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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, give us a call, or fill out an online quality quiz. We value your opinion and are happy to speak to you about anything on your mind.

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Tips to Maintain Air Compliance

We recently came across an article in Pollution Engineering that highlights an important issue for all major facilities - air fines and how to avoid them. It is everyone's responsibility to ensure compliance and the best way to do so is by educating yourself and your team and by networking with others in the industry. Below highlights the main points from the article, but please visit the link above for a more detailed approached.

1.     Compliance is a team effort and the best preventive measure is to keep the entire team aware and fully briefed on where the facility stands in regards to compliance. With everyone in the know, compliance becomes a vested interest and a shared responsibility.

2.     A basic review of your facility's Title V permit, a federally enforceable document that provides parameters on plant emissions, is a good first start. A review of the basic allowable permissions contained in the permit will lead the way.

3.     Set a date for a frequent (yearly) review of the Title V permit. This will help flag inconsistencies and avoid further inspections and notices of violation (NOV).

4.     Get to know your local inspectors and do not hesitate to ask them for guidance. Ask them informative questions about what common violations they have seen lately and what others in the industry are doing to keep in good standing.

5.     Check out the following websites: The EPA's Acid Rain Inspectors Guide and the Clean Air Markets Division.

6.     To help keep abreast of changing regulations, join an association membership and attend industry events (conferences, seminars and tradeshows). Organizations such as the ABMA, CIBO and others update their members on a continual basis.

7.     Subscribe to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Monthly Digest Bulletin. This e-magazine can be subscribed to by emailing usaepa@govdelivery.com. 

8.     Show pride in maintaining compliance and recognize and reward employees for their efforts in maintaining compliance.

9.     When evaluating vendors for stack testing, check their references, inquire about their experience in performing the tests needed to stay in compliance, and make sure that their work is conducted to the highest standards. Ask vendors if they are a Qualified Stack Test Individual, or QSTI.

10. Let your customers know about your compliance goals and your efforts to maintain "green" in your facility. Also promote this message to your stakeholders in the community.

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Visit Nationwide Boiler at Power-Gen 2009 - Booth C1-762

It's that time again for Power-Gen and Nationwide Boiler's Sales and Marketing teams are getting ready to exhibit at the 21st Annual international trade show, December 8-10 at Las Vegas, Nevada.

To receive a complimentary exhibit floor pass, please contact Nationwide Boiler at info@nationwideboiler.com or call toll-free 800-227-1966.


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Regulatory Update - Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule

Today the EPA published the final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases rules in the Federal Register today.  The final rule is effective December 29, 2009, with reporting requirements in March 2011. Emissions of the six (6) major GHGs must be reported, including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O), from combustion sources. Emissions of these GHGs are converted to carbon dioxide equivalents, CO2e, and must be reported in metric tons.

Does this apply to you?

The EPA set-up four broad categories in order to identify sources that must report under the program:

(1) Specifically designated facilities, including electric generating facilities.

(2) Facilities that emit more than 25,000 metric tons (MT) of CO2e per year in combined emissions from stationary fuel combustion units and sources in listed categories.

(3) Facilities that meet the following three conditions:

a. not identified in either of the other two categories;

b. aggregate design heat input from stationary fuel combustion units at the facility is greater than 30 MMBtu/hr; and,

c. the facility emits more than 25,000 MT CO2e per year.

Want to learn more? Click the link below for more information:

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html
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