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MOU between Indian Navy and IISC Bengaluru

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The Indian Navy (IN) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi to facilitate technical collaboration and joint research and development.

The MoU aims to foster academic cooperation in various engineering fields. Leading to enhanced scientific understanding of defense-related technologies, and to embark on new developments.

Indian Navy and IISc both share a keen interest in exchanging scientific research activities in engineering pertaining to defence technologies. The MoU will provide a comprehensive framework and empower both parties in various ways like-

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  • Bolster capacity-building efforts
  • Find solutions to field-level issues
  • Expand the vendor base for equipment
  • Provide effective training through faculty and guest lectures.

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Indian Navy IISC Bengaluru collaboration in Transcritical CO2 AC Plants

Indian Navy in collaboration with Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research ICER, IISc Bengaluru has designed and developed a ‘first-of-its-kind’ Transcritical CO2 based 30TR Air Conditioning plant for Marine Applications. It is operational at “Centre of Excellence – Marine Engineering” at INS Shivaji. The prototype is a stepping stone towards adopting natural refrigerant substituting conventional HCFCs. It employs a natural refrigerant with a Global Warming Potential of 1. It aligns with the Kigali Agreement of 2016, which India has ratified.

Transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems, often called booster systems, operate CO2 above the critical point either occasionally or exclusively. Unlike subcritical systems, transcritical CO2 systems include a gas cooler to dissipate heat and use a high-pressure expansion valve to control the introduction into the evaporator. Read More.

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This MoU serves as the formal foundation for continued collaboration in developing such technological solutions in the near future.

The MoU was signed by Rear Admiral K Srinivas, Assistant Chief of Materiel (Dockyard & Refit) on behalf of the Navy, and by Captain Shridhar Warrier (Retired), Registrar of IISc, along with Professor B Gurumoorthy, Director of FSID Bengaluru.

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