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  • Cleaver-Brooks ClearFire®-CE Condensing Boiler Named Most Valuable Product of the Year by Industry Professionals

    November 2019

    The Cleaver-Brooks ClearFire®-CE (CFC-E) fully condensing hydronic boiler is the Most Valuable Product of 2019 according to Consulting-Specifying Engineer. The magazine’s awards program spotlights innovative new products designed to improve quality, lengthen life cycles and increase efficiencies. Industry professionals who have buy-specify responsibilities vote on finalists in 12 categories, and the product that receives the most votes overall is named “Most Valuable Product of the Year.

  • Past Relationship Paves Way for Valuable Upgrades at Wood County Nonprofit.

    November 2019

    Cleaver-Brooks ClearFire®-CE Condensing Boiler Named Most Valuable Product of the Year by Industry Professionals.

  • Inside the ELB, steam is the new steam

    November 2018

    Buried within UM-Dearborn’s state-of-the-art Engineering Lab Building, an old-school technology is still king.

  • Women in the Boiler Industry: The Ties that Bind

    November 2018

    Manufacturing has a workforce challenge and needs to grow the pipeline of qualified workers. In a male-dominated sector, we can continue to recruit the same as we always have or show women that there is a career path for them.

  • Best Practices for Condensing Boilers

    October 2018

    Boiler systems today are engineered to increase efficiency and reduce operating costs. Condensing boilers are a popular option because they recover energy that otherwise would be discharged out the boiler stack, enabling them to achieve more than 90% efficiency when operated with the proper conditions.

  • 6 Factors to Consider Before Investing in a High-Pressure Steam Boiler

    June 2018

    There are several variables to consider when deciding what type of high-pressure steam boiler system to purchase. Initially, it is critical to determine the load for the boiler application. This step involves defining the load’s varying characteristics, including: maximum and minimum steaming requirement, current operating pressure required and load modulation.

  • Efficiency Benefits of a Boiler System Upgrade

    May 2018

    As boilers age, they become less efficient, thereby increasing operational costs. Replacing the boiler is the obvious choice; however, it may not be necessary. If the boiler pressure vessel is in good shape, upgrading the burner and controls while adding heat recovery can not only restore a boiler to its original efficiency, but probably improve it.

  • Practical Strategies For Condensing Boiler Retrofits

    August 6, 2017

    Practical Strategies For Condensing Boiler Retrofits 2017-08-06 Three retrofit scenarios and a host of design and selection tips point to the key considerations before your project heats up. As buildings age, so do the major central equipment within the building, making it a prime opportunity for a boi

  • Boiler Water Feeding -- On/Off vs. Modulating

    May 9, 2017

    Boiler Water Feeding -- On/Off vs. Modulating 2017-05-09 The question facing many consulting engineers today is whether to specify on/off operation or modulating continuous feed when boiler size is between 250 and 1200 horsepower. To answer this question, it is important to understand the difference between th

  • 16 Steps to Proper Boiler-Feed-Pump Selection

    January 1, 2017

    Selecting the Proper Boiler Feed Pump 2017-01-01 When selecting a feed pump for an industrial steam boiler, there are a number of steps to take into account to ensure safe operation. A steam boiler is a pressurized tank, and it is critical that it always has the correct amount of water to avoid a boiler meltdo

  • Performance and the Efficiency Side of Upgrades

    November 1, 2016

    Performance and the Efficience Side of Upgrades 2016-11-01 A boiler system that has been operating for 20 years or more is likely to be operating far less than the nominal efficiency of 80 percent. If the boiler pressure vessel is in good shape, consider upgrading the system to restore its efficiency and reduc

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