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3 Key Considerations For Data Center Relocation

By | Data Centers, Equipment Disposal, recycle power equipment, Turnkey Project Management

Considerations For Data Center Relocation

Data center relocation isn’t as simple as unplugging servers, hauling them to a new site, and plugging them back in. It’s a challenging and complex process that, in many cases, puts the entire company on the line. Sensitive business data and expensive machines are at risk during the move and mission-critical systems will be out of play until the transition concludes. A data center relocation is not something to be left to chance.


There are three key factors that come in to play in every data center relocation:


  1. Recognize the need for professional help and seek it out.
  2. Take time to plan and document everything.
  3. Get your team in place.


Recognize The Need For Professional Help And Seek It Out


As we mentioned above, a date center relocation (DCR) isn’t something you can take lightly, nor is it something most businesses can handle themselves. Removing, relocating, and setting up such machinery in a safe and efficient manner is something that is best left to the pros. A DCR project manager needs to be experienced in relocations; one who gets all the planning and pre-move work, like risk identification, budgeting, and workflow planning, that needs to be done in addition to the actual physical move. Those are rare qualities to find in an internal candidate, which is why most businesses hire outside data center relocation professionals to help them with their move.

Take Time To Plan And Document Everything


Planning is a crucial step in any DCR, as is documentation. You may be wondering what there is a document and the answer is: Everything! Anytime details are left to one person or in someone’s head, there’s just one point of reference and one point of failure. Your business is worth too much to risk having everything rely on one person. Four documents that are a must for every project are:

  • The present method of operation. This is shows what you have now and what will be moved. It includes diagrams and lists describing everything in the existing environment in great detail.
  • The desired future outcome. This is where you hope to be once the DCR is complete. It defines success and details the placement of all relocated components. It should also include any planned changes such as new equipment and capabilities or upgrades.
  • How you’ll get there. This is your roadmap to success. It defines the processes needed to complete the transition and includes budget numbers necessary to make it happen. It also includes known risks and mitigation options, the DCR timelines, and communication plan.
  • The implementation plan. This is a detailed assignment list and timeline that includes the steps, dates, and personnel needed to complete the DCR. Be sure to include a “Day of Move Plan” to outline what needs to occur and when on Move Day.

How Transformer Recycling Can Save You Money

By | Equipment Disposal, Hazardous Waste Disposal, Recycle Equipment, recycle power equipment

Removing an old transformer can be costly and time-consuming, but ultimately it’s a necessary evil if you want your business to grow. However, there are ways that you can save money and even make money on a transformer removal if you consider recycling your transformer.

Consider Transformer Recycling

Transformer recycling ensures that your old transformer is safely removed and the salvageable parts are reused. Here are some services you need to consider when you’re looking for a company to recycle your transformer. These services will save you time and money, and save the environment as well.

Transformer Recycling Services That Can Save You Money

Onsite Teardown And Recycling

Most transformer recycling companies relocate a transformer to what we call a “laydown area.” This is where they tear down the transformer and salvage the recyclable parts. Transporting a transformer is extremely costly, so you should look for a company who offers onsite teardown and recycling services.

Paying You For Your Old Transformer

That’s right! You can find a company who uses transformers and will actually pay you for your surplus. This can take a significant chunk out of the cost of your transformer removal, you could break even or make money on the transaction. This is a win-win situation all around.

Other Services To Look For:

These services may not save a significant amount of money in the long run, but they will make the process smoother and easier to handle, which saves you time. And as we all know, time is money!

Make Sure The Company You Choose Offers:

  • Oil recycling
  • Transformer recycling of various voltages, from 1 kva to 1000 mva
  • Transformer recycling of various types, such as Dry Type, Oil filled, Pole Mount, Pad Mount and Substation Units
  • An Environmentally Sensitive and Safe process

You May End Up Better Off Than You Were Before You Recycled Your Transformer

It’s true. You probably thought that removing and disposing of your transformer would set your business back, but if you choose the right company and services, you can come out financially ahead.

Critical Power Can Guide You Through The Process Of Recycling Your Transformer

Critical Power Products and Services is an industry leader in transformer recycling innovation. We offer onsite teardowns and recycling, oil recycling, environmentally sensitive practices and so much more. Contact us for more information on how you can recycle toys transformer and still come out ahead.

Critical Power’s Guide To Listing Used Industrial Generators Part 2: Pricing And Selling

By | Critical Power Products & Services, Recycle Equipment, recycle power equipment

This is the second of a two-part series to walk you through the process of selling your used industrial generator. As we mentioned in the first installment, finding a reputable vendor that not only offers excellent customer service but offers an appraisal is key. This will help you to price your used industrial generator. Here are some other tips that can help your vendor appraise your generator, so you can easily price and sell it.

Accurate Information And Description Makes Pricing Easier

It’s often difficult to determine a fair price for your used industrial generator. Many of us have no idea what to charge or how to find comparably priced generators. This is why the appraisal is so critical. In order to get an accurate appraisal, be sure to include these items in the description, either as a photo, written or both.

You Should Include:

  • The Basic Requirements, Including Hose Types, Coupling Types, Maintenance Requirements, And Fuel Tank Requirements
  • The Decibel Level When It’s Running
  • Whether It’s Still Under Warranty
  • The Kilowatts
  • The Maximum Capacity Load
  • The Last Time The Load Bearing Was Tested
  • The Generator’s Brand
  • The Generator’s Age
  • Whether It Has An 1800 Rpm Or 3600 Rpm Motor
  • Whether It Was A Backup Generator Or For Primary Use
  • What Kind Of Fuel Or Fuels It Can Use
  • Whether It Has Liquid Or Air Cooling Systems
  • The Number Of Previous Owners, If There Are Any Other Than You
  • Where You Had It Installed
  • Whether It’s An Outdoor Generator Or An Indoor Generator
  • A List Of Special Features, Like Alarms And Indicators

You should also offer the vendor your repair history. They will often determine if whether to provide it with by request or on the actual listing itself. You should

include the transfer switch and/or electronic panel and whether the installation will be included in the price. Offer your vendor a link to your used industrial generator’s manual. Regardless of whether they post it on the listing, having it on hand for potential customers is a plus. Plus, if you haven’t gotten your generator load tested recently, you should. Many vendors require it for large and expensive generators.

Always Answer Questions Quickly

Many buyers are interested because their business immediately needs a used industrial generator. Whether you’re their first or their hundredth pick; when they ask a question, make sure yours is the first answer they receive, especially if the inquiry has to go through a third-party website, which takes a little more time. Fast responses equal fast sales.

Critical Power Has The Tools You Need To Sell Your Used Industrial Generator

Critical Power Products and Services has a wide variety of industrial generators to both buy and sell. They are the go-to vendors for listing your used industrial generator for sale. Contact us for more information on how to sell your used industrial generator.

Where Do Old Wind Turbine Blades Go To Die?

By | Equipment Disposal, Green, recycle power equipment

With wind turbines estimated to last between 20-25 years, some of the earliest turbines are coming due for decommissioning. As these aged turbines start to need replacing, there’s a question of what to do with them. Fortunately, many parts of the wind turbine are recyclable. The foundation, tower, gearbox and generator can all be recycled. The blades, however? That’s another story.

The Trouble With Turbine Blades

Turbine blades are designed for lightweight, aerodynamic performance, not recyclability. They are usually made from composite materials that can’t be separated into their component parts and recycled. At least not for now; though there is progress being made on that front.

Until wind turbine blades can be consistently and easily recycled, turbine owners have to find other ways to dispose of the enormous blades.

Post-Turbine Uses For Wind Turbine Blades

So, where do old wind turbine blades go to die? Turns out, many of them find new life and uses:

  • Architecture and Structures. The Netherlands has seen blades used in architecture and design such as seating, bus shelters, or even playgrounds.
  • New Composite Materials. Broken down wind turbine blades are being explored as a new composite material, similar to wood composite. Possible uses include flooring, road barriers, and more.
  • Fuel. Germany has the only industrial-scale wind turbine blade reprocessing factory in the world. The facility is exploring ways to use broken down blades as fuel by mixing fragments with other waste materials to be used in cement production.
  • Reuse. We can hardly talk about recycling without mentioning reuse. Some larger blades can be cut down and re-purposed as smaller blades for community turbines.

As more turbines are replaced, we hope that even more innovative ideas and practices will arise that will keep the blades out of landfills. There’s also a strong likelihood that new materials will be developed that are more recyclable or biodegradable, making waste less of a concern when an old turbine comes down.

Legalization Of Marijuana Is Impacting Power Consumption – And Not The Way You Expected

By | Green, recycle power equipment

How’s this for an unintended side effect of so many states legalizing the sale and consumption of marijuana? A dip in power consumption.

While many thought that marijuana legalization would overwhelm the power grid, and we did see a spike in demand when states first legalized it, demand is leveling off for a totally unforeseen reason: more growers are taking their crops outside.

Yep, now that farmers no longer have to keep their crops hidden, they are taking them outside or setting up greenhouses when possible. There’s also more investment in energy efficient lighting, heating, pumps, and cooling systems now that there is nothing to hide.

All of this adds up to less demand on the power grid than anticipated and a boost for several different industries that manufacture systems and equipment used by marijuana growers. Energy companies, however, may be singing a different tune – after all, there’s money to be made from an industry that is as power hungry as marijuana farming.

Ways To Boost Efficiency Of Indoor Farms

Some states don’t allow farmers to grow marijuana outside just yet but that doesn’t mean those farmers can’t take step to rein in their operating costs. Indoor marijuana farms can ease their reliance on the local grid by:

  • Investing in high-efficiency LED lighting. Not only do you save on energy consumed by the bulbs, they give off less heat that has to be drawn away from the plants.
  • Increasing access to natural sunlight such as through skylights.
  • Adding an on-site generator to provide on-demand, off-grid power.
  • Install on-site solar panels to offset demand for grid power.
  • Take advantage of grants and financial assistance. Some states, like Oregon, are offering incentives to marijuana growers who install energy efficient measures.

We’re certain as more and more states legalize marijuana, farmers being to network, and the industry comes out into the open, more ideas, methods, and best practices for optimizing power consumption will emerge. With marijuana, it seems, there is always a surprise around the corner.


The Quickest & Easiest Road Back to Core and Shell

By | Critical Power Products & Services, Data Centers, Equipment Disposal, Featured, Platinum Partnership Liebert, Recycle Equipment, recycle power equipment, Turnkey Project Management


The Quickest & Easiest Road to get your Commercial Property back to Core and Shell

Attention Property & Facility Managers! Did your Tenant leave equipment behind?

Often times, the items left behind is the equipment that was either too cumbersome or time consuming to disconnect and remove. And once it is disconnected and removed, what do you do with it? How are you going to cover all of the heavy costs that accumulate from hiring technicians, engineers, rigging specialists, freight companies and more? And finally, how are you going to accomplish all of this while minimizing unoccupied time between tenants? Let CPP&S help, this is one of our Specialties!


Critical Power has been providing products and services to professionals in the data center and property management industry for nearly 25 years. With one call, our team of seasoned and motivated Project Managers go to work. Here is a brief rundown of what they can do for you;

  • Walk your site and provide a detailed site survey and asset management plan.
  • Handle all of the calls and meetings necessary to line up the best team to complete the project
  • Utilize Critical Power’s expansive preferred partnership list to source the highest quality, most cost effective and efficient way to complete the project on time and under budget.
  • Monitor and assist in testing, removing, rigging, and shipping the equipment involved.
  • Refurbish and Market the equipment on Critical Power’s website which sees well over 35,000 visitors each month.
  • And ultimately, put capital back in your pocket, instead of a bill.  dollar-sign-profits

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Here is a list of the main types of equipment the Critical Power specializes in:

  • Diesel, Natural Gas and Propane Generators, 20 kW up to 4 MW
  • Uninterrupted Power Supplies
  • Power Distribution Units
  • Batteries and Battery Cabinets
  • Maintenance Bypass Cabinets
  • Computer Room Air Conditioners, 5 Ton and Larger
  • Cooling Towers
  • Chillers
  • Raised Access Flooring
  • Network and IT Gear
  • Transformers

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To learn more about the benefits of Partnering with Critical Power please visit us online. and follow us! To reach us by phone call 1-877-315-4176, M-F, 7am-4pm

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