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Nationwide Boiler's Rapid Response with Emergency Rental Boilers

This month twelve years ago Nationwide Boiler responded to an emergency call at Ground Zero. The horrific events in New York City on September 11, 2001 left many buildings without heat and other necessary steam-based facilities due to the destruction of the steam delivery infrastructure. The devastation of the area included a 20-inch steam main used for delivery of the steam to users. In order to restore activities around the damaged area of Ground Zero, facilities, including steam delivery, had to be replaced and temporary boilers were required.

Within hours of receiving the go-ahead for the emergency rental, shipping arrangements were made for a complete 140,000 lb/hr steam plant to be installed near the damaged steam main at Ground Zero. A 70,000 lb/hr trailer-mounted rental boiler was dispatched from the Nationwide Boiler East facility in Delanco, NJ, and a self-contained water treatment van and second rental boiler were shipped from the Nationwide Boiler headquarters in Fremont, CA.

Operating on a fast-track basis, the steam plant was delivered, brought on-line and readied for operation at Ground Zero in a matter of days. The system steam main was connected to temporary steam distribution lines, providing offices and residences in the area with heat and the other steam-based services.

If you are in an emergency situation and need temporary steam, Nationwide Boiler’s mobile rental boilers can be shipped immediately, worldwide. Download our emergency preparedness plan and contact us today at 1-800-227-1966.

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The Cost of Steam

Companies utilizing steam in their everyday processes should know their correct cost of steam for many reasons, all linking to improvement of the bottom line. This knowledge will allow companies to optimize operations and minimize costs, but many companies are unaware of and don’t account for all factors associated with the cost of steam. Some of these factors include the cost of fuel, steam operating pressure, percentage of makeup water/condensate return, and boiler efficiency. Lower fuel costs and a lower operating pressure will lead to a lower cost, and a higher boiler efficiency will minimize costs as well. Boiler efficiency can be calculated using the ASME boiler performance test code.

There are two methods used to calculate the cost of steam. The true cost of steam is calculated by using the loaded steam cost method. The loaded method provides a more accurate steam cost because it takes into account all aspects and expenses of steam production, rather than just the costs associated with boiler operation (as seen with the unloaded method). The unloaded steam cost method can actually be as low as half the cost found by the loaded cost method. Additional factors included in the loaded method include electrical power, chemicals, water and sewer, emissions payments, labor, management, operations, maintenance, waste disposal, and new projects.

For a more detailed explanation about steam cost calculation, check out the article in Process Heating Magazine.

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New Boiler and Catastak SCR System Supplied To Major Texas Oil Refinery

Nationwide Boiler Inc. recently facilitated the expedited delivery of a new boiler system in less than six months to a major crude oil refinery in El Paso, Texas. The boiler supplied is a new, in-stock Babcock & Wilcox D type watertube package boiler, model FM120-124, capable of producing 200,000 lb/hr of superheated steam and designed at 750 psig / 750°F superheat. The system includes a low NOx burner, an EconoStak economizer, a Nationwide CataStak™ SCR NOx Reduction System (using 19% aqueous ammonia and vaporizer), SIL Level 2 Burner Management System, desuperheater, stack, and FD fan.

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The plant currently processes approximately 128,000 bpd of crude oil and with this replacement boiler, plant capacity is expected to increase to 150,000 bpd. “As refineries seek to quickly increase capacity and comply with strict emission regulations, Nationwide Boiler is uniquely qualified to provide in-stock boiler solutions that incorporate the highest standards in safety, efficiency and emission reducing capabilities," said Larry Day, Nationwide Boiler Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “Our long-lasting relationship with Babcock & Wilcox and other OEM suppliers has enabled Nationwide Boiler to provide the highest quality boiler systems to customers located throughout the world. This project is another example of how we can meet the needs of those customers seeking immediate boiler solutions.”

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New Website Launched for Nationwide Boiler Inc.

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Yesterday Nationwide Boiler launched the newly redesigned website, www.nationwideboiler.com. We developed the new site to quickly provide information and resources to site visitors seeking rental, new, or reconditioned boiler equipment and integrates additional product information pertaining to Nationwide Boiler’s environmental product line, including low emissions and energy efficiency solutions (the Nationwide Boiler CataStak™ SCR system and EconoStak economizers).

The new site answer's the question "What does Nationwide Boiler do" with vivid graphics and engaging messaging, and also presents the most current and accurate information needed to aid in informed buying decisions. We have included a new section that highlights a variety of industries that we cater to, allowing previous and potential customers to easily see how Nationwide Boiler can provide solutions specific to their company's needs.

Check out the new site at www.nationwideboiler.com and let us know what you think!

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