EI ISQIP OVERVIEW

EI IEEE Student Quality Improvement Programme (EI-ISQIP) is a week-long training program, organized, coordinated and conducted by IEEE Industry Applications Society Student Branch Chapter College of Engineering Chengannur in association with IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society Student Branch Chapter College of Engineering Chengannur from 6th to 8th July 2019, offering both technical and managerial sessions, for the overall development of the student. ISQIP helped the students to envisage an industrial approach towards their field of study by paving them a way to transform themselves into industry-ready professionals. 

EI ISQIP hosted its second edition in this year’s massive take on the flagship program. The event is scheduled to take off with a workshop on NodeMCU using IoT. Beginning with the basics and then moving forward through the advancements of the era, the following session covered an introduction session to Industrial Automation as well as its scopes and applications. The second day and final day will handle two phases of a hands-on workshop on Industrial Automation using PLC and SCADA, covering the basics, uses, interfacing with output elements and much more. The event aimed at promoting students to take up an interest in the deeply rooted branch of Electronics and Instrumentation, and guiding them towards the technical prowess required in an industrial approach. 

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

 

  SESSION  FACULTY NO. OF PARTICIPANTS
Day 1 Node MCU using IoT Athul Chandrasenan 30
Day 1 Scopes and Applications of Industrial Automation Benz Oommen 30
Day 2,3 PLC & SCADA Thomas Sabu

Jishnu J K

Eldho Joseph

Rojer Joseph

(Neo Green Labs)

30

 

SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS

 

  1. NodeMCU using IoT
Session Date  Attendees Venue Time
NodeMCU using IoT 6th July 2019, Saturday 30 Seminar Hall 10:00AM – 1:00PM

 

Mr. Athul Chandrasenan, the former Chairman of IEEE RAS SB Chapter CEC took a session on IoT using the Node MCU. He is an alumnus of the College Of Engineering Chengannur. The three-hour session gave the entrants an introduction to Node MCU, which is considered as the future of home automation along with its applications on IoT. To make things even more appealing, the Node MCU was used to remotely control an LED. It was very intriguing and interactive with clear communication prevailing all throughout. There was active involvement from all the attendees as they came up with questions and cleared their doubts. It helped the participants acquire profound skills in the topic. At the end of the session, he encapsulated the contents taught and reminded them about its wide applications.

 

  1. Scopes and Applications of Industrial Automation
Session Date Attendees Venue Time
Scopes and Applications of Industrial Automation 6th July 2019,

Saturday

30  Seminar Hall  1:45 PM – 

4:00 PM 

 

Geared at emphasizing the necessity of automation in industries, a talk on the topic  ‘Scopes and Applications of Industrial Automation’ was conducted in the afternoon. The session was handled by Benz Oommen, Executive Engineer at Yokogawa, and an alumnus of the College of Engineering, Chengannur and an experienced Automation Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the program development industry. The talk was divided broadly into two sessions, firstly ‘What is Industrial Automation?’ and secondly ‘What is the future for Industrial Automation?’. The session focused on the vital role played by automation in industries by using machines intelligently. Minimal human intervention is the goal that drives the adoption of automation in industries. He gave an insight into the main benefits of automation in industries which were leaner operation processes that require less material, less energy, and reduced labor waste. The session was proceeded further by presenting the applications of Industrial Automation, and how it can be used to avoid lots of accidents. The talk marked its conclusion with an expectation that for future technologies, Industrial Automation would be the next revolutionary technology in the world. The program was informative and innovative and received great feedback from the attendees. 

 

  1. PLC & SCADA
Session Date Attendees Venue Time
PLC & SCADA 7th – 8th July 2019 30 Seminar Hall

(Room 312) 

10:00AM – 4:00PM

 

A session on Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) was conducted on the second and third days of EI ISQIP 2019. The class was handled by Mr. Thomas Sabu, Mr. Jishnu J K, and Mr. Eldho Joseph on its maiden day, and by Mr. Rojer Joseph on the next day. All of them are employees at NeoGreen Labs, Kochi. Being an introduction to the key elements in industrial automation, the goal of the workshop was to equip delegates with the basic knowledge needed to step into the professional workspace of industrial engineers. The students were familiarised with concepts of basic programming in PLC and the working of SCADA. They were guided by the experienced speakers through the various tasks involved in PLC programming like initiating conditions, evaluating binary and analog input signals, executing interrupts and handling errors, etc. A thorough idea about how SCADA is relevant nowadays, and how it is applied in industries that integrate automated software monitoring and physical instruments, was given to the students. The programming and operating skills they acquired were put to practice on the second day. Students programmed a task in PLC and integrated it to SCADA using 3-D objects and their animations. The end result was a program done in PLC which can be controlled and analyzed using SCADA. They used this practice to develop two programs by themselves – one for running a motor and a cooling pump, and one for operating a juicer, both based on a timer.

CONCLUSION

EI ISQIP 2019 took the resolve to conjure up a system of education where students of different calibers could join in and work together towards their shared interests. The event truly succeeded in doing so, even overcoming the expectations. It managed to orchestrate the environment’s curiosity and the desire to learn, instilled among the students through its various sessions and left a sweet after-taste in their minds, inspiring them to pursue their academics much sharper, in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering. The primary focus of E&I Engineering being measuring devices and their automation, it’s imperative that research further in this field to bring humanity closer to a safe and secure future. It’s in the hands of E&I engineers, that the quality and safety of various control systems of the world rest in. With demands for such individuals on the rise, it is no surprise that EI ISQIP has made a lasting contribution to the world’s advancement.