Archive for the ‘Power’ Category

Are You Ready for New EPA Regulations?

September 13, 2012

Learn about upcoming compliance requirements and deadlines for stationary engines under EPA’s National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) regulation, 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart ZZZZ.

This regulation requires physical upgrades and performance testing of engines in 2013 for certain categories of engines.

Join us at this educational event to see how ZZZZ impacts your engines.

Depending on location, speakers may include:
Cashman Power Solutions (Engine and Emission Control Technology Experts)
Broadbent & Associates, Inc. (Air Quality Regulation and Performance Testing Specialists)
NDEP Bureau of Air Pollution Control (BAPC) Representatives
Department of Air Quality (DAQ) Compliance & Permitting Representatives
Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) Representatives (Clark County)

Exclusive Specials for Attendees
Lunch or Dinner

September 17, 2012
Cashman Equipment (Henderson Training Room)
3300 St. Rose Parkway, Henderson, NV
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

September 18, 2012

John Ascuaga’s Nugget (Ponderosa Room B)
1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, NV
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

September 19, 2012
The Red Lion (Humboldt Room)
2065 Idaho Street, Elko, NV
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

RSVP to powersolutions@cashmanequipment.com or Scott Rhoden at 1.800.937.2326.

Rent the Power!

August 14, 2012

Rental power. Many times, this is what’s keeping you going after an unexpected incident left you without power… so it’s important to make sure you choose a good provider for your rental power. Whether we’re talking about planned activities like special events and building expansions or unexpected power outages, having a temporary power plan in place guarantees the power you need is there when you need it. Here are some things to consider when choosing a partner for power rental…

Complete,   Reliable Rental from Cashman Equipment Incomplete   Rental Service
One   Complete Solution Single-source   access to all product and accessory needs, including continuous power   systems, cooling systems and air compressors. Power   products not available from a single source would necessitate use of multiple   vendors, and reliance on service/support from more than one source. This can   be both expensive and inefficient.
Support Expert   technicians available every step of the way to assist in planning a system,   delivering equipment, providing technical support, service, maintenance and   training programs for rental projects. Without   reliable support, many problems can arise. Over or under estimating power   needs may result in unnecessary equipment or, even more serious, an   inadequate power solution.
Response A   reliable rental power provider understands the urgency of your needs. They   can immediately outfit your system, deliver it (with all the ancillary   equipment included), provide the connection, fuel, start-up, service, and   maintenance, and can remain on-site to provide support when necessary. Downtime   can be devastating–affecting production, manufacturing equipment, sales and   critical data–even compromising environmental safety and incurring legal   liabilities from lapsed service. A rental power source unable to deliver on   your power needs as soon as they arise can result in significant losses.
Costs A   rental power supplier sensitive to cost issues will work with a customer to   plan for temporary power needs, and will offer customizable financing and contingency   agreements. Rigid   financing, contractual agreements, and an inability to evaluate the ideal   balance of renting versus purchasing power equipment limits the rental power   supplier from offering optimal economic efficiency to the customer.
Environmental   Considerations A   rental power supplier offers units specially engineered to produce lower   gas/diesel emissions and meet or exceed local emission standards, and will   offer services such as sound attenuation for sensitive environments. All   units come with standard fuel containment. Specific   environmental considerations cannot be met with the equipment offered by the   provider, or equipment offered causes emission of excess air and noise   pollution to the environment inside and/or surrounding the site.

 

Cashman “Powers” The Strip!

August 3, 2012

Cashman Power Solutions recently worked closely with a customer who was doing work on the electrical room of a well known Strip hotel in Las Vegas. Our Temporary Power helped run the hotel while the labor was going on… it only took a 1000kW generator, a 2000kw generator, two 750kva transformers, and approximately 9000 feet of cable!

Fact Friday: Cat Generators Provided Backup Power for the Tallest Building in the World

June 1, 2012

What’s more than 2,700 feet tall with 160+ stories? Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and the centerpiece of the city of Dubai. Also the tallest free-standing structure in the world, the building relied on generators built by Caterpillar Inc. to finish this 2,716-foot structure, and Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman recently toured the building that Tom Cruise “ran” down in Mission Impossible 3…

Need a Power Boost on Post-Super Bowl Monday?

February 6, 2012

Need a power boost on your post-Super Bowl Monday? Visit Cat’s Electric Power Generation page to figure out exactly what generator you need for that  next big project. From diesel and gas generator sets to uninterruptible power supplies, automatic transfer switches and electrical switchgear, you can find all the nitty-gritty details you need for your plans. And even better? It’s a nice, quiet pursuit after what was likely a very loud, long Super Bowl Sunday!

Las Vegas Paving Receives Nevada’s First Cat CT660 Vocational Trucks

January 25, 2012

Las Vegas Paving Corporation recently became the first company in Nevada to take delivery of Cat’s brand new CT660 Vocational Trucks. The Class 8 “vocational,” or industry specialized, trucks are designed to suit a variety of applications depending on the configuration of the vehicle. Cashman Equipment, Las Vegas Paving, and Caterpillar executives and employees enjoyed an informal dedication on January 20th. Read more here…

Used Power: 1250 kw 3512 Skid Mounted Generator

November 7, 2011

1250 kw 3512 Skid Mounted Generator
Serial #: 24Z
Hours: 0 hour Cat rebuild
Capacity: 1000-2000kW
Manufacturer: Caterpillar
Fuel Type: Diesel
Price: $149,000
Year: 1997
Description: Cat 3512TA 1250 kw skid mounted, Cat dealer rebuild , Cat SR4B generator, EMCP control panel, Rocore F44 radiator, auto start / stop, engine safeties, elec. circuit breaker, Woodward 2301A electronic load share & speed control governor, 24V starter, 45Amp alternator, jacket water heater. Optional sound enclosure and tank.

 

Cashman’s Got More Air Compressors!

September 20, 2011

Cashman Equipment recently signed an agreement with Atlas Copco Air Compressors so they can provide more air compressor solutions for customers. Atlas Copco Western Region South Sales Manager, Zach Womack, met with several members of Cashman’s Power Solutions division before officially signing the papers with Jim Moore, Cashman’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). For more information, check out Cashman’s News page

Work Wednesdays: Electrical Power Generation (EPG) Technicians Needed in Winnemucca & Reno for Cashman Equipment

September 14, 2011

Do you want to work in gorgeous Reno, Nevada, close to stunning Lake Tahoe? Or perhaps in pristine Winnemucca, Nevada, We currently have open Power Solutions positions in both locations.

Perform quality maintenance, diagnosis, dissembly, inspections, rebuilds and reassembly of all components or equipment (i.e., engines, power trains, hydraulics, fuel systems, power generation, electrical codes, etc). This may include failure analysis as required. Perform responsibilities at customer job site or in shop with minimum supervision. Complete all paperwork in an accurate and timely manner, such as, work orders, delivery/return damage tickets, fuel usage reports, etc.

If you’re a motivated, dedicated person who is ready to handle the demands of the the heavy equipment (Caterpillar) industry, apply today! Cashman Equipment also offers great benefits – 401k, medical, dental, paid holidays, paid personal leave, and more! Visit our Career Search for more details on this position and many others.

Top 10 List: I Had an Outage – Why Didn’t My Generator Work? #4 Fluid Issues – Oil, Fuel, or Coolant

August 30, 2011

All gas and diesel generator sets need a few basic support items to run. The most basic are fluids – fuel to provide power, oil to lubricate internal parts, and coolant to carry heat from the engine to a heat exchanger (typically a radiator) to reject that heat to the atmosphere.

All diesel fuel in the U.S. should meet ASTM Standard DM 975 for No. 2 ultra low sulfur diesel. Biodiesel is not recommended for standby applications because it tends to be unstable by nature and generally cannot sit for long periods of time without organisms growing in it, which can foul filters or cause engine damage. Other distillate fuels, such as JP-8, can be used, but the manufacturer should be consulted as stability can be an issue with them also, and it’s likely that the power output of the engine will be affected. Fuel should be kept clean and treated, tank bottoms drained periodically to remove water and sediment, and fuel filters cleaned and/or changed regularly. Poor fuel quality can cause unplanned engine shutdown or major component failures.

Oil should meet all current API Standards for compression ignition engines – check your owner’s manual for the proper standard for your engine. Oil does more than just lubricate the internal parts of your engine. It cleans internal parts, removes heavy deposits and chemical contaminants from ignition, and prevents condensation. Low oil level or poor fuel quality can cause a safety shutdown or major damage to your emergency generator.

In addition to removing heat from your engine, coolant also has the job of preventing corrosion or sedimentation in your cooling system. Failure to properly maintain coolant can cause unplanned shutdowns or even catastrophic engine failure.

Fluid levels should be checked daily and recorded for owner’s records.

Proper maintenance of engine fluids requires detailed chemical analysis and predictive maintenance. Don’t get caught in an outage with an easily preventable failure. Contact Cashman Power Solutions today so an engine professional can help you analyze your condition and maintenance need.