Sean McMenamin

VP of Operations, Nationwide Boiler

Sean McMenamin is the Vice President of Operations at Nationwide Boiler Inc. In addition to leading day to day operations, he is responsible for the Environmental Systems business unit, branded as Nationwide Environmental Solutions. With over 25 years in the power and environmental industries, Sean previously held the positions of Vice President of Environmental Systems and Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at Peerless Manufacturing Company and also worked at Foster Wheeler Company. In addition, he is the co-designer of a patented reagent injection process for Selective Catalytic Reduction on Gas Turbines. Sean served in the Nuclear Submarine Force of the U.S. Navy, received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and his MBA in Finance from Lehigh University.

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Optimizing Cost and Performance for NOx Reduction

Refineries, chemical plants and industrial facilities that use fossil fuel fired heat sources in their process must consider the creation and destruction of oxides of nitrogen (NOx). Facilities may drive decision making on many factors, but two of the key criteria would be cost and performance. The knowledgeable manager needs to factor in the operating cost in addition to capital cost for the expected performance to consistently meet the regulated limit.

NOx reduction is driven by regulations that vary by region. The limits set in your specific region can be achieved in most facilities by either of two methods. In this presentation, we will review operating factors that affect any given facility by comparing burner selection with or without flue gas recirculation and selective catalytic reduction methods. Specifically, natural gas fired boilers that create process steam. Other fossil fuels would need additional equipment and considerations that will be touched on but not a focus in comparing these two methods.

Throughout the presentation we will discuss the factors and the sensitivity of the variables that would drive a decision maker toward the best possible solution.