Megger aids wind energy training

Dallas, TX, Feb. 10, 2009 — Students at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater will now be able to gain hands-on experience of testing wind turbine systems, thanks to test equipment supplied to the college by Megger, a provider of electric test equipment and measuring instruments for electrical power applications.

Megger has provided the college with insulation, ground, circuit-breaker testers, and a special blade repair test lead kit for checking the condition of the lightning protection provisions in the blades of wind turbines, as well as supporting documentary material.

The instruments will be used to train some 135 students enrolled in a two-year program. The training will cover a wide range of testing techniques, with particular emphasis on the repair of wind turbine blades. For this purpose, they will be used in conjunction with a specimen blade that the college has on its site.

“The test equipment from Megger is a really valuable resource for us,” said Dan Templeton, program chair at Texas State College. “With it, our students will be able to gain valuable testing experience that will be extremely useful to them in their employment after they have graduated.”

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