Report on Industrial visit to UPCL Udupi
Visit held on 7th and 8th November,2016
Visit held on 7th and 8th November,2016
Being the student of Computer science & Engineering students come to know that the operation technology used for operating the boilers of the plant and how the plant is monitored with the help of software used SCADA basically which is an centralized system used to supervise a complete plant and basically consists of data accessing features and controlling processes remotely. It is used to monitor the boiler temperature, pressure and water level using different sensors and the corresponding output is given to the PLC which controls the boiler temperature, pressure and water level.
If the temperature and pressure inside the boiler exceeds the predefined value then the entire system is shut down. In case of emergency different automated check valves are used to release pressure, steam and inform the concerned authority. PLC is also used for the internal storage of instruction for the implementing function such as logic, sequencing, timing, counting and arithmetic to control through digital or analog input/ output modules various types of machines processes & how the power is supplied to main grid how the operational technique is going to work behind will come to know by the students.
A Report on Two Day Industrial Visit to Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore & Master Control Facility (MCF), Hassan.
The department of Computer Science and Engineering had organized an industrial visit for Eighth semester B.E on the 4th April 2016 and 5th April 2016, who were accompanied by two of the faculties of the department.
On 4th April 2016, the visit was to ISRO Satellite Centre at Bangalore. The visit provided an insight to the quality of research happening in the area of space technology and the scope of Computer Science and Engineering in this field. The experience was one of a kind and Mr. Srinivasan, Scientist in ISAC was kind enough to patiently describe and explain the procedures and concepts behind the making and launching of satellites and their launch vehicles. The student members got to see small-scale models of all satellites launched by ISRO in the past and were briefed on the scientific concepts behind their engineering, launch and maintenance. It was a lengthy session where the students toured the area.
The most interesting part was the tour of the lab areas where the students were shown the making of real satellites in the clean room and were given a glimpse of the equipment and manpower involved in the making, testing and launching of satellites. The tour was extremely informative and greatly benefitted the students and enhanced their knowledge about ISRO and its satellites. It was followed by an informative and interesting movie showing the establishment of the organization and the immense achievements of ISRO in the past and its plans for the future.
On 5th April 2016, the visit was to Master Control Facility at Hassan. One of the Scientist members provided the valuable information on how MCF monitors and controls all the geo-stationary satellites of ISRO. It carries out operations related to initial orbit raising of satellites, in-orbit payload testing, and on-orbit operations throughout the life of these satellites. The operations involve continuous tracking, telemetry and commanding, special operations like eclipse management, station-keeping maneuvers and recovery in case of contingencies. It was followed by an informative and interesting movie showing the importance of the organization and the evolution of ISRO for about 30 minutes. We had a nice interaction session with a guide, as we asked various questions out of our curiosity that made our visit successful. The industrial visit to ISRO and MCF was an enriching experience for students in getting live exposure of Space Technology which can help them in their further career enhancements. The students have enjoyed the technical endeavor at both the organizations a lot. The overall visit was very informative and gave good learning experience.
VI Semester CSE students of 2015-16 were attended BSNL training from 17th August, 2015 to 22nd August, 2015 at Mangalore Subdivision of BSNL.
The VIII Semester students were given visit to UPCL Udupi on 5th April, 2016. About 60 students were participated in this event. Mr. Mahesh Kaluti, Asst Professor, accompanied the students during visit. The following are the observations made by our students.
Plant is having Total Capacity: 2 X 600 MW (1200 MW)
Fuel Water Source : About 4 million tons per annum from Indonesia Sea water is used to meet the condenser cooling and other water requirements.
Plant O & M Software : Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA).
Status (Units Commissioned) : Both units of 2 x 600 MW are commenced commercial operations.
Project specification : The power generated from Udupi Power Plant is evacuated thru a dedicated 400 kV transmission line.
Being the student of Computer Science & Engineering students come to know that the operation technology used for operating the boilers of the plant and how the plant is monitored with the help of software used SCADA basically which is an centralized system used to supervise a complete plant and basically consists of data accessing features and controlling processes remotely. It is used to monitor the boiler temperature, pressure and water level using different sensors and the corresponding output is given to the PLC which controls the boiler temperature, pressure and water level. If the temperature and pressure inside the boiler exceeds the predefined value then the entire system is shut down. In case of emergency different automated check valves are used to release pressure, steam and inform the concerned authority. PLC is also used for the internal storage of instruction for the implementing function such as logic, sequencing, timing, counting and arithmetic to control through digital or analog input/ output modules various types of machines processes & how the power is supplied to main grid how the operational technique is going to work behind will come to know by the students.
The Department of Information Science & Engineering organized an Industrial Visit for the 8th semester students on 4th and 5th April 2016 to ISRO, Bengaluru and MCF, Hassan. The main motivation behind Industrial Visit is to provide them with the real insight of working procedure of the esteemed organizations.
On 4th April 2016,our students visited to ISRO Bengaluru. Dr.Srinivas, A Senior scientist of ISRO who showed all the models and Clean Room where the students can see the group of scientists working with Satellites. Then, he explained about the functionalities of each of the models and finally showed a short video on Satellites and ISRO Campus.
On 5th April 2016, our students visited to MCF Hassan, A Senior scientist of MCF Dr.Yesubabu explained about basics of Satellites, Invention of Satellites, different kinds of Satellites, evolution of Satellites and also he showed a small video about communication satellites and role of MCF.
The two days of industrial visit to ISRO and MCF enriched our student’s knowledge with respect to Industry and helped them to gain knowledge about Satellites and its working condition.
On 19 Oct. 2013, the first industrial trip to Varahi hydro electric power plant was organized by Institution for seventh semester students of CSE & ISE Departments. All the students of are gathered in the college premises at 8 AM. The journey started towards Varahi at 8.30 AM. There were altogether 43 ISE students in the bus. All the students were filled with enthusiasm and zeal and were looking forward to see Varahi.
After three and half hours of journey, at about 12.30 PM, students were at the main entrance, which was followed by a 500m long tunnel staring. When the students reported at the reception desk, the staffs over there were happy to guide them through the map that was drawn, which presented an overview of the location of the dam, the station and the race line (from which the used water is ejected back to the river). Since it was an industrial visit, its account would be meaningless without describing the technical details, so here they are:
Varahi is Karnataka’s first underground powerhouse – a key milestone in the corporate history of KPCL.
The river Varahi takes its birth at a height of 730 m in the Western Ghats at Hebbagilu, near Agumbe in Shimoga District. It joins the Arabian Sea near Kundapur. After a 25 Km initial run, this swift and powerful river falls 455 m in cascades to form the bellowing Kunchikal falls. Initially conceived as a surface power house at the blueprint stage, Varahi was later converted into an underground Powerhouse. The decision for the change-over was based on three key parameters: technical, economical and our concern for environment protection. Stage I of the Varahi Hydro Electric Project has a total installed capacity of 230 MW contributing 1100 MU annually. This consists of 2 x 115 MW Generating Units at Varahi underground Powerhouse and two 4.5 MW units in the power house at the Mani Dam site. Provision was made to add two more Units at this power house of similar capacity (115 MW) & the excavation works were completed during Stage I works only. Now the construction works of units 3 & 4 each of 115 MW capacities is under progress. These units are scheduled to be commissioned during November 2008 A power house at the foot of the Mani dam on the right bank utilizes the reservoir head and generates about 40 MU of energy annually. Two Penstocks of 2.5 meters in diameter embedded in the dam feed the two vertical axis Kaplan turbines coupled to the 4.5 MW generators. The design head of the units is 22.5 meters and units operate for a head variation of 11.25 meters to 33.75 meters.
The Varahi Power Plant contains two units, each producing 115MW of electricity, with the turbine speed of 250 rpm. That tells us that it produces 230MW of electricity, which is supplied to the mangalore-varahi and shimoga-varahi power stations, from where it is sold. The estimated cost of a hydel power plant production is around 4-5 crores per MW. Add to it the fact that it's an underground power station, and the cost would be of the order of Rs. 1000 crore!!! The entire set up is mounted vertically, with the alternator at the top and the turbine at the bottom, the total height of each plant easily exceeding that of a 4-storeyed building. We were fortunate enough to have access to all the areas of the plant, barring a couple of chambers, which contained open lines carrying voltages of over 400V. The turbines were powered by six nozzles, used to control the flow of water depending upon the required speed desired. The power plant has achieved a power factor in excess of 0.9, which is excellent, by all standards.
The guide gave all the necessary details and technicalities of the power plant.
Finally students left the place at 4.30 PM, ready to embark on another three and a half hour adventure amidst the curly, mountain roads back to our college. The return trip was more fun than the morning one as it was drizzling and cool breeze hitting on our faces which still kept us fresh. Finally this trip was wrapped up by 9:00 PM.
All in all, an amazing trip, just the right mix of food, fun and learning. Those who missed out for whatever reasons were really unfortunate.
The industrial visit to Vaarahi Power Project(KPTL) was organized on 13/04/16. Students were accompanied by 4 faculties who guided throughout the journey. The KPTL Varaahi project was visual treat to all our students, they had witnessed heavy machinery placed within the core of the mountain. The working of all the machinery was controlled using semi-automated software developed by oracle. KPTL guides showed the working of the machineries and the amount of electricity produced during its working period.
The students of 6thsem ECE had been to an Industrial visit to Mysore on 18th of April, 2016. The total strength was 82 from both A & B sections. Students were accompanied by 4 faculties who guided throughout the journey. The visit was scheduled on 18 April, 2016.The first industry visited was LARSEN & TOUBRO at 9am, which manufactures one and three phase home and industrial electric meters. The later visited company was ACE Components Ltd., which manufactures the resistors.
L & T products & services is based on electrical automation, relays, meters, automation products & systems. Electrical & automation business comprises low & medium voltage switch gear, electrical systems, marine switch gear, electrical & automation system integration. It is leading player in electricity metering segment in India.
Here we were taught about the manufacturing process of single and three phase meters. We were also given a brief information about how the testing and packing of meters is done. And also they briefed about principle of working.
L & T also manufactures vacuum contactor units and circuit breakers. Hence we could gain overview idea of different types of relays that are manufactured, meters & low voltage devices.
Ace components was established in1983 with a full time production of carbon and metal film resistors
Here the manager showed the demo of resistor manufacturing. He also briefed about the raw materials used for manufacturing resistors which mainly included ‘Ceramic’. The students were then let to see the procedure involved in colour coding of resistors.
|Sl. No||Industrial Visits|
|01||Industrial visit was organized to
final year Civil Engineering students to ISRO, Bangalore, Water Treatment Plant at T.K.
Mandya and Waste Water Treatment Plant at Yelahanka, Bangalore on 19th and 20th March, 2015.
|02||A visit to Master Plannery, Puttur and Nirmithi Kendra, Surathkal, was organized to II year Civil Engineering students on Saturday, 01st October, 2014.|
|03||A visit to Master Plannery, Puttur and Nirmithi Kendra, Surathkal, was organized to II year Civil Engineering students on Saturday, 01st October, 2014.|
|04||A visit to RMC Ready Mix Concrete Plant near Baikampady, Mangalore was organized to final year Civil Engineering students on Monday, 29th September, 2014.|
|05||A visit to Vidyagiri Construction Sites was organized to II year Civil Engineering students on Friday, 05th September, 2014.|
|06||A visit to High Rise Building Construction sites of SKS constructions, Mangalore was organized for II year Civil Engineering students on 20th March, 2014.|
|07||A visit to Varaahi Power Projects, Hosangady, was organized for final year Civil Engineering students on 18th March, 2014.|
|08||A visit to Sea Port at NMPT, Panamboor was organized for III year Civil Engineering students on 15th March, 2014.|
|09||A visit to RMC Ready Mix Concrete Plant near Baikampady, Mangalore was organized to final year Civil Engineering students on Friday, 24th September, 2013.|
|10||A visit to Bhoruka Power Corporation (Mini Hydel Power Plant), Nidle was organized to III year Civil Engineering students on Friday, 27th September, 2013.|
|11||A visit to Sea Port at NMPT, Panamboor was organized for III year Civil Engineering students on 15th March, 2014.|
|12||A visit to Sea Port at NMPT, Panamboor was organized for III year Civil Engineering students on 15th March, 2014.|