Miura, a world-leader in industrial steam boilers, has teamed up with heavyweights Hartford Steam Boiler and Armstrong International to offer Steam-as-a-Service (SaaS).
Paul O’Donnell, Miura's vice president of strategic development, recognized the need for Steam-as-a-Service in the North American market about two years ago. “Steam has become so vital to processing industries, schools, hospitals and other markets, but there are growing challenges when it comes to having the capital to invest in the latest technologies in order to replace aging, fuel-hungry infrastructures, as well as a dwindling expert workforce to operate and maintain the equipment.”
With Steam-as-a-Service, users can take advantage of state-of-the-art modular boiler systems, next-gen IoT capabilities, and onsite operation and maintenance, all for a single monthly fee.
SaaS is a model that can work well for a wide range of users, especially those with fluctuating steam requirements, since it essentially produces only the steam you need, maximizing efficiency while conserving resources, lowering emission, and minimizing your environmental footprint.
“Steam as a Service is a game changer,” adds Greg Barats, president and CEO of Hartford Steam Boiler. “It’s a 21st century business model outsourcing the complexity of managing equipment and taking away associated risk.”
Steam-as-a-Service brings together three of the leading steam companies in the world: Miura America, the world’s largest boiler manufacturer; Armstrong International, the world’s most diversified steam plant design, installation, operation and maintenance group, and Hartford Steam Boiler/Munich RE, the global leader in equipment insurance, boiler engineering, and inspections.
The alliance of these companies brings together an end-to-end solution for onsite steam generation, delivered by trusted experts.
“This group of companies is truly world class, states Doug Bloss, president and CEO of Armstrong International. “You couldn’t find another group of companies that would offer this much experience in steam.”
With Steam-as-a-Service, there is no capital to invest or upfront costs. SaaS moves steam generation from capital expenditures to operational expenditures. There’s a single, predictable monthly fee. Plus, because the SaaS offering is a modular and scalable steam solution, it can change quickly according to specific business needs and requirements.
The industries that will benefit from SaaS cut across almost every major market and include healthcare, education, automotive, pharmaceuticals, textiles, chemicals and so many more.
“Steam-as-a-Service is a turnkey, fully financed solution that meets the steam requirements of industrial users, hospital and schools by designing, building, operating, maintaining, and continuously optimizing their steam generation onsite, while allowing them to focus on their core business,” adds O’Donnell.
Steam-as-a-Service is ideally suited for a range of users, from customers with an aging steam infrastructure that is operating beyond its optimal life span, to new customers, since both can take advantage of the best available technology and system design to future-proof their steam requirements.
Steam-as-a-Service offers a range of benefits and advantages that include:
· A cost-effective, highly-efficient solution for steam requirements
· No capital required, steam is delivered for a single, monthly fee
· On-site expertise includes operations, maintenance and administration
· Reduced downtime even during inspections with our modular system
· Next-Gen IoT for predictive maintenance and remote troubleshooting
· Continuous optimization that increase efficiency based on enhanced data
· A scalable, flexible solution, up or down, providing the steam you need
· Green benefits that reduce fuel, conserve resources and lower emissions
· A compact footprint that reduces the need for costly space and construction
· A guaranteed solution that outsources risk back by a world-class alliance
Steam-as-a-Service is an important advantage for industrial users who see the benefits in working with industry leaders to take advantage of a range of efficiencies that will serve current and future needs while greatly expanding their overall efficiencies and allowing them to focus on their core business and what they do best.