On Saturday, 14 October, 2017, 53 Students of Energy Conversion I (EEE221 Fall 2017) course of EEE Department visited Transformer and Switchgear factory of Energypac Engineering Ltd at Savar. Course teacher Prof. Shahidul Islam Khan, along with Lecturer Md. Farhan Tasnim Oshim and student Tutor Khondaker Nazib Murshed accompanied the students.
The students were warmly welcomed by the coordinators of the visit Engr. Abdullah Al Mamun from Energypac, who guided them throughout the tour. At first, a briefing on Energypac’s operation was given to the students in their conference room. The students were then divided into two groups and were taken to the Power transformer and Distribution transformer manufacturing section. Engr. A.S.M. Sakib Babu briefed one group to the Power Transformer Manufacturing section while the Distribution Transformer Manufacturing section was briefed by Engr. Imrul Kayes Khan. In the Power Transformer section students witnessed automatic core cutting, winding and vacuum drying process. Following that, students observed the ‘no load’ and ‘full load’ test of a three phase transformer in the Distribution Transformer section and noted the readings for further analysis.
After the exciting tour to the transformer manufacturing company, students had lunch in the factory dining hall arranged by Energypac. After lunch, Engr. Rabiul Alam, Director and CEO of Energypac Engineering Ltd. (http://www.energypac-bd.com) delivered his encouraging speech to the students in the conference room. In the beginning of his talk, he illustrated the facilities and services presently provided by Energypac. He recalled the struggle of Energypac for the last 20 years in becoming a successful transformer manufacturing company meeting 100% demand of Bangladesh as well as exporting to Nepal and India. He also mentioned that Energypac is now enlisted as a world class transformer manufacturer in the global market. He also explained the need of qualified electrical engineers to meet the demand for the expanding power market in Bangladesh. He inspired the students to study the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering thoroughly so that they can excel in the competition of being an engineering professional. Engr Alam finally requested the students to “be Bangladeshi, buy Bangladeshi products”. At the end, with some closing remarks and gratitude from the Chairperson, EEE BRACU the successful tour came to an end.