RLA and Failure Analysis study of power plant components

A combination of population growth, continual improvement in living standards and increased industrial activities has drastically broadened the gap between demand and supply in the energy sector. Although the total generation capacity of our country has registered about 75 fold growth in generation since independence, the country needs to add another 1,00,000 MW to fulfill the target of "Power on demand by 2012". It is well excepted that to meet the requirement, we need to install new power generating units. Moreover, augmentation of power generation capacity of the old power plants by judicial renovation and modernization can significantly contribute to achieve the target. Renovation and modernization of existing power plants is economical as compared to setting up a greenfield project and is a more viable option. This involves less gestation period and low cost.

  • Foundation failure analysis
  • Determination of Severity Criteria of structural deformations
  • Dynamic response of tall structures
  • Ultrasonic test on concrete
  • Static & dynamic strain recording
  • Micrometry & cathodometry
  • Level telescopy
  • Quality assurance and metallurgical property determination of engineering materials
  • Fault and failure mode analysis of materials
  • System reliability studies
  • Destructive tests on materials
  • Detection of cracks and voids
  • Investigation of weldments
  • Structural stability analysis
  • Material creep studies



  • Sri B N Singh
    Sr. Principal Scientist & Head,
    NDT & Metallurgy Group,
    CSIR-CMERI,
    MG Avenue, DURGAPUR
    Phone: 0343-6452081


    Area of activities :
    i) RLA study of Thermal Power Plant component.
    ii) Failure analysis of Engg. Components.

    Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute
    Durgapur-713209, India

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