EEE students visit Ashuganj Power Station
A group of 48 students and 2 faculty members from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) visited Ashuganj Power Station Company Limited on 25 February 2017 as a part of their field experience programme. Students were visited both 770 MW steam-based thermal power plant and 1125 MW combined-cycle power plant. The day-long industrial tour was jointly organized by the IEEE IUB Student Branch and IEEE IUB Industry Application Society. In this industrial tour to the largest power plant in Bangladesh, students were accompanied by Dr. M. Abdur Razzak, the Head of the EEE Department and the Mentor of IEEE IUB Student Branch, and Mr. Saurav Das, the R&D Officer of EEE department 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 the largest power plants of Bangladesh and acquire knowledge about the practical applications of their classroom-based study.