State-of-the-art boilers help maintain the health of a leading specialty hospitalMay 7, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Intermountain Healthcare’s The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), located in Murray, Utah, is one of the U.S.’s most advanced facilities for sports medicine, physical therapy and athletic training, nutrition and exercise. It’s no surprise, then, that the state-of-the-art hospital also uses the most advanced technologies — even for its steam boiler systems, which provide the essential HVAC and process heating capacity typical of a modern hospital facility.
TOSH leverages Miura’s advanced technology in combination with controls customization focused on site-specific load management. Thanks to this, Intermountain Healthcare has made great strides toward meeting its long-term energy-optimization goals.
“The mechanical advantages of Miura boilers are a big part of our solution,” explains Troy Jensen, corporate energy manager for Intermountain Healthcare. “Our system goes beyond simply buying and installing Miura boilers, to a custom integration of our systems that enables us to use an iPad to cycle the boilers, turn them on and off, switch them around, and change their pressure set points.”
Miura boilers save an average of 20 per cent annually on energy costs over traditional boiler designs, but Jensen notes that TOSH’s Miura boilers achieved a 42 per cent fuel-cost reduction in one month alone. He explains that this is due to his integration of custom software and a boiler control system of his own design that interfaces with each Miura boiler’s built-in precision microprocessor-control technology.
The hospital removed two 500 horsepower standard fire-tube boilers and replaced them with three 100 horsepower LX series Miura boilers. These boilers are also equipped with Miura’s oxygen-removal system, which removes the corrosive damages caused by oxygen. This, combined with Miura’s integrated water-treatment process, further enabled seamless processes in achieving optimal results.
Miura’s unique “once-through” vertical fin-tube design heats a smaller volume of water more efficiently than other boilers. This, combined with built-in precision boiler-controls technology, requires less fuel and produces fewer emissions. The unique design enables the boilers to generate full steam from a cold start in five minutes or less. This on-demand steam-generation feature is easily scalable, and can handle up to 15 boilers by utilizing Miura’s modular “MI” system, in which multiple Miura boilers can be sequentially staged on or off as needed to match load fluctuations.
In addition, compared to conventional boilers, Miura outputs reduced levels of nitrogen oxides, a major contributor to air pollution, as well as carbon dioxide, the most prevalent of greenhouse gases.
To learn more about these boilers, contact Miura.