Dept. of Energy offers schools free used energy equipment
Submitted by Shawn Reeves
This from the DOE.
"The Used Energy-Related Laboratory Equipment (ERLE) Grant Program was established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to grant available excess of used energy-related laboratory equipment to middle schools, high schools, universities and colleges and other nonprofit educational institutions of higher learning in the United States for use in energy oriented educational programs.
"Applications for the grant of available equipment should be submitted only by an eligible, non-profit educational institution via the application form on the web site. The responsible DOE operations office will receive and review the application.
"The listing of equipment available through the ERLE Grant Program is accessible at no cost on the web site on the "Search Equipment" page. The equipment listed in this database is available for grant; however, specific items may be recalled for DOE use and become unavailable through the program."
New equipment is listed frequently. Unfortunately, there is no way currently to see the whole list. Some search terms that yield results include:
According to the site, the following are common items:
Amp meters, voltmeters, electrometers
Catalyst test units
Dosimeters, survey meters, radiometers, and spectroscopes
Gas and liquid chromatographs
Gas tracers and analyzers - solar collectors and heliometers
Ion control gauges
Linear and pulse-height analyzers
Mass spectrometers, infrared spectrometers, and ultraviolet spectrometers
Radiation detectors, monitors, scalers, and counters
Radiation shields and reactor associated components
Temperature and pressure recorders
You may submit an application on behalf of your school. Secondary schools serving areas of "high need" may receive free shipping.