K2 Updates

December 2015

K2 is now representing MITSUBISHI Generac and Kohler Gensets. What ever your power needs, worldwide, K2 PowerGen can find and help engineer your needs. Call us today!

K2 is now your North Texas/Central Texas Supplier of KOHLER Generators, Residential and Light Commercial/Industrial Generators. These hardworking Generators and Stand-by Generators are perfect for any home. Size range from 10 kW to 400kw. Typical home size generators are 20-30kW. If you would like more information or a PDF of our product line, email K2 PowerGen Today!

Consider K2 PowerGen as a potential source for power generation equipment whether its reciprocals or turbine engines, K2 can guarantee to supply you with equipment and full support services. Our model offers our customer partners substantial savings and accelerated delivery times, versus the traditional option of sourcing new product through an OEM delivery times. And, with our ability to integrate a customized package of support services before and after purchase and installation, we can provide the assurance and confidence of “buying new”. Click on RECENT PROJECTS and review why K2 PowerGen is more than a generator sales company—but a solutions company that can get things done and save you time and money.

K2 PowerGen is looking for new or used late (2001) or later Natural Gas or Diesel Gensets. If you have any for sell or are looking to buy, give us a call, lets talk! Our engines have been well maintained, with records and our services when refurbishing the units is the best offered. Used generator sets can be perfect for smaller communities wanting to save money and to get a quality standby or prime use engine.

K2 PowerGen, is a company that focuses on providing “advantaged value” equipment to the commercial and industrial power generation marketplace. “Advantaged Value” usually involves supplying low-hour, used or zero-hour, surplus equipment to our customers, along with a wide array of support services tailored to fit their need. The value they lock in with the equipment is a 25-65% savings versus new solutions, with immediate/expedited delivery. The value by using our integrated services model is, we can integrate a complete set of solutions, cradle to grave, for our customers, while not being constrained by working within a certain OEM/brand offering or within a limited corporate construct. We have the ability to put together the best-available group of solutions providers and be the single-point, accountable integrator. In general, our installed solutions, with after-the-sale support, will provide savings in the 50% range over the traditional buying-new route, with a much broader array of support options.

One recent completed project by K2 PowerGen was a 7.8MW of power provided by (2) aero-derivative combustion turbines (NG). The plant will be combined-heat-power (CHP), providing steam and drying heat for the manufacturing process. Excess power will be provide to sister divisions in the company (large multi-national parent), with roughly 50% of the remaining power sold to the market. Our role included sourcing and acquisition of the equipment, reconfiguration of equipment for site requirements, initial project funding, engineering/design and integration support, oversight for installation.

Winter Weather Readiness & Planning for Standby GeneratorsA Winter Weather Readiness Program should be developed to establish an operational framework to ensure that your Standby Generator is ready for service in the event of a cold weather power outage. Your Standby Generator, to the extent reasonably possible, should be ready to operate consistently and effectively during seasonal winter weather and severe winter weather events.  The results of a freezing weather and winter storm backup power failure can have catastrophic consequences. Depending upon your installation, broken pipes may be the least of your problems.  For additional information on how to plan and be prepared we have outlined the primary details below.Have a PlanA good Winter Weather Readiness Program/Plan for your Standby Generator should have three separate parts.• Pre Winter Weather Preparation• During Severe Winter Weather Events• Post Winter Weather EventPre Winter Weather Preparation can consist of the following:
Training
– Review your Standby Generator’s operating instructions.Inspections – Standby Generators covered by the plan must be inspected prior to each winter weather season and again prior to each winter weather event.  A check sheet should be used to mark off each individual item that is being inspected so that there is a record of the inspection. Coolant levels, battery cell levels and battery specific gravity should be checked.Maintenance – All scheduled maintenance should be completed prior to any Winter Weather Event. For diesel generators the most important parts are keeping the fuel from gelling, the coolant heaters/block heaters running, oil heaters maintained, and making sure the batteries are still good and they are fully charged.  To prevent gelling and ensure optimal performance the fuel tank should be cleaned, polished and treated.Operations and Testing – Run Standby Generators immediately prior to winter weather events to help ensure availability and also to review fuel quantity and quality.

Supplies – Ensure inventory of fuel, fuel stabilizers, lubricants, batteries, coolant and spare parts are available. If your Backup Generator is not equipped with an oil heater, now would be the perfect time to install one. A battery warmer and coolant heater is also a great idea in extreme climates. Also, a snow hood may be an option for outdoor installations. If your Generator requires a starting fluid, keep it at room temperature.

Have a Backup Plan – What will you do if your Standby Generator does not start?

During Winter Weather Events:
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- For an outdoor installation, make sure to keep a pathway open to your generator.

Inspections – Keep an Eye on Your Backup Generator sets. Consider increasing the frequency of the Standby Generator equipment checks.

Documentation – Keep a record of starts and run durations of your Standby Generators if they are started. Document any problems that occur or repairs that have to be made.

Generator Operation – Use the following options to keep the machine warm:

• Safely use portable heaters for enclosures and compartments.

• To assist in warm-up, temporarily block the radiator. Blocking the radiator will restrict air from the fan.

• Running the engine at idle will keep the engine compartment warm.

Only use starting fluid while the engine is cranking. Check the air cleaner daily before starting the machine. If you operate the machine in heavy snow, consider attaching a burlap sack loosely to the air intake. By moving freely, the sack will prevent the snow from accumulating around the inlet filter. Keep the burlap sack away from heated parts. The hot exhaust piping may ignite the burlap sack so use extreme caution. Also, make sure that the burlap sack does not touch any moving parts.  Caterpillar also offers a useful PDF file with additional tips for operating commercial engines in cold weather.

Post Winter Weather Preparation can consist of the following:

Review Documentation – After the last freeze of the winter season is the time to gather your information and see what worked and what didn’t work with your Winter Weather Readiness Plan. Update your plan with any changes you feel need to be made.

Maintenance – perform scheduled maintenance. This includes an oil change, coolant change out, filter replacements and so on. Be ready for the summer weather before it arrives with its own challenges.

For more information on winter related considerations with power generators be sure to also read our previous article on Winter Power Outages that includes details on the hazards and types of winter storms and weather that can cause problems to backup generators if not properly maintained for extreme cold.

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K2PG teams focus is in the following areas:
  • •   Sales, solutions and sourcing
    •    > 2000 kW and down
              (Commercial Applications Only)
    •    > 2000 kW and multi-unit packages
  • •  Purchasing, representation and consignment of equipment you may need to market and sell
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If you are looking to take advantage of the value of buying pre-owned equipment but don’t want to sacrifice the confidence or services available with buying new, K2PG can provide the best of both worlds.

We are not a where-is / as-is provider selling off a lot, K2PG will help shield you from those risks by being there from purchase to installation-guaranteed!

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K2PG can provide
certified, pre-owned
equipment, with prices
averaging 25% - 60% off
of new, with immediate
or expedited delivery,
and the full range of
services you need for a
turn-key project. Or,
choose the support
services that meet
your particular
requirements.

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All equipment has
been thoroughly
inspected and tested
by independent
parties.

We will only provide
equipment owned
by us or one of our
trusted network
partners.
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We are experienced power generation and CHP professionals with over 50 years of combined experience with a variety of installations and industries.

K2PG works across a wide range of equipment, including traditional and non-traditional fuels (diesel, natural gas, land-fill and other low BTU and “green” fuel sources) and across differing types of equipment (reciprocating, turbine).
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K2 PowerGen has the gensets you are looking for. See Our Inventory Lightly used, low hours, prime power or stand-by generator-sets. 250 kW to 2000 kW or any size you might require. Perfect for Commercial or Industrial use, Caterpillar, Cummins, Generac, Rolls-Royce, Reciprocal to Turbines and fuel types such as: Diesel, Natural Gas, or Bio-Fuels. Learn more about CHP (Combine-Heat and Power). K2 PowerGen is also buys generators if you have one to sell. Tell Us About Your Generator Needs
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