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stace1g

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Not posted on here for some time as the CM work I do has been winding down and finally come to a halt with the closure of our power station. I am looking for options and may opt to go freelance if work presents itself upon redundancy. My employer has let mew retain a lot of my equipment so i have possibilities of continuing in some vein or I could opt to sell some of the equipment. Out of interest what value would people place on kit like Dynamix data collectors, Commtest Vb's, modal impact hammers, and Wicare wireless condition monitoring equipment?

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I bought some stuff from a power station closing down figuring if a "scrappy" person buying lots of stuff for nothing and re selling was allowed to buy the 2130 and software licence (of which they would not be a aware) then it would sell for almost zero and they would not know what to do with it.

Instead I made them an offer they did not refuse and CSI 2130 and soft licence found a great home at less than what it would have cost from Emersen.  So it was a balance. More than zero, less than new. lets meet in between.  You have to weigh up in the situation for benefit of both.

So in answer - the value really depends. I don't use those brands so for me zero apart from maybe impact hammers. rgds
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Gary, I didn’t see this when you first posted - I moved your topic so it might be seen by more people. As for pricing the equipment, there are several sites that specialize in used vibration equipment. I’ll send you info on the ones I know about. I follow a lot of stuff on eBay which people generally have priced way too high, meaning most folks are wildly optimistic about the worth of things. i think there is a limited market for analyzers that don’t also come with the needed software. As for impact hammers, I have a bunch from Ebay and I’ve paid from $200 for the smallest to $500 for the largest (large sledge hammer).

Message if you want to discuss consulting. It‘s not as easy as it used to be, but still possible, especially if you are experienced and just interested in occasional work.

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Thanks the info would be much appreciated. Not really sure of the consulting idea its just an option. Here in the UK things are tied up pretty well in our area by established suppliers. Our station was unusual in so much as the service was provided 'in house' by me!

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It's a coal station Pete. These are being phased out in the uk

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Gary Stacey
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ISO 18436 CAT III VA
ISO 18436 CAT II MLA
EDF Generation
Cottam Power Station
Retford DN22 0EU
Tel: + 44 01522 894146 (Internal 768 4146)
Email: gary.stacey@edfenergy.com http://www.edfenergy.com
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Hi Gary thats near Nottingham isn't it?? I used to be over that way a bit a few years ago when I lived in the UK, is Drax still going?
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Sorry Mark only just seen this.

Yep Nottinghamshire. Drax is still going as it burns mostly biomass nowadays. All of the coal fired power stations in the UK will ultimately close. Carbon taxes now make them financially non viable.

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Gary
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