The visit ended with words of appreciation to Descon Engineering for their time, guidance and hospitality. The students were extremely thankful to Prof. Dr. Salim Abid Tabassum and The University of Lahore for arranging this important industrial visit and providing all the relevant facilities and valuable support.
Industrial Visits are key components of a successful engineering degree program. They are very important and essential for the technical growth of graduating students and linking theory to practice. An Industrial visit to well known and highly reputed International organization, Descon Engineering Limited was arranged by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Lahore for the undergraduate students on 11th December 2019.
The initiative was taken by the respected and dynamic Head of Department Prof. Dr. Salim Abid Tabassum and Assistant Prof. Khurram Hameed. Prof. Dr. Salim Abid Tabassum has established an Industrial Liaison Office under the supervision of Eng. Tauqeer Ahmad (Industrial Liaison Officer) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in order to strengthen the relation of Industry and Academia under OBE system. Descon Engineering Limited is a multinational engineering company renowned globally for its quality, safety and on-time delivery of projects and products.
Descon Engineering specializes in design consultancy, civil design, electrical design, mechanical design and Engineering management. They are experts in EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning), Maintenance/Industrial Services, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, and Automation & Control projects. They are a turnkey solution provider and have immense expertise in such diverse sectors as Oil & Gas, Cement, Power, Hydro Power, Dams / Barrages / Canals, Fertilizer, Renewable Energy, Sugar, Industrial, Chemical and Petrochemicals. This unique strength enables them to provide solutions as EPCC services provider to a host of international clients. The undergraduate students of Mechanical Engineering Department visited Descon – Lahore Manufacturing Works in the supervision of Assistant Prof. Khurram Hameed.
The UOL delegates were warmly welcomed by Descon representatives. The students observed the design and fabrication of pressure vessels, which is a part of Mechanics of Materials course. They observed how pressure vessels are made from sheet metals, the rolling of sheet metal into cylindrical shell, the incorporation of nozzles, spherical caps and welded joints, design of saddle support and testing of final product. They also learned about the software used by Descon for the design of pressure vessels and observed the factors that may influence the strength and operating life of pressure vessels and cause earlier failure. The industrial visit was highly successful and proved to be extremely useful in linking theory to industrial practice.