Megger, an electric testing equipment company, is donating equipment to the renewable energy training program at Oregon's Columbia Gorge Community College. The donations are made in partnership with Megger distributor Transcat's wind energy division.
Megger is providing Columbia Gorge with DCM340 clampmeters, insulation resistance and continuity testers, DLRO10HD dual power 10 A, low-resistance ohmmeter, 1000-809 lead set, DET4TCR2 4-terminal earth/ground resistance testers and soil resistivity tester with an accessory kit, and 50 copies of Megger's ‘Stitch In Time,’ ‘ Getting Down To Earth’ and ‘ Testing at Greater then 1 kV’ publications.
‘Training for the upcoming generation of engineers is very important to us,’ says David Danner of Megger. ‘In particular, we like to ensure that students gain practical hands-on experience of testing. We believe that the best way to do this is to arrange for them to train using the same instruments that they will be using after they graduate.’
The equipment will be presented at the ribbon cutting of the new renewable energy lab on the Columbia Gorge campus.