I, Bhadani, respectfully present The Technology Barnstar to an octogenarian amongst us for his several contributions, particularly for Condenser (Steam turbine). --Bhadani 17:01, 19 November 2005 (UTC)
While browsing the net, by chance I happen to bump on Wikipedia site, which I found to be exhaustive and informative.
I congratulate the founders and the authors of articles for their all efforts to maintain this by further improving wherever possible.
However I am unable to see any article on Thermal Power Plant details of An Utlity Thermal Power Station or on major problems and their repair methods in these, given by any technocrat with relevant experience, though I could see many articles on Power Stations. May be, I might have missed it.
Therefore, I request for any information on these from any reader at the earliest.
On my part, I thought that I have found a place to part with my knowledge on Power Stations for the use of other technocrats of all ages. Hence is the birth of my write up.
Details about me are as under
Academic and professional qualifications
I am a 1946 [] graduate of Electrical Engineering of the University Of Mysore, located at Bangalore, the only one of its kind in the whole of Mysore Princely State at that time. There were only Three desciplines those days, Civil, Mechnical and Electrical.
--Dore chakravarthy 00:31, 22 July 2005 (UTC)Official Name M.C.Doreswamy Institute of Engineers(India). FELLOW No 006848/5 Institute of Valuers,New Delhi,India, FELLOW No F-4780 WAS: Govt of India Valuer for Power Plant and machinery Tamil Nadu(India)Govt.Electrical Supervisors Certificate holder
Extra curricular activities:
A Sportsman during College days.
Read a lot about Late Mr.Von Brown, ex. Chief of NASA.
Piloted Railway locomotive for crude oil wagons from Refinery to keep the Powerhouse running during all India Railway strike.
The author, during his period of professional working had the responsibility to operate and
maintain the power generation, connected with units of 1000KW to 200MW units in India, of various
manufacturers, particlarly GE and BHEL. The problems mainly were at a period when computerization
and specialists in various fields were not available. Hence the reliability and the maintenance of
Continuity of Power Generation were mainly in the hands of Operating and maintenance staff
connected with the plant and their skill in handling the power generating units. For traning of
operators, simulators were also not available.
During my working, in the last 50 years, 1946 onwards, worked as power station engineer in Madras
Electricity Department [] for a short time
and Gujarat Electricity Board for a major time and retiring there on, as Chief Engineer
(Operation). There after worked as consulting Engineer in reputed organizations such as Tata
Consulting Engineers and Tata Projects Ltd., and there on in Ficthtners consulting Engineers,in
Also worked for three years as Chief Trainee Officer at a Power Station with 4x220MW units.
The points brought out in the write up are purely based on my memory only, (at 83+), which is
subjected to correction by the readers.
Wish all the best of success to Administrators and authors involved: