Skill Development Program on GIS and R.S Applications for Engineers
National Power Training Institute, Faridabad
30th March to 1st April, 2017
IEEE DCEG STUDENT Branch of Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurugram conducted three days workshop on “Skill Development Program on GIS and R.S Applications for Engineers” at National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Faridabad from 30th March to 1st April, 2017. Thirty students from ECE , EEE and CIVIL along with faculty member Dr. Deepika Yadav (Associate Professor, EEE) visited National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Faridabad.
NPTI an ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 organization, is a National Apex body for Training and HRD in Power Sector with its Corporate Office at Faridabad which also includes Centre for Advanced Management and Power Studies (CAMPS) and Centre for Excellence in GIS and Remote Sensing. NPTI operates on an all India basis through its Units in different power zones of the country located at Faridabad,Neyveli(1965),Durgapur (1968), Badarpur- New Delhi (1974), Nagpur (1975), Bengaluru, Guwahati and Nangal. NPTI is establishing two new institutes at Alappuzha (Kerala) and Shivpuri (MP) which would be operational by 2018.
Day 1: 30th March, 2017
The team was welcomed by Mrs. Bhavana Choudhary (Assistant Director). She gave brief introduction to students about NPTI, Faridabad. Then, Mr R. Senthil Kumar (Assistant Director) at NPTI, Faridabad presented detail representation on “power sector scenario” followed by visit at “500 MW Simulator of Thermal power plant” at NPTI, Faridabad. Mr R. Senthil Kumar explained in detail 500 MW Simulator of Thermal power plant at NPTI, Faridabad to students.
Introduction to 500 MW Simulator of Thermal Power Plant at NPTI , Faridabad
A high-quality, high-fidelity real-time full-scope 500 MW Fossil Fuel Fired Power Plant Training Simulator has been installed at NPTI’s Corporate Centre. This Simulator realistically emulates the behaviour of the entire process simulation in a real-time scenario for a meaningful and off-job operator training. This Simulator is a replica of 500 MW Stage-III, Unit 5 of Chandrapur Thermal Power Station of Maharashtra State Electricity Board. It has a unique facility of imparting training on the ‘Conventional Control Panels’ as well as on the ‘Video Process Control’ (DDC/CRT-Key Board based Unit Operation) panels. The Video Process Control has further two modes of operation i.e. Virtual panel and Control Schematic modes. All these features take care of the needs of futuristic trends in Power Plant Operation. The Simulator has more than 250 emergency situations including DAS functions for applications ranging from Operator Training to engineering and plant performance analysis and improvements etc. The Engineers and Operators experience a full range of operations together with stress situations to safely operate the power plant in all conditions. The Simulator Training results in Operators/Engineers making better judgment calls, meaning reduced plant trips, trouble free start-ups, manoeuvring of Plant subsystems, Optimum usage of Auxiliary resources and extended equipment life, meaning less downtime and lower costs. Also, he said that as many as 2278 personnel have been imparted training on this Simulator since its installation in March-2000. Photographs of the first day session have been presented in the report.
Day 2:31st March, 2017
The first session on second day was on “Historical background of GIS and Remote sensing” taken by Mr. Sanjit Kumar (Faculty GIS and RIS) at NPTI, Faridabad. He explained all the fundamentals related to GIS and Remote Sensing in engineering applications. “A GIS is a computer system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present a variety of spatial and geographical data. GIS technology is often used in urban planning and impacts people living in the area in many ways”.
Now-a-days the field of Remote Sensing and GIS has become exciting and glamorous with rapidly expanding opportunities. Many organizations spend large amounts of money on these fields.
Components in Remote Sensing Platform: The vehicle which carries a sensor. i.e. satellite, aircraft, balloon, etc.
Sensors Devices are the devices that receives electromagnetic radiation and converts it into a signal that can be recorded and displayed as either numerical data or an image.
Types of Remote Sensing: Passive Remote Sensing and Active Remote Sensing. Passive Remote Sensing Remote helps in sensing of energy naturally reflected or radiated from the terrain. Active Remote Sensing helps in sensing methods that provide their own source of electromagnetic radiation to illuminate the terrain such as Radar.
Remote Sensing Software Resources
This was followed by session on “E-Commerce” by Mrs. Bhavana Choudhary (Assistant Director) at NPTI, Faridabad. Basically, Electronic commerce or e-commerce refers to a wide range of online business activities for products and services. It also pertains to “any form of business transaction in which the parties interact electronically rather than by physical exchanges or direct physical contact.”
Day 3:1st April,2017
The first session on third day was on “GIS and remote sensing Software” taken by Mr. Sanjit Kumar (Faculty GIS and RIS) at NPTI, Faridabad. He provided hands on training on GIS and remote sensing software on Arc GIS 9.3 and QGIS. Finally, certificates were distributed at valedictory session.
It was very educative experience for the students. Three days workshop helped students to gain insight of GIS and R.S Applications for Engineers.