Have you been considering steam system improvements in your plant, but do not know where to begin? Do you want to potentially save 10% or more in fuel costs, while reducing emissions?
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program can help answer those questions for you and has developed the Steam System Scoping Tool (SSST) for energy coordinators, facility managers and plant electricians to help evaluate your steam system's performance. The software (available in MS Excel or Visual Basic formats) asks 26 questions about different areas of your steam system including system profiling, steam system operating practices, boiler plant operating practices, and distribution and recovery operation practices. Based on your responses, the software will indicate opportunities for improvements and will suggest a range of ways to save steam energy and boost productivity. It also compares your system against similar facilities in your industry and identifies best practices.
According to the DOE, six DOE Industrial Assessment Centers used the SSST in 2001 to assess steam systems at 18 small and medium-sized facilities. Overall, the software identified 89 system improvements with an average fuel savings of 12.5%. Collectively, the total improvements yielded a total annual savings of $2.8 million.
To learn more about this free software, visit the DOE's website.
Call Nationwide Boiler at 800-277-1966 to let us know how much energy you are able to save. We can also provide you with valuable information about our energy efficient equipment for sale or for rent, including EconoStak economizers, Best Performance Standards (BPS) boilers and CataStak SCR systems for boilers and gas-fired turbines.
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Many people have asked about Nationwide Environmental Solutions (NES), Nationwide Boiler's strategic business unit, and now all the answers can be found on print.
NES' new brochure, which briefly summarizes NES' goals of providing total plant solutions by lowering NOx emissions and reducing energy consumption, showcases the CataStak family of products as well as an array of successful job photos. Whether your plant has boilers, gas-turbines, heaters, furnaces, OTSG's or anything else that is involved with combustion, NES has the solution.
Download our new brochure today, pass it along, and give us a call. Our sales team is here to help make your job easier by providing unmatched expertise, service and solutions. What do you have to lose?
For almost a decade boiler manufactures and operators have been waiting for the federal government to determine what must be done to meet stricter emission standards for toxic air pollutants. As published recently by Power Engineering, industry officials now say the new standards won’t be unveiled until November to December and the EPA’s revised Boiler MACT rule remains under review by the Office of Budget Management’s regulatory affairs division.
The final rule establishes national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (Mercury, PM, hydrogen chloride and carbon monoxide) for industrial, commercial and institutional boilers. It applies to major sources that emit 10 or more tons a year of any single pollutant of 25 tons or more a year of any combination. It will also require annual boiler tune-ups in some instances. In total, the EPA estimates the cost of adding new controls will exceed $5 billion and some sources indicated that it would force power producers to retire about 4.7 GW of coal-fired capacity, due to high compliance costs.
Once the revised rule is finalized, boilers owners and operators will have three years to comply. This is in addition to other existing clean-air rules the industry has to comply with. However, despite the unique challenges the industry may face, boiler manufactures and associated suppliers are ready to tackle future compliance challenges. Overall, the boiler industry has the technology and know-how available to provide immediate solutions.
“We can only hope that OMB is doing more toward achieving compromises and consensus than just sitting on its hands for political purposes,” explains Randy Rawson, ABMA President and CEO.
Get the facts about the Boiler MACT: http://boilermactfacts.com/
Are you looking for a boiler that offers the latest boiler technology in emissions and efficiency? Does your boiler need to meet an upcoming compliance deadline date and you are not sure what to do? If so, you have come to the right place.
Nationwide Boiler continually seeks technology that offers the maximum emission reductions and the highest thermal efficiency that may provide valuable emission credits and energy rebates. Our Best Performance Standards Boiler keeps this tradition alive and is equipped with the latest technology to ensure you are operating with the greatest efficiency possible.
The BPS boiler is designed with the latest efficiency upgrades (high turndown controls, O2 trim, VFDs, and extended surface economizers) and includes the CataStak SCR System for 2.5 ppm NOx. Nationwide's patent pending NOx reduction control system is also included for precise ammonia flow control.
The yearly efficiency savings and emission reductions that are quickly achieved with a BPS boiler provide a greater return on investment and most importantly, peace of mind with compliance assurance for years to come.
Call us today to obtain a free product bulletin and to learn more about our BPS solution.