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A boiler log provides a written record of the boiler operating conditions on a given day and at a given time. The log can be used for both hot water and low and high pressure steam boilers. The purpose is akin to that of a patient’s hospital chart. The log provides a clear historical record of the boiler’s conditions, which enables the boiler operator or service technician to evaluate and correct problems before they become serious.

The following paragraph is from an Engineering Bulletin entitled “Boiler Log Program”, published by the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company:

“Not every accident is preventable. The results of accident investigations show, however, that by far the great majority of accidents to boilers are preventable. The number of such accidents can be effectively reduced through the proper application of operating and maintenance logs.”

The need to regularly check water level controls and the waterside of the pressure vessel cannot be overemphasized. Most instances of major boiler damages are the result of operating with low water or the use of untreated or incorrectly treated feed water.

Here’s an example of how a boiler log can also help increase uptime and reduce fuel costs:

After taking readings for one week, you notice that the boiler stack temperature has been climbing. By reviewing your log sheets, you also determine that the gas pressure has increased a couple of inches of water column per day. Looking at the two pieces of information, you might conclude that the problem lies in a faulty gas pressure regulator, producing possible sooting and causing a reduction in heat transfer.

Maintaining a boiler log sheet allows you to make an intelligent, informed decision based upon historical data, not a guess based on a spur of the moment reaction. It can save companies a substantial amount of time and money, and potentially save lives in a high risk situation.

Contact Nationwide Boiler for a sample log sheet by emailing us at info@nationwideboiler.com.

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The San Francisco VA Hospital has rented one of Nationwide Boiler's mobile steam plants for a short term rental during their construction of a new building. Start-up is currently in the works, and the boiler will run for a few days while the main steam line is cut off and relocated. Check out the shot below from our visit to the hospital today!

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Innovation has always been a hallmark for success at Nationwide Boiler and we continue to strive to help our industry grow through innovation.

It was just around ten years ago that we introduced our CataStak Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) System for reducing NOx emissions as much as 90%. Since then, we have supplied CataStak SCR's for rentals as well as permanent solutions for firetube boilerswatertube boilersgas turbinesfired heaters, and thermal oxidizers, and we expect an upward demand for these applications in the near future. We enhanced the technology and developed the Ammonia-free CataStak SCR system, utilizing a safe 32.5% liquid urea for users adverse to ammonia handling.

Today we have surpassed the sale and rental of 100 CataStak SCR systems and are well on our way with number 101 for a repeat sale to a satisfied customer. 

Contact Nationwide Boiler today to learn how you can decrease your facility's operating costs and lower your carbon footprint with a Nationwide Boiler CataStak SCR System! Call 1-800-227-1966. 

 

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A silicone materials manufacturer in West Virginia has selected Nationwide Boiler to supply a new boiler in the continued expansion of their processing plant. The new boiler was also purchased for reliability measures to be sure they will meet their steam demand and to cover any future issues with their existing aging equipment. 

The 99.9 mmbtu, 750 psi design Babcock & Wilcox boiler was a duplicate of their previous purhcase from Nationwide Boiler in 2009. They were also supplied with Nationwide Boiler's exclusive EconoStak Economizer for maximum efficiency and a low NOx burner that will not exceed 30 ppm NOx.

 There were three key elements that helped Nationwide secure the repeat sale to this customer:

  1. Staying under 100 mmbtu input allowed for faster air permitting and also avoided new source performance standards review and the requirement of a continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS).

  2. The equipment was new and readily available for quick shipment.

  3. The customer was satisfied with the previous boiler's performance and Nationwide's outstanding customer service, and they felt comfortable working with familiar and trusted people.

 Check out our press release for the full story, and call Nationwide Boiler at 1-8100-227-1966 to see how we can provide reliable steam solutions for your facility.

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