Akashwani, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.


Infrastructures > Other Technical Facilities > AC Plant


At Transmitting centre, 3 Nos. of 18 Ton each compressor along with 2 AHU were working since October 1987 by M/s. Batliboi & co., Mumbai. Under the replacement scheme of old 100 KW MW X’TR BEL- Make , 4 x 15 Ton Make - M/s. Snowcool system & Engg., Nagpur was provided. . All the old 3 x 10 Ton Batliboi & Co. Bombay – Make Plants were dismantled on- Feb. 2006 for the installation of these new 4 x 15 Ton air cooled plants. A new plenum chamber as per the requirement of A/C Plant was fabricated and installed. New supply ducts were laid in front side of the X’TR Hall, emergency Play back studio and testing room.

The false ceiling itself has been used as a return duct for these rooms and brought to return chamber. A New power supply cable has been laid from L.T. Panel to A/C Plant room. Out door units of A/C Plants was installed on the back side of plant room on the platform and covered with AC sheet shed to protect from rain & sun rays. The installations of A/C Plants were completed by Dec. 2007.


There were 3 Nos. of 10 Ton each A/C Plant Make M/s. Blue Star Ltd., which were in use since 1978. These Plants were then replaced by 3 x 10 ton KIRLOSKAR Make AC Plant. Due to very frequent failure of compressors, these plants did not work satisfactorily till July 2000. The plants were re-commissioned with bigger compressors (QR 15) and modified filters on 14.08.2000.. The scale guard was also installed in the water line of the system in Yr. 2001.The compressor QRK 15 of plant No. 3 failed on 23.05.2006 and is replaced by 10 Ton semi hermetic bock compressor (dated 29.02.08) under PRG funds of CE(WZ). The compressor of Unit No.2 failed in Nov.2008. Since the Unit had already served a useful time of 10 years, it was replaced by 11 ton Air cooled condensing unit under IEBR(METP) 2008-09 of make Blue Star, Model No.DSA 1321 on 03.08.2008. Later other remaining 2 plants were also replaced by 11 ton Blue Star make Air cooled units. Presently all these 3 units are working satisfactorily.

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