Name: R. S. Chimote
Date of Birth: 09.05.1961
E-mail: ratnakar1961@yahoo.com
Present Designation: Chief Scientist & AcSIR Academy Professor
Division: Fire Research Laboratory
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Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.E.Fire EngineeringNagpur University: Gold Medal; First MeritIndia1986
M.S.Science & TechnologyBITS, Pilani: CGPA: 9.5 out of 10.India1990
M.E.Fire EngineeringNagpur University: Grade A Research ThesisIndia1992
PG Certificate of ResearchFlame Dynamics, Combustion and ExtinctionUniversity of Karlsruhe; Research PublicationGermany1997

Specialization

(a) Main Area of SpecializationFire Safety Science & Engineering
(b) Sub-area of SpecializationFire Extinguishment Technology & Fire Disaster Mitigation

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
GermanyAdvanced Studies & Research work under DAAD ScholarshipMay-96Oct-97
GermanyAdvanced Sudies & Research work under DAAD ScholarshipSep-02Nov-02
Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2009 onwards) : NIL
  • Publications previous to 2009:
  1. “Fire Hazards and Safety Measures in Chemical Industry”, – T.P. Sharma, B.B. Lal, Jagbir Singh and R.S. Chimote; 4th National Convention of Chemical Engineers, organized by the Chemical Engineering Division of The Institution of Engineers (India) on 3-4th October, 1988 at Roorkee, India.
  2. “Fire Hazards at Construction Sites and Fire Safety in Buildings”, – T.P. Sharma and R.S. Chimote; The  “Civil Engineering Seminar”, Organized by the Oil & Natural Gas Commission on 27-28th October, 1988 at Ahmedabad, India.
  3. “Identification of Fire Hazardous Areas in Flammable Liquid  Storage Tanks and their Protection Measures”, – T.P. Sharma,  R.S. Chimote, A.S. Srivastava and Sushil Kumar; “The Fire  Engineer” Journal of The Institution of Fire Engineers (India),  Volume 14, No.2, New Delhi, April-June, 1989.
  4. “Self-Reliance in Specialized Fire Service Appliances & Equipment : Role of Government Agencies”, – T.P. Sharma and R.S. Chimote; “The Fire Engineer” Journal of The Institution of Fire Engineers (India), New Delhi, Volume 15, No.2, April-June, 1990.
  5. “Reliability Engineering – A New Approach for Fire Safety  Design of Buildings”, – T.P. Sharma and R.S. Chimote; “The Fire  Engineer” Journal of The Institution of Fire Engineers (India),  New Delhi, Volume 15, No.3, July-September, 1990.
  6. “A New particulate Extinguishant for Flammable Liquid Fires”, – T.P. Sharma, B.B. Lal, Jagbir Singh and R.S. Chimote; Oil Industry Safety Seminar, organized by the Oil Industry Safety Directorate, Ministry of Petroleum & Chemicals, Govt. of India, on October 15, 1990 at New Delhi, India.
  7. “Dry Chemical Extinguishing Powders and Technique of Extinguishing Oil Fires in Storage Tanks”, – T.P. Sharma, B.B. Lal, Jagbir Singh and R.S. Chimote;  Oil Industry Safety Seminar, organized by the Oil Industry Safety Directorate, Ministry of Petroleum & Chemicals, Govt. of India, on October 15, 1990 at New Delhi, India.
  8. “Experimental Studies on the Extinguishment of Offshore Oil Spill Fires”, – T.P. Sharma, R.S. Chimote, S.B. Gupta and Jagbir Singh; International Seminar on the “Emerging Trends in Offshore Technology and Safety, organized by the Engineers India Ltd., Oil & Natural Gas Commission and Oil Industry Safety Directorate, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas,  Government of India, held at New Delhi, India on February 4-6, 1992.
  9. “The Challenge, Costs and Hazards of Well Blowouts : Some Considerations from the Viewpoint of Offshore Fire Safety”, – T.P. Sharma and R.S. Chimote;  International Seminar on the “Emerging Trends in Offshore Technology and Safety, organized by the Engineers India Ltd., Oil & Natural Gas Commission and Oil Industry Safety Directorate, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, held at New Delhi, India on February 4-6, 1992.
  10. “Experiments on Extinction of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fires by a Particulate Mineral”, – T.P. Sharma, R.S. Chimote, B.B. Lal and Jagbir Singh; “Combustion and Flame” Journal, USA, Vol. 89, No. 2(1992), 229-234.
  11. “Process Hazards in Fertilizer Industry and their Safety Measures”, – B.B. Lal, R.S. Chimote, Jagbir Singh and Suresh Kumar; “Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India)” of The Chemical Engineering Division, The Institution of Engineers (India), Calcutta, Vol. 74, UDC 628.52, pp. 56-63, March 1994.
  12. “Experiments on Extinction of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fires by a Foam Technique”, – T.P. Sharma, R.S. Chimote, S.B. Gupta and Jagbir Singh; Presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Fire Safety Science held during the week of 13-17 June, 1994 in Ottawa, Canada; Accepted for publication in the Symposium Proceedings to be published by the International Association for Fire Safety Science, Boston, USA.
  13. “Diffusion Flame Extinction Mechanism of a Particulate Mineral in the Flow Field of a 45 cm Diameter Gasoline Pool Fire”, – T.P. Sharma and R.S. Chimote; The Fire Engineer journal of The Institution of Fire Engineers(India), New Delhi; Vol.19, No.4, pp.7-12, Dec., 1994.
  14. “Studies on Well Blowout Fire Extinction Mechanism and Structure and Radiation Properties of Two Phase Non-Premixed Blowout Fires with and without Hydraulic Suppression”, -T.P. Sharma and R.S. Chimote; The Fire Engineer journal of The Institution of Fire Engineers(India), New Delhi; Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 7-12, Jan-Mar., 1996.
  15. “Upward Flow Dynamics of  Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel Turbulent Buoyant Diffusion Pool Flames in Cylindrical Geometry”, – T.P. Sharma, R.S. Chimote and Prof. M.S. Wagh; Presented in the Eleventh National Convention of Chemical Engineers, Organized by the Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre, Roorkee, held on September 28-29, 1996.
  16. “Fire Hazards in the Chemical Industry and Their Mitigation Measures, S.B. Gupta, T.P. Sharma, R.S. Chimote, B.B. Lal & Jagbir Singh ; Presented in the Eleventh National Convention of Chemical Engineers, Organized by the Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre, Roorkee, held on September 28-29, 1996.
  17. “Experimentelle und theoretische Untersuchungen zur Stabilitat turbulenter eingeschlossener Drallflammen, R.S. Chimote, Perter Schmittel, B. Lenze und W. Leuckel; Wissenschaftliche Abschlussberichte, 32.Internationales Seminar, Uni.of Karlsruhe, Germany, pp.170-179; July, 1997.
  18. “Extinguishment of Oil Fires in Fixed and Floating Roof Storage Tanks – A Brief Review”, – T.P. Sharma, R.S. Chimote, B.B. Lal, Jagbir Singh and S.B. Gupta; 5th Annual India Oil & Gas Review Symposium’98, organized by the Oil Asia Journal and the Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.,  at Mumbai on  September 28-29, 1998.
  19. “Computer Simulation of Petroleum Tank Fire Dynamics and Extinguishment”, – R. S. Chimote, T.P. Sharma and Manoj Kumar Goel; Workshop on the “21st Century Emerging Trends and Technologies on Fire Protection in Petroleum Industry”, jointly organized by the Oil Industry Safety Directorate(OISD), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India and  Fire Research Laboratory, CBRI, Roorkee held at Roorkee on Oct. 16-17, 2000; proceedings pp. 17-25.
  20. “Direct Foam Injection Technique – A New & Novel Concept for Liquid Petroleum Tank Fire Safety”, – R. S. Chimote, T.P. Sharma, B. B. Lal, Jagbir Singh  and S. B. Gupta; Workshop on the “21st Century Emerging Trends and Technologies on Fire Protection in Petroleum Industry”, jointly organized by the Oil Industry Safety Directorate(OISD), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India and the Fire Research Laboratory, CBRI, Roorkee  held at Roorkee  on October 16-17, 2000; proceedings pp. 34-55.
  21. “Studies on Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel Turbulent Buoyant Diffusion Pool Fires from Scale-up Viewpoint”, – R. S. Chimote, T.P. Sharma and Prof. Surendra Kumar; Workshop on the “21st Century Emerging Trends and Technologies on Fire Protection in Petroleum Industry”, jointly organized by the Oil Industry Safety Directorate(OISD), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India and the Fire Research Laboratory, CBRI, Roorkee  held at Roorkee  on October 16-17, 2000; proceedings pp. 60-66.
  22. “Review-based Planning for prevention and Protection of Forest Fires for the Development of Resource-base in Uttaranchal”, – R. S. Chimote and T.P. Sharma; Presented in the All India Seminar on Infrastructure Development in Uttranchal- Problems & Prospects, Organized by the Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre, Roorkee and the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, held on October 11-13, 2001; proceedings pp. VI-100-109.
  23. “Global Umsatzmodellierungsweg für Bestimmung die Einfluβ der Kennzahlen zur  Stabilität  Turbulenter  Eingeschlossener Drallflammen“ – R.S. Chimote*, H.Bockhorn**,  P. Schmittel**, B.Lenze** und W.Leuckel**; India; ** Lehrstuhl und  Bereich Verbrennungstechnik, Engler-Bunte-Institut, Universitat Karlsruhe, Deutschland,  Research Note,  October, 2002.
  24. Modelling of Fire Extinguishment – Concepts and Challenges with  Growing Fire Risk, – R.S. Chimote,  Dr. A.K. Gupta, Dr. T.P. Sharma and Dr. Surendra Kumar, presented  in the International Conference on Challenges and Applications of Mathematical Modeling Techniques in Building Science and Technology (CAM2TBST), Feb. 7-8, 2008 at C.B.R.I., Roorkee
  • Tech. Reports: 38 Nos.
  1. Development of Intelligent Fire Suppression Technologies for Buildings and Industries (OLP-0207).
  2. “Fire Protection Measures For Uttaranchal Vidhan Bhavan, Governor House, Chief Minister’s Residence and the Secretariat” (A  detailed Fire protection Report presented to H.E. Mahamahim Uttaranchal Governor  on CSIR Foundation Day Celebration, the 26th September, 2003 and copy  addressed to the Chief Minister)
  3. Development of Fire Extinguishing Systems for High Risk Occupancies (OLP0255).
  4. Fire Extinguishing Characteristic Evaluation of Fire Extinguishing Ball “STOP FIRE” (SSP 0275)
  5. Active Fire Protection Measures For Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Bhavan (CNP-1406)
  6. DST-Sponsored project on” Industrialized Building System for Affordable Quality Housing” (GAP 5743)
  7. Fire Ptotection Measures for E-City Multiplex-cum Shopping Mall and Hotel Complex, Lucknow (A group co. of M/s. Zee TV) (CNP-2606)
  8. Fire Safety Engg. Expertise-based Technical Inputs for Improvement in Existing Fire Protection Measures at Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad (CNP-0017)
  9. Fire Safety Research Expertise-Based Inputs for Establishing the Probable Cause of Fire in Paper Board Reels and Remedial Fire Protection Measures thereof at ITC Bhadrachalam Paper-Board Mill Sarapaka (A.P.) (SSP-0177)
  10. Fire Safety Engg. Expertise-based Technical Inputs for design and Improvement in Existing Fire Protection Measures Sanjay Gandhi Post graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow (SSP-0087)
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: NIL
  • Articles: NIL
  • Patents filed / granted: 04 No.

INDIAN PATENTS:  2 Nos

  1. Indian Patent No. 177234: “A Device for the  Extinguishment of  Fires by Injecting Foam and/or Dry Chemical Powder and  a  Fixed/Floating Roof Storage Tank Incorporating the Device”, – T.P. Sharma, R.S. Chimote, B.B. Lal and Jagbir  Singh
  2. Indian Patent No. 177235: “An Improved Fixed Roof Flammable Liquid Storage Tank  with a Fire Extinguishing   Device”, – T.P. Sharma and R.S. Chimote

INTERNATIONAL PATENTS: 2 Nos

  1. US Patent No. 5,548,933 August 27, 1996: “A Fixed Roof Type Flammable Liquid Storage Tank,” – T.P. Sharma and R.S. Chimote
  2. US Patent No. 5,573,068, November 12, 1996: “An Apparatus for Automatic Extinguishment of Flammable Liquid Fires in Fixed /Floating Roof Oil Storage Tanks by Dry Chemical Powder(DCP) Fire Extinguishant” -T.P. Sharma, R.S. Chimote, B.B. Lal and Jagbir  Singh
  • Processes Developed: 02 No.
  1. Direct Foam Injection (DFI) Technique for Liquid Hydrocarbon Storage tank Fire Extinguishment
  2. Low cost Portable Water Mist Fire Extinguisher for Domestic/House-hold/ In-service users as well as small industrial users
  • Process Under Utilization: 01 No.

DFI-Technique under consideration for detailed engineering with M/s. Engineers India Ltd., New Delhi and for concurrence from the Chief Controller of Explosives, Nagpur

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
King Edward Memorial Scholarship for B.E.(Fire Engg.), Nagpur UniversityKing Edward Memorial Society, NagpurB.E.(Fire Engg.) study-course1983 - 84
S.J.J Scholarship for Bachelor’s degree in Fire Engineering, Nagpur UniversityS.J. Jindal Trust, New DelhiFor Securing first position in B.E. First Year (Fire Engg.) onwards1984 - 86
Gold Medal for First Merit Position in B.E.(Fire Engg.) degree course, Nagpur UniversityNational Fire Service College (Ministry of Home Affaires, Govt. of India), NagpurFirst Merit Position in B.E.(Fire Engg.) degree course, Nagpur University1986-87
DAAD Scholarship for advanced studies & research at the University of  Karlsruhe, GermanyDAAD, GermanyAdvanced studies, research/Training in Flame dynamics, Combustion and Extinction  at the University of  Karlsruhe, Germany1996-97
Certificate of Commendations from the Director General, CSIR, Govt. of India for original   patented  research work in the area of  Liquid Hydrocarbon Tank Fire SafetyFor Two US PatentsDirector General, CSIR1998
Short-duration DAAD Scholarship for three months for  advanced studies & research at the University of  Karlsruhe, GermanyDAAD, GermanyAdvanced studies, research/Training in Flame dynamics, Two-phase flows Combustion and Extinction  at the University of  Karlsruhe,Germany2002
Professional Experience:
(a) University Education Field/Practical Experience:

  • July, 1986 – October, 1986 on deputation for practical fire fighting attachment to Delhi Fire Service Hqrs., New Delhi – 110 001 – attended about 150 building fires
  • October,1986-January,1987 on deputation for practical fire fighting attachment to Bombay Fire Brigade Hqrs., Byculla, Bombay-400007-– attended about 200 building/industrial fires

(b) Industrial Experience:

February,1987-June,1988, Executive Trainee Engineer (Fire), M/s Oil India Ltd.,(A Govt. of India undertaking), Duliajan-786602, Assam, India- Prepared Fire Contingency Plan for the whole Oil India Ltd., Duliajan in consultation with Chief Engineer(Safety).

Any other:
Actual field problem-oriented  Fire safety  exposure and R&D experience.