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Central Power Research Institute

Annual Report 2010-11

CPRI
Prof. Sir.C.V.Raman Road,
P.B.No. 8066,
Bangalore 560 080,
India.
Phone: 080-2360 2919/2360 1905
Fax: 080-2360 1213/2360 2277
www.cpri.in
Annual Report, 2010-11

FOREWORD

The performance of CPRI during the year 2010-11 has


surpassed all earlier records. The year also celebrated year long
Golden Jubilee Year and it is my privilege to be part of
valedictory of the Golden Jubilee celebrations on 16th January
2011 which was celebrated in a befitting manner. On the
occasion, former Director Generals and Directors were
felicitated by Sri P. Uma Shankar, Secretary (Power) in the
presence of Dr. P Balaram, Director of Indian Institute of
Science, Bangalore.

On the revenue front, the performance during the year


exceeded all records. The revenue earning for the year stood
at Rs.139.71 Crores against the corresponding revenue
earnings of Rs.96.00 Crores for the year 2009-10 registering a
growth of 45%. The expenditure of the Institute for 2010-11
was Rs.139.56 Crores after making provision of an amount of Rs.59.00 Crores towards
Superannuation fund and Rs.22.01 crores for depreciation.

In our pursuit to offer best services and for meeting the requirements of the dynamic power
sector, the Institute has been augmenting its facilities and also setting up of new test
facilities in line with growing needs of the power sector of the country. During the year, a
new Mobile facility has been set up for testing performance of Thermal Power Stations at site
which caters to performance studies on Coal, ESP and Boilers. CPRI has also added 50 MVA
Short Circuit Generator which is completely indigenous. The other important Test Facilities
which are under implementation are:

 Establishment of 800kV AC and DC Transmission System at UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad.


 Augmentation of Power Transformers and Switchgear Test facilities at High Power
Laboratory, CPRI, Bangalore
 A unique facility for testing of EMI/EMC and LED test facilities
CPRI has ventured in many new areas as the Third Party independent Evaluation Agency
Energy Accounting (TPIA-EA) for the state of Karnataka and the SCADA-DMS consultant for
the State of Andhra Pradesh under the R-APDRP program of Govt. of India. As a Consultant
for the first Smart Grid Pilot Project in India we have prepared, the DPR for implementation
of the Smart Grid in the Electronic City area for Bangalore City in association with BESCOM
under US Aid project.

During the year 2010-11 the Institute undertook over 120 Consultancy assignments covering
the areas of Generation, Transmission & Distribution. Some of the important assignments
were Tower design validation for Kerala State Electricity Board, Chattisgarh State Electricity
Board, Punjab State Transmission Company etc. Condition monitoring of power equipments
for various power utilities and power station related field services, Energy Audit services.
Under UNIDO, project on eradication of Persistent Organic Pollutants, CPRI has created a
National data and also Awareness Program on harmful aspects of Persistent Organic
Pollutants.

The Institute as a Management Consultant is actively working towards establishing of on-


line test Station for testing Large Power Transformers at Bina, Madhya Pradesh being
executed by National High Power Test Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., a Joint Venture Company of
PGCIL, NTPC, NHPC and DVC.

The laboratories of the Institute continued to be accredited under ISO 17025 for testing and
ISO 9001 for Research Schemes. The Institute also continued its accreditation under INTER
TEK, ASTA and is a Member of prestigious Short Circuit Testing Liaison (STL).

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In the area of Research & Development, 20 projects were under investigation and 5 projects
have been completed under In-house research projects. Under the Research Scheme on
Power, 20 projects under investigation and 7 projects have been completed. Under National
Perspective Plan research projects, 10 projects were under implementation and 3 projects
have been completed.

The officers of the Institute participated in National & International Conferences & Seminars
and presented 144 technical papers which were well appreciated by the technical fraternity,
as against 107 papers during the corresponding year 2009-10. The Institute has filed 3
patents during the year.

CPRI conducted 50, a multitude of continuing Educational Programmes during the year
covering Seminars/Workshops/Tutorials/Training Programmes, which include one Training
Programme on maintenance & Testing of Power equipments for engineers from Utilities. At
the International level, Training Programmes on MV/HV Cable Testing, Reactive Power
Compensation at Kuala Lampur, Malaysia were organized.

CPRI aspires to be the best Laboratory in the world and this would happen with the active
and continued support of Ministry of Power.

I look forward for very good performance in the coming years.

(N.Murugesan)

Director General

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Contents
Members of CPRI Governing Council as on 31st March, 2011 ..................................... 9
Organisation .............................................................................................................. 11
Introduction .............................................................................................................................................. 12
Objectives of CPRI ..................................................................................................................................... 12
Management ............................................................................................................................................. 13
About the organisation ............................................................................................................................... 13
The Central Research and Testing Laboratory, Bangalore .......................................................... 16
SwitchgearTesting and Development Station, Bhopal ................................................................ 16
Regional Testing Laboratory, Noida .......................................................................................... 16
Thermal Research Centre, Nagpur ........................................................................................... 16
UHV Research Laboratory, Hyderabad ...................................................................................... 17
Regional Testing Laboratory, Kolkata ....................................................................................... 17
Regional Testing Laboratory, Guwahati .................................................................................... 17
Units and their activities ............................................................................................................................. 17
Central Research and Testing Laboratory (CRTL), Bangalore ..................................................... 17
Switchgear Testing and Development Station, Bhopal ............................................................... 22
Regional Testing Laboratory, Noida .......................................................................................... 22
Thermal Research Centre, Nagpur ........................................................................................... 22
Ultra High Voltage Research Laboratory (UHVRL), Hyderabad.................................................... 23
Regional Testing Laboratory, Kolkata ....................................................................................... 23
Regional Testing Laboratory, Guwahati .................................................................................... 23

Research and Development....................................................................................... 25


In-house research projects ......................................................................................................................... 26
Ongoing In-house research projects ......................................................................................... 26
Completed In-house research projects ..................................................................................... 32
Research Scheme on Power (RSoP) projects ............................................................................................... 34
Ongoing RSoP projects ............................................................................................................ 34
Completed RSoP Projects ........................................................................................................ 38

National Perspective Plan Research Projects ........................................................... 43


Introduction .............................................................................................................................................. 44
Development of silt erosion resistant material for turbines of hydro generators ............................................. 44
National effort to develop technology for custom power devices (STATCOM) ................................................. 46
Development of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) distribution transformers ..................................... 49
To develop a prototype of 132 kV optical current transformer for use in the 132 kV system ........................... 51
Development of silt erosion resistant nano-composite coatings ..................................................................... 52
Tunneling in water charge zones under high hydro static pressure................................................................ 53
Development of DVR based voltage source stabilizers for process industry .................................................... 54
Improvement in reliability, safety and long term performance of power and converter transformers ............... 56
A study on stability & reliability of the power system with large penetration of wind power ............................ 56
Design and development of high temperature Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (SFCL) ......................... 57

Evaluation and Certification ...................................................................................... 59


New testing facilities .................................................................................................................................. 60
Conversion of 2500 MVA generator into motor less system ........................................................ 60
Climatic ageing facility for aerial bundled cable accessories ....................................................... 60
Expansion of Device Language Message Specification (DLMS) lab setup ..................................... 61
Smart Grid .............................................................................................................................. 61
Mobile diagnostic facility .......................................................................................................... 62
Evaluation distance relays on RTDS.......................................................................................... 63
Short time over current test ..................................................................................................... 63
Glow wire test ........................................................................................................................ 64
Special tests conducted .............................................................................................................................. 64
Evaluation highlights .................................................................................................................................. 65
Evaluation Of Equipment For Overseas Customers: ...................................................................................... 66

Consultancy Activities ............................................................................................... 69


Energy audit services ................................................................................................................................. 70
Tower design validation ............................................................................................................................. 70
R-APDRP Programme ................................................................................................................................. 70

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Remaining Life Assessment studies ............................................................................................................. 71


Stress measurements on rail wheel components ....................................................................... 71
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study on cooling water intake sump .................................. 72
Witnessing of initial capacity test ............................................................................................. 72
Development and evaluation of high strength concrete ............................................................. 72
Failure analysis of Re-heater tubes........................................................................................... 73
Power System Studies ................................................................................................................................ 74
Sub-Synchronous Resonance (SSR) studies .............................................................................. 74
Dynamic testing of distance protection relay P 546 ................................................................... 74
Testing of 2.5 MVAR STATCOM ................................................................................................ 74
Soil resistivity measurement .................................................................................................... 74
Protection audit and study of DTL transmission system ............................................................. 75
125MVA, 220kV/ 33kV transformer charging studies for M/s. Reliance Infrastructure Ltd., Mumbai75
Measurement of soil resistivity of earth resistance for Terec+Electrode for M/s. SGI Engineers Pvt., Ltd.,
Bangalore ............................................................................................................................... 75
Measurement of earth resistance at Koteshwar hydro electric project for M/s THDCIL, Tehri ....... 75
Load flow and stability study for Synchronization of 600 MW thermal units to KPTCL Grid ........... 75
Condition monitoring and diagnostic tests ................................................................................................... 76
Grounding studies ...................................................................................................................................... 77
Power station related field services ............................................................................................................. 77
Special Consultancy activities ..................................................................................................................... 79
National Implementation Plan on POPs PCBs ........................................................................................... 80

Promotional Activities ............................................................................................... 81


CPRI on internet ........................................................................................................................................ 82
CPRI participation in National and International exhibitions .......................................................................... 82
India International Trade Fair 2010 ....................................................................................... 82
India Electricity 2010............................................................................................................... 83
ELASIA 2011........................................................................................................................... 84
Energy and Power India (EPI) 2011 ......................................................................................... 85
WETEX 2011........................................................................................................................... 85
Advertisements released during the year ..................................................................................................... 86
Important persons/foreign delegations visiting CPRI .................................................................................... 87

Training activities ...................................................................................................... 93


Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/ ............................................................................................................. 94
Training Programmes organised by CPRI during 2010-2011 ......................................................................... 94
Training of CPRI staff................................................................................................................................. 97
Lectures delivered ................................................................................................................................... 116

Capital Projects ....................................................................................................... 121


Physical progress of capital projects .......................................................................................................... 123
Modernisation of the Short Circuit test facilities and augmentation of the power transformer test facilities
........................................................................................................................................... 123
Modernisation and augmentation of the Switch-gear test facilities at CPRI, Bangalore ............... 124
Augmentation of test facilities for optimization of the 800 kV AC and 800 kV DC transmission systems 124
Centre for excellence for Lifecycle Management and Condition assessment of high voltage substation and
power plant electrical equipment ........................................................................................... 125
Setting up test facilities for a Pre-Qualification test on 400 kV XLPE cable system ..................... 126
Centre for Excellence for Dielectric studies ............................................................................. 126
Mechanical Strength Test facility ............................................................................................ 127
Centre for Creep and Mechanical testing ................................................................................ 127
Centre for Advanced energy research in the areas of Energy efficiency and Energy audit .......... 127
Collaborative Research on emerging technologies ................................................................... 128
Quality Accreditation for new facilities and business development for CPRI ............................... 128
Augmentation of High voltage, Diagnostic, Relay, Vibration, LED test facilities and Infrastructure protection.
........................................................................................................................................... 129

Administrative Matters ............................................................................................ 131


Governance ............................................................................................................................................. 132
CPRI celebrates Golden Jubilee................................................................................................................. 132
Visit of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy ................................................................................ 133
Activities Related to Women Employees .................................................................................................... 134
Liaison Officer SC/ST & Persons WithDisability (PWD) ................................................................................ 135
Deputation of CPRI officers abroad ........................................................................................................... 137
Membership of CPRI Officers in International/National Committees ............................................................. 137
Research Publication by Officers ............................................................................................................... 137

Finance and Accounts .............................................................................................. 139

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Activities in official language - Hindi ...................................................................... 143


Awards ................................................................................................................................................... 144
NTPC Award ......................................................................................................................... 144
Inspection by the Second Sub-Committee of Parliament on Official Language.............................................. 145
Workshops and Seminars ......................................................................................................................... 146
Health seminar ..................................................................................................................... 146
Expression development workshop......................................................................................... 147
Publications ............................................................................................................................................. 147
Vigyan Deepti ....................................................................................................................... 147
CPRI news ............................................................................................................................ 147
Promotional Activities ............................................................................................................................... 147
Technical articles competition ................................................................................................ 147
Incentive scheme .................................................................................................................. 147
Facilities Provided .................................................................................................................................... 147
Multilingual software in server ............................................................................................... 147
Supply of forms .................................................................................................................... 147
CPRI website ........................................................................................................................ 148
Compliance ............................................................................................................................................. 148
Hindi Month and Hindi Divas..................................................................................................................... 148
Towns Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC) activities ...................................................... 148
Rajbhasha Shield for the year 2009-10 ................................................................................... 148
Kaveri .................................................................................................................................. 148
Inter organizational competitions ........................................................................................... 148
Joint Hindi Divas celebration .................................................................................................. 148
Regional Rajbhasha Award-First ............................................................................................. 149

Appendix 1............................................................................................................ 150


The Standing Committee as on 31st March, 2011 ....................................................................................... 150

Appendix 2............................................................................................................ 151


The Committee on Research as on 31st March, 2011 .................................................................................. 151

Appendix 3............................................................................................................ 153


The Committee on Testing and Certification as on 31st March, 2011............................................................ 153

Appendix 4............................................................................................................ 155


The RSoP Expert Committee as on 31st March, 2011 ................................................................................ 155

Appendix 5............................................................................................................ 157


Personnel Deputed Abroad for Meeting/Training/Pre-despatch Inspection of Equipment during2010-2011 .... 157

Appendix 6............................................................................................................. 159


Membership of CPRI Officers on International/National Committees ............................................................ 159

Appendix 7............................................................................................................ 169


PapersPresented/Published Indicating Venue/Journal ................................................................................. 169

Appendix 8............................................................................................................ 181


Auditors Report....................................................................................................................................... 181
Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 .................................................................................... 183
Income and Expenditure Account for the year ended 31st March 2011 ..................................... 184
Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 185
Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 187
Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 188
Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 190
Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 191
Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 192
Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 193
Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 194
Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011 ............................................. 195
Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011............... 196
Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 .............. 197
Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 .............. 197
Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 .............. 198
Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 .............. 199
Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 .............. 200
Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for the year ended 31st March 2011 .............. 201
Schedule 17.......................................................................................................................... 202
Schedule 18.......................................................................................................................... 204

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Members of CPRI Governing


Council as on 31st March, 2011
Shri. P. Uma Shankar-
President, Governing
Council,
Secretary (Power),
Ministry of Power,
Shram Shakti Bhavan,
NEW DELHI-110 001.

Shri. Gurudayal Singh Shri. A.S. Bakshi


Vice President, Member (Planning),
Governing Council, Central Electricity
Chairperson, Authority,
Central Electricity Sewa Bhawan, NEW
Authority, DELHI-110 066.
Sewa Bhavan, NEW
DELHI-110 066.

Dr. Ravi Kanth Shri. Rakesh Jain


Joint Secretary, Joint Secretary & FA,
Ministry of Power, Ministry of Power,
Shram Shakti Bhavan, Shram Shakti Bhavan,
Rafi Marg, Rafi Marg,
NEW DELHI-110 001. NEW DELHI-110 001.

Shri. R.R. Abhyankar Shri. Ajit K. Gupta


Head TPDU, Advisor & Head (Power
Ministry of Science & Group),
Technology, (MNRE), Lodhi Road,
Technology Bhavan, NEW DELHI-110 003.
New Mehrauli Road,
NEW DELHI-110 016.

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Shri. B.P. Rao Shri. N N Mishra


Chairman & Managing Director (Operations),
Director/Director NTPC Ltd., NTPC
IS & P, BHEL Ltd. Bhawan,
BHEL House, Siri Fort, SCOPE Complex,
NEW DELHI-110 049. NEW DELHI-110 003.

Shri. I.S. Jha Shri. Vimal Mahendru


Director (Projects), President-IEEMA,
Power Grid Corporation 501, Kakad Chambers,
of India Ltd., 132, Dr. A. Besant
Saudamini, Gurgaon, Road, Worli,
HARYANA-122001. MUMBAI-400 018.

Shri. V.K. Kanjilia Shri. C.P. Singh


Secretary, Chairman,
Central Board of Tamil Nadu Electricity
Irrigation & Power, Board,
Chanakyapuri, Anna Salai,
NEW DELHI-110 021. CHENNAI-600 002.

Shri. V.P. Joy Prof. Lawrence Jenkins


Chairman, Department of
KSEB, Electrical Engineering,
Vidyuthi Bhavanam, IISc,
Pattom, BANGALORE-560 012.
THIRUVANANTHPURAM
-695 004.

Prof. A.K. Chaturvedi Prof. J.K. Chatterjee


Head of Department, Department of
Department of Electrical Electrical Engineering,
Engineering, Indian Institute of
Indian Institute of Technology,
Technology, NEW DELHI-110 016.
KANPUR.

Dr. Ajay Mathur Shri. N. Murugesan


Director General, Director General,
Bureau of Energy Member Secretary,
Efficiency, Central Power
4th floor, Sewa Bhavan, Research Institute,
Ramkrishna Puram, BANGALORE-560 080.
NEW DELHI-110 066.

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1

Organisation

This section provides information on:

 The objectives of CPRI.


 The management.
 The organisation.
 The different units and their activities.
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Introduction
The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) was established by the Government
of India in 1960, with its headquartersin Bangalore. The Institute was re-organised
into an autonomous society in the year 1978 under the aegis of the Ministry of
Power, Government of India. The main objectives of setting up the institute was
for it to serve as a national level laboratory for undertaking applied research in
electrical power engineering, besides functioning as an independent national
testing and certification authority for electrical equipment and components to
ensure reliability in the power system and to innovate and develop new products.

Objectives of CPRI
 Function as a national level power research organisation for undertaking
and/or sponsoring research and development projects in the fields of
generation, transmission, distribution and operation of electricity supply
systems.
 Provide the necessary centralised research and testing facilities for evaluation
of materials and the performance of power equipment.
 Serve as a testing and certification authority at the national level, for the
purpose of certification of rating and performance to ensure availability of
quality equipment for use under conditions prevalent in Indian power systems.
 Co-ordinate R&D activities in the various state electricity boards and utilities
and maintain liaison with other institutions engaged in research connected with
power systems and/or power equipment. Act as an apex body for initiating and
coordinating the research & development in the field of electric power, the
research scheme on power.
 Evolve criteria for the standards of operation under Indian conditions of various
equipments, and effectively participate in the formulation of national
standards.
 Identify problems in the areas of basic and applied research and arrange such
studies in-house and in academic institutions.
 Collect information and maintain documentation in the field of power
engineering and publish papers, periodicals or reports in furtherance of the
objectives of the institute.
 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 an agreement with any enterprise or institution or person or persons
and provide funds to them to carry out the research and development
programme of the institute.
 Carry out consultancy projects/ field studies and third party inspection of
equipment and all other related activities relevant to the power utilities in India
and abroad.

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Management
The management of the institute vests in its governing council comprising
members representing different ministries of the Government of India, Central
Electricity Authority, State Electricity Boards, Power Supply utilities, Indian
Electrical & Electronics Manufacturer's Association, and academic and R&D
organizations of national importance in electrical power engineering. The
Secretary, Ministry of Power and Chairman, Central Electricity Authority are the
President and Vice-President of the Governing Council respectively. The Director
General of the institute is the Member-Secretary of the governing council.

A standing committee under the Chairmanship of Member (Power Systems),


Central Electricity Authority, with the Joint Secretary (T&R) and 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 at Appendix - 1.

The committee on research and committee on testing & certification are the two
committees constituted by the governing council to oversee and guide the
respective activities of the institute. The member (Planning) and the member
(Power Systems) of the CEA are the chairmen of these two Committees
respectively. The composition of these committees is at Appendix - 2 & 3.

CPRI coordinates and monitors the Research projects viz. Research Scheme on
Power which are undertaken by academia, power utilities and industries. An expert
committee chaired by Director General, CPRI evaluates the proposals received and
recommends for approval of the Governing Council. The composition of this
committee is at Appendix 4.

The governing council meets at least twice a year to deliberate and guide the
working of organization on policy matters. The meetings of other committees are
held as and when required.

About the organisation


As a premier research organization in the field of power engineering, the institute
has several research laboratories and testing installations engaged in different,
specialised fields. The head office and its largest unit - Central Research and
Testing Laboratory (CRTL) - are located at Bangalore. The other units are the
Switchgear Testing & Development Station at Bhopal, Regional Testing Laboratory
at Noida, UHV Research Laboratory at Hyderabad, Thermal Research Centre at
Nagpur, Regional Testing Laboratory, Kolkata and Regional Testing Laboratory at
Guwahati. The details of the organizational set-up of the institute are indicated in
the organization chart.

The unit comprises various laboratories to cater to the different fields of specialised
activities.

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Organisation Chart as on 31st March 2011

Director General
N.Murugesan
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Table of officers for CPRI divisions

AD RRB Dr. R. Ramesh Babu


AD SSR Dr. S. Seetharamu
AD AS Mr. A. Sudhindra
AD PVB Dr. P.V. Balasubramanyam
AD RSA Dr. R.S.Shivakumar Aradhya
AD MMB Mr. M.M. Babu Narayanan
AD MSB Mr. M.S.Bhat
AD KBM Mr. K.B.Manjunath
AD VA Mr. V. Arunachalam
AD GSG Mr. Gautam Sengupta
AD BHN Mr. B.H.Narayana
AD BG Mr. B.Gunasekaran
AD BVR Mr. B.V.Raghavaiah
AD VKR Mr. V.K.Ramu
JD SVK Mrs. S. Vijaya Kumari
JD SBS Mr. Suhas. S. Bagalkotker
JD RSK Mr. R. S. Kamalakar
JD JS Dr. J. Sundararajan
JD BNR Mr. B. Nageshwar Rao
JD BMM Mr. B.M.Mehra
CACO IVR Mr. I. Venkateshwara Rao
CADO NRP Mr. N.R.Padmanabha

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The Central Research and Testing Laboratory,


Bangalore
 Centre for Collaborative and Advanced Research.
 Diagnostic, Cables, Capacitors Division.
 Dielectric Materials Division.
 Distribution Systems Division.
 Electrical Appliances Technology Division.
 Earthquake Engineering and Vibration Research Centre.
 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division.
 High Voltage Division.
 High Power Laboratory.
 Instrumentation Division.
 Materials Technology Division.
 Mechanical Engineering Division.
 Power Systems Division.
 Short Circuit Laboratory.
 Training and HRD.
 Utility Automation Research Centre.

SwitchgearTesting and Development Station, Bhopal


 Direct Short Circuit Testing Laboratory (1500 MVA).
 On-line Testing Station (100 MVA).
 High Voltage Laboratory.
 Temperature Rise Testing Laboratory.
 Energy Meter Testing Laboratory.
 Ingress Protection Testing Laboratory.
 Supplementary Test Laboratory.
 Transformer Oil Laboratory.

Regional Testing Laboratory, Noida


 Cables and Capacitors Laboratory.
 High Voltage Laboratory.
 Insulation Laboratory.
 Liquid Dielectrics Laboratory.
 Energy Meters Testing Laboratory.

Thermal Research Centre, Nagpur


 Coal Analysis Laboratory.
 Metallurgy Laboratory.
 Water Chemistry Laboratory.

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 Non-destructive Testing Laboratory.


 Condition Monitoring Laboratory.
 Environmental Monitoring Laboratory.
 Mobile environmental monitoring station.

UHV Research Laboratory, Hyderabad


 Pollution Laboratory.
 Impulse Laboratory.
 Power Frequency Laboratory.
 Vibration Laboratory.

Regional Testing Laboratory, Kolkata


 Transformer Oil Testing Laboratory.

Regional Testing Laboratory, Guwahati


 Transformer Oil Testing Laboratory.

Units and their activities


Central Research and Testing Laboratory (CRTL),
Bangalore

 Centre for Collaborative and Advanced Research


(CCAR)
This division was established in 2006 with a view to promote advanced research,
which will benefit the power sector with advanced technologies.

The main objectives of the centre are to:

 Provide infrastructure for professionals to carry out research in power


development.
 Create a conducive environment for collaborative research between R&D
institutions, industry and academia.
 Execute projects based on multi - disciplinary expertise from different
institutions.
 Disseminate expertise through a continuing education initiative and an
advanced degree programme.
 Increase interaction globally among research organizations and groups.

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 Diagnostics, Cables and Capacitors Division


This division has facilities for carrying out R&D work and also for testing and
evaluation of all types of capacitors, cables, cable accessories, motor and
transformer insulation, and for partial discharge measurement of HV equipment as
per the relevant national and international standards. Expertise is also available for
diagnostic, RLA and LE (life extension) studies on electrical equipment and for
detailed investigations of specific research and developmental problems in these
areas.

The division has the following laboratories:

 Cables laboratory.
 Power capacitors laboratory.
 Diagnostics laboratory.
 Flame retardant low smoke testing laboratory.
 Heat run laboratory.
 Insulation laboratory.

 Dielectric Materials Division


This division has comprehensive testing and evaluation facilities on insulating
materials and systems. The insulating materials are evaluated and tested for
electrical, mechanical, physical and electro-chemical thermal properties. This
division undertakes consultancy work and sponsored projects for different power
utilities and industries. This division is involved in R&D of polymeric insulators for
electric equipment. 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 division 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. This division has transferred the technology of transformer oil
reclamation to state electricity boards, manufacturers and entrepreneurs. The
liquid dielectric lab has developed new techniques for dissolved gas analysis.

This division has the following laboratories:

 Liquid dielectrics laboratory.


 Polymer laboratory.
 Lubricating oil laboratory.

 Distribution Systems Division (DSD)


With state-of-the-art facilities and software tools, the Distribution System Division
of CPRI has been rendering consultancy services in finding solutions to various
problems faced by the electricity utilities and industries in the area of power
distribution.

The division has been rendering consultancy to the Electricity Regulatory


Commission in estimation of losses in distribution to enable them to finalize a tariff
structure. Besides, CPRI has been functioning as advisor cum consultant in the
states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala under the Accelerated Power
Development & Reforms Programme (APDRP) of the Government of India during

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the past six years. The activities of the RGGVY and R-APDRP related works at CPRI
are being coordinated by the Distribution System Division. Consultancy
assignments, related SCADA and distribution reforms are taken up by this division.

 Electrical Appliances Technology Division


The important activities of this division include performance testing and
certification on low-voltage equipment like switches, bulbs and heaters.

The laboratories operating under this division are:

 Domestic electrical appliances laboratory.


 Ingress protection laboratory.
 Battery testing laboratory.
 Illumination laboratory.
 Fan testing laboratory.
 Flame - proof testing laboratory.
 Rotating machine testing laboratory.
 Refrigerator and air conditioner testing laboratory (established under the
standards and labelling programme of Bureau of Energy Efficiency).

 Earthquake Engineering and Vibration Research


Centre
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
in checking the design adequacy of structures/bridges and models for seismic
qualification.

 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division


This division studies and investigates problems pertaining to the energy audit,
energy conservation and field engineering services of power plants. This is a virtual
division created with experts drawn from various disciplines within CPRI. This
division also provides interdisciplinary field study packages to thermal power
stations and process industries on remaining life estimation, renovation,
modernisation, and up gradation and life extension of components, sub-systems
and plants. This division has been accredited by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
and PCRA for conducting energy audit in power plants and other industries.

The laboratory has facilities for testing and certification of:

 Solar photovoltaic lantern.


 Compact florescent lamps and LEDs.
 Solar home lighting and street controllers.

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 High Voltage Division


This division has facilities for testing and certification of high voltage electrical
equipment and for performance, evaluation and investigation of R&D problems in
the area of HV & EHV transmission of electric power.

The following laboratories operate under this division:

 High voltage laboratory.


 Pollution laboratory.
 Impulse current laboratory.

 High Power Laboratory


This laboratory provides facilities for development, testing and certification of EHV
circuit breakers, power transformers, current transformers, isolators, line (wave)
traps, reactors, insulator strings, etc., for performance evaluation under short
circuit and other switching conditions.

The facilities available under 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
This division has facilities for research and development of electronic
instrumentation for power systems.

The following laboratories operate under this division:

 Laser and fibre optics laboratory.


 Microprocessor based instrumentation laboratory.
 Calibration laboratory.
 Energy meter testing laboratory.
The division has established a mobile laboratory for calibration of energy meters at
site and for helping Central Electricity Regulators Commission, Delhi Electricity
Regulatory Commission, etc.

 Materials Technology Division


This division has different laboratories for testing 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.

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 Analytical facilities.
 Power station technology and field engineering application laboratory.
 Wear & erosion and mechanical test facilities.
 Fuel analysis and combustion research laboratory.
 Remaining life assessment and renovation & modernization laboratory.
 Industrial solid waste utilization centre.

 Mechanical Engineering Division


This division is engaged in the study of mechanical engineering problems in the
transmission systems so as to achieve economy and reliability and also to offer
solutions to the problems experienced by the electrical utilities. Design and
consultancy services for evolving optimized tower design are also undertaken by
the Design Cell. In addition, this division has laboratories to conduct R&D work and
also to provide testing 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.


 Model tower testing laboratory.
 Structural materials testing laboratory.
 Tower foundation testing centre.
 Vibration laboratory.
 Wake simulation laboratory.

 Power Systems Division


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 the mathematical and physical models.

The division has the following facilities:

 Power System Simulation centre with High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)
simulator and Transient Network Analyser (TNA).
 Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS).
 Relay testing laboratory.

 Short Circuit Laboratory


This laboratory has facilities to undertake testing, certification and development of
LT switchgear fuse gear and power system apparatus. Applied research is also
undertaken to lend a helping hand in the development of indigenous products.

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 Training and HRD


The training and HRD division is headed by the Joint Director who identifies the
training needs of CPRI, and the staff are regulary deputed for undergoing specific
training programmes organized in-house as well as outside agencies.

The division also co-ordinates the training needs of personal working in state
power sector utilities.

The experts from CPRI imparts both theotrical and practical training for personal of
utilities during the training programme organized by the division.

 Utility Automation Research Center


This division is the backbone of all information technology activities at CPRI, which
cater to both software and hardware needs of the organisation. The division is built
with state-of-the-art dedicated servers, which run on various platforms like Sun
Solaris, SCO Unix, Linux and Windows. The division also maintains NAS storage
devices and takes care of the LAN built with a fiber optic backbone and the
Internet services. This division has also established a state-of-the-art
communication protocol laboratory, which is unique in this part of the world, with
the facility to test the energy meter and substantial communication equipment as
per the IEC / MODBUS / DNP protocol standards. The laboratory also offers
consultancy on automation related to substations, distribution automation, SCADA
etc. to all major utilities in the country.

Switchgear Testing and Development Station, Bhopal


The laboratory provides facilities for testing 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 testing station is a special facility, which enables
testing and certification of LT and HV switchgear, in addition to the 1500 MVA
short circuit alternator and energy meter testing laboratory. Transformer oil testing
laboratory to conduct in-service oil testing.

Regional Testing Laboratory, Noida


The important facilities under this unit are cables testing up to 33 kV, a high
voltage laboratory for testing insulators and transformers and a transformer oil
testing laboratory. New facilities for testing of energy meters and diagnostic
testing facilities of power equipment have been created at the new centre.

Thermal Research Centre, Nagpur


This centre situated near Koradi Thermal Power Station, Koradi is mainly intended
for taking up R&D work pertaining to thermal power stations. The centre is also
equipped to 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 gassification, slurry fuels, life estimation
of thermal power plant components, renovation & modernisation 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 twenty thermal power stations.

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Ultra High Voltage Research Laboratory (UHVRL),


Hyderabad
This laboratory has the necessary infrastructure to simulate actual operating
voltage conditions on an experimental line in the range of 220 kV to 1200 kV, 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 electrical
manufacturers for their investigatory and commercial tests of equipment rated up
to 1200 kV class. This is a unique facility in this part of the world.

Regional Testing Laboratory, Kolkata


This was set up with a view to cater to the testing, certification and evaluation
needs of the electrical power equipment manufacturing industries, utilities and
consumers in the eastern region. The laboratory is equipped with facilities to carry
out testing of insulating oils in power transformers as per IS 1866-2000. 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 the test facilities like High Performance Liquid
Chromatography (HPLC) to evaluate Furfural content (Furan Content), which is an
important diagnostic tool for assessing the condition of solid insulation in power
transformers. The facility is also being used for assessing the inhibitor level in the
transformer oil.

Regional Testing Laboratory, Guwahati


This laboratory has a transformer oil testing facility as per IS 1866-2000 and
dissolved gas analysis of transformer oil in power transformers is also available at
Regional Testing Laboratory, Guwahati for internal assessment of condition of
transformers for the benefit of power utilities of the North Eastern region.

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Research and Development

This section provides information on:

 The in-house research projects.


 The Research Scheme on Power (RSoP) projects.
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The institute takes up research and development programmes keeping abreast


with the latest technological developments in the areas of generation, transmission
and distribution of power. CPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well
as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in power /
electricity, including reliability, efficiency, safety and environment.

CPRI also provides technology to drive research and development, undertakes


research in emerging technologies. CPRI scientists and engineers represent in
formulating national and international standards.

The research and development projects undertaken are of two types:

 In-house research projects.


 Research scheme on power.

In-house research projects


These projects are undertaken to develop the technology and expertise to serve
the power sector. These projects are planned keeping in mind the needs of power
industry as well as the utilities. The projects proposed by scientists and engineers
are approved by committee on research chaired by Member Planning, Central
Electricity Authority.

During this year (2010-2011) twenty projects were under investigation and five
projects were completed.

Ongoing In-house research projects

 Assessment and mapping of corrosion in boiler tube


components
Objective:

To design and develop a crawling system with specific contour attachments and to
identify the critical factors affecting the service life of the boiler water wall tubes.

Progress:

The development of reference tubes for the calibration of equipment has been
completed. The generation of phase valve readings with respect to the waveform
signal response for the calculation of tube water thickness is being undertaken.

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 Design & development & fabrication of co-axial shunt


for measurement of short circuit currents up to 200
kA r.m.s of one second
Objective:

To develop a co - axial shunt for the measurement of short circuit currents up to


200 kA rms for 1 second.

Progress:

The design and development of a co - axial shunt for measurement of short circuit
currents up to 200 kA rms for 1 second were undertaken to meet the needs of
testing at STDS, Bhopal. The design and development of co-axial shunts for short
circuit currents up to 200 kA (rms) for one second were taken up. A few world
leaders like M/s CESI, Italy and M/s Hafely Test AG, Switzerland have such design
and manufacturing capability. For indigenous development of a shunt, this project
was initiated; the preliminary investigations on design have been completed and
the fabrication of the shunt is in progress.

 Seismic qualification of transformers


Objective:

To create awareness among engineers about the risk involved in qualifying the
substation equipment for seismic loads.

Progress:

The modeling of a cylindrical post insulator of 420 kV using the finite element
method has been completed. A bushing current transformer and potential
transformer were tested using a tri - axial shaker for seismic qualification. The
transformer bushing was modeled and analysis of the porcelain insulator and
bushing was taken up.

 Development of tracking wheel test facility &


evaluation of polymeric insulators
Objective:

To develop tracking wheel test facility to evaluate the polymeric insulators.

Progress:

The design of IEC 62217 "Tracking Wheel Test" equipment has been completed.
Preliminary tests on the tracking and erosion of silicone rubber with and without
UV radiation have been completed.

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 Study of GPS synchronized end-to-end testing of


distance protection scheme and evolving field test
methodology
Objective:

To verify the complete functionality of the communication aided scheme.

Progress:

The performance of a PC controlled protective relay test system with a GPS


receiver / antenna was studied. The installation and commissioning of the relay
test system was completed. A five-day training program was arranged on PC
controlled protective relay test system", for imparting training to personnel
involved. The end-to-end testing of distance protection relays at Hoody-
Nelamangala 400 kV substation and Hoody-HAL 220 kV substation was completed.

 White LED technology assessment


Objective:

To take up the technology assessment of the LED lighting scheme.

Progress:

The literature survey on the LED technology has been completed and a few, locally
available LED lamp fixtures have been evaluated. The LED modules for auto
corridor/street light controllers have been developed. Representative LED
lamp/fixture assemblies have been evaluated for illumination and luminaries/lux
requirements. A layout for installation of different types of LED has been made.

 Polymer composite sections for compact transmission


line towers
Objective:

To develop next generation, high voltage transmission line tower/cross arm with
composite materials and evaluate its techno - economic advantages.

Progress:

The preliminary design and evaluation of the cross arm have been completed for
different voltages and wind speeds. The design software has been installed and the
preliminary work on design has been completed. The mechanical and electrical
parameters of the polyester resin -glass reinforced material for the cross arm were
evaluated. Based on a typical 220 kV tower, the cross arm was designed and
fabricated using epoxy and glass fiber material and mechanical performance tests
were carried out.

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 Study of smart grids and impact of renewable


integration.
Objective:

To establish a pilot smart grid at CPRI by installing smart meters, sensors, etc.; to
create a real time, digital gateway for monitoring electricity usage and to
participate in the energy efficiency programme.

Progress:

Simulation studies on the impact of renewable integration on 11 kV distribution


feeders are under progress. Laboratories have been identified for the
implementation of this project. Discussions on Identifying features of the present
day smart meters extensive literature survey with Indian and international
manufacturers has been completed and necessary equipment required for the
project are being procured. Two technical papers on Smart Grid were presented at
national conferences.

 Development of miniature specimen test techniques


and advanced NDE approach for damage assessment
of in-service high temperature power plant
components
Objective:

To evolve the methodology for extraction of a miniature specimen from the thick
sections of a plant component and development of a small punch test device for
the evaluation of mechanical and creep properties using the small punch test.

Progress:

The development of the small punch test method has been completed. Specimens
from new and in-service boilers and turbine components like 1- Cr- Mo steel and
-Cr 1- Mo steel (Cr: Chromium, Mo: Molybdenum) have been collected and are
under evaluation and standardization. The creep test equipment was upgraded and
it is being used for material evaluation. The evaluation of material properties using
the positron annihilation method is in progress. The design of miniature specimen
extraction device is in progress.

 Design and testing of HV electrode for EHV/UHV


system equipment
Objective:

To design high voltage electrodes and corona rings and to analyze electric fields;
to complement the design through optimization and validation of the substation
bus post insulator and transmission line insulator string configurations.

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Progress:

The software tools have been identified and are being procured along with the 3D
electric field software and workstation.

Collection of data on the line hardware and equipment/electrode systems for the
765 kV transmission systems is in progress.

 Design, development and validation of test suites for


IEC 62056 (DLMS/COSEM) compliant energy meters
Objective:

To custom design, develop and install an energy meter supporting the IEC 62056
protocol with communication interface and to study the performance system.

Progress:

The protocol stack for the server stack and client stack has been identified and
hardware procurement is in progress.

 Development of high performance polymeric


components based on PEEK & PC for power sector
applications
Objective:

To develop polymer composites for insulators, supporting insulators and structural


parts of power equipment, using PEEK, poly carbonates and polyurethanes.

Progress:

A torque rheometer was identified and it is being procured. Samples of PEEK


offered by several vendors were evaluated for chemical and electrical
characteristics and the best material was identified and procured for the fabrication
of laboratory samples. The technological issues concerning development of
electrical components based on PEEK were discussed with experts from the
industry and the background work for taking up the fabrication of samples has

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been completed. A sample of the polycarbonate insulator was fabricated and


evaluated for tracking and erosion resistance. A sample wire from PEEK has been
extruded and its evaluation is in progress.

 Conversion of transformer heat losses into useful


electrical energy
Objective:

To design and fabricate a heat pipe to tap the heat energy from the transformer
core and to carry out trials on an actual transformer.

Progress:

Extensive literature survey on the subject has been completed and the study of the
theoretical background of a heat pipe is in progress. Design of a heat pipe to tap
energy from the condenser and fabrication of the heat pipe are in progress.

 Development of high resolution impulse recorder for


high impulse voltage and current measurements
Objective:

To fabricate a high resolution impulse recording system for high voltage impulse
and current measurements comprising four independent channels with a sampling
rate of 200 M Sa/sec 12 - bit resolution digital recording, with an embedded
controller for data acquisition, storage and processing.

Progress:

The hardware specifications were prepared as per the requirement of IEC and the
required hardware / software was identified. The integration of the data acquisition
system is in progress. Analyzing tools like the fast fourier transform, difference
function and transfer function have been incorporated into the system design and
features like user friendliness, graphical user interface for operation and test report
generation have been added.

 Technology for design and development


engineering of HTS power apparatus HTS transformer
and superconducting fault current limiter
Objective:

To design, develop and evaluate a HTS fault current limiter prototype 11kV /
100kVA HTS transformer.

Progress:

A literature survey of available technologies on high temperature superconducting


transformers and fault current limiters was carried out and a status report is under
preparation. A comparative evaluation of software available for the design of HTS
power apparatus was undertaken and suggestions were made to the vendors to
include material characteristics of available superconducting tapes like 1G and 2G
tapes. Networking of specialists in superconductivity, cryogenics, HTS power

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apparatus and related areas has been undertaken. A roadmap for development of
superconducting fault current limiter has been finalized by the core group of the
project.

Completed In-house research projects

 Polymer-ceramic composites with high dielectric


constant for electrical applications
Objective:

To process polymer ceramic composites with high dielectric constant.

Progress:

High dielectric constant calcium copper titanate CaCu3Ti4O12 (CCTO) has been
developed by microwave processing. The developed ceramic material has been
systematically characterized for its structure and morphology using X-ray powder
diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy
and dielectric measurements. Polymer composites with CCTO were prepared and
properties studied for capacitor applications.

 Study on integration issues of a multi-in feed HVDC


system into one AC system
Objective:

To study the parametric sensitivity on commutation failure for a multi-in feed


HVDC system and to arrive at an appropriate CF immunity index.

Progress:

HVDC links, NER-Agra and Balia-Bhiwadi, were chosen for the study of integration
issues that are present in a multi-in feed HVDC system. The Commutation Failure
Immunity Index (CFII), Multi Infeed Interaction Factor (MIIF) and Multi Infeed
Effective Short Circuit Ratio (MIESCR) were studied to estimate the interaction of
the inverters in a multi-in feed HVDC system. The CFII values for three inverters at
Agra, Bhiwadi and Dadri were computed and it was found that among the three
inverters, the Bhiwadi inverter is sensitive to commutation failure. From the MIIF
value, it is found that the interaction between Agra and Bhiwadi inverters is more.

 Development of high strength composite core


material for overhead transmission line conductor
applications
Objective:

To develop methodologies for the synthesis of temperature resistant aluminum and


carbon fiber reinforced aluminum composite material for overhead transmission
application.

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Progress:

The methodology of pultrusion of thin wires has been established. A carbon fiber
reinforced, high temperature cynate ester resin based composite core with 3 mm
diameter was pultruded and used for fabricating a composite core conductor. The
tensile strength of the composite wire is on par with that of a steel core wire.

 Evaluation of gassing characteristics, sulphur levels


and electro-static charging tendencies of transformer
oils
Objective:

To correlate gassing characteristics with sulphur and aromatic content in oil.

Progress:

A gassing tendency experimental apparatus was designed and fabricated. A


number of transformer oil samples were evaluated for gassing tendency. The effect
of composition of liquid dielectrics on gassing tendency was evaluated.

 Power Line Communication (PLC) for power sector


applications (both LV & MV)
Objective:

To evaluate the performance of the existing LV broadband over broadband power


line (BPL) modems to set up a BPL based local area network (LAN) in the CPRI
colony.

Progress:

The system level design and specification for PLC communication components for
broadband were made. The establishment of LAN using PLC for identified houses /
points in the CPRI colony / campus was taken up. The development of a few
applications like meter reading and streetlight control using PLC was
demonstrated.

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Research Scheme on Power (RSoP)


projects
These project proposals are invited from academia, power utilities, industries as
well as research institutes. The proposals are approved by an expert committee on
research scheme on power chaired by the Director General, CPRI.

During this year (2010-2011), twenty projects were under investigation and seven
projects were completed.

Ongoing RSoP projects

 Life enhancement of the underwater parts of the


hydro power station
Implementing agency: SJVNL, Shimla.

Objective:

To carry out studies to enhance the life of the underwater parts of the hydro power
station, which are affected by silt erosion.

Progress:

The modification of the silt erosion test chamber for circumventing the problem of
overflow of water has been undertaken and a tubular heat exchanger onside the
slurry has been made, along with tower type cooling. The design and fabrication of
a new carbide lined sample holder for the silt erosion test rig was completed. The
silt erosion resistance of the base stainless steel (16/4 grade), clad, high velocity
oxygen fuel coated samples were carried out at 30, 45, 60 and 75 degree impact
angles, at 30 m/s, using a modified test setup. Three varieties of coating samples
(WC_Co-Cr3C2/NiCr and Ni Cr B Si) were prepared and the silt erosion resistance
was evaluated.

 Feasibility study on Midget Transformers in 11


kV/433 V network I PHASE
Implementing agency: TNEB, Chennai.

Objective:

To conduct a computer simulation study and evolve the specification for Midget
transformers.

Progress:

The simulation of midget transformers has been completed and the results were
analyzed with reference to design, safety and certain manufacturing aspects of the
Midget transformer.

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 Performance analysis and trading of wind power


generation in an emerging power system
Implementing agency: IIT, Kanpur.

Objective:

To develop a suitable model of wind generators for simulation and performance


analysis, and also to explore a new slip power recovery scheme with series line
compensation.

Progress:

A mathematical model was developed along with a SIMULINK model in Matrix


Laboratory (MATLAB) to study the performance of the wind power generation
system. A new slip power recovery scheme was analyzed for improving the
dynamic performance. The proposed scheme is being compared with the
conventional DFIG scheme. A new slip power recovery scheme has been developed
and its performance is being investigated.

 Development of appropriate algorithms for efficient


management of energy control centers
Implementing agency: DayanandSagar College of Engineering, Bangalore.

Objective:

To provide uninterrupted quality power to customers.To ensure the efficient


operation of substations by enabling fast decisions on disconnection and
reconnection; to conserve energy through demand side management and
distribution automation.

Progress:

A mathematical model for load flow analysis was developed and an algorithm
based on the mathematical model has been worked out.

 Stabilization of AC/DC network with a Unified Power


Flow Controller (UPFC)
Implementing agency: Banaras Hindu University-IT, Varanasi.

Objective:

To study and develop load models for different power components in distribution
systems and to study the impact of load models on power quality.

Progress:

A real life mathematical model of UPFC looking into the discrete time operation
along with all associated controls and firing circuits were conducted.

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 Optimal placement of sectionalizing switches and


distributed generation resources for improving the
service reliability in the power distribution system
Implementing agency: IIT, Roorkee.

Objective:

Development of an optimal placement strategy for sectionalizing switches and


distributed generation (DG) resources, for improving the service reliability in a high
voltage, balanced radial power distribution system.

Progress:

The framework for the standard distribution system load flow, incorporating
distributed generation using a backward/forward technique, was completed. The
development of an interval load flow distribution system with DG continued. Work
on sensitivity analysis has been initiated. The work is in progress.

 Condition monitoring of generators in power stations


using the on-line partial discharge measurements and
off-line Tan Delta measurements
Implementing agency: TNEB, Chennai.

Objective:

To formulate methods of test and fault diagnosis of the power station generators
use.

a) On line PD measurements.

b) Condition assessment of the stator winding insulation using the capacitance and
Tan Delta measurements.

Progress:

The specification for procurement of the devices has been prepared. Product
catalogues of various manufacturers for on-line PD monitoring devices and Tan
Delta measurements for generators were obtained and studied.

 Analysis of sub synchronous resonance and design of


controllers for Ramagundam Kadapa TCSC
Implementing agency: Vel Tech College, Chennai.

Objective:

To develop and validate accurate modeling of Thyristor Controlled Series


Compensation (TCSC) for Sub Synchronous Resonance (SSR) studies, to carry
out damping torque, Eigen value analysis and detailed transient simulation for
various operating conditions.

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Progress:

Mi-power software has been procured and analytical studies have been conducted.
From this analysis, it is inferred that a TCSC device can be preferably located near
the load centre (Kadapa) for conducting Sub Synchronous Resonance (SSR)
observation.

 Evaluation of efficacy and long term performance of


locally available clay of Kerala as an encasement in
earthing systems in high soil resistivity areas
Implementing agency: KSEB.

Objective:

To study the chemical characteristics, anticorrosive nature and the long term
stability of different samples of clay, locally available in Kerala, in order to
determine its suitability for use as an encasement of earthing electrodes to reduce
earth resistance and to assess the techno economic feasibility of using the
successful samples in earthing systems.

Progress:

Collected samples of clays from different parts of Kerala. A workshop on power


system grounding practice and also training on measurement of PH and
conductivity of clay samples were attended. An in-house lab facility has been set
up in the research station.

 Design and development of a FPGA based adaptive


distance relay for flexible ac- transmission systems
Implementing agency: Voice Of America (VOA) University, Bhubaneshwar.

Objective:

To develop FPGA/DGP based relaying hardware and the corresponding relay


software for the shunt controlled, STATCOM based transmission lines.

Progress:

A power system model with the facility to vary the system strength, fault location,
type of fault, load flow and direction of load has been developed to simulate all
possible system conditions.

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 Wide area measurement and control for improving


observability and stability of power systems
Implementing agency: IIT, Kanpur.

Objective:

To develop a suitable model of wind generators for simulation and performance


analysis and to explore a new slip power recovery scheme with series line
compensation.

Progress:

Suitable mathematical models of the wind generators with the suitable controllers
(conventional and AI based) have been developed to integrate in the power system
studies.

 Performance evaluation of a new device for electricity


production
Implementing agency: IIT, New Delhi.

Objective:

To evaluate the performance of a machine named as Sohrab capsule station


power device developed for electivity production, by quantifying the mechanical,
electrical and overall efficiency of the device under laboratory conditions.

Progress:

The mechanical, electrical and overall efficiency of the device for electricity
generation have been estimated based on experimental measurements.

Completed RSoP Projects

 Performance of reclaimed oil from power and


distribution transformers
Implementing agency: TNEB, Chennai.

Objective:

To study the performance of reclaimed oil from different power and distribution
transformers of TNEB.

Progress:

Reclamation process is undertaken and standardized. The reclaimed oil samples


were evaluated at CPRI. In all, 25,600 liters of reclaimed oil samples were
despatched for replacement in Villupuram circle of TNEB. Investigations such as
Tan, insulation resistance on transformers and tests on oil have been carried out
on both power and distribution transformers of TNEB. A double reclamation
process was tried in Tirunelveli and Thiruvannamalai reclamation plants. It was
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were carried out on 40,000 liters of oil. The electrical tests on transformers and oil
testing was carried out on 33/11 kV transformers at Ural and Marur.

 Development of an expert system for coupled fields


(structural and thermal) analysis and design
optimization of high speed steam turbine rotor shrink
fit assemblies
Implementing agency: Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

Objective:

To develop an expert system analysis of the coupled fields (structural and thermal)
and to achieve design optimization of the high speed, turbine rotor shrink fit
assemblies.

Progress:

Structural and couple field analyses at extreme temperatures for various ranges of
power and identification of stress ranges at various speeds has been undertaken.
The effect of blades on the stress development on turbine during operation has
been studied. Stresses developed at the root of the blades for various power
ranges have been recorded at various speeds and length of blades. A detailed
modal analysis has been carried out for various power ranges, estimating the
crucial critical speeds and resonant conditions. An analysis of five typical rotors
was carried out and the stresses at the root of blades were estimated. Two
international journal papers were published. ANSYS Parametric Design Language
(APDL) implementation for determining critical speeds of multi sectioned rotors has
been completed.

 Study on online condition monitoring of transformer


bushings
Implementing agency: TNEB, Chennai.

Objective:

To monitor the online loss factor of power transformers in service and carry out the
condition monitoring studies on bushings. The project aims at the establishment of
norms for improving the reliability of power transformers.

Progress:

Online tan delta measuring apparatus was installed and data on tan generated for
power transformer (50 MVA)/110 kV transformer and 145 kV bushings. It is
established that online systems are useful and essential for condition monitoring of
EHV transformer bushing. The study highlights the need for low cost support
systems like remote monitoring units for online monitoring of bushing. A
replacement strategy based on hourly trends/alerts has been established. SCDA
and remote access of bushing health through Tan delta monitoring or a leakage
current is verified and proved useful.

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 Study on furanic compounds in transformer oil


Implementing agency: TNEB, Chennai.

Objective:

To make an in-depth study of Furanic compounds in transformer oil.

Progress:

The literature on furanic compounds in transformer oil has been reviewed and a
status report is under preparation. A research programme implementation plan has
been drawn in consultation with CPRI and it is being executed. Many technical
aspects like the number of transformers to be selected for the study and the
criteria for selection have been finalized and the chemical analysis of oil samples is
in progress. The history of transformers selected and included in the study has
been received from different sub-stations and the data was complied. A total of
170 transformers were evaluated under the programme of work. Dissolved gas
analysis and Furan analysis were completed on the transformers and the results
were analyzed.

 Study on cause of failure of S/S batteries and


evolving condition monitoring technique
Implementing agency: TNEB, Chennai.

Objective:

To study the performance of substation and power station batteries used in TNEB.

Progress:

Single cell charge/discharger units were procured and installed at the different
distribution circles of TNEB. Battery testing was carried out in the Trichy and
Madurai circles. A total of 2584 cells were tested and new condition monitoring
parameters were identified. It is concluded that the float voltage and specific
gravity should not be relied upon totally for identifying the state of health (SOH) of
a battery. It is recommended that humidity and temperature have marked
influence on the life of the battery and hence, new batteries will have to be put
into service at the earliest. It is recommended that each distribution circle be
provided single cell charge/discharge equipment. The chargers shall incorporate
both constant current and constant voltage mode of operation.

 To determine the effective life of ground mat by using


ANTIDOTE technique/ inhibitors, etc.
Implementing agency: PSEB.

Objective:

To study the effective life of ground mats in corrosive and non-corrosive soils by
using antidote technique and inhibitors.

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Progress:

It is observed that in non-corrosive soils, the embedded ground mat serves for
about two to three decades, but, in corrosive soils, the effective life of a ground
mat is very much reduced. Hence, to enhance the life of the ground mat and
ground electrode "Antidote", the technique of inhibitors or other effective means
was adopted. An experimental setup to study the effect of corrosion has been
completed at four, 66 kV substations. Samples of soils from these four substations
were analyzed for different parameters including the soil resistivity. Tests were
also carried out on non-corrosive soil in which mild steel was used. Further,
chemical tests are in progress to understand the correlation between soil
resistance and electrodes. The tests were also repeated on corrosive soils.

 Condition monitoring of transformer signature UHF


sensors and some novel ideas on using fluorescent
technique for characterizing thermally aged
transformer oil.
Implementing agency: IIT, Chennai.

Objective:

To design and develop a UHF sensor for condition monitoring of high voltage
transformers.

Progress:

The amplitude and frequency content of the UHF signal generated due to partial
discharges were analyzed under AC/DC voltages and increase in the intensity of
corona with increase in applied voltage and reduction in input current ripple.

Some of the important conclusions of the study are:

(1) UHF signals are generated due to partial discharges caused by motion of the
conducting particles in the transformer oil under AC and DC.

(2) The UHF amplitude is higher due to the particle movement under negative DC
as compared to positive DC.

(3) The partial discharges are intermittent under the positive DC as compared to
negative DC.

(4) Acoustic emission measurement is only a confirmatory test for the


identification of partial discharges.

(5) Narrow band measurement of the UHF signal generated due to partial
discharge under particle movement at 1 GHz in presence of a barrier leads to
increase in the PD pulses with increase in voltage.

(6) Particle levitation voltage of macroscopic particles under DC is constant


irrespective of the temperature of the transformer oil.

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National Perspective Plan


Research Projects

This section provides information on:

 The development of silt erosion resistant material for turbines of hydro


generators.
 The national effort to develop technology for custom power devices
(STATCOM).
 The development of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) distribution
transformers.
 The development of a prototype of 132 kV optical current transformer for use
in the 132 kV system.
 The development of silt erosion resistant nano-composite coatings.
 The tunneling in water charge zones under high hydro static pressure.
 The development of DVR based voltage source stabilizers for process
Industryindustry.
 The improvement in reliability, safety and long term performance of power and
converter transformers.
 The study on stability & reliability of the power system with large penetration
of wind power.
 The design and development of high temperature Superconducting Fault
Current Limiter (SFCL).
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Introduction
Power sector, being highly technology intensive, Research and Development (R
and D) plays a major role in developmental plans, especially when technology up
gradation is considered for strengthening of power sector. New technologies would
need to be adopted and implemented in a proactive manner to achieve the
objective of optimum utilization of the available resources. In the present scenario
there is an emerging need for R and D in different areas of power engineering.
With the background, the Ministry of Power has constituted a standing committee
on R & D (SCRD). The main objective is to formulate the R & D for power sector
under National Perspective Plan (NPP) for R & D in Indian Power Sector with a
view to create and upgrade the R & D infrastructure and promote and encourage in
the development of equipment for application and power sector. The standing
committee comprising of the Chairman of standing committee is the chairperson
CEA, the member convener is DG, CPRI and the other members are drawn from
CPSUs of MOP (Ministry of Power) and BHEL (Bharath Heavy Electricals Limited).

Under NPP scheme, projects have been initiated during 10th plan and new projects
have been undertaken during 11th plan. 11 projects have been taken up covering
Hydro, transmission, distribution, and renewable energy. Four projects have been
completed so far and seven projects are ongoing. Two patents have been applied.

The organisations involved in carrying out the collaborative R & D projects are:
NML, Jamshedpur, EMCO, Mumbai, CDAC, Trivandrum, BHEL, Hyderabad, ERDA,
Baroda, NHPC, Faridabad, IIT, Rourkee, Crompton Greaves, Mumbai and CPRI. The
funding mechanism is through contribution from project implementing agency and
Ministry of Power. Nodal officers of CPRI are involved actively in accomplishing the
project. CPRI and CEA are the nodal agencies for approval and monitoring of the
projects undertaken by various agencies.

Development of silt erosion resistant


material for turbines of hydro
generators
Project implementing organization: NML, Jamshedpur.

Objective:

To develop material having the following properties in comparison to 13Cr-4Ni


steel.

 Stainless (corrosion) steel with property similar to that of 13 Cr-4Ni steel.


 Improved abrasion and erosion resistance.
 Improved impact toughness values for resistance to impingement erosion by
silts.
 Similar damping capacity for frequency tolerance as the 13Cr-4Ni steel.
 Good cast-ability and good weldability.
 Wear evaluation of candidate materials.

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Progress:

It is well known that 13Cr-4Ni steel has a tempered martensitic structure.


Generally, materials having higher hardness have good erosion resistance. So, to
counter materials loss due to silt impingement, there is a requirement of high
hardness material. Apart from materials loss due to silt particle impingement,
there are reports on cavitation-erosion too. Cavitation erosion takes place due to
explosion of air bubbles on the component surface and that may lead to generation
of high tensile stress and materials removal from the underwater components. To
counter cavitation-erosion, the material must have high co-efficient of work-
hardening.

These 3 new alloys were designed to have 2 phase structures or multi-phase


structures because these structures can have high hardness in combination with
good work hardenability. The castings appear to sound without any visible defects.
After castings into rectangular blocks, those were homogenized in a furnace with
normal atmosphere at 1050-11000C. Time for homogenisation at that temperature
has been decided based on the size of the block. After homogenisation, these were
water cooled. Turnings were taken from the blocks and wet chemical analysis was
carried out to ascertain its actual composition. The evaluation of mechanical and
erosion properties of alloy-7 and alloy-8 were carried out.

Tensile Testing:

Flat specimens were fabricated for tensile tests following the ASTM standard E 8M-
85 from the as heat treated samples. The entire tensile tests were performed with
the help of an Instron (model-8501).

Erosion Testing:

Erosion set-up is made as per ASTM G-32 and Characterization of Heat 2 and Heat
3. The activities concerning (i) Various heat treatment parameters on silt 7 and 8
have been under way to optimize erosive wear property (ii) Slurry erosive wear
studies for benchmarking of 13Cr-4Ni steel has been completed with the set-up of
IIT-Roorkee. Flow Modelling through CFD analysis has been initiated. The
mechanical property of the material was investigated through automated Ball
Independent technique developed at NML.

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Patent Ref: 0384/2011

Application for patent is in process with NML.

Title:

An erosion resistant steel for underwater components of turbine hydro generators


and process for producing the same.

National effort to develop technology


for custom power devices (STATCOM)
 Development of four 500kvar STATCOMs for
application at: IT Park, Trivandrum.
Project implementing organization: C- DAC, Trivandrum.

Objective:

To develop four 500kvar STATCOMs.

Progress:

In this project four 500kvar STATCOMs have been designed, developed and
implemented at IT park, Thiruvananthapuram. Due to single-phase non-linear
loading in IT parks, large amount of currents tend to flow in the neutral, causing
transformer heating and low power factor, malfunctioning of protective relays, poor
utilization of the network and poor voltage regulation etc. The developed STATCOM
has special power circuit configurations and control functions for compensation in
the unbalanced load conditions as well as harmonic compensation.

The project execution has been carried out in two aspects:

S i mulat ion studies


Instantaneous current and voltage control method is selected to compensate the
neutral current and unbalanced current in the site. The control algorithm was
developed and validated by simulating in PSIM software. The control law is
validated with different load combinations.
The priority for compensation also incorporated in this simulation with following
order:

 Neutral current compensation.


 Unbalance compensation.
 Reactive power compensation.
 Harmonic compensation.

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H ard ware de velop ment


 Design of the 500kvar converter module. Testing of power and control module
of the Lab Proto unit - Inverter mode of operation and STATCOM mode of
operation in lab proto model.
 Design and development of power hardware for 4 numbers of 500kvar
STATCOMs. Fabrication and assembly of 4 numbers of 500kvar STATCOMs.
 Validation of control algorithms and apply to the field trial units and test the
performance with typical unbalance load.
 Conducting the field trials with neutral current compensation and reactive
power compensation.

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 Development of technology for custom power devices


(Static compensator STATCOM) and 2.5 MVAR
STATCOM for Bhilai Steel Plant by BHEL
Project implementing organization: BHEL, Hyderabad.

Objective:

To develop technology for custom power devices (Static Compensator STATCOM):


Development of 2.5 MVAR STATCOM for Bhilai Steel Plant by BHEL.

Progress:

The project execution covers development and deployment of Insulated Gate


Biploar Transistor (IGBT) based 2.5 MVAR STATCOM for an electric arc furnace
operating at forging shop of Bhilai Steel Plant. Under this project a 2.5 MVAR IGBT
based STATCOM for compensating voltage flicker, unbalance and harmonics
caused by arc furnace in Bhilai steel plant has been designed, developed and
installed. High power inverter for multi-megawatt capacity and DSP based
Controller for Dynamic VAR compensation has been developed. Power quality
problems associated with arc furnace:

 Voltage flicker.
 Harmonics distortion.
 Unbalanced loading.

Use of STATCOM led to:

 Reduced flicker level.


 Improved Pf at point of common coupling.
 Productivity increase.
 Decrease in specific electrode consumption.
 Decrease in specific energy consumption.
 Load balancing.
 Harmonics compensation.

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The developed STATCOM has been installed and commissioned opposite to BSP
substation 13. The field trials are in progress.

Development of High Temperature


Superconducting (HTS) distribution
transformers
Project implementing organization: EMCO, Mumbai.

Objective:

To design, develop and implement HTS 630kVA transformer for application in


distribution system.

Progress:

Under this project High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) 630kVA distribution


system transformer has been designed, developed and preliminary tests were
conducted. The development of 630kVA HTS transformer includes optimization and
reliability aspects. Calculations on electromagnetic and heat losses in the
transformer have been completed and results are satisfactory. Experiments were
conducted on the conductor for their current carrying capacity. Sub-cooled liquid
nitrogen is being used as an insulation and cooling purpose. Protection related to
short circuits, increases in temperature of operation, reductions of liquid level etc
were considered, while designing. The development covers: (i) development of
Three HV and three LV formers (ii) Fabrication of HV & LV copper terminations (iii)
Winding of three set of HV coils (iv) Copper shield heat exchanger development
and (v) Testing of 3 prototype cryostat with new resin.

The following tests were conducted:

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R outine tests
Measurement of winding resistance phase to phase & phase to neutral, No load
loss and load loss, voltage ratio & polarity check, induced over-voltage withstand
test and separate source voltage withstand tests were conducted.

T esting H T S transfor mer


Tests were carried out to evaluate no load losses and load losses as per IS-2026,
IEC 6076 at 77 K, bath cooled with liquid nitrogen. The results observed were
satisfactory. The test results of over potential test, separate source test, resistance
test and ratio test etc were carried out. The application of HTS technology in power
sector is a step in the direction of reducing CO2 & CDM (Clean Development
Mechanism) emission.

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Patent filed:

The research work carried out is jointly filed patent for A natural convection
cryogenic cooling system for superconductor transformer. No: 2750/MUM/2009.

Field implementation aspects are in progress.

To develop a prototype of 132 kV


optical current transformer for use in
the 132 kV system
Project implementing organization: ERDA, Vadodara.

Objective:

To develop optical current transformer using optical fiber as a sensor medium. It is


a new attempt to develop an optical transformer using Faraday effect. If an optical
fibre carrying a polarized laser beam is wound over the conductor, then there will
be a change in the polarizing angle due to the presence of the parallel magnetic
field. By measuring the change in the angle, the current passing through the
conductor can be obtained.

Progress:

The results of optical current transformer with half cycle current & half second
current is obtained, thus the principle of the OCT based on Faraday effect is
proved. Half second reading is more reliable. Now, signal conditioning to convert
detector signal into equivalent current signal is in progress. Results of optical CT
and that of conventional CT were compared and agreement between the two was
observed to be very good.

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Application of the polarization principle in the field of power system is well known,
and for better understanding the principle in presence of magnetic field number of
experiments has been conducted. The experiments were extended using optical
fibre as a sensor instead of a quartz crystal.

Demonstration of the Faraday principle using quartz rod and laser source is
completed.

Development of silt erosion resistant


nano-composite coatings
Project implementing organization: IIT Roorkee.

Objective:

To develop a nano-composite PVD coating having high yield strength, hardness


and toughness for use in hydro turbine components.

 Study feasibility of coatings for turbine components on samples of 75 X 75 X 6


(dimensions in mm) dimensions with the help of BHEL R&D, Hyderabad.
 Develop a coating profile which will be established by sputtering technique on a
small (3 to 5 inch dimension) hydro turbine blade fabricated as per actual
design and then establish the suitability of the technique for turbine
component coatings.
Progress:

Work of coatings on deposited nano-ceramic thin film W-Zr-N on Si (100) p type


substrate through direct/radio frequency (DC/RF) reactive magnetron sputtering
has been developed. The effect of varying deposition parameters on the structural
properties of W-Zr-N has been investigated through X-ray diffraction (XRD), Field
Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FE-SEM), and Energy Dispersive Spectra
(EDS) etc. With increase the percentage of nitrogen following observations are
seen through different techniques.

X R D anal ysis
XRD analysis of the nano-structured sample shows that the preferred orientation
changes of the film deposited at different temperatures ranging from room
temperature to 600 deg temperature.

E D S anal ysis
 Atomic percentage of nitrogen increases in W-Zr-N compound as increases the
nitrogen percentage.
 More occupation of the octahedral site by the nitrogen as increases the
percentage of nitrogen which reveals the hardness of film increases.

F E - S EM anal ysis
 Thickness of the film is app. 2 micron.
 Topography of 50% N2 film. That shows a very smooth film with very fine
grain structure.

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Tunneling in water charge zones


under high hydro static pressure
Project implementing organization: NHPC, Faridabad.

Objective:

The project involves:

 Studying methods of pre assessment of ground & its treatment.


 Methodology for speedy & safe tunnelling in water charged areas under high
hydrostatic pressure.
The main deliverables are:

 Development of innovative methods for predicting ground ahead of face.


 Systematic & scientific approach of excavation in such type of tunnelling
medium.
 Pre-treatment of anticipated zones and final rock support in water charged
state.
Progress:

Case histories are studied and documented pertaining to Dulhastitunnel, Uri Stage
I, keeping in view the pre-grouting measures undertaken to control water seepage.
Studies in respect of Parbati II & III Tunnel study drilling and Grout intake: (a)
Ground water seepage analysis (b) Development of geological model for the
disturbed zone ahead (c) study of core from radial fan grout holes with emphasis
on fractured zones (d) study and analysis of grout intake with respect to fracture
pattern (e) study of the remedial measure plan with respect to enlargement of
tunnel in first stage (f) study of impact of grouting in mitigation of ingress water
impact to the tunnel (g) Tunnel Seismic Profiling to predict rock conditions and
ground water seepage zones ahead of the face, are in progress.

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Development of DVR based voltage


source stabilizers for process industry
Project implementing organization: C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram, TNEB and CIT-
Coimbatore.

Objective:

To develop DVR based voltage source stabilizers in achieving improvement in


power quality, reduction in harmonic pollution of grid etc and analysis based on
actual site measurements.

The industrial consumers experience the problem of tripping of electric drives in


textile industry and in other industries frequently. This R&D project is proposed to
identify the quality issues, design a Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR) to overcome
the problem and evaluate the end result. A DVR is primarily for use at the
distribution level. The DVR is not manufactured in India. This project has a very
good potential in both industrial and domestic sector. Custom power devices is a
family of power electronics equipments for improving the power quality by
compensation of VAR, harmonics, voltage sags, and voltage swells etc., which
occur in the distribution side of the power system.

Progress:

The design of dynamic voltage restorer has been completed.

System design and assembly

Fabrication and Assembly of the following PCBs:

 DSP-FPGA based controller PCB.


 Feedback and Protection PCB.
 Load current sensing PCB.
 Stack PCB.
 Pre-charge PCB.
 Gate driver PCB.

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 Interface PCB.
 Shunt converter and DVR current PCB.
 Over voltage protection PCB.

Tested the following PCBs:

 DSP-FPGA based controller PCB.


 Feedback and Protection PCB.
 DVR current PCB.
 Gate Driver PCB.
 Over voltage protection PCB.
Field Visit

The project team members visited Jagannathtextile industry at Coimbatore on 20th


July, 2011. A typical drive unit is identified for the installation of DVR.

Experimental set up

 An experimental set up is arranged to check the over voltage protection of the


DVR system and series voltage source inverter stack and shunt voltage source
converter stack.

The developed system is as a composite power quality solution which can provide a
stable, sinusoidal supply voltage at the load terminals. Sufficient amount of voltage
is injected in series in to the load feeder dynamically depending on the
compensation requirement. The above figure shows the block diagram of the
system. It is a combination of a series active filter and DC bus capacitors. The
series active filter operates as Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR). The DVR ensures
sinusoidal/regulated/balanced voltages at the load terminal. If necessary, it is
possible to support the DC bus with another rectifier/converter block such that
there can be a steady state power injection in the series transformer.

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Improvement in reliability, safety and


long term performance of power and
converter transformers
Project implementing organization: CPRI, Bangalore.

Objective:

This investigation aims at complete evaluation of transformer oil with the objective
of understanding the mechanism of copper corrosion due to sulphur in oil. Studies
on copper corrosion mitigation techniques and their efficacy will be investigated for
the benefit of the power utilities of the country. A comparison of transformer oil
samples drawn from healthy power and converter transformers will be used to
benchmark the parameters of transformer oil of in-service transformers. The study
would encompass different constituents of oil including additives, inhibitors, metal
passivator and others which are added for improving the quality and long term
performance of oil. The study would also establish the influence of these
parameters in formation of corrosive and reactive sulphur.

Progress:

The following studies have been completed:

 Simulation of electric field using finite element method to understand the


consequences of using enamel covered copper conductors in place of bare
copper conductors has been studied.
 Partial discharge measurements on paper-oil insulation having high percentage
of Mercaptan sulphur were carried out.
 Effect of moisture on paper insulation and oil in terms of partial discharge
characteristics has been completed. is in progress
 About 150 samples of transformer oil drawn from power transformers in
service were evaluated for mercaptan sulphur content. It was observed to be
less than 1 ppm.
 FDS (Frequency Domain Spectroscopy) and PDC (Polarization and
Depolarization Current) method of analysis has been undertaken for estimation
of moisture and copper sulphide on paper insulation.

A study on stability & reliability of the


power system with large penetration
of wind power
Project implementing organization: CPRI, Bangalore, TNEB and Unvesrity of
Saskatchewan, Canada.

Objective:

 Study the stability and reliability of existing conventional systems namely:


thermal, hydro and nuclear.

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 Study stability and reliability of existing systems with wind.


 Study stability and reliability of systems with high penetration of wind energy.
 Development of new methodology for capacity planning and addition of wind
energy.
 Development of reliability software for utility systems for integration of wind
with grid.
Progress:

Load flow studies for Tamil Nadu system with only conventional generation and
including wind generation is completed. Stability studies for Tamil Nadu with and
without wind generation is completed.

Design and development of high


temperature Superconducting Fault
Current Limiter (SFCL)
Project implementing organization: Crompton Greaves, Mumbai.

Objective:

 Develop 11 kV, 1250 A, 3 phase SFCL.


 Study the complete performance of SFCL with in CG R&D.
 Evaluation of SFCL at an independent laboratory.
The development of SFCL offers great technical advantages. Importantly, this
project would establish a platform for the development of indigenous SFCL
products of higher system voltage and with capacity to handle higher fault
currents.

Progress:

The project is proposed to be executed in two phases.

 Phase 1: Design and development of HTS FCL 440V, 800A, 1-phase.


 Phase 2: Design and development of HTS FCL, 11kV, 1250A, 3-phase.
In Phase 1, SFCL is designed as a prototype, which would generate data for Phase
2.

The various parameters for SFCL design are considered from the experimental
analysis and are as follows:

Parameters Value

Nominal current 800A

Voltage 440V

Fault current 5kA for 3 cycles & 3 kA for 5 cycles

HTS length 21.6 meters

SFCL modules 4 (each will carry 200A, 440V)

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Parameters Value

Modules materials GFRP

Temperature 77 K

In the design of the SFCL, 4 modules are connected in parallel. Each module
carries a current of 200A. In each module the superconducting tapes are
connected in series to achieve the required voltage rating. The tapes are mounted
on GFRP plates. The interconnection of the tapes, for series connection, is achieved
through copper plates. The parallel connection is in-turn achieved through another
set of copper plates. These interconnecting copper plates are connected to the bus
bars through flexible copper braids.

The cryogenic insulation is achieved through a cryostat. The cryostat is a double


walled container. The space between the walls is evacuated and filled with
multilayer thermal insulation to avoid heat transfer. The top flange of the cryostat
is also evacuated. It has openings for bus bars, port for filling of liquid nitrogen
and a vent for nitrogen vapours.

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Evaluation and Certification

This section provides information on:

 The new testing facilities.


 The special tests conducted.
 The different testing activities.
 Evaluation highlights.
 Evaluation of equipment for overseas customers.
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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,
ASTA-Intertek, BIS, STL etc. following ISO17025 in the laboratories. During the
year 2010-2011, a total of 76,451 tests were conducted on 24,939 samples for
5,946 organisations. The revenue realized from testing, certification and
consultancy services rendered during the year increased to 13,971 lakhs as
compared to 9,600 lakhs during the year 2009-2010.

New testing facilities


Conversion of 2500 MVA generator into motor less
system
Conversion of 2500 MVA generator into a motorless system was done at High
Power laboratory, Bangalore.

M/s. Converteam, Belfort, France has supplied two control cubicles for the
generator driving system and generator excitation system. The existing control
cubicles, the generator drive, and the exciter system were removed. The new
cabling and also the power cabling between SFC to the generator stator were
carried out in the months of October to December. The new, motor less system
was commissioned in December, 2010.

Climatic ageing facility for aerial bundled cable


accessories
This was carried out on suspension assemblies, wall supports, anchoring clamps
and samples of insulation piercing connectors, after completing the voltage and
water tightness tests. The resistance of components to sunlight and bad weather-
(humidity, water sprinkling, and hot and cold conditions) can be verified by
performing this test. This test utilizes a xenon arc lamp, which is one of the
sources of radiation specified in the guide UTE C 20-460.

The test comprises six weekly cycles, according to NF C 20-540 and HD 626-2 sub
clause 2.5.1 (a cross-reference cited in NF C 33-041, NF C 33-040 and NF C 33-
020 standards). A separate test chamber is used for the low temperature climate
stress with an appropriate sprinkling device, as permitted in NF C 20-540. The
sprinkling on the front face of all the specimens subjected to this test is achieved
by means of more than one, rain-type spraying nozzle, with a flow rate between
15 l/h and 25 l/h from each nozzle unit. This test facility also can be used for
characterizing polymers used for outdoor applications.

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Expansion of Device Language Message Specification


(DLMS) lab setup
CPRI has set up a protocol laboratory for metering protocol testing, as per IEC
62056 (DLMS/ COSEM). CPRI took the initiative to augment its protocol laboratory,
to cater to the requirements as per ICS. A third-party compliance tool was custom
developed. To commence both development testing and compliance testing of
meters for ICS compliance, the required hardware and software were procured and
the lab facilities was arranged for use. As it was mandatory for the utilities to
procure energy meters as per ICS, for the meters being procured under RAPDRP
funds, CPRI rose to the occasion and set up the metering protocol laboratory,
funded by MoP through PFC. About 225 samples were handled for testing during
the financial year 2010-2011, including development testing and compliance
testing.

Smart Grid
Studies have been conducted on smart grids and various communication
technologies for smart meters.

A test bench was established in CPRI for smart meter communication with a laptop
system. Two smart meters were procured from M/s. Wallaby Metering Systems,
Chennai and the technologies like LAN, PLC, GSM and RF communication were
tested. CPRI has permitted M/s Delta India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore to
install a grid connected solar inverter on the CRTL building, as a part of the RC
project, Study of smart grid & impact of renewable integration. Accordingly, M/s
Delta India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. has installed a 3 kW, grid-tied photovoltaic power
plant on the roof of the CRTL building. The single phase AC output of the
photovoltaic power plant is connected to the grid at the Distribution Systems
Division (DSD). Initial studies have shown that the peak power being generated is
around 2.8 kW and on an average, 4 kWh is pumped into the grid since the date of
installation.

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Mobile diagnostic facility


A "Mobile Diagnostic Facility for Power Plant Specific Equipment for Improving
Performance" has been established under the XI plan capital scheme, with a view
to carry out field measurements to assess the performance of boilers, ESP, coal
mills, etc. The equipment under this facility, such as a multichannel NDT system
and a portable video scope have been extensively used for the inspection of boiler
water wall tubes and Low Temperature ReHeater (LTRH) coils and economizer
tubes respectively. The facility also includes equipment for coal flow and dust load
measurements, and analysis of flue gas. It is envisaged that this diagnostic facility
will not only help to improve the performance of thermal power plants but will also
help to avoid forced outages.

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Evaluation distance relays on RTDS


Established a test setup with distance and differential relays interfaced to the Real
Time Digital Simulator (RTDS).

Studies were carried out by testing the distance relays on RTDS for various
conditions on series compensated lines. The studies will help in arriving at the
most appropriate relay settings and the optimum PT location for which the relay
will perform satisfactorily under varied system conditions.

The setup can be used for carrying out similar studies to evaluate the relay
performance with the addition of new equipment in the power system network.
The setup can be used for demonstrating the usage of RTDS for evaluating
performance or choosing the appropriate method/ scheme of protection for a
specific application. The setup can be used for training the protection engineers.

Short time over current test


 Generates shot circuit current of 3KA & short circuit time of 10ms for direct
(whole current) meters.
 Generates short circuit current of 500A & short circuit time of 5seconds for
current (CT) operated meters.

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Glow wire test


 This test is useful to conduct flammability test for insulating materials, such as,
polycarbonate meter base, cover, terminal cover and terminal block.
 Temperature: 650 degrees for base, cover and terminal cover.
 Temperature: 960 degrees for terminal block.

Special tests conducted


 UHV Research Laboratory, Hyderabad successfully conducted HV tests on the
1200kV single 'V' suspension insulator string comprising 320 kN long rod
silicone composite insulators for the 1200 kV test station, Bina.

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 UHVRL successfully conducted RIV and corona tests on 765 kV power


connectors for M/s. Klemmen Engineering Corporation, Chennai, M/s. Asbesco
(India) Pvt Limited, Kolkata and M/s. Ribe Subcon GmbH, Austria during June,
2010.

 First time test sequence-2 (operational performance capability) on 160 A, 690


Volts 50 HZ on FP isolator was conducted successfully for STL.

Evaluation highlights
 Fatigue/vibration test on a 800kV HVDC Triple tension insulator string and
associated hardware for the upcoming bipoleBiswantChariyali-Agra
transmission line was carried out in the vibration laboratory for the first time in
India with six bundle hexagonal configuration, referred by M/s NKG Insulators,
Japan during July, 2010.

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 A performance test was carried out for the first time in the power capacitors
laboratory on 277 Volts, 3 Phase, 100 Amps, 50/60 Hz and 120 V, 2 Phase,
100 A 50/60 Hz Total Electrical Energy Saver (TE2S), for different load
conditions by simulating different power factors from 0.3 to 0.8. This test
helped in the product development by an Indian manufacturer.
 Digital Automatic Voltage Regulators (DAVR) is used as control devices in
hydro/turbo generators to maintain a constant output voltage by varying the
rotor field current. An elevated temperature test on the DAVR panel was
performed for the first time at the power capacitors lab of CPRI by simulating
the field conditions, including extreme ambient conditions. The test was carried
out at a field temperature of 50C and by energising the DAVR panel for
various operations.
 The 765 kV CT of M/s. Siemens, Aurangabad was short circuit tested in our
laboratory on 11th February, 2011 for the first time in the country, for 40 kA
for 1 sec.
 A 145 kV GIS of M/s. Siemens Ltd., Aurangabad consisting of a disconnector,
three position earth switch, high speed earth switch and a work in progress
earth switch was tested for an induced current switching test and a short time
current withstand test, for the first time in the country.
 One number each of polymeric insulator V string & porcelain insulator V string
of 1200 kV ratings were tested for the 1200 kV national project.
 800 kV DC strings were tested for M/s. BHEL, Jagdishpur.
 A temperature rise test on 23 kA busduct was conducted in the supplementary
test lab. This is the highest rating of busducts tested in the country.

Evaluation Of Equipment For Overseas


Customers:
 415V, 3200 A L.V.Panel Board tested as per latest IEC:61439-1, 2009 and
IEC:61439-2, 2009 for M/s Al ASRY Electric Co., Ltd., Saudi Arabia.
 415 Volts, 6300 Amps, LV Panel Board tested as per the latest IEC:60349-1,
2004 for M/s K.I.K.Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka.
 300 kVA, 33/0.415 kV earthing Transformer tested for M/s Malaysia
Transformer Manufacturing Sdn.Bhd. Malaysia.
 10/12.5 MVA, 33/11kV power transformer tested as per ANSI C.57.12.90 for
M/s Techno Venture, Bangladesh.
 800 kV breakers tested for M/s. Areva, France.
 800 kV CT tested for M/s. Areva, Germany.
 765 kV power connectors tested for M/s. Ribe Subcon GmbH, Austria.

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 220 kV strings tested for M/s. LTL Projects (Pvt), Srilanka for Upper Kotmale
Hydro Power Project, Ceylon Electricity Board. Representatives from M/s. LTL
Projects (Pvt), Srilanka, M/s. Ceylon Electricity Board, M/s. Preformed Line
Products, Thailand, M/s. Kinden Corporation, Japan witnessed the tests.

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Consultancy Activities

This section provides information on:

 The energy audit services.


 The tower design validation.
 The R-APDRP programme.
 The Remaining Life Assessment studies.
 The power system studies.
 The condition monitoring and diagnostic tests.
 The grounding studies.
 The power station related field services.
 The special consultancy activities.
 The national implementation plan on POPs PCBs.
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CPRI has been rendering consultancy services to the state and central power
utilities, industries, regulatory commissions etc. Over the years the consultancy
activities has been increased. The following are some of the important consultancy
services rendered by the institute in various areas during the year under report.

Consultancy is one of the major activities of the institute.

The following are some of the important consultancy services rendered by the
Institute in various areas during the year under report:

Energy audit services


Energy audit services were rendered to the following organisations:

 Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), Mumbai (For MSPGCL,


Tata Trombay and R-Infra Dahanu power plants).
 NHPC for Dhauliganga and Daulasti Hydro station.
 Reliance Industries Ltd., Hazira, Surat.
 NHPC for Omkareswar Hydro station.
 NEEPCO for Agarthala gas plant and Doyang hydro station.
 CPRI successfully completed the countrys first design and development of
Smart Grid Pilot Project for BESCOM.
 Energy audit at North East Electrical Power Corporation (NEEPCO), Arunachal
Pradesh and National Hydro Power Corporation, Testa hydro power plant.
 Energy audit studies at NEEPCO, Arunachal Pradesh.

Tower design validation


 Design checking of 66 kV, 132 kV, 220 kV & 400 kV towers including
foundations for various customers like M/s Aster Teleservices Ltd, Hyderabad,
M/s L&T, Chennai, M/s Kerala State Electricity Board, M/s Kalpataru Power
transmission Ltd, Gandhinagar, M/s Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board,
Raipur, M/s Punjab State Transmission Company Ltd, Patiala, and M/s Utkal
Galvanisers Ltd, Bhubaneswar.

R-APDRP Programme
 CPRI is associated in Third Party Independent Evaluation Agency
Energy Accounting (TPIEA-EA) under R-APDRP of the Ministry of Power,
Government of India, for the state of Karnataka. The order value is Rs.196.00
lakhs and the duration of the project is six years with effect from May 2010.
The job involves extensive field visits to the substations and the consumers on
sample basis, in the project areas identified in the ESCOMs of Karnataka, for
establishment and verification of the baseline data. A hundred project areas
have been identified under the programme.

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 The division successfully completed the prestigious project on Condition


Monitoring of Power Transformers, CTs, CVTs and PTs at 27 different
substations of WBSETCL
 Completed a thermal endurance study for an insulating material identified by
the customer, M/s. Raychem RPG Ltd., Mumbai, as Insulating Sheet (BCIC).

Remaining Life Assessment studies


Stress measurements on rail wheel components
The residual stress measurements on critical regions of the locomotive and wagon
wheels given by Indian Railways were carried out in the laboratory. Based on the
discussions with the officials of M/s. Rail Wheel Factory and also considering the
casting process with different cooling rates at various locations of the wheel, the
measurement locations were optimized. The results indicate that the stress
induced at different measurement locations were in agreement with the theoretical
calculations.

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study on


cooling water intake sump
A CFD study on a cooling water intake sump was undertaken at materials
technology division for an independent power project. The work included the
prediction of vortex formation below the bell mouth of the pumps as well as the
flow profile of water in the sump. Based on this study, the vortex breakers and
flow straighteners were designed and it was recommended that these be
incorporated in the sump. This will ensure vortex free zones below the bell mouth
of the pumps and also uniform distribution of water to all the pumps.

Witnessing of initial capacity test


Witnessing of initial capacity test of 250 MW No.8 was done at M/s KPCL, Raichur
Thermal Power Station.

In this exercise, the design data of the boiler, turbine and generator provided by
BHEL, was used as the basis for witnessing the capacity test. The sets of important
data as compared to design data were monitored in the control room, when the
unit reached the maximum load of 250 MW. During the test, the unit was also
monitored at 60 % and 80% of maximum load of 250 MW, that is, 150 MW and
200 MW, respectively.

Development and evaluation of high strength


concrete
The consultancy work was undertaken for M/s. Nash Industries, Bangalore, who
approached Materials Technology Division (MTD), CPRI, for the development of
concrete in-filled panels for the fabrication of safes, intended to be used for bank
ATMs. The focus of the development work was to improve the resistance of safes
to burglary. The work involved development of a mix design for a high strength
concrete, to suit the client requirements. Sandwich panels comprising of a steel
shell and a concrete core were developed for two categories of safes. The first
category of safe was rated CEN-L, wherein high strength cement concrete to
target strength of 60 MPa was designed and developed. The second category of
the safe was rated CEN-3, where in high strength polymer concrete was
developed. The developed materials were characterized for various properties,
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on the development of the infill panels, prototype safes were developed and
submitted to M/s. Nash Industries, for further evaluation as per the EN standards.

Failure analysis of Re-heater tubes


M/s KPCL, Bellary Thermal Power Station, reported frequent failure of the final
stage re-heater tubes (RH) at the bottom bend regions in 500 MW boiler.

The investigation results indicated that the tubes had experienced high
temperature induced transformation, as evident in the microstructure, with
excessive buildup of oxide scales in the bulging region of the bend tube. During the
field inspection, CPRI has identified 11 more tubes with similar damage. The
characteristic appearance of blister cracking associated with the bulging damage
locations.

On the tube, coupled with the appreciable spheroidization and the thick, ID side
oxide layer, is suggestive of the damage occurrence due to long term
overheating.

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Power System Studies


Sub-Synchronous Resonance (SSR) studies
SSR studies were carried out for the series compensation on two single circuits of
the 765kVTehri - Meerut lines for M/s Siemens. The most common techniques used
to analyze the SSR phenomenon are eigenvalue analysis, transient torque analysis
and frequency scanning. The present investigation of the influence of fixed series
compensation in the transmission lines leading to oscillatory torques and SSR
phenomenon is carried out using the frequency scanning approach using SIMPOW
software.

Dynamic testing of distance protection relay P 546


Dynamic testing was carried out on the Numerical Line Differential cum Distance
Relay MiCOMP546 on RTDS. The system conditions were simulated on RTDS, the
CT/ PT outputs were fed to the relay, and the relay trip signals were fed back to
RTDS through the interfacing modules. Various faults were applied in the simulated
system and the relay response was monitored. Tests are generally carried out for
the fault conditions specified as per CIGRE recommendations.

Testing of 2.5 MVAR STATCOM


BHEL designed a 2.5MVAR STATCOM controller for the Electrical Arc Furnace (EAF)
applications of Bhilai steel plant and approached CPRIpower system division for
performance checking of controller functions before installing it on the field. By
using RTDS, the STATCOM controller was tested in both inductive load and
capacitive load in closed loops. The controller parameters were fine tuned to
achieve the required compensation for the EAF applications.

Soil resistivity measurement


Electrode station of the proposed 2500MW Ballia-Bhiwadi HVDC transmission
system. The scope of the study involved measurement of soil resistivity at the
electrode station of the proposed 500kV, 2500MW HVDC Ballia Bhiwadi
transmission system. The electrode stations are proposed at Palwal, near Bhiwadi,
in Haryana, and at Ajamathgarh, near Ballia, in Uttar Pradesh. Soil resistivity
measurements were carried out at Ajamathgarh using the Wenners four electrode

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method. A regulated, high current DC source of 200V, 100A was used to drive
currents during the measurement.

Protection audit and study of DTL transmission


system
Protection audit and study of DTL transmission system was carried out for M/s
DTL, New Delhi.

This study included review of protection used for transmission lines, transformers
and generators, relay settings of the relays used for the protection of identified
transmission lines, transformers and generating units, checking the health of the
DC system, checking the health of communication links like PLCC and optical
fibres, review of availability/health of the recording instruments like disturbance
recorder, event logger, and of availability/healthiness of the time synchronization
unit, and review of the test reports for assessing the health of the circuit breaker
etc.

125MVA, 220kV/ 33kV transformer charging studies


for M/s. Reliance Infrastructure Ltd., Mumbai
Carried out transformer charging studies, over voltage studies and ferroresonace
studies. All these studies were carried out on EMTP software. Similarly, M/s. RIL
awarded consultancy studies on the 220kV Goregaon and Saki substations.

Measurement of soil resistivity of earth resistance for


Terec+Electrode for M/s. SGI Engineers Pvt., Ltd.,
Bangalore
The objective of the study was to carry out long term, simultaneous measurement
of the resistance of a Terec + compound based earthing system and resistance of
a conventional system with salt and charcoal as back fill materials, to assess the
long-term stability of the Terec + earthing compound. Both the earth electrodes
were commissioned at the CPRI test site and measurements were taken in every
quarter, during the years, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 to cover seasonal
variations. The results indicated that the seasonal variation had less impact on the
pit resistance for the pit with the Terec + earthing compound.

Measurement of earth resistance at Koteshwar hydro


electric project for M/s THDCIL, Tehri
Carried out the measurement grounding resistance of an interconnected grounding
system of the power and switchyard using the fall of potential method of
measurement.

Load flow and stability study for Synchronization of


600 MW thermal units to KPTCL Grid
Udupi Power Corporation Ltd., (UPCL) has set up two600MW thermal power plants
at Udupi district. The first unit was commissioned and has been synchronized. The
second unit is ready for commissioning, but the 400kV line to evacuate power from
both units (I & II) to the grid is still under construction. In this context, CPRI has
studied the technical feasibility of synchronizing the second unit of UPCL for Energy
department, Govt. of Karnataka. The studies comprised load flow study and
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region, including UPCL generation, to assess the impact of tripping of one unit of
UPCL leading to tripping of the other unit.

 Transient simulation studies of 14 MVA and 25 MVA furnace transformers for


M/s. Rourkela Steel Plant, Rourkela.
 Electric field and voltage distribution computation for composite insulators of
220 kV and 400kV class using finite element software was completed and
report was issued for M/s. Aditya Birla Insulators.
 Measurement of switching impulse, lightning impulse residual voltage and
reference voltage for a complete 400kV system arrester was successfully
completed for M/s. CGL, Mumbai.

Condition monitoring and diagnostic


tests
 Pre-commissioning test on 110kV cable for BSNL, Chennai.
 Pre-qualification test on 132kV XLPE cable for M/s. Powertech Global Pvt. Ltd.,
at M/s. Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai, Chattisgarh.
 Condition monitoring tests on power transformers at M/s. North Eastern
Electric Power Corporation Ltd., Ranganadi Hydro Power Electric Plant,
Arunachal Pradesh, North Lakimpur, lower Subansiridistrict, Arunachal
Pradesh.
 Carried out on-line partial discharge test by Acoustic Emission technique on
Station transformer-3 of Stage II of Dr.NarlaTatarao Thermal Power Station-
APGENCO.
 Accuracy testing of current transformers/potential transformers at M/s.
Covanta Sampalpatti, Tamil Nadu.
 Condition monitoring tests on HV equipment at M/s. Indian Oil Corporation
Ltd., Barauni.
 Capacitance and tan delta tests on power transformers at M/s. BRG Energy
Ltd., Hyderabad.
 Pre-qualification test on 110kV cable at Chennai for M/s. EasunReyrolle
Products of India.
 Diagnostic testing of HV equipment at site for M/s. Nuclear Power Corporation,
Kaiga.
 Diagnostic testing of transformers for M/s. APGENCO, NTTPS, Ibrahimpuram,
Vijayawada.
 Condition monitoring tests on transformers, current transformers/potential
transformers / lightning arresters and circuit breakers, Rourkela Steel Plant,
SAIL, Rourkela.
 Condition monitoring tests on transformers, current transformers/potential
transformers at various sub-stations of WBSEB.
 Condition monitoring tests were carried out on motors and transformers at
IOCL, Haldia (West Bengal).
 Condition monitoring tests on HT motors and transformers for IOCL, NRPL,
Mathura, Panipat.
 Condition assessment of steel structure for M/s. BALCO, Korba.

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 Diagnostic tests on 33kV XLPE cable system at M/s. Essar Steels, Jamnagar for
M/s. Polycab Cables Ltd., Bangalore.
 Condition monitoring tests were carried out on power transformers at Nagjhari
Power House, for M/s. KPCL.
 Condition monitoring tests on hydro generators and generator transformers of
NHPC, Loktak Hydro Power Station, Loktak, Manipur, Indira Sagar Hydro Power
Station, NHDC, Narendra Nagar (M.P).
 High voltage test on turbo generator at Kaiga Nuclear Power Corporation,
Kaiga.
 Condition assessment of concrete structure, CPP-II for M/s. BALCO, PP-II,
Korba.
 Condition assessment of civil structures at M/s. NTPC, Ramagundam.

Grounding studies
 Ground mat resistance for Bhavani Project for M/s. Nuclear Power Corporation
of India Ltd., Bhavani.
 The ground resistance measurement was carried out for the interconnected
system of Ground Mats of the power house and switch yard of the BHAVINI
project, Kalpakam.

Power station related field services


 Corrosion mapping of water wall boiler tubes at Unit-2, Rihand TPS, and M/s.
National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd.
 Ultrasonic testing of turbine bearing in Unit-3 for M/s. Koradi Thermal Power
Station, Koradi.
 Remaining Life Assessment study of 500 MW boiler, Unit-2 for M/s. National
Thermal Power Corporation Ltd., Rihand.
 Corrosion mapping of water wall boiler tubes of Unit-3 at Farakka Super
Thermal Power Station, National Thermal Power Corporation has been
completed.
 Remaining Life Assessment of boiler pressure parts of Unit4 (500 MW) for
M/s. National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd., Korba.
 Remaining Life Assessment study of waste heat recovery boiler for M/s.
National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd., Anta.
 Corrosion mapping of boiler tubes and In-situ oxide scale thickness
measurements for boiler tubes at Talcher Thermal Power Station, National
Thermal Power Corporation Ltd.
 Material chemical composition analysis of water wall boiler tube for M/s.
Wardha Power Co. Ltd., Warora.
 Failure analysis of primary super heater coil for M/s. Indian Oil Corporation
Limited, Panipat.

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 Corrosion mapping of boiler tubes of Unit-5 at Talcher Thermal Power Station,


National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd.
 Carried out condition monitoring tests on generator transformer at Rihand
Hydro Power Project, UP JalVidyut Nigam Limited, Pipri, UP.
 Carried out diagnostic test on generator transformer at M/s. KPTCL Nagajhari
Power House for M/s. Shree Abhirami Engineer Works, Chennai.
 Failure analysis of steering arm component for M/s. Volvo, Bangalore.
 Failure analysis of reheater and water wall tubes for M/s. NALCO, Angul.
 In-situ oxide scale measurement and corrosion mapping of boiler tubes of Unit
2 at Muzzafarpur Thermal Power Station, KantiBijleeUtpadan Nigam Ltd.
(KBUNL).
 Corrosion mapping of boiler tubes of Unit-4 and Unit-3 at Talcher TPS, NTPC.
 In-situ Oxide scale measurement and Cold walk down survey for high energy
pipeline system in Unit-1, 500 MW at Rihand Thermal Power Station, NTPC.
 Remaining Life assessment study of 105 MW boiler in Unit-4 of Koradi Thermal
Power Station, Koradi.
 Material mix up survey in Turbine and Generator (TG) Area for M/s. NTPC Ltd.,
Unchahar.
 RLA study of:
 Boiler and auxiliaries of Unit-4 of 200 MW for M/s. NTPC Ltd., Singrauli.
 Reheater outlet header during Annual Overhauling (AOH) work of Unit-6 of
Phase III of M/s. Chattisgarh State Power Generation Co. Ltd. (CSPGCL),
Korba.
 Failure analysis investigations of the components received from M/s. sT-CMS
Electric Co. Pvt. Ltd., Neyveli and M/s. Udupi Thermal Power Station, Udupi.
 Eddy current testing of condenser tubes in Unit-4, Koradi Thermal Power
Station, Koradi.
 Metallography testing of Unit-2 of 4 x 50MW, PH-II for M/s. Chattisgarh State
Power Generation Co. Ltd., Korba (E).
 Remaining Life Assessment study of boiler for M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.,
Panipat.
 Corrosion mapping of boiler tubes of Unit-4 at Badarpur Thermal Power
Station, NTPC.
 Visual inspection of failed boiler tube for M/s. MSPGCL, Khaperkheda.
 A consultancy programme on the assessment of methodology for sampling and
analysis of imported coal in Raichur Thermal Power Station, Raichur.
 Corrosion mapping of boiler tubes of Unit-2 at Badarpur Thermal Power
Station, NTPC.
 Diagnostic testing on hydro generator at Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd.,
KadraandKodisallipower station.
 ELCID test on hydro generator at Unit-6 at NHPC, Salal Power Station, Salal
(J&K).
 Failure analysis of Economiser Lower Bank Tube of Unit-2 BTL for M/s.
Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation Ltd., Khaperkheda.
 Visual inspection of failed boiler Tube for M/s. Maharashtra State Power
Generation Corporation Ltd., Khaperkheda.

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 Metallurgical and chemical analysis of Tube for M/s. Wardha Power Corporation
Ltd., Warora.
 Thermographical survey of electrical equipments for M/s. GMR Energy Limited,
Kakinada.
 Failure analysis of boiler tube (platen water wall and platen super heater) for
Satpura Thermal Power Station, Sarni.
 Hot walk down survey for condition assessment of critical hangers and stress
analysis of power cycle piping at M/s. NTPC Farakka, Unit #3, 210 MW.
 Assessment of methodology of sampling and analysis of imported coal at
Raichur Thermal Power Station, Raichur.
 Stress analysis for high energy pipeline inspection pertaining M/s. NTPC
Ltd., Farakka Thermal Power Station, is under progress.
 The work on microstructural evaluation of boiler tube samples of M/s. NTPC
Ltd., Badarpur Thermal Power Station, New Delhi, is under progress.
 Health assessment of gas turbine rotor blades was conducted for M/s. NTPC
Ltd., Anta.
 Failure analysis of boiler tubes for M/s. NTPC Ltd., Singrauli.
 Failure analysis of H.P. boiler tube of 2 x 125 MW for M/s. Nashik Thermal
Power Station, Nashik.
 Failure analysis of super heater screen tube of Unit-5 (2 Nos.) for M/s. Koradi
Thermal Power Station, Koradi.
 Material mix-up survey in TG Area of Stage-I for M/s. NTPC Ltd., Unchahar.
 Consultancy for assessment of methodology of sampling and analysis of
imported coal at Raichur Thermal Power Station, Raichur.
 Remaining Life Assessment (RLA) of EC-1 Boiler (1 No.) for M/s. Grasim
Industries Ltd., Nagda.
 Remaining Life Assessment (RLA) studies of Boiler for M/s. Grasim Industries
Ltd., Nagda.

Special Consultancy activities


 Electric field and voltage distribution computation for composite insulators of
220 kV and 400 kV class using finite element software was completed and a
report was issued for M/s. Aditya Birla insulators.
 Measurement of the switching impulse, lightning impulse residual voltage and
reference voltage for a complete 400 kV system arrester was successfully
completed for M/s. CGL, Mumbai.
 A consultancy study on optimization of 198kV arrester grading ring for M/s
Electrolytes, Jaipur was completed and a report was submitted during October
2010.
 Consultancy rendered by M/s Reliance, Noida, FEM Analysis of electronic field
and voltage distribution of 400kV silicon rubber composition Insulators, during
January 2011.
 Consultation work on optimization of a grading ring for 765 kV insulators is
under process.
 Performance evaluation of a polymer insulator removed from 500kV Rihand
Dadri transmission line.

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 Performance evaluation of a polymer insulator removed from 220kV double


circuit Hissar-Hissar I/A AC transmission line by Dr N. Vasudev during March
2011.

National Implementation Plan on


POPs PCBs
 The objective of the NIP programme is basically to create a national inventory
on PCBs and PCB contaminated equipment in the country.
 Create an awareness programme on the harmful aspects of PCB
forstakeholders, namely pollution control boards, utilities, industries etc.
 Obtain information on state-of-the-art technologies on disposal of PCBs and
PCB waste in an Environmentally Sound Manner (ESM).
Based on the response, 9837.662 tonnes of pure PCBs and PCB contaminated oil
has been inventoried from 1548 transformers and stockpiles from the utilities and
industries throughout the country.

Many site visits were made namely, to Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), Bhilai
Steel Plant (BSP), State Electricity Boards, State Pollution Control Boards, SAIL
units and the ship breaking yard at Alang, etc.

Over 50 awareness programmes / brain storming sessions on PCBs were


conducted for utilities, industries, pollution control boards and other end users
across the country.

PCB test facilities, GC/ECD/MS, have been established at CPRI, Bangalore and GC-
ECD has been established at RTL (Noida) for testing of PCBs in transformer oil.

The above activity was thoroughly reviewed by many teams from UNIDO; a final
report covering these activities was created and submitted to MoEF and UNIDO.

Based on the data, it is proposed to destroy 1700 tonnes of pure PCBs and 6000
tonnes of PCB contaminated wastes during the demonstration project of fiveyears,
by adopting state-of-the-art non-incineration technologies, as per the guidelines
forenvironmentally sound management (ESM).

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Promotional Activities

This section provides information on:

 The CPRI on internet.


 Participation by CPRI in National and International exhibitions.
 Advertisements released during the year.
 Important persons/foreign delegations visiting CPRI.
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CPRI on internet
Information on the expertise/unique facilities available at the institute for
consultancy and quality assurance testing and certification of power system
equipment in the units at Bangalore, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Noida and Nagpur, is now
accessible for the benefit of power system equipment manufacturers and utilities in
India and abroad at the following address:

Bangalore: www.cpri.in

Hyderabad: uhvac@cprihyderabad.com

Bhopal: ad_cpri@dataone.in

Noida: rtl@cpri.in

Nagpur: trc@cpri.in

Kolkata: rtlk@cpri.in

Guwahati: rtl_g@cpri.in

CPRI participation in National and


International exhibitions
India International Trade Fair 2010
CPRI participated in the India International Trade Fair 2010 held at PragatiMaidan,
New Delhi from 14thto 27thNovember, 2010. The theme of the power pavilion was
Clean and Efficient Power.

The institute had setup a stall in the MoP pavilion and displayed its gamut of
activities, facilities and expertise and showcased its credentials, major test facilities
covering short circuit, ultra high voltage, high voltage, cables and capacitors,
material characterization, expertise in power systems, tower testing, seismic
qualification and other state-of-the-art facilities including the research activities.
The services offered for field testing and diagnostics, third party inspection and
distribution system management were also displayed.

A large number of important dignitaries from MoP, senior officers from CPSUs,
power utilities and industries and general public visited the stall and evinced keen
interest in the activities of CPRI.

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India Electricity 2010


The institute participated in the India Electricity 2010 exhibition held at
PragatiMaidan, New Delhi from 9thto 11thDecember, 2010. The event was
organised by FICCI and the MoP, Government of India.

The exhibition-cum-conference was inaugurated by the Honorable Union Minister of


Power, Shri. Sushil Kumar Shinde, and presided over by Shri. P. Uma Shankar,
Secretary (Power), Govt. of India. The facilities and expertise of CPRI in the areas
of high power short circuit, ultra high voltage, high voltage, seismic qualification,
cables and capacitors testing, testing of solar photovoltaic lighting system and LED
lighting systems, XRD facility and other state-of-the-art research and testing
facilities were displayed in the CPRI stall. The exhibition attracted more than one
hundred exhibitors from all over the country and abroad, and more than five
thousand people visited the exhibition.

There was an overwhelming response from all areas of the power sector, within
the country and abroad. Utility delegations from Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi
Transco, KPTCL, and JSEB-Jharkhand visited the event. Many of the visitors
discussed in detail about the CPRI test facilities and evinced keen interest in the
testing and certification activity of the institute.

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ELASIA 2011
The institute participated in the 4thELASIA, 2011 exhibition (International
Exhibition on Electrical, Power & Lighting) from 7thto 10thJanuary, 2011 at Palace
Grounds, Bangalore.

CPRI displayed its facilities and expertise in the exhibition. Major test facilities
covering high power short circuit, ultra high voltage, high voltage, cables and
capacitors, material characterization, expertise in power systems, tower testing,
seismic qualification, solar photovoltaic testing and other state-of-the-art facilities,
including research activities, were displayed. The services offered for field testing
and diagnostics, consultancy, third party inspection and distribution system
management were also displayed. The CPRI stall had a good response from all
areas of the power sector.

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Energy and Power India (EPI) 2011


This was organized from 11thto 14thFebruary, 2011 at Bangalore International
Exhibition Centre, Bangalore. The exhibition featured the latest electrical products
and lighting, and new and renewable energy products. The exhibition was
inaugurated on 11thFebruary, 2011 by Smt. Shamin Banu, IAS, Additional Chief
Secretary to Department of Energy, Government of Karnataka.

CPRI participated in the event and had displayed its facilities in a stall. Major test
facilities covering short circuit, ultra high voltage, high voltage, cables and
capacitors, material characterization, expertise in power systems, tower testing,
seismic qualification and other state-of-the-art facilities were displayed. The CPRI
research activities and services offered for field testing and diagnostics, third party
inspection and distribution system management were also displayed. The
exhibition witnessed a large number of visitors from various fields of industries and
utilities.

WETEX 2011
The Institute participated in the WETEX 2011 exhibition held at Dubai International
Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE from 8th to 10th March 2011. The participation of
CPRI was under the aegis of the Indian Pavilion. Shri.B.V. Raghavaiah, Additional
Director and Shri. Suhas S. Bagalkotker, Joint Director, were deputed for
participation in exhibition. The exhibition was inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Hamdin
bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, on
8thMarch, 2011. CPRI displayed its facilities and expertise. Mr. H. E. Saeed
Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity & Water
Authority, and other senior officers visited the stall.

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The expertise and facilities of CPRI covering research, testing and certification
services, consultancy, field testing, diagnostic services, expertise in power
systems, customised training programmes and other state-of-the-art facilities were
displayed during the exhibition. The exhibition attracted over five thousand visitors
and the CPRI stall attracted business visitors from across the region.

Advertisements released during the


year
1. Directory of key personnel in power and water resource sectors, 2010 edition published
by CBIP, New Delhi.
2. Special issue of POWER LINE magazine on metering with a half page write-up on the
metering activities.
3. India Power journal published by Council of Power Utilities, New Delhi (1st quarterly
issue).
4. Conference proceedings during the international conference on development of 1200 kV
National Test Station organized by the committee for CIGRE India, an affiliate of CBIP
and National Committee to the International Council on Large Electric System held at
Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi from 29th and 30thSeptember, 2010.
5. ENERTIA magazine published by M/s. Falcon Media, Mumbai (October, November and
December 2010 issues).
6. Conference proceedings during tutorials and 5th International Conference on Power
System Protection and Automation on 6th to 9thDecember, 2010 held at Hotel Hyatt
Regency, New Delhi.
7. Electrical India magazine published by M/s.Chary Publications Pvt Ltd, Mumbai
(November, December, 2010 and January, 2011 issues).
8. Electrical and Power Info magazine published by M/s. Era Fame Media Group, Mumbai
(October November 2010 and February March 2011).
9. Technical Review Middle East magazine published by M/s. Alain Charles Publishing Ltd,
Bangalore (Issue 6, 2010, Issue 1, 2011 and Issue 2, 2011).
10. Conference proceedings during National Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Electrical
Power Engineering (NWET-2011) during 21st 23rd January, 2011 held at Bhubaneswar
and organized by Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar.0.

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Important persons/foreign
delegations visiting CPRI
Many overseas and other important dignitaries visited the institute during the year
2010-11. During the visits,the institute held detailed discussions and showcased its
facilities and expertise. The activity has helped in enhancing the brand equity of
the institute which will lead to generate utilization of facilities and expertise.

The details of the visitors are:

1. Dr. Poojari from BARC, Mumbai, visited MTD Labs from 22ndto 23rdApril, 2010 and gave a
presentation on the effect of Slow Positron Annihilation on engineering materials and its
use in NDT.
2. A Senior Delegation from Powergrid visited CPRI, Bangalore on 26thApril, 2010. The
delegation comprised Prof. P.K. Shetty, Shri FA Vandrevala, Shri. S.C Tripathi, Smt.
Sarita Prasad - Independent Directors of Powergrid and Dr. S.K. Agarwal Executive
Director (R&D), Shri. Bharat Bhushan Executive Director (SR-II), Shri. M.C. Bhatnagar
General Manager (R&D), and Shri. N Shankar Assistant General Manager (HR), Shri
S.B.R. Rao - Manager (R&D). CPRI officers made a detailed presentation on the identified
areas of possible collaboration with PGCIL. A detailed discussion was held with the senior
officers of the institute for further cooperation and utilization of CPRI services by PGCIL.

3. Shri. Anurag Srivastava, Asst. Professor, Mississippi State University, USA visited Power
Systems Division and delivered a lecture on 15thMay, 2010 on Application of real time
modelingand Simulation in power system research at PSD, seminar hall.
4. Mr. Mohamed I. Ankaram, General Manager from AL-ASRY Electric Corporation Ltd.,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia visited station-1 for witnessing a short time current test on LV
panel on 17thMay, 2010.
5. A delegation from CESI, Italy comprising Dr. Eng.AlbertoMarzorati, Area Manager
Energy Division, Sales and Marketing, and Dott.Ing.RobertoPiccin from M/s.CESIS.p.A,
Milano, Italy along with Mr.T.S. Muralidhar, M/s.Unimark, Bangalore visited CPRI on
20thMay, 2010 for reviewing the on-going consultancy project.
6. Mr. Yogendra Singh, AGM, M/s. NTPC Ltd., Talcher TPS visited MTD on 26thMay, 2010
and discussed the RLA activities, especially turbine blades.
7. Mr.HaidYussuf and Mr.JeremaihKinda (M/s Kenya Power &Lightning) visited the institute
on 6thJune, 2010 for witnessing the impulse test on 315kVA distribution transformer.
8. Mr. B.V. Ramanan, AGM, M/s. Falcon Tyres, visited CISWU, MTD, on 10thJune, 2010, for
discussions on establishment of a rice husk ash brick plant at Mysore.
9. Dr. Krishnan Balasubramaniam, professor from IIT Chennai, visited MTD on 24thJune,
2010 and discussed robotics system design and fabrication.
10. Mr.Dirk Reinhold Friedrich Muller from M/s.Underwriters Laboratories, Germany and
Mr.LeeKangsik, Staff Engineer, Conformity assessment services from M/s.Underwriters
Laboratories, Korea visited CPRI on 24thJune, 2010 for discussions on CPRI test facilities
and laboratory visits.

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11. Mr. Mohammed Ali Rawther, Dy. Chief Engineer, Gen. Circle KSEB, Moozhiyar and other
members visited CISWU, MTD on 28thJune, 2010 for discussions on Rectification of
generator foundation works of the hydroelectric power plant, Sabarigiri Hydel Power
Station, Moozhiyar.
12. The IEEMA Executive Council meeting was held at CPRI, Bangalore on 6th July, 2010.
Senior executive council members of IEEMA attended the meeting. A visit to CPRI
laboratories was organised after the meeting and all the members evinced keen interest
in the activities of CPRI.

13. Mr. Craig Diack-Evans, Senior International Business Development Manager - ASTA
Certification from Intertek Testing and Certification, Dubai, Mr. Talban Sohi, Regional
Director from Intertek UK, Mr.Rajesh Saigal, Regional Director - India and Middle East
Asia, Intertek, India along with Mr. Raghunath.G, Operations Manager South/Business
Manager ASTA, Intertek Bangalore visited CPRI on 13thJuly, 2010 for discussions on
Intertek Certification Scheme.
14. Mr. Sanka Wijeratne, Engg. Manager-Design and Sales and Mr. I. Naveen Rozario, Senior
Engineer of M/s KIK Srilanka visited the laboratory to witness a short time current test
on their 415V, 6300A LV Panel board during 14thto 19thJuly, 2010.
15. Mr. MontriChomsin, Regional Sales Manager of M/S Preformed line products Thailand
visited the vibration laboratory on 30thJuly, 2010 regarding spacer damper testing of 400
kV class carried out as per the specification from M/S PGCIL.
16. Mr. Sammy Njoroge (Electrical Plant Engineer) &Mr. Gerald A. Kwedho (Energy
Transmission Engineer, West Kenya) visited the institute on 4thAugust, 2010 for
witnessing the impulse test on a 25kVA distribution transformer.
17. Mr.RajKumar R. Gopal Pillai, Managing Director and Mr.Krishnan P Muthukan from M/s.
Power Quality Enhancement Sdn Bhd, Malaysia visited the institute on 5thand 6thAugust,
2010 for discussions on testing and certification activities and business development with
CPRI.
18. Officials from NETRA (NTPC) visited MTD on 9thAugust, 2010 for discussions on proposals
related to establishment of drop tube furnace and combustion laboratory at NTPC.
19. Dr. Bicky Bhangu, Team Leader, Electrical Systems Advanced Technology Centre, M/s.
Rolls Royce Singapore Pvt Ltd, Singapore and Mr.Srinivas Duvvuri, Director Strategic
Initiatives from M/s. Rolls Royce India Private Ltd, Bangalore visited CPRI on 11thAugust,
2010 for discussions on the areas of possible collaboration with CPRI. A detailed
discussion was held with senior officers of the institute for furthering cooperation and
utilization of CPRI services.
20. Mr. Godwin K Amenuvor and Mr. Edmond Botwie of M/S Electricity Company of Ghana
Ltd. witnessed the testing of the 33 kV D/C Type AC and SS tower at TTS on 12thand
13thAugust, 2010.
21. Mohammad Dahma Bin Ismail, Testing Executive, Ms. Azreena Saadin and Mohammad
Tajudhin Bin Hamat, Senior Engineers, Mohammad Azlan Bin Barsi, Executive from M/s
Malaysia Transformer Manufacturing, Malaysia, Mr.GangadharanSreedharan, Sr.
Engineer from Tenga National Berhad visited the laboratory to conduct and witness a
short circuit test on their 300kVA, 33/0.415kV earthing transformer during 16th to
27thAugust, 2010.

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22. Mr. Wong TeikMeng of Tamco Switchgear for testing of busducts on 3rdand 4thSeptember,
2010.
23. Mr. Christopher Guy Stone, International Testing Expert along with Dr. Sandeep Garg,
Energy Economist, BEE and Mr. Rajeev Ralhan, Manager from M/s. Price Waterhouse
Coopers visited the Institute on 21stSeptember, 2010 and held discussions with CPRI
officers regarding S and L program of BEE.
24. Mr. Cho Young AH from Republic of Korea visited CPRI on 28thto 30thSeptember, 2010 to
witness the tests on ACBs of HPL India Ltd.
25. Mr. Norberto Santiago Elustondo, President and CEO, Mrs. Covadonga Coca, Chief
International Officer from M/s. ZIV, Spain along with Mr.J.G. Kulkarni, Vice President
Power Systems (Asia) from M/s. Crompton Greaves Limited, Mumbai visited CPRI in
28thSeptember, 2010 for discussions with CPRI officers regarding type testing of
numerical relays, communication protocol testing and smart grid.
26. Prof. VVS Rao from IIT Kharagpur, Prof. A.M. Umarji and Prof. KasturiRangan from IISc.
Bangalore, Dr. Datta and Dr. Srinivasan (retired Prof. IISc) visited CPRI in connection
with a training programme on HTS during 29thSeptember, 2010 to 1stOctober, 2010.
27. Mr. Tony W. Duncan, Sr. Engineering Manager, Power Business from M/s. Schneider
Electric, USA along with Mr. Vishnu Nair, Senior Engineer - Design from M/s. Schneider
Electric India Private Limited, Bangalore visited the institute on 5thOctober, 2010 for
discussions regarding testing of LV and MV Switchgear equipment and visited CPRI
facilities.

28. Mr. Paul P. Leufkens President, KEMA-Power test LLC, USA and Mr. B. N. Kishore,
Consultant (Business Development, India), KEMA visited CPRI on 12thOctober, 2010 for
discussions regarding joint cooperation in testing and certification and consultancy
activities and also visited High Power laboratory and High Voltage Divisions of CPRI,
Bangalore.
29. Mr. Hitoshi Ushida of M/s Torishima Manufacturing CO., Ltd. Osaka, Japan visited CPRI,
Bhopal in connection with a short circuit test on a terminal box on 15thOctober, 2010.
30. Mr. Jean Philippe Herpin and Mr. BrunoPiarceTurchet from M/s.Schneider Electric, France
along with Mr. Mahesh P Reganti, Portfolio Manager and other representatives from M/s.
Schneider Electric India Private Limited, Bangalore visited the institute on 19thOctober,
2010 for discussions regarding testing of LV Panels.
31. Mr. Siva BalanTangavelu from Malaysia visited the institute on 3rdand 4thNovember, 2010
for testing on behalf of Multi B SdnBhd, Malaysia.
32. Mr.Jermy Gustafson, Director Clean Energy and Environment, USAID visited the institute
on 16thNovember, 2011 for review of the BESCOM Smart Grid Pilot Project work.
33. Mr. Martin Eiselt, Head of Testing laboratory, MV, M/s. Siemens-Germany and Mrs.
Sujata J. Paranjape, Head of Research and Development, M/s. Siemens Ltd, Thane
visited CPRI, Bangalore on 16thNovember, 2010 for discussions regarding testing of
switchgears and they also visited laboratories of CPRI.

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34. Mr. Martin Eiselt, Head of Testing Laboratory, Medium Voltage, and Siemens AG Berlin,
Germany visited CPRI, Bhopal on 22ndand 23rdNovember, 2010 to see the test facilities
available and to check the feasibility of outsourcing testing requirement.
35. Mr.CalvinWovg, Manager from M/s TAMCO Switchgear (Malaysia) SDN, BHD, Shah Alam,
Selangor, Malaysia visited Bhopal on 22ndand 23rdNovember, 2010 for conducting a
temperature rise test and the test on Sandwich Busduct at CPRI, supplementary test lab.

36. Mrs. Patou-Perraud Stephanie, Busway Offer Technical Manager, Low Voltage from M/s.
Schneider Electric, France and Mr. Ravindra Kulkarni, Lab Manager, Power Business, M/s.
Schneider Electric, Bangalore visited CPRI, Bangalore on 2ndDecember, 2010 for
discussions regarding testing and certification activities and they also visited CPRI
laboratories.
37. Mr. Falchetti Vincenzo, Sales Director, Angelantoni, Italy and Mr. M. Amar Kumar, Area
Manager from M/s. Adams Technologies Private Limited, Bangalore visited CPRI,
Bangalore on 2ndDecember, 2010 for discussions on products related to environmental
simulation.
38. Ir. Thijs Aarten, Member Executive Board, KEMA, Netherlands, Mr. Frank S. Lim, Vice
President, Business Development, Asia Pacific, M/s. KEMA International B.V, USA and Mr.
B. N. Kishore, Consultant, Business Development-India, KEMA, Bangalore visited CPRI,
Bangalore on 12thDecember, 2010 for discussions regarding joint collaboration with CPRI
in research, testing and certification.
39. Dr. Shigeru Yokoyama, Research Advisor, Central Research Institute of Electric Power
Industry, Japan; Mr. Shimokawa Hideo, adviser, The institute of Electrical Installation
Engineers of Japan, and Dr. Nilesh J. Vasa, Professor, Department of Engineering Design,
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras visited CPRI, Bangalore on 21stDecember, 2010
for joint collaboration in research and testing. Thedingnitariesalso visited the CPRI
laboratories.
40. Mr. Nicolas Bigot, M/s. Schneider Electric, France and Mr. Nanda Kishore Pamidi,
Technical Consultant-Verification, M/s. Schneider Electric, Power Business, Bangalore
visited CPRI, Bangalore on 23rdDecember, 2010 for discussions regarding testing and
certification activities and they also visited laboratories of CPRI.
41. Dr. Kunigal Shivakumar of North Carolina A & T State University-USA, along with other
officials of NCAT, visited CPRI on 6thJanuary, 2011 and held discussions with CPRI
officers on the Application of Polymer Composite Materials in the power sector. Further
discussions were also held on the subject of Compact Transmission Towers.
42. Prof. M.N. Srinivasan, Lamar University, USA visited CPRI on 7th January, 2011 and
delivered a lecture on Picosecond Ultrasonic Techniques for plant components, coatings
and nanostructures at CCAR, CPRI.
43. Dr. Rajiv Varma, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontaria, Canada, conducted
a tutorial on Integration of Wind Energy at CPRI on 10thJanuary 2011. About 30
delegates from CPRI, KPTCL, Power Grid, GE& IISc participated in the tutorial. The
tutorial was useful for research and industry in pursuing the renewable integration with
the grid. Dr. Rajiv Varma delivered a talk on Night time Utilization of Solar PV System for
the benefit of the participants.
44. Mr. Sinan Meric, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Power North America, M/s. Schneider
Electric, USA; Mr. Manan Deb, Technical Consultant Design and Mr. M.Pradeep,
Engineer - Design, M/s. Schneider Electric India Private Limited, Bangalore visited CPRI

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on 11thJanuary, 2011 for discussions regarding testing of LV & MV equipment and they
also visited CPRI laboratories.
45. Mr. Mohammad Azad Rehman, CEO, from M/s Techno Venture Ltd., Dhaka visited
laboratory on 13th January, 2011 for witnessing the short circuit dynamic withstand tests
on 10/12.5MVA transformer as per ANSI C.57.12.90.
46. Ten international trainees from Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Malawi, Mauritius,
Mozambique, Palestine, Uganda, Uzbekistan and Congo, as part of a Study Tour
organised by BIS, visited CPRI, Bangalore on 20thJanuary, 2011. Shri S. K. Sahana,
Director, BIS co-ordinated the visit.
47. Mr. David Laude, Quality Administrator and Manufacturing Engineer, Mr. Nenad Uzelac,
Mr.Gina Butera, Director of Supply Chain, M/s.G.W.Electric Co., Illinois, USA visited
CPRI, Bangalore on 25th January 2011 for discussions regarding Short Circuit testing of
Auto Reclosers and they also visited CPRI laboratories.
48. Mr. Roland Flageollet, Head (R&D), Socomec HPL Pvt. Ltd., attended the national
conference on LT/HT switchgear and control gear on 27th and 28th January, 2011.
49. Dr. Kevin Warr, Senior Energy Technical Expert M/s. Social Impact Assessment visited
CPRI on behalf of USAID.
50. Dr. Sushil Gupta, Sr. Research Fellow, University of South Wales, Australia and Dr.
Richard Henry, Deputy Vice Chancellor UNSW, visited CPRI on 8th February, 2011 and
held discussions on research projects in the area of blended coal firing and fly ash
technologies with Dr. S. Seetharamu, AD and officers of MTD.
51. Mr. David Jestaz and Ms. Martine Zabner from M/s. EDF, France and Mr. Harmanjit Singh
Nagi, EDF-India Office, New Delhi visited CPRI, Bangalore on 7thFebruary 2011 for
discussions on joint collaboration in Research and Testing activities.
52. Two engineers from EDF, Paris visited our laboratory on 8thFebruary, 2011 in regard to
the testing facilities and possible training to the staff of CPRI.
53. Shri. Markand Bhatt, Group CEO, M/s. Torrent Group, Ahmedabad and Mr. S. Vidyanand,
General Manager, M/s.Tata Consulting Engineers Limited, Bangalore visited CPRI,
Bangalore on 9thFebruary 2011 for discussions regarding In-Plant Training for their plant
operators and technical issues covering Transmission and Distribution.
54. Kazuhiko Hayashi, General Manager, Superconductivity and Energy Technology Group,
M/s. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Osaka Works, Japan, visited CPRI on 9th
February, 2011 and held discussions with Dr. S. Seetharamu, AD and officers of MTD on
HTS power devices.
55. Dr. Masahito Migita, Deputy General Manager - R&D, Mr. Binu Vasudevan, Senior
Manager - Power and Industrial systems group and Mr. Vinod Kumar, Trainee-R&D from
M/s.Hitachi India Ltd, Bangalore visited CPRI, Bangalore on 10th February, 2011 for
discussions on Smart Grid and R-APDRP areas.
56. Mr. Ronald den Heijer, MD, M/s. Sterling Cryogenics BV, The Netherlands, Dr. Tushar
Bhowmick, MD, M/s. Sterling Cryogenics India Pvt., Ltd., New Delhi and Mr. Rajendra Pal
Singh, Sales Manager, M/s. Sterling Cryogenics India Pvt., Ltd., Chennai, visited CPRI on
15thFebruary, 2011 and held discussions with Dr. S. Seetharamu AD, MTD officers, and
JD (R&D) regarding Cryogenic system required for the HTS power devices.
57. Dr. Harry Orton, Chairman ICC, International Conference on the Properties &
Applications of Dielectric Materials (IEEE-ICPADM), visited CPRI from 15th to 18th
February, 2011 and held technical discussions with Dr. S. Seetharamu, AD and officers of
CPRI in connection with the organization of an International Conference on the Properties
& Applications of Dielectric Materials (ICPADM) 2012 to be held in Bangalore during the
middle of 2012.
58. A twenty member, high level international delegation from M/s. Schneider Electric - USA,
France, China, Mr. Ravindra Kulkarni and Mr. Nanda Kishore Pamidi, Technical
Consultant-Verification, M/s. Schneider Electric, Power Business, Bangalore visited CPRI,
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59. Mr. AlHadhrami Luai Mohammeda, Centre Project Director, King Faud University, Riyadh
visited CPRI, Bangalore on 17thFebruary, 2011 for discussions on collaboration in HV,
Power systems, Materials development and corrosion studies. He also expressed interest
in customised training programmes of short durations.
60. Engineers from M/s. Cummins, England visited our laboratory in regard to the generator
facilities on 23rdFebruary, 2011.
61. Officials from M/S G.E.India and M/S G.E. USA visited the vibration laboratory on
28thMarch, 2011 regarding review of activities & facilities available.
62. Mr. Donald Joseph Kasperski, Engineering Technical Leader, Mr. Bruce Clare Busbey,
Consulting Engineer from M/s.General Electric, USA and Mr. Venkateswara Rao Kavala,
M/s.GE India Technology Centre, Bangalore visited CPRI, Bangalore on 28thMarch, 2011
for discussions on collaboration for sub-article testing and full blade testing. They also
visited CPRI laboratories.
63. Ms. Erin Soto, Minister Counselor for International Development, USAID, India, visited
CPRI on 30thMarch, 2011 to review the BESCOM Smart Grid Pilot Project work.
64. M/S Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited, Bangladesh visited the vibration
laboratory.
65. Mr. Okudo Ikechukwu Jude&Mr. OnyiaThank God Ifeanyichukwu of M/S Niger Delta
Power Holding Company of Nigeria witnessed the testing of a 132 kV BB1 tower at TTS
on 7thand 8thApril, 2011.0..

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Training activities

This section provides information on:

 The Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshop/ Training Programmes organised in


CPRI during 2010-2011
 The lectures delivered.
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The power sector had been witnessing phenomenal growth and one of the key
challenges faced is the absorption of technology in all the three spheres of activity
viz. Generation, Transmission, Distribution coupled with this is the paucity of
trained technical manpower and associated skills.

Recognizing this need of the power sector, the institute has drawn up training
programmes for

 Upgrading the manpower skill of its own employees.


 Training and up gradation of technical skills of personnel from utilities /
industries.
CPRI is continually setting new standards in training and continuing education from
basic theoretical information to practical hands-on electrical equipment training.
CPRI courses have made a substantial impact on the level of training and
education to Indias electricity utilities, manufacturing companies, transmission and
distribution companies. By upgrading the occupational skills of technical workers,
CPRI training courses have improved the career path of many electrical personnel,
as well as contributed to an improvement in electricity efficiency, plant
productivity, electrical system reliability and overall competitiveness of Indian
industry.

The year 2010-11 was eventful with the institute organizing programmes as part of
its objective for information dissemination.

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/
Training Programmes organised by
CPRI during 2010-2011
Sl. Topic Date/Venue
No.
1 Training programme on Energy Meter. 9thJuly, 2010.

2 Training programme on Test Facilities. 6thto 10thSeptember, 2010.

3 Residential training programme on Protective Relays. 13th to 17th, September, 2010.


4 Seminar on NDE Based Condition Assessment of Plant 16thSeptember, 2010.
Components.

5 Training programme on Real Time Digital Simulation of Power 21st to 25thSeptember, 2010.
Systems.

6 BESCOM Smart Grid Pilot Project, Bangalore. Vendors interaction at 27thSeptember, 2010.
CPRI Bangalore.

7 Conference on Vibration and Seismic Testing of Equipment. 21st and 22nd October, 2010.

8 Tutorial on Power System Grounding Practices. 26th and 27th October, 2010.

9 Annual customer meet. 29thOctober, 2010.

10 Training programme on Power Station Coal and Ash. 8th to 12thNovember, 2010.

11 Training programme on Condition Monitoring of Turbines through 11th to 12th November, 2010.
Oil Analysis.
12 Workshop on High Voltage Testing & Measurement Techniques. 11th to 12th November, 2010.

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No.

13 Training programme on Awareness About ISO/IEC 17025 And 12th November, 2010.
Electro-Technical And Thermal Calibration.
14 Conference on Technological Advances for New Power Generating 18th and 19thNovember, 2010.
Units and for Performance Enhancement of Present Plants.

15 Seminar on Latest Trends in Design and Testing of Transmission 22nd and 23rd November, 2010.
Line Components.

16 Seminar on LV Switchgear & Control gear Equipment- The status 23rd and 24th November, 2010.
and Trends.

17 Training programme on Materials Characterization and Engineering 22nd to 25th November, 2010.
for the Power Sector.

18 Conference on 'Power Cables-Cable Tech - 2010'. 25th and 26thNovember, 2010.

19 Workshop on "Vibration and Seismic Testing of Equipment". 2nd and 3rd December, 2010.

20 Training programme on Transformer Oil Testing. 10thDecember, 2010.

21 National conference on "Recent Trends and Technological 13th and 14thDecember, 2010.
Advances in Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting System".

22 Tutorial on High voltage Direct Current(HVDC) Transmission 20th and 21stDecember, 2010.
system.

23 Work-shop on Air Conditioner & Refrigerators Testing - Latest 20th and 21st December, 2010.
Trends and Standards & Labeling.

24 Training programme on protective relays. 27th to 31stDecember, 2010.

25 International workshop on Superconducting Power Devices. 5th to 7thJanuary, 2011.


26 Seminar on RLA studies of Power Plant & Process Industries. 6thJanuary, 2011.

27 Tutorial programme on Reforms and technology Advances in 6th and 7thJanuary, 2011
Power distribution.

28 CPRI Golden Jubilee Conference on Emerging Trends in Power 10th to 12thJanuary, 2011.
Sector Technology.

29 Workshop on Indian Standard for APFC Panels jointly organized by 18thJanuary, 2011.
BIS, CPRI and IEEMA.

30 Training programme on: 19th to 21stJanuary, 2011.


1. Pollution level measurements.
2. Condition monitoring of composite insulator.
3. Lightning arrestors and testing.
4. High voltage testing techniques.

31 National seminar on Latest Trends in LT/HT Switchgear & Control 27th and 28th January, 2011
gear Technology.

32 Training program on Test facilities for unused mineral insulating 27th and 28th January, 2011
oils for transformers and switchgear as per third edition of IEC
60296 / fifth revision of IS 335.

33 Training program on Metering Protocol. 24th and 25thFebruary, 2011

34 Tutorial programme on "Assessment of transformer oil for 24th and 25thFebruary, 2011
continued use in transformer and internal condition of power
transformers as per IS : 1866-2000".

35 Tutorial program on New Mineral Insulating oils for Transformers 3rd and 4thMarch, 2011
as per IS - 335 & IS -12463.

36 Workshop on Remnant Life Assessment (RLA) study of Boilers. 4th and 5th March, 2011
37 Workshop on Energy Meter testing and its challenges. 16th and 17th March, 2011

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No.

38 Tutorial programme on Data Base Supported Condition Monitoring 17th and 18th March, 2011
of Power Transformers.
39 Two day workshop on Substation Design &Maintenance. 23rd and 24th March, 2011

40 Awareness programme on Development of National 6th May, 2010 at RTL, Noida.


Implementation Plan (NIP) on persistent organic Pollutants (POPs-
PCBs) in India.

41 Workshop on International challenges in Smart Grid and 13th to 15th May, 2010 at
Renewable Resources. Organized the one-day tutorial and two-day Infosys, Mysore.
international under the auspices of IEEE Power and Energy Society,
Bangalore.

42 Training on Testing of Electrical Equipment. 9th to 13th August, 2010 at


Chennai.

43 In-house training programme on Administrative and Establishment 3rd to 5th September, 2010.
Rulesfor all employees.

44 Training on Boiler Tube-Failures & Analysis. 5th October, 2010 in the


Conference Hall of M/s. ST-
CMS Electric Company,
Uthangal, Neyveli, Tamil Nadu.

45 Training on Metering Protocol. 29th and 30th December, 2010.

46 Seminar on Condition Monitoring of Sub-station Equipment. 29th March, 2011 at RTL, Noida.

47 Induction level training programme for newly recruited engineers. 17th to 31st August, 2010.
Organised and conducted by KPCL.
48 Residential training programme on Enhancing Distribution System 6th to 8th September, 2010.
Management Skills for BESCOM engineers Batch-I.
49 Residential training programme on Enhancing Distribution System 4th to 6th October, 2010.
Management Skills for BESCOM engineers Batch-II.

50 Residential training programme on Enhancing Distribution System 8th to 10th October, 2010.
Management Skills for BESCOM engineers Batch-III.

51 Residential induction level training programme for junior engineers 22nd November to 22nd
of M/s. Mahatransco, Mumbai. December, 2010.

52 Training programme for Capacity Building of Utilities under 18th to 19th November, 2010.
UNDP/GEF assisted MNRE project along with ABPS.

53 Residential training programme on Enhancing Distribution System 6th to 8th December, 2010.
Management Skills for BESOM engineers-Batch-IV.

54 Residential training programme on Enhancing Distribution System 10th to 12th January, 2011.
Management Skills for BESOM engineers-Batch-V.

55 Residential training programme on Enhancing Distribution System 7th to 9th February, 2011.
Management Skills for BESOM engineers-Batch-VI.

56 Workshop on Information Security Education and Awareness 11th August, 2010.


(ISEA). Organised by CDAC at S.J.Auditorium.

57 In-house training on Administrative and Establishment Rules 3rd to 5th September, 2010.
conducted by Institute of Socio Economic Research and Action, New
Delhi.

58 In-house training on Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970, Labour 22nd and 23rd January, 2011 at
Laws and Domestic Enquiry, Disciplinary Action and Discipline. S.J Auditorium, Bangalore.

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Training of CPRI staff


The officers and staff of CPRI were deputed to various training programmes to
acquire the latest skill and knowledge so as to improve their working efficiency.
The details of deputation are listed below:

Sl. Name of the officer Event attended Date/venue


No.

1 Dr.R.S.Shivakumara Conference on Sharing of Inter- 5th April, 2010 at CERC, New


Aradhya, Additional State Transmission losses and Delhi.
Director. charges.

Workshop on Smart grid 13th April, 2010 at PFC Ltd.,


organized by Ministry of Power. New Delhi.

General management training 7th to 18thJune, 2010 at ASCI,


programme. Hyderabad.

(Software for electromagnetic August, 2010 at Bangalore.


design). Organised by M/s.
Cabhom Technical Services,
Bangalore.

2 Shri R.A.Deshpande, Joint Training on Real Time 13th May, 2010 at MATLAB
Director. Workshop Fundamentals. Office, Bangalore.

(Software for electromagnetic August, 2010 at Bangalore.


design) at M/s. Cabhom
Technical Services.

Five-day international 6thto 9thDecember, 2010 at


conference on Power System Hotel Hyatt Regency, New
Protection and Automation. Delhi.
Brainstorming session arranged 28thJanuary, 2011 at
by Naval Science and Vishakhapatnam.
Technological Laboratory
(DRDO).
One-day tutorial on Grid 10thJanuary, 2011.
Integration of Wind Power
System by Dr. Rajiv Verma.

3 Mrs. Sreedevi, Engineering Tutorial on Grid Integration of 10thJanuary, 2011.


Officer Gr.4. Wind Power System by Dr. Rajiv
Verma.

Advanced course organized by 4thto 6thand 8thFebruary, 2011


M/s. Landmark Education at Bangalore.
Breakthrough Technologies Pvt.
Ltd.

4 Shri.S. Shyamsundar, Training on Blue Print for 24thto 25th, September, 2010
Engineering Officer Gr.4. Success organized by Shri Shiv at Hotel Windsor Manor,
Khera. Bangalore.

Conference on Power System 6thto 9thDecember, 2010 at


Protection and Automation. Hotel Hyatt Regency, New
Delhi.

Tutorial on Grid Integration of 10thJanuary, 2011.


Wind Power System by Dr. Rajiv
Verma.
5 Shri P.Kaliappan, Conference on Power System 6thto 9thDecember, 2010 at
Engineering Officer Gr.4. Protection and Automation. Hotel Hyatt Regency, New
Delhi.

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6 Smt. VanishreeSamual, Tutorial on Grid Integration of 10thJanuary, 2011.


Engineering Officer Gr.4. Wind Power System by Dr. Rajiv
Verma.

7 Shri. Training on Power System 14thJune to 25thJune, 2010at


G.Pandian,Engineering Operation & Control. PSTI, Bangalore.
Officer Gr.4.
Training on Blue Print for 23rdto 25thSeptember, 2010 at
Success organized by Shri. Shiv Hotel Windsor Manor
Khera. Bangalore.

Tutorial on Grid Integration of 10thJanuary, 2011.


Wind Power System by Dr. Rajiv
Verma.

Seminar on Electricity 24thto 25thFebruary, 2011 at


Regulation Policy and NTPI, Nagpur.
Commercial Issues.

8 Shri C. Prabhakar, Engg. Tutorial on Grid Integration of 10thJanuary, 2011.


Officer Gr.3. Wind Power System by Dr. Rajiv
Verma.
9 Shri VVSK. Chakravarthy, Training on Real Time 13thMay, 2010 at MATLAB
Engg. Officer Gr.2. Workshop Fundamentals Office in Bangalore.
MATLAB training on Real Time 13thMay, 2010 at MATLAB
Workshop Fundamentals. Office, Bangalore.
Conference on power scenario, 24thJune, 2010 at Welcome
2020 M.P (Capacity heritage Noor-Us-Sabah
augmentation & energy Palace, Bhopal.
efficiency) organized by
ASSOCHAM.

Training on Power System 14thto 25thJune, 2010 at PSTI,


Operation & Control. Bangalore.

10 Shri B.V. Raghavaiah, One day conference on Power 24thJune, 2010 at Welcome
Addl. Director. scenario, 2020 M.P. (Capacity heritage Noor-Us-Sabah
augmentation & energy Palace, Bhopal.
efficiency) organized by
ASSOCHAM.

Training on Finance for Non 16thto 20thAugust, 2010 at


Finance Executive organized by Faridabad
National Institute of Financial
Management.

International conference on 26thto 28thAugust 2010 at


Electrical Power& Energy MANIT, Bhopal.
Systems (ICEPES 2010).

International conference on 29thand 30thSeptember, 2010


1200kV National Test Station. at New Delhi.
Conference on Transformer 25thto 26thOctober, 2010.
Market 2010- Need and
Requirement issue of challenges
organized by India Infrastructure
Group, New Delhi.

Seminar on Capacity Building 15thNovember, 2010 at New


Workshop for test laboratories in Delhi.
India organized by Bureau of
Energy Efficiency.

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National conference on Recent 18thNovember 2010.


Trends in Signal Processing and
VLSI Design organized by Gyan
Ganga Institute of Technology &
Management, Bhopal.

Workshop at AICUF, Bhopal on 19thFebruary, 2011 at NCHSE,


Production of star labeled Bhopal.
products.
Training on Project 21stto 25thFebruary, 2011 at
Management for Engineer New Delhi.
organized by Engineering Council
of India.
11 Shri N.R. Mondal, Joint One day conference on Power 24thJune 2010 at Welcome
Director. scenario, 2020 M.P. (Capacity heritage Noor-Us-Sabah
augmentation & energy Palace, Bhopal.
efficiency) organized by
ASSOCHAM.

12 Shri M.A. Ansari, Joint One day conference on Power 24thJune 2010 at Welcome
Director. scenario, 2020 M.P. (Capacity heritage Noor-Us-Sabah
augmentation & energy Palace, Bhopal.
efficiency) organized by
ASSOCHAM.

Workshop on Promotion of star 19thFebruary, 2011 at Bhopal.


labeled products organized
jointly by BEE/VOICE/NCHSE.

13 Shri. S.Bhattacharya, Joint International Conference on 29thand 30thNovember, 2010.


Director. 1200kV National Test Station at
New Delhi.

14 Shri M.K.Wadhwani, Joint International conference on 26thto 28thAugust, 2010.


Director. Electrical Power & Energy
Systems (ICPES 2010)
organized by Electrical
Engineering Department of
MANIT, Bhopal.

Training on Project 21stto 25thFebruary, 2011.


management for Engineer
organized by Engineering Council
of India, New Delhi.

15 Shri. B.A.Sawale, Joint International conference on 26thto 28thAugust, 2010


Director. Electrical Power & Energy
Systems (ICPES 2010)
organized by Electrical
Engineering Department of
MANIT, Bhopal.

Conference on EMI/EMC 25thand 26thNovember, 2010


organised by Society of EMC at NINAS conventional center.
Engineers.

16 Shri.A.K.Datta, Engg. National workshop on Technical 18thand 19thJune, 2010 at


Officer Gr.4. innovations and reforms in MANIT Bhopal.
Energy Sector.

National Seminar on NDE Based CPRI, Nagpur.


Condition Assessment of plant
component.

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International conference on 26thto 28thAugust, 2010.


Electrical Power & Energy
Systems (ICPES 2010)
organized by Electrical
Engineering Department of
MANIT, Bhopal.

Workshop on Promotion of star 19thFebruary, 2011 at Bhopal.


labeled products organised
jointly by BEE/VOICE/NCHSE.

17 Shri.Yugal Agarwal, Engg. International conference on 26thto 28thAugust, 2010.


Officer Gr.3. Electrical Power & Energy
Systems (ICPES 2010)
organized by Electrical
Engineering Department of
MANIT, Bhopal.

Conference on Transformer 25thto 26thOctober, 2010.


Market 2010-Need and
requirement issue of challenges
organized by India Infrastructure
Group, New Delhi.

Techno & Environ Search 4thand 5thDecember, 2010 at


organized by Search & Research NITTR, Bhopal.
Group, Bhopal.

18 Smt. Sumbal Munshi, Training on Communication and 23rdto 28thAugust at Xavier


Engineering Officer Gr.4. Presentation Skills for women Institute of Management,
scientists organized by Xavier Bhubaneswar.
Institute of Management,
Bhubaneswar.
19 Smt. Sarita Dongre, Training on Communication and 23rdto 28thAugust at Xavier
Engineering Officer Gr.4. Presentation Skills for women Institute of Management,
scientists organized by Xavier Bhubaneswar.
Institute of Management,
Bhubaneswar.

20 Shri. Anupam Awasthi, Seminar on Capacity Building 15thNovember, 2010, New


Joint Director. Workshop for test laboratories in Delhi.
India organized by BEE, New
Delhi.

21 Shri. Pravin Shrivastava, Training programme on Finance 16thto 20thAugust, 2010,


Joint Director. for Non Finance Executive Faridabad.
organized by National Institute
of Financial Management,
Faridabad.

22 Shri.G.Venkateshwarlu, Workshop on High voltage 11thand 12thNovember, 2010


Engineering Officer Gr.2. measurement and test at hotel Fortune, Hyderabad.
techniques organised by CPRI,
Hyderabad.

23 Shri A.K.Khanra, Engg. Regional workshop on 19thFebruary, 2011.


Officer Gr.3. Promotion of Star level product
organized by National Center for
Human Settlement &
Environment, Bhopal.

24 Shri. Bhagirath Sharma, Training on Laboratory Quality 9thto 12thAugust, 2010.


Engineering Officer Gr.4. Management system and
internal audit organized jointly
by BIS, New Delhi and NITS,
Noida.

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25 Smt. Leena.H.Roy, Workshop on High Voltage 11thand 12thNovember, 2010


Engineering Officer Gr.3. measurement and test at Fortune Hotel, Hyderabad.
techniques organized by CPRI,
Hyderabad.
26 Shri.H.Roy, Engineering Training on Diagnostic approach 17thand 18thMarch, 2011.
Officer Gr.3. for maintenance of Electrical
Rotating Equipments in Power
Station and Industries
organized by CBIP, New Delhi.

27 Shri Ramjeet Singh, Joint Workshop on Mineral Insulation 22ndand 23rdFebruary, 2011 at
Director. oil production storage, select & New Delhi.
maintenance of transformer oil
in service organized by CBIP in
collaboration with M/s Vyas AB
Sweden.

28 Shri. V.K.Sharma, Engg. Training on Laboratory quality 9thto 12thAugust, 2010 at New
Officer Gr.3. management system and Delhi.
internal audit organized by BIS,
New Delhi and NITS, Noida.

29 Shri. P.Jain, Engineering Training on Laboratory quality 9thto 12thAugust 2010.


Officer Gr.3. management system and
internal audit organized by BIS,
New Delhi NITS, Noida.

30 Shri. S.Pathak, Engg. Regional workshop on 19thFebruary, 2011.


Officer Gr.2. Promotion of Star level product
organized by National Center for
Human Settlement &
Environment, Bhopal.
Workshop on Distribution 24thand 25thJune, 2010.
Transformer Latest Technology
in manufacturing & best
practices in maintenance
organized by CBIP in CBIP
conference room, New Delhi.
Training program sponsored by 16thand 17thSeptember, 2010
Ministry of Power regarding at Bhopal.
Regulatory and policy
framework for market
development for renewable
energy in India.
Techno & Environ Search at 4thand 5thDecember, 2010.
NITTTR, Bhopal organized by
Search & Research Group,
Bhopal.

31 Shri. Rajendra Singh, Techno & Environ Search at 4thand 5thDecember, 2010.
Engg. Officer Gr.2. NITTTR, Bhopal organized by
Search & Research Group,
Bhopal.
Regional workshop on 19thFebruary, 2011.
Promotion of Star level product
organized by National Center for
Human Settlement &
Environment, Bhopal.

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32 Shri Suresh Nair, Engg. Conference on Durability of 18thOctober, 2010.


Officer Gr.3. concrete for susceptible
development organized by
Institute of Engineers India M.P.
State Centre Bhopal in
association with heldelverg
cement industries limited.

33 Shri. Sunil Koche, Engg. Conference on Durability of 18thOctober, 2010.


Officer Gr.2. concrete for susceptible
development organized by
Institute of Engineers India M.P.
State Centre Bhopal in
association with heldelverg
cement industries limited.
34 Shri B. Sridhar, Sr. AAO. Management development 21stto 23rdJune, 2010.
programme on Analysis of
financial statements organized
by National Institute of Financial
Management, Faridabad.

35 Smt.Chandrika P.G, Senior 58thpersonal professional 6thto 17thSeptember, 2010 at


P.A. development workshop for ISTM campus, New Delhi.
private secretaries organized by
the Institute of Secretarial
Training and Management.
36 Shri. R.S.Pandey, Training on Awareness of 9thOctober at IIMHSE
Engineering Officer Gr.3. Health, Safety and Environment Community College, BHEL,
organized by IGNOU-IIMSHE Bhopal campus.
Community College, BHEL,
Bhopal.

37 Smt. Deepa Warudkar, Training on Awareness of 9thOctober at IIMHSE


Engineering Officer Gr.3. Health, Safety and Environment Community College, BHEL,
organized by IGNOU-IIMSHE Bhopal campus.
Community College, BHEL,
Bhopal.
38 Shri.K.V.Pavithran, Training on Awareness of 9thOctober at IIMHSE
Engineering Officer Gr.3. Health, Safety and Environment Community College, BHEL,
organized by IGNOU-IIMSHE Bhopal campus.
Community College, BHEL,
Bhopal.

39 Shri.S.C.Das, Engineering Training on Awareness of 9thOctober at IIMHSE


Officer Gr.1. Health, Safety and Environment Community College, BHEL,
organized by IGNOU-IIMSHE Bhopal campus.
Community College, BHEL,
Bhopal.

40 Shri.RajeshRanjan, Workshop on Super Critical 1stto 3rdDecember, 2010 at


Engineering Officer Gr.4. Units best practices. NTPC, Noida.
Training on 210 MW Fossil Fuel 6thto 18thDecember, 2010 at
Power Plant Simulator Training. National Power Training
Institute, Nagpur.

41 Dr.P.K.Maiti, Engineering Seminar on Integrated 12thNovember, 2010 at


Officer Gr.4. BIMSTEC 2010 organized by Guwahati.
Indian Chamber of Commerce on
multi sectoral technical and
economical co-operation among
the countries n Bay of Bengal
region.

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Training on Blue print for 2ndto 4thDecember, 2010 at


success by Mr.ShivKhera Kolkata.
qualified learning systems, New
Delhi.
42 Shri.ManasChakraborthy, Seminar cum conference on 12thNovember, 2010 at
Scientific Officer Gr.2 Integrated BIMSTEC meet Guwahati.
2010 organized by Indian
Chamber of Commerce
sponsored by MoP Govt. of
India, on multi sectoral technical
and economical co-operation
among the countries in Bay of
Bengal region.

Interactive workshop on Mineral 22ndand 23rdFebruary, 2011 a


Insulating Oil, Production, CBIP Conference Hall, New
Storage, Selection and Delhi.
Maintenance of Transformer Oil
in Service organized by CBIP,
CIGRE-India & NYNAS
Napthanics Pvt. Ltd.
43 Dr.D.Devendranath, Joint Workshop on HV Test and 11thand 12thNovember, 2010.
Director. measuring techniques organized
by UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad.

Training on Project 21stto 25thFebruary, 2011 at


management for engineers. Scope Complex, New Delhi.

44 Shri T.M.Rao, Engineering Training on 210 MW Fossil Fuel 6thto 18thDecember, 2010 at
Officer Gr.4. Power Plant Simulator Training. National Power Training
Institute, Nagpur.
45 Shri.S.K.Nath, Engineering Training on Power Plant 15thto 19thNovember, 2010 at
Officer Gr.4. Chemistry for Engineers. National Power Training
Institute, Nagpur.

Training on Steam Turbine and 7thto 11thMarch, 2011 at


Auxiliaries. National Power Training
Institute, Nagpur.

46 Shri.Arvind Kumar, Training on Steam Turbine and 7thto 11thMarch, 2011 at


Engineering Officer Gr.2. Auxiliaries. National Power Training
Institute, Nagpur.

47 Shri. Jan Rao Gajbhiye, Training on Awareness of 9thOctober at IIMHSE


Engineering Officer Gr.2. Health, Safety and Environment Community College, BHEL,
organized by IGNOU-IIMSHE Bhopal campus.
Community College, BHEL,
Bhopal.

National seminar on NDE Based At TRC, CPRI, Nagpur.


condition assessment of plant
components.

48 Shri.T.Bhavani Shankar, Condition Monitoring of February, 2011 at Gitam


Engg. Officer Gr.4. Transformer Insulation By University, Vishakhapatnam,
Acoustic Emission Technique- A.P.
Case Studies organized by
GITAM University,
Vishakhapatnam, A.P.
49 Shri.V.Asai Thambi, Engg. Landmark form education 28thJanuary to 1st February,
Officer Gr.3. training programme. 2011.
50 Shri.B.H.Hanumantha, Training on Enhancing 25thand 26thFebruary at Atria
Senior Assistant. Effectiveness of Executive Hotel, Bangalore.
Secretaries.

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51 Shri.H S R.Murthy, Training on Enhancing 25thand 26thFebruary at Atria


Assistant Gr. 1. Effectiveness of Executive Hotel, Bangalore.
Secretaries.

52 Shri.S.Ramprasath, Joint Training on Condition At DCCD, CPRI, Bangalore.


Director. Monitoring tests for equipment
of Hydro Power Plants.
53 Shri.Thirumurthy, Engg. Training on Condition At DCCD, CPRI, Bangalore.
Officer Gr.2. Monitoring tests for equipment
of Hydro Power Plants.

Dielectric response in Frequency 25thand 26thNovember, 2010.


Domain-A diagnostic tool to
access condition of MV Power
Cable Systems-Conference on
Power Cables Cable Tech
2010.

54 Shri. A.Sudhindra, Conference on Power Cables 25thand 26thNovember, 2010.


Additional Director. Cable Tech 2010.

55 Smt.K.Poovamma, Conference on Power Cables 25thand 26thNovember, 2010.


Scientific Officer Gr. 3. Cable Tech 2010.

56 Shri.T.R.Afzal, Engg. Conference on Power Cables 25thand 26thNovember, 2010.


Officer Gr.2. Cable Tech 2010.
57 Smt.K.P.Meena, Engg. Conference on Power Cables 25thand 26thNovember, 2010.
Officer Gr.4. Cable Tech 2010.
58 Dr. Ramesh Babu, International conference on 29thand 30thSeptember, 2010
Additional Director. Development of 1200 kV UHV at New Delhi.
AC Technology

59 Shri.B.Nageshwar Rao, Conference on Power Cables 25thand 26thNovember, 2010.


Joint Director. Cable Tech 2010.

60 Shri.A.R.Srinivasan, Conference on Power Cables 25thand 26thNovember, 2010.


Scientific Officer Gr.3. Cable Tech 2010.
61 Dr.Pradeep .M.Nirgude, Training on General 17thto 28thMay, 2010 at
Joint Director. management programme for Administrative Staff College of
senior scientists. India, Hyderabad.

Conference on 1200 kV national 29thto 30thSeptember, 2010 at


test station organized by CBI&P. New Delhi.

Workshop on HV Test and 11thand 12thNovember, 2010


measuring techniques organized
by UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad
Training on KEMA master class 26thand 27thNovember, 2010.
short circuit management.

Training on Occupational health 30thNovember, 2010.


& safety.

16th National Power System 15thto 17thDecember, 2010.


Conference at Osmania
university.

Training on Project 21stto 25thFebruary, 2011.


Management for Engineers.

62 Mr.G.V.Rao, Engineering Workshop on HV Test and 11thand 12thNovember, 2010.


Officer Gr.2. measuring techniques organized
by UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad.

63 Mr.Subash.B.Ghole, Workshop on HV Test and 11thand 12thNovember, 2010.


Engineering Officer Gr.1. measuring techniques organized
by UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad.

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64 Mr.A. Yellaiah, Joint Workshop on Contract Labour 22ndJune, 2010 at M/s


Director. Management. Princeton Academy, Mumbai.
Conference on 1200 kV National 29thto 30thSeptember, 2010 at
Test Station organized by CBI&P. New Delhi.

Workshop on HV test and 11thto 12thNovember, 2010 at


measuring techniques UHVRL. UHVRL, Hyderabad.

65 Mr.LLN Vishnu, OA Gr.1. Training on Improving 24thto 26thAugust, 2010 at


effectiveness of private National Productivity Council,
secretaries and personal Bhubhaneshwar.
assistants.

66 Mr. B.Gunasekaran, Conference on 1200 kV National 29thto 30thSeptember, 2010 at


Additional Director. Test Station organized by CBI&P. New Delhi.

Workshop on HV test and 11thto 12thNovember, 2010 at


measuring techniques organized UHVRL, Hyderabad.
by UHVRL.
16thNational Power System 15thto 17thDecember, 2010 at
Conference. Osmania University,
Hyderabad.

67 Mrs.K. Kalpana, Office Attended All India Official 11thto 13thNovember, 2010 at
Asst. Grade 2. Language Management training. BharateeyaBhasha Sanskrit
Sansthan, Hyderabad
68 Shri.K.A.Aravind, E.O.Gr.3. Training on KEMA master class 26thto 27thNovember, 2010.
short circuit management.

69 Mr.K.Srinivas, E.O.Gr.1. Training on Occupational health 30thNovember, 2010.


& safety.

70 Mr. K.Ramesh, O.A.Gr. 1. Training on Occupational health 30thNovember, 2010,


& safety. Hyderabad

71 Mr.K.Dakya Naik, Training on Occupational health 30thNovember, 2010.


Watchman. & safety.

72 Mr. Anad Singh Neghi, Training on Occupational health 30thNovember, 2010.


Attender Gr.3. & safety.

73 Mr. B.Krishna, E.O Gr.1. Training on Pollution level 19thto 21stJanuary, 2011.
measurements, condition
monitoring of polymeric
insulators, HV testing techniques
& lightning arrestors organized
by HV division of CPRI.

Training on Project 21stto 25thFebruary, 2011.


Management for Engineers.

74 Mr. K.Rajeshwaraa Rao, Training on Pollution level 19thto 21stJanuary, 2011


E.A Gr. 1. measurements, condition
monitoring of polymeric
insulators, HV testing techniques
& lightning arrestors organized
by HV division of CPRI.

75 Mr. G.Ramesh, E.A.Gr. 1. Training on Pollution level 19thto 21stJanuary, 2011.


measurements, condition
monitoring of polymeric
insulators, HV testing techniques
& lightning arrestors organized
by HV division of CPRI.

76 Shri. S.Ramaprasath, Joint Training on Condition


Director. Monitoring Tests for Equipment
of Hydro Power Plants.

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77 Shri. Arun Jothi A, Conference on Power Cables 25thand 26thNovember, 2010.


E.O.Gr.3. Cable Tech 2010.
Workshop on Energy efficiency 15thto 17thFebruary, 2011.
improvement in steam systems
and demonstration of software
tools developed by
U.S.Department of Energy
organized by CII, Hyderabad.

78 Shri. N. Rajkumar, The focused workshop on 15thto 17thFebruary, 2011.


E.O.Gr.3. Energy efficiency improvement
in steam systems &
demonstration of software tools
developed by U.S. department of
energy.
National workshop on Latest 17thto 18thFebruary, 2011.
trends & technologies in efficient
operation & maintenance of
boilers.

79 Shri. S. Jothibasu. Workshop on Emerging trends 21stto 23rdJanuary, 2011.


E.O.Gr.4. in electrical engineering with
focus on energy conversation
organized by Silicon Institute of
Technology, Bhubaneswar.

The focused workshop on 15thto 17thFebruary, 2011.


Energy efficiency improvement
in steam systems &
demonstration of software tools
developed by U.S. department of
energy.

National seminar on Recent 25thand 26thFebruary, 2011.


Technological developments in
Energy, energy efficiency and
energy conservation organized
by Institute of Engineers,
Chennai

80 Shri. Arvind Pandey, Workshop on Distribution 24thto 25thJune, 2010, at


E.O.2. Transformer-Latest technologies conference hall of CBIP, New
in manufacturing and best Delhi.
practices in Maintenance
organized by CBIP.
Workshop on High Voltage Test 11thto 12thNovember, 2010 at
& Measurement Techniques. Hotel Fortune, Begumpet,
Airport Exit Road, Hyderabad.

81 Shri. Vipul Sharma, E.O.2. Workshop on Distribution 24thto 25thJune, 2010, at


Transformer-Latest technologies conference hall of CBIP, New
in manufacturing and best Delhi.
practices in Maintenance
organized by CBIP.
Training on Awareness about 12thNovember, 2010 at CPRI,
ISO/IEC17025 and Thermo Bhopal.
Electrical Calibration.

National Conference on Latest 27thto 28thJanuary, 2011 at


Trends in LT/HT Switchgear & Hotel JehanNuma Palace,
Control gear Technology. Bhopal.

82 Shri. M.K.Jaiswal, Engg. Conference on Reducing Carbon 7thJuly, 2010 at ASSOCHAM


Officer 4. Footprint in Power Sector House, New Delhi.
organized by ASSOCHAM.

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Energy Technology 3rdSeptember, 2010 at hotel


Perspective-2010. Le Meridian.
Workshop on Capacity Building 15thNovember, 2010 at the
for Test laboratories in India. Hans, New Delhi.

83 Shri. Peta Sukumar, EO2. 11th Workshop on Electricity 5thto 9thOctober, 2010 at M/s
Revenue Protection. Yadav Instruments Pvt. Ltd.,
Udaipur.

Training Programme on 12thNovember, 2010 at CPRI,


Awareness About ISO/IEC Bhopal.
17025 and Thermo Electrical
calibration.

IVthInternational seminar on 20thto 21stJanuary, 2011, New


Metering India-2011 organized Delhi.
by IEEMA at Hotel Le Meridian,
New Delhi.

84 Shri. P.V.Satheesh Kumar, Workshop on Gas Insulated 15thto 16thJuly, 2010.at Nehru
E.O.2. Substation-Construction, Design Memorial Museum, New
and O &M organized by CBIP. Delhi.

Training Programme on 12thNovember, 2010 at CPRI,


Awareness About ISO/IEC Bhopal.
17025 and Thermo Electrical
calibration.

Conference on power cables- 25thto 26thNovember, 2010 at


CABLE TECH 2010. S.J.Auditorium, CPRI
Bangalore.
85 Shri. B.M.Mehra, Joint General Management 7thto 18thJune, 2010,
Director. Programme for Senior Scientists Administrative staff college of
India, Hyderabad.

11th workshop on Electricity 5thto 9thOctober, 2010 at M/s


Revenue Protection. Yadav Instruments Pvt. Ltd.,
Udaipur
Workshop on Capacity Building 15thNovember, 2010 at the
for Test laboratories in India. Hans, New Delhi.

Conference on Power Cables 25thand 26thNovember, 2010


Cable Tech 2010. at S.J Auditorium, CPRI
Bangalore

IVthInternational seminar on 20thto 21stJanuary, 2011 at


Metering India-2011 organized Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi.
by IEEMA.

Workshop on Smart Grid. 31stMarch, 2011 at Indian


Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Organized by M/s PWC and
IEEMA.

86 Shri. L.N.Giri, EO2. Training Programme on 12thNovember, 2010 at CPRI,


Awareness About ISO/IEC Bhopal.
17025 and Thermo Electrical
calibration.

87 Shri. S. N. Boruah, EO2. Training Programme on 10thDecember, 2010 at CPRI


Transformer oil testing. Bhopal.

Tutorial Programme on Test 27thto 28thJanuary, 2011 at


Facilities for Unused Mineral CPRI, Bangalore.
Insulating Oils.

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88 Shri. M.M.Babu Workshop on Development of 13thApril, 2010.


Narayanan, Additional Smart Grid in India. Organised by PFC, New Delhi.
Director.
Power Ministers Conference. 28thApril, 2010.
Organized by MoP, New
Delhi.

89 Shri.P.Chandra Sekhar, Conference on Power Hyatt regency, New Delhi.


EO.4. Distribution in India. Organised
by Power Line.

90 Shri.R.Sudhir Kumar, Conference on Power Hyatt regency, New Delhi.


EO.4. Distribution in India. Organised
by Power Line.

91 Dr. S. Seetharamu, AD. Workshop on Life Long 15thand 16thApril, 2010 at


Learning Programme on Energy CCAR Auditorium CPRI,
Conservation. Organized by the Bangalore.
Bureau of Energy Efficiency.

4th Diamond Jubilee 19thApril, 2010.


Commemoration Lecture on
Heavy Water Board An
Odyssey of Excellence by Shri
ALN Rao, Chief Executive, Heavy
Water Board, Department of
Atomic Energy, Mumbai.
Organised by the Indian Institute
of Metals, Bangalore along with
the Dept. of Materials
Engineering, IISc. Bangalore.
Workshop organised by CESE. 16thJuly, 2010 at The
Chancery Pavilion, Residency
Road, Bangalore.

Workshop on Electromagnetic 5thAugust, 2010 at Hotel


Field Analysis Electro Basil, Sampige Road,
Mechanical System Design, Malleshwaram, Bangalore.
analysis. Organised by M/s.
ProSIM, Bangalore.

Training on Team Building. 23rdand 24thSeptember, 2010.


Organized by IEEMA at the Bell
Hotel & Convention Centre,
Bangalore.

Seminar on NDE Based 21stOctober, 2010 at TRC,


Condition Assessment of Plant Nagpur.
Components.
Conference on Recent Trends 13thand 14thDecember, 2010.
and Technological Advances in
Light Emitting Diode (LED)
Lighting Systems. Organized by
ECDD, CPRI, at CPRI Bangalore.

Workshop on Refrigerator and 20thDecember, 2010 at CPRI,


Air conditioner Testing Latest Bangalore.
Trends and Standards and
labeling. Organised by EATD,
CPRI.
Conference on Composites for 4thto 7thJanuary, 2011 at IISC,
21st Century, Current & Future Bangalore.
trends. Organised by IISc-
Bangalore, North Carolina A & T
State University-USA and
ISAMPE-Bangalore.

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92 Dr. P. Sampathkumaran, 4thDiamond Jubilee 19thApril, 2010, at IISc.


Joint Director Commemoration lecture on Bangalore.
Heavy Water Board An
Odyssey of Excellence by Shri
ALN Rao, Chief Executive, Heavy
Water Board, Department of
Atomic Energy, GoI, Mumbai.
Organized by the Indian Institute
of Metals, Bangalore along with
the Dept. of Materials
Engineering.

Conference on Recent Trends 13thand 14thDecember, 2010,


and Technological Advances in at CPRI Bangalore.
Light Emitting Diode (LED)
Lighting Systems. Organized by
ECDD, CPRI.

Conference on Composites for 4thto 7thJanuary, 2011 at IISC,


21stCentury, Current & Future Bangalore.
trends. Organised by IISc-
Bangalore, North Carolina A & T
State University-USA and
ISAMPE-Bangalore.

93 Shri K. Suryanarayana, EO Lecture programme on 30thApril, 2010 at MRC, IISc.


Gr.2. Application of Supercritical Fluid
Process in Designing Nano
Materials delivered by Dr.
Dinesh Rangappa. Organized by
Indian Ceramic Society.

94 Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar, International Conference on 16thJuly, 2010 at Hotel


Joint Director. Indian Coal 2010. Organised Sheraton New Delhi.
by ASAPP Media Information
Group.

Workshop on Electromagnetic 5thAugust, 2010 at Hotel


Field Analysis Electro Basil, Sampige Road,
Mechanical System Design, Malleshwaram, Bangalore.
analysis. Organised by M/s.
ProSIM, Bangalore.

95 Shri R.K. Kumar, Engg. Conference on Composites for 4thto 7thJanuary, 2011 at IISC,
Officer Gr.4. 21st Century, Current & Future Bangalore.
trends. Organised by IISc-
Bangalore, North Carolina A & T
State University-USA and
ISAMPE-Bangalore.

Training on Safety. 26thFebruary, 2011 at CPRI,


Bangalore.

96 Shri M. Venkateswara Training programme at 18thto 20thFebruary, 2011 and


Rao, E.O.Gr.4. Landmark Forum. 22ndFebruary, 2011.

Training on Safety. 26thFebruary, 2011 at CPRI,


Bangalore.

National seminar on Recent 3rdMarch, 2011.


trends in Supercritical Power
Generation Technology
organized by National Power
Training Institute (NPTI),
Nagpur.

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Workshop on Remnant Life 5thMarch, 2011.


Assessment (RLA) Study of
Boilers at Raipur, organized by
TRC, CPRI, Nagpur.
97 Shri. M.G. Anandakumar, Training programme at 18thto 20thFebruary, 2011 and
E.O.Gr.3. Landmark Forum. 22ndFebruary, 2011.

98 Shri. S.H.Nandanwar, Training on Safety. 26thFebruary, 2011 at CPRI,


E.O.Gr.4. Bangalore.

99 Shri. V. Saravanan, Training on Safety. 26thFebruary, 2011 at CPRI,


E.O.Gr.4. Bangalore.

100 Shri. Pradish, E.O.Gr.2. Workshop on Micro Controllers. 3rd July, 2010 at CDAC,
Bangalore.

Conference on Protection & 6thto 9thDecember, 2010.


Automation. Organised by CBIP,
New Delhi.
Training on Safety. Organised 26thFebruary, Bangalore.
by ECDD.
Workshop on Smart Grid, ToT. 1stto 3rdMarch, 2011 at New
Organised by Tetra Tech, Delhi.
USAID.

India Smart grid Promise and 11thMarch, 2011.


Perspective organised by CPRI,
Bangalore.

Conference on Promise of a 21stand 22ndMarch, 2011 at


Smart Grid. New Delhi.

101 Smt. Mridula Jain, Tutorial and Conference. 6thto 9thDecember, 2010.
E.O.Gr.1. Organised by CBIP, New Delhi.

Workshop on Smart Grid, ToT. 1stto 3rdMarch, 2011 at New


Organised by Tetra Tech, Delhi.
USAID.
India Smart Grid Promise & 11thMarch, 2011 at CDAC,
Perspective. Bangalore.

Conference on Promise of a 21stand 22ndMarch, 2011 at


Smart Grid. New Delhi.

102 Shri. K.Ravikumar, Joint Conference on Digital Library 11thto 13thJanuary, 2011 at
Director. Management. Kolkata.

India Smart Grid Promise & 11thMarch, 2011 at CDAC,


Perspective. Bangalore.

103 Shri. V.Shivakumar, Areva T&D Distribution & 30thJune, 2010 at Noida.
E.O.Gr.3. Automation day.

Workshop on Smart Grid, ToT. 1stto 3rdMarch, 2011 at New


Organised by Tetra Tech, Delhi.
USAID.
India Smart Grid Promise & 11thMarch, 2011 at CDAC,
Perspective. Bangalore.

104 Shri. Ramesh Patil, Training on Basic & Advanced 5thto 10thSeptember, 2010 at
E.O.Gr.2. SCADA. AREVA, Noida.

India Smart Grid Promise & 11thMarch, 2011 at CDAC,


Perspective. Bangalore.

105 Smt. Shaileswari, Engg. Training on Basic & Advanced 5thto 10thSeptember, 2010 at
Officer Gr.2. SCADA. AREVA, Noida.

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106 Shri. V.Arunachalam, Training on Personality 6thto 11thSeptember, 2010 at


Additional Director. Development Skills. Xavier Institute Management,
Bhubaneswar.

107 Shri. S. Ramesh Achar, Training on Improving 24thto 26thAugust, 2010.


Senior Personal Assistant. effectiveness of Private
Secretaries & Personal
Assistants. Organised by
National Productivity Council,
Bhubaneswar.

Training on Safety. 5thFebruary, 2011 at


Swayambu Hall.

108 Dr. P. V. Training on General Two weeks training at


Balasubsramanyam, management programme for Administrative Staff College of
Additional Director middle level scientists. India, Hyderabad.
(CCAR).

109 Shri. Jhinkoo Ram, TA Training on Safety. 5thFebruary, 2011 at


Gr.I. Swayambu Hall.

110 Smt. G.Girija, E.O.III. Seminar on National Electric 1stJuly, 2010. Organised by
Code (NEC), USA, and its M/s. UL India Ltd., Bangalore.
relevance for those exporting
products to the USA, with special
emphasis on the Switchgear
Industry.

Conference on Latest Trends in 27thand 28thJanuary, 2011.


LT/HT Switchgear & Controlgear Organised by STDS, CPRI,
Technology. Bhopal.

Training on Landmark 11thto 15thMarch, 2011, Land


Education. Mark Forum, Bangalore.

111 Shri. N.Maheswara Rao, Conference on Latest Trends in 27thand 28thJanuary, 2011.
E.O.II. LT/HT Switchgear & Controlgear Organised by STDS, CPRI,
Technology. Bhopal.
Training on Landmark 25thto 27thFebruary, 2011.
Education. Land Mark Forum, Bangalore.

112 Shri. K.Thangarajan, Sr. Workshop on Enhancing 25thand 26thFebruary,


Asst. Effectiveness of Executive 2011.Organized by M/s.
Secretaries. Institute of HRD, Bangalore.

113 Shri. G.S.Mahantesh, Seminar on Safety Audit. 17thSeptember, 2010 at


E.O.Gr.III. Organized by National Safety Bangalore.
Council.

114 Shri. S.K.Das, Joint Training on Selling Skills. 26thSeptember, 2010


Director. conducted by Shri. Khera of
M/s. Qualified Learning
Systems at Bangalore.

115 Shri. Arjun Rao, E.O.2. Workshop on High Voltage 11thand 12thNovember,
Testing & Measurement 2010.Organised by UHVRL,
Techniques. CPRI, Hyderabad.
116 Shri. Venkataramanaiah, Workshop on High Voltage 11thand 12thNovember,
E.O.1. Testing & Measurement 2010.Organised by UHVRL,
Techniques. CPRI, Hyderabad.

117 Smt. S.Vijaya Kumari, Training on The Science of 20thto 24thSeptember, 2010.
Joint Director. Living.

118 Shri. P.Thomas, Joint Workshop on Blueprint for 23rdto 25thSeptember, 2010 at
Director success. ITC Windsor, Bangalore.

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Workshop on Measurement of 11thand 12thOctober, 2010 at


Uncertainty in testing and ETDC, Bangalore.
calibration.

119 Shri. H.C.Keshavamurthy, Workshop on Chemical Safety 22ndOctober, 2010 at hotel


S.O Gr. IV. Management. Organised by Atria, Bangalore.
IIPE.
120 Shri. P. Sadasiva Murthy, Workshop on Measurement of 11thand 12thOctober at ETDC,
E.O.IV. Uncertainty in testing and Bangalore.
calibration.

121 Shri. G. Kishore Kumar, Workshop on Measurement of 11thand 12thOctober at ETDC,


E.O.III. Uncertainty in testing and Bangalore.
calibration.

122 Shri. H.R. Workshop on Microcontrollers. 3rdJuly, 2010. Organised by


Manjunath,E.O.Gr.4. M/s CDAC, Bangalore.

Seminar on Laboratory Quality 13thto 16thSeptember, 2010.


Management and Internal Organised by STQC, M/s
Audit. ETDC, Bangalore.
Seminar on Electricity Revenue 5thto 9thOctober, 2010 at
protection. Udaipur. Organised by M/s
Yadav measurements Pvt.
Ltd.
123 Mrs. Sudha, Engineering Workshop on Microcontrollers. 3rdJuly, 2010. Organised by
Officer Gr. 3. M/s CDAC, Bangalore.
Seminar on Measurement 11thand 12thOctober,
Uncertainty in Testing and 2010.Organised by STQC M/s
Calibration laboratories. ETDC, Bangalore.

124 Shri.MadhusudhanKadloor, Metering-2011. 20thand 21stJanuary, 2011 at


Joint Director. New Delhi. Organized by M/s
IEEMA.

125 Mrs. Usha Kiran H.S,EO Seminar on Laboratory Quality 13thto 16thSeptember, 2010.
Gr. 2(Gr.2). Management and Internal Organised by STQC, M/s
Audit. ETDC, Bangalore.

Workshop on Microcontrollers. 3rdJuly, 2010. Organised by


M/s CDAC, Bangalore.

126 Shri. Jayadev, E.O.1 Seminar on Electricity Revenue 5thto 9thOctober, 2010 at
(Gr.2). protection. Udaipur.Organised by M/s
Yadav measurements Pvt.
Ltd.
127 Shri. Seminar on Measurement 11thand 12thOctober,
ShankaramurthyE.O.1 Uncertainty in Testing and 2010.Organized by STQC M/s
(Gr.2). Calibration laboratories. ETDC, Bangalore.

Attended Metering-2011. 20thand 21stJanuary, 2011 at


New Delhi. Organized by M/s
IEEMA.

128 Shri.A.R.Ravi Kumar, Joint Workshop on National Electric 1stJuly, 2010 at UL University,
Director. code, USA. Merill Training Centre,
Bangalore. Organized by UL
India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore.
Training on Measurement of 11thand 12thOctober, 2010 at
Uncertainty in Testing and ETDC, Bangalore.
Calibration.

Attended on Enhanced Energy 24thand 25thNovember, 2010.


Efficiency organized by Institute
of Engineers, Hyderabad.

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129 Shri.GujjalaB.Balaraju, Training on Measurement of 11thand 12thOctober, 2010 at


Engineering Officer. Uncertainty. Testing and Calibration at
ETDC, Bangalore.

Workshop on Capacity building 15thNovember, 2010 at New


for test laboratories organized Delhi.
by BEE & CLASP.
Seminar on Recent 25thand 26thFebruary, 2011 at
technological development in Institute of Engineers
Energy, Energy Efficiency & Auditorium, Chennai.
Energy conservation.
130 Shri.V.N.Nagaraja Rao, Training on Laboratory 13thto 16thSeptember, 2010 at
Joint Director. Management and Internal Audit ETDC Campus, Bangalore.
as per 17025:2005.

Workshop on Selling skills 26thSeptember, 2010 at ITC


organized by Mr.ShivKhera of The Windsor, Bangalore.
qualified Learning systems, New
Delhi.

131 Mrs. Seminar on Women in 8thMarch, 2011, Bangalore.


GeethaPattabhiraman. mainstream adding values.
Organised by Quality Circle of
India.

132 Dr. N. Vasudev, Joint Conference on Development of 29thand 30thSeptember, 2010


Director. 1200kV National test station. at New Delhi.
In-house programme on CPRI, Bangalore.
Administration & Establishment
Rules.

Workshop on H.V. Test & 11thand 12thNovember, 2010


Measurement Techniques. at UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad.

Training on Contract Labour 22ndand 23rdJanuary, 2011 at


(R&A) Act 1970, Labour laws & CPRI, Bangalore.
domestic enquiry, disciplinary
action & discipline.

133 Ms. M. Kanya Kumari, Conference on Development of 29thand 30thSeptember, 2010


Joint Director. 1200kV National test station. at New Delhi.

134 Shri. U.R.Sheshagiri Rao, In-house programme on CPRI, Bangalore.


Joint Director. Administration& Establishment
Rules.

Training on Safety. 26thMarch, 2011 at


Swayambhu Hall, CPRI,
Bangalore.

135 Shri.K.Karunakara, Training on Safety. 26thMarch, 2011 at


E.O.Gr.4. Swayambhu Hall, CPRI,
Bangalore.

136 Smt.S.Priya, E.O.Gr.1. Training on Safety. 26thMarch, 2011 at


Swayambhu Hall, CPRI,
Bangalore.
Workshop on H.V.Test & 11thand 12thNovember, 2010
Measurement Techniques. at UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad.
137 Shri. R.K. Gajendra, In-house programme on CPRI, Bangalore.
E.O.Gr.2. Administration & Establishment
Rules.

Workshop on H.V. Test & 11thand 12thNovember, 2010


Measurement Techniques. at UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad.

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Training on Safety. 26thMarch, 2011 at


Swayambhu Hall, CPRI,
Bangalore.

138 Shr. K. Badhrinarayanan, In-house programme on CPRI, Bangalore.


Joint Director. Administration & Establishment
Rules.
139 Ms. E. HemavathiBai, Asst. In-house programme on CPRI, Bangalore.
Gr.1. Administration & Establishment
Rules.

Training on Contract Labour 22ndand 23rdJanuary, 2011 at


(R&A) Act 1970, Labour laws & CPRI, Bangalore.
domestic enquiry, disciplinary
action & discipline.

Training on Enhancing 25thand 26thFebruary, 2011 at


Effectiveness of Executive Hotel ATRIA, Bangalore.
Secretaries. Organised by
Institute of HRD, Bangalore.

140 Shri.Y.Dharmesh, Workshop on H.V.Test & 11thand 12thNovember, 2010


E.O.Gr.2. Measurement Techniques. at UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad.

Training on Safety. 26thMarch, 2011 at


Swayambhu Hall, CPRI,
Bangalore.

141 Shri. V.Suresh, Engg. Workshop on H.V.Test & 11thand 12thNovember, 2010
Officer Gr.3. Measurement Techniques. at UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad.

142 Shri. B.S.Mohan Singh. In-house training on Contract 22ndand 23rdJanuary, 2011 at
Labour (R&A) Act 1970, Labour CPRI, Bangalore.
laws & domestic enquiry,
disciplinary action & discipline.

Training on Safety. 26thMarch, 2011 at


Swayambhu Hall, CRI,
Bangalore.
143 Shri. M.D.Anantha Babu, Seminar on Marketing Skills. 26thSeptember, 2010 at
Joint Director. Organised by M/s SHIVKHERA, Bangalore.
New Delhi.

Conference on Development of 26thand 30thSeptember, 2010.


1200 kV test station. Organised
by M/s CBIP at New Delhi.

Training Land Mark Forum. 18thto 20thFebruary, 2011.


Organised by M/s NITS, Noida at Conducted by M/s Landmark
Noida. Education, Bangalore.

144 Shri. J.C.Mohanta, Seminar on Laboratory Quality 22ndto 25thJune, 2010.


E.O.Gr.2. System, Management & Internal
Audit as per IS/ISO/IEC 17025.

Training on Safety. Organised 26thMarch, 2011.


by M/s CPRI & St. John
Ambulance Bangalore chapter at
CPRI Bangalore.

145 Shri. B.M.Varadaraj, Seminar on Laboratory Quality 22nd to 25thJune, 2010 at


E.O.Gr.2. System, Management & Internal Noida.
Audit as per IS/ISO/IEC 17025.
Organised by M/s NITS, Noida.

146 Shri. N.V. Ramesh,Joint Seminar on Recent advances in 17thand 18thFebruary, 2011 at
Director. bamboo propagation, Bangalore.
Management & utilization.

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147 Shri. D.Revanna, Joint In-house training on Safety. 26thMarch, 2011 at Bangalore.
Director. Organised by M/s CPRI & St.
John Ambulance Bangalore
chapter at CPRI, Bangalore.
Conducted by M/S Institute of
wood science & technology,
Bangalore.

148 Shri. K.V.Prakash, In-house training on Safety. 26thMarch, 2011 at Bangalore.


E.O.Gr.3. Organised by M/s CPRI & St.
John Ambulance Bangalore
chapter at CPRI Bangalore.

149 Shri. C.P. Jairam, Joint Tutorial and workshop on 13thto 15thMay, 2010, Infosys
Director. International Workshop on Campus, Mysore.
challenges in Smart Grid and
Renewable Resources.
Organized by IEEE-PES .

150 Shri.J. Santhosh, Joint Conference on Development of 29thand 30thSeptember, 2010.


Director. 1200 kV National Test Station.
Organized by CIGRE India and
CBI&P, New Delhi.

Workshop on Amorphous Core 24thMarch, 2011.


Materials for Transformers.
Organised by M/s. ITMA.

151 Shri.V.S.Nandakumar, Conference on Development of 29thand 30thSeptember, 2010.


Joint Director. 1200 kV National Test Station.
Organized by CIGRE India and
CBI&P, New Delhi.

152 Shri. P.D.Verma, Actts. Management Development 16thto 20thAugust, 2010 at


Cum Admin. Officer. Program-Finance for Non National Institute of Financial
Finance Executives. Management, Faridabad

153 Shri. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. National Security and Strategic 20thto 24thSeptember, 2010,
Contexts NIAS, National Institute NIAS,Bangalore.
of Advance Studies.

154 Shri. D.Shivashankara Training on Improving 24thto 26thAugust, 2010 at


Rao, Asst.Gr.1. Effectiveness of Private Puri, Orissa.
Secretaries & Personal
Assistants.

155 Shri. M.R.Phala Chandra, Training on Improving 24thto 26thAugust, 2010 at


Senior P.A. Effectiveness of Private Puri, Orissa.
Secretaries & Personal
Assistants.
156 Smt.S.Ganga, Joint The Science of Living 20th to 24th September, 2010
Director. conducted by Academy of at Vadodara.
Human Excellence, Baroda.

157 Dr. H.N.Nagamani, Joint The Science of Living 20th to 24th September, 2010
Director. conducted by Academy of at Vadodara.
Human Excellence, Baroda.

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The following employees delivered lectures on various subject matters.

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No.

1 Dr. N Vasudev, Joint Board of studies meeting. 31st July, 2010 at R V College
Director. of Engineering.

Performance of polymeric
insulators in Indian
transmission system.

Pollution Level Measurements, 19th to 21stJanuary, 2011 at


Condition Monitoring of Swayambhu Hall, Bangalore.
Polymeric Insulators, HV
Testing Techniques &
Lightning Arresters.

2 Dr.R.S.Shivakumara Power Systems Division GE, Bangalore.


Aradhya, Additional capability.
Director.
Power sector development in 19thFebruary, 2011 at BMS
the next decade and chaired College of Engineering,
DC-DC converters and Bangalore.
harmonic filters.
3 Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar, Washed and Blended Coal 16thJuly, 2010 at Hotel
Joint Director. key to power plant Sheraton New Delhi.
performance. Organised by
ASAPP Media Information
Group.

Washed and Blended Coal 16thand 20thAugust, 2010.


key to power plant
performance and Fly Ash
Utilization. Organised for
KPCL Engineers at CPRI.
Advanced Materials, 19thNovember, 2010.
Manufacturing, Management
and Thermal Sciences
(AMMMT) 2010. Organised by
Department of Mechanical
Engineering and Industrial
Engineering & Management,
Siddaganga Institute of
Technology, Tumkur.

4 Dr. S. Seetharamu, The condition monitoring 16th July, 2010 at the


Additional Director. activities in CPRI. Chancery Pavilion, Residency
Road, Bangalore.

Clean Energy Technologies 15th September, 2010 at KPC


and Plant Performance Graduate Engineers
Aspects. Association Shaktinagar,
Raichur.

"Enhancing the energy 17th September, 2010 at


efficiency and the development SwadeshiVignanaSammelana
of renewable energy held at GKVK College,
technologies for improved Bangalore.
economy and environment.

Failure Analysis of Power 21st December, 2010 at


Plant Components case CEMILAC, Ministry of Defence
studies. (R&D), Bangalore.

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Guest speaker on the 11th May, 2010, Organised by


Technology day. BEML, Bangalore.
For judging the Project 14th May, 2010 at ShirdiSai
exhibition. Engineering College, Anekal,
Bengaluru.

5 Shri. K. Suryanarayana, Kannada on Fly Ash 13th September, 2010 at


E.O.Gr.2. Solutions. SwadeshiVignanaSammelana,
GKVK, Bangalore.

6 Dr. P. Sampathkumaran, Failure Analysis of Power 21st December, 2010 at


Joint Director. Plant Components case CEMILAC, Ministry of Defense
studies. (R&D), Bangalore.

7 Shri. M. Venkateswara Rao, Failure Analysis of Power 21st December, 2010 at


EO Gr.4. Plant Components case CEMILAC, Ministry of Defense
studies. (R&D), Bangalore.

8 Dr. P. V. Balasubramanyam, R&D initiatives Power 3rd to 5th August, 2010 at the
Additional Director. Sector. Institute of Technical
Education and Research of
Siksha O Anusandhan
University, Bhubaneswar.

9 Dr.H.N.Nagamani, Joint LV/MV Capacitors and 21st and 22nd June, 2010 at
Director. Reactors for Reactive Power Kaula lampur, Malaysia.
Compensation. Organised by
Power Quality Enhancement
SB, KL, Malaysia.

HV Capacitors and Reactors 23rd and 24th June, 2010 at


for Reactive Power Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Compensation. Organised by
Power Quality Enhancement
SB, KL, Malaysia.
11 Shri. V.Arunachalam, BESCOM Smart Grid project. 30th June, 2011 at Honeywell
Additional Director. Automation.
SCADA and Automation. 6th January, 2011 at CPRI,
Bangalore.

Green power. Karpagam College of


Engineering, Coimbatore.

BESCOM, Smart Grid. 2nd February, 2011.


Organised by Tetra Tech,
USAID at New Delhi.

BESCOM, Smart Grid at 11th March, 2011.


India Smart Grid Promise &
Perspective. Organised by
CDAC, Bangalore.

12 Shri. V.Shivakumar, Smart Grid Technology 10th July, 2010 at Hyderabad.


E.O.Gr.3. overview and Communication
Protocols. Organised by GECE
and CPU.
Standardization 11th March, 2011.
Interoperability at India
Smart Grid Promise &
Perspective. Organised by
CDAC, Bangalore.

13 Shri. M. Pradish, E.O.Gr.2. Architecture & Design, Road 21st and 22nd March, 2011 at
map for Smart Grid. New Delhi.

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No.

14 Shri.M.M Babu Narayanan, Power System in re- 19th February, 2011.


Additional Director. structured Electricity Sector.
Organised by Power Line.

Smart Grid pilot in BESCOM: 10th March, 2011.


A case study. Organised by
IEEE, USA in Bangalore.
15 Shri.R.Sudhir Kumar, EO 4. Energy Audit. 28thAugust 2010, at Dairy
College, Hebbal, Bangalore.

Software Demonstration-Case 6th January, 2011


Studies on Distribution System
Analysis.

Demand Side Management- 7th January, 2011.


Case Studies.

Energy Audit and Accounting


of Distribution system Case
Studies
Demand Side Management.
16 Shri.T.Raghunatha, Joint Concepts and Principles of 6th January, 2011.
Director. Distribution System Loss.
17 Shri.K.Devender Rao, Energy Audit & Accounting: 6th January, 2011.
EO.3. Segregation of Technical &
Commercial losses & Case
Studies.
18 Smt.Viji Bharathi, EO.3. Restructured Accelerated 7th January, 2011.
Power Development and
Reforms Programme (R-
APDRP).
19 Shri.K.Devender Rao, EO.3. Loss Evaluation Technical
and Commercial.

20 Shri.T.Gurudev, Engg. Lecture on Transformers. 9th August, 2010 at CPRI,


Officer Gr.IV. Bangalore.

21 Shri.Chandrashekar, Engg. Routine tests as per IS: 9th August, 2010 at CPRI,
Officer Gr.2. 2026& SFRA test. Bangalore.

Lecture on Transformers. 9th December, 2010 at CPRI,


Bangalore.

22 Shri.Maroti, Engg. Officer Lecture on Switchgear & 12th November, 2011 at CPRI,
Gr.II. Testing. Bangalore.

23 Shri.T.Gurudev, Engg. Lecture on High Power 12th November, 2011 at CPRI,


Officer Gr.IV. Testing. Bangalore.

24 Shri. M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Energy conservation, 27th April, 2010 at JSS


Additional Director. management and auditing in Academy of Technical
thermal power plants. Education, Uttarahalli,
Bangalore.

Energy efficiency enhancement 28th May, 2010 at Karunanidhi


of power plants. College, Coimbatore.

Prospects of Captive power 2ndJuly, 2010 at NPC,


generation. Bangalore.

Best practices in Safety 23rdand 24th July, 2010 at


management. Institution of Engineers
(India), Karnataka State
Centre, Bangalore.

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Indian power sector 28thand 29th June, 2010 at


developments. Karunanidhi Institute of
Technology, Coimbatore.

Best practices in thermal 30th July, 2010 at Mumbai.


power plants, which directly
benefit the customer.
Convened by MERC and hosted
by Tata Power.

Present energy conservation 27th October, 2010 at PGCIL,


techniques used in India and Nagpur.
developed countries.

Road map for next 20 years. 27th October, 2010 at PGCIL,


Nagpur.

Energy efficiency in the end 11th February, 2011 at Peenya


use sector by at EPR 2011. Convention Centre.

Energy efficiency in hydro 18th February, 2011 at KPCL


power plants . Training Centre, Race Course
road.

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Capital Projects

This section provides information on:

 The modernisation of the Short Circuit test facilities and augmentation of the
power transformer test facilities.
 The modernisation and augmentation of the Switch-gear test facilities at CPRI,
Bangalore.
 The augmentation of test facilities for optimization of the 800 kV AC and 800
kV DC transmission systems.
 The centre for excellence for Lifecycle Management and Condition assessment
of high voltage substation and power plant electrical equipment.
 The setting up test facilities for a Pre-Qualification test on 400 kV XLPE cable
system.
 The Centre for Excellence for Dielectric studies.
 The mechanical strength test facility.
 The Centre for Creep and Mechanical testing.
 The Centre for Advanced energy research in the areas of Energy efficiency and
Energy audit.
 The Collaborative Research on emerging technologies.
 The Quality Accreditation for new facilities and business development for CPRI.
 The Augmentation of High voltage, Diagnostic, Relay, Vibration, LED test
facilities and Infrastructure protection.
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Power sector of the country is expanding over the years and during the XI Plan of
Government of India, additional 80,000 MW of power production was planned. This
expansion calls for increased power equipment installation for generation,
transmission and distribution. The institute, in consultation with CEA, IEEMA and
customers, planned to bridge the gaps in testing and research facilities. During the
XI Plan, MoP, Govt. of India approved several projects to augment the facilities at
CPRI.

The projects under implementation during 2010-11 are given below.

 Modernisation of short circuit test facilities and augmentation of power


transformer test facilities - Rs.23.60 Cr.
 Modernisation and augmentation of switch gear test facilities - Rs.24.60 Cr.
 Augmentation of test facilities for optimization of 800 kV AC/DC transmission
systems - Rs.38.00 Cr.
 Centre for excellence for lifecycle management and condition assessment of
high voltage substation and power plant electrical equipment - Rs.11.98 Cr.
 Setting up test facilities for prequalification test on a 400 kV XLPE cable system
- Rs.14.80 Cr.
 Centre for excellence for dielectric studies - Rs.7.68 Cr.
 Mechanical strength test facility - Rs.6.50 Cr.
 Centre for creep and mechanical testing Rs.2.4 Cr.
 Centre for Advanced Research in the areas of energy efficiency and energy
audit - Rs.1.98 Cr.
 Collaborative research on emerging technologies - Rs.1.60 Cr.
 Quality accreditation for new facilities and business development for CPRI -
Rs.1.20 Cr.
 Augmentation of high voltage, diagnostic, relay, vibration, LED test facilities
and infrastructure protection - Rs.62.65 Cr.
 Plan R & D projects - Rs.14.90 Cr.
 Research scheme on power projects - Rs.10.00 Cr.
 National perspective plan R & D Project - Rs.1.22 Cr.

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Physical progress of capital projects


Modernisation of the Short Circuit test facilities and
augmentation of the power transformer test facilities
Objective:

The scheme is taken up with the aim of modernizing the high power laboratory by
setting up following facilities:

 Facility to conduct inductive load switching tests on high voltage circuit


breakers.
 Facility to conduct capacitor current switching tests on 245 kV breakers.
Progress:

The procurement of a drive motor, controls, 24 channel transient reactors etc. has
been completed. Civil works of the annex building for EOT crane and the
supplementary laboratory has been completed. Purchase orders have been placed
for a HV Bushings, an EOT crane, make switch spares, master brakes, centre break
disconnector, reactors and no load/load loss test equipment.

The progress of the project is satisfactory as per the revised date of completion.

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Modernisation and augmentation of the Switch-gear


test facilities at CPRI, Bangalore
Objective:

The scheme is taken up with the aim of modernizing the high power laboratory by
setting up the following facilities:

 Facility to conduct inductive load switching tests of high voltage circuit


breakers.
 Facility to conduct capacitor current switching tests on 245 kV circuit breakers.
Progress:

A static excitation system and SFC for synchronous motor, high-speed recorder
power analyzer has been procured.

Purchase orders have been placed for post insulator, making device, resistor tank,
air core reactors, impulse test system, and 14 and 15 kV current limiting reactors.
Procurement of an impulse unit and DAS spares are under progress; the civil works
of the Synthetic Test Facilities (STF) building have been completed. The progress is
as per revised schedule.

Augmentation of test facilities for optimization of the


800 kV AC and 800 kV DC transmission systems
Objective:

In order to upgrade the testing facility for equipment to meet the future
requirements, the 800 kV AC and 800 kV DC lines and the following facilities are
being augmented in the ultra-high voltage laboratory at Hyderabad.

 An indoor lab for the wet power frequency test corona and radio interference
measurements up to 1200 kV AC.
 A HVDC test set up for 800 kV DC studies.
 Facilities for 800 kV isolator tests.
Progress:

A major test facility for 1200 kV indoor AC test setup, a partial discharge analyser
and a hydraulic platform has been received.

A purchase order has been placed for the DC test setup, an 11 kV VCB Kiosk and
an EOT crane. The civil and steel structural works of the indoor laboratory building
is in progress.

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Centre for excellence for Lifecycle Management and


Condition assessment of high voltage substation and
power plant electrical equipment
Objective:

The objective of the project is to create adequate R & D infrastructure for the
functional evaluation, simulation, ageing studies and diagnostic monitoring of
specimens/models of power apparatus insulation.

Progress:

Most of the equipment identified under the project, like cable sheath fault detector,
recovery voltage meter and electromagnetic core imperfection detector (ELCID)
has been procured.

Purchase orders have been placed for a current signature analyser, winding
resistance meter and PD free transformer. The procurement of a PD detector, Tan
delta capacitance meter and HV transformer is in progress.

The civil works for construction of a laboratory is nearing completion; the progress
is as per schedule.

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Setting up test facilities for a Pre-Qualification test on


400 kV XLPE cable system
Objective:

This project aims at setting up a test facility for a pre-qualification test on a 400 kV
XLPE cable system. The pre-qualification test comprises electrical tests like a
heating cycle voltage test and a lighting impulse voltage test on the complete cable
system with approximately 100m of a full-sized cable including accessories.

Progress:

The major equipment loading coil, pick and carry crane profile projector and 600
kV AC test system has been received.

The tendering process for civil works for construction of a laboratory is in progress.

Centre for Excellence for Dielectric studies


Objective:

The project aims to set up a centre of excellence for di-electric studies, wherein
several laboratories will come up under one roof with additional testing and
research facilities in the areas of di-electric materials and material technologies.

Progress:

Most of the equipment identified for transformer oil testing the IEC 60296 facilities
under the project have been procured and commissioned.

A carbon-hydrogen-nitrogen-sulphur analyzer, mercury analyzer, proximate


analyzer, bomb calorimeter, and an ash fusion determinator have been procured
and are being commissioned; the progress is as per schedule.

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Mechanical Strength Test facility


Objective:

The project is being taken up with the aim of automating the tower erection facility
for testing the transmission line towers and also to augment the vibration test
facility.

Progress:

The tower crane has been commissioned and is under use; a 90 Ks to Newton (KN)
vibration analyser has been recurred and is under commissioning; the project has
been completed.

Centre for Creep and Mechanical testing


Objective:

The proposal covers setting up of Centre for Creep and Mechanical Testing for
the accelerated creep rupture testing, mechanical testing and FEM analysis of the
boiler and turbine components, to assess the creep remaining life and mechanical
properties and to cater to the current advances in thermal power engineering.

Progress:

Purchase orders have been placed for the creep test facility. Purchase orders are
going to be released shortly for a diesel generator set, a stress rupture test
machine, an image analyzer etc.

The progress of the project is as per schedule.

Centre for Advanced energy research in the areas of


Energy efficiency and Energy audit
Objective:

The project was conceived with the aim of creating an advanced energy research
centre for energy efficiency and energy audit services at CPRI. The defined
objectives of the center are:

Benchmark establishment for energy efficiency evaluation of cooling towers.

 Optimization through automation of the data acquisition for the energy


efficiency evaluation of the composite thermal power plants (boilers, turbines,
heat exchangers, auxiliaries, etc.)
 Optimization through automation of the data acquisition and energy efficiency
evaluation of the electrical networks in large industries.
Progress:

Procurement of most of the equipments has been completed and the equipment
has been used for the regular consultancy activity during the energy audits for
process industries, power plants, etc.

The procurement of the DC power supply and the current clamp flow meters has
been completed during the year; the project was completed.

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Collaborative Research on emerging technologies


Objective:

The main objective is to organize advanced research involving utilities, academia


and industries on demand driven research projects relevant to the power sector
and engaging researchers and visiting experts on a contractual basis. The other
objectives are:

 To conduct a certificate course on Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance of


Electrical equipment for practicing engineers.
 To assist PSUs in operational problems and for development of products of
high quality, performance and efficiency.
 To develop a close partnership with the power industry and academia.
 To promote research activities amongst the faculty and sponsored candidates
from industries.
Progress:

The first, short-term, one-year course on testing and maintenance of power


equipment has been completed.

The scientific and technical officers of CPRI have been deputed to MoU signed
institutes to pursue higher studies. The research scholars have been recruited and
are engaged in research activity under various projects of CPRI; the progress is as
per schedule.

Quality Accreditation for new facilities and business


development for CPRI
Objective:

In order to enhance the brand equity of CPRI in the international market, it has
become necessary to change the business strategies for making significant inroads
into the international markets. Also, on account of the booming Indian market
economy, it has become important to meet the growing needs of the national
market.

The present proposal with an outlay of Rs. 1.20 cr. spread over 2 years (from
February, 2010) identifies the road ahead and the action plan to enhance the
market spread and acceptability of the CPRI brand.

Progress:

The accreditations to NABL and ASTA have been renewed. The membership of STL
is being continued. The road shows for business development in the North Eastern
states have been completed.

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Augmentation of High voltage, Diagnostic, Relay,


Vibration, LED test facilities and Infrastructure
protection
Objective:

The objective of the project is to:

 Augment high voltage test facilities at Bangalore, STDS Bhopal and RTL Noida.
 Establishing test facilities for diagnostics of power equipment at RTL Noida and
RTL Kolkata.
 Establishing an echoic chamber for the EMI/EMC test facility at Bangalore.
 Establishing an additional test bay for the Short Circuit test laboratory.
 Augmentation and modernization of the tower and vibration test facility.
 Establishment of a LED test facility.
 Infrastructure protection measures for security threats at Bangalore,
Hyderabad and Bhopal CPRI campus.
Progress:

The progress of the project is:

 A purchase order has been placed for a power frequency transformer. The
procurement of an impulse control and analyzing system, and a DKD
Calibration, 350 KV, 350 KVA AC test system is under progress.
 Procurement of the HPLC, oxidation stability apparatus, capacitance and Tan
Delta Bridge is under progress.
 Detailed specifications for EMI/EMC test facility finalized.
 A purchase order has been placed for a digital storage oscilloscope, and 33 kV
V.C.B the current of other identified equipment is under progress. Detailed
drawings have been made for establishing an additional test bay.
 Procurement of electronic winch and ran is in progress. Estimation and NIT is
under preparation for augmentation of vibration and wake simulation.
 Purchase order placed for digital storage oscilloscope, high precision
multimeter DC power supply. Procurement of LED measuring system is in
progress.
 Work awarded for compound walls and roads at UHVRL Hyderabad. NIT for
other campus infrastructure. As tertian is under progress.

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Administrative Matters

This section provides information on:

 The Governance.
 The Golden Jubilee Celebration.
 The visit of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy.
 The activities related to women employees.
 The liaison officer SC/ST &persons with disability (PWD).
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Governance
The following officers became the members of the CPRI Governing Council and the
society during the year:

 Shri Harishankar Brahma, Secretary (Power), Ministry of power up to 29th April,


2010.
 Shri P. Uma Shankar, Secretary (Power), Ministry of power became president
of CPRI Governing Council with effect from 30th April, 2010.
 Shri. Rama Krishna, member (Power Systems), CEA became a member of
Governing Council with effect from 1st June, 2010.
 Shri R.R. Abhyankar, Head, TPDU, DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology
became a member of Governing Council with effect from 22nd April, 2010.
 Shri B.P. Rao, Chairman and Managing Director BHEL became the member of
Governing Council with effect from 22nd April, 2011.
 Shri. A.S. Bakshi, member (Planning) CEA became the member of Governing
Council with effect from 28th October, 2010.
 Shri Vimal Mahendru, President, IEEMA became the member of Governing
Council with effect from 25th September, 2010.

CPRI celebrates Golden Jubilee


The institute established in the year 1960, celebrated its Golden Jubilee from 16th
January 2010 to 16th January, 2011. To mark the momentous occasion, several
seminars/workshops/training programs were organised during the year and on 16th
January, 2011 the golden jubilee celebrations culminated Dr.P.Balaram, Director,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and
Shri.P.Uma Shankar, IAS, Secretary-Power, Government of India/President-
Governing Council, CPRI presided over the function.

Dr. P. Balaram recalled that the Indian Institute of Science and CPRI have a long
cherished association and birth of CPRI took place in the scenic campus of Indian
Institute Of Science. He also stressed that the two organizations should work on
collaborative programs for conducting research in the area of power sector, and
also on continuing education programs for awarding degrees to the engineers
working in the Central and State Power Utilities, which would also alleviate the
paucity of trained manpower in the power sector.

Shri. Uma Shankar, Secretary (Power) delivering the presidential address express
that the generation of power has to be doubled in next five years and that Govt. of
India is implementing several Thermal and Hydel projects in the end of XI Plan
period i.e. before March 2012. He also mentioned that reforms and distribution
sector is very vital for improving the overall efficiency of the system. The programs
of Restructured APDRP and RGGVY are being implemented in the country to
provide Power to All by 2012. Secretary (Power) desired that CPRI shall come
out with a strategic plan for meeting the needs of the power sector and also
establish its regional centres at North, West and Eastern regions of the country.
Secretary (Power) assured that the Govt. of India would support CPRI in all its
endeavours to become on par with international laboratories.

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The celebrations were memorable one, where, former Director Generals/Directors


were honored by Secretary (Power) for their valuable contributions rendered
during their service to the institute and the power sector in general. On this
occasion, Dr. H.N.Nagamani, Joint Director, CPRI, Bangalore was awarded the
Mylavarapu Subbalakshmi Award.

Before the Golden Jubilee function commenced, Shri. P. Umashankar, Secretary


(Power) inaugurated the first time indigenously developed 50 MVA Short Circuit
Generator Facility at Short Circuit Laboratory and dedicated to the nation. This
would help small and medium scale manufacturers of power equipement to get
tested their products.

Visit of Parliamentary Standing


Committee on Energy
Parliamentary Standing Committee on energy (2010-11) on a spot study mission
visited CPRI on 29th October, 2010 regarding R and D in Renovation and
Modernisation of power plants and improving Distribution Network under R-APDRP
under the chairmanship of Dr.K.Sadashiva Rao, chairman andother committee
members beingShri.V.P.SinghBadnore, Shri. Jagadambika Pal, Shri. P.C.Chacko,
Shri.Paban Singh Ghatowar, Shri.NityanandaPradhan, Shri.M.B.Rajesh,
Shri.E.G.Sugavanam, Shri. Ravindra Kumar Pandey.

Director General Shri.N.Murugesan made a presentation on the activities of CPRI


and the work done in the area of renovation and modernisation of power plants as
well as R-APDRP. The committee members visited the laboratories of CPRI and
appreciated the contribution of CPRI to power sector of the country. A report on
the queries raised by the Honorable Members of Parliament was submitted to the
Ministry of Power.

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Activities Related to Women


Employees
Employment situation of women employees in various posts in CPRI as on 31st
March, 2011 are as follows:

Womens cell in CPRI is functioning since 1997 to look after the welfare of women
employees. The initiatives taken by the womens cell include running of Crche
satisfactorily for the past 14 years for the employees children and grievance
redressal of the women employees of the institute.

Following were the activities of the womens cell from April 2010 to March 2011:

 Maintenance of Creche.
 Smooth functioning of the Creche as per framed guidelines.
 Women employees deputed for training programs on Science of Living and
Landmark Education.

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Statement indicating total number of employees in the Institute and number of


women in each category as on 31st March, 2011.

Sl. Posts Number of Number of % age of


No. employees women women
employees employees

1 Director General 01

2 Additional Director 14 - -

3 Joint Director 67 06 8.95

4 Scientific/ Engineering 155 22 14.83


Officers

5 Scientific/ Engineering 19 01 5.26


Assistants
6 Non-Technical Officers 14 01 7.14

7 Office Staff / Stenographers 106 39 36.79


8 Library Staff 03 03 100

9 Technicians 72 - -

10 Technical attendants/ 121 04 3.30


Attendants

11 Watchmen 48 - -
12 Drivers / Cook-cum- 18 - -
Caretaker

13 Safaiwala 19 03 15.79
Total 657 79 12.02

Liaison Officer SC/ST & Persons


WithDisability (PWD)
Shri M. Janardhana, E.O.4, was appointed as liaison officer for SC/ST & PWD
during the year to look into the grievances and welfare of all SC/ST and PWD
employees of the Institute. The annual report in respect of representation of SCs,
STs, OBC and PWD was submitted to the office of Director & Liaison officer
(SC/ST/PH/Ex-SM) MOP, New Delhi.

Dr.B.R.Ambedkars 119th birth anniversary was celebrated on 1st October, 2010


and the meritorious children of CPRI employees who topped in 10th and 12th
standard examination under different schemes were given merit awards.

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


2011.

Category Total Number of Number of SC Number of ST Others


employees employees employees (including
OBC)

A 235 37 14 184

B 177 36 20 121

C 226 72 34 120

D - - - -

Safaiwalas 19 15 02 02

TOTAL 657 160 70 427

% age - 24.35 10.65 64.99

No. of Physically Challenged employees in the Institute as on 31st March,


2011.

Sl. Post(s) Number of Number of


No. employees physically
challenged
employees

1 Director General 01 -
2 Additional Director 14 -

3 Joint Director 67 -

4 Scientific/ Engineering Officers 155 04

5 Scientific/Engineering Assistants 19 02

6 Non-Technical Officers 14 -
7 Office Staff/Stenographers 106 02

8 Library Staff 03 -

9 Technicians 72 -
10 Technical attendants/Attendants 121 05

11 Watchmen 48 -

12 Drivers/Cook-cum-Caretaker 18 -
13 Safaiwala 19 -

Total 657 13

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Staff strength of the Institute as on 31-03-11.

Director General 01
Additional Director 14

Joint Director 67

Chief Administrative Officer 01

Chief Accounts Officer (SG) 01

Scientific/Engineering officers 174

Technicians 72

Administrative & Supporting 206

Supporting Technical 121

Total 657

Deputation of CPRI officers abroad


Director General, CPRI accompanied Honorable Minister State for Power to South
Korea for meeting various State and Industrial bodies in Power Sector. The officers
of CPRI have also been deputed abroad for various assignments like Short Circuit
Testing Liason meeting, UNIDO Board meeting, Pre-despatch inspection for
Quality Clearence to setup Research and Test facilities, Conference/Training
Programmes etc. The details are provided in Appendix 5.

Membership of CPRI Officers in


International/National Committees
The officers of CPRI are well represented in standardising committees both at
International and National level, CIGRE committee, IEEE, Academic Council
members, accreditation, empanelled assessors for laboratories, research
committees, e.t.c. The details of officers representing the various committees are
provided in Appendix 6.

Research Publication by Officers


The officers of CPRI are regularly working on various Research projects and also
undertake Consultancy activities for Power utilities. The outcome of these would be
in the form of Reports/Publications. The Publications are brought out in
International/National Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops. The details are
provided at Appendix 7.

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Finance and Accounts

This section provides information on:

 The financial performance for the year 2010 -11.


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The institute has done well in its financial performance during the year 2010-11
and earned all-time high revenue of Rs. 13971.07 lakhs.

Revenue earnings during the past five years is as shown below:

Year Revenue Percentage increase


(`
`in Crores) (Base year 2006-2007)

2010-2011 139.71 226.95

2009-2010 96.00 124.66

2008-2009 77.41 81.16

2007-2008 52.16 22.07


2006-2007 42.73

Increased services rendered to the utilities and industries are well reflected in the
financial performance raising the revenue earnings from Rs. 4272.91 lakhs in
2006-2007 to Rs. 13971.07 lakhs during the current year. During the year under
report, as against the revenue realization of Rs. 13971.07 lakhs, the expenditure
on non-plan activities stood at Rs. 13956.04 lakhs resulting in a surplus of Rs.
15.03 lakhs. For the 23rd year in succession, the institute has not drawn any non-
plan grant-in-aid from the government.

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

Non Plan Expenditure Rs. 13956.04 lakhs

Plan R & D Expenditure Rs. 179.13 lakhs

Plan Capital Expenditure Rs. 5541.41 lakhs

RSoP Rs. 138.56 lakhs

NPP Rs. 122.30 lakhs

The institute received grants-in-aid (plan) of Rs. 6151.00 lakhs from the
Government of India during the year. The details along with auditors report are
furnished in Appendix 8.

With many new laboratories commissioned and opened for commercial testing, it is
expected that the trend of increased earning of revenue will continue. As at the
end of March 2011, the capital investment by the Government of India on the
Institute has been Rs. 54479.72 lakhs.

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Capital Expenditure During 2010-2011 under Major


Heads

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Activities in official language - Hindi

This section provides information on:

 Awards.
 The inspection by the Second Sub Committee of Parliament on official
language.
 Workshops and seminars.
 Publications.
 Promotional activities.
 Facilities provided.
 Compliance.
 Hindi Month and Hindi Divas.
 Towns Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC) activities.

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The Official Language Division of the institute trains, assists, monitors and ensures
the implementation of the Official Language policy of the Government of India in
day to day functioning of CPRI and also monitors the check points established for
the purpose

Since 1992 the institute has bagged 23 National awards for the outstanding work
done in the field of official language implementation, inclusive of Indira Gandhi
Rajbhasha Awards, Regional Rajbhasha Awards, MOP Awards, NTPC Awards, TOLIC
Awards etc.

Awards
NTPC Award
CPRI was awarded the NTPC- second award for the good work done in field of
official language implementation for the year 2008-2009 by the Honourable Union
Minister for Power, Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde, during the Hindi Advisory Committee
meeting held on 9th October, 2010 in Coorg, Karnataka.

Shri N. Murugesan, Director General &Dr.VijayaMallik, Sr. Hindi Officer receiving


NTPC Award from the Honourable Union Minister for Power, Shri Sushil Kumar
Shinde at the Hindi Advisory Committee meeting of the Ministry of Power held on
9th October 2010 at Coorg, Karnataka.

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Inspection by the Second Sub-


Committee of Parliament on Official
Language
The official language implementation committee was inspected by the second
subcommittee of Parliament on official language on 11th January, 2011. CPRI was
nominated as coordinator for the programme, during which National Institute of
Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP) and Central Water Commission (CWC)
were the other two organisations inspected. Honourable Member of Parliament Shri
Kishanbhai V. Patel, Smt. Poonam Juneja, Secretary and the officers of the Central
Secretariat participated in the inspection programme. The CPRI team was led by
Shri. N. Murugesan, Director General and other senior officers of the institute. A
display was arranged on the occasion. The efforts for official language
implementation were appreciated by the committee.

Honorable Members of Parliament of the Second Parliamentary Committee on


Official Language participating in the Inspection Programme held on 11th January
2011.

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Officers of CPRI led by the Director General Shri N. Murugesan participating in the
inspection programme.

Display of CPRI activities arranged during the inspection programme.

Workshops and Seminars


Health seminar
A health seminar on Prevention of Joint Problems was organized on 23rd
September, 2010 for the benefit of the employees and was led by Dr. Manish
Samson, Orthopedic Surgeon, FORTIS.

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Expression development workshop


An expression development workshop in Hindi was organized on 28th March, 2011
on Our experiences educate us.

Publications
Vigyan Deepti
The Hindi version of the technical articles published in CPRI News 2009 was
brought out as Vigyan Deepti and the publication was sent to all the offices under
the Ministry of Power Department of Official Language and various state Electricity
Boards and TOLIC member offices etc.

CPRI news
The journal of the institute, CPRI News, is published in a bilingual version every
quarter.

Promotional Activities
Technical articles competition
To promote Hindi writing in the technical field, an Annual Technical Articles
Competition under the auspices of TOLIC and sponsored by CPRI is being
organized for the past 16 years and the best three articles were awarded prizes on
Hindi Divas in the institute, Bangalore.

Incentive scheme
Incentive schemes for working in Hindi are in vogue in CPRI.

Facilities Provided
Multilingual software in server
Leap Office, the multilingual software, was installed in the server, so that all
computers connected to LAN have the facility of working in Hindi.

Supply of forms
Hindi/Hindi- Kannada/Hindi-English forms used in the institute are uploaded in
organizational intranet Gyan Shakti.

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CPRI website
The website of the institute is now available in Hindi. Tenders in Hindi were posted
on the website along with the English versions, apart from publishing in
newspapers.

Compliance
Requirement under Section 3/3 of the Official Language Act were fully complied
with and all office orders, circulars, reports etc. were issued in a bilingual version.

Hindi Month and Hindi Divas


Hindi month was organized in the institute from 30th August, 2010 and ten
competitions were conducted separately for employees with proficiency and
working knowledge of Hindi.

Hindi Divas was celebrated on Tuesday, 14th September, 2010. Shri N. Murugesan,
Director General chaired the function. Prizes for various competitions and incentive
schemes were distributed on the occasion.

Towns Official Language


Implementation Committee (TOLIC)
activities
Rajbhasha Shield for the year 2009-10
Four Rajbhasha shields were awarded to the member offices for their outstanding
work in the field of official language.

Kaveri
The 19thedition of Kaveri, the journal of Town Official Implementation Committee
was published and were distributed to the member offices and to other TOLICS all
over India.

Inter organizational competitions


12 inter organizational competitions were held for the member offices form 19th
October to 25th November, 2010.

Joint Hindi Divas celebration


Joint Hindi Divas was celebrated on 2nd December, 2010 at the Department of
Space. Shri N. Murugesan, Director General, chaired the function. Six prizes were
awarded for each competition.

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Regional Rajbhasha Award-First


Towns Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC) was awarded the
first prize for outstanding work done in the field of official language for the year
2009-10 by the Honourable Minister of state for Home Affairs Shri Ajay Maken in
Vishakhapatnam on 21st December, 2010 during the Regional official language
conference.

Shri N. Murugesan, Director General and Dr.VijayaMallik, Sr. Hindi Officer receiving
Award from the Honorable Minister of state for Home Affairs Shri Ajay Maken at
the Regional Official Language conference held at Vishakhapatnam on 21st
December, 2010.

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Appendix 1

The Standing Committee as on 31st


March, 2011

Chairman
Shri. A.S.Bakshi
Member (Power Systems)
Central Electricity Authority,
Sewa Bhawan, R.K. Puram,
NEW DELHI-110 066.

Members
Dr. M. Ravi Kanth Shri. Rakesh Jain
Joint Secretary, Joint Secretary & FA,
Ministry of Power, Ministry of Power,
Shram Shakti Bhavan, Shram Shakti Bhavan,
Rafi Marg, Rafi Marg,
NEW DELHI 110 001. NEW DELHI 110 001.

Member Convener
Shri. N. Murugesan
Director General,
Central Power Research
Institute,
BANGALORE-560 080.

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Appendix 2

The Committee on Research as on 31st


March, 2011

Chairman
Shri. A.S. Bakshi
Member (Planning),
Central Electricity Authority,
Sewa Bhawan, R.K. Puram,
New Delhi-110 066,

Members
Shri. R.R. Abhyankar Mrs. Phebe Beryl
Scientist-G, Chief Engineer,
DSIR, Ministry of Science & Research & Development
Technology, (R&D) NCES,
Technology Bhavan, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board,
New Meharauli Road, NPKRR Maaligai,
New Delhi-110 016, 800, VIII Floor (West Wing)
Anna Salai,
Chennai-600 002,

Shri. V.K. Kanjlia Dr. T. Asokan


Secretary, Chief Scientist,
Central Board of Irrigation & Electrical Technologies and
Power, Systems,
Malcha Marg, GE Global Research,
Chanakyapuri, John F Waltech Technology
New Delhi-110 021, Center,
122, EPIP, Whitefield Road,
Bangalore-560 066,

Shri. A.K. Mahendru Shri. Narayan Misal


General Manager, Chief Engineer (Training and
Research & Development (R Safety),
& D), Mahadiscom,
NTPC Ltd., Eklahare, Nasik ,
R & D Centre, PIN-422 110,
A-8-A, Sector-24,
Ph: 0120-2410310,
Noida-201301, Uttar
Pradesh,

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Shri. S.N. Muni Narayana Shri. Anupam Arya


Suptd. Engineer Head,
(Electrical/Research Research & Development (R &
&Development Centre), D),
Karnataka Power ABB Ltd., Maneja,
Transmission Corporation.
Ltd., Vadodara-390 013,

C-Block, Ground Floor,


Cauvery Bhavan,
Bangalore-560 009,

Shri. Vimal Mahendru Shri. D.J. Ramesh


President, Indian Electrical & Chairman,
Electronics Manufacturers M/s. Vijay Electricals
Association,
6-3-648/1&2,
IEEMA, 501, Kakad ,
Chambers Off Raj Bhavan Road,

132, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Somajiguda,

Worli, Mumbai-400 018. Hyderabad-500 082,

Dr. H.S. Jain Shri. Banerjee Maras


Executive Director (R&D), Chief Engineer (Transmission),
Corporate Research & West Bengal Electricity
Development (R & D), Transmission Co. Ltd.,
Bharat Heavy Electricals Bidyut Bhavan, Block DJ
Ltd., Vikas Nagar, Sector-II Bidhannagar,
Hyderabad-500 593, Kolkata-700 091,

Shri. P.R. Raghuram Shri. Mahendranath M


General Manager, Executive Engineer
Power System Operating (Electrical),
Co., Karnataka Power Corporation
Southern Region Load, Ltd.,
Dispatch Center, Sudarshan Complex,
29, Race Course Cross Road, No.22/23, Seshadri Road,
Bangalore-560 009, Bangalore-560 009,

Shri. N. Murugesan
Director General,
Central Power Research
Institute,
Bangalore-560 080,

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Appendix 3

The Committee on Testing and


Certification as on 31st March, 2011

Chairman
Shri. A.S.Bakshi
Member (Power System)
Central Electricity Authority,
Sewa Bhavan, R.K. Puram,
New Delhi-110 066,

Members
Prof. G.R. Nagabhushana Shri. S.P.Hiremath
Prof. Emeritus (Retired), SCF & Head
Department Of High Voltage Bureau of Indian Standards,
Engineering, Peenya Industrial Estate,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 058,
IISC (Post),
Bangalore-560 012,

Shri. Jayadev Nanda Shri. Chintala Maheshwar


Executive Director (SR) Reddy
NTPC Ltd., General Manager, QA
2 nd th
and 5 Floor, Vijay Electricals Ltd.,
MCH Complex, R.P. Road, Somajiguda,
Secunderabad-500003, Hyderabad-500 082,

Shri, H. Anil Kumar Shri. A.Guha


General Manager Member (Commercial)
Electroporcelains Division, West Bengal State Electricity,
Bharat Heavy Electricals Distribution Company Ltd.,
Ltd., Bidyut Bhavan, Block-DJ,
Prof. C.N.R. Rao Circle, Sector-II, Bidhannagar,
Opp. IISC, Malleshwaram, KOLKATTA-700 091,
BANGALORE-560 012,

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Shri. H.N.Narayan Prasad Shri. P. Narasimha Murthy


Technical Director Retired Chairman,
Karnataka Power Karnataka Power Transmission
Corporation Ltd., Corporation Ltd., No.817, 6th
#82, Shakti Bhavan, Cross,
Race Course Road, MCR Layout, 5th Main, Vijaya
BANGALORE-560 001, Nagar,
BANGALORE-560 040.

Shri. Vaibhav Khandekar Dr.S.Gopal


Head (Product Development) Executive Director
Siemens Ltd., W.S. Test Systems Pvt. Ltd.,
M.V. Switchgear and Switch 27th KM, Bellary Road,
Board, Doddajala Post,
P.B. No.85, Thane Belapur Bangalore-562157,
Road,
E-mail:mwbil@bgl.vsnl.net.in.
Thane 400 601,

Shri. P.V. Krishna Business Technology Leader,


Director General, GE PCTDC, II Floor, III Phase
Indian Electrical & John F. Welch
Electronics Manufacturing ,TechnologyCentre Pvt. Ltd.,
Association, # 501, Kakad #52,Export Promotion,
Chambers, Industrial Worli,
#132, Dr. A. Besant Road, Park, Phase II, Hoodi Village,
Mumbai-400 018, Whitefield, Bangalore-560
066,

Shri. Bharat Bhushan Shri. N. Murugesan


Executive Director, Director General,
Southern Region Central Power Research
Transmission System-II, Institute,
Power Grid Corporation of Prof. C.V. Raman Road, P.B.
India Ltd., No.8066,
Sahakara Bhavan, Sadashivnagar P.O.,
#32, Race Course Road, BANGALORE-560 080,
BANGALORE-560 001,

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Appendix 4

The RSoP Expert Committee as on


31st March, 2011

Chairman
Shri. N. Murugesan
Director General
Central Power Research
Institute
P.B. No.8066
Prof. Sir. C.V. Raman Road
Bangalore-560080

Members
Head, R&D Planning Division Shri. M.C. Bhatnagar
(RDPD) General Manager, (R & D)
Council of Scientific & Power Grid Corporation of
Industrial Research India Ltd., Corporate R & D
Anusandhan Bhawan Division, Soudamini Plot
2, Rafi Marg No.2, Sector-29, Gurgaon-122
001, Haryana
New Delhi-110 001

Shri. Gajendra Behari Shri. V.K. Kanjlia


Director Secretary
Research & Development Central Board of Irrigation and
(R&D) Power
Central Electricity Authority, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri
Sewa Bhawan New Delhi-110 021
Rama Krishna Puram
New Delhi-110066

Dr.D. Tukaram, Professor


Department of Electrical Dr.H.S.Jain
Engineering General Manager, Corporate
Indian Institute of Science, Research & Development (R
Bangalore-560012 &D)
Bharat Heavy Electricals
Limited
Corporate R and D Division
Vikasnagar
Hyderabad-500093

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Head, SERC Division & Shri. S.N.Muni Narayana


Scientist G Superintendent Engineer
Department of Science and (Electrical)
Technology Research & Development (R
Technology Bhawan &D)
New Mehrauli Road Karnataka Power Transmission
New Delhi-110016 CorporationLtd., Kaveri
Bhawan
Bangalore-560 009

E.R. Virinder Singh Dr.S.Seetharamu


Dr. Chief Engineer Additional Director
Human Resource Materials Technology Division
Development (HRD) Central Power Research
Shed No.F.4 Institute
Punjab State Electricity P.B.No: 8066, Prof Sir.
Board, Patiala C.V.Raman Road
Punjab-147 001 Bangalore-560 080

Dr. R.S.S. Aradhya Dr. P.V. Balasubramanyam


Additional Director Additional Director
Power System Division (PSD) Centre for Collaborative &
Central Power Research Advanced Research (CCAR,
Institute Training),
Bangalore-560 080 Central Power Research
Institute
Prof. Sir. C.V. Raman Road
Bangalore-560080

Dr.R.Ramesh Babu D. Devendranath


Additional Director Joint Director, UHV Research
Earthquake Engineering and Laboratory
Vibration center Central Power Research
Central Power Research Institute
Institute P.B.No: 9, Uppal P.O,
Prof Sir. C.V.Raman Road Warangal Highway
Bangalore-560 080 Hyderabad-500 039

Dr. J. SundaraRajan
Joint Director & Head
R & D Management Division
Central Power Research
Institute
Prof. Sir. C.V. Raman Road
Bangalore-560080

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Appendix 5

Personnel Deputed Abroad for


Meeting/Training/Pre-despatch
Inspection of Equipment during2010-
2011
Sl Name and designation Purpose Duration
No.

1 Shri.V.S. Nandakumar, For attending the 18th STLA 29th to 30th April, 2010.
Engineering Officer Gr.5. Committee Meeting held at
Myrtle Beach SC, USA.
2 Shri.V.V. Pattanashetti, For participation in the 10th to 13th May, 2010.
Scientific Officer Gr.5. UNIDO Industrial
Development Board Meeting
at Austria.
3 Shri. N. Murugesan, Director As a member of the Indian 11th to 14th May, 2010.
General. delegation led by Honorable
Minister of State for Power to
South Korea for meeting
various trade and industry
bodies in the power sector in
Korea.

4 Shri. B.Gunasekaran, For attending pre-despatch 26th to 28th May, 2010.


Additional Director. inspection of Indoor AC Test
System at the works of M/s.
High Volt at Dresden,
Germany.
5 Shri. Anumula Yellaiah, For attending pre-despatch 26th to 28th May, 2010.
Scientific Officer Gr.5. inspection of Indoor AC Test
System at the works of M/s.
High Volt at Dresden,
Germany.

6 Dr. Nagamani H N, As faculty for delivering 23rd and 24th June, 2010.
Engineering Officer Gr.5. lecture on LV/MV Reactive
Power Compensation & HV
Reactive Power Compensation
at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

7 Shri. S. Ramaprasath, For imparting training on type 2nd and 3rd August, 2010.
Engineering Officer Gr.5. routine and factory testing of
MV and HV Power Cables for
the Engineers at Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia.

8 Dr.P.M. Nirgude,Engineering For pre-despatch Inspection 6th to 9th September, 2010.


Officer Gr.5. on Partial Discharge Analyzing
System at the works of M/s
Lemke Diagnostics System,
Dresden, Germany.

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Sl Name and designation Purpose Duration


No.

9 Shri. J Santhosh, For pre-despatch inspection 11th to 13th October, 2010


Engineering Officer Gr.5. and routine tests on High
Voltage Reactors at the works
of M/s.Beijing Power
Equipment Group, Beijing,
China.

10 Dr.H.N. Nagamani, For attending the Annual 25th to 28th October, 2010
Engineering Officer Gr.5. meeting of IEC/TC 33/MT/WG
on Power Capacitors to be
held at Frankfurt, Germany.
11 Shri B.V.Raghaviah, For the 58th STL Technical 28th and 29th October, 2010.
Additional Director. Committee meeting at
Ludvika, Sweden.

12 Shri. M. Venkateswara For pre-despatch inspection 22nd to 24th November, 2010


Rao,Engineering Officer of extensive flue gas analyser and 26th to 29th November,
Gr.5. at the works of M/s. MRU 2010.
GmbH, Germany and training
for supply of Portable coal
flow measurement system at
M/s.e.con, Emmendingen,
Germany.

13 Shri. S. Ramaprasath,Joint For pre-despatch inspection 6th and 7th December, 2010.
Director. of 2400 kV, 240 kJ Impulse
Voltage Test System at the
works of M/s. Haefely Test
AG, Switzerland.
14 Shri. K.P. Meena,Engineering For pre-despatch inspection 6th and 7th December, 2010.
Officer Gr.4. of 2400 kV, 240 kJ Impulse
Voltage Test System at the
works of M/s. Haefely Test
AG, Switzerland.

15 Dr.R. Ramesh Babu, For attending pre-despatch 2nd to 8th March, 2011.
Additional Director. inspection of Servo Hydraulic
Shaker System at the works
of M/s. Dynamic Testing &
Equipment at Michigan, USA.
16 Shri. R. PanneerSelvam, For pre-despatch inspection 2nd to 8th March, 2011.
Engineering Officer Gr.4. of Servo Hydraulic Shaker
System at the works of M/s.
Dynamic Testing & Equipment
at Michigan, USA.

17 Shri. B. V. Raghavaiah, For participation in the 7th to 10th March, 2011.


Additional Director. WETEX 2011, 13th
International exhibition and
for organizing the CPRI Stall
during the exhibition held at
Dubai, UAE.

18 Shri. Suhas S.B., Joint For participation in the 7th to 10th March, 2011.
Director. WETEX 2011 13th
International exhibition and
for organizing the CPRI Stall
during the exhibition held at
Dubai, UAE.

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Appendix 6

Membership of CPRI Officers on


International/National Committees
Sl. Name Member Name of the Committee
No.

1 Shri. N. Murugesan, Director Standing Invitee IEEMA Executive Council.


General.
Chairman India Smart Grid Forum.

Convenor Working Group-2 of LITD-10,


BIS.

Senior Member International Society of


Automation(ISA),
Bangalore (2006-2009).
Member IEEE.

Member European Smart Metering


Alliance (ESMA), UK.

2 Shri. B.H. Narayana, Life Member Indian Society of non-


Additional Director. destructive testing.

Invited Member To take part in the meeting of


"CREEP PANEL" advisory
committee to Central Boiler
Board.

Member Task force on thermal


Generation (including Gas
&nuclear Standing Committee
on R&D MOP).

3 Dr. S. Seetharamu, Member Indian Society of Non-


Additional Director. destructive testing.

Tribiological Society of India.

Vice Chairman Indian Institute of Plant


Engineers, Bangalore.

Member Academic Council, Siddaganga


Institute of Technology,
Tumkur, NMIT, Bangalore and
Kuppam Engineering College,
Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh.
Expert member KTPP Act Expert Committee
KPCL.

Indian Society of Analytical


Scientists, Mumbai.

Member, ASM International.

Life Member, Indian Ceramic


Society.

4 Shri.G.Sengupta, Additional Chairman Low Voltage Switchgear and


Director. Control gear Sectional
Committee, ET 07.

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Sl. Name Member Name of the Committee


No.

Member BISET 39, Fuses Sectional


Committee.
Member CIGRE, India National Study
Committee on Transformers
and ETD 08, High Voltage
Switchgear and Control gear
Sectional Committee.

5 Shri.M. M. Babu Narayanan, Member ETD40/P3-Dynamic


Additional Director. performance of HVDC
transmission systems.
ETD40/P14- HVDC Ground
Electrodes.

ETD40/P2-AC/DC Harmonics
and Fractions.

CIGRE National Study


Committee B4: HVDC & Power
Electronic Equipment.
IEEE, World Energy Council
Task Force on
Interconnectivity.

IEEE, Power & Energy Society.


Technical Advisory Panel
(TAP) on computers, Govt. of
Karnataka.

PG Curriculum Committee,
Anna University, Chennai.

Independent member CERC, New Delhi, Managing


committee of Power System
Development Fund for two
years.
6 Dr.R.S.Shivakumara Alternate member BIS Sectional Committee on
Aradhya, Additional Director. Surge Arresters (ET 30).

Alternate member BIS Sectional Committee on


HVDC System (ET 40).
7 Dr. P.V. Balasubramanyam, Member Power System Transmission
Additional Director. Planning Committee of PGCIL,
New Delhi.

Fellow The Institution of Engineers


(India), Kolkata.

Member CIGRE National Study


Committee C2 on Power
System Operation and
Control.

Member CIGRE National Study


Committee C1 on Power
System Planning &
Development.

Member Board of Studies, Kalaisingam


University, Madurai, Tamil
Nadu.

Member Academic Council, Siddaganga


Institute of Technology,
Tumkur.

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No.

Expert member Academic Council for Power


and Energy Division of
Engineering Staff College of
India, Hyderabad.
Member Academic Council, Jawaharlal
Nehru Technological
University, Ananthapur,
Andhra Pradesh.

8 Shri. M. Siddhartha Bhatt, Member Generation Technical


Additional Director. Committee of IERE, Japan.
Member State Level Energy
Conservation Award Scheme
Committee, Department of
Energy, Govt. of Karnataka,
Bangalore.

Member Task Force on Conservation &


Efficiency under NPP,
Government of India, Ministry
of Power, New Delhi.

Member MNRE committee on


augmentation of solar PV and
associated test centers of
MNRE.

Member Member BIS committee ET-28


Solar photovoltaic energy
systems.

Member Waste to energy gasification


and power generation,
KUIDFC, Karnataka.
Member Think tank for DSM Centre,
BESCOM, Bangalore.
Member Sustainable Living-ecology
literacy for all, Centre for
Green Building materials and
Technology, Bangalore.
Member State level committee on
implementing energy
conservation in Municipalities,
Directorate of Municipal
Administration, Government of
Karnataka.
Member- Technopreneur Promotion
Project Review Committee Programme of DSTR, Ministry
of Scientific and Industrial
Research, Government of
India.

Life member Solar Energy society of


India,New Delhi.

Life member Energy Conservation society,


Trivandrum.

Life member Institution of Engineers


(India), Calcutta.
Member State level committee for
Biofuel Policy for Karnataka,
MGRID.

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Sl. Name Member Name of the Committee


No.

9 Shri. B.Gunasekaran, Chairman High Voltage Engineering


Additional Director. Sectional Committee, ET19,
BIS.

Member 1200kV test station project


steering committee of
Powergrid.
Chairman KendriyaVidyalaya, NFC
Nagar, Ghatkesar, Hyderabad.

10 Shri. V. Arunachalam, Member ET-13 - Metering Convenor of


Additional Director. expert panel forMetering
Protocol.

11 Dr. Ramesh Babu, Additional Member CIGRE National Study


Director. Committee, working group
B2.4 overhead lines.

12 Shri. B.V. Raghavaiah, Chairman Electro technical sectional


Additional Director. committee for Transformers-
ET-16.
Member Electro technical sectional
committee for high voltage
switchgear and controlgear,
ET-08.
Member Electro technical sectional
committee for fuses ET-39.
Member Development Council of Heavy
Electricals & Allied Industries
constituted by Government of
India, Ministry of Heavy
Industries & Public
Enterprises, Department Of
Power, New Delhi.

Member CIGRE International Council


on Large Electric Systems.

Expert Technical Assessor NABL.

Member MP Electricity Regulatory


Commission.

Member Short Circuit Liaison(STL),


Technical Committee Meeting.

13 Shri. NagarajaRao.V.N, Joint Alternate Electrical Apparatus for


Director. Member explosive atmospheres
Sectional Committee ET 22,
BIS.

14 Shri. Prabhakar Hegde, Joint Member IEEE.


Director.

15 Shri. R.S. Kamalakar, Joint Member IEEE.


Director.

16 Shri. S.B.Suhas, Joint Member IEEE.


Director.

17 Shri. T. Raghunatha, Joint Alternate Member Studying IEC Document ETD


Director. 37/p.1 relating tooverhead
conductors and accessories in
BIS-ETSectional Committee.

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No.

18 Shri. M. D Anantha Babu, Member Conductors and Accessories


Joint Director. for Overhead Lines"Section
Committee No. ET 37 of M/s
BIS, NewDelhi.
19 Shri. Dr. N. Vasudev, Joint Member IEEE.
Director.
Member Board of Studies at
Vishveshvaraya Technological
University, Belgaum for
autonomous colleges.

Member Insulation requirement of EHV


Transmission Voltage level at
CEA.

Alternate member KPTCL Technical Committee.

National committee member CIGRE for overhead lines.

20 Mrs. S. Ganga, Joint Member Solid Electrical Insulating


Director. Materials and Insulating
Systems Sectional Committee,
ET 02.

Representative from CPRI In a working group comprising


of NTPC (convener), 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 and
ministries.
21 Shri. S. Ramprasath, Joint Chairman ET 09 of power cables.
Director.
Member CIGRE Committee B1,
insulated cables.

Committee member Working Group B1-24 for the


preparation of technical
brochure No.415 named Test
Procedures for HV Transition
Joints for Rated Voltages 30
kV (Um=36kV) up to 500 kV
(Um=550 kV).

Working Group B1-25 for the


preparation of technical
brochure No.446 named
Advance Design of Metal
Laminated Coverings-
Recommendations for tests,
guide to use, Operational
feedback.

22 Dr. H.N. Nagamani, Joint Chairperson Sectional Committee on Power


Director. Capacitors ET 29 of BIS,
NewDelhi.

Member IEEE.

WIE IEEE.

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Sl. Name Member Name of the Committee


No.

IEC TC 42 WG 14-High
voltage techniques-
Measurement of Partial
discharges by electromagnetic
and Acoustic methods-IEC
62478.

IEC TC 33 Power Capacitors


and Applications.
NDT Level I Certified Acoustic Emission testing as
Engineer per American Society for Non-
destructive testing (NDT).

23 Mr. P. Sampathkumaran, Member Tribiological Society of India.


Joint Director.
Member Indian Society for Analytical
Scientists.

24 Dr. M. Shekhar Kumar, Joint Member Task Force (Power


Director. Environment Interface) under
National Perspective Plant for
R&D in Indian Power Sector.

DSIR Screening Cum


Technical Evaluation
Committee for National
Awards for R & D efforts in
Industry.
25 Dr. C. Jayarama Naidu, Joint Life member Indian Society of Analytical
Director. Scientists, Bhabha Atomic
Research Centre, Mumbai.

26 Shri. D. Ravindra, Joint Alternate member BIS Committee ET03-Fluids for


Director. electro-technical applications.

27 Shri. B.M.Mehra, Joint Expert member IEC-International


Director. Electrotechnical Commission
Committee No. IEC TC 38 for
instrument transformer and
representing Bureau of Indian
Standards, New Delhi in their
two subcommittees.
IEC TC 38/MT40: Maintenance
team of IEC 60044-6, current
transformer for transient
performance.

IEC TC38/WG AHG41:Working


group for power quality
measurement.

Member of sectional Electrical Insulators and


committee Accessories, ET-06, Bureau of
Indian Standards, New Delhi.

Principal member Standing committee to


investigate the failure of
equipments at 220kV and
above sub-stations.

Member IEEE, the worlds leading


professional association for
the advancement of
technology.

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Sl. Name Member Name of the Committee


No.

28 Shri. B. R. Ravishankar, Joint Member BIS Section Committee on LV


Director. Switchgear & Control gear,
ET-07.

Member IEEE.

Observer ASTA.

29 Shri. Swaraj Kumar Das, Alternate member Instrument Transformers, ET-


Joint Director. 34.
30 Shri. C. P. Jairam, Joint Lead assessor NABL, New Delhi.
Director.
Senior member IEEE.

Principal member ET-34, BIS Sectional


committee on Instrument
Transformer.

Member NABL Accreditation


CommitteeInstitution of
Engineers.

31 Shri.T. Raghunatha, Joint Alternate member Studying IEC Document ETD


Director. 37/p relating to overhead
conductors and accessories in
BIS-ET sectional committee.

32 Smt. Amruthakala, Joint Alternate member BIS Power System Relays


Director. Sectional Committee ET 35.

33 Smt. K.S.Meera, Joint Member EMTP user group.


Director.
Correspondent member WG 34.17 Software models
for use with EMTP.

Member NSC-B5 on Power System


Protection and Controls.

34 Shri.V.S.Nandakumar, Joint Alternate member BIS Sectional Committee ET-


Director. 08 HV Switchgear and Control
gear.
35 Shri. S. Sudhakar Reddy, Member ET-16 Committee for
Joint Director. Transformer of BIS.

36 Mr. Ramakrishna, Joint Associate member Institute of Chemists, Kolkata.


Director.
Life member Society of Analytical Scientists,
Mumbai.

Donor member Karnataka


RajyaVijnanaParishath,
Bangalore.

Life member Kannada SahityaParishat,


Bangalore.

37 Shri. A.Yellaiah, Joint Member Working group-dis-connectors


Director. and bus-post insulators for
1200 kV test station project
committee of Powergrid.

38 Dr. Pradeep M.Nirgude, Joint Member Working group-power


Director. transformers for 1200 kV test
station project committee of
Powergrid.

39 Shri. A. Awasthi, Joint Member Institution of Engineers India


Director. and IEEE.

Observer ASTA.

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Sl. Name Member Name of the Committee


No.

Member representing CPRI BIS committee on Fuses


Sectional Committee ET39.
40 Shri. S. Bhattachaarya, Joint Member representing CPRI BIS committee on Instrument
Director. Transformers Sectional.
Committee ET34.

41 Shri. B.A. Sawale, Joint Senior member IEEE.


Director.
Corporate member IETE.
Member ISTE.

BIS ET-13 committee.

CBIP committee on energy


meters.

42 Shri. M. A. Ansari, Member IEEE.


Joint Director.

43 Shri. A. R. Ravikumar, Joint Senior Member Technical Committee on


Director. Refrigerator.

Technical Committee on Air


Condition.

44 Smt. Kanya Kumari, Joint Member BIS Surge Arrester


Director. Committee.

45 Shri. S. Vijaya Kumari, Joint IEEE member, BIS Committee ET03-Fluids for
Director. Principal member electro-technical applications.

Life member Indian Society of Analytical


Scientists, Bhabha Atomic
Research Centre, Mumbai.

46 Shri. V. V. Pattanshetti, Joint Alternate member BIS Committee ET03-Fluids for


Director. electro-technical applications.

47 Shri. G. Kishore Kumar, Life member Indian Society of Analytical


E.O.IV. Scientists, Mumbai.

Life associate member Indian Institute of Chemical


Engineers, Kolkata.

48 Shri. R. Sudhir Kumar, Alternate member ET-28 Committee on Solar PV


E.O.IV. Energy System BIS.

Member Society of Energy Engineers


and Managers (Executive
council).

49 Shri. Rajashekar P.Mandi, Associate member Institution of Engineers (I),


E.O.IV. Kolkata.

Chairman Working group to work out


the role & responsibilities of
CEM/CEA in Karnataka formed
by KREDL, Bangalore.

Alternate member BIS committee ET-28 Solar


photovoltaic energy systems.

Member Member BIS committee ET-23


Electric lamps and their
auxiliary section.
Life member Indian Science Congress,
Kolkata.

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No.

President Karnataka Society of Energy Engineers


Chapter and Managers (SEEM).
50 Shri. S. Jothibasu, E.O.IV. Alternate member Member BIS - Wind energy
sub-committee (ME 04:4).

Member Society of Energy Engineers


and Managers (SEEM).

51 Mr. M. Janardhana, Member Indian Society of Non-


E.O.IV. Destructive Testing.

52 Mr. M. Venakteshwara Rao, Member Indian Society of Non-


E.O.IV. Destructive Testing.

53 Mr. V. Saravanan, Life member Combustion Institute


E.O.IV. Pittsburg, USA.

54 Ms. Sarita Dongre, E.O.IV. Member The Institution of Engineers


(India).

55 Shri. T Bhavani Shankar, NDT Level I Certified Acoustic Emission testing as


E.O.IV. Engineer per American Society for
Nondestructive testing (NDT).

Principal member Power Capacitors Sectional


Committee ET 29 of BIS.

Member Technical Evaluation


Committee for setting up of
calibration facility for C and
tan delta bridges at NPL, New
Delhi.
56 Shri. H.R. Manjunath, Member Metrology Society of India,
E.O.IV. New Delhi.

57 Shri. G.B. Balaraju, E.O.IV. Member Technical Committee on


refrigerators.
Technical committee on Air
Condition.

58 Smt. K.P.Meena, E.O.IV. Principal Member ET 09 Power Cables Sectional


Committee of BIS,New Delhi.

59 Shri. M.Selvaraj, E.O.IV. Member Use of Structural Steel in


Overhead line Towersand
Switch yard Structure and
Masts for Telecommunication
and Flood lighting" sub
committee- CED 7:1 of BIS,
New Delhi.

Alternate Member "Panel of Experts on CBI & P


Manual onTransmission lines"
New Delhi.

Life Member Institution of Engineers


(India) Kolkata.

60 Shri. B.R.Vasudevamurthy, Observer ASTA.


E.O.III.

61 Shri. N. Rajkumar, E.O.III. Life member Solar Energy Society of India.


Society of Energy Engineers
and Managers (SEEM).

62 Mr. S. Vynatheya, Scientific Member Indian Society of Analytical


Officer Gr.III. Scientists.

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No.

63 Mr. M.G. Anandakumar, Member Indian Ceramic Society.


E.O.III.
64 Shri. A. K. Khanra, E.O.III. Member The Institution of Engineers
(India).

Solar Energy Society of India,


New Delhi.

Life member Society of Energy Engineers &


Management (SEEM),
Thiruvananthapuram.
65 Shri. V. Asai Thambi, E.O.III. Member Winding Wire Sectional
Committee ET -33rdSectional
Committee, ET 02.

66 Shri. V.Shivakumar, E.O.III. Member LITD 10 on SCADA.


67 Ms. PriyamdaChandel, Member The Institution of Engineers
E.O.II. (India).
68 Shri. S. Pathak, E.O.II. Member ISET.

69 Shri. G. Venkateshwarlu, Member ISTE.


E.O.II.
70 Shri. V. Vaidhyanathan, Alternate member Power Capacitors Sectional
E.O.II. Committee ET 29 of BIS.

71 Shri. S. Pathak, E.O.II. Member Indian society for Technical


Education.

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Appendix 7

PapersPresented/Published Indicating
Venue/Journal

Sl. Title of the paper Author Presented/ Published in


No. (Shri/Smt/Ms) journal

1 Transformer Maintenance H.C. Keshavamurthy. Seminar on Condition


by Analysis of transformer Monitoring of Sub Station
oil. equipment at CPRI, RTL,
Nodia, on 29.03.11.

2 Dielectric Properties of Poly P. Thomas, Dr. K.T. Varughese, Compos, Sci. Technol. 70
Vinylidene fluoride / Dr. K. Dwarakanath, K.B.R. (3) (2010) 539-545.
CaCu3Ti4O12 composites. Varma.

3 Dielectric Properties of Poly P. Thomas, Express Polymer Letters 4


Vinylidene S. Satapathy, (10) (2010) 632 64.
fluoride/CaCu3Ti4O12nano
crystal composite thick Dr. K. Dwarananath, K.B.R.
films. Varma.

4 Condition Monitoring of D. Ravindra, ITMA Journal


Transformers by Dissolved G. Kishore Kumar. Sept Oct 2010.
Gas Analysis.

5 Characterisation of Polymer P. Sadasivamurthy. Workshop on Energy meter


components of Static organized by
Energy Meter. Instrumentation Division of
CPRI, Bangalore from 16th
to 17th March, 2011.

6 Short Circuit Performance N.Maheshwara Rao, National Conference on


of MCB in a DC circuit. Girija, Latest Trends in LT/HT
Switchgear & Controlgear
B.R.Vasudevamurthy, Technology, STDS, CPRI,
Swaraj Kumar Das. Bhopal27th and 28th
January, 2011.

7 Dynamic Analysis of M. M. Babu Narayanan, S. Ashok, Conference PICC 2010


Renewable Integration with and Suhas Shirbavikar. organized by GEC, Thrissur,
Smart Grid. Kerala on 6th March 2010.

8 Three Tier Monitoring P.Chandra Sekhar, Devender Rao, India International Energy
systems for RGGVY R.Sudhir Kumar, T.Raghunatha, Submit, during the 27-28th
Programme - Case C.P.Jairam and M.M.Babu January 2011, Nagpur,
Studies. Narayanan. India.
9 Renewable Energy K.S.Meera, B.V.Raghavaiah. International conference on
Resources and their concurrent Techno and
utilization. Enviro search, during 4-5
December, 2010,
NITTTR,Bhopal.

10 Wide area measurement A.Amruthakala, National conference on


system for operational J.Anand Kumar. latest trends in HT/LT
control of power system - a switchgear & Controlgear
status paper. Technology, STDS, Bhopal
during 27-28th January
2011.

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No. (Shri/Smt/Ms) journal

11 Role of Tan Delta Testing in L.N.Giri, Arvind Pandey, Seminar on Condition


Substation Equipment M.K.Jaiswal. Monitoring of Sub-Station
condition Assessment. Equipment at RTL Noida
on 29th March 2011.
12 Condition Monitoring of Dr Pritee Goyal, S.N.Boruah. Seminar on condition
Power Transformers by oil monitoring of substation
Testing Properties. equipment,RTL,Noida, 29th
March 2011
13 Infrared Thermography for Arvind Pandey, L.N.Giri, -do-
Condition Monitoring of M .K.Jaiswal & B.M.Mehra.
Substation Equipment.

14 Mobile Test laboratory for L.N.Giri, Arvind Pandey and -do-


On-line Accuracy Testing B.M.Mehra.
and Condition Monitoring of
EHV Class Instrument
Transformers.

15 Experimental study on S. Jothibasu. National Conference on


significance of fill area on Technological Advances
Cooling Tower for New Power Generating
performance. Units and for Performance
Enhancement of Present
Plants organized by CPRI
at Bangalore during 18th-
19th November 2010, pp II-
42-49.

16 Energy efficiency S. Jothibasu. -do-


improvement of Hydro
power plants.
17 Optimization of M.Siddhartha Bhatt and S. -do-
performance of hydro Jothibasu.
power units in run of the
river stations.
18 Energy efficiency S. Jothibasu. National workshop on
improvement in heating, Refrigerator & Air
ventilation and air conditioner testing latest
conditioning (HVAC) trends and Standards &
systems. Labeling organized by
CPRI at Bangalore during
20th-21st December 2010,
pp 137-150.
19 Solar PV LED systems for Rajashekar P. Mandi, National Conference on
office lighting applications. Prof. Udaykumar, LED at Central Power
Research Institute,
R.Yaragatti, Surathkal. Bangalore on December
13th-14th2011, pp. III-1 to
II-11.
20 A novel tool condensate N. Rajkumar, M.S.Bhatt and National Conference on
depression monitor. R.Sudhir Kumar. Technological Advances
for New Power Generating
Units and for Performance
Enhancement of Present
Plants organized by CPRI
at Bangalore during 18th-
19th November 2010, pp I-
49-52.

21 Performance analysis of N. Rajkumar. -do-


steam generators.

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22 Performance enhancement N. Rajkumar -do-


of steam turbines.
23 Impact of transient M.Siddhartha Bhatt. Two Day workshop on RLA
operations on life and study of Boilers 4th-5th
performance of boilers. March 2011, Raipur,
Chattisgarh.
24 Hybrid clean coal M.Siddhartha Bhatt. National Conference on
technology (Ultra Technological Advances
supercritical steam cycle for New Power Generating
with gasification Units and for Performance
conversion) for power Enhancement of Present
generation from sub- Plants, 18th-19th November
bituminous coals &Lignites. 2010, CPRI, Bangalore.

25 The interrelationship M.Siddhartha Bhatt. -do-


between heat rate, load
ability and design margins
over the maximum
continuous rating of fossil
fired generating units.

26 Energy audit of auxiliary Rajashekar P. Mandi, -do-


power in a coal fired Prof. Udaykumar R. Yaragatti.
thermal power plant.

27 Reduction of auxiliary Rajashekar P. Mandi, CPRI, -do-


power through improving Prof. Udaykumar R. Yaragatti,
the performance of NITK, Surathkal.
auxiliary equipments.
28 Experimental study on S. Jothibasu. -do-
significance of fill area on
cooling towerperformance.

29 Optimization of M.Siddhartha Bhatt and S. -do-


performance of hydro Jothibasu.
power units in run of the
riverstations.

30 Energy conservation Rajashekar P. Mandi& Prof. -do-


opportunities in gas and Udaykumar R. Yaragatti.
hydro turbine generators.

31 Integration of solar energy M.Siddhartha Bhatt. -do-


technologies into fossil
thermal power plants.

32 Energy efficiency analysis N. Rajkumar. -do-


of power boilers.

33 Solid State (LED) Lighting M.Siddhartha Bhatt. National Conference on


Technology- Overview. LED at Central Power
Research Institute,
Bangalore on December
13th-14th, 2011.

34 Solid State (LED) Lighting M.Siddhartha Bhatt. -do-


Technology- Recent
Developments.

35 Applications and market for M.Siddhartha Bhatt. -do-


India in the near future for
LED lighting Technology.

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36 Performance evaluation of Rajashekar P. Mandi and K. Proc. National Conference


LED systems Towards Pradeep. on LED at Central Power
Standardization. Research Institute,
Bangalore on December
13th-14th, 2011.

37 Controls for lighting Rajashekar P. Mandi and K. -do-


systems. Pradeep, Udaykumar R Yaragatti.

38 Enhancing energy efficiency Rajashekar P. Mandi& S. 5th International


of auxiliary power system Setharamu, and Udaykumar R Conference on Industrial
in a 210 MW coal fired Yaragatti. Information System 2010,
power plant through energy Published in IEEE Explorer,
efficiency. organized by NITK,
Surathkal during 29th July
1st August 2010.
39 Trends and Advances in Dr. P.Sampathkumaran, National Conference on
LED Technology. K. R. Srinivasan, Dr. Recent Trends and
S.Seetharamu. Technological Advances in
Light Emitting Diode (LED)
lighting systems, CPRI,
Bangalore.13th to 14th
December 2010.

40 Solar PV- Diesel Hybrid Rajashekar P. Mandi and -do-


Energy System For Rural Udaykumar R Yaragatti.
Applications, , Venue.
41 Testing of solar lighting Pradeep K. and Sudhir Kumar R. -do-
systems-LED vs. CFL.

42 Energy Efficiency S. Jothibasu. National workshop


improvement of HVAC organized by EATD on 20th-
system. 21stDecember 2010 at
Central Power Research
Institute, Bangalore.

43 Clean generation M.Siddhartha Bhatt. National seminar organized


technologies for Indian by Institution of Engineers,
coals. Chennai during 25th-
26thFebuary2011 on Recent
Technological
developments in Energy,
Energy Efficiency and
Energy conservation.

44 Solar Energy integration for M.Siddhartha Bhatt. -do-


Indian Fossil Power Plants.

45 Clean energy technologies M.Siddhartha Bhatt. National workshop on latest


for power generation from trends and technologies in
sub-bituminous coals efficient operation and
&lignites. maintenance of boilers,
conducted by National
Productivity Council from
17th to 18th Feb 2011 at
Bangalore.

46 Energy Efficiency analysis S. Jothibasu. National seminar organized


of large water pumping by Institution of Engineers,
stations - a case study. Chennai during 25th-26th
Feb. 2011 on Recent
Technological
developments in
Energy,Energy Efficiency
and Energy conservation.

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47 Sizing of Solar PV systems Rajashekar P. Mandi, -do-


for office lighting Prof. Udaykumar,
applications.
R. Yaragatti.

48 SPV-LED Applications and M.Siddhartha Bhatt. All India Seminar on Energy


market for India in the near Management through
future. Renewable Sources and
Efficient Technologies,
January 8th-9th, 2011 at
Bhopal (MP), Institution of
Engineers (India), MP State
Centre and Suzlon.

49 Energy Management and S. Jothibasu. Workshop conducted by


Energy Audit. Silicon Institute of
Technology, Bhubaneswar
on Energy conservation,
21-23rd January 2011.

50 Energy efficient water M.Siddhartha Bhatt & R.P.Mandi. IEEMA Journal, Vol.2, No.6,
pumping systems for hydro February, 2011.
power plants.

51 A methodology for M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Seetharamu S CPRI Journal Vol. 5, No. 2,


computation of and Rajkumar N. September 2009.
experimental annual station
heat rate benchmark.

52 Instrumentation and M.Siddhartha Bhatt, S. Electrical India, Vol. 50, No.


controls for coal fired Seetharamu and N Rajkumar. 3, March 2010, pp. 50-63.
thermal power plants for
effective generation cost
control.
53 Optimization of cooling M.Siddhartha Bhatt & N. Cooling India, Vol. 6, No. 3,
towers for fossil fuel power Rajkumar. June 2010, pp. 24-36.
plants.

54 Knowledge processes in M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Rajashekar P. Industrial Showcase, Vol.6,


coal fired thermal power Mandi & N.Rajkumar. No.2, February 2011.
plants.

55 Advanced controls for M.Siddhartha Bhatt. Cooling India, Vol.7, No.1.


window and split ACs. January-February2011.

56 Knowledge processes in M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Rajashekar P. Industrial Showcase, Vol.6,


coal fired thermal power Mandi & N.Rajkumar. No.2, February 2011.
plants.

57 Analysis on effect of fill S. Jothibasu. Cooling India, Vol. 6, No.5,


area on performance of a September-October 10.
cooling tower.

58 Efficiency enhancement in M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Rajashekar P. Lighting India, Vol. 5, No.


street lighting through Mandi and N. Rajkumar. 5, September-October
intelligent controllers. 2010.

59 Scaling effect of direct solar U C Aurnachala, M. Siddhartha Journal of Solar Energy


hot water systems on Bhatt and Sreepathi L K. Engineering, Transactions
energy efficiency. of the ASME, Vol. 132,
November 2010.

60 Operational optimization of M. Siddhartha Bhatt, Seetharamu Energy Manager, Vol. 3,


coal fired thermal power S and Rajkumar. No. 2, June 2010.
plants.

61 Advances and challenges in M.Siddhartha Bhatt. Electrical India, Annual


Energy efficiency. 2010, Vol. 50, No. 11,
November 2010.

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62 Enhancement of energy M.Siddhartha Bhatt. Journal of Scientific &


efficiency and loading of Industrial Research, Vol.70,
steam turbines through No. 1, 2011.
retrofitting 2-d designs with
3-d designs.

63 LED lighting technology. M.Siddhartha Bhatt. Lighting India, Vol.6, No.1,


January-February 2011.

64 Solid state (LED) lighting M. Siddhartha Bhatt. Lighting India, Vol. 5, No.
technology-Overview. 6, November-December
2010.
65 A Need for Innovation-Coal M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Rajashekar P. Special Issue on Coal and
handling and Conveying in Mandi and N. Rajkumar. Coke, Bulk Solids handling,
Thermal Power Plants, Bulk Vogel, (Germany) Vol. 30,
Solids Handling (Germany). No. 7, October, 2010.
66 Energy efficient natural M.Siddhartha Bhatt, Rajashekar P. Cooling India, Vol. 6, No. 5,
cooling systems for hydro Mandi and N. Rajkumar. September -October10.
power stations.

67 Residual Life Assessment M. Venkateswara Rao, Workshop on Latest Trends


of Gas Turbine Components Dr. S. Seetharamu, in Gas Turbines, NTPC,
CPRI Experiences. Hyderabad.14th to 17th
Dr. P. Sampathkumaran, R.K. Sept. 2010.
Kumar.

68 Low Frequency M. Janardhana, R.K.Kumar, National Seminar on NDE


Electromagnetic Technique Dr. P.Sampathkumaran, based Condition
for corrosion Mapping of S.Seetharaamu. Assessment of Plant
Boiler Tubes; A typical Life Components, TRC, CPRI,
Assessment Case Study. Nagpur.21st October, 2010.

69 Advanced Materials M. Venkateswara Rao, International Conference


Technology needs to meet DR. S. Seetharamu, on Advanced Materials,
the challenges of Oxidation, Manufacturing,
Corrosion & Wear of Dr. P. Sampathkumaran, Management & Thermal
Components in Power Dr. M. Shekarkumar. Sciences, SIT,
Sector. Tumkur.18th& 19th
November 2010.

70 Corrosion Mapping of R.K.Kumar, M.Janardhana, Dr. National Conference on


water wall tubes in Thermal P.Sampathkumaran, Dr. Technological Advances
Power Plants through low S.Seetharamu. for New Power Generating
frequency Electro Magnetic Units and for Performance
Technique. Enhancement of Present
Plants, CPRI, Bangalore.
18th to 19th November,
2010.

71 Computational Fluid R. K. Kumar, -do-


Dynamics Approach for V. Sarvanan,
Prediction of critical erosion
regions in Francis Turbine Dr. S. Seetharamu,
under different Silt L. Raiyaz Ahmed,
Conditions. H. Pratap.
72 A CFD study on the V.Saravanan, R.K.Kumar, -do-
blended coal firing in a Suprabha,
typical 210MW boiler.
Ramakrishna, Dr. S. Seetharamu.

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73 Failure analysis of Power S. Seetharamu. Workshop on Failure


Plant Components; Case Analysis of Aerospace
Studies. Engineering Components,
Centre for Military
Airworthiness &
Certification (CEMILAC),
Ministry of Defense,
Bangalore.21st December
2010.

74 Review of technological S. Seetharamu, International Conference


advances in high R.K. Kumar, on Composites for 21st
temperature overhead line Century, Current & Future
composite conductors. P. Sampathkumaran, trends organized by IISc-
K.N. Shivakumar. Bangalore, North Carolina A
& T State University-USA
and ISAMPE-Bangalore at
IISc,Bangalore. 4th to 7th
January 2011.

75 Effect of Organo-modified R.M. Devarajaiah, -do-


Montmorillonite Nano B. Suresha,
particles on the three body
abrasive wear of Carbon K. N. Shivakumar, S. Seetharamu,
Fabric reinforced epoxy P. Sampathkumaran.
composites.

76 Dielectric properties of M. G. Veena, -do-


nanosilica filled epoxy K.N. Shivakumar,
Nano-composites.
S. Seetharamu,
N. M. Renukappa.

77 Effect of Montmorillonite Rashmi, -do-


Clay on AC conductivity and N. M. Renukappa,
dielectric strength of
Nanocomposites. K. N. Shivakumar,
P. Sampathkumaran.

78 Chromium Manganese P.Sampathkumaran, International Journal of


iron system design cast in C.Ranganathaiah, Advanced Manufacturing
metal and sand moulds for S.Seetharamu, Technology, Springer
erosion resistance. Publications.1st-4th, March
Kishore. 2011.

79 Determination of critical B. Gurudatt, S.Seetharamu, Journal of CPRI


/resonant speeds of a P. Sampathkumaran, 6-1, March 2011.
bladed rotor disc of a single B.S.Ajaykumar.
stage impulse type high
speed steam turbine rotor.

80 Evaluation of the effect of V.Saravanan, R.Shivakumar, Industrial Engineering and


the concentration of CO2 S. Jayanti, Chemical Research (ACS
on the overall reactivity of Paragon Publications).
Indian sub bituminous coal Ramakrishna,
and lignite chars during S. Seetharamu.
CO2/O2 Combustion.

81 Corona and RIV testing of B.Gunasekaran


electrical equipment.
Workshop on High voltage
82 Generation of high Dr. D. Devendranath Test & Measurement
voltages. Techniques held on 11&
12th November, 2010 at
83 Measurement of Dissipation A.Yellaiah Hyderabad, organized by
factor and partial UHVRL, CPRI, Hyderabad.
Discharges from HV
equipment.

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84 Impulse testing of Dr. D. Preed Nirgude, Joint


transformers. Director.
85 Dielectric testing of HV B.Gunasekaran , Workshop on High voltage
equipment. Dr. D. Preed Nirgude, test and Measurement
techniques 11th and 12th
K.A. Aravind, November,2010, UHVRL,
Kurumurthy Hyderabad.

86 Lightning impulse Dr. D. Preed Nirgude,


evaluation by reducing B.Gunasekaran
noise &smoothing the data
using FIR filters.
Papers presented at 16th
87 Experimental investigations Dr. D. Preed Nirgude National Power System
to identify SFRA Conference held on 15th-
measurement. Sensitivity 17th December, 2010 at
for detecting faults in Osmania University
transformer. Hyderabad.
88 Corona loss measurement B.Gunasekaran
in corona cage on UHV and A.Yellaiah
bundle conductors.

89 Current Status of B.V. RaghavaiahM.K. Wadhwani Transformer market 2010


Transformer testing and Yugal Agarwal E.O.Gr.3. held on 25th& 26th October,
facilities in India. 2010 at new Delhi
organized by Powerline-
India infrastructure
Publicity Pvt. Ltd. new
Delhi.
90 Short circuit testing B.V. RaghavaiahM.K. Wadhwani -do-
experience. and Yugal Agarwal E.O.Gr.3.

91 A Practical approach to the B.V. Raghavaiah, M.K. Wadhwani International Conference


short circuit testing of & Yugal Agarwal E.O.Gr.3. on electrical Power &
transformers. Energy Systems (ICEPES
201) organized by Electrical
Engineering Department of
MAINT, Bhopal, on 26th to
28th August 2010.

92 Motor-less operation of B.V. Raghavaiah, N.R. Mondal and -do-


short circuit generator A A.K. Dutta, E.O.4.
CPRI perspective.

93 Maintenance and B.V. Raghavaiah, N.R. Mondal, National Seminar on NDE


Conditiona Monitoring of M.A. Ansari and A.K. Dutta, E.O.4. based condition
Short Circuit Testing Plant: assessment of plant
40 Years Experience of component at TRC,
CPRI. Nagpur.

94 Failure of short Circuit B.V. Raghavaiah, Additional International conference


Generator - A case study. Director, N.R. Mondal, Joint (5th) Power system
Director, M.A. Ansari and A.K. protection and automation
Dutta. at CBIP New Delhi.

95 Simulation of field B.A. Sawale. -do-


conditions for reliability
Evaluation of Electronic
Energy Meters.

96 Need for harmonizing B.A. Sawale. International


tender specifications of conferenceMetering India-
Energy meters. 2011 organized by IEEMA
on 20th & 21st Jan, 2011.

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No. (Shri/Smt/Ms) journal

97 Energy Efficient Lighting B.V. Raghavaiah, A.k. Khan and All India seminar on
Systems. Rajendra Singh. Energy management
through Renewable
Sources & Efficient
Technologies on 8th& 9th
January 2011 at Institution
of Engineers (India),
Bhopal.
98 Sizing of Solar PV System Rajshekar P. Mandi, E.O (CPRI, -do-
for Office Lighting Bangalore) and presented by A.K.
Applications. Dutta.

99 Renewable Energy B.V. Raghaviah and Yugal International Conference


Resources and their Agarwal. on Concurrent Techno &
Utilization. Environ Search at National
Institute of Technical
Teachers Training &
Research (NITTTR),
Bhopal.
100 EMC compliance of LT B.V. Raghaviah and Yugal National conference on
switchgears and control Agarwal. Latest trends in LT/HT
gears. Switchgear Technology,
organized by STDS on 27th
January, 2011 at Hotel
Jehan-Numa Palace,
Bhopal.

101 Switchgear Maintenance in B.V. Raghavaiah, N.R. Mondal, -do-


a Generator based Short M.A. Ansari, Bhagirath Sharmaand
circuit testing plant. A.K. Dutta.
102 Communication structure S. Bhattacharyya, Joint Director, -do-
and requirement for fast S.Munshi, E.O.4 andLeena H. Roy,
function of substations. E.O.3.

103 Protection of Electrical B.V. Raghavaiah, S. -do-


equipments in enclosures Bhattacharayya, A.K. Khairwar,
against environment E.O. 4, R.s. Pandey, E.O.3, P.
hazards. Jain, E.O.3, Satish Kumar, E.O.2,
G. Venkateswarlu, E.O.2.
104 Miniature Circuit Breaker, B.V. Raghavaih, A. Awasthi and S. -do-
S.C. test & ARC Quenching. Pathak, E.O.Gr.2.
105 Trends in design and short B.V. Raghavaih, Awasthi, Mr. -do-
circuit performance in Khanna and H. Leena Roy, E.O.3.
residual current operated
circuit breaker.
106 Capacitor current Switching B.V. Raghavaiah M.K. Wadhwani, -do-
on Medium Voltage Vaccum M.s.Takker, E.O.4 and Yugal
Circuit Breaker. Agarwal, E.O.3.

107 Surge Arrestor Short Circuit B.V. Raghavaih, M.K. Wadhwani, -do-
Test experiences and K. Grover, Takker, E.O.4, Yugal
critical review of the IEC Agarwal, E.O.3 and Kamlesh
Standard. Khorgade, E.O.2.

108 Internal Arc Test on Metal B.V. Raghavaiah, M.K. Wadhwani, -do-
enclosed Switchgear & Joint Director, D.K. Grover, Yugal
Motor terminal box A Agarwal, E.O.3 and Dipti Ranjan
review. Sahoo, E.O.2.

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No. (Shri/Smt/Ms) journal

109 Non Destructive Evaluation Dr. S.K. Nath, and B.H. Narayana. Workshop on Remanant
in Remanant Life Life Assessment (RLA)
Assessment (RLA) study of Study of Boilers organized
Boilers. by CPRI, Nagpur during 4-
5th March 2011.

110 Learning from forced Arvind Kumar, Dr. S.K. Nath and -do-
Outages. B.H. Narayana.

111 Remnant Life Assessment T.M. Rao, Rajesh Ranjan,. -do-


(RLA) Study of Process
Steam and Power Boilers.
112 Destructive Tests in RLA Arvind Kumar, D.M. Gourkhede, Workshop on Remanant
study of Boilers. E.O.4, Rajesh Ranjan. Life Assessment (RLA)
Study of Boilers organized
by CPRI, Nagpur during 4-
5thMarch 2011.

113 Condition Assessment of U.S. Joshi. National Seminar on NDE


Reinforcement Concrete based Condition
Structure. Assessment of Plant
Components organized by
CPRI, Nagpur during 21st
October 2010.

114 On line Condition T.M. Rao, S.P. Kalambe. -do-


Monitoring of Plant
Equipments CPRI
Experience.

115 Condition Assessment and Rajesh Ranjan. -do-


Remaining Life Study of
Utility and Heat Recovery
Boilers.

116 Condition Monitoring of T. Bhavani Shankar, Gururaj S. Conference on condition


Transformer Insulation by Punekar (NITK), monitoring (ICCM-2011)
Accoustic Emission H.N.Nagamani, during February 2011
Technique Case Studies. Organized by GITAM,
A.Sudhindra. University, Vishakapatnam,
AP.

117 On-Line Accoustic PD T. Bhavani Shankar, T & D Asset management


Measuremetn in Oil Filled H.N.Nagamani, V. Vaidhyanathan, Workshop organized by
Power Transformers-CPRI MNC-CIGRE/CIRED
Experience. A.Sudhindra. Malayasia, Kuala Lumpur.

118 Acoustic Emission T. Bhavani Shankar, Gururaj S. 3rd International conference


Technique for Condition Punekar (NITK), on Power Electronics and
Monitoring of Power H.N.Nagamani, Intelligent Transportation
Transformers: A case study Systems (PEITS 2010).
on identical units. A.Sudhindra.

119 Design of metallic screens S. Ramaprasaath, M. Sudhindra, Conference on Power


for Power Cables. K.P. Meena, Thirumurthy and G.K. Cables Cable Tech 2010
Raja. CPRI, Bangalore 25th and
26th November 2010.

120 CPRI experience in testing S. Ramaprasath, K.P. Meena, -do-


& evaluation of power Thirumurthy, G.K. Raja and A
cables & accessories. Sudhindra.
121 Evaluation of components S. Ganga, S. Ramaprasath, V. Asai Conference on Power
for cable accessories. Thambi and A. Sudhindra. Cables Cable Tech 2010
CPRI, Bangalore 25th and
26th November 2010.

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122 Dielectric Response in P.K. Poovamma, -do-


Frequency Domain A T.R. Afzal Ahmed, Thirumurthy,
diagnostic Tool to assess K.P. Meena, A Sudhindra
condition of MV Power
Cable Systems.

123 Development of Compact Dr. Ramesh Babu. National Conference of


Transmission Line Towers Latest Trends in Design
with Polymer Insulation and Testing of
Arm. Transmission Line Towers
during 22nd-23rdNovember
2010.

124 Seismic qualification of Dr. Ramesh Babu. Workshop on Vibration and


substation equipment. Seismic Testing of
Equipment on 2nd and 3rd,
December 2010 organized
by EVRC.
125 Seismic qualification of PaneerSelvam. -do-
equipments for nuclear
power plant.

126 Vibration and shock testing V. Srinivasa Murthy. -do-


of equipment & design of
fixtures.

127 Seismic Qualification of Dr. Ramesh Babu. National Conference on


Switchgears. Latest Trends in LT/HT
Switchgear and Control
Gear Technology on 27th &
28th January 2011.

128 Deisgn of Sub-Station Dr. Ramesh Babu. Two day workshop on


Structures. Substation Design and
Maintenance organized by
PS Division CPRI.

129 Energy Meter Testing and Madhusudan Kadloor. Two day workshop on
itschallenges. Energy Meter Testing and
its challenges held at
CPRI, Bangalore on 16th
March 2011.

130 Calibration of Reference H.R. Manjunath. -do-


Energy meter Calibration
with uncertainty
measurement calculation.

131 Refrigerator Testing A.R. Ravikumar. National workshop on


facilities in CPRI. Refrigerator & Air
Conditioner Testing-Latest
Trends & Standards &
Labeling organized by
CPRI, Bangalore on 20-21st
Dec.2010.

132 Air condition testing G.B. Balaraju. -do-


facilities in CPRI.

133 Testing of electrical A.R. Ravikumar, National workshop on


appliances for star marking. G.B. Balaraju, Emerging Technologies in
Electrical Power Engg. With
A. Lourdhunadhan. focus energy conservation
NWET-2011.

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No. (Shri/Smt/Ms) journal

134 National Mission on A.R. Ravikumar, All India seminar organized


Enhanced Energy Efficiency G.B. Balaraju, by Institute of Engineers,
CPRI contribution. India, A.P. at Hyderabad
A. Lourdhunadhan. during 24-25thNovember
2010.

135 Recent technological devt. G.B. Balaraju. All India seminar organized
In Energy, Energy by Institute of Engineers.
Efficiency & energy cons. Chennai on 25-
26thFebruary. 2011.

136 Check Testing Activities at A.R. Ravikumar, All India seminar organized
CPRI for Bureau of Energy G.B. Balaraju, by Institute of Engineers,
Efficiency. Bhopal.
A. Lourdhunadhan,
M. Naganna.

137 Evolution of polymeric Dr. N. Vasudev and P.V. International conference on


insulators in Indian Vasudevan Nambudiri. emerging trends in
transmission system. Electrical & Computer
Technology ICETECT 2011
will be held at St. Xavier
College of Engg,
Chunkankadia, Nagercoil,
Tamil Nadu.

138 External insulation Dr. N. Vasudev, P.V. Vasudevan Workshop on High Voltage
problems in H.V. Nambudiri. Test and Measurement
Transmission system & Techniques, UHVRL, CPRI
remedial measures. Hyderabad, 11-12, 2010.

139 Performance of polymeric Dr. N. Vasudev, P.V. Vasudevan Conference on Power


insulator material under Nambudiri. Cables Cabletech 2010 on
accelerated ageing. 25-26thNovember 2010.
140 A window based software P. N. Hrishikesh& Dr. N. Vasudev. ICTM, 2010 (International
to evaluate the risk of conference on test &
failure of insulators under measurement at Phuket,
polluted conditions. Thailand) on December
1.2.2010.

141 Performance of SR Dr. N. Vasudev, P.V.V. Nambudiri GRIDTECH 2011


insulators with and without and M.N. Dinesh. Conference.
Bio contamination and
Hydrocarbon pollution.

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Appendix 8
Sundararajan & Harish
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
S. SUNDARARAJAN, M.Com. FCA, AICWA
S. HARISH BABU, B.Sc., FCA.
S. ASWIN, B.Com, FCA, DlSA (ICA)
S. SANTHOSH, B.Com, FCA, DISA (ICA)

Auditors Report
To
The Governing Council
1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Central Power Research Institute ("The
Institute") as at March 31, 2011, the Income & Expenditure Account for the year ended
on that date and also the Receipts & Payments statement of the Institute for the year
annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Institute's
Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements
based on our audit.
2. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in
India. These Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable
assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An
audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and
disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting
principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating
the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a
reasonable basis for our opinion.
3. Further, subject to our comments in the Annexure, we report that:
a. We have obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and
belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit;
b. In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Institute, so
far as appears from our examination of those books and proper returns adequate for the
purposes of our audit have been received from the branches not visited by us;
c. The Balance Sheet, Income & Expenditure Account and Receipts & Payments statement dealt
with by this report are in agreement with the books of accounts and returns from the branches; .
4. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given
to us and subject to our comments in the annexure to this report, the said accounts
together with the notes thereon give a true and fair view in conformity with the
accounting principles generally accepted in India:0.
a. in case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Institute as at March 31,2011;
b. in case of the Income & Expenditure Account, of the excess of income over expenditure of the
Institute for the year ended on that date; and
c. in the case of the Receipts & Payments statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that
date .
For Sundararajan & Harish
Chartered Accountants

(Santhosh.S)
Partner
Place: Bangalore Membership No: 212254
Date: 02.07.2011 FRN 004218S
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No: 13/2, 4th Cross, Nagappa Street, Palace Nagar, Bangalore-560 003 Telephone 080-23446761/62
Fax: 080-23567104. Email: admin@sandh.in

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Annexure to the Auditors Report

Re: Central Power Research Institute


(Referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date)
1. The estimated liability for gratuity, pension and leave encashment, as per the actuarial
valuation as on March 31st, 2009 is ` 269.78 Crores. The value of these funds created by
the Institute as on March 31st, 2011 is` 171.05 Crores. As explained to us there has
been considerable increase in the valuation due to pay revision, the balance of` 98.73
Crores will be provided based on availability of surplus.
2. Refer Note no.4 of Schedule 18 relating to provision of Income Tax, where in the
Institute has not provided towards these taxes. The effect of non-provision cannot be
determined as assessments or under progress.
For Sundararajan & Harish
Chartered Accountants

(Santhosh.S)
Partner
Place: Bangalore Membership No: 212254
Date: 02.07.2011 FRN 004218S

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Balance Sheet as on 31st March 2011


(Amount in `)
Capital Fund and Liabilities Schedule Current Year Previous Year

Capital Reserve representing Assets 1


acquired from Grant-in-Aid from 573,03,35,969 532,18,83,822
Government of India and others

Reserves and Surplus 2


21,85,31,060 22,07,78,549

Earmarked and Endowment Funds 3


196,99,76,077 134,25,42,887

Grants from Government of India 4


85,21,48,882 64,71,96,368

Unsecured Loans and Borrowings 5


76,00,000

Current Liabilities and Provisions 6


40,87,32,394 43,12,85,967

TOTAL
917,97,24,382 797,12,87,593

Assets

Gross Fixed Assets 7


567,52,80,596 532,31,74,617

Less: Depreciation provided


43,87,92,676 22,05,75,232

Net Fixed Assets


523,64,87,920 510,25,99,385

Investments from Earmarked and 8


137,99,76,077 117,75,42,887
Endowment Funds
Current Assets, Loans and Advances 9
256,32,60,385 169,11,45,321

TOTAL
917,97,24,382 797,12,87,593

Notes on Accounts and Contingent 17


Liability
Significant Accounting Policies 18

Schedules 1 to 9 and 17 & 18 form part of Balance Sheet

As per our report of Even Date for


Sundararajan and Harish
Chartered Accountants

Bangalore (N.R. Padmanabha) (N. Murugesan) (S. Santosh)


02-07-2011 Chief Administrative Officer Director General Partner
(In-charge Accounts) Membership No. 212254
FRN- 004218S

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Income and Expenditure Account for the year ended


31st March 2011
(Amount in `)
Schedules 10 to 16 and 17 & 18 form part of Income and Expenditure Account

Income Schedule Current Year Previous Year

Income from Test Fee & Consultancy 10


129,27,02,885 91,10,54,579

Fees 11
2,59,54,387 45,70,408

Interest Earned 12
6,84,20,966 3,93,11,339

Other Income 13
1,00,28,494 50,78,508

TOTAL (A) 139,71,06,732 96,00,14,834

Expenditure

Establishment Expenses 14
94,77,90,254 55,72,76,987

Other Administrative Expenses 15


22,76,24,446 19,64,70,992

Depreciation 16
22,01,89,201 20,49,22,761

TOTAL (B) 139,56,03,901 95,86,70,740

Balance being excess of Income


15,02,831 13,44,094
over Expenditure (A-B)

Balance being surplus carried to


15,02,831 13,44,094
General Reserve

Notes on Accounts & Contingent 17


Liability

Significant Accounting Policies 18

As per our report of Even Date for


Sundararajan and Harish
Chartered Accountants

Bangalore (N.R. Padmanabha) (N. Murugesan) (S. Santosh)


02-07-2011 Chief Administrative Officer Director General Partner
(In-charge, Accounts) Membership No. 212254
FRN- 004218S

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Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st


March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 1 Current Year Previous Year

Capital
reserve
representing
assets
acquired from
Grant-In-Aid
from Govt. Of
India and
others
a. Under Plan
487,01,35,033 453,00,30,888
Capital (Grant)
Addition during
36,91,51,017 35,60,22,377
the year

Less:
Accreditation 38,66,562 523,54,19,488 1,59,18,232 487,01,35,033
Expenses

b. Under R&D Plan 19,40,44,081 18,65,71,772

Addition during
1,18,44,848 20,58,88,929 74,72,309 19,40,44,081
the year

c. Under Non-Plan 7,31,98,304 7,30,29,904

Addition during
2,05,483 7,34,03,787 1,68,400 7,31,98,304
the year

d. Assets Acquired
out of General 5,55,97,539 5,55,97,539
Reserve

Addition during
24,48,355 5,80,45,894 5,55,97,539
the year

e. Assets Acquired
out of
8,12,27,948 7,88,30,098
Sponsored
Schemes

Addition during
2,01,85,286 10,14,13,234 23,97,850 8,12,27,948
the year

f. Assets Acquired
out of RSoP &
NPP 13,29,090 12,32,761
Management
Fund

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SCHEDULE - 1 Current Year Previous Year

Addition during
- 13,29,090 96,329 13,29,090
the year

g. Capitalization of
Assets acquired 4,19,00,000 3,39,00,000
out of loan

Addition during
76,00,000 4,95,00,000 80,00,000 4,19,00,000
the year

h. Surplus on sale
44,51,827 44,51,827
of Asset

Addition during
8,83,720 53,35,547 44,51,827
the year

TOTAL 573,03,35,969 532,18,83,822

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st


March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 2 Current Year Previous Year

Reserves and Surplus

A. General Reserve

As per last Account


13,87,61,530 14,55,85,836

Add: Surplus during the year


15,02,831 13,44,094

Less: Assets directly acquired


out of General Reserve 24,48,355

Less: Assets acquired


transferred to Capital 2,05,483 1,68,400
Reserve

Less: ICICI Loan Repayment 76,00,000 80,00,000

Net Balance I 13,00,10,523 13,87,61,530

B. Maintenance, Renewal and


Obsolescence Reserve
Opening Balance
8,20,17,019 8,84,40,019

Add: Interest earned and


accrued during the year 65,03,518 64,60,793

Less: Utilization during the year


- 1,28,83,793

Net Balance II 8,85,20,537 8,20,17,019

TOTAL 21,85,31,060 22,07,78,549

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st


March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 3 Current Year Previous Year

EARMARKED AND
ENDOWMENT FUNDS

A. Superannuation Fund

Opening Balance 111,41,78,621 94,89,85,679

Add: Receipts from other


2,49,664 1,92,942
organizations

Add: Contribution during the


59,00,00,000 16,61,22,026
year

Add: Interest received and


8,53,09,090 7,77,42,724
accrued

Less: Utilization for Pension


7,92,10,383 7,88,64,750
payments

Sub Total 171,05,26,992 111,41,78,621

Add: Amounts payable from


5,71,207 4,74,064
the Fund

Net Balance - I 171,10,98,199 111,46,52,685

B. Provident Fund

Opening Balance 21,67,66,705 18,21,79,990

Add: Subscriptions and


5,58,06,534 6,80,33,541
Repayments

Add: Interest credited to PF


1,79,18,220 1,52,35,027
members

Less: Withdrawals 4,79,44,624 4,86,81,853

Sub Total 24,25,46,835 21,67,66,705

Opening Balance (Additional


Interest) 58,50,732 48,14,387

Add: Additional Interest


earned (Excess of
Interest earned over
interest credited to PF
Accounts 17,26,223 10,36,345
(` 1,96,44,443
` 1,79,18,220)

Total
75,76,955 58,50,732

Net Balance - II 25,01,23,790 22,26,17,437

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SCHEDULE - 3 Current Year Previous Year

C. New Pension Scheme Fund

Opening Balance
i. (Employees' 23,55,337 12,59,937
Contribution)

Add: Subscriptions/Employee
14,69,682 10,95,400
s' Contribution
Add: Interest on Employees'
Contribution 5,53,648 2,81,046
(cumulative)

Opening Balance
ii. (Employer's 23,55,336 12,59,936
Contribution)

Add: Employer's Contribution 14,66,437 10,95,400

Add: Interest on Employer's


Contribution 5,53,648 2,81,046
(cumulative)

Net Balance - III 87,54,088 52,72,765

TOTAL (I+II+III) 196,99,76,077 134,25,42,887

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st


March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 4 Current Year Previous Year

GRANTS FROM
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
AND OTHERS
A. Under Plan Capital

Opening Balance 60,29,68,685 63,12,95,869

Grant received
Add: 58,39,99,000 34,39,36,000
during the year
Grant utilized
Less: 36,91,51,017 35,60,76,871
during the year
Interest refunded
Less: 1,61,86,313
to Govt. of India

Grant Balance 81,78,16,668 60,29,68,685

B. Under R&D Plan

Opening Balance 2,39,61,573 2,73,41,447

Grant received
Add: 1,20,00,000 69,52,200
during the year
Grant utilized
Less: 1,70,37,176 1,03,32,074
during the year

Grant Balance 1,89,24,397 2,39,61,573

C. Under RSoP Scheme

Opening Balance 4,45,110 64,43,924

Grant received
Add: 1,51,21,000 1,75,60,000
during the year
Grant utilized
Less: 1,38,55,793 2,35,58,814
during the year

Grant Balance 17,10,317 4,45,110

D. Under NPP Scheme

i. Opening Balance 1,92,01,000 2,02,54,000

Grant received
Add: 39,80,000 4,65,51,800
during the year
Grant utilized
Less: 1,22,30,000 4,76,04,800
during the year

Grant Balance 1,09,51,000 1,92,01,000

ii. Opening Balance (Sponsored) 6,20,000 59,20,000

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SCHEDULE - 4 Current Year Previous Year

Grants received
Add: 63,46,500 -
from Sponsors
Grant utilized
Less: 42,20,000 53,00,000
during the year
Grant Balance 27,46,500 6,20,000

TOTAL 85,21,48,882 64,71,96,368

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st


March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 5 Current Year Previous Year

UNSECURED LOANS
AND BORROWINGS
UNSECURED LOANS

LOAN FROM ICICI


BANK LTD.,

Opening Balance 76,00,000 1,56,00,000

Less: Repayment of
loan during the 76,00,000 80,00,000
year
Loan Balance - 76,00,000

TOTAL - 76,00,000

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st


March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 6 Current Year Previous Year

CURRENT LIABILITIES
AND PROVISIONS

A. CURRENT LIABILITIES

1. Sundry Creditors

a. For Supplies and


62,94,667 1,03,05,401
Services

b. For Expenses 1,46,70,132 1,23,04,136

c. For Salaries 2,83,86,637 2,77,46,885

d. For Others 3,98,77,634 4,30,05,057


8,92,29,070 9,33,61,479

2. Deposits Received 23,28,91,978 25,69,78,406

3. Statutory Liabilities 2,23,55,818 1,86,50,624

4. EMD, Security
4,86,32,565 3,84,83,117
Deposits and others
5. Sponsored Scheme
1,56,22,963 2,38,12,341
Deposits

TOTAL 40,87,32,394 43,12,85,967

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st


March 2011
(Amount in `)

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st


March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 8 Current Year Previous Year

INVESTMENTS FROM
EARMARKED/ENDOWMENT
FUNDS
Super Annuation Fund
A
Investment Account

1 In Government Securities 3,10,58,749 3,10,58,749

2 Bonds 78,10,00,000 27,10,00,000

Term Deposits with Banks & Financial


3 25,17,25,740 57,32,25,740
Institutions
Interest Accrued on Superannuation
4 4,30,96,572 6,24,97,974
Fund Investments

5 Receivables 53,81,976 51,60,722

Cash at Bank (S.B. Account


6 88,35,162 67,09,500
No.10356553751)

Total 1 112,10,98,199 94,96,52,685

Provident Fund Investment


B
Account

1 In Government Securities 54,34,189 54,34,189

2 Bonds 7,50,00,000 4,50,00,000

Term Deposits with Banks & Financial


3 13,65,00,000 14,75,00,000
Institutions
Interest Accrued on Provident Fund
4 2,36,44,337 1,62,85,231
Investments

5 Receivables 18,83,957 16,57,820

Cash at Bank (S.B. Account


6 76,61,307 67,40,197
No.10356553740)

Total 2 25,01,23,790 22,26,17,437

New Pension Scheme Fund


C
Investment Account
Cash at Bank (S.B. Account
1 87,54,088 52,72,765
No.30019323462)

Total - 3 87,54,088 52,72,765

Total Investments (1+2+3) 137,99,76,077 117,75,42,887

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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Schedules forming part of Balance Sheet as on 31st


March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 9 Current Year Previous Year

CURRENT ASSETS,
LOANS AND
ADVANCES
A CURRENT ASSETS:

1. Inventories:

a. Stores and Spares 75,852 75,852

2. Sundry Debtors:

a. Debts outstanding
for a period
7,74,59,899 8,10,44,947
exceeding six
months
b. Debts outstanding
for a period not
11,01,55,269 18,76,15,168 11,32,27,043 19,42,71,990
exceeding six
months

Cash balances in
hand (including
3. 1,95,178 2,45,138
cheques/drafts and
imprest)

Deposits and bank


4.
balances:
a. Deposits with
scheduled banks
161,00,74,938 74,89,96,050
(includes margin
money)
b. Savings accounts 53,61,12,144 55,24,83,063

c. Funds in transit 2,58,25,000 217,20,12,082 1,07,52,200 131,22,31,313

d. Deposits of
maintenance,
renewal and 8,40,00,000 7,05,00,000
obsolescence
reserve
e. Savings bank
account of
maintenance,
2,52,026 59,96,078
renewal and
obsolescence
reserve
f. Accrued interest
on MRO fund and 42,68,511 8,85,20,537 55,20,941 8,20,17,019
TDS receivable

Loans, Advances
B
and other assets

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SCHEDULE - 9 Current Year Previous Year

a. Deposits with
government
2,39,96,373 1,95,35,311
departments and
others
b. Advances to
1,47,09,481 1,91,55,857
employees

c. Prepaid expenses 13,20,584 10,68,522

d. Accrued interest 4,90,73,751 3,20,63,513

e. Claims receivable 2,07,13,532 2,69,92,474

f. Other advances 50,27,847 11,48,41,568 34,88,332 10,23,04,009

TOTAL 256,32,60,385 169,11,45,321

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for


the year ended 31st March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 10 Current Year Previous Year

INCOME FROM TEST FEE AND


CONSULTANCY

a. Test Fee 112,35,69,845 75,67,63,342

b. Consultancy Services Charges 16,91,33,040 15,42,91,237

TOTAL 129,27,02,885 91,10,54,579

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for


the year ended 31st March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 11 Current Year Previous Year

FEES

1. Training Fee 1,33,81,197 45,06,264

2. Seminar Fee 1,25,73,190 64,144

TOTAL 2,59,54,387 45,70,408

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for


the year ended 31st March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 12 Current Year Previous Year

INTEREST EARNED

Interest earned on Investments


1. 6,69,33,512 3,75,36,330
from Banks and other Institutions
Interest on Loans and Advances to
2. 14,87,454 17,75,009
Employees

TOTAL 6,84,20,966 3,93,11,339

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for


the year ended 31st March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 13 Current Year Previous Year

OTHER INCOME

1. Fees for Miscellaneous Services

a. Sale of publications 76,520 44,550

b. Library receipts 1,490 8,211

2. Miscellaneous Income

a. Application fee on recruitment - 1,19,200

b. Private use of vehicles 10,579 11,564

c. Sale of tender forms 2,07,040 2,21,140

d. Rent receipts 36,35,849 20,82,480

e. Sale of scrap 4,461 2,42,567

f. Others 60,92,555 23,48,796

TOTAL 1,00,28,494 50,78,508

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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the year ended 31st March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE -14 Current Year Previous Year

ESTABLISHMENT EXPENSES

a. Salaries and Wages including Bonus 32,82,60,696 36,22,64,471

b. Staff Welfare Expenses 1,87,25,050 1,65,74,922

Expenses on Employees Retirement


c. 59,06,07,450 16,64,37,880
and Terminal Benefits

d. Expenses on Medical Facilities 1,01,97,058 1,19,99,714

TOTAL 94,77,90,254 55,72,76,987

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for


the year ended 31st March 2011
(Amount in `)
SCHEDULE - 15 Current Year Previous Year

OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

a. Electricity and Power 4,88,37,044 4,72,53,491

b. Water Charges 4,82,340 7,35,752

c. Office Expenses 1,71,07,133 1,65,21,729

d. Repairs and Maintenance 10,98,75,842 10,47,92,970

e. Rent, Rates and Taxes 3,84,660 4,58,251

f. Vehicles Running and Maintenance Expenses 33,69,962 26,02,651

Postage, Telephone and Communication


g. 49,40,129 43,64,347
Charges

h. Printing and Stationary 28,15,169 14,62,995

i. Travelling and Conveyance Expenses 1,38,41,013 1,15,29,397

j. Expenses on Seminar and Workshops 46,16,170 5,17,645

k. Subscription Expenses 79,151 1,45,454

l. Expenses on Fees 78,181 1,25,453

m. Auditors Remuneration 1,25,000 1,25,000

n. Professional Charges 2,47,237 9,66,840

o. Library Expenses 15,08,445 14,18,682

p. Training Expenses 40,60,886 4,43,218

q. Publication Expenses 5,01,655 2,95,352

r. Advertisement and Publicity 3,87,386 10,76,786

s. Golden Jubilee celebration expenses 1,43,67,043 16,34,979

TOTAL 22,76,24,446 19,64,70,992

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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Schedules forming part of Income & Expenditure for


the year ended 31st March 2011
SCHEDULE 16
DEPRECIATION
(Amount in `)

Place: Bangalore
Date: 02-07-2011

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Schedule 17
Significant Accounting Policies attached to and forming part of Accounts for the
year ended 31st March 2011.

Background: The Institute, an autonomous body under Govt. of India, Ministry of


Power, incorporated through a resolution vide No.33 (14)/74-Policy: dated 21st
October, 1974, is totally focused on power research. The institute has been
recognized by the Ministry of Science & Technology as an S&T Institution. The
institute has been further recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research
Organization by the Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology vide
their letter No. 11/68/88-TU-V, dated 26/08/2008 and valid up to 31st March,
2011. The institute as a legal entity is registered with the Registrar of Societies.
The basic objectives of the Institute is to serve as a national testing and
certification authority and act as an apex body for initiating and coordinating
research and development in the field of electric power. The Government of India
is supporting the activities through grants. Additionally, the institute generates
revenue for regular maintenance through test fees and professional services
rendered to Government Organizations/Electricity Boards/Commercial
Organizations etc.

1. M ethod of Account ing


The financial statements have been prepared to comply with the Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The financial statements have been
prepared under the historical cost convention on an accrual basis. The accounting
policies have been consistently applied by the Institute and, except for the changes
in accounting policy discussed more fully below, are consistent with those used in
the previous year.

2. F i xed Asse ts
Fixed assets are stated at cost. The cost comprises the purchase price and any
attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use.
The financing costs relating to the acquisition of fixed assets are also included, to
the extent they relate to the period till such assets are ready to be put to use.

Fixed assets acquired under the capital projects, R and D plan, sponsored schemes
and loans are stated at their original cost of acquisition. The funds provided for
acquisition of these Fixed Assets under Grant-in-Aid from the Government of
India/other agencies are reflected as Capital Reserve. Non-plan expenditure on
Fixed Assets is capitalized at `1-00 per asset and the balance amount is charged to
the income and expenditure account.

The Institute is a non-profit organization and therefore, depreciation on assets


capitalized was not provided in the accounts up to 2006-07. However, as per the
decision of the Governing Council (GC), the depreciation was provided on the new
schemes from 2007-08 as per the rates provided in the Income Tax Rules, 1962 on
written down value basis. Further, the GC in its meeting held on 16th Nov 2009,
instructed the Institute to provide depreciation from the financial year 2009-10 on
all assets and the Government of India, vide No.4/11/2009-T&R dated 30-03-
2010, directed to provide depreciation every year by a charge to the I&E A/c on
the straight-line method basis. Accordingly, the depreciation has been provided
from 2009-10 on the straight-line method as per the rates determined by the
Management (based on the useful life of the assets) on all the assets and the total
depreciationnot provided for up to 31st March 2011 is of the order of
`245,28,40,302-00. The capital work-in-progress includes expenditure on civil
works of projects, which have not been completed as at the end of the year.

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3. In ves tments
Investments are shown at cost.

4. In ven tories
Inventories of stores and spares are shown at cost and the cost includes expenses
incurred for procuring the same wherever directly attributable.

5. R esearch and D e velop ment


The revenue expenditure on research and development is charged against the
receipt of research grants. The capital expenditure on research and development is
treated in the same manner as expenditure on other fixed assets.

6. F oreign Cu rrenc y Transac tions


Transactions in foreign currencies are recorded at a notional rate of exchange.

The realized gains and losses on the foreign currency transactions are affected in
the income and expenditure account. The balances are recast at the end of the
year based on the rate prevailing as on 31stMarch.

7. R e venue Recogni tion


The revenue in respect of test fees and consultancy charges are accounted on
completion of the work/report.

The interest income on deposits relating to CPRI with banks is recognized on time-
proportionate basis.

8. R etire ment B enef its 0 .


The liability towards retirement benefits like pension, gratuity and leave
encashment are ascertained on the basis of actuarial valuation and provided in the
books of account.

As per our report of even date


For SUNDARARAJAN and HARISH
Chartered Accountants

(N.R. Padmanabha) (N. Murugesan) (S. Santosh)


Chief Administrative Officer Director General Partner
(In-charge, Accounts) Membership No. 212254
FRN- 004218S

Place: Bangalore
Date: 2nd July, 2011

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Schedule 18
Notes on Accounts & Contingent Liability attached to and forming part of the
accounts for the year ended 31st March 2011.

1. F i xed Asse ts and Deprec iation


Up to 2002-03, the institute capitalized all the costs relating to the acquisition and
installation of all fixed assets. From the year 2002-03 onwards, the institute has
changed its policy for accounting capital assets as under:

 All assets acquired under the capital projects, R&D plan, sponsored schemes
and RSOP schemes are capitalized with all costs relating to their acquisition.
 All assets acquired-out of Non-plan (Revenue) expenditure of the institute are
charged off to the income and expenditure account during the year. The value
of such assets is `114.22 lakhs for 2010-11 (`143.07 lakhs for the previous
year). The Total value of assets charged off from 2002-03 till now is `1051.48
lakhs.
 The institute is maintaining a fund, Maintenance, Repairs and Obsolescence
Fund, by charging certain amount to the income and expenditure account.
The Institute is utilizing this fund towards revenue and certain capital
expenses. As the charge is already provided to the income and expenditure
account, depreciation is not provided on such assets acquired out of this fund.
The value of such assets is `NIL for 2010-11 (`123.31 lakhs for the previous
year) and `540.05 lakhs up to 2010-11.

2. G o vern ment Grant


Grants received from the Government of India and other organizations towards
specific projects are shown as capital/sponsored grants. The Institute confirms
compliance of all the conditions of the grants. The institute consistently has
followed the procedure of showing the assets procured from such grants under the
Fixed Assets.

3. R etire ment B enef its


The liability on account of pension, gratuity, etc. was evaluated as on 31st January,
2009 through the actuarial evaluators, M/s. Hewitt Associates (India) Pvt. Ltd., and
the liability has been estimated at `26,978.63 lakhs. The governing council, at its
meeting held on 17thOctober, 2007, directed for meeting the liability from internal
resources/charging to Income & Expenditure account. Accordingly, a sum
of`5900.00 lakhs has been charged to I& E account during the current year.

4. The institute is notified by the Government of India, Ministry of Finance,


Department of Revenue vide a Notification No.178/2007 (F.No.203/38/2006/ITA-
II), dated 24.5.2007, in the category of other institution partly engaged in
research activities for the purpose of Clause (ii) of Sub Section (1) of section 35 of
the Income Tax Act 1961 read with rules 5C & 5D of the Income Tax Rules, 1962
effective from 01.04.2005. The Income of the Institute was being exempted from
Income Tax under section 10(21) of the IT Act 1961 up to the Assessment year
2005-06. However, the Income Tax Department has re-opened the assessments
for the assessment years from 2001-02 to 2006-07 (financial years 2000-01 to
2005-06) under section 143 & Sec 263 on the grounds that the exemption under
Sec.10 (21) is available to a scientific research association recognized as such
under section 35(1) (ii) of the IT Act and not to Institution/other institution. A
demand was also made on the Institute for the Assessment Year 2005-06 for
payment of Income Tax of `93.47 lakhs. Since the Institute appealed before the

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Commissioner of Income tax (Appeals) (CIT-A) against the impugned order, the IT
Dept. insisted on payment of 50%, pending the disposal of the appeal.

And the payment of `46.73 lakhs being 50% was effected under protest by
payment of `23.68 lakhs, since the IT Dept. itself adjusted the TDS refund for the
financial year 2005-06 amounting to `23.05 lakhs, as per letter dated 19th March,
2008. The appeal before CIT-A was decided in favor of the institute and the
department filed an appeal in the tribunal against the orders of CIT-A. The appeal
was dismissed by the Honorable IT tribunal on the grounds of non-obtaining of the
clearance of the Committee on Disputes (COD), subject to approaching the tribunal
whenever the same is obtained.

Similarly, in respect of assessment years 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2006-


07, the department had served the demand notices for payment of `2100.29
lakhs, including interest of `1412.27 lakhs, up to the date of issue of the notices
viz., 12th December, 2008. In respect of these demands also, the Institute filed an
appeal and obtained favourable orders from the CIT-A and the department had
also refunded, during 2009-10, `One Crore paid as deposit on insistence against
the pending demands. The department subsequently filed an appeal in the
tribunal, which was also dismissed by the honorable Tribunal on similar grounds of
non-obtaining of COD clearance. Further, an assessment has been made for the
Assessment Year 2004-05, wherein full exemption has been given to the income of
the Institute. For the Assessment Year 2007-08, the assessing officer has passed
the assessment order giving full exemption. However, the Director I.T
(Exemptions) has passed an order for fresh assessment vide order dated 28th
February, 2011. For the assessment year 2008-09, the assessing officer has
passed an order exempting the income of the institute vide assessment order
dated 30th November, 2010.

5. C ontingen t Liabi lities


a. On account of letter of credit opened and remaining to be honoured NIL (excepting Letter of
credits with 100% margin) (NIL for 2009-10).
b. Estimated amount of liability on account of capital contracts `3834.16 lakhs
(`3954.17 lakhs for 2009-10).
c. Claims not acknowledged as debts by the Institute NIL
d. Bank Guarantees furnished to various clients by the Institute is of the value of
`202.96 lakhs for 2010-11(`120.08 lakhs for 2009-10).
e. There is a dispute between the Institute and M/s. A.S. Iyer& Co., Nagpur regarding
the construction of quarters at CPRI, Nagpur. As per the arbitration award made by
the Arbitrator, CPRI is liable to pay `17.80 lakhs to M/s. A. S.Iyer& Co., Nagpur along
with Interest of 18% p.a. to the point of judgment, which works out to `40.25 lakhs.
The Institute filed an appeal before the High Court of Karnataka, who have granted
an interim order staying the execution of the decree passed against CPRI, subject to
CPRI depositing `20.00 lakhs in the court. Accordingly, deposit was made in the High
Court of Karnataka during 2004-05. The High Court set aside the entire order of the
Arbitration except to the extent of `1,17,398-00 and ordered for the payment of
escalation cost to be decided in a new arbitration. Accordingly, in the new
arbitration, the escalation cost payable has been agreed to at `6,34,124-00 by both
parties. However, the issue of interest on escalation and the deposit is still to be
decided in the arbitration. As the matter is still sub judice, no accounting entries are
affected.

6. The institute has a system of internal audit conducted by a firm of Chartered


Accountants.

7. The grant balances shown at schedule4 are exclusive of margin money deposits
for LC establishment towards the import of equipment. The margin money deposits
as on 31st March, 2011 are `4332.79 lakhs (`2474.11 lakhs as on 31st March,
2010).

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8. Figures for the previous year have been regrouped wherever necessary to conform
to the presentation of the current year.

As per our report of even date


For SUNDARARAJAN and HARISH
Chartered Accountants

(N.R. Padmanabha) (N. Murugesan) (S. Santosh)


Chief Administrative Officer Director General Partner
(In-charge, Accounts) Membership No. 212254
FRN- 004218S

Place: Bangalore
Date: 2nd July, 2011

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