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Uran Plant systemic operations impresses PESB Member Ashwani Kumar Datt

Dated: December 29,2014 10:50:20 AM

Member of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) Mr. Ashwani Kumar Datt has been impressed by the systems and procedures in place in ONGC Uran Plant. The PESB Member recorded his impressions in the visitor’s book after witnessing the state-of-art operation as well as safety and maintenance of critical equipment and personnel. Mr. Ashwani Datt made his maiden visit of Uran Plant on 27 December 2014.

Mr. Datt was welcomed in Dronagiri Bhawan of Uran Plant and the event was organized in the Conference Hall. The session began with the ONGC Song and safety briefing followed by a floral welcome accorded to Mr. Datt by GGM – Plant Manager Mr. S K Sahu. In his formal welcome note, Mr. Sahu expressed his thanks to Mr. Datt for having made it possible to visit Uran Plant. The Plant Manager briefly highlighted the key features of processing activities of Uran Plant and its source-to-supply links.

(Left) Plant Manager S K Sahu welcomes Ashwani Datt; (right) explains the role of Uran Plant

Later, the activities of Uran Plant were summarized in a presentation by Mr. Rahul P Sharma, Dy.SE (I). Subsequent to the presentation, during a formal introduction with participants, Mr. Datt interacted in detail. He enquired deeply about the source and supply mechanisms at Uran Plant for Oil, Gas and Value Added Products.

Mr. Datt, poured out his varied, long & extensive experience in expounding and understanding the salient features of Organizational Strength and Structures. Mr. Datt evinced intensely inquisitive interest in understanding the manpower allocations and their roles in running a complex Hydrocarbon processing plant. He shared his experience and vision on challenges and need for Manpower Minimization and Optimization of Operations & Maintenance.  He emphasized the role and importance of Maintenance, in running a complex process like at Uran Plant. He advocated the vision of Minimization of Human Intervention to Maximize Safety. He also emphasized the infusion of technology as a means to achieve these goals. Mr. Datt spoke about the reduction of costs of Secondary Operations to enhance the competitive edge in the markets.

Mr. Datt showed deep interest in understanding the details of operations and production. GGM – Head Operations Mr. S K Pandey explained the technicalities of processes in detail and answered the queries of Mr. Datt regarding the extraction of Value Added Products from Natural Gas.

Head Operations S K Pandey interacts with Ashwani Datt

Later Mr. Datt visited the field and witnessed the operations first hand. After that he visited the Process Control Room and showed deep interest in various processes and control systems. He also examined the samples of Crude Oil, Naphtha and LPG.

(L) At Control Panel in Process Control Room    (R) Interaction on Processes at Uran

Signing off later, Mr. Datt wrote in the Visitors Book that “It has been a very informative visit for me to a facility of great importance. Am impressed by the systems and procedures in place for state-of-art operation as well as safety and maintenance of critical equipment and personnel. I wish Uran facility and all those who work here continued profitable growth through ever enhanced safety and upkeep. May I also take this year-end visit as an opportunity to large ONGC family a very happy new year 2015”.

Mr. Datt’s views were well accepted by all as out-of-the-box thoughts.