technological developments in electrical power generation over the last decade
have enabled creation of large pulverized coal fired and combined cycle power
plants. These are required to run continuously without faults to assure highest
reliability and availability of electrical power around the clock. Condition Monitoring in Large Thermal Power
with monitoring the operational integrity of boiler and turbine generator
plants that includes pumps, fans etc - A most important step in achieving
highest reliability and availability
is an advisor to ERDA, Baroda. He holds a doctorate degree in Mechanical
Engineering. He started his professional career as a teacher at HBTI, Kanpur.
Throughout his career, Shrikant has been associated with the analysis of
failures in heavy equipment in refinery, petrochemical, and large thermal/hydro
power plants. He has authored over 120 research papers in national and
international journals and authored a book on mechanical vibrations and
co-authored a book published by international book series on hydraulic
machinery – Beijing.