Web Exclusive | March 2017
BIS-ICAI seminar on various power sector segments
In an attempt to proliferate sustainable development in India, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) jointly with International Copper Association India (ICA India), Indian Transformer Manufacturers Association (ITMA) and Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) conducted a workshop on standardization, certification & quality control of distribution transformers.
The workshop was conducted in association with Indian Transformer Manufacturers Association (ITMA) and Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) in Bhopal recently.
This seminar is very specific to bring all stakeholders - BIS officials, distribution transformer manufacturers, regional power utilities and testing agencies at one platform to discuss the issues related to certification process. With the introduction of IS 1180 (Part-1), latest amendment in August 2016 it is expected that many manufacturers would upgrade their facilities to conform to the required specifications.
The focus of the seminar was to emphasis the importance of testing of transformers, and how to utilise transformers to increase its efficiency and reliability. There was also a panel discussion that discussed the many aspects of this issue. The overarching objective of the seminar is to create awareness on the Standard – IS1180 (part-1), certification and quality control of distribution transformers and enhance the operational efficiency, incorporate global practices, testing, failure analysis, and improvement in design and performance of distribution transformers.