One of the top debates in the mining industry can come down to power generation and proper power supply on a job site. Becker Mining makes some of the most reliable power generation and distribution products in the business. But is it worth the extra money to have a Becker power control room on-site? Or is a Jobsite erected structure just as effective? There are pros and cons to both options that should be considered before making a decision. Here are some key points to keep in mind:
Becker control rooms are:
- More expensive upfront
- Can be customized to the specific needs of the job site
- Are typically more energy efficient
- May have a longer lifespan
Jobsite erected structures:
- Are less expensive upfront
- May not be as customizable
- Might not be as energy efficient
- May have a shorter lifespan
At the end of the day, it really comes down to what is most important for the specific job site. If cost is the biggest concern, then a Jobsite erected structure may be the way to go. However, if long-term reliability and efficiency are key, then a Becker control room may be worth the extra investment.
Here is a more in-depth look at what it looks like to build a job site erected structure power facility vs. using a Becker power control room:
Becker Control rooms:
Will interface with all systems:
One of the greatest benefits of having a Becker power control room is that the team can interface with all of the site's systems from one central location. This allows for better communication and coordination between different teams, which can ultimately lead to a more efficient and effective overall operation.
Becker power control rooms are also customizable, meaning that they can be designed to meet the specific needs of the job site. This means that the control room can be designed to be as large or small as needed and can include features such as security systems, climate control, and more.
Assembled off-site and deconstructed for easy transport:
Another benefit of Becker control rooms is that they are assembled off-site, which makes them much easier to transport to the job site. Additionally, if the job site needs to be moved, the control room can be deconstructed and transported to the new location with relative ease. They only require a minimal foundation and can often be set up within a few hours on the job site.
Carry less tax designation than permanent structures:
Becker control rooms are also classified as "temporary" structures, which means that they carry less tax designation than permanent structures. This can be a significant benefit for job sites that are only temporary or that need to be moved frequently.
Jobsite erected structures:
Not all businesses will want to have a Becker control room as their first solution. There are still plenty of options for job site power generation and distribution. One option is to erect a structure on the job site itself. This can be anything from a simple shed or garage to a more complex and permanent structure.
There are several disadvantages to using this system over a Becker control room:
They are not as easily customizable:
One of the biggest disadvantages of using a Jobsite erected structure is that they are not as easily customizable as a Becker control room. This means that they may not be able to accommodate all of the specific needs of the job site. They also can't be moved or modified easily for new jobs.
They are not always as energy efficient:
Another downside of using a Jobsite erected structure is that they are not always as energy efficient as a Becker control room. This can be a significant concern for job sites that are located in areas with high energy costs.
They may have a shorter lifespan:
Another potential disadvantage of using a Jobsite erected structure is that it may have a shorter lifespan than a Becker power control room. This is due to the fact that they are not as well-built or as durable as a Becker control room. Additionally, they may be more susceptible to damage from weather or other environmental factors. If they need to be moved, they can often degrade too.
At the end of the day, it really comes down to what is most important for the job site. If long-term reliability and efficiency are key, then a Becker control room may be worth the extra investment. However, if the job site is only temporary or needs to be moved frequently, then a Jobsite erected structure may be the better option. It really depends on the specific needs of the job site.
Contact Becker today for more information on our control rooms or to find out which option would be best for your job site.