DALLAS--()--In an industry where the technology to make steam has remained essentially unchanged for 200 years, Holman Boiler Works, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing single-source boiler solutions providers, has totally revamped its engineering and manufacturing functions in a drive to make the company a leader in the application of 21st century engineering, quality and manufacturing techniques.
“This industry has a ‘no school like the old school’ mentality”
“This industry has a ‘no school like the old school’ mentality,” said Holman’s CEO John Marrinucci. “But rising fuel costs and more stringent emissions and Environmental Protection Agency standards are driving the boiler industry to apply modern manufacturing and engineering techniques, and we are taking a leadership role in that transformation.”
Marrinucci joined the company as CEO in August of 2011. Working with newly appointed engineering director John Iannone, he has introduced a 3D visual philosophy and modeling technology. “We use a 3D laser scanner in conjunction with 3D software to produce detailed three-dimensional images of engineered products, modifications, prototypes and repair parts,” Iannone added.
“Many of our customers do not have the 'as built' drawings for their boilers or mechanical systems, especially field changes that have taken place over time due to repairs, system expansion and maintenance,” said Iannone. “The use of 3D technology enables us to cut the costs of re-engineering and producing a full set of boiler or mechanical system drawings in half.” The three dimensional as built drawings then become a part of the plant’s permanent records.
3D modeling also gives the company the ability to develop faster and more accurate field drawings and models for project management. “The 3D drawings and models, along with its animation capability, help everyone involved with a project share exactly the same vision of what the project work process will be in a step by step fashion,” Marrinucci said. “Customers can also see exactly what the proposed end product will be, and they have 3D files for use for future maintenance and engineering of their systems. These 3D models also become excellent training aids for any organization to keep their operations and maintenance personnel informed and knowledgeable.”
The three dimensional as built drawings then become a part of the plant’s permanent records. Future plans call for the use of 3D modeling to provide engineering solutions for heat transfer, fluid dynamics, ASME calculations and flame/burner modeling, Iannone noted.
About Holman Boiler Works
Holman Boiler Works, Inc. is one of the most innovative and fastest growing boiler services companies in the United States. As a single-source supplier for more than 65 years, Holman is the leader in designing and delivering a full range of integrated boiler solutions for commercial and industrial markets. In addition, Holman is Cleaver Brooks’ largest representative covering the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas. Holman’s unique go-to-market strategy combines the strength of local sales and 24/7/365 service support through its 13 regional offices and 300 employees with company-wide best practices in design, engineering, project management, repair, maintenance, fabrication and field installation. Based in Dallas, Holman has thousands of customers worldwide in steam-intensive markets, including construction, food processing, refinery, petrochemical, utility, gas processing, energy, packaging, environmental, healthcare, education and government. Visit the company web site at www.holmanboiler.com for more information.