By Anurag VermaThe article by Anuradha Kumar and Manish SenguptaThe first ever exhibition of the Gas-Electric Hoist Parts series is here to showcase the gas-driven hoist assemblies used in modern cars.
The series has been jointly produced by the Centre for Energy and Resources Research (CEAR), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISB).
The exhibition is part of the International Gas Hoist Exhibition series, which aims to highlight and promote the energy revolution that India is witnessing.
“The first thing we want to do is showcase the work that has been done to date to bring the technology to market,” said Vyas Kulkarni, Director of CEAR, who has been the co-curator of the series.
He said the exhibition is being hosted in collaboration with the Institute for Energy Research (IEER) and IISB.
The first exhibition, titled “India Gas-electric Hoists Gas-powered Cars”, was inaugurated at IISK on Tuesday, February 13, at which IIS members and the public were invited to join in the celebration of this milestone in India’s transition from coal to gas power.
“The Gas-Driven Hoist is one of the first gas powered vehicles in the world, and the first of its kind in India,” said IIS President R.P. Ramesh Kumar.
“In India, the first Gas-driven Hoist was introduced in 1991.
Since then, India has seen a major transformation in terms of its power generation and the adoption of gas-burning appliances.”
This exhibition, which is part the Gas Powered Car Exhibition, aims to promote the progress made in the gas revolution and to promote awareness of the power of India’s gas revolution.
“There is a lot of talk about India’s electric car revolution.
But it is not as much talked about as the gas engine revolution,” said Kumar.
He cited as an example that of the 1.2 billion electric cars in the country, about 1.3 million are gas-fueled.
“As of today, India is one among the few countries that still has a gas engine.
It is an exciting time for India and we want the gas cars to be able to play a role in the electric vehicle revolution,” he added.
“There are more than a billion electric vehicles in India.
I would like to show the progress India has made in achieving this milestone.
The Gas-Wearing Car will be a part of that progress.”
The exhibition includes an overview of the history of gas engines, a look at the technology behind the gas powered car and the different types of gas powered cars.
“It’s important to highlight the role that gas engines have played in India, because they are still very much a part in our lives,” said Dr Prashant Nair, Director, IESR.
“India has been using gas engines for the last two decades.
They have played an important role in our development, and it is important that we show our appreciation to the inventors and to the people who have helped India develop the technology,” he said.
The exhibition also includes a range of examples of gas driven cars, including the Tesla, Hyundai E-PACE, Mitsubishi Lancer and Renault-Nissan E-Tron, among others.
The IESB, IISR and the CEAR have been co-operating with the Indian Government to showcase this exhibition.
In this exhibition, there are about 100 gas powered hoists for sale.
They are made from stainless steel, which can be seen through the gas exhaust, to help keep them cool and to allow them to be used in a range from three to nine kilometres.
“We have been using these hoists in the past for a long time and we have always liked the fact that they are made of stainless steel.
So we decided to create a range in which they can be used as they are today,” said Kulkorni.
The exhibition also highlights the development of gas appliances, including electric hoists, in India and in the countries around the world.
“I would like the exhibition to highlight how the development and the development in India has been driven by this technology and we will be showcasing some of the most important inventions in the last 20 years,” said Ramesha Shankar, Director-General of IESER.