INDUSTRIAL VISIT SUMMARY REPORT
Organised by Electrical Engineering and Electronic and Communication Engineering Department.
Date: 3rd April 2019.
Venue: Locomotive Workshop Northen Railway Charbagh Lucknow.
2nd year, 3rd Year & 4th year students of Electrical Engineering
3rd Year & 4th year students of Electronics and Communication Engineering
An Industrial Visit was organized by EE and ECE departments, BBD University, Lucknow on 3rd April 2019 at “Locomotive Workshop Northen Railway Charbagh Lucknow.” for Second, Third and Fourth year students of EE and ECE departments.
Introduction of Indian Railway: First of all student went to conference room and they were introduced about Indian Railway that Indian Railway is the state owned railway company of India. It comes under the Ministry of Railway. Indian Railways has one of the largest and busiest rail networks in the world. It also owns locomotive and coach production facilities. Indian railways are administered by the railway board. Indian railway is divided into 16 zones. Each zone railway is made up of a certain number of divisions.
Diesel locomotive: After the first lecture, they went to workshop where they learn about diesel locomotive, It is an industrial technical setup, where repair and maintenance works of diesel locomotives is carried out. It was introduced firstly in United State in 1924 and introduced first time in India in 1958.
Diesel electric loco has electric drive in form of traction motors. It differs from electric loco principally in that it has its own generating station instead of being connected to remote generating stations through overhead, different parts of engine are discussed with the students like:
- Main Transformer
- Rectifier Units
- Reverser units
- Battery & its Charger
- DC Machine
- 3 Phase Induction machine & Buggy of engine
Traction: In Overhead Electrification system, the supply of electricity is through an overhead system of suspended cables knows as the centenary. The loco uses a Panto graph to make contact with the overhead contact cable and draw electricity from it to power its motor.
Voltage Used for Electric traction in India: We found that voltage used as 1.5 kV for DC and 25 kV for AC for Electric traction in India. Industrial visit plays a practical role in the real life. We got to know quite a bit about the traction
Benefits of Industrial Visit:
- Enhance the practical knowledge of the students.
- Comfortable with the industry environment.
- Industrial visit plays a role like a bridge in between theory and practical.
Shashikant, Sr. Lecturer, Dept. of Electrical Engg. BBD University, Lucknow
Akilesh Kr. Maurya, Assot. Professor, Dept. of Electronics & Comm. Engg. BBDU, Lucknow