Madhu Mohan

Engineering Education

Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, Montréal, Canada
SPECIALIZATION: HVDC Power Systems

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
OSMANIA UNIVERSITY, Hyderabad, India
SPECIALIZATION: Extra-high Voltage Transmission Lines

M.Eng & P.Eng
M.Eng & P.Eng      

Engineering Experience

Nuclear Power Engineering
Madhumohan has significant credentials in the nuclear power industry of Canada, as the Responsible Design Engineer (RDE) for Class I & II power systems consisting of the power conversion equipment, DC switchgear and the battery banks, along with the safety-related critical loads to ensure uninterruptible power to the nuclear reactor under all normal, abnormal and accident conditions. He has successfully completed the new battery sizing calculations; short-circuit analysis, technical specifications, testing and maintenance procedures and installation of the replacement batteries as per the IEEE Standards and the Nuclear Safety Codes. He was instrumental in guarantying the continued safe operation of the four-unit Bruce-B CANDU nuclear power plant in Ontario, Canada, by effective engineering analysis, calculations and judgment applied to the aged nuclear-grade, last-line-of-defense battery system before its replacement, as per the CNSC regulations. Taking several breaks to pursue his music and musicological interests, he has continued in the nuclear power industry as an expert electrical design engineering consultant with significant contributions in the Bruce 1&2 Restart Project. Before joining the nuclear power industry, he worked in several other engineering firms in different areas in Canada. At one time, he even held both Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Novells’ Certified Network Engineer (CNE) certifications.

Professional Affiliation

Licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng); affiliated with the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Canada since 2000.

Teaching

Visiting Professor
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
University of Guyana
This one-year project was funded by the Canadian International Development
Agency (CIDA) and organized by the World University Services of Canada (WUSC).

Engineering Projects, Publications & Technical Documents

Nuclear Power Design Engineering
Ontario Power Generation / Bruce Nuclear Power, Canada

  • Engineering design and analysis for the Class-I power systems with the critical battery banks, DC switchgear and the power conversion equipment for the Bruce-A units 1 & 2, 2010.
  • Nuclear-grade battery sizing engineering design calculations with the revised loads such as the ECI valves and the new power conversion equipment for the 1&2 Restart Project at the Bruce Nuclear Power Station, Ontario, Canada.
  • Technical Specifications for the nuclear-grade station batteries (units 1-2), 1&2 Restart Project, Bruce Nuclear Power Station, Ontario, Canada.
  • Testing & Maintenance Procedures as per the IEEE, the Canadian Electrical Safety and the other established nuclear industry standards and codes. 1&2 Restart Project. Bruce Nuclear Power Station, Ontario, Canada.
  • Nuclear-grade battery sizing engineering design calculations for Bruce-B; battery banks A, B & C, units 5-8 and P, Q & R, unit-0 (55100 series) and SG battery banks (54600 series) and EPG banks (54300 series) as part of the successful completion of the DC analysis IIP project under the guidance of the renowned Eddy Davies in 2000.
  • Short-circuit analysis of all the Class-I systems with battery banks as mentioned above and rectifiers, inverters, converters and the lube oil and seal oil pumps and the other critical and emergency loads, to ensure correct breaker ratings and protection coordination with the new battery banks and the power conversion equipment.
  • Technical Specifications for the nuclear-grade station battery banks (units 5-8 and unit-0) and Standby Generators (SG) & the seismically qualified Emergency Power Generators (EPG) at Bruce B Nuclear Power Station, Ontario Power Generation / Bruce Power, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

Academic Research Publications
Concordia University, Montréal, Canada and Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

  • Harmonics and Reactive Power Requirements of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission. [Manitoba’s high voltage DC transmission system]. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.
  • Microprocessor-based System Designing. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.
  • Single Phase Transistor Inverter with Phase Control. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.
  • Saeed Arabi, M. M. Komaragiri, M.Z.Tarnawecky. “Effects of geomagnetically induced currents in power transformers from power system’s point of view,” The Canadian Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol.12 No.4, 1987. This research work was funded by Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.
  • High Voltage Direct Current Controls. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.
  • Power Control of a Back-to-Back HVDC System – An Eigen Analysis. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.
  • Study of Voltage Gradient, Corona, Radio Interference and Loadability Characteristics of Extra High Voltage Transmission Lines. The Department of Electrical Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, and also submitted to the A.P. State Electricity Board, Hyderabad, India.

Technical Documents
Ontario Power Generation / Bruce Nuclear Power at Bruce-B, Ontario, Canada

  • Nuclear-grade (class 1E) Battery Maintenance Manuals. Battery maintenance program was reassessed and revised per the IEEE 450 industry standard.
  • Technical Specification for the replacement of the EPG batteries (in response to the SCR B-1999-05020). This was based on the revised duty cycle as specified in the new Design calculation (NK29-CALC-54300-00001). Seismic and Nuclear qualifications per the industry standards which were necessary but not included in the previous specification have been clearly specified.
  • DCRs (416 & 417) were issued to correct drawings NK29-D3S-65437-6001-002 and –6002-002 to reflect the field reality concerning the 48 VDC supplies for the Boiler Steam Relief Valves (in response to the SCR B-2000-00384).
  • Hydrogen gas estimation (of 211 hours before the hydrogen gas builds up to the allowable 2 % concentration) in the EPG battery rooms in case of ventilation failure. An electronic PAR was raised (in response to the SCR B-1999-05788).
  • Technical explanation to show that the electrical equipment installations in the battery rooms that are adequately ventilated need not be of hazardous type (in response to the SCR B-1999-04270).
  • Hydrogen gas build-up assessment in the SMR. It was shown to be safe, based on the calculations done per the IEEE standard and the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.
  • CAP was submitted to resolve SCR B-2000-01151. This was to update the drawing NK29-EDN-66400-703-003 and the Flow Sheet, NK29-FXX-53520-0005-10.
  • Technical explanation to declare the battery bank, BY11 healthy and thereby to enable continued safe operation of the 4-unit nuclear plant at Bruce B. This was in response to the TOE as a result of inoperability of the station battery bank BY12, 2000-06-30
  • Black Start tests for the EPG and SG batteries conducted to acquire the latest data on the correct inrush currents so that the battery sizing could be verified and validated.
 
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