Pacific Combustion Engineering Awarded Two Veterans Administration Contracts for Supply of New Boilers and Controls - Nationwide Boiler Inc.
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Fremont, CA, March 1, 2019

Pacific Combustion Engineering, a division of Nationwide Boiler Inc., has been awarded two large contracts to replace aging boilers and related equipment at Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals in the Pacific Northwest. The company worked closely with both mechanical contractors, as well as the equipment manufacturers, to provide a custom-engineered solution that complies with the unique specifications of each project. Nationwide Boiler Project Engineer, Nic Petty, has been selected to manage each project along-side Pacific Combustion Sales Manager, Mike Dorthalina, and Sales Engineer, Matt Pope.

The first contract includes the sale of three (3) 250 hp Mohican model, 4-pass wetback, low-pressure Superior firetube boilers, each equipped with a Webster dual fuel burner. The second contract includes the sale of three (3) 200 hp Wichita model, 2-pass wetback, high-pressure Superior firetube boilers, also each equipped with a Webster dual fuel burner. Each burner has been designed to include flue gas recirculation (FGR) for low NOx operation, as well as NFPA 85 compliant fuel trains and FM-approved components. Various boiler auxiliaries will also be supplied to support both VA projects.

In addition to the equipment referenced above, Pacific Combustion Engineering will design and manufacture UL complaint and SIL2 rated boiler/burner controls, instrumentation,and a plant master workstation to tie all equipment communications together via Ethernet. The combustion control cabinet has been designed to include redundant PLC controllers, a touch screen HMI, and other required devices. All controls and instrumentation will be built, pre-configured, and tested at Pacific Combustion Engineering’s facility in Washougal, WA.
Both VA hospital projects are well-underway, with anticipated shipping of all equipment by the end of June. Once the equipment is installed, factory-trained service technicians from Pacific Combustion Engineering will provide commissioning, testing, and training of site personnel for all equipment provided.

Pacific Combustion Engineering, a division of Nationwide Boiler Inc., maintains a cUL-508a panel fabrication facility in Washougal, WA. The company designs, engineers, and builds custom-manufactured burner management and combustion control systems, NFPA fuel trains, and other process related equipment for customers worldwide. As a regional manufacturer’s representative for Superior Boiler and Webster Combustion Technology, the company is strategically located to provide package boilers and burners to customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. For more information, visit

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