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Dr V T Sathyanathan

Contributions: 82
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Member since:
November 30, 2008

About Me


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), 1998
    • Regional Engineering College (NIT), Trichy, Tamilnadu
    • Research topic: Prediction of Unburnt Carbon in Tangentially Fired Boiler Using Indian Coals
  • Master of Engineering (Distinction), 1984
    • Regional Engineering College (NIT), Trichy, Tamilnadu
    • Specialization: Design and Production of Thermal Power Equipment
  • Bachelor of Engineering (First class) in Mechanical Engineering, 1971
    • Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

Specialized courses

  • Management of Research and DevelopmentNovember 2000, Administrative Staff College of India, India
  • Enhancing Emotional IntelligenceSeptember 2000, HRDI, Bharath Heavy Electricals Limited, New Delhi, India
  • Senior Executives Course of the 3 – Tier Programme for Management DevelopmentSeptember 1989, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, India

My Awards & Certifications

  • Was member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), USA from 1995 to 2009
  • Life member of Indian Institute of Engineers, India
  • Life member of Indian Institute of Welding
  • Ex-Chairman of Indian Society of Non-destructive Testing, Trichy chapter
  • Member Indian Institute of Metals, Trichy chapter

My Experience

  • Worked for 34 years in Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited specializing in coal combustion, boiler performance optimization, boiler testing and troubleshooting.
  • I have to my credit predictive equations for % combustibles in fly ash and bottom ash in Indian coal fired boilers from proximate analysis of coal.
  • Served in various positions and retired as General Manager, B H E L, Quality department, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Presently in M/s Cethar Ltd as Technical Advisor

Specialization and Technical experience

  • Trouble shooting boiler problems in areas of high pressure valves and boiler systems
  • Trouble shooting of all combustion problems in high pressure boilers
  • Performance optimization of high pressure boilers
  • Performance testing of all boilers
  • Trouble shooting of Chemical Recovery boilers in paper plants
  • Performance optimization of Chemical Recovery boilers
  • Boiler life assessment studies
  • Plant performance improvement studies in old boilers
  • Coal petrography studies to understand combustion problems in coal fired boilers

My Latest Articles

  • Art of Bonsai: Useful Tips for Beginners

    Bonsai means growing a plant in shallow pot. This art originated from China and adopted as well as codified in Japan. Bringing up a bonsai involves years of effort and pleasure. The time period can be reduces substantially if one collects plants from...
    Published on  March 20, 2011 to Green Living

  • Style Classification of Bonsais

    Bonsai styles classification is mainly based on Shape of the trunks, Number of trunks, Shape of the roots, Shape of the branches, and Composition. In styling bonsai it will be good to adopt some simple rules. To know more please read through.
    Published on  May 30, 2010 to Green Living

  • Collecting and Growing Plants from the Wild for Bonsai

    For bonsai lovers collecting from wild gives lot of pleasure as the plant would have been naturally stunted depending upon the duration. To know more about, where to look for, how to collect, when to go in search and the method to be adopted, please read...
    Published on  April 8, 2010 to Green Living

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