"NTU Establishes Compressed Air Centre Of Excellence"

"NTU Establishes Compressed Air Centre Of Excellence"

National Textile University (NTU) Establishes Compressed Air Centre Of Excellence (CECA) which is Pakistan’s First Fully Featured Compressed Air Training Facility on 16th October, 2020.

In collaboration with Asian Institute of Industrial Air, National Textile University Faisalabad has established a state-of-the-art Compressed Air training facility on 16th October 2020. CECA, Centre of Excellence in Compressed Air, has been established by the non-profit, Asian Institute of Industrial Air, AIIA, in collaboration with Rastgar Air Compressors and International Equipment Suppliers from Germany, France and Netherlands.

While inaugurating the facility, Chairman Chenab Limited, Mian Muhammad Latif termed CECA a unique facility, which will help Industry in Faisalabad with Compressed Air professionals and improve productivity and reduce cost of ownership through innovative ways.

Dr. Tanveer Hussain, Rector National Textile University, thanked the Rastgar Group, Asian Institute of Industrial Air and International donors for taking this initiative to improve the knowledge of compressed air engineering and related expertise of Industry and Pakistan. He expressed hope that with this CECA in place, industry will find it possible to commission university research related to air operated machinery, energy conservation and pneumatic automation.

While commenting on objective of CECA, CEO, Asian Institute of Industrial Air, Dr. Arshad Ali, who is an eminent educationist and ex-Vice Chancellor of NTU, said that Compressed Air accounts for 70% of electricity being used by Textile Industry in Pakistan. Due to lack of Compressed Air Engineering knowledge, most of manufacturing enterprises are ignorant of modern techniques for lowering energy cost, reducing cost of ownership, reducing minutes transmission losses through modern piping techniques etc.

Further highlighting the modern Compressed Air Practices, Dr. Arshad Ali Said, Industry 4.0 and remote monitoring has become a major contributing factor in reducing cost of ownership of Compressed Air. The CECA facility will train industry professional as well as graduates of NTU, according to ISO standards of Compressed Air.

Modem and State of the art Compressed Air Equipment in CECA has been donated by CompAir, Germany, Aluminum piping from Parker, France and monitoring equipment from VP Instruments, The Netherlands.

Directors, CEO and General Managers from various textile group, Vice Chancellors of Universities, Deans of various department of National Textile University and graduates participated in the event and visited the facility and showed great interest in getting their HR trained through CECA and build modern Compressed Air system according to ISO standards.