Prior to revealing its new system, company officials welcomed customers and guests from the local community including Chamber representatives Eric McDonald, Tamaka Hudson, Cathy Broome and Monique Watson, City Manager Jeff Hulsey, Mayor Curtis Lewis and others.
President Mark Utzinger, Miura Manufacturing America, Co., LTD., Plant Manager Vince B. Broome, Miura, and President Hiroshi (Harley) Fukushima, Miura North America, Inc. mingled with the crowd before a blue curtain was raised to reveal the new boiler system,
According to the company's press release, this 300 BHP gas-fired on-demand ultra-low NOx steam generator features a single-pressure-vessel, zero side-clearance design that offers a compact footprint for point-of-use applications with the flexibility to link together multiple modules. The modular design of the Miura LX-300 is well suited for multiple-installation boiler plants in such larger-scale facilities as hospitals, factories and college/university campus district-energy installations. A multiple-installation of the LX-300 boilers can enable such plants to generate steam in close accordance to demand and load profiles, thereby optimizing energy management.
“Miura boilers are famous for their reduced environmental footprint of low NOx/low CO2 emissions,” notes Hiroshi Fukushima, President of Miura North America Inc. “Miura’s exclusive ‘once-through’ fin-tube design requires less fuel because it uses less water, which it turns into steam in five minutes or less, providing very high in-service operational efficiencies. Miura boilers feature a smaller physical footprint as well, and the new LX-300 further advances that benefit with a new zero-side-clearance design that delivers the industry’s largest steam capacity per square foot of boiler-plant footprint.”
The Miura LX-300’s innovative zero-side-clearance design requires less space than traditional fire-tube boilers and can reduce boiler-room size requirements and installation/construction costs. The unique low-volume design reduces thermal radiation from the boiler during operation. This allows for Miura LX-300 boilers to safely be placed side-by-side without the need for clearance between each unit typical of large-volume conventional boilers. Tested and approved by UL (Underwriters Laboratories, the global resource for product safety certification and compliance solutions), Miura’s zero-side-clearance design is certified to provide enhanced safety and durability in conjunction with superior energy and emissions performance.
Miura’s zero-side-clearance design is the ideal solution for boiler room upgrades that increase steam-generation capacity while conserving physical plant space. Installation of multiple LX-300 boilers enables larger-scale applications to optimize steam plants for superior energy management of site-specific demand requirements and load profile. The on-demand capability of Miura boilers makes them particularly well-suited for multiple-installation configurations in which boilers can be selectively turned on or off as needed, as opposed to idling on stand-by and consuming energy while waiting for next-demand response
Originally developed in Japan, Miura boilers were designed to address the far higher energy costs and pollution-control standards in that country. Miura boilers save, on average, as much as 20 percent annually on fuel costs over other boiler designs. Miura’s compact design and advanced microprocessor controls maximize efficiency and minimize emissions, factors that have made the company’s boilers a leading choice among commercial, industrial, and institutional steam users. Miura’s built-in energy recovery and water-treatment systems also achieve efficiencies as high as 87 percent.