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New EPA Requirements for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Quickly Approaching

The EPA has provided guidance to facilities that may be subject to the mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule, which covers GHG emissions from stationary fuel combustion and other sources. Facilities that generate greater than 25,000 mt CO2 from stationary combustion sources are covered by the program and are required to register by August 1, 2011. The reporting of 2010 greenhouse gas emissions is due by September 30, 2011.

For additional details about the program or the new reporting tool, visit the links below:
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program's Website: www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html

GHG Applicability Tool: http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html

GHG Emissions Information: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/

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Free Webinars Offered by the US DOE

The US DOE Gulf Coast Clean Energy Applications Center is offering new webinars on various topics in July, August and September. All the webinars are free and Continuing Education Units (CEU's) can be provided on request for attendance. These webinars are perfect for plant managers, engineers and operators.  Click here for details.

Renewable CHP Using Biomass Feedstocks


Wed., July 27, 2:00-3:00 a.m. CDT 



Guest speakers from Resource Dynamics Corporation and Nexterra Systems Corp will present on the following topics: first steps to consider while evaluating biomass CHP applicability, biomass market outlook, issues and challenges, gasification, case studies and biomass CHP system performance and costs.
Host: Krishnan Umamaheswar, GC RAC

Guest speakers: Paul Lemar, Jr., Resource Dynamics Corp; Johnathon Wilkinson, Nexterra Systems Corp.


Trigeneration Using Adsorption Chillers


Thurs., Aug. 25, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CDT 


The webinar will focus on the basics, applications, and comparisons of adsorption chiller technologies. Wes Livingston from Eco-Max Chillers will present on the following topics:




  • Basics of adsorption chiller

  • Comparisons between adsorption, absorption, and mechanical chillers

  • Applications and product offerings

  • Comparative economic and technical analysis of trigeneration and Solar PV


Host: Krishnan Umamaheswar, GC RAC  
Guest speaker
: Wes Livingston, Power Partners, Inc.

 


CHP: Core Principles and Technologies


Thurs., Sept. 1, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CDT 


The webinar will be focus on core principles and technologies of CHP. The value proposition of CHP, environmental benefits, and energy efficiency benefits will also be discussed. The webinar will also explore the rich diversity of technologies included under the "CHP umbrella".


Speaker: Dan Bullock, GC RAC


 


CHP Feasibility Studies: Process and Software Tools


Wed., Sept. 7, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CDT 


Learn how the GC RAC conducts technical evaluations of potential CHP projects. Both screening analyses (monthly evaluations) and detailed analyses of recently analyzed projects will be included. An overview of available tools and software will also be presented.

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Rental Boiler Removal: Preparing Your Unit for Pick-up

The proper removal of rental boiler equipment is a critical step when renting boilers and it ensures the safe return of equipment to the rental company's facility. It also reduces the risk of additional costs to the customer. By taking a few precautionary steps as described below, the boiler can be properly prepared for pick-up and shipment.

Drain & Flush

First, completely drain and flush all the boiler lines with clean water and open all water drain valves. This will minimize the chance of any corrosion and hard caused by unforeseen freezing conditions.

Inspect

Second, Inspect all fireside and waterside surfaces and report any visual damage, scale build-up, or refractory problems. Having photographic evidence of the boiler condition after the rental period is advisable.

Stack Removal

Next, the stack should be removed, remounted and Bolt down stub stack, non-return valve, safety valves and vent valve to trailer (same location as it was received).

  • Cover all boiler openings (stack, steam, gas, water, electrical panel, safety valve openings)

  • If trailer is disassembled, reattach wheels and gooseneck

  • Check tire pressure

  • Return all instruction and operating manuals to the rental company via the trucker or transportation company responsible for returning the unit


If you have questions about preparing your unit for pick-up, don't hesitate to call Nationwide Boiler at 800-227-1966.
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Nationwide Boiler's 31st Annual Charity Golf Tournament - May 5-6, 2011

This year marks Nationwide Boiler's 31st annual charity golf tournament located in Pebble Beach, CA. Last year Nationwide's tournament set a new charity record amount that benefited Via Services, a non-profit company based in Santa Clara, CA. Via aims to enrich the lives of young children and adults with disabilities through recreational and learning opportunities that help to build self-confidence and independence.

Nationwide Boiler is actively seeking companies who are interested in donating to this event. We are continually looking for additional cart sponsorships and silent auction donations (100% of all proceeds are given to Via Services). If you would like to make a donation, please contact Nationwide Boiler at 800-227-1966. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

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