Each of the universities got a Heat Exchanger, a facility which many engineering students and lecturers see more in maps and textbooks.
Chairman of Egbin Power Plc., Kola Adesina, said at the donation of the facility to the Faculty of Engineering, University of Abuja that, similar donations had been done to the University of Lagos, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Ibadan.
“Following the privatization and handover of the Egbin Power Plants to the core investor, management and Board decided to overhaul the six units of the plants for ultimatum performance. As a result, certain equipment were replaced. One of them is the vessel donated to this university,” Adesina, who was represented by Kingsley Okotie, said.
On the benefit of the equipment to the university, he stressed: “It will help for practical demonstration of students in the faculty of engineering, to enhance knowledge and serve for research and development purposes
“Once we complete the overhaul of the six units of our plants, we hope to reach out to more universities. Some of the testimonies from the universities where these donations were made confirm our initial believe that this is the first time lecturers and students are seeing such facility live. They can now see the facility in real demonstration during training and research, unlike previously when they only relied on images in text books.”
Director, Physical Development at the University Dr. Otaki Alanana, stressed how the equipment would help the university to produce the right calibre of engineering students.
Alanana, who represented the Vice Chancellor of the University, noted: “We will judiciously utilize what you have given us both for undergraduate and post graduate studies. When you go back, please tell the world that there is Faculty of Engineering University of Abuja that is now re-energised to produce world class engineers.”
Heat exchangers are described as devices whose primary responsibility is the exchange of heat, typically from one fluid to another. They are also used in cooling applications.