BSK trade training centre boosted with new equipment
The RAMU NiCo (MCC) management’s Basamuk refinery training department in Rai Coast district, Madang province has been boosted with the recent purchase of brand new mechanical equipment to be used to conduct trainings for its national employees.
BSK training department coordinator, Lawrence Waiman along with his colleague trainers at Basamuk refinery expressed appreciation for the support by the management to purchase the new machines which included a lathe machine, a milling machine, a gear cutter saw, a band saw, a drill press or a pedestal drill and many parts and accessories.
Mr Waiman said these new mechanical equipments will boost the maintenance fitting and machining (MFM) trade area training at the Basamuk trade training centre.
He added these equipment would be used for training purposes for the mechanical trade assistants (TAs) in the MFM trade to learn how to machine mobile equipment parts like shafts, bushings, cutting of external and internal threads, cutting of motor gears, cutting and shaping of various light and heavy equipment engine parts and cylinder heads.
Furthermore, these new equipment are suited to work with machines made of various steels and pure metals, castings and alloys such as low and medium carbon steels, low alloy steels, brass and bronze, copper parts, stainless steels, aluminum, titanium parts and even plastic products.
Waiman said other equipment purchased included a hydraulic pipe bender, an air compressor, an air operated plasma arc cutting machine, Mig and Tig machine, a oxy acetylene flame, straight line cutting machine that runs on a steel track for welders to boost the training for metal fabrication and welding TAs.
“This is one of the best things that has happened so far since the establishment of this training center for Papua New Guinean workers at Basamuk Refinery,” MrWaiman said.
He said the training will also benefit other installations and facilities in the refinery with huge amount of related equipment that require continuous maintenance work to be done by these trade assistants from user departments, and the company has invested extremely well in maintenance training for its workers.