mechanical Properties on Advancements in Polymeric


K. Hemachandra Reddy Materials(APM 2015), organized by
Dr. S. Seetharamu CIPET, Chennai, at Indian Institute
of Science, Bangalore, from 20th to
279 Studies on the Application Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar 22nd February 2015
of Marble Slurry Waste T. R. Venkatesh
as a Filler Material for
Dr. S. Seetharamu
manufacture of Polymer
Composites

280 Beneficiated Fly Ash Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar


Cenospheres as a Resource T. R. Venkatesh
Material for manufacture
Dr. S. Seetharamu
of Polymer Composites

281 Uprating of overhead Dr. S. Seetharamu


transmission lines through R. K. Kumar National Journal of Aluminium
application of High Association of India, Vol.14, Issue 4,
temperature conductors Jan 31st, 2015
206 Promising solutions
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Title of the Paper
No. Shri/Smt./Kum. Conference/Journal
282 Failure Analysis of R. K. Kumar Workshop on Latest Developments
Compression clamp Arvind kumar in Testing and performance
connector of 220 kV evaluation of Transmission line
Dr. S. Seetharamu
transmission line components and Accessories
organized by Mechanical
Engineering Division of CPRI,
Bangalore, on 6th February 2015

283 Fly Ash Cenospheres : A M. G. Aannda Kumar


resourceful material for Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar
engineering applications
K. Suryanarayana
The Journal of CPRI, Vol. 11, Issue 1,
S. Vynatheya
March 2015, pp. 207-222
T. R. Venkatesh
Dr. S. Seetharamu
Jagannath Nayak

284 Ageing Characteristics of R. K. Kumar


CRGO Electrical Steels G. Kishorekumar International Workshop on
S. Vynatheya Influence of Electrical Steels on
the Quality and Service Life of
Dr. S. Seetharamu Transformer, held at CBIP Seminar
Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar Hall, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, on
Dr. S. Parvati 25th April 2014
Ramaswamy

Electrical Appliances Technology Division

285 Optimization of solar Sudhakar H. S.


photovoltaic converters Gujjala B. Balaraju The Journal of CPRI. June 2014,
for maximum energy Vol. 10. No. 2. PP. 379-384
M. Siddhartha Bhatt
efficiency
K. Pradeep

286 Stat rating and check Gujjala B. Balaraju


The Journal of CPRI, September
testing of Refrigerators
2014, Vol. 10. No. 3. PP. 587-592
CPRI experiences

287 Optimal Charging Sudhakar H. S.


methods for Lead-Acid M. S. Indira The Journal of CPRI, December 2014,
Battery for improving its Vol. 10. No. 4. PP. 825-832
Gujjala B. Balaraju
performance and life span
M. Siddhartha Bhatt

288 A Study of Boost converter Sudhakar H. S.


with solar photovoltaic M. S. Indira The Journal of CPRI, Vol. 11, Issue
system for maximum No.1, March 2015, pp. 133-138
Gujjala B. Balaraju
energy efficiency
M. Siddhartha Bhatt

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Civil Engineering Division

289 Condition Assessment of Uday S. Joshi


AICTE Sponsored All India Seminar
Structures in power plant
on Retrofitting of Concrete
& process industries
Structures, conducted by
The Institution of Engineers (India)
290 Effects of corrosive soil
& KDK College of Engineering,
elements on buried
Nagpur, on 24th & 25th January 2014
concrete structures

291 Numerical Analysis of Re- Ram Babu Geotechnical Engineering Journal


sponse of Geocell Con- G. L. Sivakumar Babu of SEAGS & AGSSEA Vol. 45 No.1,
fined Flexible Pavement IISc March 2014. ISSN 0046-5828

292 Conductometric Analysis Suryanarayana K International seminar on frontiers of


for Evaluation of ceramic and material technologies
Pozzolanic Reactivity of for cement industries, held at PDAC,
Blended Cement Gulbarga on 17th & 18th November
2014

293 Condition Assessment of Uday S. Joshi National Conference on Modern


Turbo-Generator Struc- Rajesh Ranjan trends in diagnostic testing and
tures in Power Plants & condition assessment of power
Process Industries through plants & Substation equipment,
Non-Destructive Testing held at CPRI, Bangalore, on 30th &
31st January 2014

RTL - Guwahati

294 A Study on the Condition Manas Chakraborty


Monitoring of In-service Ramakrishna Workshop on Liquid Dielectrics for
Transformer oil Based use in Power TransformerCurrent
Pradeep Phukan
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on UV-Visible Spectral Scenario, organized by STDS-CPRI,


Response and Dielectric Mridusmita Goswami Bhopal, on 7th June 2014
Dissipation Factor

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