Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kerala State Electricity Board – Orkut Community

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)commenced functioning on 31-3-1957 After Noon as per order no. EL1-6475/56/PW dated 7-3-1957 of the Kerala State Government. It had 5 members with Sri K P Sreedharan Nair as Chairman. All the staff belonging to the erstwhile Electricity Department was transferred to the Board. The 'Board' consisting of the Chairman and the Members is the Supreme Governing Body. Presently KSEB is the leading public sector in Kerala. All staff of KSEB irrespective of category can join this community. All are welcome

The Kerala State Electricity Board Officers' Association Google Group

The Kerala State Electricity Board Officers' Association - the premier one of its kind in Power Sector - is affiliated to various National level bodies in Power Sector. It was formed in 1990 and has multifaceted activities. Extensive promotional functions primarily focussed on the progress of the nation and the industry through rapid development of Power sector and the welfare of its members are the core objectives of the Association. KSEB Officers Association (KSEBOA) enjoys the support and membership of more than 50 percent of Officers and Engineers of Kerala State Electricity Board. The association was formed in March 1990 for
1. Protecting the interest of the country
2. Protecting the interests of power industry
3. Protecting the interests of the employees of KSEB

Monday, October 11, 2010

Safety Tip!

Switch off and unplug electrical items that are not in regular use. Double check that all the electrical items are unplugged before leaving the house for any length of time, as items left plugged in can be a fire risk and waste energy if left on standby.

Frm Havells via Elex Sharma

Saturday, October 9, 2010

If Bucholz Relay acts?

If a transformer breaker trips with bucholz relay action, the transformer should not be charged before conducting detailed investigation. The high voltage and low voltage sides of the transformer should be isolated. DC supply to and from Bucholz relay is also to be isolated. The gas collected in the Bucholz relay has to be tested as detailed below.

  1. Examine Bucholz relay.
  2. Note and record the quality and colour of gas collected. A colour less accumulation usually indicates the presence of air.
  3. Release a small quantity of gas and smell. Peculiar smell other than oil smell is not desirable.
  4. Prepare silver nitrate solution of any concentration in a oil bottle (the solution must be clear).
  5. Allow some quantity of gas to bubble through this clear solution of silver nitrate.
  6. If there is no change in the colour of the solution, it generally indicates that the gas is merely air. Whitish precipitation-decomposition of paper. Yellow precipitation-decomposition of wood. deep grey-gas of over heated oil due to burning of iron. Black-gas of decomposed oil due to electric arc.
  7. If a precipitate is obtained, thorough examination of the transformer should be made at the earliest opportunity.

Source: Engineers Diary 2003

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