Fire Truck Rescued by St. Augustine Paint Shop

April 29, 2009 at 2:56 PMRing Power
St. Augustine Branch Donates Time to Restore Fire Truck

 

On hand to turn over the shiny, restored truck to Rodeheaver were several Ring Power employees and managers who took part in the effort. Pictured left to right: Branch Service Manager Chris Tomkinson, SVP Director of Facilities and Purchasing Dennis Steed, HE Unit Foreman Daryl Gandy, Larry Albane and Gerald Bustion; Rodeheaver representatives Jim Hughes, Jeff King and Ken Johnson; and President Randy Ringhaver.

Ring Power's St. Augustine branch donated the heavy equipment paint shop's expertise to the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch by offering to restore the charitable organization’s Ford C-Series fire truck. The ranch, which is located in Palatka, Fla., utilizes the fire truck for small brush fires, Boy Scout merit badge training, and to train boys for future public service careers.

The truck had been eaten away by rust, leaving holes in the roof and body. A special thanks to the whole St. Augustine paint shop crew for making the truck look as good as the day it rolled off the assembly line!

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Save Money with Ring Power Diesel Technician Training

April 22, 2009 at 2:25 PMRing Power
Ring Power offers a wide array of training courses including, but not limited to: Hydraulics, Electrical, Engine, Safety and many other training courses tailored to your needs!

If you have Caterpillar® Service Information System (SIS) or Electronic Technician (E/T) but are not using the software, or not using it properly, you are throwing money away!

Let Ring Power’s Training Department help teach your heavy equipment technicians how to use these diesel engine analysis programs to get the most out of your construction equipment investment; because well-trained technicians will save you valuable equipment downtime and, in turn, save your company money.

Ring Power offers you the highest quality of heavy equipment, diesel engine, hydraulics and electronic training in the construction and power generation industry. We accomplish this through the experience, commitment and qualifications of our Master Trainers, which include both State and Federal Certifications. We offer a wide array of training courses including, but not limited to: hydraulics, electrical, diesel engine, operator safety and many other training courses tailored to your needs!

Ring Power's training programs are designed specifically for your heavy equipment and applications. Your organization’s needs are determined by reviewing where you are and where you want or need to be. The training professional then sets about designing a definitive training program to assist in the achievement of your department’s service technician training goals.

For more information or to arrange a heavy equipment, diesel engine service training course: training@ringpower.com

 

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Fuel Tank Cleaning - Refinery Fresh

February 25, 2009 at 10:54 AMRing Power
Diesel fuel tank cleaning

A fuel filtration system can get your existing fuel back to refinery fresh standards while reducing the chances of an emergency power failure. Phoenix Products' Fuel Recycling Service utlizes a fuel cleaning process involving a continuous sweeping motion along the bottom of the fuel tank or diesel tank; circulating fuel through a closed loop sample of cleaned fuel5-stage filtration system. Fuel is run through a closed loop filter circulating system consisting of three 1-micron bag filters, a 0.5-micron canister filter, oil and water separation through coalescing unit and two water absorption filters and return fuel to the tank.

Scheduled fuel maintenance and testing help to reduce or nearly eliminate fuel contamination. Fuel maintenance filtration removes contaminants and water and returns fuel to conditions where it will provide reliability and efficiency for standby generators when called upon in emergency conditions. Fuel maintenance and testing should begin the day of installation and first fill to establish a benchmark guideline for further comparison. Fuel monitoring and testing services are available nationwide from many different companies.

OUR GOAL
To satisfy all state and federal requirements for Emergency Power Systems and to create a successful fuel management program by providing preventative maintenance.
• Inspect/audit of fuel, fuel tank and equipment
• In-tank visual audit & ASTM Clear & Bright test (samples)
• Service all AST, UST, Sub-Base Tanks, Day Tanks
• Service and maintain gauges & tank monitoring equipment
• Third party lab analysis upon request
• Fuel treatment/stabilizer/inhibitor

Phoenix Products' Petroleum Recycling Service Fuel Quality Assurance Program is a comprehensive, progressive program for the prevention of costly equipment failure and is completed with no interruption of system operation. Contact Phoenix Products and talk to a representative on how we can bring confidence in your system with fuel cleaning, fuel filtration, and fuel tank cleaning.

Ring Power Truck Shops Gear Up for More than Engines!

February 13, 2009 at 4:22 PMRing Power

On-highway Truck Parts and ServiceWhen Caterpillar announced last year that it would not supply EPA 2010-compliant engines to truck or other on-highway original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the U.S., Ring Power made a bold business decision: to expand truck shop services to include a complete menu of rountine truck services for all brands of on-highway trucks and components—and not just Cat engines.

Now, in addition to truck diesel engine overhauls and other major repairs, Ring Power service technicians routinely perform brake jobs, clutch adjustments, component rebuilds, tune-ups and oil changes, to name just a few of their capabilities. Truck Parts & Service Business Development Manager Scott Miller, who joined the team in November, is helping to implement the new business plan, which targets owners and operators of all makes of commercial trucks from Class 4 through 8 (GVWR 14,001 pounds and up.)

In January, Ring Power became a stockholder in VIPAR Heavy Duty Inc., an exclusive and prestigious on-highway truck parts network that leverages the combined purchasing power of its members to assure long-term profitability, enhance vendor brand equity and increase combined market share. Miller, whose background includes more than 18 years in on-highway truck parts and service, sees this as an important step toward Ring Power’s success in the business. "Being a VIPAR member gives us access to on-highway truck parts suppliers that we might not have been able to do business with on our own," Miller said.

Ring Power parts department managers and parts associates from St. Augustine to Tampa have actively embraced VIPAR network training. On-highway Truck technician training sessions, which began in February, will be held as often as necessary to keep Ring Power diesel truck shop technicians up to speed on all makes of on-highway diesel truck engines and components. With 95 on-highway truck service bays and 73 truck shop diesel technicians at 12 full-service on-highway truck shop locations, Ring Power is poised to take a commanding lead in a viable Florida market. Full service facilities located in Jacksonville, St Augustine, Lake City, Orlando, Ocala, Palm Bay, and Tampa.

RING POWER ON-HIGHWAY DIESEL TRUCK REPAIR SERVICES
Air Compressors
A/C & Heating Systems
Alternators & Starters
Axles, Wheels & Suspensions
Batteries
Body, Cab and Chassis
Brakes
Clutches
Drivelines
Electrical Instruments, Systems & Wiring
Engine Rebuilds
Exhaust Systems
Fuel Lines & System Components
Throttles
Windshields, Wipers & Wiper Motors

ADDITIONAL ON-HIGHWAY TRUCK SERVICES
DOT Inspections
Chassis Vehicle Inspections
Trailer & Cargo Body Undercarriage & Decking
Competitive Engine ECU & Component Diagnostics
Auxiliary Power Units
Contract Towing
Drop-off Service
After-hours Service
Body Shop & Paint Shop at Select Repair Centers
Preferred Maintenance Contracts

 

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Get Gear for the New Year!

December 30, 2008 at 10:47 AMRing Power
Visit the Ring Power Store for all your Caterpillar and Ring Power gear

Apparel
Timepieces
Travel Gear
Accessories
Toys
Knives
Belts & Buckles
Caps & Hats
Cat Racing Gear
Scale Models
Sale Items
and much more!

You can now buy these Caterpillar speciality items at the
Ring Power Online Merchandise Store

 store.ringpower.com

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STELLAR TO DEVELOP RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS

September 24, 2008 at 2:41 PMRing Power

Biogas conversion systems reduce emissions and generate additional electric and thermal power

Stellar, a Jacksonville-based design, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm, is now developing modular renewable energy systems that will convert waste to energy. Stellar, which is consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the nation’s leading green designers and contractors, will construct the systems at its prefabrication facility in Jacksonville.

The new systems will serve clients in a range of industries, including waste management and wastewater treatment; food and beverage processing; agricultural (dairy, meat, poultry and crop farms); petrochemical, bio-fuel refining, coal mining; and pharmaceutical and bioscience. These industries produce organic waste such as sludge from wastewater treatment plants, animal waste from meat processing facilities, manure and silage from agricultural sites, and food waste from food processing plants. Instead of traditional waste management and disposal methods, the new systems enable this waste to be converted into energy.

For example, landfill sites generate biogases (mostly consisting of methane) as the waste buried in them undergoes the natural process of anaerobic digestion, or the breakdown of organic material in the absence of oxygen. If this gas is not harvested (through a renewable energy system such as Stellar’s), it escapes into the atmosphere and can be 20 times more potent and harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide. Pending U.S. legislation (both federal and state) and international protocols, such as the Kyoto Protocol, will soon dictate more restrictive emission rates and expanded renewable energy requirements for manufacturers and other producers, who will see the financial impact of these climate change policies if they do not implement renewable solutions. These financial impacts include higher energy rates and waste disposal costs as well as growing consumer awareness of whether or not a company has “green” energy programs.

To transform waste into energy, the waste must be pre-treated, separated and stored in enclosed tanks (called anaerobic digesters) that decompose and break down organic matter by excluding oxygen (this process is called anaerobic digestion), thus producing a biogas. The biogas is then combusted (burned) in an engine to generate electricity, heating and cooling. The electricity produced through this process can be used by the producer (as well as the heating and cooling), sold to a nearby facility or redistributed to a nearby electrical grid. Stellar will work closely with customers to design, supply and install these biogas renewable energy systems.

“In addition to lowering overall energy costs and generating additional income through the sale of the excess electricity or thermal energy produced, these systems support sustainability initiatives, offer alternatives to waste reduction and lower greenhouse gas emissions,” said Kurt Liebendorfer, Stellar senior vice president. “In addition, they offer an efficient and safe way to destroy pathogens and eliminate odors that can sometimes negatively affect a community.” 

The new biogas systems are modular – instead of building the systems on-site, they are constructed and engineered at Stellar’s 60,000-square-foot fabrication facility in Jacksonville, Fla., and then transported to the site. Modular products enable greater flexibility, consistent high-quality standards, compressed project schedules and long-term reliability. The modular systems will be pre-tested before arriving onsite, thus minimizing site impact during installation and commissioning. A shortened construction schedule enables opportunities for lower project cost. Stellar offers a range of modular products, including modular chiller plants, which are energy plants that provide cold water for air conditioning.

Stellar has assembled a comprehensive team to offer the biogas systems. Stellar will provide design, construction and project management services, self-performing all work in its fabrication shop for modules that contain control systems, cogeneration equipment, compressors, flares and electrical equipment. Stellar will rely on partners for specialized services: Ring Power Corporation, the authorized Caterpillar dealer for North and Central Florida, will serve as the key equipment supplier for the electric power generation, providing the gas engine generator set products, generator control and paralleling switchgear, 24-hour emergency repair and comprehensive preventative maintenance programs. And, Energenic (www.energenic-us.com) will provide third-party ownership and operations management, specialty metering and engineering services for feasibility analysis.

“By partnering with Stellar and Energenic to offer biogas systems, we’re able to provide a comprehensive service to customers,” said Keith Moore, Ring Power’s Assistant Vice President and Electric Power Sales Manager. “We worked closely with Stellar and Energenic to develop the biogas offering and ensure that we’re addressing all of a potential customer’s needs in one complete package.”

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Our Greener Power Solutions

July 21, 2008 at 11:13 AMRing Power

Entertainment Services is committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible and conscientious manner. We utilize renewable energy sources wherever and whenever practical to reduce our carbon footprint, and we engineer safety into all of our products to reduce the risk of injury or damage to the environment. Our generator set engines are emissions-certified and meet all EPA standards. Our sound attenuated enclosures, fuel tanks and other specialized products are designed with UL-listed components according to stringent production standards to ensure safe fluid containment and reduced noise levels.
For years Entertainment Services has offered bio-diesel as an alternative to our clients in the entertainment industry. To limit our carbon footprint even further, while still delivering dependable power, we are alos developing a production technology that uses house power during pre-production, with a seamless transfer to generator power on show days.
Our environmental philosophy is in alignment with Caterpillar’s market-based approach to the aggressive development of current and future clean technologies that reduce emissions and sustain the environment.
In summary, Entertainment Services strives to conserve natural resources; reduce waste through emissions technology, recycling and the safe disposal of consumable items; and by example, we encourage our business partners and customers to do the same.

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ONE GIANT LEAP FOR ELECTRIC POWER

July 10, 2008 at 8:03 AMRing Power

Introducing the Caterpillar®  2-4 MW family of diesel generator sets powered by the C175*

With rising demand for electricity, ever-tightening emissions standards, evolving technologies and space at a premium, your challenges as an operator continually grow.
Our solution: The Caterpillar
C175 family of diesel generator sets.
Ground Breaking Technology
It starts with ACERT™ Technology. Many of the C175 advantages begin with the use of ground breaking ACERT Technology, that combines advancements in electronics, air management, and fuel delivery to improve engine response and fuel efficiency, plus lower NOx emissions.

With ACERT™ Technology this new family of generator sets combines high power density with efficient operation and low emissions. In a wide variety of standby applications—commercial, institutional, industrial, utilities and more—the C175 family delivers cost-effective power in a small, highly versatile package, with reliability, durability and performance you expect from Caterpillar.

Key C175 benefits include:
• Performance                                 • Lower installed costs
• Improved serviceability                • Lower operating and maintenance costs
• Proven reliability and durability   • Systems integration
• Lower emissions

 For additional details, please email us at information@ringpower.com

http://www.ringpower.com 

*Currently only 3 MW generator is available.

 

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The Business of Safety

June 16, 2008 at 8:19 AMRing Power
Circle of Safety Logo

When it comes to business, the first priority is providing a safe work environment to protect a company’s most valuable assets: its people. With a safe environment comes added benefits to contractors, government agencies and other business owners in the form of increased uptime, operating efficiency and reduced insurance rates. Ring Power® is partnering with businesses to offer industry leading customized Safety Awareness Level training programs that are designed to meet the specific needs of their customers. As a result, these organizations are benefiting in the following ways: 

  • Increased uptime (employees and equipment)
  • Improved operating efficiency
  • Minimized lawsuits
  • Increased bid winning
  • Reduced insurance and bonding rates

Safety is often viewed as an expense with little return on investment. In actuality, safety focused companies enjoy extreme savings and a market advantage over their competition. Well-managed safety programs are key catalysts driving your organization to exceed typical safety success factors. Safety awareness training coupled with owning and operating Caterpillar® equipment builds your road to achievement. Ring Power’s Rings of Safety®, in conjunction with Caterpillar, is the industry leader in providing the safest, most reliable products, maintenance and practices. Customer expectations are consistently exceeded by Ring Power’s professional commitment in partnering to walk every safety mile together. We are a team!

For everyone working with, around and on Caterpillar equipment, we all share the same goal: to return home to our families safely everyday. This primary motivating factor fuels our journey to a safe work environment, every minute of every day. Our Rings of Safety program, relative to each piece of your equipment, reaps measurable financial dividends. The prevention/elimination of employee injuries and illnesses formulate an economic objective coupled with the humanitarian intention.

Accidents, injuries, illnesses and property damage have undeniable costs that contribute nothing to the value of products and services provided by any firm. These costs, in many industries, dwarf the total profit picture and warrant direct attention and resource allocation to accident and loss prevention. Whether considering direct or indirect costs, everyone within an organization must be a crusader for controlling hazards and preventing accidents. In our efforts to assist you in putting safety first in your world, we will be featuring specific safety topics and provide additional resources in future issues of this newspaper. Protecting your people and reserving your profits is the safety business and that business is good business.

 

 

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