University of
  New South Wales, Australia
T M O P & M, New Delhi
> NRCG, Junagarh
Indian Explosives, Gomia
> PCBL, Durgapur
IFICO, Ranchi Road
> DTPS, Durgapur
SAIL R & D Centre, Ranchi
> DVC, Maithan
Hindustan Fertiliser, Durgapur
> BHEL, Ramachandrapuram
> Burn Standard, Kolkata


This group has NABL accreditation for Testing and Standardization / Calibration Work

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 Heat Power Engineering

Heat Power Engineering Group (HPE) is one of the major constituent groups of CMERI having a wide spectrum of R & D capability in the board area of Energy, Thermal & Fluid Engineering. Credit of good standard of applied research, R & D work, publications in journals of national and international repute, modernized infrastructure have endowed the group with a strong expertise base for offering quality research and technical support to organizations and industries. A group of well qualified scientists / officials with specialized expertise on modeling, analysis, design and experiment, which is an asset, has enabled to take up innovative and challenging work in the field. The essential focus is on process design and development in the area of thermal / fluid systems in Power and Process Plants, Drying for Agro industries and Advanced Energy Conversion.

Spouted Bed Dryer
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This project introduced an improved drying technique for groundnuts in an attempt to reduce post-harvest losses in quality and quantity.

Present Emphasis of HPE

Much emphasis is now being given on alternative energy, fuel cell, hydrogen generation from biomass and other sources, and also on application and improvement in drying system for grains and seeds. Collaboration with national and international organizations of relevance is also being explored.

Generation of Hydrogen through Thermo-Chemical Gasification of Biomass
Drying Systems to improve Grain Quality in North East India

Dr P K Chatterjee
Scientist & Head,
HPE Group,
Phone : 0343-6510222

Area of activities :
1. Fluidized Bed Combustion / Gasification / Drying.
2. Advanced Energy Conversion, Alternate Energy, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen.
3. Performance Evaluation, Testing and Calibration of Fluid & Thermal instruments.


Thermal, Fluid and combustion systems
. Fluidised Bed / Spouted Bed systems, Fluidised Bed Combustion / Gasification, burner & combustion.
. Drying and Post Harvest Processing
. Heat Transfer and Fluid Engineering
. Thermal, fluid systems in Power / Process plants
. Energy Conservation.
Advanced Energy Conversion, Alternate Energy, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen
Modelling of thermal, flow, combustion, Heat Transfer problems, CFD
Performance evaluation, Standardization / Calibration for Temperature and Flow measuring instruments and systems


Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute
Durgapur-713209, India