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Denver Colorado Generator Deinstallation

Size of Generator

Deinstalling a Cummins Generator
450kW Cummins 

Customer Communications

This client contacted us and expressed an interest in selling their generator. The customer requested that removal and shipping be included in the package. We arrived at the site and assessed the generator.

Our job included removal and transportation of the generator. Large generators require multiple steps to disconnect the load and ship them to our yard. We presented a plan to the customer for the purchase and removal of the generator. The plan was accepted and we accommodated the client.


Denver, Colorado 

Services Provided

Each generator deinstallation is different from the next. Decommissioning includes withdrawing the generator from service and all of the equipment associated with the generator must be disconnected.

This generator was being de-commissioned to install a new generator at the Art Institute.

The removal for this project was challenging and demanding and required an experienced team. The generator was located in an urban area and the extraction had to be precise with many moving parts. From the de-install of electrical components and the crane, to the coordination of the truck; the entire process went smoothly and efficiently. 

Generator Source supplied the truck for the generator transportation. Crane services were arranged to complete disassembly and loading of the emergency generator. 

Our team decommissioned and de-installed the emergency generator and disconnected the associated auxiliary systems. We supplied all of the heavy equipment that was needed to complete the job. The team arrived in a local service truck with a deinstall trailer in tow, and we also brought a local delivery truck with a crane and trucking vendors.

The project required multiple steps to complete. The steps are divided into groups with a brief explanation below:

Assessment and Presentation

Crane Loading Generator
We arranged a time with the customer to perform an initial inspection. During the inspection, some of the checks we completed were:
  • Determined what equipment was needed for the removal, and the tools to complete the task
  • Inspected the location for use of crane, making sure no obstructions were present
  • Checked the fuel tank level to determine the amount to be removed prior to shipping
  • Determined the best method for the 450kW disassembly and loading
  • Determined a method for disconnection and shipping preparation 
During the assessment, we conducted a photo shoot to document all of the equipment and its location. Using the photos and data gathered in the assessment, our staff created a Statement of Work (SOW) for the project.

During the creation of the SOW, many factors, such as the equipment needed for disassembly, loading, and  transportation were listed. The complete emergency generator system disconnection and/or removal for the generator was included.

We met with the client and provided the in-depth SOW we created. Each point in the statement was explained to their satisfaction. After all questions were answered, the de-installation date was set.

Multiple crews arrived on location on the date set. The generators were disconnected, prepared for shipping, and loaded. This required a coordinated effort between at least two separate vendors in addition to us and the customer.

The end goal of the project was to disconnect/disassemble, transport, and prepare the generator for sale. Properly executed projects allow both the customer and Generator Source to end up ahead. Below is a brief description of some of the milestone steps included in the decommissioning and deinstallation.

Emergency Generators & Equipment 

Easy As ABC
There were a number of steps completed to decommission a generator. 

Project milestones are tasks that show an important achievement in project completion. Below is a list of these tasks:
  • Disconnected cables from generator circuit breakers for the generator unit
  • Disconnect and removed circuit breaker cabinet
  • Prepare the generator and enclosure for the crane
  • Prepare the generator and enclosure for shipping
  • Load the 450kW onto the trailer
  • Received and Unload the generator at Brighton CO. location
  • Prepared generators for sale and performed a 31-point inspection
While this example is local, we offer complete de-installation of generators across the US and most of Canada. For larger generators in the 500 kW to 2500 kW and layer range, we typically offer an initial on-site visit where we can fly to your facility for a project assessment, provide a scope of the project, and then bid on the equipment or service offered.

Generator Source can de-install generators and equipment used in most facilities. We also offer complete data center decommissioning, and numerous de-installation, rapid removal, and purchasing options. Call 303-500-8928 now to speak with a de-install expert or Contact Us Online for more information.


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