Maintenance Technology August 2017 - 42

SOLUTION FOCUS

A recently installed system, incorporating
new boilers, register burners, and an SCR,
at the Morning Star Packing Co. facility
in Williams, CA, has boosted the plant's
steam-generating capacity while maintaining emissions within acceptable limits.

regulations. Areas of the state where
air pollution levels persistently exceed
Ambient Air Quality Standards (AAQS)
are designated non-attainment. The
standards for non-attainment counties
are tough for a reason: to protect public
health, safety, and welfare. Counties
falling outside of such standards are still
required to meet emissions levels that fall
far below those of most other states.
While the Williams plant is not in
a non-attainment district, it still has
to satisfy stringent requirements. The
county air-quality control office set a
strict limit of 25-tons/yr. of NOx for

Morning Star. This made it difficult for
the company to execute its expansion
strategy. If it had opted for the same
boilers and burners as usual, it would
have greatly exceeded its NOx quota.
However, the combination of the John
Zink Hamworthy register burners and
SCR, along with Rentech boilers meant
that capacity could be greatly increased
while remaining in compliance on emissions levels. The register burners selected
for Williams brought NOx levels down

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to less than 30 ppm, which the SCR then
reduced to 5 ppm.
The expansion project effectively
doubled steam-generating capacity
at Williams. Previously, capacity was
around 680,000 lb./hr. The new boilers
have raised that to 1,360,000 lb./
hr. Increased capacity and lower emissions are only half the story. 
"These larger Rentech boilers can
go from minimum fire to full fire at
the same speed as the smaller units we
already have, which allows us to have
much more flexibility," observed Ikerd. 
"If the larger units are not at full fire, we
can simply shut down one of the smaller
boilers, without fear of causing an upset
in our processes that we cannot recover
from. Thus the plant's stability has been
greatly increased." 
Boiler efficiency has also been raised:
from below 80% to around 85%. For
a business whose highest operating
cost is fuel, this equates to a welcome
reduction in the cost of steam. Due to
their size, these D-type boilers with a
full-membrane furnace had to have the
steam drums shipped separately. The
sections were then assembled on site.
The reassembly and welding of the boiler
components may have proven problematic during an earlier boiler installation
project, but not this time.
"Rentech helped us reach our capacity
guarantees within the first year while
our other boilers took a few years to
achieve them due to startup problems,"
said Ikerd. "We have now used them for
a complete season, during which they've
run 24/7 for three months straight,
without a hiccup." MT
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maintenance Technology August 2017

Editorial
Uptime
On The Floor
Reliable Security, Reliable Operations
Highly Charged Reliability
Drowning in Data? Look to the 'Stars'
Reliable Pumping Supplement
SAP: Tips and Tricks
Steam-Trap Inspections
Saving Tribal Knowledge
Seats for Butterfly Valves
IIoT
ISO 55000
Understand Lube ID Systems
Tomato Processor Boosts Steam Output, Cuts Emissions
Products
Ad Index
Showcase
Final Thought
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Cover1
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Cover2
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - 3
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Editorial
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Uptime
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - On The Floor
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Reliable Security, Reliable Operations
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Highly Charged Reliability
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Drowning in Data? Look to the 'Stars'
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Reliable Pumping Supplement
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - SAP: Tips and Tricks
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Steam-Trap Inspections
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Saving Tribal Knowledge
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Seats for Butterfly Valves
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - IIoT
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - ISO 55000
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Tomato Processor Boosts Steam Output, Cuts Emissions
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Products
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Ad Index
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Showcase
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Final Thought
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