Thursday, May 16, 2013

Feel So Blessed And This Is Why...

I have been blessed with 3 children and I thank my wife for that! 2 girls and a boy. Let me clarify he is not the youngest but my second child.
Kirti,the Eldest was lucky to get to model for a children's company called "Gini&Jony" when she was in school and immediately did a 13 episode serial called "Saath Saath'' on DD1 (Door Darshan). That was quite an achievement in the school days.She has now grown up into a smart lady and is working for a hair Trichology company as a Senior Hair Technician.
Rishi,the second is my son who due to his schooling in a boarding school in Panchgani took to the liking for 'Mother Nature' and it's creations.He handled snakes and scorpions etc. at a small age and soon was a "Sarp Mitra" (friend of snakes) and worked for social causes.He took up photography when I saw some of his clicked pictures and told him that he had an eye for Good frames.Three  years ago he won the first prize for for a Wild Life Photography Competition 2010 held by Vasundhara outdoors and holidays - Nature Kids club.I was happy to receive the prize on his behalf from a personal friend Kiran Purandare :-  who was the main judge.We both were taken by surprise.Later he was into rock/wall climbing and also Motorbike racing. He won 2 second place prizes at Mumbai and Pune in the KTM Orange Day Races.Seeing his podium pictures I was an enthralled and happy father.  He now is into experimenting breeding of 'fresh water prawns'..
The latest surprise was from my youngest  daughter Naina, who is working as a floor manager and assistant director in KBC is ‘Kon Hoeel Marathi Crorepati’ on ETV Marathi.So enthusiastically watching the show with my mother, when I saw her name come up in the credits scrolled at the end of each show I was a smiling,and  a very happy father who felt deeply blessed.She has done this as her own choice of profession and I hope she achieves greater success. I hope All 3 of them do in their respective fields..
I wanted to express gratitude and heartfelt blessings and happiness by the maker showered upon me through this small blog!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Solar Water Heating in India - Safety Measures!

Solar Water Heating  System (SWHS)  may sound so dry a topic in my blog. I do  not blame you,I have to justify tough why I have chosen to write about it.

I am basically an Arts faculty student and that too with Political Science and History of the west as my subjects.My attempt to study BA and then MA in Public Admn. in preparation to appearing for IFS failed badly as my father's political life,my grandfather's health all were a big hurdle. Pune was my final destination as my children wanted to study here and so I had to choose a future.... that I did in Renewable Energy which I thought would be the future business and need ...all this in 2001.

Having learnt all of it (Solar Power) from scratch as a layman and field worker, I am aware of more or less every difficulty in the field.I take this knowledge to share with my friends and acquaintances of some highlights....

" An incidence of 'Scalding' burning of skin by  hot water resulted in the ultimate death of a person." Can this be true? Yes very much so.It was a wake up call for me !! It should be one to those who 'use' as well as 'deal' in Solar Hot Water applications.

1) Safety
2) Quality
3) Ease in Utility
4) Comfort
5) Technical Installation
6) Knowledge of Use/misuse
7) Adept agency

Companies like Honeywell have 'Anti Scald' valves.Forget the could cost your life/health.
Solar systems are fit in:-
a) Hostels
b) Hotels
c) Hospitals
d)Old age homes,
e) NGOs for the challenged
f) Industries
g) Residential Homes
h) Housing complexes

What happens;- Solar water heater produces uncontrolled hot water in summer, even steam. During this period hot water requirement is less/nil & generation is maximum.This non-usage further leads to overheating to higher temperatures. forming scales Ca Mg (calcium-magnesium),  leaking joints, fittings, gaskets etc.

A solution has to be provided for non-usage & overheating apart from scald protection.

This is done by anti-scald valve known as TM50 --It's "features'' are as follows:-

· Powerless: No external power is required like electricity or battery for operation. GREENVALVE
·   Anti Scald: hot-water inlet  automatically cuts off instantaneously if the cold water supply fails.*
·   Anti chill: cold-water inlet  automatically cuts off instantaneously if hot water supply fails.*
These two points makes valve safe for children and senior citizens.
·   Fluctuation in supply of hot or cold water makes proportional change in respective ports, which results in set uniform temperature water at the outlet.
·   Saves water: Initial water runoff from hot-water end succeeds control action by valve when hot water starts flowing. Initial water runoff from cold-water end does not take place. In case of no water at hot end, valve shuts off.
·  Entire control loop in 1 package: It includes Temp. sensor, PID controller, Actuator & control valve.
·   Compact size.
·  Sensor is built in, placed in flow for best feedback control, no separate mounting/fitting is required.
·   Simple setting of required water temperature by knob.
·   No specific maintenance is required under normal operating conditions.
·   Valve operation is gradual hence does not produce surges in piping(water hammer)
·   Valve operation is silent

All SWHS users,manufacturers (especially installers) please take serious note of all this.for further detailed enquiry I have a contact for technical support and supply.     >

I hope I have evoked enough of thoughts in you to make you think in the right direction.