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Protect Your Boiler from Freeze Damage this Winter

When winter comes along, freeze protection should be a major consideration for any boiler owner or renter. Protecting your boiler from freeze damage is simple: enclose, insulate, and/or heat trace. If you continue operations as usual and allow your boiler to be exposed to near or below freezing temperatures, you will have a high probability of costly damage and system failures.

Below are a few reminders on the proper steps to take when it comes time to protect your temporary or permanent boiler system from the cold climate.

  - Enclose both the front and rear of the boiler, or build a full temporary enclosure, and utilize an external heating source.
  - Install the proper heat tracing (steam or electronic) and insulation to all of your main lines and piping components, regardless of if the
    boiler is in operation or not. This includes the following lines:
          - Sensing lines
          - Auxiliary low-water cut-off
          - Water column
          - Level control blowdown
          - Main and continuous blowdown, depending on length of piping runs
  - During non-operation times, drain and fill all sensing lines with a 50/50 water/glycol solution, making sure to re-connect each line.
  - When an extended downtime is expected, completely drain the boiler and all stagnant water lines.

In addition to the recommendations above, use sound engineering calls when it comes to deciding the correct freeze protection measures. And if you happen to have damage this winter, we have your back with a rental boiler to get you by during the repairs!

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First of Three 200,000 lb/hr Boilers Headed to the Middle East

First 200,000pph Boiler Ready to Load the Ship at the Port of Houston

Nationwide Boiler is pleased to announce that we recently secured our largest rental project in our fifty one year history! This long-term rental includes three (3) 200,000 lb/hr, 750 psi / 750F superheated steam, skid-mounted package Babcock & Wilcox watertube boilers. We are also supplying a plant master work station and one (1) deaerator with pumps for the duration of the rental. The equipment will support the start-up of Saudi-Aramco's 106-square-kilometer refinery and terminal in Jizan, Saudi Arabia.

The first boiler was loaded at the Port of Houston over this past weekend, beginning a six week journey to the Port of Jizan. The other two boilers, along with additional equipment, will be coordinated in a phased shipment process.

Take a look at the time lapse video below to see the first boiler being loaded on the ship, and read our press release for additional details on this major rental project.

Great job to all involved and we look forward to a successful project!

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Never Forget 9-11

Two Rental Boilers & One Feedwater Van at Ground Zero After 9-11
We will always remember those who risked their lives and those who lost their lives on this tragic day in history.

We are grateful today and always.

2018 9 11 Remembrance

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Nationwide Boiler Presenting at the CIBO Industrial Emissions Conference

Nationwide Boiler will have a table at this year’s Industrial Emissions Conference presented by the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO). The conference begins next week, July 30 and is being held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC.

In addition to our exhibition, our very own Bill Testa will be presenting on the topic of California’s current boiler NOx control requirements. The Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) program recently transitioned to a command-and-control regulatory structure, requiring Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT). In addition, implementation of BARCT has been expedited and must occur by 2023 due to AB617.

Nationwide Boiler has been in discussions with two prominent air regarding the best possible solution for users that are part of the RECLAIM program. Bill will be educating and informing attendees on these solutions at the upcoming meeting.

If you will be at the conference next week, be sure to find Bill and Jim Barbeau at table #14.

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