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As more attention is focused on sustainability, Miura, a world leader in industrial steam boiler technology, will showcase its line of energy and resource–conserving watertube boilers from Feb. 3-5 at AHR Expo 2020, Orlando, Booth #5153.
The company, which just celebrated its 60th year in business, has maintained a corporate philosophy of resource conservation and safe, efficient operation since the beginning, a tribute to the visionary founders who understood the importance of preserving the environment and supporting the critical needs of their customers.
With unique features that include full steam from a cold start in less than five minutes, Miura steam boilers can be turned on or off easily, according to load requirements, thereby conserving fuel, while substantially reducing energy costs and limiting emissions.
These advantages, along with Miura’s best safety record in the industry, continue to impress more and more customers who are switching from their traditional firetube boilers,
With more than 150,000 units in operation worldwide, Miura has never had a pressure vessel explosion resulting in casualty. The company’s “safer-by-design” engineering, combined with its unique boiler geometry, means that catastrophic vessel failure is practically impossible, and day-to-day safety issues related to installation, operation, and maintenance are greatly reduced.
“Miura’s efficiency, reliability and safety continues to impress new and current customers,” said Miura America Company President Tatsuya Fujiwara. “Our success in the US market is a tribute to our technology and to the dedication of people who work here.”
Miura, which recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Rockmart, Georgia, U.S. headquarters and “Made in the USA” manufacturing facility, today provides complete solutions for a customer’s steam boiler system needs.
Growing from a handful of U.S. employees in 2009 to more than 120 engineers, machinists, welders, IT professionals, product developers, support specialists, and sales reps today, the company has more than doubled yearly boiler production as more U.S.-based companies turn to Miura’s greener, on-demand steam boilers.
“Steam boiler buyers are increasingly recognizing Miura’s many advantages over traditional firetube boilers,” said Sr. VP U.S. Operations Doug MacMaster. “These include faster start-up, easier installation and maintenance, modular technology, and the many safeguards that ensure reliable operation.”
What is also attracting more and more customers to Miura is the company’s commitment to responsibly supporting environmental concerns, which takes into account a range of variables from the physical space required for a boiler to the amount of energy and water used.
“In our part of the country, space is costly and limited, which is why we first chose Miura over larger firetube boilers that required a great deal of space for housing, pulling tubes and general maintenance,” said a facilities director at a community hospital, who first purchased Miura boilers more than 20y years ago and is now replacing some of those units.
Another customer, in the laundry industry, cited his company’s reasons for choosing Miura.
“Green initiatives are an important part of our company’s mission statement,” said the engineering manager at this state-of-the-art laundry facility. “With Miura’s quick-steam feature, we can idle the boilers during lower demand periods, and turn them on as needed. That alone is an enormous advantage, when compared to firetube boilers that require hours to reach full steam. Plus it allows us to use less fuel, (customers estimate fuel savings of up to 20% when compared to firetube boilers), have fewer emissions, use less water, and conserve natural resources.”
A respected consultant in the food processing industry recalled why he chose Miura when he was asked to select equipment for a distillery business.
“One of the benefits of Miura boilers that stood out for us was the emissions aspect. We're in a beautiful setting; in the middle of a vineyard, so the environmental aspect of limiting emissions, conserving resources and sustainability are very important to the distillery.”
Miura boilers are available in two series, LX and EX. The company also provides a range of products from earth-friendly chemicals that are added to the water supply to extend boiler life, to innovative remote monitoring systems.
The LX Gas/Low NOx Series, Low and High Pressure Steam Boiler (available in boiler models ranging from 50 -300HP) use natural gas or propane and are available in a range of steam pressure options (300 MAWP, 170 MAWP or 15 MAWP). Their compact size allows most models to fit through an industrial 7-foot doorway, while their naturally low NOx (nitrogen oxides) ratings are as low as 9ppm depending on model.
The EX Gas/Oil Series High Pressure Steam Boilers (available in boiler models starting from 100HP, and in 50HP increments up to 300HP) are the most versatile industrial steam boilers in the world. The EX design minimizes carryover and produces dry saturated steam in less than five minutes from a cold start. Faster start-up means less fuel used, greater savings, and more responsible use of precious natural resources.
Miura’s commitment to the environment and matters of safety and health extend well beyond its advanced steam boiler technology.
In 2019, the company received a renewal of its OSHA Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) certification, an award given to those businesses that have used OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program services and operate exemplary safety and health programs. Companies that earn the OSHA SHARP designation must also have injury and illness rates below the national average.
Currently, Miura ranks as one of the safest places to work in Georgia, and since opening its 100,000-square-foot U.S. manufacturing facility in 2009, Miura has focused on achieving the distinction of becoming the safest workplace in the steam boiler industry.
To learn more about Miura’s many benefits, please visit them at AHR Expo 2020 at Booth #5153.