17 Oct '11, 5am

Effects of New NOx RACT Rules

The revised rule in New York (which may be adopted by other states) contains new NOx emission limits for different fuels for different-sized boilers, any boiler with a maximum heat input of 25 mmBtu/hr or greater. Any boiler below that level must undergo a formal annual tune-up. The revised NOx RACT rule contains more stringent NOx emission limits, which will go into effect on July 1, 2014, for combustion of coal and of No. 6 fuel oil are particularly stringent. A number of boiler and burner vendors have told me that their equipment simply cannot meet the new limits. This is particularly telling as equipment vendors are usually optimistic that their units can meet stringent standards. If they admit their equipment cannot, then it really is believable that the limits cannot be met. Therefore, New York State may be using NOx RACT as a means of virtually eliminating the use o...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/10/16/effects-of-...

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