College Snags Significant Equipment Donation
The Casper College School of Business and Industry has snagged another significant equipment donation with the recent delivery of a 55,000-pound wind hub. Donated by Transportation Partners and Logistics and transported by Global Specialized Services from Garden City, Kansas to Casper, the wind hub will be used in the Casper College Renewable Energy Technology Program.
The wind hub, which if purchased would cost nearly $110,000, according to Trent Zempel, staff engineer with Global, will be especially useful for the Casper College program as it is “the most widely used unit in Wyoming with several hundred units utilizing this specific hub in the state.”
“This will provide our students with the opportunity to see and understand the workings of a hub, which is fixed to the rotor shaft that drives the wind turbine generator. Hubs are typically bolted to the pitch mechanism to adjust the angle of attack for wind speed and control of rotational speed,” said Lesley Travers, dean for the business and industry school.
The wind hub marks the second major donation of equipment to the renewable energy technology program at the school.
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