The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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May 9, 2014

Learning Opportunities Enhanced by Cummins Engine Donation

— WILLIAMSPORT — A 15-liter engine donated by Cummins Inc., which will enable hands-on troubleshooting by students, has been added to the industry-standard instructional equipment in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s diesel laboratories.

The 2010 ISX15 engine was recently delivered to the Schneebeli Earth Science Center by Cummins Inc. representative Shawn M. Hricko for use by students of David C. Johnson, instructor of diesel equipment technology.

Instructor William P. Kilcoyne Jr. helped arrange the donation, which will acquaint students with the technological complexity required to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards.

The EPA-certified model can produce up to 500 horsepower and 1,850 pound-feet of torque and weighs 3,000 pounds, said Hricko, ISX12/15 performance assistant chief engineer at the manufacturer’s Jamestown, N.Y., location. It includes new technologies such as high-pressure, common rail fuel injection; a variable-geometry turbocharger with exhaust gas recirculation; a diesel particulate filter; and a selective catalytic reduction system to meet the near-zero engine emissions.

The donation continues the college’s longtime partnership with Cummins Inc., which is represented on the Diesel Technology Advisory Committee that helps ensure that curriculum reflects workforce needs.

 

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