NEW DEVELOPMENTS

LOAD ORIENTED VARIABLE ENGINE SPEED POWER GENERATION SYSTEM


SKIN DECONTAMINATION KIT

 

LOAD ORIENTED VARIABLE ENGINE SPEED POWER GENERATION SYSTEM


Sub-systems for Technology Demonstration

Research and Development Establishment (Engrs) R&DE(Engrs), Pune, has successfully designed and developed an engineering prototype for tech-nology demonstration of Load Oriented Variable Engine Speed Power Generation System which is an innovative concept of fuel efficient power generation. It is a new technology development, which combines the advantages of optimal uses of engine power and variable speed engine operation, based on load power demand with high quality power output at constant voltage and frequency. The system is suitable for powering modern electronics and other sensitive equipment. This state-of-the-art technology development programme has been taken up to provide compact, lightweight and most fuel-efficient power supply system to the Defence forces. Longer engine life, reduced fuel consumption and less maintenance hence economical operation cost; high quality without break in power supply are the key factors of this new development.

The speed generator system has been designed with modern micro-controller controlled speed governor for control of the engine fuel. It is equipped with latest power devices like IGBT-based PWM controlled power converter for precise voltage and frequency regulation, and pure sinusoidal voltage waveform with minimal harmonic distortion for sensitive load system.

Variable speed generator for stationary or mobile use has applications as a prime power source as well as a standby, providing a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) feature over a broad range of load requirements. It offers numerous technical and economical benefits by enabling rapid adjustment of the engine's rpm (speed) to the prevailing load, with battery back-up to tide the system through sudden load increases and temporary over loads. Fast adjustment of engine speed to meet fluctuating loads ensures that fuel consumption is always related to electric power output. Compared to a conventional generator set, fuel consumption can be dropped upto 80 per cent by this new technology.

 

SKIN DECONTAMINATION KIT


Top: Technology of the kit being handed over to the industry
Bottom: Inner view of the kit

Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi, has developed a Skin Decontamination Kit named Shudhika, as a part of their initiative to achieve the target of converting the tacit knowledge related to Medical Management of RaDIATion Disasters into explicit knowledge, and to convert the same into ready-to-use techniques. This kit has been made in accordance with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) guidelines for skin decontamination, with respect to Nuclear Disaster Management (NDM). It provides the ease of use and friendliness with the decontamination procedures to the members of Quick Response Teams (QRT) and also to the vulnerable population. This kit also falls in the line of quick response category material to save the precious response time during the management of nuclear disasters. The complete material of Shudhika is housed in a portable lightweight case with a locking system. Shudhika contains the items required for the skin decontamination under the broad categories of decontaminants and medicare items. The technology transfer of the kit has been completed.