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RENTAL RUNDOWN: WHY USERS NEED RENTAL BOILERS, AND HOW NBI CAN HELP

Established in 1967 by late founder and pioneer Dick Bliss, Nationwide Boiler began with a mission to provide mobile, temporary boilers to steam users during planned and unplanned boiler outages. At the time, our rental fleet wasn’t much of a ‘fleet’ and consisted of just one 20,000 lb/hr trailer-mounted, O-type watertube boiler. Throughout the years, our inventory has grown to consist of over 100 rental boilers and related equipment, all with various specifications and capabilities. And with multiple storage locations throughout the country, we are capable of shipping our boilers to customers not just nationwide, but worldwide.

With a goal of being the #1 emergency boiler supplier, we understand the importance of educating steam users on emergency preparedness and the benefits of utilizing a rental boiler not just during emergencies, but also during planned outages and periods of high demand.

Reasons to Rent a Boiler

  • Unforeseeable Situations
    • -   A boiler shuts down unexpectedly, needing maintenance and/or repairs
    • -   Disasters and natural causes that lead to a temporary steam need

Nationwide Boiler has come to the rescue in many emergency situations. One notable instance was the tragedy on September 11th, 2001, where we responded quickly to assist ConEd with the supply of heat to New York city. 

  • Increase in Demand
    • -   Companies face periods of increased demand due to varying factors, requiring additional steam capacity

Nationwide Boiler has a great deal of experience renting boilers when additional steam is needed. In fact, we have an annual rental with a tomato processing company to support their seasonal increase in demand.

  • Planned Outages or Repairs
    • -   Annual boiler inspections or routine repairs that require a temporary steam source while a facility boiler is taken offline

Nationwide Boiler has over 50 years of experience in providing boilers and related equipment for companies that have planned outages and need temporary steam.

  • Capital Resources
    • -   A company has budgetary restrictions and is unable to invest in a new boiler
    • Nationwide Boiler has a large inventory of 100+ rental boilers. We provide rental programs that are flexible to a company’s budget, and can assist with financing options.

 Whatever the reason for renting a boiler may be, make sure to rent from the best. Nationwide Boiler provides value with reliable equipment and top-notch customer service, and customer needs are always our priority.

Check out our recent article in Chemical Processing’s Steam System eHandbook for additional details on putting a contingency plan in place and forestalling your next steam system outage.

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Free Webinar Alert: Emergency Preparedness for the Latin America Market

Join us this Thursday for Nationwide Boiler's first ever webinar, hosted by Director of Sales, Bill Testa, and Latin America Business Manager, Jaime Cubillos. 

In this informative webinar, Bill and Jaime will review key considerations for industrial, commercial, and utility plants in Mexico that are highly dependent on reliable steam supply. Topics presented will include:

  • Critical planning stages for incorporation of a temporary steam plant
  • Delivery lead-time measured in days for rapid response
  • Specific plant requirements and site considerations for tie-in of a rental boiler
  • Provisions for balance of steam plant equipment such as economizers, deaerators, feed pumps, blowdown separators, water softeners, gas regulators, etc.
  • What is required for feedwater treatment
  • What guarantees should be expected from a rental boiler supplier
  • Boiler rental risk mitigation and management

Rapid industrialization and growing energy demand in Mexico requires consistent and reliable steam supply for production processes, heating, and power generation.Industrial boilers at energy facilities are expected to provide an uninterrupted supply of steam, often on a 24/7 basis. Loss of steam translates to lost production or lower efficiency of facilities dependent on steam for heating. Steam interruptions can also result in forced outages or shutdowns for which plants must have contingency plans in place.

Energy facilities that require a reliable steam supply must consider alternatives to mitigate steam interruptions through an emergency preparedness plan. Mobile or temporary steam plants, trailer-mounted watertube boilers, and package boilers provided on a rental, lease-buy or purchase arrangement represent a low cost and quickly deployable solution to maximize plant reliability & availability.

Nationwide Boiler Inc. has a large inventory of temporary rental boilers available for immediate shipment worldwide. Our rental fleet consists of mobile boiler rooms from 47.5 hp to 1,000 hp, trailer-mounted boilers from 30,000 lb/hr to 125,000 lb/hr, and other boiler related equipment. In addition, we currently have Package Babcock & Wilcox Watertube Boilers from 75,000 lb/hr to 200,000 lb/hr located in Monterrey, Mexico. These boilers are in stock inventory and available for immediate purchase and delivery. 

Register for the webinar today to learn more about what Nationwide Boiler can offer to the Mexico boiler market. 

 

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10 Tips for Preparing a Temporary Steam Plant

Process Heating's September issue features an article written by Nationwide Boiler's rental and sales manager, Michael Medina. The article, entitled "10 Tips for Preparing a Temporary Steam Plant", provides a guide for boiler owners and operators when preparing a contingency plan for their facility. A rental boiler can be required for a number of reasons and preparation is important in any case, whether a planned or unplanned outage.

Check out the article to learn more, and for additional information take a look at our Emergency Preparedness Plan.

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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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