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Nationwide Boiler's CataStak SCR System and NOx Compliance

With boiler emissions requirements continually changing and becoming more stringent, now is the time to make a decision on whether to replace or retrofit your existing equipment to meet new requirements.

Nationwide Boiler’s CataStak™ SCR System leads the industry in performance and reliability, exceeding current local, regional or national emission regulations and requirements. SCR technology is the most economical, efficient, reliable and easy to operate solution, capable of easily exceeding 9 ppm NOx limits to as low as 2½ ppm.

During your SCR selection process, you may want to consider a supplier who:

  • Has a minimum of ten SCR systems in California operating over a five year period
  • Provides a reliable and proven Ammonia Flow Control system that was developed over ten years ago
  • Provides start-up and support service personnel who are directly employed by the company
  • Has a service response time within four hours
  • Has experience in owning and maintaining SCR systems, not just selling them
  • Maintains an exemplary safety record: .62 Experience Modification Rate (EMR)
  • Carries more than adequate insurance requirements for any size project

Call Nationwide Boiler today and ask to speak with our CataStak™ expert, Larry Day, for more information on why a Nationwide CataStak™ SCR System is the best solution for NOx compliance.

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Keeping up with the Compliance's

As much as we sometimes wish they would just go away, compliance regulations are here to stay.  Overall, regulations are put into place by local governing agencies for the health and safety of the public, environment and plant operations.  These are all items which we agree must be top priority. However, the most difficult part of regulations is interpreting, comprehending, and staying current with new rules, revisions, and updates.  Combine that with the fact that the applicability of regulations can also be daunting -- things just get harder and harder.  

When it comes to NOx compliance, Nationwide Boiler has you covered.  We have helped hundreds if not thousands of customers meet both local and national NOx compliance regulations ever since the Clean Air Act passed in the 1980’s.   Our boiler rental fleet is equipped with the most advanced burners the industry has to offer and our new and reconditioned boilers all include energy efficiency upgrade options and CataStak™ SCR System component add-ons, proven to reduce NOx to levels as low as 5 ppm.

Our most recent compliance success story is a project we recently completed with NRG Energy Center San Francisco.  Nationwide Boiler provided a single Ammonia-Free CataStak™ SCR System for two 55,000 lb/hr natural gas-fired boilers that were required to operate at 9 ppm NOx levels as governed by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).

Read more about this project and how it demonstrated a simple method of reducing greenhouse gas emissions without the use of a standard ammonia-based SCR in the fall edition of Today’s Boiler.

If you need help keeping up with compliance's, call us today at 510-490-7100.  We can help.

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Boiler Upgrades & Conversions - New Article in Power Engineering

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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