Generator Removal + Installation
When a commercial generator needs to be removed and disposed of, LionHeart will determine the condition of the equipment, the potential resale value, and review the logistics of purchasing and removing the equipment. Most used commercial generators retain some residual value; and LionHeart works with many channel partners to sell and ship worldwide, ensuring you obtain top dollar for your used equipment. In rare cases, typically of a catastrophic engine failure, the generator set may only retain some scrap metal value, but if this direction is what is necessary, LionHeart staff will make this very clear during the initial phases of the removal process.
LionHeart is always buying and selling generators of various brands, styles, and cost. LionHeart FSEs and our subcontractors will complete the decommissioning and removal process from start to finish.
How do you remove a commercial generator from a building?
The removal process for standby emergency power generators will vary quite a bit based on location of the equipment within the building or facility. Some situations require the use of rigging equipment, cranes, temporary removal of plumbing, electrical, or other equipment. Regardless of the difficulty, LionHeart will utilize the right tools, the right people, and the right contractors to ensure the decommissioning and removal is performed correctly. Sometimes a very tight installation will require complete disassembly of the backup generator in order to remove the equipment from the building.
What is the process to install a new commercial generator?
LionHeart is uniquely positioned within the emergency power generation industry in that we are an independent service provider not directly associated with a specific brand of equipment. No matter the customer brand preference or bid specification requirement, LionHeart can buy, sell, and ship any equipment brand including Caterpillar, Cummins, Kohler, MTU Onsite Energy, Generac, and all other brands. LionHeart works within your budget constraints to determine the installation location of the new backup generator, level of sound attenuation desired, equipment configuration necessary, ancillary devices desired such as integration to a building automatic system, new automatic transfer switches, etc.
Once the appropriate equipment is determined and ordered, LionHeart staff will coordinate the installation of the new commercial generator by obtaining the required documentation, involving construction contractors (concrete, electrical, masonry, mechanical, riggers, etc), and completing start-up commissioning to ensure that the equipment all operates as intended. LionHeart will work directly with building staff throughout the process to ensure the down-time of equipment load is minimized or eliminated.
How long does a commercial generator typically last?
Life expectancy of a commercial generator depends on several factors including, natural gas or diesel, brand, preventative maintenance practices, environment which the backup generator(s) are installed in, and what region they operate in. Most commercial generators will easily last 25 – 35 years of reliable standby operation. Some facilities, such as data centers or hospitals, will choose to replace equipment sooner than normal life expectancy so that equipment dependability is maximized. Particularly sensitive equipment such as UPSs, or uninterruptible power supplies, can sometimes require more modern controls and precise, clean, voltage output from the standby generator, so replacement may be necessary to accommodate these critical loads.
Most of the time what dictates the lifespan of a commercial generator is repair parts availability. When a key component, such as a generator end, control board, or major engine part fails and is determined obsolete by the OEM, repair of the equipment may not be reasonably possible, which could require replacement of the emergency generator set.
What is our process to remove and install?
LionHeart’s knowledge and expertise in the removal services, and new generator installation, can be obtained by calling 844-LHPOWER (844-547-6937). LionHeart will turn-key the process by working with your facility staff to determine what your building requires from the new generator source. Our staff will work to determine the easiest process to remove existing equipment, procure the new generator source, modify building systems as needed to accommodate the new commercial generator, and ensure temporary power generation equipment is provided during the replacement process.