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Browse through our listing of case studies and see how Cleaver-Brooks systems have been successfully implemented across a variety of applications.

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  • Cleaver-Brooks Increases Efficiency and Reduces Fuel Costs for Abengoa Bioenergy The Energy Recovery International Slant HRSG is made even more efficient through its finned watertube design and isolated diagonal downcomers. These features greatly enhance circulation and overall heat transfer; saving valuable energy while greatly assisting the environment. View Case Study
  • Industry: Energy & Petrochemical
    • Boilers
  • Alverno College Reduces Fuel Cost by 20% with Boiler Replacement 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, contacted PBBS Equipment, Menomonee Falls, WI, to determine whether to fix the old boilers or replace the entire system. View Case Study
  • Industry: Education
    • Boilers
  • CBEX Elite Boiler Helps Dole Meet Regulatory Requirements Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, operates a 700,000-sq.-ft. fruit processing facility in Atwater, Calif., where emissions standards are among the most stringent in the country.The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District requires less than 5 ppm NOx emissions for new boilers with an input of 20,000,000 BTU or greater. View Case Study
  • Industry: Food & Beverage
    • Boilers
  • New Boiler Is a Breakthrough for the Dry-Cleaning Industry When Cleaver-Brooks introduced its ClearFire® line of high-efficiency, ultra-low emission boilers at the 2009 Clean Show, Tom Janick, owner of Pristine Cleaners in Naples, Fla., and Craft Cleaners in Princeton, N.J., said the new boiler line is helping to bring the dry-cleaning industry into the 21st century. “Quite frankly, we are used to a boiler being a piece of metal with some concrete added for insulation, a burner, a water column and some controls,” said Janick. View Case Study
  • Industry: Laundry & Dry Cleaning
    • Boilers
  • Electric Boiler was Right Choice for Tillamook Creamery-Reduced Manufacturer’s Fuel Consumption by 80% Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA), a farming cooperative located in Tillamook, Ore., has been providing quality dairy products for more than 100 years. While cheddar cheese accounts for nearly 85% of its dairy products, Tillamook also manufactures ice cream, yogurt, butter, sour cream, dried whey and many other flavors of cheese. Its facility runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week to produce 78 million pounds of cheese and other products for distribution worldwide. View Case Study
  • Industry: Food & Beverage
    • Boilers
  • High School Counts on Cleaver-Brooks Condensing Boilers The increasing population in the Whitman and Hanson communities of Massachusetts justified the building of a new, state-of-the-art high school to replace the aging and outdated facility. View Case Study
  • Industry: Education
    • Boilers
  • Chemical Company Trusts Cleaver-Brooks HRSG to Maintain Power for Production One of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies operates plants throughout the world, including one in Louisiana that produces chemicals and polymers for a variety of uses from consumer goods to agricultural applications. View Case Study
  • Industry: Manufacturing
    • Boilers
  • Bell’s Brewery Counts on CBEX Elite for Highly Efficient Production Bell’s Brewery, based in Comstock, Mich., is a regional craft brewery known for its unfiltered, quality craft beers. Since its establishment in 1985, the company has grown exponentially. In 2013, it produced over 248,000 barrels of beer for distribution across 20 states.  View Case Study
  • Industry: Food & Beverage
    • Boilers
  • Cleaver-Brooks Engineers FC-OSSG for Alberta Oil Sands When a leading oil producer received approval on its in-situ Oil Sands expansion project in the Alberta Oil Sands, the company aggressively pursued new technology for its steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project. Working with Tundra Process Solutions in Calgary, Canada, the oil company enlisted the R&D department of Cleaver-Brooks in 2009 to develop a new type of steam generator for the Oil Sands that would utilize environmentally friendly evaporator technology at high pressure and be easy to maintain.  View Case Study
  • Industry: Energy and Petochemical
    • Boilers
  • Longview Fibre Paper & Packaging Counts on the CBEX Elite for High Efficiency and Low Emissions View Case Study
  • Industry: Manufacturing
    • Boilers
  • Indian Summer Reduces Fuel Expense 32% by Installing New Boiler System 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, Mich., had added more pasteurizers and filtration equipment to increase production, but according to Larry Morton, maintenance manager for Indian Summer, the boiler system was already maxed out. View Case Study
  • Industry: Food Processing
    • Boilers
  • World's Largest Penguin Facility Counts on ClearFire®-C Boiler In April 2016, the Detroit Zoo, located in Royal Oak, Mich., opened the largest penguin facility in the world. The Polk Penguin Conservation Center is a 33,000-square-foot, iceberg-shaped structure that is home to more than 80 penguins of four species. View Case Study
  • Industry: Entertainment
    • Boilers
  • Boiler Conversion Pays for Itself in 27 Months at Bridgewater State University View Case Study
  • Industry: Education
    • Boilers
  • Biopharmaceutical Company Installs ClearFire®-C Boilers to Meet Tough Emissions Requirements Emissions regulations in the San Francisco Bay Area are some of the most stringent in the country. Just a few years after a large biopharmaceutical company in the Bay Area installed Cleaver-Brooks FLX boilers in several of its buildings, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) issued more rigorous regulations. View Case Study
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Manufacturing, & Commercial Heating
    • Controls
    • Boilers
  • Cleaver-Brooks Reduces Fuel Costs Significantly for Borden Chemical 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 this fuel was the fact that this gas was only available at 1.5 psig.  View Case Study
  • Industry: Manufacturing
    • Burners
    • Boilers
  • Cleaver-Brooks Engineers Custom-Designed Nebraska D-Type Superheated Steam Boiler for Alberta Power Plant 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 to solely run on a single Combustion Gas Turbine/HRSG system at night.  View Case Study
  • Industry: Energy & Petrochemical
    • Burners
    • Boilers
  • Custom-Designed Boiler Solution for Ivy League School Achieves <9 ppm NOx One Ivy League university is committed to environmental citizenship and embraces responsible growth as a critical part of its mission. At the center of its efforts is a sustainability task force, charged with advancing a culture of environmental accountability both on campus and throughout the world. One of the university’s goals is to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 43% by 2020 compared to 2005 levels. With more than 300 buildings on campus to heat, cool and power, the manner in which each building is designed, constructed and managed has a significant impact on the university’s carbon footprint. View Case Study
  • Industry: Education
    • Burners
    • Boilers
  • Flexible Solutions Help Logan Hospital Reduce Natural Gas Consumption by 44 Percent Logan Regional Hospital, part of Intermountain Healthcare, is a 400,000-sq.-ft., 225-bed facility located in Logan, Utah. Troy Jensen, controls systems specialist for the 23-unit Intermountain Healthcare, knew he could cut operating costs by optimizing the boiler system at Logan Hospital. View Case Study
  • Industry: Commerical Heating
    • Controls
    • Boilers
  • Cleaver-Brooks Reduces Fuel Costs Significantly for Olin Chlor Chemicals 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 oil.  NATCOM does not deviate from the basic fundamentals of combustion when developing these state-of-the-art specialty application burners.  Safety and reliability are of paramount importance in all of NATCOM’s designs. View Case Study
  • Industry: Manufacturing
    • Burners
    • Boilers
  • St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital Benefits from Hybrid Boiler System Controlled by Cleaver-Brooks HSC In 2011, SSM Health Care of Wisconsin built St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital, a 50-bed community hospital that spans 175,000 sq. ft., in Janesville, Wisc. The design of this state-of-the-art facility, engineered by Erdman Engineering, based in Madison, Wisc., required the use of both high-pressure steam and hydronic boilers. After careful consideration, Cleaver-Brooks, represented by PBBS Equipment Corporation, was selected to provide the equipment. View Case Study
  • Industry: Commercial Heating
    • Controls
    • Boilers
  • St. Paul’s Towers Upgrades Burners, Saves 30% on Fuel Bill and Reduces NOx Emissions 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 days a week. To accommodate this need, St. Paul’s Towers counts on two Cleaver-Brooks, gas-fired, flextube hot water boilers, each with an input of 6.0 MMBTU per hour. When new state regulations mandated that boilers emit less than 15 ppm NOx, St. Paul’s Towers contacted its service provider, R.F. MacDonald Co, in Hayward, Calif., to upgrade its equipment. View Case Study
  • Industry: Healthcare
    • Burners
    • Boilers
  • Cleaver-Brooks Increased Steam Production for VA Hospital 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 Medical Center, one of the leading VA Medical Centers in terms of funded research. View Case Study
  • Industry: Healthcare
    • Heat Recovery
    • Boilers
  • Cleaver-Brooks HRSGs Keep Power and Heat Running at NYU Despite Hurricane Sandy While most of New York City was without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, buildings at New York University (NYU) enjoyed warmth and electricity provided by the university’s new co-generation (co-gen) plant. During the hurricane, NYU was able to isolate itself from the main grid and operate in “island mode,” maintaining power, heat and hot water for 22 buildings on the main campus and 37 other connected facilities.  View Case Study
  • Industry: Education
    • Heat Recovery
    • Boilers
  • High School Reaps Benefits of Replacing Steam Heating System with Hydronic One South Portland High School in South Portland, Maine, recently underwent a major renovation to upgrade and expand its facility, constructed in 1952. More than 100,000 feet was added to the school for a total of 300,000 square feet, providing space to meet a projected increase in enrollment and to fulfill major design criteria desired by the community. In addition to modernizing and expanding the high school, the renovation provided the opportunity for the school to implement a number of energy-saving initiatives.   View Case Study
  • Industry: Education
    • Heat Recovery
    • Boilers
  • Food Manufacturer Readily Meets California's Strict NOx Requirement 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 emission level at 9 ppm, and in 2010, the agency tightened the regulation to 7 ppm.  View Case Study
  • Industry: Food & Beverage
    • Burners
    • Controls
    • Boilers
  • Cleaver-Brooks Provides Over $500,000 per Year Savings for the Denver Federal Center 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 major building. If results were successful, the project was expected to expand campus wide.  View Case Study
  • Industry: Commercial Heating
    • Burners
    • Controls
    • Boilers
  • Decas Case Study 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 annually to produce products that include: cranberry concentrate, sweetened dried cranberries, cranberry extract powdersand oils, and fresh cranberries. View Case Study
  • Industry: Food & Beverage
    • Controls
    • Heat Recovery
    • Boilers
  • Cleaver-Brooks Helps LES Provide Reliable and Cost-Efficient Power 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, Neb. View Case Study
  • Industry: Utility
    • Burners
    • Controls
    • Boilers
  • Cleaver-Brooks Reduces Emission Levels Significantly for North Carolina State University 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 intertwined. View Case Study
  • Industry: Education
    • Burners
    • Controls
    • Boilers
  • Cleaver-Brooks Optimized Boiler Package Exceeds Expectations 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-sq.ft. facility. John Lombardi, Director of Engineering for ECHN, was committed to implementing long-term sustainable energy-efficient plant improvements. View Case Study
  • Industry: Healthcare
    • Burners
    • Controls
    • Boilers
  • Largest Shop-Assembled, Ultra-Low NOx Boilers Meet University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Steam Needs 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 explore its options. View Case Study
  • Industry: Power Generation
    • Burners
    • Boilers
    • Exhaust Solutions
  • Cleaver-Brooks Develops Plan with Expected savings of $135 Million for Wayne State University The Wayne State University campus consists of 13 million square feet of buildings and facilities supported by a local district supplier. Consequently, the university was faced with rising steam costs and managing the reliability risk of district steam. In search of a solution, the university turned to the expertise of DiClemente Siegel Design to determine the best route for producing steam both now and in the future. The study concluded it would be more efficient and cost-effective to proceed with either individual or cluster boiler plants to self-generate both steam and hot water for the university buildings. View Case Study
  • Industry: Education
    • Burners
    • Water Systems
    • Boilers
  • ClearFire®-V Boiler Helps Madison Cleaners Save 40% in Fuel Costs Madison Cleaners in Madison, N.J., processes approximately 30,000 garments per week. Mr. Yoon-Jung Kang, president of Madison Cleaners, was not in the market for a new boiler; however, once he learned about the benefits of the Cleaver-Brooks ClearFire®-V (CFV) boiler, he decided to purchase one.  View Case Study
  • Industry: Laundry & Dry Cleaning
    • Boilers
  • Lansing Cleaners Case Study Tom Ustanik, co-owner of Lansing Cleaners, based in Lansing Ill., is tapped frequently to share his expertise about the dry-cleaning industry and the environmental responsibility of businesses today.  He is well versed on both topics, having owned Lansing Cleaners along with his wife, Sandy, since 1982.  Lansing Cleaners is a two-time winner of the Illinois State Drycleaner of the Year award and also a three-time winner of the Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award.  View Case Study
  • Industry: Laundry & Dry Cleaning
    • Boilers
  • Boiler Commissioning at South Carolina Paper Mill a Success 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 medium and linerboard in a wide range of weights to suit its customers’ needs. View Case Study
  • Industry: Manufacturing
    • Burners
    • Controls
    • Heat Recovery
    • Boilers
  • Cleaver-Brooks Responds to the Unique Needs of Canada’s Oil Sands Industry 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 Cleaver-Brooks would draw upon over 80 years of engineering experience and expertise to develop a custom solution that precisely met their needs. View Case Study
  • Industry: Energy & Petrochemical
    • Burners
    • Controls
    • Heat Recovery
    • Boilers
  • Wisconsin Hospital Installs ProFire® Burners to Increase Safety and Efficiency One of Wisconsin’s oldest hospitals operates with four boilers that run on natural gas and fuel oil. The boilers provide steam for building heat, sterilization, humidification and cafeteria functions. In the winter months, the hospital operates a Cleaver-Brooks 1,200 HP boiler. In addition, it has three 600 HP Keeler watertube boilers that are tapped during the summer months when the load decreases. These boilers are also used in the winter months as warm-up boilers because in a hospital, redundancy is mandatory.  View Case Study
  • Industry: Healthcare
    • Burners
  • Stanford University Selects CBEX Elite for Inventive Heat Recovery System In an effort to become one of the most energy-efficient universities in the world, Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., launched the Stanford Energy Innovations (SESI) project in 2012. At the heart of the three-year SESI initiative is heat recovery. View Case Study
  • Industry: Education
    • Heat Recovery