gilberts test centre in action

Gilberts helps UCLan students get ‘hands-on’ at Blackpool facility

  • 18 Feb 2016

Gilbert’s of Blackpool recently invited students from the University of Central Lancashire (ULCan) to its manufacturing facility for an exclusive tour.

The visit demonstrated the practical element of the students’ mechanical services design module, enabling them to experience the processes involved in modern ventilation strategy. 

Hosted by Gilberts’ Technical Director Roy Jones, the factory tour addressed the practicality of production from design through to manufacturing and testing. The tour also included a technical seminar which covered selecting and sizing grilles and diffusers for effective airflow and transfer.

UCLan senior lecturer Dr Liben Jiang explained: “Seeing the manufacturing processes at first hand, coupled with the knowledge that the students glean from the visit, will enhance their employability after graduation. They will have a better understanding of the practicalities beyond the theory.

Gilberts has an advanced in-house air distribution test centre, and Roy Jones is one of the leading authorities in the industry; a trip to the company’s headquarters in Blackpool is therefore of great benefit to the students’ learning experience.”

Craig Wallace, who studies Building Services & Sustainable Engineering at UCLan, added: ““I found the visit to Gilberts very interesting and useful. From the perspective of a full-time student with little experience in visiting manufacturing facilities, being able to see how different air distribution products were made significantly furthered my understanding towards this area of engineering.”

Contact:

Gilberts of Blackpool,
Gilair Works,
Clifton Road,
Blackpool,
FY4 40T

Phone: 01253 766911
Fax: 01253 767941

Visit Gilberts of Blackpool's website

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