Senior Consultant for Small Hydro Power Projects is a graduate Mechanical Engineer and a Post Graduate with Distinction from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, specialized in Turbo machinery. Having more than two decades of experience in Industry as a designer and a Manufacturer and nearly 10 years experience in consultancy. As INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT was involved in preparation of feasibility reports, detailed project reports and detailed engineering and execution of many small and mini hydro projects Having hands on experience in design, manufacturing, quality assurance and quality control, installation and commissioning and execution of many similar hydel projects
At H.A.L., Bangalore, Aero engines Division, was engaged in Aero thermodynamic design of Jet engines and propellers. Deeply involved in the design of compressors, turbines, jet engines, turbo fans & propeller stages for aircraft jet engine. Basically this work involved the design of flow passages and the blade shapes.
At Jyoti Limited for a period of 10 years was deeply involved in the design & development of various types of Hydraulic machines for both pump and turbine applications. Hydraulic design of centrifugal pumps, mixed flow type V.T. pumps, and axial flow propeller type pumps and also hydro turbines like Francis, Pelton, Kaplan, (Semi & Full Kaplan types) and also horizontal “S”- type Tube turbines. Fully familiar with all aspects of HYDRAULIC MACHINES. Have published several papers on small hydro standardization and equipment selection. As part of advanced training at Jyoti Ltd., Baroda, visited reputed manufacturers abroad like UK [BHRA, NEL, WOODWARD GOVERNOR COMPANY], France [Neyrpic], Switzerland [Sulzer Escherwyss, Lausanne Polytechnic], Germany [KSB Pumps, etc.].
At Boving Fouress for a period of 10 years was deeply involved from concept to commissioning of Mini Hydel Projects. Having deep knowledge and experience in design, manufacture, and installation & commissioning of many Hydel Projects in the Country. Also trained under the collaborators at UK M/s. Boving & Company Ltd., London. [later KVAERNER BOVING LTD and Presently GE Hydro] in all aspects of Mini Hydel Projects. I have personally designed, erected & commissioned projects like Mayong Chu (2x 2.2 mw Pelton turbines), La Chung (2 x 100 kw Francis Turbines), Gokak (3 x 600kw + 1 x 1000 kw Vertical Francis), Kalmala (1 x 400 kw Semi Kaplan Turbine), Mallapur (2 x 4.5 mw Full Kaplan), Sirwar (1 x 1000 kw), Deccan Cements Ltd. (3 x 1300 kw horizontal full Kaplan turbines), Sagar Cements (4 X 2000 kW), Maravakandy (1 x 650 kw Semi Kaplan turbines), PEDA( 8 units of 550 kW), these are vertical Kaplan turbines with a runner dia of 3200 mm which are the largest turbines made in this country except for BHEL, etc. I was in complete charge of design, quality assurance, marketing support, manufacturing and material procurement, erection and commissioning, interfacing with customer and consultants. Was responsible for introduction of ISO 9001 at the first audit without a trial audit.
As CHIEF EXECUTIVE Kilara Power Private Limited from 1996 to 1999 putting up a Mini Hydel Project at Mandya, 100 Kms from Bangalore. The project consists of 2 units of 1000 kW each..
As CHIEF EXECUTIVE Vijayalakshmi Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd. who is putting up a Mini Hydel Project consisting of 4 units of 850 kW, 850 kW, 850 kW and 400 kW respectively near Mandya in Karnataka.
As INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT is involved in preparation of feasibility reports, detailed project reports and detailed engineering of many small and mini hydro projects.
Having hands on experience in design, manufacturing, quality assurance and quality control, installation and commissioning and execution of many similar hydel projects