Industrial Visit at Thermal Power Station, Eklahare, Nashik on 6th September 2019.

Faculties Involved in the Visit: Prof. Dattatray S. Doifode & Mr. Mahindra Patil

Students: Third Year B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering

Description about Visit: Nashik Thermal Power Plant is located at Eklahare village near Nashik in Maharashtra. This power plant is one of the coal based power plants of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO). Nashik Thermal Power Station has an installed capacity of 140*2+210*3=910 MW. The first unit was commissioned in 1970. The cost of unit including civil works was Rs 56.5 crores. And the second unit also commissioned with the same cost under the first stage. Second stage of Power station 3 x 210 MW was started in April 1976.The power station campus includes self-contained township with all amenities. The entire land consists of 474 hectares. The power plant has got ISO Certification on April 2002. During the visit the students have been given the demonstration of power plant by Mr. S. K. Somwanshi. And later on a site visit was carried out. Students have got the knowledge about the process of power generation and equipment’s involved. Students have seen the practical working of the following parts, their location and function in thermal power station as well,

  • Coal handling process (coal transportation, coal mills ,coal bunkers)
  • Water tube boilers
  • Turbines
  • Condensers
  • Feed pumps
  • Cooling towers
  • Chimney
  • Electrostatic precipitators
  • I.D. Fan and F.D. Fan
  • Generators
  • Transformers