College Receives Another Significant Equipment Donation

Lambton College President Judith Morris and ABB President Nathalie Pilon reveal advanced process control donation. January 21, 2016 ( Photo by Briana Carnegie)

Lambton College has received another significant equipment donation.

ABB is providing eight sets of computer systems, valued at nearly $511,000.

The equipment will provide lab students with advanced process controls in various industrial manufacturing settings.

Professor Chris Richardson says ABB’s donation allows access to 11 stations and reduces the number of students in each lab group.

He says the two software types being donated, are used by major manufacturers like NOVA Chemicals.

“ABB, on a global scale, is the industry leader of distributed control systems. So we’re very excited to have another major player in our existing labs,” says Richardson.

“We have to measure pressures, levels, temperatures and flows, things to that nature… We want to keep those different variables at a specific level. Well, this computer system manages that for us.”

Students enrolled in various technology programs at the college will begin using the new equipment this semester.

ABB’s donation goes toward the equipment renewal portion of the college’s Envision Tomorrow Capital Campaign that has reached $33.3-million of its $45-million goal.