Power Generation Equipment Transportation
Those who own power generation equipment know that it’s often the largest and heaviest on the job site. When it comes time to move your machines to a new location, you may be wondering how you can make that happen.
That’s where Equip Trucking comes in. Besides having the ability to transport power generation equipment, we also strive to give you the information you need to better know how to transport your biggest machinery. Discover the different types of power generation equipment and how to move them from point A to point B.
What Is Power Generation?
Power generation is the production of electricity. Electricity is a secondary energy source, which means that a primary source of energy must undergo a conversion process that results in usable electricity. Primary energy sources include the following:
- Natural gas
Power generation equipment and machinery are necessary for the conversion from one of these primary energy sources to electricity to occur.
Types of Power Generation Equipment and Machinery
Some of the most common types of power generation equipment are those found in nuclear and fossil-fueled power plants. While they use different primary sources of energy, they use some of the same equipment to create electricity. Here are a few standard types of power generation equipment:
- Heat source: The heat source is what provides steam to start the electricity production process. The equipment where the heat source is generated can go by different names. In the case of a nuclear power plant, the heat source is the nuclear reactor.
- Turbine: After the steam is generated, it moves to the turbine to begin the production of electricity. The turbine can also be called the generator, as it’s the device that literally generates the electricity.
- Condenser: The condenser is where steam gets converted back into water. This water then travels back to the heat source to be reheated, continuing the process of steam production and electricity generation.
- Pump: The pump is the machinery that forces the water to circulate through the system. It’s essential for returning the water produced in the condenser back to the heat source.
Note that gas-fired power generation equipment has a compressor instead of a condenser. In gas-fired applications, the electricity generation process begins by drawing air into the compressor. As air is compressed, it travels to a combustor that mixes fuel with air to create a combustible air-fuel mixture. This mixture is ignited, creating pressurized gas that causes turbine blades to spin and produce electricity via an alternator.
Many of these basic principles are the same across power generation equipment and machinery. As such, power generation equipment can come in all shapes, sizes and weights.
Common Types of Power Generation Equipment We Can Transport
Equip Trucking can move power generation equipment of all shapes and sizes. When the time comes for you to move any of your equipment or machinery for repairs or relocation, you can count on us for successful transportation. Here are some common examples of the types of power generation equipment we transport:
- Portable generators: Portable generators bring electricity to remote locations or areas experiencing power outages. Portable generators are an incredible help to construction workers, and we can ensure they get to their new location, wherever your job site happens to be. Portable generators are often the smallest type of power generation equipment on this list, so we’re more than capable of transporting yours.
- Marine generators: Marine generators provide electricity for waterborne vessels. They often have a unique design and can power anything from heating and cooling systems to appliances and lights. Equip Trucking is ready to transport your marine generator, whatever its shape and size.
- Power plant generators: Despite the often large size of power plant generators, our team of professional heavy equipment transporters can seamlessly transport yours to its new location.
- Hydrogen generators: Hydrogen generators are popular on account of their ability to generate electricity quickly. Hydrogen generators can be tricky to move, but our team is ready to help you reach a solution that meets your needs.
- Towable power equipment: Towable generators come in many varieties, including mobile and portable generators. They can be gas-powered or diesel-powered and often find uses on construction sites and at large events needing dedicated or backup power. You can rely on us to safely and efficiently transport your towable power equipment.
- Fuel oil generators: Fuel oil generators can be extremely heavy, so you’ll want a professional transport company like Equip Trucking to move them for you.
- Standby power equipment: Standby power equipment kicks on the moment you need it, helping to stop pipes from freezing, food from spoiling and electrical equipment from ceasing. Let us handle the transportation of your standby power equipment to ensure it gets to where it needs to go.
- Stationary generators: Stationary generators require professional equipment transportation services to move, and the team at Equip Trucking is ready to make it happen.
What to Know Before Transporting Your Power Generation Machines
Here are some points to remember before transporting your power generation machines:
- Choose the right heavy equipment hauler: The first step in the process is to reach out to a heavy equipment transporter and let them know about your needs. The team at Equip Trucking is ready to be your power generation machine transporter.
- Prepare your item for transit: Next, you should take steps to prepare your item for transit. This includes keeping it in the correct position away from water and other risks of damage. Make sure it has time to cool down before touching any of the components or before our transportation team arrives.
- Properly handle volatile liquids: Make sure you secure and seal all containers containing volatile liquids like fuel.
Contact Equip Trucking Today
Are you ready to take the next step toward moving your power generation machines? Equip Trucking specializes in moving heavy equipment from a variety of industries, including the power generation industry, in the Tri-State area. Contact us today to let us know about your equipment transportation needs, and we’ll get the process started.