While browsing the net, by chance I happen to bump on above Wikia site, which I found to be exhaustive and informative.
I congratulate the founders and the authors of articles for their all efforts to maintain this by further improving wherever possible.
On my part, I thought that I have found a place to part with my knowledge on Power Stations for the use of other technocrats of all ages. Hence is the birth of my write up. (See also http://engineering.wikia.com/wiki/User:Dore_chakravarty)
Details about me are as under
Academic and professional qualifications
I am a 1946 [] graduate of Electrical Engineering of the University Of Mysore, located at Bangalore, the only one of its kind in the whole of Mysore Princely State at that time. There were only Three disciplines those days, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical.
--Dore chakravarthy 00:31, 22 July 2005 (UTC)
Official Name M.C.Doreswamy
Institute of Engineers (India). FELLOW No 006848/5 Institute of Valuers, New Delhi, India, FELLOW No F-4780 WAS: Govt of India Valuer for Power Plant and machinery Tamil Nadu (India) Govt.Electrical Supervisors Certificate holder
Extra curricular activities:
A Sportsman during College days.
During the University course, was an active Quit India Movement
(http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:QUITIN7.JPG) worker under Indian National Congress
[] and was also imprisoned once at Bangalore Central Jail.
Read a lot about Late Mr.Von Brown, ex. Chief of NASA.
Piloted Railway locomotive for crude oil wagons from Refinery to keep the Powerhouse running during all India Railway strike in India.
The author, during his period of professional working, had the responsibility to operate and maintain the power generation, connected with units of 1000KW to 200MW units in India, of various manufacturers, particlarly GE and BHEL. The problems mainly were at a period when computerization and specialists in various fields were not available. Hence the reliability and the maintenance of Continuity of Power Generation were mainly in the hands of Operating and maintenance staff connected with the plant and their skill in handling the power generating units. For training of operators, simulators were also not available.
During my working, in the last 50 years, 1946 onwards, worked as power station engineer in Madras Electricity Department - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Dores-Mad-nel.jpg - for a short time and Gujarat Electricity Board for a major time and retiring there on, as Chief Engineer Operation). Thereafter worked as consulting Engineer in reputable organizations such as Tata Consulting Engineers and Tata Projects Ltd., and there on in Ficthtners consulting Engineers, in India.
Also worked for three years as Chief Trainee Officer at a Power Station with 4x220MW units.
Wish all the best of success to Administrators and authors involved: