Two-Day Faculty Development Programme on Power System Lab (Simulation & Hardware)


Two-day Faculty Development Programme on “Power System Lab (Simulation & Hardware)” was organized by IEEE IAS Student Branch Chapter and Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, UKFCET at Campus on 3
rd and 4th August 2018. This programme was a combination of theoretical exercise & laboratory experiments at High Voltage Engineering Lab. This FDP aims to provide opportunities to faculty members to enrich their technical knowledge in Power System Lab.

The programme also intends to develop the knowledge of participants to familiarize the recent update in KTU syllabus of Power System Lab. The FDP was attended by faculty members of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department of various colleges viz. Sarabhai Institute, IHRD Attingal, IHRD Karunagappally, IHRD Cherthala, SNGIST Ernakulam, MES Kuttippuram, MDIT Calicut etc. A total of 32 Participants attended the FDP including 11 external participants. The session scheduled for two days include 9 Hardware Experiments at High Voltage Engineering Lab and Software Simulation Experiments using Matlab and MiPower.

The session was inaugurated on 3rd August in the esteemed presence of dignitaries including Dr. R Sujatha (Deputy Director and Dean, UKFCET) , Dr. E Gopalakrishna Sarma (Principal, UKFCET), Mrs. Praveena Krishna L (Head of Department, EEE), Dr. K N Pavithran (Former Professor of CET & Resource person) and Dr. S Ben John Stephen (Former Professor of Noorul Islam University & Resource Person). Mrs. Rakhi Das, FDP Co-ordinator welcomed all the cherished dignitaries and participants to the two-day programme.

Deputy Director Dr. R Sujatha addressing the audience during the inaugural session.

The programme intended to impart deep knowledge and hands-on training in simulation & high voltage hardware experiments in Power System lab. The course is planned in accordance with KTU syllabus of EE431-Power System lab which includes high voltage experiments and simulation using Matlab and MiPower. The sessions are handled by academic experts in our institution and practical sessions are conducted in our well-equipped lab.

Experiments Conducted

Name of Experiment : Handled-By :
Transformer Oil Testing Mrs. Rakhi Das
Testing of dielectric strength of solid materials Mrs. Rakhi Das
String efficiency of insulators Dr. S Ben John Stephen
Testing of dielectric strength of air Mrs. Lakshmi C
Relay testing- Overvoltage Relay & Overcurrent Relay Mrs. Saritha H
Power factor improvement Mr. Rejin T S
Insulation Testing – LT & HT Testing Mrs. Anju C S
Earth resistance Mr. Lijin K L
Testing of CT & PT Mrs. Rinku R S
Matlab Experiments Mr. Johnson Y
Mipower Experiments Mrs. Rakhi Das, Mrs. Saritha H
Solar PV System Dr. K N Pavithran

Valedictory Session & Outcome

Receiving an overwhelming response from participants, the Two-Day FDP on “Power System Lab (Simulation & Hardware)” came to an end with a valedictory session, graced by Dr. K N Pavithran, Former Professor, College of Engineering, Trivandrum. All participants received certificate and softcopy of the lab manual. The program was ended with vote of thanks by Mr. Athul M V on behalf of the organizing committee.

All the sessions were very much informative. The discussed areas are of great benefit for the participants as the topics match with the academic curriculum. Participants were enlightened with the most advanced equipment in our High Voltage Engineering Lab. This programme, in turn, will help in motivating participants from the campus as well as external faculties for smooth handling of Power System Lab.

Smile please – A glimpse after the valedictory function