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Nationwide Boiler will be traveling the country this month to attend two industry specific tradeshows.

The IDEA Annual Tradeshow begins June 8th in Seattle, WA at the Washington State Convention Center. This year, the show’s theme is “Moving Community Energy Forward”, focusing on peer exchange, best practices and business development. Sales engineer Tim McBride will be in attendance from Nationwide Boiler, visit him at booth #55 to learn about the quality equipment and service Nationwide has provided to district heating companies worldwide for nearly fifty years!



On June 9th, our Business Development Manager Bill Testa and Western US Business Manager Jim Lieskovan will be on the other side of the country in Indianapolis, IN for the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW). Celebrating 30 years, the FEW Expo is the largest and longest running ethanol conference in the world! Bill and Jim will be at the booth #732 promoting Nationwide Boiler’s large stock of rental boilers available for immediate shipment to ethanol producers worldwide.



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As we all know, fuel is not cheap and costs are on the rise. Energy inefficiency in a boiler system is caused not only by an aging system, but also by heat loss. The more inefficient the boiler, the higher the fuel costs; but there are ways to combat this problem and reclaim the lost heat and reduce facility operating costs. Below are 10 tips that can be used to educate plant and facility managers on how to maximize boiler performance:


  1. Maintain, Maintain, Maintain – following manufacturer recommendations on annual boiler maintenance is the easiest way to ensure the boiler will continue to run efficiently.
  2. Proper Water Treatment – if water treatment is not done correctly, you will see a loss in heat transfer ability due to particulates clogging up internal boiler tubes. A deaerator can be used in most applications to increase water temperature and remove most of the particulates from the water.
  3. Install a High Turndown Burner – this will increase energy savings by reducing on/of cycles.
  4. Add Variable-Speed Drive Controls – installing these controls on the boiler feed pumps will enable a motor to operate only at the required speed at any given moment and save energy by allowing an operator to fine-tune the system to run at optimal conditions.
  5. Incorporate Parallel Positioning – doing so will allow the burner to maintain excess air levels more precisely and the boiler to run at its most capable efficiency point.
  6. Include O2 Trim – adding an oxygen sensor/transmitter in the exhaust gas will maintain peak efficiency by minimizing excess air and optimize the air-to-fuel ratio.
  7. Integrate Lead/Lag – this enables boilers to operate in sync with fluctuating steam loads by sequencing the operation of multiple boilers and matching system load.
  8. Incorporate an Economizer – incorporating heat recovery into a boiler system will improve efficiency, and an economizer can increase efficiency up to 8 percent. Depending on the boiler type, fuel used and operating conditions, a standard or condensing economizer can be installed.
  9. Recover and Repurpose Heat from Blowdown – you can do this one of two ways; by installing a blowdown heat recovery unit or a flash economizer. Both will capture heat and reuse it, with typical payback seen in less than a year.
  10. Use Exchangers to Preheat Inlet Water – similar to a blowdown heat recovery unit, an exchanger can be added to preheat a boiler feedwater system or deaerator.


View Process Heating’s Article for a more in-depth explanation of each tip.

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The state of California, home to Nationwide Boiler, is one of the most stringent states in regards to air pollution and emissions requirements. Some places, including the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), require boilers to have NOx emissions of 9 ppm or less! Luckily, Nationwide Boiler offers a complete line of ultra low NOx mobile boiler rooms, pre-permitted for use in the SCAQMD. These mobile boiler rooms include firetube boilers from 47.5 hp to 650 hp with ultra low NOx burners emitting no more than 9 ppm NOx. And for larger steam capacity needs, Nationwide Boiler can provide a larger watertube boiler with CataStak SCR System for 5 ppm NOx compliance.

If you are in the SCAQMD and need a rental boiler in a hurry, look no further! Contact Nationwide boiler today at 1-800-227-1966.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1885_20140516-220151_1.JPGTwo 70,000 lb/hr trailer-mounted boilers are scheduled to support a loyal, repeat customer in the Midwest. This customer has been renting from Nationwide Boiler at least once a year for the past 20 years for their annual plant shutdown to provide routine and preventative maintenance on their facility boilers. The company is part of the pulp and paper industry and manufactures household tissue products and paperboard used in packaging.

The first boiler arrived at the facility this past Wednesday, and the second boiler will be picked up today for the 2 day journey. The equipment will be onsite for one month or until the scheduled maintenance is complete.

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