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Nationwide Boiler to Exhibit at the Oil and Sands Tradeshow & Conference, Sept. 11-12, 2012

 

Since 1985, companies and representatives from the oil and gas industry have gathered together to innovate, collaborate, and build relationships with industry leaders. Join Nationwide Boiler and our representative, Thermal Energy Services, Sept. 11-12 at the Oil and Sands Tradeshow and Conference, located at the Suncor Community Leisure Center in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Visit us at booth 2200 and learn about our rental boilers and other OTSG solutions.

For more information about the Oil and Sands Trade Show and Conference, or to register as an exhibitor or attendee, visit their website here!

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Nationwide Boiler to Exhibit at Power-Gen Asia 2012

Power-Gen Asia 2012 Visit Nationwide Boiler - Booth A29!

Join Nationwide Boiler in Bangkok on October 3 - 5 for Power-Gen Asia.  Nationwide Boiler's Vice President of Sales, Larry Day and Business Development Manager, Bill Testa, will be showcasing the company's "World Boiler" - the versatile Babcock & Wilcox model FM 120-124 package boiler, which supplies 200,000 lbs/hr of superheated steam and operates up to 750 psig/750°F. This low NOx boiler is set to burn various fuel types (natural gas,plant gas, LPG, or fuel oil #2-#6) and includes all the necessary safety valves,controls, and auxiliaries for reliable and safe operation.

Contact Nationwide Boiler today to obtain your free exhibit floor hall pass and don't forget to visit us at booth A29.

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Touch Screen CataStak Ammonia Flow Control Skid Supplied to Major Northwest Hospital

Nationwide Boiler recently supplied a single ammonia flow control system, designed to supply three boilers as part of a low NOx CataStak SCR system.  It features a Honeywell touch screen operator interface with a 10” VGA LCD color display and is constructed in accordance with NEMA 4X.  A bottle rack, complete with digital scales, was also supplied and handles three standard 150# ammonia bottles.

The system is currently being installed and another successful start-up for Nationwide Boiler is predicted.

CataStak SCR Ammonia Flow Control Unit
 

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Proper Preparation for Boiler Inspections

Boiler inspections are very common and usually required periodically to ensure that the equipment is being taken care of correctly and working safely and properly. The Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) has published a short but useful guide on how to prepare your boiler for an external and internal inspection.

An external inspection is done when the boiler is still in-service. It is important that the inspection is scheduled at a time where short interruptions (due to the inspection) will not affect facility operations. Make sure that personnel are notified of the inspection and qualified operators are available for any testing the Boiler Inspector may need done.

Internal inspections are done when the boiler is not in service and are a lot more complex, which is why HSB created a list outlining how to prepare for an inspection. Make sure that you prepare for the inspection correctly because if not, the Boiler Inspector can refuse the inspection until the boiler is properly prepared.

For internal inspections, you should:

  1. Shut down the boiler using proper shut down procedures as required by your boiler operating instructions.

  2. Lockout and tag all steam, water, and fuel valves, the ignition system, and electrical disconnects.

  3. Allow boiler to cool completely, 24 to 28 hours depending on the style and size of the boiler.

  4. Open all drain and vent lines and drain the boiler.

  5. Remove inspection plugs in water column connectors.

  6. Remove all manhole and handhole cover plates.

  7. Remove all washout plugs.

  8. Flush all sludge and loose scale from boiler interior. Check with your Boiler Inspector first as some inspectors prefer to leave scale and sludge in the boiler for their inspection.

  9. Open all low-water fuel cutout device float chambers.

  10. Open all low-water fuel cutout device cross tee piping plugs.

  11. After draining and flushing the boiler, close, lockout, and tag blow off valves.

  12. Open all fireside access panels/doors, front and rear.

  13. Remove all soot and ash from boiler furnace surfaces and grates (if applicable). Again, check with your Boiler Inspector to see if he wants to examine the area before cleaning.

  14. Have new gaskets ready for all openings; do not reuse gaskets.


To learn more about boiler inspections and general boiler maintenance, visit Hartford Steam Boiler’s website and check out their Information Resources.

Taken from: http://www.hsb.com/HSBGroup/uploadedFiles/HSB_COM/Information_Resources/769%20%20%20My%20Inspector%20Called%20to%20Schedule%20an%20Inspection%20-%20How%20Should%20I%20Prepare%20my%20Boiler.pdf
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