Measurement & Calibration Lab (MCL)& Project Consulting Group (PCG)
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Tharwat Wazeer Abo-Arab
Measurement and Calibration Laboratory (MCL) was founded in Cairo University – Faculty of Engineering (CUFE) in 1986. CUFE was convinced to establish such laboratory in order to enhance academic and experimental capabilities for students and to train them on new technologies in measurements & calibrations fields. MCL – as a part of a scientific organization – adopts international standards as a base for measurement and calibration procedures and make all resources available for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
MCL takes the advantage of the new technologies to use many of sophisticated instruments and equipment in the field of measurements & calibration and make them available for students.
Since 1986, MCL has been serving the national industry as well as the Arab world in many different aspects, educational, industrial, and environmental . MCL is one of the first national labs tried to be accredited from international bodies to obtain get ISO 17025. So, MCL has the potential to share the responsibility for improving the national industry to the international level.
Also, MCL is integrating with the other laboratories in CUFE, and collaborating with CUFE staff in order to accomplish whatever tests or studies the customer needs.
Consultation works is found to be the main source of income to Support both Lab expenses Therefore MCL management in support with CUFE administration formed project consulting group (PCG) Projects Consulting Group (PCG) aims to concentrate on consultation, studies, design, and supervising of projects execution MCL is also ISO 9000 : 2008 Certified as a Consulting Group to offer Consultation services.
A New branch for MCL / PCG / ISO UNITS is established in Sheikh-Zayed CUFE branch ISO UNITS a nearby district to industrial area in 6th October City and convienant to other industrial zones in other Governorates e.g Sadat, Fayoum, Bani-Sewef – etc
We can summarize both MCL / PCG / ISO UNITS main objectives are as follows:
1.As a part of the faculty of engineering, it is one of main MCL / PCG / ISO UNITS / ISO UNITS / ISO UNITS duties to introduce measurement and calibration science to under-graduate and try to provide and facilitate the cutting edge of technology related to this kind of science.
2.Performing experiments and technological researches for post-graduate students and supporting such activities.
3.Performing measurement and calibration tests for different types of instruments and equipment referenced to national and international codes.
4.Performing environmental auditing for many industrial entities according to national and international standards.
5.Conducting applied research and training programs in cooperation with national industries.
6.Performing field studies, design, design revision, consultation. Also PCG has a long history for participating in commissioning, performance and handing over for major industrial plants according to international standards.
7.One of the prominent MCL / PCG / ISO Units activities is to carry out different measurements and tests for equipment, materials, junctions, …etc, also system design, revision and supervision for different types of systems, for example:
– Lay out and landscaping for major projects.
– Design of several civil and construction works.
– Design and execution supervision of Industrial Plants.
– Fire fighting & fire alarm systems.
– Fire and explosion studies.
– Evacuation plans in emergencies.
– Safety assurance plans.
– Lighting systems.
– HVAC & and heat exchanging systems.
– Design and erection for electro-mechanical works.
– Potable water and wastewater projects.
– Plumbing systems.
– Operation & Maintenance for different equipment and erection works.
– Performance tests and maintenance evaluation.
– Solid wastes management.
MCL/PCG/ISO Units Experience
During the last 10 years, MCL/ PCG / ISO Units has been participating in different engineering projects to achieve studies, design, supervising projects execution, measurements and calibration. These projects are belonging to ministries, governmental organizations, national organizations, public works sector or private sectors, such as:
•Design revision, execution supervision and performance tests on wastewater treatment plants such as:
1.Greater Cairo wastewater treatment plant.
2.Al Gabal Al-Asfar wastewater Treatment Plant.
3.Wastewater treatment plant for Al-Amiryah, Al-Khosous and El-Kalag.
4.Potable and wastewater treatment plant for faculty of medicine – Jordan.
5.Evaluation and design revision for potable water and wastewater treatment plant of Wady El-Natroun.
6.Pipe line design of potable water and wastewater networks of tourism villages (Wady El-Rayan – Al-Fayoum) and industrial city (Wady Al-Natroun).
7.Feasibility Study of The Initiation of a Private Sector Company for Operation and Maintenance of Water & Wastewater Works For Ansaldo, Degremant .
8.Pipe line design of potable water and wastewater networks for Central Security Hospital.
9.Feasibility Study For wastewater reuse in Cultivation of 60000 Feddans in Ellayoon Area, Cairo –Alex. Dessert Road . The Study Includes Lifting Station & Pipeline Network From Zeneen To Abu- Rawash to Allayoon Area