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Boilers Ship Fast-Track for Emergency Need

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Sometimes boilers are rented in advance for planned maintenance or additional capacity, and other times they are needed immediately in an emergency outage. No matter the situation, Nationwide Boiler has the capacity to provide equipment to support our customers at their best and at their worst.

We received a call on Sunday afternoon from a customer in an emergency situation, with an immediate need for rental equipment. Our Rental Sales Manager, Tim McBride, quickly sent information on two (2) 70,000 lb/hr trailer-mounted boilers that were available from our heaquarters in Fremont, CA. The order was received Monday morning, and we began working diligently to process paperwork, perform outbound equipment inspections, and coordinate shipment. The two units shipped this afternoon, just three days after the initial call, and are on their way to the South. With the help of our partner, ADCO Companies, the equipment will be up and running in no time!

We plan ahead for situations just like this, so we can support our customers through any unexpected outage and provide them with reliable equipment and un-matched service.

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New 110,000 lb/hr Superheat Boiler Provides Increased Steam Capacity

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With short summers and weather as unpredictable as it is charming, much of Newfoundland and Labrador relies on NARL Refining’s ability to provide warmth and clean fuel. We were able to assist with the refinery’s needs by providing them with one of our new in-stock 110,000 lb/hr trailer-mounted superheat boilers. The 750 psig design watertube boiler was manufactured by Babcock & Wilcox, who recommended Nationwide Boiler for the job per our stock boiler program.

To learn more about the boiler sale and how we were able to accommodate the customer’s need for an immediately available unit, read our latest case study. (PDF will download in a new window.)
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Pre-Delivery Testing: Phase 1 of 2

This week Nationwide Boiler has been conducting phase 1 of 2 of a pre-delivery testing procedure for the recent sale of five (5) 650 hp mobile boiler rooms. With this process, Nationwide intends to demonstrate the operational performance of these boilers to the customer, as well as begin familiarizing the customer with the equipment.

The test-fire includes live firing on natural gas at the rated design input of each mobile boiler room, and an oil fire for units equipped with back-up fuel. All safety devices are being tested at their set-points, and emissions are being recorded to ensure they meet local NOx and CO requirements.

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Latest Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification: The National Board

Early last year the National Board announced a new inspector certification program providing both new and seasoned employees the opportunity to receive recognized credentials for their expertise. This program, the Pressure Equipment Inspector (PEI), is a first of its kind.

The PEI was designed for a few reasons; (1) to enhance an individual’s knowledge of the inspection process associated with boilers and pressure vessels, (2) to allow individuals performing inspections to receive a certification recognizing their scope of work, and (3) as a way to assist individuals as well as organizations in improving the overall quality and safety of pressure equipment by having a better understanding of proven, reliable, and uniform inspection methods.1 Inservice and new construction are the two areas of inspection recognized under the program, and an individual can hold either one or both of these certifications.

To qualify for the PEI certification, an individual must attend and complete the National Board’s inservice and/or the new construction inspection course, take the final exam and earn a passing score, and provide a minimum of three years of qualifying experience. Then an online application must be completed and submitted for approval via the National Board website. Upon approval, a certificate and PEI ID card will be issued.

It is important to understand that the PEI will not be certified to perform the required ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code inspections or those required by the National Board Inspection Code.

To learn more about the new National Board PEI certification, visit the National Board website at www.nationalboard.org.

 

 

1 The Pressure Equipment Inspector, Today's Boiler, Spring 2013, http://digital.bnpmedia.com/display_article.php?id=1384242

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