Power Systems Rental Ready for Hurricane Season

July 11, 2019 at 8:46 AMRing Power

The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1. For 2019, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a likely range of nine to 15 named storms, of which four to eight could become hurricanes, and two to four of them, major. 

Though the season is just getting started, our Florida generator rental team works year-round to ensure customers are prepared should disaster strike. 

There are many types of generators. They come in all shapes and sizes, with different voltages, suitable for a wide variety of power needs and facility requirements.

When utility power is interrupted or a temporary rental generator is required for the application, many factors must be taken into account before connecting a generator to the facility. The utility power must be isolated, the correct voltage identified, phase rotation determined, proper grounding and ventilation established, etc. To help address some of these concerns, the PSD Rental team provides free site surveys throughout the year to ensure every aspect of a customer’s temporary power application is documented. This helps minimize downtime and keeps everyone safe. 

“Our primary concern begins with safety for all parties, especially when renting a temporary generator,” said Steve Ferlita, Vice President – Power Systems Division Used Sales, Rental & GPP Manager.

To prepare for the diverse power requirements of customers within Ring Power’s territory, Power Systems Rental is constantly investing in new and pre-owned equipment to augment the generator rental fleet.  Currently more than 30 generator are being refurbished, and new Cat XQ rental generator inventory is expected to arrive soon.

Throughout hurricane season, PSD rental will continually communicate with other Cat dealers and plan with them to ensure our customers’ needs are met should the need arise to supplement any additional rental requirements.

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Joint Effort by Power Divisions Helps Send Spacecraft to the Moon

April 5, 2019 at 9:50 AMRing Power

Sometime this month, if all goes according to plan, an Israeli nonprofit organization called SpaceIL will land an unmanned spacecraft on the surface of the moon. If successful, Israel will become the fourth nation ever to land on the lunar surface. Beresheet is equipped with cameras, magnetic sensors and transmitters that will relay data to and from Earth. It will make three orbits around Earth and orbit the moon twice before touching down on the moon near Mare Serenitatis. When it lands, an instrument will measure the moon’s magnetic field to help scientists understand more about its formation.   After accomplishing its mission, the spacecraft will become a permanent monument on the lunar surface as the sun overheats its electronics. SpaceIL engineers hope that the time capsule left inside—containing digital files of the Bible, children’s drawings, Israeli songs, an Israeli flag, and memories of a Holocaust survivor—will help future moonwalkers learn about life on Earth in 2019.

The 1,290-pound spacecraft is named Beresheet, which is Hebrew for Genesis, and on Feb. 22 it launched from Cape Canaveral on its journey to the moon.

Getting the massive spacecraft to the launch pad took a little help from Ring Power’s Generator Rental team.

A few months before launch, Brett Jack (Orlando Power Systems Division Rental Sales), received a call from Expeditors International, one of his customers involved in the project. They had been tasked with transporting the spacecraft from Orlando International Airport to Cape Canaveral. To ensure the spacecraft and its delicate internal electronics made it safely to the Launchpad, the specialized shipping containers would need to maintain a set temperature.

Brett invited Expeditors International to our Orlando facility, gave them a tour and showed them the versatile generators that would be used to meet their critical requirements. Confident in Ring Power’s abilities to meet the needs of their project, they gave Brett the green light to get the generators and other equipment ready for the mission.

Because the transport project required Euro power voltage and distribution, Brett enlisted the help of our Entertainment Services division, who are well versed in power requirements from around the globe and carry the necessary distribution for such applications.

On the day of transport, Rob McKee (Orlando PSD Field Service Tech I), assisted by Entertainment Services, oversaw the flawless connection and startup of the generators to the spacecraft. As an added precaution, Rob traveled alongside the convoy as it made its way from Orlando International Airport to Cape Canaveral. The trip went without a hitch and the spacecraft was safely delivered to the launch pad.

Beresheet is equipped with cameras, magnetic sensors and transmitters that will relay data to and from Earth. It will make three orbits around Earth and orbit the moon twice before touching down on the moon near Mare Serenitatis. When it lands, an instrument will measure the moon’s magnetic field to help scientists understand more about its formation. 

After accomplishing its mission, the spacecraft will become a permanent monument on the lunar surface as the sun overheats its electronics. SpaceIL engineers hope that the time capsule left inside—containing digital files of the Bible, children’s drawings, Israeli songs, an Israeli flag, and memories of a Holocaust survivor—will help future moonwalkers learn about life on Earth in 2019.   

 

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Ring Power Corporation Offers Complete Gas-to-Energy Solutions

November 19, 2013 at 12:15 PMRing Power

After a thorough assessment of market conditions and the growing demand for clean, alternative sources of energy, Ring Power Corporation’s Power Systems division has formed a Gas Energy Business unit to market the Cat-branded line of gas engine generators and full service solutions for gas-to-energy power projects.

Jake Jacobsen

Jake Jacobsen, a degreed electrical engineer, has assumed the role of Gas Energy Account Manager to lead this enterprise. Prior to this appointment, Jacobsen spent 15 years with the Caterpillar Electric Power division, where he served in a variety of product engineering capacities, most recently as customer service and product support manager for the Cat Gas products.

Ring Power Corporation has also named Nick Chiarugi as Gas Energy Sales Engineer. He will report to Jacobsen at Ring Power’s World Commerce Center headquarters. Chiarugi, a Power Systems sales representative for Ring Power since 2011, holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.

Nick Chiarugi

Together the Gas Energy Business team will target the engineering, industrial, commercial, healthcare, institutional, governmental, and waste management sectors throughout north and central Florida whose power projects stand to benefit from the load management, peak shaving, combined heat and power, distributed generation, and renewable energy opportunities offered by gas-to-energy technology.

Ring Power is no newcomer to this technology. In the 1980s, as part of a concerted effort to increase awareness and sales of electric power generation systems, Ring Power built a co-generation power plant for its own use, to demonstrate the market potential. After that, Ring Power engineered and installed a co-gen plant that made a large regional shopping mall entirely energy self-sufficient. Another co-gen power plant, originally built and sold by Ring Power in the 1960s (and re-powered in the ’80s) still serves a downtown Jacksonville hospital today.

Ring Power VP/New Engine Business Manager Keith Moore is committed to making Ring Power the recognized leader in the gas-to-energy business in North America and beyond. “Our Power Systems division plans to remain at the forefront as more companies invest in gas engines and gas-to-energy technology as a cleaner, more efficient fuel alternative,” he said.

The gas-to-energy business complements the suite of products and services offered by the Power Systems division, which include turnkey installations, complete modular packaging, end-to-end engineering, build-own-operate options, product support, maintenance and operating contracts, and financing.

About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power® Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Caterpillar® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Fla. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. To learn more about Ring Power’s Gas to Energy initiative, please contact Vice President/New Engine Business Manager Keith Moore at 904-494-1269 or keith.moore@ringpower.com or Gas Energy Account Manager Jake Jacobsen at 904-494-7664 or jake.jacobsen@ringpower.com.  For information about the company’s Power Systems division, visit www.ringpower-systems.com.

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Ring Power Generates Interest at African Power Equipment Expo

August 10, 2009 at 11:09 AMRing Power
Power Systems International Sales department of Ring Power Corporation exhibits at Power Generation World in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Michael Turwitt welcomes visitors to Ring Power display areaIn April, the Power Systems International Sales division took part in Power Generation World, the African continent’s largest annual energy and power generation equipment exhibition. Power Generation World is held in conjunction with the Power & Electricity World Africa Conference, bringing together key decision-makers from electrical utilities, municipalities, government departments of energy, as well as financiers and infrastructure investors, all looking for ways to solve the continent’s growing demand for electric power.

"Power Generation World is the most important annual energy event in Africa, and presents an excellent networking opportunity for Ring Power’s international sales force," said Vice President & Power Systems Director of International Sales Michael Turwitt. "The purpose of this type of sales and marketing activity is face-to-face interaction, to strengthen existing and develop new key client relationships to grow our international used equipment business."

In addition to providing top-of-the-line pre-owned, rebuilt and unused surplus power plants, generator sets, engines, gas gensets, and ancillary power systems equipment, Ring Power offers complete custom power system design, installation and maintenance services. Contact us for more information.

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Perry, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and Tarpon Springs. We welcome your comments about this article. Click on the title to leave a suggestion or ask a question.

 

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Diesel Power Plant Generates Electricity for African Country

June 8, 2009 at 5:02 PMRing Power
Diesel power plant powers African country with 54 Caterpillar generators.

Multimillion-dollar deal stamps Ring Power's passport to West Africa  diesel generator unload

In 2007, the Power Systems Division of Ring Power signed a contract to supply one of the largest single export orders ever received in the history of the company. The order, placed by the Ministry of Energy in Ghana, Africa, involved supplying and installing a diesel power plant in Tema, located approximately 20 miles east of Accra, Ghana’s capital city.

With a total land area comparable to the size of Nevada, Ghana currently struggles to provide sufficient and reliable energy for domestic consumption and industrial use. The vast majority of Ghana’s power generation capacity is hydroelectric. However, the existing power generation facilities are currently producing less electricity due to little rainfall and very low water levels.

A team of Ring Power technicians and field engineers traveled to Ghana to install the diesel power plant. The overall concept is comprised of 54 Caterpillar 3516B diesel power generators, all operating synchronized and paralleling with the national electrical grid. Ring Power supplied a central control station, electrical step-up transformers, and additional fuel tanks. The initial 50-Megawatt (MW) stage was completed first, followed by the second phase of an additional 20 MW to provide power to the country. 

Due to the urgency, the 40-foot high cube containers with the generators enclosed were airlifted from the United States to Ghana in an Antonov An-124, the largest aircraft ever mass-produced. Flying all of the diesel generators – totaling nearly 5 million pounds – and doing it within such a short period of time proved a project of unparalleled magnitude for Ring Power and the managers responsible for the diesel power plant.

Ring Power continues to establish direct sales channels for diesel power plants, used generators and power systems for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, Latin America and Africa.Visit them at ringpower-systems.com for more information.

Ring Power, headquartered in Florida, USA, provides industrial engines, generator sets, gensets, power systems, diesel power plants, air compressors and other power equipment.

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