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 Expert  724096

Expert in Steel Plant Equipment: Design, Installation, Commissioning, Maintenance, Troubleshooting

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When Expert started his career in a mini steel plant, it was a plant with a high degree of process automation, especially in steel wire rod mill. He started to learn to design systems to improve the operation of the plant. Later he got trained in steel plant automation fro Fuji Electric, Kobe Steels and Yaskawa Electric, Japan, Danieli & C and C E D A, Italy and Steel Casting Engineering, USA.

control system design


factory automation

Expert's main career for about 18 years was maintenance, initially in Mumbai (Mukand Ltd) as Assistant Engineer, later in Delhi as Plant Engineer (in charge of electrical and mechanical - Rathi Alloys) and then as Chief Electrical Engineer / Maintenance Superintendent in Surabaya, Indonesia (PT Ispat Indo). Afterwards, in India, for about 5 years he was working as a freelance troubleshooter especially in DC drives and control systems.

maintenance management

Expert has long experience in Maintenance, planned maintenance, preventive maintenance, total productive maintenance and during the career was very much involve in maintenance planning.

maintenance planning

Expert takes up the product design as a challenge - especially special purpose machines. The customer's requirement is the starting point. The special cooling bed, a special in-line-resistance heating system for wire rod to wire rod hot-rolling, a new oil sludge cleaning system which is already in operation etc. are some of highlights. Apart from special purpose machines, Expert had designed equipment for steel and metallurgical plants. Recently he had designed and made annealing furnaces, Aluminum melting furnaces, continuous casting machines. A continuous wire caster is a machine to continuously cast about 3 mm diameter wires directly from liquid metal. Expert had designed this machine in his own way to cast Ni, Stellites and other super-alloy wires.

product design


steel plant equipment

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1963   Diploma   Electrical Engineering   Govt. Polytechnic, Kerala, India   First Class

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2011 to







Fully in charge of the company operations in India

1982 to 2004





Consulting Engineer and other


Consulting in steel plant operations, maintenance, special equipment design

1976 to 1982


P.T. Ispat Indo Surabaya




Maintenance Superintendent


Installation, commissioning, maintenance of Danieli & C wire rod mill, 80 T NKK Electric Arc Furnace, Kobe Cont. Caster and other allied equipment

1971 to 1976


Rathi Alloys & Steels Ltd, Ghaziabad




Plant Engineer


Installation, commissioning, maintenance of Rolling mill, Electric Arc Furnaces, Cont. Caster and other allied equipment

1964 to 1971


Mukand Ltd, Kalwe, Mumbai




Assistant Engineer


Started as trainee and worked in maintenance. Installation, commissioning, maintenance of Rolling mill, Electric Arc Furnaces, Cont. Caster and other allied equipment

2004 to 2009





General Manager


in charge of all company operations

2009 to 2010


PT MAB International, Batam



Operations Manager


In-charge of operations in Batam

Career Accomplishments:

Life Member of Indian Institution Of Plant Engineers Honorary Member of Indian Institution of Foundrymen

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Rathi Alloys & Steels - Selecting, assisting to install and commission the complete electrical equipment for hot strip mill in Alwar.
  • Kesari Steels, Indore - Selecting, assisting to install and commission the complete electrical equipment for Bar Mill with most modern equipment with Digital Drives and PLC. Digital Drive in big way was introduced in this mill
  • Co-Nick Alloys - Setting up complete plant technically, including induction furnace, wire caster, special heating equipment (own design) and slow speed wire rod mill (own design).
  • During 1982-1984 - Troubleshooting in many ministeel plants of India, mainly on DC Thyristor drives. Some prominent plants are VISL(Bhadravati), Rathi Steel, Mukand, Kesri Steel, Industri Badja Garuda(Medan, Indonesia)
  • Troubleshooting for automatic stamping machines in PT Titanteck, Batam
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on looking for engineering for steel mini mill plant.
  • Indonesia steel expert for consulting on Steel in Indonesia.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert design engineer for consulting on flaws to an electric arc furnaces.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
to   Batam, Indonesia   He is consultant to Innovative Technologies, Batam for Electrical Designs
to   Batam, Indonesia   He is consultant to P.T. Angkasa, Batam, Indonesia
2003 to 2003   Medan, Indonesia   He was consultant to a wire rod mill

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   He is highly proficient
Bahasa Indonesia   He is proficient
Italian   He can handle the language to a small extent
Hindi   He is highly proficient

Additional Skills and Services:

Received training in Continuous Casters from AMB, USA (Spraytech moulds) and Steel Casting Engineering, USA(Horizontal Continuos casters), Rolling Mills from Rudolf Frederick, Germany. Also trained in Automatic wire rod mill including a high speed block mill by Danieli & C. Spa. Italy. 80 T EAF by NKK, Japan, 4 strand Continuous caster by Kobe Steels, Japan. Most of the project work in electricals were done in-house under his supervision. Trained in Japan for Furnace and Continuous Casters and in Italy for Rolling Mills while working with Ispat Indo.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has interacted personally with most of the major Global suppliers, so he can source practically any equipment in his field

Other Skills and Services

He has designed special purpose machines and built and commissioned them. Examples are Horizontal wire caster for stellite rods, Continuous resistance heating equipment, special very economical oscillating rack type cooling bed for bars, recently Sludge traeting equipment for oil tanker sludges. He does PLC programming himself.


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