Purchasing a New Generator: What to do With the Old One

If your old generator is coming to the end of its useful life, you may be considering a new one for your commercial or industrial business. That’s great, but what do you do with the old one? It’s not like you can just put it out with the trash. We’ll discuss options for getting rid of the old generator as well as critical factors in deciding on a new Edmonton power generator that can handle your power needs.

Generators are an important part of the preparedness-planning strategy for businesses of all sizes, greatly reducing business disruption when regular power is curtailed or interrupted. It’s important to settle on the right one for you.

Out with the Old

While you’re doing some research on a new generator, you should also be thinking about how you’ll get rid of your old one. Your best bet is to sell it, but where do you start? Fortunately, RLN Energy offers resale services for your existing used equipment by giving you access to our extensive network of power generation suppliers and customers. This ensures you get top dollar for your quality used generator. And because we also specialize in sales of power generation equipment, including diesel, natural gas, HFO/LFO and turbine power, we can also connect you with the best new, updated generator for your needs. No need to do this piecemeal when you can take advantage of our one-stop-shop.

Determining Your Power Needs

Before determining the amount of power you’ll need, you must first define your industry. From hospital to mining to offshore oil and gas, power requirements vary greatly depending on the intended use. Most commercial applications, for example, require a greater reserve or surge capability, particularly in the case of large motors or multiple units operating independently of each other. That’s why large-scale commercial applications typically require an engineering plan and an engineer’s supervision as part of installation to ensure correct generator sizing and that you are complying with National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements.

The technicians here at RLN are also well-versed in helping our clients choose the right generator size for their needs. Specifically, we have extensive experience handling the set-up and maintenance of the energy and power system needs of the mining industry. Power failures in the mining industry are extremely serious, which means reliance on a top-quality generator is critical. Likewise, the healthcare industry also critically depends on generators to save lives. Having the right power and amount of generators in these settings can mean the difference between life and death.

Another consideration is whether you need a stationary or portable generator. For instance, in the offshore oil and gas industry, the unit you select must be portable so that you can easily transport it to offshore drilling sites and other remote locations. Plus, it must be rugged enough to handle the heavy power demands that are required in your business.

There are a few ways in which you can determine your power needs, such as the square footage method (best used in retail applications such as grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores, and other commercial applications) or Full Load Capacity by Measurement which takes into account peak usage on a monthly basis.

Here are some helpful tips to get you started:

  • Make a detailed list of the items to be powered by the generator
  • Note the starting and running wattage of the respective items
  • Calculate the total power requirements in KVA or KW

Provide these details to your RLN technician, who can then suggest the best unit or units for your needs.

When you choose the right generator for your needs, you can expect:

  • No unexpected system failures
  • No shutdowns from capacity overload
  • Increased longevity
  • Guaranteed performance
  • Hassle-free maintenance
  • Increased generator life span
  • Assured personal safety
  • Smaller chance of damage

Contact RLN Energy

When it’s time to get a new generator for your business, we can help you get your new Edmonton power generator and sell your old one for profit. Contact us today at 780-991-8575 or email at randy@rlnenergyservices.com. We are your global source for power equipment! If you’re interested in selling your equipment, fill out our form now.

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