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Nationwide Boiler Welcomes 2010

Nationwide Boiler marked the end of 2009 with the annual Power-Gen International trade show in Las Vegas. This year's show attracted over 18,000 people during the three day event and Nationwide experienced a high volume of booth traffic the opening day, which continued throughout the week. Overall, despite rumors that a few of the major show sponsors had decided not to attend, Power-Gen proved beneficial. Along the way, it gave our sales and engineering teams the opportunity to meet with old and new customers as well as with many of our valued sales representatives, industry representatives, vendors and suppliers. If you had a chance to stop by our booth, we thank you! Be sure to mark your calendar for next year's show in Orlando, Florida December 13-16th.

Moving onward into 2010, Nationwide is looking forward to many new opportunities to help solve challenging problems and provide emergency service and support to our customers. Last year we were able to provide immediate support to customers with a variety of needs, both for planned or in many instances, unplanned situations. This included the delivery of boilers across the world as far as Australia and Qatar and involved rental equipment for customers stricken by floods or other catastrophic events. In addition, Nationwide Environmental Solutions easily solved challenging air emissions requirements with the CataStak SCR systems, once again proving that the CataStak can handle any application, whether it is boiler, turbine or heater related.

Ultimately, we have done our best to live up to our values of “integrity, dependability, and real customer service” while continuing to stay innovative and in touch with our customers and the issues they face. To aid in these goals, we are increasing our boiler inventory and will have an even larger selection of new packaged watertube boilers for sale. We are also expanding our rental fleet with the most recent addition of an 800 hp Cleaver-Brooks, 200 psi firetube boiler. Lastly, we are continually on the look out to find new ways to improve our business and our equipment. This includes new maintenance techniques and procedures to help guarantee that when our equipment is delivered, it is delivered 100% problem free. These items have all helped us maintain a leadership position in our industry for the last forty years and we hope that we will continue to thrive and exceed our customer's expectations for another forty years.

If you have any suggestions on what we can do to improve our business, service or support, please send us an email or give us a call. We value your opinion and are happy to speak to you about anything on your mind.

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Do you know your rental boiler/SCR FAQs?

Whether you need to rent a boiler, buy a boiler or need to comply with emissions regulations, Nationwide Boiler and Nationwide Environmental Solutions have all the answers to the questions you ask most.

Nationwide Boiler's rental boiler FAQ's helps you to understand the rental process and what needs to get done before equipment arrives on site. 

Can't find an answer to what you are looking for? Call or email us at info@nationwideboiler.com.  We are always here to help: 800-227-1966.

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The latest trend... Here it is!

Nationwide Boiler was recently asked to take part in a survey-type article for the May issue of Power Engineering magazine. The focus was on the latest trends and best practices for burner and combustion system operation and maintenance. Below is our response and it includes where we think the industry is heading.

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Submitted by Larry Day, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Nationwide Boiler Inc.

As a user and a supplier of rental boilers, Nationwide Boiler Inc. has vast knowledge and experience with supplying and servicing equipment. When the company evaluates new equipment for our rental fleet or provides solutions for new boilers or boiler upgrades, we evaluate equipment that is easy to maintain, provides reliable performance for demanding applications, is the most energy efficient and is able to meet the strictest air emission requirements. We cannot risk onsite equipment failures, therefore we only evaluate quality products that provide immediate efficiency gains.

Energy efficiency is and has been a growing trend over the last five years. Best performance standards (BPS) exist today that we view as a basic requirement for any new boiler system. These standards utilize proven methods for achieving the highest thermal efficiency possible, all based on proven technology. One item boiler owners and operators should not overlook is the installation of VFD fan controls, offering instant energy savings when a unit is not operating at its peak capacity.

For proven burner performance, a minimal or no FGR low excess air burner with O2 trim should also be evaluated. This type of burner not only results in high turndown, but also offers better flame stability compared to ultra low NOx burners, utilizing high FGR or excess air, which are often times slow to respond to load swings and can rely on oversized FD fans that increase energy consumption.

For those operators who must comply with ultra low NOX emission standards, we view back-end technology as the most proven solution.  Compared to burners, SCRs eliminate burner flame stability concerns, slow response time and high horsepower FD fans required by front-end technology. In most cases there is no need to increase fan sizes or change burner controls and a SCR is a long term compliance solution, able to reduce NOx up to 95% with emissions as low as 2.5 ppm.

In terms of controls, we are seeing more units equipped with fully metered PLC combustion control systems with innovative touch screen operator interface. This removes a lot of the guesswork out of the operation of the boiler and may save valuable field service time. Also, having the ability to monitor operations remotely and gather historical data and trends provide meaningful and valuable information.

Overall, the trend for energy efficiency is not going away. It is important for boiler owners and operators to take a BPS technology approach when faced with a new boiler purchase or boiler upgrade decision. Many plants that have implemented this approach have benefited and Nationwide Boiler predicts that more will follow.

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Nationwide Environmental Solutions Signs Combustion Designs, Inc. as New East Coast Representative

Nationwide Environmental Solutions is pleased to announce the signing of Combustion Designs, Inc. as its new East Coast Representative for the company's environmental product line. Combustion Designs will promote the sale of the CataStak(TM) SCR system for emissions reductions and other solutions for boilers, heaters, turbines and furnaces.

Check out the press release for additional information.
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