EEE Students visit RPCL Power Plant at Mymensingh
A group of 50 students and 3 faculty members from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) visited 210 MW Mymensingh Power Plant of Rural Power Company Ltd. (RPCL) at Shamvuganj, Mymensingh on February 8, 2020 as a part of their field experience programme for their three theory courses: Energy Conversion-I, Power System-I & Power System-II. The day-long industrial tour was jointly organized by the IEEE IUB Student Branch and IEEE Industry Application Society IUB Student Branch Chapter in cooperation with the EEE department. The visitors were welcomed by the Plant Manager and Chief Engineer (in-charge), Engr. A H M Rashed along with Engr. Fahid Bin Feroz, Senior Assistant Engineer of RPCL Mymensingh Power Plant also an alumnus of EEE department of IUB. In this industrial tour to one of the largest power plants of RPCL, students were accompanied by three professors of EEE department, Dr. Khosru M. Salim, Dr. Feroz Ahmed and Dr. Md. Abdur Razzak who is also the Mentor of IEEE IUB Student Branch. The students were divided into two groups and Engr. Fahid Bin Feroz and his team guided the students to the different sections of the power plant. During the visit, students were visited and briefed of the various sections including the generators room, boiler section, turbine section, cooling section, transmission control room, load management and monitoring room, generating substations and distribution switch terminals. Apart from the demonstration, a safety instruction session followed by a technical lecture session along with a video presentation was also organized for the students on the overall working procedure of this important power plant. Finally, a question and answer session provided good insight into the operations, protocols and machines of this important key point installation of the country. It was a significant opportunity for the students of EEE major to gain practical experience of visiting the large power plants in Bangladesh and acquire knowledge about the practical applications of their classroom-based study.