January 2013

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HP Water Management: Need a package boiler in a hurry?

Acquiring a package boiler is an unplanned event that requires process engineers to solve this completely unfamiliar problem. To reduce the chaos of replacing them, here are helpful ways to resolve this situation.

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

In a perfect world, acquiring a boiler would be a methodical, well-planned event. In reality, acquiring a package boiler is an unplanned event that requires process engineers to solve this completely unfamiliar problem. To reduce the chaos of replacing package boilers, here are helpful ways to resolve this situation: Purchase, lease and lease-to-own Purchasing an asset requires an economic justification (payback or return-on-investment) to gain approval by a budget committee. The hurdle for approving a capital project in the utility department can be difficult because infrastructure projects must compete against process improvement projects that have direct and easily measured profit metri

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