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More Than Just a Boiler Rental Company

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Nationwide Boiler has been in business for over 50 years, and our business has seen tremendous growth since we first opened our doors in 1967. Starting out as a rental boiler company with just one boiler, we now maintain a rental fleet of over 100 boilers and related equipment, stock new and reconditioned boilers for sale, lead the industry in CataStak™ SCR installations for package boilers, own and operate a UL certified controls division based out of Washougal, WA, and provide many products and services above and beyond just boiler rentals.

So, when you think of Nationwide Boiler, don't think of us as just another boiler rental company. Check out these ten interesting facts that you may not have known about Nationwide:

  1. Nationwide Boiler Inc. was originally named Nationwide Rentals, and began with just one 22,000 lb/hr trailer-mounted boiler in our rental fleet.
  2. We maintain, service, and store our boilers in 10 key cities through the country to help achieve quick delivery and transportation cost savings.
  3. We have over 20 sales representatives located throughout the world, ready to assist our customers.
  4. Nationwide Boiler is more than just a rental company. In addition to stocking new and reconditioned boilers for sale, we also offer auxiliary equipment for rent and for sale. This includes CataStak™ SCR systems, EconoStak economizers, DataStak™ emissions & efficiency monitoring systems, deaerators, water softeners, heat exchangers, gas regulators, blowdown heat recovery systems, blowdown separators, and more.
  5. The CataStak™ has been installed in over 200 temporary and permanent applications.
  6. We stock a large inventory of boiler parts for quick delivery to our customers.
  7. We provide complete boiler start-up, including operator training and operator service when required.
  8. Our controls division, Pacific Combustion Engineering, has over 60 years of experience with all aspects of industrial heat processes, and can provide UL certified, integrated    burner management systems and combustion control packages.
  9.  Nationwide Boiler is a manufacturer's representative for Babcock & Wilcox, Superior Boiler, E-Tech Heat Recovery Solutions, and Webster Combustion Technology.
  10. Although we have 'Nationwide' in our name, we support customers worldwide and have provided equipment to six of the seven continents in the world. Can you guess which continent we have yet to check off our list?
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Nationwide Boiler Presenting at the CIBO Industrial Emissions Conference

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Nationwide Boiler will have a table at this year’s Industrial Emissions Conference presented by the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO). The conference begins next week, July 30 and is being held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC.

In addition to our exhibition, our very own Bill Testa will be presenting on the topic of California’s current boiler NOx control requirements. The Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) program recently transitioned to a command-and-control regulatory structure, requiring Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT). In addition, implementation of BARCT has been expedited and must occur by 2023 due to AB617.

Nationwide Boiler has been in discussions with two prominent air regarding the best possible solution for users that are part of the RECLAIM program. Bill will be educating and informing attendees on these solutions at the upcoming meeting.

If you will be at the conference next week, be sure to find Bill and Jim Barbeau at table #14.

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A Peek Into the History of One Nationwide Rental Boiler

Nationwide Boiler's rental fleet consists of many boilers in a variety of steam output capacities and design pressures. Some boilers in  our rental fleet remain rental units throughout their useful life, while others find permanent homes through used boiler sales. One unit in particular has seen the best of both worlds. 

This 70,000 lb/hr trailer-mounted package watertube boiler was originally manufacutred in 1997 and was an active part of our rental fleet for roughly 14 years. In 2011 it was purchased by one of Nationwide Boiler’s valued customers in Newark, CA, less than 5 miles from our headquarters in Fremont. In addition to the boiler package itself, we supplied our CataStak™ SCR system for sub 5 ppm NOx emissions and removed the boiler from the trailer for permanent installation within their facility.

Fast forward to 2016, when we received word that the facility was closing. Nationwide was given the opportunity to re-acquire the boiler buy the boiler back, as it was still in good operating condition. Knowing the quality of boilers that we maintain, rent, and sell, as well as the maintenance history from its current location, we took advantage of this opportunity and purchased the boiler.

The unit has been fully reconditioned and installed on a trailer for mobility and is now on it's first rental job out of retirement. Great job to Nationwide Boiler's shop personnel who took part in bringing this boiler back to life. On to the next one!
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Free Webinar Alert: Optimizing Ethanol Plant Efficiency and Reliability

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As part of their ongoing Webinar Series, Ethanol Producers Magazine has teamed up with Siemens and will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, July 24th at 2:00pm CDT. The webinar is titled, “Cogeneration for the Ethanol Industry: Optimizing Plant Efficiency and Reliability Through Innovative Solutions”.

This informative webinar will discuss the challenges of cogeneration within the ethanol industry, the benefits of collaborations through unique partnerships, and the technical solutions available. In addition, Siemens will address power reliability and resiliency, higher thermal efficiency, reduced emissions, reduced operational expenses, enhanced control, partnership opportunities, and the solutions that Siemens can provide.

With ethanol production taking place in over 123 countries, Siemens has provided and installed more than 198 steam turbines within the worldwide ethanol industry. Their customer-first focus strives to provide innovative answers to the ever-challenging customer needs.

Register today to take part in this webinar and learn about the many innovative solutions provided by the team at Siemens.
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