Given the range of serious environmental concerns that surround power generation equipment demolition, and the growing value of the metals that equipment contains, resource recovery in such facilities demands a new, highly specialized approach.

DeLisle Associates bring together the entire range of relevant skills and experience necessary to meet that demand.  We can assure total compliance with environmental health and safety regulations, produce very substantial return on investment, and free facility owners to focus on more critical core business issues.

DeLisle Associates turns project headaches into profitable opportunities with single source simplicity for: on-site environmental evaluation and monitoring, all necessary abatement specification, building demolition, stator bar and rotor salvage, materials transportation and logistics and material recycling.

DeLisle Associates clients including: First Energy Corporation, Exelon, Florida Power & Light Company, Montana Power, and Alabama Power, a Southern Company subsidiary.



Our stator bar recycling process is an automated process that requires very little human handling, removing the exposure potential to workers.  It is self contained and produces a final product that is legally “non-asbestos” containing.  Below are picture of the three stages of the transformation from stator bar to final product.

In some cases, we can bring our equipment to your site.  This requires a minimum quantity of material to be processed but for utilities that have large quantity of bars stockpiled or buried on their site, it can be worth the effort.




Davis-Besse’s General Electric (GE) Generator lies on the Turbine Deck in an orderly, disassembled state.  And while the Generator Field is undergoing inspections in Chicago at GE’s Service Shop, professional rebuilders pulled the last of 144 copper bars from the unit’s stator.

But rather than pay someone to dispose of 43,000 pounds of copper bars, Frank Powers, FirstEnergy’s Investment Recovery group, and Dave Baker, DB’s Special Projects, came up with an idea.  They contracted DeLisle Associates to haul the bars back to their facility to recycle them—and DeLisle Associates paid FENOC for the privilege.

It’s a ‘lessons learned’ success story all the way around,” said Tom Oleksiak, Fleet Turbine Generator project manager.  “Not only did Investment Recovery find the salvage company for us at Davis-Besse, they also intervened when they learned the Bruce Mansfield plant was discussing salvage options during their turbine rebuild.  It saved them approximately $50,000 in disposal costs. Davis-Besse’s agreement not only proviced a financial return to FENOC, it also provided headache relief. While the stator bars themselves are pure copper, each bar is wrapped in an asbestos tape making handling them administratively more difficult.  There are potential issues with state and federal environmental protection agencies when handling such materials.

“We understand the value of working with vendors who are specialists in their fields,” said Tom.  “These kinds of relationships help us maintain focus on our work at hand, moving the outage forward safely and efficiently.”

Reprinted from FENOC On Line newsletter 1/10/08


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