An important element of our technology education is the hands-on experience which the students receive in the laboratory and workshop environment. The laboratories and workshops are equipped with adequate facilities to help students become productive immediately after graduation. Mainly these are:
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The Department has the following specialized labs and workshops:
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
The facilities in the lab reinforce knowledge in such basics as fluid properties, hydrostatics, flow metering, and losses in pipes and fittings, etc.
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Laboratory
Facilities in the thermo-fluid lab allow hands-on experience in various temperature-measuring devices; studies in thermodynamic properties of gases, air standard cycles, heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation, and performance characteristics of different types of heat exchangers.
This laboratory is equipped with bench top facilities to enable experiments in a wide range of basic engine mechanisms such as governors, cams, gears; static and dynamic balancing; static and dynamic friction; forced and free vibrations, etc.
Fluid Power Laboratory
A number of oil power hydraulic trainers complete with modern industrial components provide expanding insight into the way in which these components function interactively in industrial oil power systems. Some bench-top equipment allows training in basic- and electro– pneumatics.
Materials Testing Laboratory
Facilities in the lab allow tensile, compression, shear, bending, creep, impact, beam deflection, and torsion tests. Nondestructive test equipment for fluorescent penetrant and magnetic particle inspections are also available.
The facilities in the lab allow sample preparation for microstructure examination by optical microscope on ferrous and non-ferrous metals; carry out various heat treatment processes.
This lab allows training in mechanical measurement and inspection. It is equipped with a variety of measuring tools, universal measuring microscope, profile projector, gear and thread inspection tools, surface roughness tester, computer controlled surface measurement system, computer controlled roundness measurement system, etc.
It hosts a network of computers, printers and plotters, to assist training in technical drawings using AutoCAD software.
Basic Skill Workshops
The bench work and sheet metal workshops provide entry level hand-skills in marking, filing, sawing, drilling, and sheet metal work.
Plant Maintenance Workshop
Facilities in the workshop allow practical hands-on training in the use of common hand- and power-tools; maintenance of valves, bearings, mechanical transmission systems, packing and seals; training in shaft alignment, etc.
Pump and Compressor Workshops
These workshops allow extensive training in operation and maintenance of generic pumps and compressors. A multi-pump test rig and a fully instrumented compressor unit allow performance studies of the generic machines.
Power Generation Workshop
The facilities in the workshop allow studies in vapor power cycles using an oil-fired steam power plant which comprise a high pressure boiler, super heater, turbine, condenser, cooling tower and the feed water treatment units A gas turbine unit comprising compressor-turbine assembly, combustion chamber, power turbine, ignition system and instrumentation enables tests to be carried out on the performance of the machine. A self-contained diesel engine unit fit-ted with dynamometer, gas analyzer and instrumentation allows studies in diesel power generation.
The workshop contains a number of industrial diesel engines of popular makes that allow rigorous practical hands-on training in operation and maintenance of diesel engines.
Special Program Workshop
Equipped with multi-skill facilities, this workshop enables hands–on training in the use of hand and measuring tools, pipe and pipe threading machines, and valve testing; demonstration of construction, and maintenance of basic industrial equipment such as pumps, compressors, valves, and gear boxes.
This allows extensive hands-on machining experience in turning and shaping.
Milling and Grinding Workshop
This allows training in universal milling, surface grinding, tool grinding and high quality surface finish.
Arc and Gas Welding Workshops
These provide extensive training facilities in shielded metal arc welding, TIG, MIG, oxyacetylene welding and cutting, brazing, auto-manual flame cutting, pipe profilers, etc.
It allows training in Computer Numerical Control machines for turning and milling. The machines are linked to the CAD Lab which allows CAD drawings to be sent to the floor mounted machines. Students learn to program simulated machining using standard CNC software.
Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Workshop
Facilities include benches for tube fitting and welding, flaring, leak testing, system evacuation and recharging, domestic and commercial refrigeration simulators, commercial refrigeration unit with fault simulations, etc.
It also allows training in troubleshooting and maintenance of air-conditioning equipment such as room air-conditioners, packaged roof top units, mini split units, etc. The workshop is well equipped with domestic and commercial air conditioning simulators, industrial air conditioning controls, etc.
Senior Project Laboratory
The laboratory is equipped with workstations where the software installed enable the students to undergo mechanical systems design experience, which integrate the mechanical engineering curriculum. Contemporary engineering design, analysis and programming packages are installed for students to complete design assignments and projects in various mechanical engineering areas.