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Boiler Upgrades & Conversions - New Article in Power Engineering

Read Power Engineering's latest article highlighting Nationwide Boiler's involvement with fuel conversion projects that switch from coal to natural-gas.  Nationwide can immediately supply rental boilers during a burner upgrade phase of a project and can also provide new gas-fired boilers for users choosing to retire or replace coal-fired boilers.  Call us today to discuss your unique project requirement: 1-800-227-1966.

 

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EPA Proposes Emissions Limits for New Coal & Natural Gas-fired Plants

The USEPA announced today new proposed carbon dioxide limits for new power plants that will set separate standards for coal-fired and natural gas-fired generating units.  The proposed limit for new gas plants is 1,000 pounds per megawatt-hour for new gas units and 1,100 pounds per megawatt-hour for smaller gas plants and new coal plants. New coal plants would be allowed to average their emissions over a seven-year period if they agreed to meet a more stringent standard in a range from 1,000 pounds per megawatt-hour to 1,050 pounds per megawatt-hour. 

This rule is a new proposal, revising an earlier proposal from April 2012, in which the USEPA had intended to set a single standard of 1,000 pounds per megawatt-hour for both coal- and gas-fired plants.  Under the proposal, new power plants would have to install carbon capture and sequestration technologies to comply with the emissions limits outlined for the plants.   Those technologies capture carbon dioxide and bury it underground but requiring use of the technologies has been vigorously opposed by industry user groups, which say they are not feasible yet. 

For more details about this new proposal visit: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/2013-proposed-carbon-pollution-standard-new-power-plants. Included are fact sheets, technical sheets, and regulatory impact sheets, along with a link to the previously-proposed 2012 rules for comparison.

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Power Engineering Publication - NOx Limits Met with Ammonia-Free SCR Solution

The latest issue of Power Engineering Magazine includes a feature article highlighting Nationwide Boilers first ever Ammonia-Free CataStak SCR installation for two 55,000 lb/hr watertube boilers. The system easily reduced NOx emissions to comply with local air regulations. To see the publication and learn more about this project, click here!

NOx Limits Met with Ammonia-Free SCR Solution from Nationwide Boiler Inc.

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Energy Department to Provide Technical Assistance to Facilities Impacted by EPA Boiler Rule

On December 20, 2012, the EPA finalized the Boiler MACT, a specific set of adjustments to existing Clean Air Act standards, for boilers and certain solid waste incinerators. These adjustments set standards to cut emissions of hazardous air pollutants, such as mercury, dioxin, and lead, from large boilers in a range of industrial facilities and institutions.

The DOE will offer technical assistance to affected sites currently burning coal or oil, highlighting strategies such as natural gas combined heat and power (CHP), and more efficient boilers, to cut harmful pollution and reduce operational costs. DOE will also provide site-specific technical and cost information to the major source facilities currently burning coal or oil through its regional Clean Energy Application Centers (CEACs).

The CEACs will visit these facilities to discuss strategies for compliance, including CHP, as well as provide information on potential funding and financing opportunities available for CHP, controls, boilers and energy efficiency assessments. Facilities that make use of this technical assistance can potentially develop strategies to comply with the regulations while adding to their bottom line.

Contact Nationwide Boiler today to discuss how we can help you come up with a solution that will cut emissions in your facility. Call: 1-800-227-1966.

For more information on the DOE technical assistance program, see:
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/manufacturing/distributedenergy/boilermact.html

Information on financial incentives available at the local, state, utility and federal levels to assist facilities with the costs of investing in CHP, boiler tune-ups, controls and/or energy efficiency assessments is available at:
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/manufacturing/states/pdfs/incentives_boiler_mact.pdf

Information about the rule, including links to the regulatory dockets, technical information on how the limits were developed, and impact assessments, is available at:
http://www.epa.gov/airquality/combustion/actions.html

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