Ring Power Employees Spread Holiday Spirit to American Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

December 2, 2009 at 10:42 AMRing Power

St. Augustine, FL; December 1, 2009 – For the eighth consecutive year, employees of Ring Power Corporation, north and central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, joined forces to bring holiday cheer to U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. This year, "Christmas for the Troops" netted 154 individual military APO/FPO flat rate boxes containing snacks, candies, toiletries, games, CDs, books, magazines and gun oil. According to Senior Accounting Clerk Dorothy Case, who spearheads the annual drive, "For those who are serving in harm’s way, those items are a real treat."

On November 19, the packages shipped out of the St. Augustine USPS branch to four military units with a special connection to the Ring Power "family:"

Sgt. Philip Wessels, son of VP/Entertainment Services Division GM Phil Wessels, received 15 care packages to share with his U.S. Army Special Forces unit deployed in Iraq.

Marine Cpl. Kory Diley, son of Cat Rental Store Executive Secretary Nikki McDaniel, received 48 care packages for his Special Operations unit in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Bobby Hendrix, brother of Soyna White, who works in the Credit Department, received 76 care packages for his Army National Guard unit, ARSIC-East Echo Company, serving in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Sean Wright, son of Cat Rental Store Administrative Assistant Sheryl Hand and Warranty Department Administrator Wendel Hand, received 15 care packages for his Army Special Forces unit, also deployed in Afghanistan.

Ring Power Corporation, the Cat dealer for north and central Florida, is proud to support its employees’ loved ones, who so bravely serve our country.

 

Controlling Energy Costs

November 11, 2009 at 2:27 PMRing Power
how to save energy costs with Sullair Air Compressors

Sullair Air Compressors with VCC cuts energy costs dramatically 

Lower Maintenance
As a result of Sullair Air Compressor's rugged, time-proven design, the Variable Capacity Control or VCC requires only minimum maintenance  for optimum performance. There are no troublesome belst or expensive bull gear arrangements to wear out or to replace. 

Part Load Capacityair compressor load performance chart
The chart at right shows how a Sullair rotary screw air compressor with variable displacement reduces power consumption as the air compressor load drops. More importantly, it illustrates the substantial power savings at part-load when compared to other capacity control systems.

Ring Power is a leading supplier of air compressors, air tools, compressor parts and air compressor service in Florida for over 45 years. Our offices service the Miami and Pompano Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Tallahassee areas. We carry electric and diesel and industrial air compressors with names like Sullair, Hurricane boosters, and Belaire. See all the air compressors, portable or industrial compressed air, high pressure, or ultra high pressure, at our website compressedair.ringpower.com.

 

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Ring Power at International Seacargo Show

October 16, 2009 at 9:06 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation will be well represented at the Seacargo Americas and Air Cargo America’s 2009 Exhibition held in Miami, Florida beginning November 4 and runs through November 6. port container handler

International trade representatives from the nearly all of Ring Power’s divisions will be available for customer interaction and to answer questions regarding forklifts and material handling equipment, industrial air compressors, generators, power plants, and heavy construction equipment, such as loaders, excavators, and tractors.

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Look for Ring Power at the Seacargo Americas and Air Cargo America’s 2009 Exhibition in Booth 423

Ring Power’s specialized divisions – heavy construction equipment, power generating systems, forklifts, crane, used Caterpillar parts – represents a wide variety of equipment and product lines for purchase, lease, or rental. We serve the heavy construction, road building, logging, agriculture, recycling, waste management and landfill maintenance, marine power, truck engine power, prime and standby power generation, entertainment venues, industrial power, warehousing, port container handling, material handling and many others. Email us for more information.

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New EPA Emission Regulations for Stationary Diesel Engines

October 7, 2009 at 3:23 PMRing Power
EPA Emissions for Stationary Diesel Engines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing new national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines that are not already covered by earlier EPAoxidation catalystregulations.

The newly announced regulation would set emission limits from certain stationary diesel engines. EPA expects the plan to be fully implemented by 2013. The EPA is required to complete the final rule by February 10, 2010.

EPA’s announcement said that in 2008, over 1 million of these engines generated electricity, powered equipment and operated during emergencies at industrial, agricultural and other facilities. Specifically, EPA said these engines are used at facilities such as power, chemical and manufacturing plants to generate electricity and power pumps and compressors. They are also used to produce electricity and pump water for flood and fire control in emergencies.

EPA said this rule would apply to engines that are smaller than or equal to 500 hp that were manufactured before June 12, 2006. It also covers engines larger than or equal to 500 hp that were manufactured before December 19, 2002.

Owners of operators of existing engines would be required to install emissions control equipment that would limit emissions by up to 90-percent, perform emissions tests to demonstrate engine performance and compliance with rule requirements and burn ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in non-emergency engines with a site rating greater than 300 hp. To meet the proposed emissions requirements, owners and operators would need to install aftertreatment controls on the exhaust system, such as filters or catalysts.

The proposed EPA rule focuses on two options for aftertreatment control of emissions. One is oxidation catalysts, a technology the EPA believes can achieve air toxics reductions up to 90-percent, but can only reduce fine particle emissions by about 30-percent. Catalyzed diesel particulate filters are also a listed technology to reduce air toxins and particle emissions, including black carbon soot at over 90-percent.

Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacture of generator set enclosures, fuel storage tanks, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Their headquarters reside in Jacksonville, Florida with offices in Oakdale, California.

Phoenix Products Generator Enclosure Design Blows Away the Competition!

September 25, 2009 at 3:53 PMRing Power
Phoenix Products Generator enclosure design receives State of Florida approval for High Velocity Hurricane Zone aluminum enclosures.

Generator enclosure design receives State of Florida approval for High Velocity Hurricane Zone aluminum enclosures. High Wind Velocity Generator Enclosure

In August, Phoenix Products received State of Florida approval on their new High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) aluminum enclosures, putting them at the forefront of the industry for providing the highest level of generator enclosure protection.

Florida law requires either state or local approval on all building envelope components and systems to certify resistance to structural wind loads as required in the current edition of the Florida Building Code. In terms of structural design, any area that requires a minimum wind design velocity of 100 mph is defined as a hurricane prone region. The Florida Building Code generally enforces this minimum acceptable standard to protect life and property, but—depending on intended use, owner preference or insurance stipulations—many projects require above-minimum performance.

Phoenix Products now offers a hurricane protection solution. Their new HVHZ aluminum genset enclosures are designed to withstand minimum structural wind loads of 150 mph, high internal/external pressure differentials and the impact of wind-borne debris. In addition, the aluminum construction resists corrosion caused by sea air and high humidity.

The HVHZ enclosure is another example of the technology, quality, and performance that exemplify the Phoenix tradition of excellence. Hats off to the men who made it work! Heath Kinnunen, Phoenix Products manufacturing engineer, team lead and head project engineer, oversaw the research and development phase of the HVHZ design project, and later, the independent witness testing. Ilmedin Husnic, Enclosure department fabricator and Chris Morter, Tank department welder, were responsible for preparing and building the specimens for independent laboratory tests. Manufacturing engineers Clifton Mills and Richard Hartney supervised the third party quality assurance compliances.

For more information about the new HVHZ enclosure, contact a Phoenix Products sales representative or stop by their facility next time you’re in Jacksonville.

Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacture of generator set enclosures, fuel storage tanks, aboveground fuel storage tanks, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Their headquarters reside in Jacksonville, Florida with offices in Oakdale, California.

 

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Sullair Introduces ShopTek™ Air Compressors

August 24, 2009 at 3:27 PMRing Power
Sullair Shoptek air compressor–rotary screw, continuous-duty air compressor.

Ring Power now carries the economical and efficient Sullair ShopTek™ lubricated rotary screw air compressor and is available throughout their Florida locations. The ShopTek is Sullair’s compact belt-driven package which establishes new standards for continuous-duty cosullair air compressor shoptekmpressors–perfect for the shop that requires smaller horsepower, such as light manufacturing, cabinet and trim shops, auto body and tire shops, commercial laundries and many other applications.

Sullair ShopTek™ compressors are available in eight models ranging from 5 to 20 horsepower, with capacities from 17 to 78 acfm, and pressures from 125 to 175 psig. All models are available with an optional Performance Air System that includes a Sullair dryer and Sullair filter. An 80 or 120 gallon storage tank completes the Performance Air System package. All components in the System are perfectly matched and sized to meet varying air quality and performance requirements, eliminating the need to pay for nonessential extras.

Ring Power is a leading supplier of air compressors, air tools, compressor parts and service in Florida for over 45 years. Our offices are located in Miami and Pompano Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Tallahassee. We carry electric and diesel air compressors with names like Sullair, KMT, and Belaire. See all the air compressors, portable or industrial compressed air, high pressure, or ultra high pressure, at our website compressedair.ringpower.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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Falcon Tanks & Generator Enclosures by Phoenix Products

June 3, 2009 at 3:39 PMRing Power
Phoenix Products introduced new line of fuel tanks and generator enclosures

 

Falcon Tanks introduced as a new line of high quality, yet economical fuel storage enclosures by Phoenix Products.

Falcon Fuel Storage Tanks
True double-wall, secondary containment generator base tanks are UL-142 listed and labeled. Both the inner and outer tanks are completely sealed and pressure tested. The inner (primary) tank is vented with primary and emergency vents, and the secondary containment tank has an emergency vent. The fuel tank sits on steel channel supports allowing visual inspection of tank bottom as well as air movement preventing condensation-induced corrosion. Options include a variety of fill configurations and level alarms. The units support generators and enclosures and available is sizes up to 1,200 gallons.

Falcon Generator Set Enclosures
Custom built to fit the generator and the sub-base tank, all Falcon generator set enclosures are designed and engineered to provide proper airflow and are manufactured with quality materials to protect your investment.

Standard Featuresgenerator fuel tank

  • Lightweight frame with pre-painted aluminum side panels
  • Mill finished aluminum, flat roof construction
  • 36" doors with weatherproof gasket and stainless steel hardware with lockable handles
  • Fixed intake louvers with bird screen and gravity discharge dampers
  • Exhaust silencer mounting brackets

 

Optional Features
  • Motorized air intake and/or air outlet louvers (dampers)
  • Sound attenuation
  • Electric and lightning systems
  • Custom paint colors

To learn more about Falcon fuel tanks and generator enclosures by Phoenix Products or for assistance with any tank inspection, tank repair, or tank ‘return to service’ issues you may encounter, email phoenix.sales@phoenixprods.com 

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Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacturing of generator set enclosures, fuel storage tanks, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Their headquarters reside in Jacksonville, Florida with offices in Oakdale, California.

 

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Hurricane Season Tips: Flooded Tank Precautions

June 2, 2009 at 2:55 PMRing Power
Hurricane Season started June 1st and is predicted to be active with several major storms forecasted to strike land. If you have a fuel tank that becomes flooded as a result of such a storm, there are numerous considerations that should be made before attempting restart or commencing operational status.

Hurricane Season started June 1st and is predicted to be active with several major storms forecasted to strike land. If you have a fuel tank that becomes flooded as a result of such a storm, there are numerous considerations Phoenix Products logothat should be made before attempting restart or commencing operational status.

  • Make sure electrical panels are clean and dry.
  • Check pumps, dispensers, emergency shutoff, panel box, etc. for continuity and shorts.
  • Remove any water in dispenser sumps, pans, tank sumps, etc. Sump water should be removed by an authorized state licensed waste hauler and hauled to an appropriate treatment facility.
  • Handle hazardous waste according to the law (fuel contaminated water or water contaminated fuel).
  • Check tank bottoms for debris and water that may have been caused by surface flooding.
  • If tanks shifted and problems are found, repair them according to manufacturer’s instructions and appropriate industry standards such a NFPA 30, NFPA 30A or NFPA 110.
  • Make sure vents and vapor lines have not moved or cracked.
  • Check vents for blockage and proper operation.
  • Inspect dispenser electronics for evidence of water intrusion.  Use dispenser manufacturer dryout procedures prior to energizing dispensers.
  • Check dispenser filters and submersible check-valve screens for plugging with dirt or debris.
  • Notify authorities if necessary.  DO NOT accept new fuel until system integrity is proven.  In the case of Underground Storage Tanks, DO NOT assume everything is okay because water did not flood over tank area; the water table could have risen and caused problems.
  • If you are storing fuel containing ethanol as an oxygenate or if you are using biodiesel, the presence of water can adversely affect the fuel’s efficacy so testing is absolutely necessary and a complete pump out is probable.

Be prepared for hurricane season; let Phoenix Products assist with any tank inspection, tank repair, or tank ‘return to service’ issues you may encounter. Email phoenix.sales@phoenixprods.com

Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacture of generator set enclosures, fuel storage tanks, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Their headquarters reside in Jacksonville, Florida with  offices in Oakdale, California.

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