Who wrote these Blogs?


KC Ajith Kumar, known as Kaycee to friends is a mechanical engineer by education. He joined the Indian Navy and thus joined the league of  marine engineers;  “Grease monkeys” in naval parlance. He had exposure to operating and maintaining ship  borne mechanical equipment and systems in a few classes of ships during his 23 year stint. He was also associated with deep repair organisations such as naval dockyards, teaching technical and soft skills topics, managing training, machinery condition monitoring, quality assurance of  war ship equipment, overseeing new construction ships etc.

After taking premature retirement from the Indian Navy, he started a second career in Facilities Management with Haden International Group India. He had set up their new contract operations in ISB – Hyderabad, CIPLA – Goa, Intel – Bangalore, Siemens – Bangalore and Siemens – Kharghar before taking up the FMs job at Ford car plant in Chennai. He left Haden for better career options.

After a four-year stint with Citibank, CRS division, Chennai, he rejoined Haden (MacLellan Integrated Services India Pvt Ltd, further changed to Sodexo) as the Head Training and Resources.

With MacLellan, he was a trainer in technical topics covering HVAC, Genset Ops, Condition Based and Predictive maintenance etc. He also covered soft skills topics such as Leadership, Motivation, Team building, Communication, Decision making etc.

He loves to learn new skills and gain knowledge in diverse fields. More so, he is keen in imparting the knowledge to others interested in learning.

This yearning lead to another twist to his career choice and Kaycee quit MacLellan to try his hands in marketing a CMMS Package related to facility maintenance. He was the Executive Director – Business Development of MPulse Software India, a division of InApp Information Technologies India Pvt Ltd, Thiruvananthapuram. He hung up his boots and entered full retirement since June 2016.

Kaycee has an adventurous bent of mind. He was a crew member on a sailing expedition from Kochi (India mainland) to Minicoy (Indian island in the Arabian sea) in a 32 feet yacht. The profile picture shows him doing sand boarding in the Dubai desert. He is a keen photographer. He has a few photography related blogs too.

The purpose of this blog is to share information that is available on the net and from own and shared experiences  with like-minded people.

36 thoughts on “Who wrote these Blogs?

  1. Nice to know about a person. He is versatile. This blog will help all aspiring engineers to learn more and equally equip them to educate youngsters who are working with them. In our company’s perspective, this would help all our FMs and FCs to improve the skills of technicians and engineers in their team. One more way to share and care!!!!!!!!!!! Let us use this platform to the fullest.

  2. Dear Ajith,

    This is really a refresher of our association and giving me a feel of reunion after a pause. Thank you and will be in touch

    Best regards,

  3. Hi very interesting site,

    What is your opinion about supplying uninterruptible power (with UPS) to Air Handling Units…?

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Without understanding as to why you require to run AHUs with standby UPS, it is difficult to answer your query on that.

      My personal opinion on normal AHU operation is that it should not be given through UPS.



  4. Thanks for the answer. The AHU are installed in a drug industry and they supply the production area with air. We have to keep continuously the differential pressure over a certain limit (10 pa). So this is the reason that we want to supply the 12 AHU via an online UPS.

    Kind regards

    • Hi,

      Do you have reliable emergency generators that will take over power supply within about 12 seconds of the utility power supply failure? In that case the chances of the differential pressures falling to zero is low.

      In case of a power failure, you will have all the production machines and the support equipment such as air-conditioning, humidity control, heating, lighting etc also stopping.

      If you feel that the whole operation is critical (not only the differential pressure) and you have enough money to sink as capital expenditure, a dynamic UPS (flywheel based), connected to generating machines that will come on within 20 seconds or so is a better answer. The stored energy in the flywheel will last about 30 to 45 seconds depending on the load conditions. This is a capital intensive project though.

      You need to consider the frequency of occurrence of power failures too before sinking in capital. A car manufacturing plant in India where I have been the FM, the main power source was so reliable that only the Paint storage and mixing group had an emergency generator connected to it. Whereas, an electronic manufacturing unit where the continuous operation of the production lines was critical had a dynamic UPS installed, to avoid any disruption to production and related rejected components.



    • Hi,

      You are welcome.

      Checking the sealing provided on all your doors, windows and other openings followed by necessary repairs also will help in retaining the higher pressure within the clean rooms for the duration of power non-availability. If the facility is new, probably these may be adequate. Older facilities could suffer due to hardening and wear & tear of rubber beadings, unplanned / unsealed openings made later etc.

      Some of the Condition Based Maintnenance techniques such as usage of an Infra red camera or even remote thermo meters could be used find areas where cooler air is bleeding or leaking out of clean rooms.


  5. Hey Kaycee,

    I was wondering if you accept guest posts?

    I’ve been writing for the web for half a decade now and would love to contribute a piece on facilities management for a link back to my client.

    The potential post titles I have in mind are;

    Mobile Facilities Management Could Make Your Company More Sustainable
    5 Reasons Your Business Needs to Embrace Mobile Facilities Management
    Mobilize Your Workforce For An Eco-Friendly Business

    Let me know if you’re interested,

    Kind Regards


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