New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and dedicated to the nation 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants established under PM CARES, across 35 states and Union Territories on Thursday through virtual inauguration from AIIMS Rishikesh. The PSA Oxygen Plant at NTPC Dadri and NTPC Bogaingaon have also been inaugurated. These inaugurations were done as per the guidelines from the Ministry of Power and in series of dedications of PSA Oxygen Plant in each state and UT to the nation.
The PSA Oxygen Plants set up at NTPC Dadri has been inaugurated by the Chief Guest NTPC Dadri's Chief General Manager B Srinivasa Rao. The virtual inauguration and address by Prime Minister were also witnessed by NTPC Dadri's Chief General Manager B Srinivasa Rao with senior officials and employees.
In the NTPC Dadri Oxygen plant, there are two plants of capacity 5 m³ per hour each, which Is sufficient to generate 83 litres per minute. This plant was installed in view of preparedness against the COVID pandemic. This unit of NTPC Dadri will help to tackle any untoward incident of the requirement of medical oxygen in the township and vicinity.
In addition to this, Oxygen Plant at NTPC Bongaigaon has been inaugurated to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Under the Ministry of Power Initiative, NTPC Bongaigaon under its Corporate Social Responsibility inaugurated the oxygen boosting & bottling plant for its Pressure Swing Adsorption Technology (PSA type) oxygen plant of the total capacity of 15 Nm3/hr (Configuration of PSA type oxygen generation plant shall be 3x5Nm3/hr Modules). The Oxygen plant was inauguration post the dedication of various Oxygen plants across the country by the Prime Minister under the PM Care Fund.
The oxygen plant set up as a preventive measure and care against COVID-19 was inaugurated at NTPC Bongaigaon Hospital premises by Dr Jahiruddin Ahmed, Joint Director, Health Services, Kokrajhar, BTR, Assam in the presence of NTPC Bongaigaon's Executive Director Subrata Mandal and corona warriors of the station. The corona warriors include the employees and medical staff of the power station who have contributed to the setting of this plant and ensuring its completion.
With a life of 15 years, NTPC Bongaigaon’s oxygen plant has a piping network which is being provided for 40 beds at NTPC site hospital. Provision for backup supply from the cylinder banks is also being provided with the automatic changeover from the direct supply (PSA module) to the cylinder bank and vice versa. The oxygen plant is equipped with Automatic Oxygen generation on-demand Online purity indication and Audio-visual alarms Analog output for remote monitoring Mimic display for PSA functions meets the requirements as per Indian standard / ISO and other international standards.
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