Located in San Bernardino County, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center prides itself on its commitment to patient care. In addition to its many accomplishments in the field of research, Arrowhead is also the first hospital in the area to receive the highly accredited Level I Primary Stroke Center certification from the Health Care Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).
In order to keep their operations in compliance with new emissions requirements, Arrowhead contacted California Boiler, who had originally installed the boilers when the hospital was built and had been servicing their systems for the past 15 years.
ANALYSIS AND PROPOSED SOLUTION
After examining Arrowhead Regional Medical Center's existing boiler systems, California Boiler recommended a burner and control system retrofit. California Boiler proposed pairing three new PowerFlame NVC12-GG-30 burners with the hospitals existing Nebraska D-style water tube steam boilers, as the PowerFlame burners could bring the NOx emissions down from around 30ppm to below 9ppm. In addition, California Boiler proposed installing new AutoFlame Mark VII Touchscreen PID combustion controls to make system management easier and more intuitive with added features of O2 Trim, VFD and Auto Flame Digital Level Control to increase overall boiler efficiency.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND RESULTS
Upon being awarded the job, California Boiler got to work making the necessary replacements to the boiler system. Because the project requirements stipulated that at least two boilers needed to be running at all times, only one boiler could be retrofitted at a time. Despite the timing constraints, California Boiler completed all modifications and installations efficiently, and subsequent source testing confirmed the new emission requirements had been met successfully.