Nalco has installed its 1,000th 3D Trasar boiler automation system, and the Naperville, Ill.-based company is expanding its Nalco 360 Service to provide round-the-clock monitoring for boiler systems.
The 1,000th boiler system was installed to minimizing boiler
scale and corrosion in Florenceville, New Brunswick, at McCain Foods. McCain
now has 12 3D Trasar boiler automation systems installed in eight locations
globally, say the companies.
“Nalco has been working with McCain Foods for several years
now, assisting us in meeting our environmental sustainability goals for water
and energy reduction; a core value in our commitment to corporate social
responsibility,” says Lloyd Borowski, the global vice president of engineering
for McCain Foods, which is headquartered in Forenceville.
“In 2011, our efforts globally have resulted in total annual
water savings of 144 million gallons and total annual energy savings in excess
of 67 million kWh. Improving boiler and cooling water system efficiency has
been a sizable component of these gains, and 3D Trasar technology and support
from Nalco have been a major factor.”
Nalco's boiler technology combines advanced sensors,
chemistry, software and control equipment to understand exact conditions in the
boiler and steam system when they are occurring and adjust treatment to prevent
problems and improve operations.
“From a maintenance perspective it iss very important to
keep heat transfer surfaces clean in order to maximize our operating
efficiency,” says Steve Foster, global director of maintenance and reliability
at McCain Foods. “3D Trasar technology for boilers improves system reliability
and the integrity of our assets, as well as minimizing any unplanned shutdowns
that would adversely impact our production. McCain Foods also has 50 3D Trasar
systems for cooling water installed in locations globally.”
The Nalco 360 Service provides trained experts that monitor
critical processes around the clock for customers using 3D Trasar technology.
The service provides in-depth alarm analysis and recommendations as each
controller undergoes an system health assurance check to ensure optimal system
performance and reliability. Experts constantly monitor systems and provide
immediate alarm response and troubleshooting.