Industrial-scale process equipment sometimes is tapped for non-process applications. Such was the case when Greenwich Hospital broke ground on a new building back in 1997 and purchased seven Miura high pressure steam boilers. At the time, the facility in Connecticut chose Miura boilers because of their compact size, efficient operation and lower emissions — benefits often cited by industrial processors.

More than 20 years later, the hospital is replacing the original boilers with modern boilers from Miura. The steam boilers give Greenwich the capacity they need for sterilization, heat, hot water, humidification and other requirements while using less fuel and producing fewer emissions than traditional boilers. Thus far, Miura has replaced two EX-200s from the original seven with EX-100s. The hospital plans to replace at least one of the original five remaining boilers each year.

The EX design minimizes carryover and produces 99 percent dry saturated steam in less than 5 minutes from a cold start. Faster startup means less fuel used, greater savings and more responsible use of natural resources.