VISAKHAPATNAM: Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) and Condition Monitoring Society of India (CMSI) jointly organised a National Conference on Condition Monitoring (NCCM-2015) here Friday. Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) chairman-cum-managing director P Madhusudan inaugurated the conference.
Addressing the delegates, Madhusudan stressed greater application of condition monitoring methods in industry which would lead to higher productivity and cost-effective maintenance. He commended CMSI for the timely initiative.
On the occasion, V Bhujanga Rao, founder president of the CMSI and director-general (NS and M) of DRDO, spoke on the relevance and importance of condition monitoring to the current and future industry. He expressed hope that the CMSI would play a greater role in spreading awareness on the important tool for machinery maintenance.
NSTL director CD Malleswar, welcoming the delegates, exhorted them to apply condition monitoring in their work areas to reduce machinery downtime and improve reliability. Convenor of the NCCM-2015 and NSTL associate director PVS Ganesh Kumar presented details of the conference and activities of the CMSI.
KL University chancellor M Ramamoorthy and TATA Steel vice-president BK Das delivered the keynote addresses. From the Eastern Naval Command Rear Admiral Narayan addressed the gathering.
Many experts have been invited to deliver talks at the conference. About 35 papers will be presented in the three sessions. An exhibition on condition monitoring instrumentation and products was organised.
The CMSI members, naval officers, academicians, officers and staff of the NSTL were present. The conference will conclude Saturday.