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2019 Food Processing Expo

Next week, Nationwide Boiler will be exhibiting at the 2019 Food Processing Expo, located at the Sacramento Convention Center. This 2-day regional conference is one of the largest tradeshows in California, with over 280 exhibitors featuring food processes, machinery, supplies, equipment, and services. In addition, the conference offers a variety of workshops, educational sessions, keynote speakers, and a banquet and silent auction event to raise money for their scholarship program. And don’t forget to stop by the tasting pavilion for a mid-day snack!

Nationwide Boiler has been providing products and services to the food processing industry for over fifty years. From rental boilers, new and reconditioned boiler sales, burner management and control system upgrades, and CataStak™ SCR systems for ultra low NOx compliance, Nationwide is your one-stop, total solutions provider. With headquarters in Fremont, CA and additional facilities in Visalia, CA and Washougal, WA, we are strategically positioned to support customers throughout the West Coast.

If you will be at the show, be sure to stop by the Nationwide booth #835. Representatives from all three divisions will be ready to discuss your next project!

Visit the event website for registration and additional details about the show.

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Northwest Food & Beverage World 2019

Next week, representatives from Pacific Combustion Engineering will be representing all divisions of Nationwide Boiler at the Northwest Food and Beverage World 2019. Located at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, this 2½ day regional conference will bring together over 400 premier vendors and suppliers from many industries, but more specifically, the food and beverage industry. In addition, the conference offers a variety of educational sessions, keynote speakers, an opening night reception, networking-related opportunities, and you guessed it… food!

So head on over to the show and stop by booth #545 to visit Mike Dorthalina and Matt Pope. Don't forget to ask about the many products and services offered by Nationwide Boiler, Nationwide Environmental, and Pacific Combustion Engineering!

For more information on the show, please visit: http://www.foodandbeverageworld.org

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Protect Your Boiler from Freeze Damage this Winter

When winter comes along, freeze protection should be a major consideration for any boiler owner or renter. Protecting your boiler from freeze damage is simple: enclose, insulate, and/or heat trace. If you continue operations as usual and allow your boiler to be exposed to near or below freezing temperatures, you will have a high probability of costly damage and system failures.

Below are a few reminders on the proper steps to take when it comes time to protect your temporary or permanent boiler system from the cold climate.

  - Enclose both the front and rear of the boiler, or build a full temporary enclosure, and utilize an external heating source.
  - Install the proper heat tracing (steam or electronic) and insulation to all of your main lines and piping components, regardless of if the
    boiler is in operation or not. This includes the following lines:
          - Sensing lines
          - Auxiliary low-water cut-off
          - Water column
          - Level control blowdown
          - Main and continuous blowdown, depending on length of piping runs
  - During non-operation times, drain and fill all sensing lines with a 50/50 water/glycol solution, making sure to re-connect each line.
  - When an extended downtime is expected, completely drain the boiler and all stagnant water lines.

In addition to the recommendations above, use sound engineering calls when it comes to deciding the correct freeze protection measures. And if you happen to have damage this winter, we have your back with a rental boiler to get you by during the repairs!

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6 Tips for Improved Efficiency & Reduced NOx Emissions

75,000pph Rental Boiler with Urea-Based SCR System for Single Digit NOx

Nationwide Boiler's Director of Environmental Solutions, Sean McMenamin, provided content for this month's issue of Process Heating Magazine. The topic of discussion this time around is reducing NOx emissions and improving overall boiler efficiency.

Sean has provided six tips to ensure the highest possible thermal efficiency, and lowest possible NOx output. This includes:

1. Reducing Stack Gas Temperature to Increase Efficiency
2. Managing Excess Air Levels for Optimum Performance
3. Utilizing Flue Gas Recirculation (FGR) to Reduce NOx Emissions
4. Selective Catalytic Reduction for Ultra-Low NOx Performance
5. Combining Economizers & SCR Systems for Emissions & Efficiency Gains
6. Monitoring Emissions & Efficiency Performance

For additional details related to these tips and tricks for reducing NOx and increasing efficiency, check out the full article in Process Heating's September 2018 issue!

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