Nalco Announces 1000th 3D TRASARÂ® Boiler System Installation, Introduction of Nalco 360 Service for Boilers
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Nalco (NYSE: NLC), providing essential expertise for water, energy and air, has announced the 1000th installation of its innovative 3D TRASARÃ‚® boiler automation system and the expansion of its Nalco 360(TM) Service, to provide 24/7 monitoring for boiler systems.
The record-setting 3D TRASAR boiler system is successfully minimizing boiler scale and corrosion in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada, at McCain Foods. McCain now has 12 3D TRASAR boiler automation systems installed in eight locations globally.
“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,” commented Lloyd Borowski, McCain Foods Global VP of Engineering. “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.”
Patented 3D TRASAR 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’s very important to keep heat transfer surfaces clean in order to maximize our operating efficiency,” said Steve Foster, McCain Foods Global Director of Maintenance and Reliability. “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, and we are very excited about applying this successful technology to our boilers.”
McCain Foods is a leading global food processor recognized for a variety of frozen foods, including French fries and potato products. The Florenceville site is especially significant as it is home to the McCain Foods global headquarters as well as manufacturing and research.
“Leading technologies like 3D TRASAR technology for boilers enable us to not only optimize our customers systems but also quantify and communicate the results, which are critical parts of Nalco’s differentiation in the marketplace,” said Dave Flitman, Senior Vice President and President, Water and Process Services. “Hitting this milestone reinforces the importance customers assign to our innovation and value delivery, in both products and services.”
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 extensive system health assurance check to ensure optimal system performance and reliability. Experts constantly monitor systems and provide immediate alarm response and troubleshooting, enhancing the real-time monitoring and control of the 3D TRASAR system.
There are 18,000 3D TRASAR systems for boiler and cooling water automation working at customer locations around the world reducing water use and saving energy. More information is available at www.nalco.com/3DTRASAR. For more about Nalco 360 Service visit http://www.nalco.com/services/nalco-360.htm.
About McCain Foods
McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry, employing 20,000 people and operating 50 production facilities on six continents. A privately owned company based in Florenceville, New Brunswick, McCain generates annual sales in excess of CDN$6 billion. The world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato specialties, McCain also produces frozen pizza, appetizers, oven meals, juice and desserts. The company’s products can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 160 countries around the world. McCain also owns The Day & Ross Transportation Group – based in Hartland, New Brunswick – one of the largest transportation companies in Canada.
Nalco is the world’s largest sustainability services company focused on industrial water, energy and air applications; delivering significant environmental, social and economic performance benefits to our customers. We help our customers reduce energy, water and other natural resource consumption, enhance air quality, minimize environmental releases and improve productivity and end products while boosting the bottom line. Together our comprehensive solutions contribute to the sustainable development of customer operations. Nalco is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. More than 12,000 Nalco employees operate in 150 countries supported by a comprehensive network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and research centers to serve a broad range of end markets. In 2010, Nalco achieved sales of $4.25 billion.