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Duke’s Coal Conversion Soon To Be a Reality

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On April 14, 2011 Duke burned the last of its remaining stock of coal from its famous black mountain off Coal Pile Drive. As part of Duke's Climate Action Plan to become carbon neutral by 2024, the University is converting its West Campus steam plant from a coal-burning plant to a natural gas-burning plant.

To aid in the University's efforts, Nationwide Boiler supplied a temporary 82,500 lb/hr trailer-mounted boiler for the plant, proudly delivered to the University with their Blue Devil logo. The boiler will be used until next Spring while the West Campus Steam Plant acts as a "base plant", along with steam produced at the East Campus plant, to heat Duke's buildings, sterilize surgical equipment and maintain proper humidity for art work and lab research.

Duke's director of Sustainable Duke, Tavey McDaniel Capps, said Duke's steam plant renovations make it a leader for other colleges and universities who are also focused on helping the environment. "This kind of step is pivotal in our effort to move closer to carbon neutrality," she said. "Being proactive in our sustainable efforts will make a big difference in the future."
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Rental Boiler Removal: Preparing Your Unit for Pick-up

The proper removal of rental boiler equipment is a critical step when renting boilers and it ensures the safe return of equipment to the rental company's facility. It also reduces the risk of additional costs to the customer. By taking a few precautionary steps as described below, the boiler can be properly prepared for pick-up and shipment.

Drain & Flush

First, completely drain and flush all the boiler lines with clean water and open all water drain valves. This will minimize the chance of any corrosion and hard caused by unforeseen freezing conditions.

Inspect

Second, Inspect all fireside and waterside surfaces and report any visual damage, scale build-up, or refractory problems. Having photographic evidence of the boiler condition after the rental period is advisable.

Stack Removal

Next, the stack should be removed, remounted and Bolt down stub stack, non-return valve, safety valves and vent valve to trailer (same location as it was received).

  • Cover all boiler openings (stack, steam, gas, water, electrical panel, safety valve openings)

  • If trailer is disassembled, reattach wheels and gooseneck

  • Check tire pressure

  • Return all instruction and operating manuals to the rental company via the trucker or transportation company responsible for returning the unit


If you have questions about preparing your unit for pick-up, don't hesitate to call Nationwide Boiler at 800-227-1966.
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Low NOx Rental Boiler Aids in Refinery Operations

Nationwide Boiler Inc. recently booked a new low NOx boiler rental for Holly Refining in Utah. The rental includes a CataStak SCR system that will aid in decreasing emissions at the refinery.

Check out the news article here:

http://www.standard.net/topics/business/2009/10/06/holly-requests-two-new-boilers
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Rental Boilers & Mobile Feedwater Van - Voyage to the Middle East

Nationwide Boiler recently shipped two 70,000 lb/hr trailer-mounted boilers and one 140,000 lb/hr feedwater van to Qatar as part of Qatar Petroleum and Shell's Pearl GTL project.

Mignon Ship We took some incredible photographs of our units being shipped on the Mignon, measuring over 227 meters in length and with a car capacity of 7,200 units. Read the complete Press Release online.

The equipment is currently in transit where it will await initial start-up services and full time operation by Nationwide Boiler. Be sure to check back later when we discuss the logistics and planning involved in shipping the units back home!

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