James Chadwick Building distributed control system launched
A new process control room – installed with Siemens ‘distributed control system’, designed to help students learn about advanced process automation – was officially opened on Tues 8th April within the James Chadwick Building.
Professor Mike Sutcliffe, Head of School CEAS, was joined by Steve Leech, Product Manager Process Automation at Siemens for the launch which took place following ChemEngDayUK 2014, the UK’s only national chemical engineering research event.
Starting with planning and engineering, the process control system (PCS7) offers powerful tools, functions and features for cost-effective and efficient plant operation through all phases of the plant life cycle.
Professor Mike Sutcliffe commented, “For the University of Manchester this is about dramatically enhancing the skills of our students through practical learning opportunities. This technology will help graduates hit the ground running when they join our world beating chemical industries sector. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Siemens to develop the skills and expertise needed to grow our R&D which is essential we are to develop regional and national economy”
Siemens’ Steve Leech said, “We are very proud to playing such a leading role in boosting the skills of engineering apprentices at the University of Manchester - world leader in its field. By getting directly involved in the education of future engineers we are able to develop the skills industry needs to stay ahead of international competition. So we hope this tailored automation suite will play a role in enhancing the talent we need”