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DON MARIANO MARCOS MEMORIAL STATE UNIVERSITY

MID – LA UNION CAMPUS
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, LA UNION
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
EDUCATIONAL PLANT TOUR 2015 – 2016
“REACTION PAPER”

PUMARES, KENNETH E.

DON MARIANO MARCOS MEMORIAL STATE UNIVERSITY

MID – LA UNION CAMPUS CITY OF SAN FERNANDO. Pablo M. LA UNION DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING EDUCATIONAL PLANT TOUR NOVEMBER 23 – 27. Engr. Medriano INTRODUCTION . 2015 Submitted by: Submitted to: Pumares. Kenneth E.

They will have more ideas about mechanical engineering and the operation of power plants. The plant tour specifically wants the students not only to learn the theories about power and industrial plants. They can decide if they will apply in a certain plant after seeing its operation . That is a big help for the mechanical engineering students in DMMMSU – MLUC. equipment. but also wants students to see the actual equipments and machineries used in the plants. The students can also ask questions in the mechanical engineers working in the power plant if they are confused about something regarding in its operation and that will give way to students to have more knowledge. Students can also learn how the machineries work and it will upgrade their knowledge about mechanical engineering concepts. they know some processes involved in the power plant and that is an advantage when the interview comes. To have an actual view and to learn the different processes and sources involved in the production of power and energy in a power plant. The engineers can also teach students more concepts and theories that is not included in the syllabus in the school. B. etc. The educational tour has the following objectives: A. The night before the educational tour . processes . When the students will apply a job in the power plants in the future. C. 2015.The Educational Plant Tour of Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University was on November 23 – 27. They have advantage because of the experience seeing the machineries work actually in the plant. To upgrade the knowledge of students in mechanical engineering concepts. The students can also know the future employment in the industrial and power plants and will have more options regarding future employment. To pave way in developing and uplifting the educational awareness of the graduating engineering students with regards to the actual operation and maintenance of existing power plants and production plants in the Philippines. The students can be more aware about when they will have their own job because of the experience in the plant tour.

though the departure for Tarlac City is at 3am. Our instructor knows that we have an educational tour coming up and he dismissed us early to prepare for the 5-day and 4-night tour. We have an 8am-7pm Sunday class. 2015. It was about 9pm when some students arrive in the school to have a comfortable seat in the bus. More students arrive before midnight and it was almost complete moments after midnight. .It was November 22.

The breakfast gave us strength for the whole day. The departure time was at 3am. This picture was taken at Jollibee. FIRST DAY (November 23. The instructors checked us all before departure. They ask us if there is something wrong with us and told us stories and have games so that we will not be bored during the trip. Tarlac City after the breakfast and before the departure for the first itinerary at Tarlac Power Corporation.We have 2 buses and a van prepared for the plant tour. . we arrive at Tarlac for the breakfast at Jollibee. We waited a little moment before having a breakfast. The GGTM travel tours that is in charge for the travel tours was very thoughtful to us students. 2015) Arrival at Jollibee Tarlac for breakfast At 5:30 am.

After a little discussion about the power plant. the engineers in the plant welcomed us warmly. After a little chat with the instructors. The engineer toured us to the facility of the plant. the engineer toured us to the equipment of the plant and discussed again the capacity of their machineries and how it works. The students were actively listening and taking notes to the engineer’s discussion regarding its facilities. We were late in the arrival of the plant because we got lost. students were listening and taking notes to the engineer’s discussion about their facilities and equipment. we were divided in two groups because there are 2 sections. In the photo above.Arrival at Tarlac Power Corporation (First Itinerary) Before our arrival at Tarlac Power Corporation. We almost reach the end of the road at the Tarlac and have a little stop over. After the arrival. we were lost for a moment because we don’t exactly know the exact location of the power plant. We went back to the city to ask people the location of the power plant and we went straight to the power plant. .

HFO means heavy fuel oil.In the photo above. the engineer were touring us to the plant. In the right side of the photo. The plant is operating at 3 units and have a total capacity of 18600 kW or 18. It is also called day tank In the photo above. It is the storage of the fuel used in the diesel power plant. . students were at the room of the diesel engines operating at very high level sound emission so we were not that long in that place.6 MW.

After the snack. I saw the equipment used in the plant actually like the cooling towers. The snack was a tetra pack juice and a biscuit. I hope that they must do . etc.The photo above is the students near the pumps that pumps the fuel. I learned a lot about the operation of a diesel power plant and how it works. we have received a snack from the people in the power plant as being grateful for choosing them one of the power plant to visit in the educational tour. we went back to our respective and get ready for the departure for Subic. In there. the engineers in the plant led us to the control room of the plant and discussed the operation of the machineries of the plant. the tour in the Tarlac Power Corporation was good. After the tour. day tanks. That must be 1:5 ratio so that the students can hear properly what the engineer is talking about. My suggestion is that they should have more tour guides during the tour because in the tour. pumps. some of the students didn’t hear what the engineer is telling because the ratio of the tour guide to student is high. lubricating oil to their indicated day tanks. Comments/Suggestions: Overall.

That means that the things to buy in Subic were a little less expensive than in our place. But overall. The trip to Subic was a little less than 2 hours of travel. the tour guide in the GGTM tours gave us a little trivia about Subic that the things for sale in the Subic were all tax-free. the tour was good for me.that next time to the students that will be having plant tour on the plant. The photo above was taken at the bus while travelling to Subic. When we were almost at Subic. Departure for Chowking Subic for Lunch After the first itinerary. We have a little rest in the bus while travelling to Subic. . we went straight for Chowking Subic for the lunch.

we went straight to Chowking for the lunch. The lunch was superb and we were thankful to Chowking for the great lunch. When we arrived in the Chowking. After that. we didn’t wait and eat lunch. We rest a bit after little the lunch.When we arrived at the Subic. . That would be One Subic Power Plant. we went to the next destination. Some bought souvenirs like keychains because there are some vendors that are selling souvenirs. It is almost 2:00 pm and most of the students were hungry for lunch.

.The photo above was taken after the lunch and before the departure to the One Subic Power Plant. We arrived in the plant before 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Arrival at the One Subic Power Plant (Second Itinerary) The travel from Subic to One Subic Power Plant was a little more than an hour.