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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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Addressing Common Issues Impacting Safety & Performance of Boilers

Do you work with boilers? The American Boiler Manufacturer's Association (ABMA) recently published a Boiler Installation Guide that addresses common issues impacting the safety and performance of boilers. This handy guide references eight major areas with strict codes and requirements that must be followed for proper design and installation. These areas include:

 -  Combustion Air SupplyABMA Logo Transparent
 -  Stacks and Ductwork
 -  Draft Controls
 -  Gas Train Design
 -  Combustion Tuning
 -  Safety Controls
 -  Piping and Valves
 -  Outdoor Installations

Check out the complete guide to prepare for your next boiler design and installation project. And don't forget to call Nationwide Boiler for your next temporary rental boiler project or new and used boiler needs.

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Why Rent a Mobile Boiler Room?

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There are many different types of boiler options available in the rental market. Trailer-mounted boilers, skid-mounted boilers, transportable steam plants, and of course, mobile boiler rooms.

Mobile boiler rooms are highway-legal, transportable trailer-mounted vans or containers, designed and customized to house the components of a “mini” steam plant. This includes all of the necessary equipment with the proper hook-ups to supply a given amount of steam for most any application. Major equipment typically contained within a complete mobile boiler room includes a low NOx boiler, feedwater system, duplex water softener, chemical feed system, blowdown tank, and all valving and controls required for complete steam room operation. Typical mobile boiler rooms operate on natural gas, #2 oil, or propane, and range in size from 47.5 hp to 1,000 hp with design pressures from 150 to 290 psi.

What makes a mobile boiler room advantageous for end-users is that they require no special foundations, are fully enclosed, and can sustain inclement weather conditions without the use of costly weather protection. In addition, mobile boiler rooms are aesthetically pleasing in both industrial and commercial settings.

Nationwide Boiler has provided thousands of customers with high quality mobile boiler rooms that have not only met high steam demands, but have also required quick delivery, rapid start-up, and ease of operation. In most instances, a mobile boiler room requires one knowledgeable operator with proper training on boiler control safety and feedwater quality control. Industries that utilize mobile boiler rooms range from hospitals, food processors, pulp and paper plants, colleges and universities, and light manufacturing, just to name a few.

When deciding if renting a mobile boiler room is best for you, the following factors must be determined:

Boiler Steam Capacity. Since mobile boiler rooms are designed to fit into a highway-legal, trailer-mounted container or van, the boiler design must be considered. Nationwide Boiler’s 1,000 hp mobile boiler room tests the limits in design and capacity by utilizing a 53’ long, 4-axle trailer. This unit can produce 34,500 lbs/hr of steam and can operate up to 270 psi. If additional steam capacity is required, multiple units can be considered. As an alternative, a large trailer-mounted watertube boiler with separate mobile feedwater van can be rented.


Location.
Mobile boiler rooms are fully enclosed units and can be transported to any facility as long as proper electrical and utility hookups are available. Mobile boiler rooms are more operational and more secure than skid-mounted systems. This enables mobile boiler rooms to be utilized in public locations with decreased operational noise disturbances and possible tampering of exposed boiler equipment.

Ease of Operation. Mobile boiler rooms are designed to be fully operational steam plants, without the need of a full-time boiler control team. As long as daily boiler and feedwater quality logs are kept, and required maintenance is performed, then costly teams of operators can be avoided.

The evolution of mobile boiler rooms continues to expand and Nationwide Boiler is committed to supplying the right equipment for your needs. Contact a Nationwide sales representative today to determine if a mobile boiler room is the right choice for you.

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Mission Linen's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New LEED-certified Newark Facility!

Mission Linen Boiler Room

The ribbon cutting ceremony for Mission Linen’s newest facility in Newark, CA is happening today!

The 109,000-square-foot facility is designed to process 1,500,000 pounds of laundry each week and utilizes boiler room equipment provided by Nationwide Boiler Inc. With a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the company required equipment that was highly efficient and environmentally friendly.

Nationwide Boiler’s complete, high efficiency boiler room package contains the following equipment:

1. Two (2) Superior 475 hp Steam Boilers, including
  •      - Integral, factory engineered stack economizer mounts
  •      - Integral, factory engineered seismic anchoring system
         - 4-pass, high-efficiency firetube design
         - 150 psi ASME design rating 

2. Two (2) Power Flame Burners, including
     - Proven, sub 9 ppm, BAAQMD compliant and ultra low NOx
     - Siemens LMV52 Servo driven air / fuel ratio control with touchscreen operator interface
     - O2 trim
     - Variable speed driven combustion blower motors with rotational feedback
     - UL, CSD-1, Cal Code and NFPA approvals

3. Two (2) Superior 2-stage Stack Economizers, which
     - Provides a 6% efficiency gain and an overall boiler efficiency in excess of 87%
     - Incorporates a compact design within a single, easily installed package
     - Is supported by integral boiler mounts and installed above the stack

4. One (1) Superior Deaerating feedwater System, which
     - Allows for higher feedwater temperatures and increased energy storage
     - Removes harmful, non-condensable gases from the boiler feedwater
     - Captures condensate return energy while reducing flash steam losses
     - Pre-heats boiler feedwater, increasing boiler efficiency and reducing thermal shock

5. One (1) Industrial Steam Surface Blowdown Heat Recovery System, which
     - Cools surface blowdown effluent, benefiting underground drain lines and sewer connections
     - Improves efficiency by utilizing otherwise wasted energy to heat the soft make-up water
     - Recovers otherwise lost flash steam, routing it to the deaerator, reducing pegging steam demand

Nationwide Boiler is proud to support top quality and environmentally conscious businesses like Mission Linen. If you are in the area, take some time stop by their Newark facility today for a tour of their process and boiler room!

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