SICC Industrial Trip to Paradip
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Students of SAI International College of Commerce went on their annual Industrial Trip to Indian Oil Refinery at Paradip on March 1, 2019. The trip was organized by the Trips & Tour Committee of SICC. A total of 60 students from all the three batches of B.Com were accompanied by faculty members on this visit. The primary goal was to make the students develop and enhance the understanding of Odisha’s strategic importance in the industry of Energy, Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Shri. S. S Patro (Chief Manger, Learning and Development) gave a presentation on the Integration and Diversification of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Journey of Indian Oil, Business Space and Business Process. The students got an overview of this Public Sector Unit and toured through the 3345 acres area of the refinery, divided into two halves (North and South) by a creek of Ganges flowing into the Bay of Bengal. The students could not help but marvel at state of the art machinery and sophisticated technology and equipments spread throughout the refinery. A Safety and Precautionary Control Training Workshop was also conducted to ensure students’ preparedness at the time of unprecedented crisis situation of disaster or accident.
The Indian Oil Refinery at Paradip located in India’s Eastern Coast is a Public Sector Enterprise which has been envisioned as the Energy Gateaway to Eastern India. This refinery has adopted the INDMAX technology indigenously developed by Indian Oil’s Research & Development Centre. The refinery can process 100% high Sulphur crude oil to produce various petroleum products such as LPG, Propylene, BS-IV compliant Petrol and Diesel, Kerosene, Aviation Turbine Fuel, Sulphur and Petroleum Coke. Its other unique technological features include Flue Gas Desulphurization facilities, Vapour Recovery System from South Oil Jetty and an Alkylation Process to produce octane-rich low-benzene MS blend component, etc. The products from the Refinery meets the energy demands of the domestic market and are partly exported. But the biggest product dispatch infrastructure of Paradip Refinery is the captive South Oil Jetty, the first-of-its-kind in India made for a Greenfield coastal refinery. The petroleum products from Paradip Refinery are dispatched through Product Pipelines (52%), road transport (13%) & coastal movement (35%).
At SICC, such industrial trips are specially designed to industries, plants, factory sites, manufacturing units and ports to bridge the gap between classroom teaching and practical working environment. Industrial trips are responsible for bringing about intangible changes in the personalities of students and their perception about execution of actual field work. The whole idea is to encourage learning through observation of industrial practices aligned with the aim of conditioning the students in different professional fields.