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Civil &Architecture Students as Master Minds, Mind Bogglers and Mind Readers

Engaging the students in another aspect of learning with fun, rapport and motivation, the Civil and Architecture Section conducted a quiz competition on Tuesday, January 31,2017 in CVL 6L .This competition covered general knowledge about Civil Engineering and Architecture. Students from Higher Diploma and BTech enthusiastically participated. There were three teams named as Master Minds, Mind Bogglers, and Mind Readers having six members each. Winners are from Master Minds Team, namely: HMOOD MUBARAK AL-MUSSALHI (32J1137), MOHAMMAD MADIAN AL-YAFAI (42S12155), SALIM AHMED AL-OJAILI(42J138), HAYA AMAD ALSHANFRI(42S1367), THANI SAEED AL-BARAMI (42S14398), MUNA MAHAD AL-AMRI (41J13333 ) . The competition was organized by Mr. Syed Iqbal and Ms. Arwa Al Ghassani, faculty members from the Civil and Architecture Engineering Section.

This activity was conducted successfully with the strong encouragement and support from the audience that included their peers and the faculty. All participants requested to have more of this kind of activity in the future.

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Civil and Architecture Section holds Guest Lecture on Introduction to Remote Sensing and its Applications

The Civil and Architecture Section of the Engineering Department organised a guest lecture on the topic “Introduction to Remote Sensing and its Applications” on 31st May 2016 at the Civil Engineering Building. The guest speaker was Professor Vazeer Mahammood, from Andhra University, India with a vast experience in Hydraulics, Remote Sensing and Structures. He is also an author and a consultant.

The presentation aimed to create awareness about the basic concepts and applications of Remote Sensing. The speaker expounded on the uses of the geo-stationary and sun synchronous satellites applied in weather forecasting and disaster control or mitigation.

The speaker elucidated on Disaster Control application of remote sensing and concluded that UAV photogrammetry (using unmanned drones) is gaining ground and shall soon replace advanced surveying instruments like the Total Station.

Mr Ali Sirajuddin, Staff development committee in-charge, delivered the vote of thanks for his excellent address that benefited the staff.

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Mechanical Engineering Section, Industrial Visit to Sembcorp Salalah Power & Water Company, Salalah

There was an industrial visit organized on 23 May 2016 to Sembcorp Company for Bachelor students of Mechanical Engineering program. The Students have gone through the below mentioned areas during their visit in Sembcorp Company.

  1. Gas Turbine Layout
  2. Steam Turbine Layout
  3. Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) Layout
  4. Binary Cycle ( Gas- Steam) Layout
  5. Reverse Osmosis Plant
  6. Sea Water Desalination Plant
  7. Pumping Station
  8. Chemical Treatment Plant
  9. Parabolic Cooling Tower
  10. Central Control Room
  11. High Capacity Fuel Storage Tank
  12. Power Distribution Unit

Sembcorp Salalah Power & Water Company (Sembcorp Salalah) developed, owns and operates an electricity generation and seawater desalination plant, the Salalah Independent Water and Power Plant, located between Taqah and Mirbat in Oman. The plant is located approximately 50 kilometres from Salalah, the administrative town in the Dhofar Governorate.

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Mechanical Engineering Section, Industrial Visit to Dunes Oman LLC (FZC), Salalah

Second Year Diploma students of Mechanical Engineering program had an industrial visit on May 22&31, 2016 to Dunes Oman Company, LLC. About 45 students visited the plant to understand the manufacturing processes in Sand Casting, Pattern Making, Mold Making and Metal Pouring. The Casting inspection – NDT – X-ray Control room, Quality control - CMM Coordinate Measuring Machine were also shown to the students.

Dunes Oman is a manufacturer of brake parts and truck components for automotive manufacturers of Audi, Volkswagen, Ford, Daimler, BMW, Nissan, Hyundai, Suzuki and heavy commercial vehicles such as Volvo and MAN. The company is a subsidiary of Brakes India and TRW a leader in automotive safety and one of the biggest automotive suppliers. This plant started its commercial production from April 2008 with 18,000 MTPA capacity and doubled its production capacity to 36,000 MTPA to meet the International customers’ requirement.

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Civil and Architecture Section holds Guest Lecture on Introduction to Remote Sensing and its Applications

The Civil and Architecture Section of the Engineering Department organised a guest lecture on the topic “Introduction to Remote Sensing and its Applications” on 31st May 2016 at the Civil Engineering Building. The guest speaker was Professor Vazeer Mahammood, from Andhra University, India with a vast experience in Hydraulics, Remote Sensing and Structures. He is also an author and a consultant.

The presentation aimed to create awareness about the basic concepts and applications of Remote Sensing. The speaker expounded on the uses of the geo-stationary and sun synchronous satellites applied in weather forecasting and disaster control or mitigation.

The speaker elucidated on Disaster Control application of remote sensing and concluded that UAV photogrammetry (using unmanned drones) is gaining ground and shall soon replace advanced surveying  instruments like the Total Station .

Mr Ali Sirajuddin, Staff development committee in-charge, delivered the vote of thanks for his excellent address that benefited the staff.

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Mechanical Skill Competition 2016 Winners

As part of Student’s Development Activity, the Mechanical Engineering section organized Mechanical Skill Competition for the Mechanical Engineering student’s community. Participants in the competition are students from Diploma Second Year, Advanced Diploma and Bachelor Level. The staff members from the section that organized the event are Engr. Venkatesan, T. Engr. Kumaradhas P., Engr. Ansari Faiyaz Ahmed and Engr. Noushad A.R.

First Place Nashwan Mahmood Faris Al - Busaidi 42J12319
Second Place Kalid Mohammed Abdullah Baabood 42J1229
Third Place Khalid Hamood Abdullah Al - Hinai 22J1147
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Engineering Department H&S Conducts Fire Drill and Evacuation

The SCT Health and Safety Committee and Engineering Department conducted a chain of events related to Fire Drill  and  Evacuation Procedures

EVENT -1 “Fire Drill – Emergency Procedures” was held on  17 May 2016 in MECH6L at 12.00 noon – 1.45 pm . The resource persons are Engr.Ali Bawin, Manager, Training and Development, Port of Salalah and Engr.Ahmed Al Awaid, Superintendent, Port of Salalah.

During the session, the resource persons discussed the importance of creating safe environment; how to react during emergency; have an emergency response team at any time; role of faculty and every individual in creating safe work environment; emergency evacuation procedures.

Engr. Mohammed Faizur Rahman honored the Chief Guest and Engr. Said Al Mahri proposed his vote of thanks to the guest and the honorable gathering.

EVENT -2 “ Fire Drill - Evacuation was done on 24 May 2016

Organizers:         Dr. Said Omar Al Mashiki, HOD Engineering

                Engr. Said Al Mahri, HOC – College Health and Safety

                Engr. Arunbalaji.S, and Committee In charges – Engineering.

Resource person:

                Mr. Mohammed Al Shujaebi, Warrant Officer,

                Mr. Anwar Al Marhoon, Sergeant, and his rescue team,

                Directorate of Civil Defense and Ambulance,  Dhofar Region.

An actual Fire Drill & Evacuation was conducted by Engineering Department. In the Emergency Evacuation Plan once the fire alarm rings, all the engineering students (10.00 am – 12.00 noon) and staffs moved to the nearest Assembly point.

The students and faculty participants of Engineering and other Health and Safety members got awareness about the Assembly points and the way to move towards assembly.  ROP fire service and ambulance came to demonstrate and checked in each building whether all  were evacuated.

Dr. Said Omar Al Mashiki Head of the Department and Engr. Said Al Mahri proposed their vote of thanks to all the participants and ROP guests for that day.

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Raysut Cement Company Staff Training on Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016

The Salalah College of Technology – Engineering Department – Chemical Section, organized training on Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016 attended by Raysut Cement Company Staff. Part of SCT- On-Job Training (OJT) Operational plan is to assist and provide short term courses to private and government sector employees.

The training facilitator is Engr. Roly Hechanova, a Computer Engineer and IT Expert in SCT. During the workshop, he demonstrated the applications of the Microsoft 2016 and Windows 10 in PC’s, tablets, and phones and how such applications work on these devices. He also emphasized the OneDrive as the backbone of its unified apps and allowing documents to sync across devices.

This workshop provides benefits to the company employees by enhancing their skills on the effective use of Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016 in their jobs.

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Electrical Power Engineering Students Visit Al Hashmi & Al Rawas Trading and Contracting Company

As part of the site visit program of Engineering Department the second year diploma students of Electrical Power specialization accompanied by Electrical Engineering staff Engr. Mohammed Junaid Mouda and Engr. Jonathan visited the construction site carried out by Al Hashmi & Al Rawas Trading & Contracting Company on March 17,2016 . Through this visit, students gained first-hand information about different stages of three-phase wiring system, distribution panels, earthing system, protective switches, main distribution board, sub-distribution board, final distribution board and PVC conduit wiring system.

The Engineers at the construction site explained to the students various safety procedures as well as the designs from approved electrical plan. Students raised many questions and received valuable information that enhanced their understanding of practical applicability in the real work environment. Students considered the visit very informative and useful. A report will be submitted by the students after the visit.

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Industrial visit at Dhofar Cattle Feed S.A.O.G

Industrial visit was carried out at Dhofar Cattle Feed S.A.O.G on March 10th, 2016 for Advanced Diploma Chemical Engineering students. The main aim of the visit is to know the manufacturing of quality dairy products, long-life juices and packaging. The company is mainly engaged in various areas such as; animal feed, cattle fattening, agriculture, food and dairy products business. Their product name is “A’Safwah” the No.1 manufacturer of fresh milk and dairy products in the Sultanate of Oman. Also, A’Safwah pasteurizes and packages all fresh dairy products in technologically superior and hygienic PET bottles to ensure pure natural freshness.

The visit took two hours to see the complete set of production along with lecture and questions of students. The students got the chance to transfer their theoretical knowledge to practical implication pertaining to the subject of chemical process and industries.

Staff In-Charge – Engr. Arlene Joaquin, Engr. Jayakaran and Engr. Jeanifer Ehilla

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