Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), Bangalore is the spine of the electrical industry of India. Established by the Government of India in 1960, with the primary objective of providing assistance to the electrical industry of the country, the Institute presently plays an integral role in the applied research of electrical power and acts as a governing body for quality assurance.
The Institute has Mr. Anil Razdan as its Director and several eminent personalities from the industry, academic and research organizations and the bureaucracy on whose hands the reins are vested. It is one of the pioneer institutes to be accredited with several certifications like ISO 9001:2000,NABL, UL, CB & CSA certification. It also has a couple of patents to its name and is a corporate member in the DNP users group- DLMS UA Geneva. The Institute boasts of workforce that includes over 300 eminent scientists and experienced engineers all committed to usher an upheaval in the scenario of electrical energy in India.
Various centers of Central Power Research Institute(CPRI), Bangalore:
Functions of Central Power Research Institute(CPRI), Bangalore:
Research and Development:
CPRI has been a major player in the segment of research and development that is supposed to be the trademark of the institute. The important research projects that CPRI had undertaken are-
Center for Collaborative and Advanced Research
Evaluation and Testing:Under this head the facilities lent by the institute are-
Cables & Capacitors
MV & HV Switchgear and Controlgear
LV & MV Switchgear and Controlgear
Compendium Of Test Facilities - Transformer
Compendium Of Test Facilities - Transmission Towers
Compendium Of Test Facilities - Insulators
Compendium Of Test Facilities - Insulating Oil
Consultancy:Under the consultancy services CPRI plays a significant role in the various areas like:
Field Services which include Plant Evaluation,Performance evaluation,Testing of Equipment,Data Analysis,Cost Benefit Analysis,Recommendation on energy Conservation.
Consultancy and Field Testing Projects executed by Diagnostics, Cables and Capacitors division which includes the institutes' expertise lent to other provincial organisations.
International Assignments at Central Power Research Institute(CPRI), Bangalore:
CPRI has also played important role in conducting research studies for several international Institutions. Apart from that it has also rendered its testing services and also acted as a certification body.
Some important international clients of CPRI include Davis Quantec, MEMF Saudi Arabia M/s. Sharq Steel Rolling Mills, Sohar, Oman etc.