Shunmugam - Hydraulic Engineer - Chennai, TN, India

Kugan Shunmugam

Chennai, TN, India


Hydraulic Engineer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Machine Design

Work History

Design Manager

Bhilai Engineering Corporation

February 2005 - January 2006

Engineering and Project Division of BEC has Steel and Iron Foundry, Machine Shop equipped for heavy jobs and Equipment, Fabrication Shops at Bhilai. Equipment are manufactured for Steel plants, Coal, Power & Cement Industries and Bogie frames for the railways. BEC has Collaborations with two German Companies and one British Company and French Company for Mining, Coke oven Machines, Ball Mills and other equipment. BEC has earned the trust of well-known national and international organizations like SAIL, MECON, TISCO, EIL, Mannesman Demag, Man GHH, Mitsubishi, Hoogovens, SMS and Paul Wurth.

Job Responsibilites:
Reporting to Sr. Vice President( Technical) with responsibility for Design and Preparation of Drawings for Coke Dry Cooling Plant(CDCP) and Coke Oven Machines namely Coke Bucket Lifter, Discharging Device, Coke Pusher, Coal Charging Device for Steel Plants.

* Preparation of Drawings for CDCP and Coke Oven Machines for Client and Manufacturing
* Preparation of Hydraulic Circuit, P &I and Centralized Lubrication Diagrams for CDCP, Coke Oven Machines, Electric Loco for Client Approval and Manufacturing
* Design and Selection fo Mechanical Drives and Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Lubrication systems Components for various operating mechanism in the above Machines.
* Approval of Vendor Drawings for Gear Box, Coupling, Hydraulic Power Packs, Hydraulic Cylinders and Lubrication Systems.
* Inspection of Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Lubrication Systems which are used in the Coke Oven Machines.


Hy-Nu Industries

September 2000 - February 2005

Hy-Nu Industries is the Company involved in manufacturing and maintenance of Hydraulic and Pneumatic system and Hydraulic Cylinders for Power Presses, Bending and Forming Machinery.

Job Responsibilities:
I was responsible for Design and Development of Hydraulic Cylinders and Pneumatic systems, power pack and accessories

* Co-ordination to prepare G.A and Detailed Drawings for the Hydraulic Power Pack.
* Design and Development of Hydraulic Circuit for Forming Machines and Power Presses.
* Preparing BOM for the Hydraulic Power Pack and Hydraulic Cylinders.
* Identifying and Resolving problems of pneumatic and Hydraulic systems in these area.

Sr. Design Engineer

KEC Industries Ltd

July 1997 - August 2000

KEC is a leading, ISO -9001 Certified Engineering Company, Collaborated with Braden Europe of Holland based Company, involved in Developing, Manufacturing and Installation of refinery equipments like control Dampers, Air, -Pre- Heaters, Heat Exchangers, Trays and Columns, Steam Generators and Pressure vessels using the recent technologies. KEC is Pioneer in Glass Tube Air-Pre-Heaters and approved by Engineers India Ltd in India.

L&T, Thermax, KTI, IOCL are some of the major clients in this area.

Job Responsibilities
* Cost Estimation for Dampers and Diverters
* Design of Dampers and Diverters
* Preparation of G.A Drawings for Client approval
* Design of Pneumatic, Hydraulic Systems for operating the dampers using I/P converters, positioners, solenoid valves as per design requirements.
* Selection of Electric, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic actuators, Gear Boxes for Dampers.
* Documents preparation for Client approval
➢ Leak Rate Calculations
➢ Pressure Drop Calculations for Dampers
➢ Control characteristics curves for Dampers.
➢ Structural Load Calculations.

* Design Achievements:

➢ Reduction in Manufacturing Cost of Dampers by reducing raw materials in Rectangular and Square Dampers using Design aspects.
➢ Developing Software programs for shut off blades in order to perform price estimation with design aspects.

Design Engineer

Name of Employer

February 1995 - July 1997

Bachmann is a ISO-9001 Company, Collaborated with Whalco Engineering Products Inc. USA engaged in Design and Supply of Dampers and Diverters, Expansion Joints for Gas Turbine, Cement and Thermal Plants and Refinery Applications.

BHEL, L&T, Fuller-KCP, IOCL are some of the major clients in this area.

Job Responsibilities:
* Cost Estimation for Dampers
* Design and Development of Dampers and Diverters and selection of Actuators to Operate them.
* Furnishing design and structural stability calculations of dampers and diverters to clients.
* Design of Hydraulic Circuits for the Diverters which is used in combined cycle plants of Gas turbine applications.
* Preparing G.A.Drawings and detailed drawings for hydraulic system and furnishing all design calculations and documents for the approval of the Client.
* Designing of all control Valves and instrumentations for the hydraulic power pack
* Corordination with production and quality team to complete and verify the satisfactory performance of Hydraulic system.
* Attending the Hydraulic problems at site in the event of breakdown of the systems.

* Design Achievements:

➢ Modification of Hydraulic Power Pack from Hydraulic Cylinder Operated to Hydraulic Motor Operated with worm and Worm wheel Gear Box to suit Diverter.
➢ Hydraulic Power Unit In House Manufacturing.

Design Engineer

Name of the Employer

June 1990 - January 1995

GMT is a leading Machine Tool Company engaged in Design, Production and Supply of machine tools like Chucks, Lapping Machine, Grinding Machine and work holding devices for Automobile Engineering Industries
Maruthi, Telco, Audco and Ashok Leyland are some of the major clients in this area

➢ Job responsibilities:

Design of the following machine tool components
❑ Manual Operated and Power Operated Chucks
❑ Manual operated chucks are designed by the principles of worm and worm wheel mechanisms to get max mechanical advantages
❑ Power operated Eccentric Compensating Chucks
❑ Automatic Indexing and High speed chucks for CNC applications.

➢ Design Achievements:

1. Standard Non Return Valve Block for all Types of Hydraulic Cylinders which are used to operate the work holding devices.

Qualifications & Certifications

PG in Computer Application


Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical

Government College of Engineering

St. Xavir's Hr. Secondary School

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