ME & IIEDC:Industrial visit to “Udupi Power Corporation Ltd, Padubidri”

Nov 12, 2018 - Nov 12, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

The Industry Interaction Cell of Mechanical Engineering organized one day Industrial visit for second  year students to “Udupi Power Corporation Ltd, Padubidri ”. Total of 45 students along with two staffs took part in the visit. Visit was scheduled on 12/11/2018 at 10.30 A.M.  Mr. Chiranth BP-Assistant Professor, ME and Mr Akshay-Assistant Professor, ME coordinated the visit.

The main objective of this visit is to

  1. Give an overview of the different sections in the plant. 
  2. Enhance their knowledge on the steps involved in the generation of the power.

Udupi Power Corporation Limited is a 2 X 600 MW imported coal based power project in the Udupi District of Karnataka. Situated in the western coastal region of India, the plant is situated in the village of Yellur, between Mangalore and Udupi.

UPCL is the first independent power project (IPP) using 100% imported coal as fuel in the country and was awarded the Gold Shield award for early completion of Thermal power project Unit-1 from Ministry of power, Government of India in FY 2010-11 and also the prestigious Golden Peacock Environment Management Award in FY 2014-15.

The Udupi Power Project supplies 90% of the power it generates to the State of Karnataka and 10% to the State of Punjab.

Mr. Vineeth, UPCL welcomed and explained main parts of the UPCL. Following were the sections which he briefed.

1. Coal Handling Plant (CHP)

2. Water handling plant (DM)

3. Ash handling plant (AHP)

4. Switch yard

5. Cooling house

6. Flu gas De-Sulphurisation (FGD)

7. Effluent treatment plant (ETP)

This visit enhanced students knowledge on the architecture of the power plant, the way various units in which they are linked and the way how whole power plant is controlled. It has allowed an opportunity to get an exposure of the practical implementation to theoretical fundamentals.

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