Last month, Al Ain Men’s College (AAMC) electrical engineering students visited the Emirates Cement Factory in Al Ain as part of the ELEC 3131 and ELEC 2260 courses.
The aim of the visit was to recognise the role of electrical machines in industries and to follow one of the important electrical networks, such as the cement factory.
On arrival they were introduced to the electrical network of the factory which involves transformers, feeders, motors, and their protection.
The students had a chance to follow the electrical network step-by-step from the primary substation to end loads such as motors and control panels. Moreover, they had hands-on experience of the industrial process itself by making the final cement product.
The success of this trip demonstrates AAMC’s commitment to linking classroom activity with industry requirements. The students were so enthused they suggested such visits should be conducted frequently.