IUH has a department that studies the engineering aspects of turbomachinery such as pumps and chillers. The 150 students have had few opportunities to date to experience a real pump at the university, as an educational tool.
The pumps were donated during a seminar on pumps and chillers which was held at IUH on 17 December 2016. About 80 people, mainly university students, attended the seminar, which focused on pump basics, how to determine pump requirements, the mechanism of chillers, and how to select chillers.
Since setting up the Ebara Hatakeyama Memorial Fund in 1989, the Japanese pump company has held more than 250 seminars around the world, with more than 12 000 attendees. In financial year 2016, Ebara held four seminars.
Ebara says that it will continue contributing to the development of Southeast Asian countries through international cooperation activities such as technical seminars, rather than by merely providing products and services including pumps.