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EEE Students visit Ghorashal Thermal Power Plant

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A group of 48 students and 2 faculty members from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) visited 950MW Ghorashal Thermal Power Plant, Narshingdi on 4 June 2016 as a part of their field experience programme. The day-long industrial tour was jointly arranged by IEEE IUB Student Branch and IEEE IAS Chapter at IUB. In this industrial tour, students were accompanied by Dr. M. Abdur Razzak, the Head of the EEE Department and Dr. Mustafa Habib Chowdhury, branch counselor of IEEE IUB Student Branch. During the visit, students were briefed of the various sections of the power plant, by the power station engineers, which include the generators room, boiler section, cooling section, power organizers, and the temperature management room. Students were also visited the transmission control room, load management and monitoring room, generating substations and distribution switch terminals. Apart from the demonstration, a lecture session 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 one of the largest power plants of Bangladesh and acquire knowledge about the practical applications of their classroom-based study.