WATERTOWN, Mass., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Doble Engineering Company and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have announced a new agreement that will establish the Doble Centre for Innovation, a research facility at the school's campus in Glasgow, Scotland. Doble and GCU have worked closely together since 2007, previously developing a range of innovative condition monitoring products currently in use by utilities and industrial power companies around the world.
As part of this new agreement, experts from GCU's Diagnostic Systems and Sensors Research Group will continue to work with Doble on a variety of research and development projects: improving the measurement and condition assessment of high voltage systems, identifying new opportunities to enhance power system reliability, as well as developing new products and technologies. This will also create opportunities for internships and research fellowships.
"We are excited about our continued partnership with GCU," said Don Angell, Vice President, Global Strategy and Solutions, Doble Engineering Company. "Their research combined with our extensive knowledge about electrical infrastructure will enable us to advance technologies, products and measurement methods of high voltage systems. Doble is committed to the future of the global electric power industry; by supporting and collaborating with the team at GCU, we know that the future will be bright."
"We have enjoyed a strong relationship for several years and this new development takes us into a new phase of becoming Doble's strategic partner," said Professor Douglas Greenhalgh, Executive Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor, School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University. "For an engineering school to form such an important partnership is a major milestone and it reflects very well on the quality of our research as well as demonstrating Doble's desire to remain at the forefront of technology."
Now in 110 countries, Doble Engineering has been helping clients in the electric power industry improve operations and optimize system performance for nearly a century. Doble offers diagnostic instruments, services, and the world's premier library of statistically significant apparatus test results for the benefit of energy generation, transmission and delivery companies and industrial power users worldwide. Doble is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), St. Louis. For more information, visit: www.doble.com.
About Glasgow Caledonian University: GCU is an international university delivering excellence, with a strong commitment to the common good. With 17,000 students at its main Glasgow campus and outreach campuses in London, China, Bangladesh and Oman, the university offers a modern environment for learning, teaching and applied research. The university has particular applied research strengths in the fields of health and the environment and is rated among the top 10 in the UK for its allied health research and in the top 20 in research in the built and natural environment. It applies its knowledge and skills for the social and economic benefit of the communities it serves in Scotland and around the world. www.gcu.ac.uk
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