Fabrication Technology Division

ABOUT DIVISION

The Fabrication Technology Division is one of the Divisions in the Project Development and Design (Engineering) Department of the Institute, and in fact, the backbone of the Department, with regards to the mandate of the Institute, in the area of development of equipment prototypes.  The Division also renders technical services to local industries, especially the SMEs.

THE DIVISION CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING THREE SECTIONS

 (a) Design section, consisting of design engineers.
 (b) Fabrication section, consisting of technical officers, technician, and craftsmen
  (c) Machine shop, consisting of technical officers, technician, and craftsmen

FUNCTIONS

(a) Development and fabrication of equipment prototypes to commercialise FIIRO’s laboratory R&D results. 
(b) Design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of processing equipment and plants on demand, to assist our local industries.
(c) Design and fabrication of spare parts for our local industries, as our contribution to the local content policy of the Federal Government.
(d) Modification, adaptation, sourcing and upgrading of processing plants to assist the SME’s to ensure high productivity and efficiency.
(e) Identifying, training and collaborating with local equipment fabricators to ensure standardization of locally – fabricated plants and equipment.
(f) Collaborating with relevant Institutions like professional bodies, other Research Institutes, Universities, Polytechnics, State Government and relevant Federal Government Agencies to improve local capabilities in equipment design and manufacturing in Nigeria
(g) Training and mentoring of Industrial Trainees from Technical Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities.
(h) Organizing industrial study visits and training programmes for our staff to enhance productivity.
(i) Participating in local and international seminars, workshops, conferences and exhibitions.
(j) Engineering consultancy.

ON-GOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

 (a) Design and fabrication of cowpea thresher and screener
 (b)  Design and fabrication of fruits and vegetables washer.
 (c)  Development of an improved solar dryer for fruits and vegetables.

LIST OF RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS

  1.  Cassava Chipping Machine
  2.  Pelletizer
  3.  Cabinet tray dryer
  4.  Cassava mash homogenizer
  5.  Cassava mash stirrer
  6.  Screen separator
  7.  Gari fryer
  8.  Plantain slicer
  9.  Cowpea dehuller
  10.  Low cost extruder
  11.  Beniseed air cleaner
  12.  Melon sheller
  13.  Three -phase Electroplating Rectifier
  14.  FIIRO’s arc welding equipment
  15.  Sesame seed oil expeller
  16.  Cassava peeling machine
  17.  Cashew nut roaster
  18.  Groundnut processing plant.