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Midwest

Nooter/Eriksen

extensive technical expertise
allows nooter/eriksen to quickly
adapt to industry changes.

Nooter entered the heat recovery
business in the early 1980s. In 1987,
it acquired Eriksen Engineering and
merged the two groups into Nooter/Eriksen. Today, what was Nooter
Corp. is known as CIC Group, and
Nooter/Eriksen is one of its 10 business units.

Staying Flexible
Nooter/Eriksen has proven resilient
to regulatory and other changes in
the energy sector during its history.
"Part of what you have to accept to
be successful in this business is that
the power market is changing all the
time," Peterson says. "Most of the
equipment we designed in the U.S.
market 20 years ago was equipment
designed for base load design that
would run in a plant continuously;
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now, gas turbines get cycled regularly. We have to be flexible and understand the market is different in different countries around the world."
The company within the past five
years has also needed to respond to
the industry's need to reduce emissions to meet current environmental
regulations. "Fifteen to 20 years ago,
emissions were only guaranteed on
a steady-state basis; now, we have to
guarantee emissions at startup," Filla says. "Our ability to adapt to industry changes comes down to the technical experience we have as well as
the fact that we've been in business
for 30 years.
"We have many long-term employees who have spent their entire careers with us and are experts at their
jobs; that has contributed to our abil-

ity to adjust to the changing technical
aspects of our equipment," he adds.
"Our experience and reputation are
second to none. The fact that we have
very low turnover and a large portion
of our business is repeat business
is something all of our employees
should be proud of."

Like 'Snowflakes'
Nooter/Eriksen's primary offering is
a HRSG with a natural circulation design with horizontal exhaust flow and
a vertical tube design with internally
insulated casing and structure.
Many of the features Nooter/Eriksen uses to improve the performance
and reliability of its equipment are
things that customers rarely notice,
but still have a significant impact. For
example, the company developed a


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