R K Sinha
I am a practicing electrical engineer by profession and presently working in the capacity of Dy. General Manager (Electrical) with Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited. During my more than 25 years of working in the industry I had the opportunity to handle various assignments in Maintenance Management, Contract Management, Basic Work Scope, Design and Detailed Engineering Reviews, Installation, Testing and Commissioning activities of Projects, Procurement of Electrical Equipments and Spares etc. I have worked in the Oil & Gas sector where hazards are too many and also in the harsh marine environment of offshore Oil Fields. These helped a lot in improving my safety consciousness in selection of correct electrical equipments according to the area classification and their proper operation and maintenance. The experience of projects provided me the opportunity of getting familiar with various national and international codes and standards. The offshore oil field equipments and systems are technologically advanced and the best in the world. Proper Operation and Maintenance of the same is a challenge in itself and it has been a journey of continuous learning for me. I have always believed in Knowledge Sharing by whatever means possible such as Discussions, Presentations, Articles etc. During my working life in the industry I have time and again searched for relevant practical books on various aspects of Electrical Engineeing but have mostly drawn blanks as far as Indian Publications are concerned. Most of the Indian books are academic in nature and suited as text books for students of electrical engineering. The imported books are too costly for most of us. In keeping with the spirit of knowledge sharing , I have made an effort to bring out this collection of Practical Articles and Presentations for Electrical Engineers. I hope the effort will be embraced and welcomed by the practicing electrical engineering fraternity of India.