Instrumentation Gift Enhances Facilities
Students in the Automation and Instrumentation program have a new measurement technology lab, thanks to Endress+Hauser’s generous $269,805 multi-year gift.
With this gift, the program, which is the first of its kind in Canada, completely redeveloped one of its major lab facilities. The new lab consists of six student workstations, each equipped with the latest in process measurement and control equipment, allowing the students hands-on practical experience.
“This is an incredible opportunity for BCIT to partner with an industry leader in the process measurement field,” said John Schoonover, Program Head. “The availability of six lab stations ensures that all students are intimately involved in the lab activities as opposed to observing the actions of others.”
It is this practical approach to education that BCIT students appreciate most. “I chose BCIT because it is the ideal preparation for working life,” says freshly graduated electrical and computer engineer Jaspreet Shergill. “You learn everything that you are later expected to do or know at work.”
The commitment is initially for three years, with Endress+Hauser supplying the hardware and software. Beside modern measuring instruments for flow, level, pressure, temperature and liquid analysis, Endress+Hauser also delivers its FieldCare asset management tool. The new wireless technology will also be integrated at a later date
“What we’re proud of with the BCIT collaboration is that it is a true partnership where we can provide real value to an institution that prepares the brightest minds of the future,” says Richard Lewandowski, Managing Director of Endress+Hauser Canada.
Endress+Hauser is one of the world’s leading suppliers of measuring instruments and automation solutions for the industrial process engineering industry.