Engineering Management Team

"An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep"

Dr. G.V. Ranjan, Director - Engineering Analyses & Software Development

  • B. Tech, Aeronautical Engineering, IIT Madras, 1972
  • MS & PhD, Applied Mechanics, Stanford University, California, 1974 & 1976
  • Over 45 years' experience
    • 22 years of Engineering & Failure Analysis services to industrial plants
    • 23 years of engineering software and related services
  • In-charge of Engineering Analyses and Software Development activities; also oversees operations including new business development and international markets.
  • Honors / Publications
    • EPRI Nuclear Fuel Cladding Failure Committee (ex-member)
    • US-NRC Nuclear Containment Shell Buckling Committee (ex-member)
    • PVRC Shell and Reinforced Opening Committees (ex-member)
    • Over 25 Technical Papers in international journals
    • Technical paper based on PhD thesis adjudged the best in American bi-centennial Year 1976 by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
    • Co-authored Welding Research Council (WRC) Bulletin 297, internationally used for the design of pressure vessel nozzles
  • Conducted over 65 "Piping Design and Analysis" seminars and workshops worldwide since 1988, using pipe analysis software CAEPIPE / PIPESTRESS

P. B. Karthick, Chief Engineer, Engineering Automation & Products

  • Master's in Structural Engineering, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India, 2000
  • Bachelor's in Civil Engineering, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India, 1998
  • 24+ years of experience in design, development, testing and documentation of Engineering software for varied industries and Pipe Stress Analysis
    • Involved in the development of CAEPIPE, CAEPIPE 3D+, checkSTRESS and HOTclash software for pipe stress analysis
    • Involved in the development of Data Translators between CAEPIPE and Other third party software
    • Oversee Database design, Implementation, Administration and Automation of 3D Plant Design projects using PDMS, PDS, CADMATIC and AutoPLANT
    • Technical Instructor for 3D Plant Design seminars using PDMS, PDS, CADMATIC
    • Developed meshing algorithm to convert triangular element to quadrilateral and tetrahedral to hexahedral elements using morphing technology
    • Technical paper on Non-destructive testing using Photo Elastic Bench
    • Proficient in multiple programming languages such as .Net, VB, C++, PHP, Java, Java Script, Android Studio, LISP, Python, etc.
    • Proficient in Cloud Server Setup, Security, Maintenance and Trouble Shooting

Dr. Abu Seena, Senior Manager, Research & Development

  • B. Tech and M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, Aligarh Univ, India, 2003 & 2006
  • Ph.D., Computational Fluid Dynamics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Tech. South Korea 2012
  • 10+ years of experience
    • 8+ years as Manager, Pipe Stress Analysis at a leading EPC Company
    • 2 years, Assistant Professor at Univ. Polytechnic, Aligarh Muslim University, India
  • Honors and Publications
    • Member, ASME B31.3 Code & Standard Committee, Process Piping - IRG Group (2017-2024)
    • Member, ASME B31.1 Code & Standard Committee, Power Piping - RDG Group (2019-2024)
    • Member, Design Technical Committee, ASME PVP Conference 2020
    • 2017 Samsung Excellence Award (Innovation)
    • 2013 Samsung Excellence Award (Technology Advancement)
    • 26 Technical Papers in reputed International Journals (21) and Conferences (5)
    • Invited Reviewer to numerous International Journals and Conference Proceedings

Nagarjuna Reddy K.R, Manager, Pipe Stress & Plant Engineering

  • M. Tech., Product Design & Manufacturing, RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, 2006
  • B. Engg., Mechanical Engineering, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, India, 2003
  • 15+ years of experience in Design of Piping systems with Expertise in Pipe Stress Analysis & Pipe Support Engineering as per various piping codes
  • Key Engineer at reputed EPC and Engineering firms like MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries, TATA Consulting Engineers, FICHTNER Consulting Engineering & PETROFAC Engineering Services
  • Involved in Thermal and Co-generation Power Plant Projects (19 MW to 660 MW) including Flue Gas Desulphurization Plants and Gas Treatment Plants
  • Key Piping Design & Engineering Skills include:
    • Pipe Stress Analysis of Main Steam, HP Steam, Hot Reheat Steam, Cold Reheat Steam and other auxiliary steam systems and Feed Water systems
    • Seismic analysis of Zone-V piping using Response Spectrum Analysis
    • Calculation of Discharge forces at Safety Relief Valves and Flange Leakage calculations
    • Stress Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Piping (FRP) as per ISO 14692, Part 3
    • Stress Analysis of Cold Water Buried Pipelines
    • Piping loading data at Pipe Supports for the design of civil and steel structures
    • Review of 3D Plant model to check for piping and pipe support Clashes with other piping, equipment, structures, cable trays, ducting etc.
    • Preparation of Detailed Engineering and Fabrication drawings for Hangers and Supports
    • Preparation of Technical cum Purchase specifications for Hangers and Supports, Evaluation of Bidders and Preparation of Technical Evaluation Report for Pipe Supports