The College Central Research Laboratory was established in January 2015 after the approval by the College Governing Council in December 2014 as a multidisciplinary laboratory in line with stipulation of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and United Nations Education and Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) that modern Workshops/Laboratories with sophisticated modern tools be made available for training of students for the intellectual challenges of our time.
The array of equipment in the CCRL are carefully selected in line with the curriculum for both National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) for students in Engineering, Science, Food, Glass & Ceramics, Polymer & Textile Technology, Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry and Computer Based Test. Furthermore, the equipment are recommend for Higher Technological Research Tools.
2.0 INFRASTUCTURAL FACILITIESN IN THE UNITS OF CCRL
The CCRL Unit is fashioned according to the relevance of the equipment to each other. Therefore, the CCRL is subdivided to Units of their application. i.e.
i) Instrumental Analysis/Materials Characterization Laboratory
ii) General Engineering Laboratory
iii) Marine Simulators Laboratory
iv) Chemical Engineering Simulators Laboratory
v) Mechatronics I & II Laboratories
vi) Computer Based Test
2.1 INSTRUMENTAL/MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION LABORATORY
This unit is further broken into subunit with the following equipment.
A. Analytical Unit I
- Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectroscopy (GC- MS)
- Liquid Chromatography- Mass Spectroscopy (LC- MS)
B. Analytical Unit II
- High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
- Amino Acid Analyser (AAA)
- Kjeltec Basic Unit
C. Analytical Unit III
- Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS)
- Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR)
- Uv-Viz Spectrophometer
D. Material Characterization Unit
- Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
- Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
- X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
- X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
- Calorific Analyser
- Impedance analyser
- Thermal Block
E. DNA/Biological Unit
- E-gel Imager
- Auto Elisa
- Freeze Dryer
- Rotary Evaporator
- Muffle Furnace
All these equipment have been installed.
2.2 GENERAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
This laboratory houses all the engineering equipment relevant to mechanical, electrical, civil engineering programme/research. These equipment include:
- Plate Type Heat Exchanger
- Petrol Engine
- Test Rig
- Kaplan Turbine.
All these equipment are installed but staffs are yet to be trained on them.
2.3 MECHATRONICS LABORATORY
The laboratory consists of WALECTRIC mechatronic training equipment. The technology is composed of MECHA from mechanical and TRONICS from electronics. With the latest engineering, generally this unit will be of great use to the industries with automation engineering / technology.
2.4 MARINE ENGINEERING SIMULATOR LABORATORY
The Marine Engineering Simulator was installed by Stonegate Golden Heritage Ltd and one of the first of its kind in the Polytechnic in Nigeria. The Unit is equipped with the training software (e.g. UR Shop Control; N/CR10 Controller with embedded Ship Control Software and Modules
2.5 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SIMULATOR LABORATORY
The Laboratory consists of Edibon Technical Resources Chemical Engineering - NET System composed of the following equipment
- Continuous Distillation Unit (CDU)
- Gas Absorption Column (GAC)
- Liquid , Liquid Extraction Unit (LLEU)
- Chemical Extractor Training system (CETS) and
- Rising Film Evaporator (RFE)
All the units have been delivered and the Chemical Engineering Department will find it very useful for students training. Other Department such as Food Technology, Polymer & Textile Technology will find it relevance in their various fields.