Windmill Training Center Inaugurated at PPG Institute of Technology in Coimbatore
А Center for Training on Renewable Energy – Windmill Training Center – was opened at PPG Institute of Technology in Coimbatore. It is aimed to meet the demand for the need of trained windmill technicians in India. The Windmill Training Center is the first-of-its-kind in the country, complete with horizontal and vertical windmills, solar photo voltaic power panels, etc. The new training facility consists of various parts and machinery that а windmill possesses. The scope of training includes design, installation, service and maintenance of windmill technology.
The wind energy industry in India is experiencing a very high growth rate next years. It has the potential for immediate application as a viable component of the Indian strategic energy plan. Most states are already actively involved in this industry in India. The vocational training center gives opportunity for students, who want to pursue a career in windmill technology or start their own enterprise in windmill related activities. This profession offers a great possibility for the young generation and entrepreneurs as the wind energy industry is looking for skilled man power.
During the opening event, Timothy Miller, General Manager of TÜV Rheinland Training in India, announced that the center would not only conduct special training programs, but also research activities in renewable energy.Р. Prabhakaran, Country Head, Training and Consulting of TÜV Rheinland in India explained the training programs that will bе mаdе available at the training center.
We Train Windmill Service Technicians
The Windmill vocational courses prepare individuals for career entry and advancement opportunities with wind energy technologies. The program is designed to prepare students to become Windmill Service Technicians to support the installation, operation and maintenance of the wind energy industry.
After completion of the training the students will be qualified to:
- Install, test, service and repair windmill systems and components
- Troubleshoot and maintain automated control and PLC systems
- Troubleshoot and maintain Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
- Perform all job functions in a safe manner in compliance with applicable safety standards
- Understand the usage of essential personal protective equipment
The Students can expect an innovative approach to wind turbine training that will include classroom, computer-based and hands-on training. Upon completion of this wind turbine technician training program, students will understand the critical safety requirements of an industry. Students successfully completing this program will be fully prepared for jobs in wind power and qualified for entry-level positions as windmill technicians.
The program is based on international standards and focuses on the development of industry-defined competencies. It includes the topics Electricity, Electronics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Computers and Networking, Mechanical Systems and Mechanisms, Mechatronics, PLCs, Electrical Power Generation and Distribution, Wind Power Systems, Teamwork, Quality and Safety.
The practical training on windmills will take place in partner companies of TÜV Rheinland. Our TÜV Rheinland experts impart extensive training on safety procedures.
Training Courses for Professionals in Windmill Energy Industry
- Design Courses
This course introduces participants to wind systems, including wind generator theory, operation, site evaluation, installation, service and safety. It will be a combination of classroom training, hands-on exercises, and field experience that provides students a broad and solid foundation in wind energy.
Basics of wind power, introduction to windmills, basics of power production using windmill, design of a windmill and introduction to costing
Duration: 1 month
The students who undergo this course will be trained in windmill basics with the emphasis on applicable building regulations, pre-work survey / inspection, (consideration to) batteries / off-grid systems, siting for best performance, earthing and bonding requirements, wind speed surveying, recording of test results and completion of certification, electrical test procedures, structural survey, electrical safety legislation, standards and terminology, hilt chemical fixing, fixing & mounting methods, installation of electrical components.
Introduction to windmills, history of windmills, working at heights – safety, unloading & transporting of parts of wind mill, installation of windmill
Duration: 3 month
Basics of a wind power, need for maintenance in windmills, maintenance, repair and cost over view, safety during maintenance, gear box maintenance, rotor blade protection maintenance, common maintenance tasks, cost maintenance
Duration: 3 month
The windmill training center is the outcome of the memorandum of understanding between the institute and TUV Rheinland India Pvt. Ltd.
- TÜV Rheinland (India) Pvt. Ltd. (TÜV) …
is a member of TÜV Rheinland Group, a German pioneer in providing technical services worldwide. We are Germany’s 2nd largest provider of vocational training, teaching more than one hundred thousand students. TÜV Rheinland has wide exposure towards industrial practices and business processes. TÜV Rheinland has a worldwide presence in 65 countries and 500 locations employing 17,200 globally and 30 locations in India with more than 600 professionals working.
- PPG Institute of Technology, (PPGIT) …
is a flagship institution conceived in the year 2008 and established under the aegis of renowned P. Perichi Gounder Memorial Education and Charitable Trust (PPG Trust), Coimbatore, with the motive of imparting value education par excellence. The College bestows
an erudite atmosphere crafted with ethics and ethos of Indian culture. With excellent facilities and stateof-the-art infrastructure the college is all geared up to perform and progress. Apart from grooming and equipping the students to be industry ready it inculcates in them value and vision.