During the Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight, held between 16 and 31st Jan by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) Indore (LPG bottling) plant, students of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore had an opportunity to visit the HPCL plant. The purpose was obvious- students were to be educated on how huge plants function. This perfectly timed visit accomplished just that.
The purpose of the fortnight long celebration is to spread awareness about the conservation of Oil and Gas. Mr. Ravi Bhushan Bhattacharya, Senior Plant Manager, took things further by discussing alternative practices employed by HPCL and its diversified activities to deal with limited resources. He then focussed on LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) properties, usage, and how we can conserve Oil and Gas so that our future generations don’t suffer.
Mr. Anand then took the students around the plant, which is semi-automatic, equipped with flame proof machineries and other fire safety mechanisms. The company spends a total of 55% of total revenue on safety measures, as inflammable materials are involved at every step of the process. During the tour, all aspects of the plant’s activities were explained by Mr. Bhattacharya – from plant safety to the wide range of operations and processes. Finally, he talked about the PAHAL Scheme introduced by the Government, which is being implemented in metro regions. He went through its list of benefits, and how this new initiative affects the lives of locals and energy production of the future.
Students were not only excited to see LPG cylinders being filled at the designated station, but they were also eager to hear that there are several exciting opportunities for them in the field of energy management. As his parting shot, Mr. Bhattacharya asked students, “To realize the practical learning from this industry visit and make the most out of it. I myself have felt invigorated in the company of students so willing to learn.” This surely was a learning experience – students returned from the plant with an insight into its functioning and operations.