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Decas Cranberry Products, Inc., is the second largest processor of sweet dried cranberries in the world. Its facility, located in Carver, Mass., processes more than 50 million pounds of cranberries... (View Full Article)
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Emissions regulations in the San Francisco Bay Area are some of the most stringent in the country.... (View Full Article)
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In 2011, SSM Health Care of Wisconsin built St. Mary's Janesville Hospital in Janesville, Wis., a 50-bed community hospital that spans 175,000 sq. ft. The design of this state-of-the-art facility,... (View Full Article)
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Routine maintenance will help you avoid boiler downtime and unnecessary expenses, which can be particularly detrimental during the winter months. Now is the time to inspect and clean your boiler.... (View Full Article)
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In order to maintain energy compliance, the Denver Federal Center (DFC) challenged the campus management, and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), to reduce boiler fuel consumption in a... (View Full Article)
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When Shell Canada approached Cleaver-Brooks in 2007 with plans for a 2 Million lb/hr steam plant at their Muskeg River Mine facility, they knew we would draw upon over 80 years of engineering... (View Full Article)
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Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, operates a 700,000-square-foot fruit processing facility in Atwater, Calif., where emissions standards are among the most stringent in the country. The San Joaquin Valley Air... (View Full Article)
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A hybrid boiler plant is defined as a hydronic heating plant combining condensing and non-condensing boilers. This system is designed to take advantage of the best properties of both types. Through... (View Full Article)
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Cleaver-Brooks prides itself on being at the forefront of combustion technology. NATCOM developed a burner package that was able to burn by-product H2 gas while simultaneously firing natural gas or #2... (View Full Article)
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As boilers age, they can become less efficient, causing an increase in fuel costs. The main cause of energy inefficiency is system heat loss. Here are several ways to reclaim the heat loss in an... (View Full Article)
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Energy Recovery International (ERI) was proud to be part of a project that will save $1.7 million per year in total energy and operating costs for The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) San Diego... (View Full Article)
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Cleaver-Brooks Engineered Boiler Systems provides mission critical steam generation for Nebraska Public Power District's (NPPD) combined cycle electrical generating plant in Beatrice, Neb. At 250... (View Full Article)
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Today, hydronic boilers are producing greater efficiencies than previously thought possible, all due to the advancements of condensing technology. It is the science behind condensing that many people... (View Full Article)
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To ensure a boiler runs properly over the course of its lifetime, treating the water that circulates within the system is mandatory. If the water is not treated properly, the boiler will begin to have... (View Full Article)
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Logan Regional Hospital, part of Intermountain Healthcare, is a 400,000-square-foot, 225-bed facility located in Logan, Utah. Troy Jensen, controls systems specialist for 23-unit Intermountain... (View Full Article)
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The City of Medicine Hat Power Plant in Alberta, Canada, desired to upgrade its power station to better service area residents. The main focus of the project was to devise a means to allow the plant... (View Full Article)
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Today's published boiler efficiency ratings are calculated by manufacturers using a 15% excess air level, regardless of a burner's actual ability to operate at that condition throughout the firing... (View Full Article)
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Designing large package boilers is more challenging than ever. Demand from the marketplace is increasing for special features including low emissions, quick startup requirements, hot standby... (View Full Article)
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Cleaver-Brooks provides important Heat Recovery Steam Generation (HRSG) technology for Abengoa Bioenergy's high-octane automotive-grade ethanol plant in York, Nebraska. The Energy Recovery... (View Full Article)
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There are a number of innovative solutions that companies have successfully implemented to improve their energy and environmental performance. Among these solutions is the combustion of alternative... (View Full Article)
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In early 2009, following a long winter, the 70-year-old boilers at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wis., started to blow tubes. As a result, John Marks, director of plant operations for Alverno College,... (View Full Article)
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If your boiler/burner (package) is like more than 200,000 commercial and industrial boiler packages in operation today, then it's more than 20 years old. Which means it's probably only 60 to 70... (View Full Article)
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The Wayne State University campus consists of 13 million square feet of buildings and facilites supported by a local district supplier. Consequently, the university was faced with rising steam costs... (View Full Article)
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When Cleaver-Brooks engineers commenced to design a large flexible watertube boiler, capable of 12.5 to 25 MMBTU, they wanted to engineer a product that would raise the bar for both efficiency and... (View Full Article)
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This client requested a packaged boiler / burner system that was able to burn a process byproduct (tail gas) with a relatively low heating value (85 BTU/cu.ft.). Compounding the challenges of burning... (View Full Article)
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Deciding which steam boiler to purchase is commonly determined by equipment cost. And while cost is an important consideration, this single criterion does not take into consideration a product's... (View Full Article)
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Designing large package boilers rated at over 400,000 lb/h steam production is a challenge because of shipping limitations within the U.S. and Canada. Field-erected boilers, on the other hand, are... (View Full Article)
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Design engineers at Cleaver-Brooks have been making modifications to its integrated watertube boiler/burner system in order to improve productivity, reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency.... (View Full Article)
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Recent advancements in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and other analytical design techniques have given these engineers the ability to perform the sophisticated calculations necessary to design... (View Full Article)
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Today, buildings are the number one contributor of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. Integrating high-efficiency boilers into your heating system is an essential element in reducing... (View Full Article)
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Emission requirements in certain air districts in California have become more stringent over the past decade. In 2005, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (APCD) mandated the NOx... (View Full Article)
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Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage, better known as SAGD, is considered to be the most viable and environmentally safe recovery technology for extracting heavy oil and bitumen. The process, which has... (View Full Article)
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Condensing hydronic boilers can operate at efficiencies in the mid-90s and above. The key to these fantastic efficiencies is to have incoming feedwater at temperatures below 140° F, and to be able to... (View Full Article)
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The primary purpose of the boiler is to supply energy to the facility's operations - for comfort heating, manufacturing process, laundry, kitchen, etc. The nature of the facility's operation will... (View Full Article)
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* An understanding of the load vs. efficiency relationship is a guide for better decisions about boiler operation. * The oxygen content in turbine exhaust gases is sufficient to support the... (View Full Article)
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In 2010, Indian Summer, manufacturer of apple juice and related products, was running three boilers between 100 to 300 HP, two of which were more than 30 years old. The plant, located in Ludington,... (View Full Article)
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For many years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) operated a coal-fired, steam boiler plant at its on-campus powerhouse. Facing stricter emissions regulations, UW-Madison began to... (View Full Article)
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C-B Nebraska Boiler, an operating company of Cleaver-Brooks, provides critical auxiliary energy production for Lincoln Energy System's (LES) Salt Valley Generating Station in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.... (View Full Article)
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Installed at the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University, this unit is in the heart of multi-disciplinary R&D neighborhoods with university, corporate, and government facilities... (View Full Article)
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With the current economic situation causing stress on every front from the crisis on Wall Street to the falling housing market to the failing auto industry, we in the energy conversion industry... (View Full Article)
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Rockville General Hospital, an affiliate of Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN), received an opportunity to improve the efficiency of their 40-year-old boiler system that serves their 233,000... (View Full Article)
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Selection Criteria for Steam Boilers Deciding which steam boiler to purchase is commonly determined by equipment cost. And while cost is an important consideration, this single criterion does not take... (View Full Article)
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St. Paul's Towers, located in Oakland, Calif., is part of the Episcopal Senior Community network. The 213-room senior living community requires reliable heating and hot water 24 hours a day, seven... (View Full Article)
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Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCAA), a farming cooperative located in Tillamook, Ore., has been providing quality dairy products for more than 100 years. While cheddar cheese accounts for... (View Full Article)
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Boilers generate steam using different methods to circulate the steam-water mixture through the evaporator tubes. These methods include natural circulation, forced circulation, and a once-through... (View Full Article)
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Many facilities are replacing their steam boiler with a hydronic one to increase efficiency and decrease operating costs. Before condensing boiler technology was introduced, boilers operated at a... (View Full Article)
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With the average boiler consuming more than four times its initial cost in energy every year, there is no bad time to look for ways to increase efficiency and perhaps no better time than during the... (View Full Article)
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Proper design and installation of an exhaust system helps to ensure that a boiler system operates at peak efficiency. Boiler inefficiency, burner shutdowns and flame ignition failure upon start-up can... (View Full Article)
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Most of the time, boiler systems in operation for 20 years or more are only 60- to 70-percent efficient, which wastes unnecessary energy and money every day.... (View Full Article)
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Selecting the right-size pump for a hydronic boiler requires knowledge of the system. The first step is to determine the water flow rate measured in gallons per minute (GPM)...... (View Full Article)
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Boiler water treatment is important for proper operation and maintenance of a boiler system. If proper water chemistry is not followed and maintained, a boiler will begin to have problems within the... (View Full Article)
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A paper mill located in upstate South Carolina operates a high-performance linerboard mill. The 700+ ton/day facility recycles old corrugated containers and mixed papers to produce both corrugating... (View Full Article)
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To maximize boiler efficiency and ensure equipment longevity, it is important to properly treat boiler feedwater and keep the internal boiler surfaces clean. Water contains minerals and gases, which... (View Full Article)
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Today's published boiler efficiency ratings are calculated by manufacturers using a 15% excess air level. The reason efficiency ratings are calculated using 15% excess air (or 3% O2) is that research... (View Full Article)