TRANSTECH-‘19, the 12th edition of TRANSTECH, was organized by Tolani Maritime Institute, Induri, Pune in association with the Institute of Marine Engineers (India) and the Institution of Engineers (India)on 8 & 9 March 2019.
TRANSTECH provides a platform to students from maritime and non-maritime institutes to present their papers and showcase their ideas as modals on the specified theme. It encourages the young generation of engineers to delve into numerous activities such as technical paper presentation, model making and research works, thereby empowering them with a razor-sharp thinking ability.
The event was successfully organized with excellent response from many colleges across India and Bangladesh. Apart from Technical Papers presentations, invited talks by eminent personalities in various sectors, from India and abroad, were also arranged during the event and a competition of display of models based on any of the sub theme was held at the venue for which separate prizes were given. The question answer sessions after the presentations made the event highly interactive and lively. Overall, Transtech was really a professional oriented gathering and a new educational experience.
Transtech-‘19 had a special flavor as international participation of students and invited talks by eminent personalities were involved. The theme enabled the engineers of today to acquire the contemporary know-how in this sphere of study, thereby edifying them with regards to different aspects of the subject. This varied range of academic exchanges benefitted not only the participants, but also the to-be engineers in the audience. Transtech provided an apt forum for such laudable pupils to bring out the best in them, thus leading them towards reaching the top echelons of any industry. The theme this year was “Advancement in Technologies for Sustainable Transportation”.
Commandant Sajid Hussain, Commandant, Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chittagong (A branch of WMU) was the Chief Guest on first day. He released the Book of Abstracts, CD of Transtech-2019 and also the yearly Technical Bulletin of TMI. He delivered inaugural speech on ‘Future Ships – Changing Face of the Oceans.’
Invited talks were delivered by following on first day:
(a) Dr L.R. Chary (Member of the Board of Research and Adjunct Professor of IMU, Chennai) on “Autonomous Ships”
(b) Prof. Peilin Zhou (Professor of Marine Engineering in the Dept. of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engg. at the University of Strathclyde, UK) on “Latest Developments in Marine Engineering / Naval Architecture”
(c) Engr. Atiqur Rahman (Business Development Officer) and two cadets from Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chittagong on ‘Overview of the MET at Bangladesh Marine Academy.’
Mr. Mukund Mavalankar, Tech. Director, Bharat Forge Ltd was Chief Guest for the Valedictory Function on second day. He delivered his key note address on ‘Sustainability for Our Survival on Planet Earth’ and gave away the prizes.
Invited talk was delivered by Dr/Ms. Nilima Iyer (Senior Principal Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune) on “Cyber Physical System – Next revolution for Industry 4.0” on second day.
A total of 25 technical papers were received from 8 institutes across India and 12 were selected. A total of 14 models were displayed. A team of three judges selected deserving participants for the prizes which were sponsored by TMI and The Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Pune branch.
Following were the prize winners:
First prize sponsored by IMarE (I), Pune Branch won by Divakar Trivedi, Abhishek Renukappa and Jashrajsinh Jadeja of The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies, Lonavala for their technical paper titled “LNG as an alternative fuel to reduce pollution”.
Second prize sponsored by IMarE (I), Pune Branch won by Kamran Farooq Beigh, Tushar Mehta and Neeraj Tekwani of Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy, Karjat for their technical paper titled “Navigator/OOW Fatigue Detection and Alarming System”.
Third prize sponsored by IMarE (I), Pune Branch won by Ranjith Menon D, Sundhesh M Nagesh and Tanmay C Kalyankar of The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies, Lonavala for their technical paper titled “Shipcoin-Blockchain Technology In Shipping Industry”.
1st consolation prize was won by Siddhant Kumar Srivastava of Tolani Maritime Institute, Induri, Pune for his paper presentation on topic “Personal safety, related equipment and their advancement for use on ships”.
2nd consolation prize was won by Jayant Gautam and Vijayraj Singh of MANET, Pune for his paper presentation on topic “Safety, Security and Reliability Issues in Shipping Industry”.
Best Technical Papers on each Sub-Theme were awarded too, as below:
Sub-Theme 1: Vinay Ranjan Jaiswal, Sanskar Jain and Nirbhay Kumar (MERI/IMU Mumbai) for their paper presentation on topic ‘Blockchain in logistics management”.
Sub-Theme 2: Rahul Kaundilya, Zainul Iftkar and Sayak Dutta (Euro Tech Maritime Academy, Kochi, Kerala) for their paper presentation on “Potential of nano-technology in transportation”.
Sub-Theme 3: Avishek Ankit (TMI, Pune) for his paper presentation on “Low Noise Design Technology and Development Trend of Marine Diesel Engine”.
Sub-Theme 4: Steve D’Souza, Syed Zafry Zakariah and Adithya Manoj Kumar (Eurotech Maritime Academy, Kochi, Kerala) for their paper presentation on “Safety, security and reliability issues in shipping industry”.
Sub-Theme 5: Divakar Trivedi, Abhishek Renukappa and Jashrajsinh Jadeja (The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies, Lonavala) for their paper presentation on “LNG as an alternative fuel to reduce pollution”.
Sub-Theme 6: Snehadri Banik (TMI, Pune) for his paper presentation on “Hull Vane-Reducing Total Resistance and Trim by Modifying Ship Design”
For model on “Hybrid Scrubber System for Exhaust Gas Cleaning System” by Mohammad Azim Parkar, Rahul Kumar, Arvind Rathore and Akhil Chirmar of Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy, Karjat.
For model on “The Sea-Bin Project: A Marine Rubbish Collector” by Snehadri Banik and Sanchit Saraswat of TMI, Pune.
For model on “12 Volt Fresh Water Generator” by Sultan Yususuleman, Yash Raj Singh and Suyash Vinchurkar Batch of GEIMS, Lonavala.
For model “Incinerator simulator & control panel” by Prateek pratap singh, Shivam Gupta, Niraj Sane and Chirag Gupta of AEMA, Karjat.
For model “Electromagnetic break system” by Rajat Agrawal, Shubham Vinayak Bhoite, Nikhil Patil and Tanvir Gaikwad of TMI, Pune.