New York (PRWEB) March 28, 2008
As gas and oil prices continue to grow at never-seen-before levels, and more manufacturers get serious about conserving natural resources and “going green,” Miura steam boilers stand out in the U.S. market.
“We chose Miura boilers because the quick start-up time and their ease-of use,” explained Viscotec Automotive Products Plant Engineer Will Fritz. “We believe in the technology so strongly that we’ve been a Miura customer from the day we opened our doors. The reduced time to produce steam means that our fuel costs are lower, which is another major benefit we’ve gotten from these boilers.”
A Morganton NC-based automotive upholstery manufacturer, the company succeeded in reducing the time for process heating in their upholstery dye machines by purchasing six Miura LX Series boilers (five LX-300 units and one LX-200), which can produce steam within five minutes, a drastic reduction over standard firetube boilers.
Shannon Clifton, Engineering Supervisor at Duke Raleigh Hospital, a member of the Duke University Health System, in an effort to maximize efficiencies, and continue to save more on the high cost of fuel, recently purchased the hospital’s third Miura steam boiler. The hospital uses the Miura boilers for steam autoclave (sterilization), hot water for cooking, dishwashing, and domestic hot water heating, and reheat (where the hot water is used for heating purposes).
“We’ve had Miura boilers here for about three years,” Clifton states. “Our first two paid for themselves in about a year on fuel savings alone. These were EX-Series dual fuel 200BHP units. The third unit is an LX-Series gas-fired 100BHP unit.”
Clifton points out another unique advantage of Miura boilers, since his hospital is located in an area of the country that is experiencing drought conditions.
“Right now North Carolina is in a drought situation,” Clifton continues. “I’m attending lots of meetings on what can be done about water conservation and Miura boilers, because they are so small and efficient, have really put us way ahead of everybody around town – and this industry – on water conservation. So you know that’s another plus for us.”
Paul Gackel, PE, is the Director of Facilities/Utilities at Spangler Candy. The Bryan, Ohio manufacturer of over 9 million Dum Dum Pops