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CLEAVER-BROOKS BOILER AND BURNER MAKER CLEAVER-BROOKS SAYS ITS CONSTANT THIRST TO DEVELOP NEW AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS KEEPS CUSTOMERS COMING BACK. A HOUSE OF IDEAS Cleaver-Brooks developed the first packaged boiler with its own burner and controls in 1931, and since then, the company has continued to innovate. COMPANY PROFILE Cleaver-Brooks www.cleaver-brooks.com Location: Thomasville, Ga. Employees: 850 Products: Boilers, burners and controls Brooks is committed to providing efficient technologies that help its customers and the industry reduce energy usage, cost and environmental impact.” 14 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM Cleaver-Brooks: “Cleaver- leaver-Brooks invests heavily in its R&D department, because the company knows it has a history of innovation to live up to. In 1931, the company’s founder, John C. Cleaver, developed the first packaged boiler with its own burner and controls. The portable device was designed to heat asphalt for road paving, which was a booming industry as the country adjusted to support its growing population. “A boiler failure in a dairy in 1932 changed everything,” the company says. “The Cleaver boiler, brought in as a temporary replacement for an old coal-fired unit that had failed, worked so well that the wheels were removed and it became permanent.” That single incident sparked a new vision for Cleaver, and that vision is still apparent in the company today. “Since then, succeeding generations of innovators at Cleaver-Brooks have continued his tradition of foresight, leadership and innovation,” it says, “creating various boiler types and systems to meet a vast array of steam and hot water needs in the commercial and industrial marketplace, developing the most respected brand name in the industry.” To maintain that innovative nature, Cleaver-Brooks says its R&D headquarters stands as the only dedicated R&D facility in the industry. In recent years, the facility has focused on developing technologies to conserve energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The burners incorporate technology that combines optimum combustion efficiency while lowering nitrogen oxide levels to less than 9 ppm and reducing carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and other emissions. Customers in the boiler marketplace have been facing challenges lately, including rising energy and operational costs, which have been increasing for boilers of all sizes. And all are facing increasingly strict environmental regulations to decrease emissions and increase efficiency. Cleaver-Brooks says that through its “power of commitment,” it will help clients overcome these challenges. “This ongoing commitment to conservation and environmental improvement involves more than boiler and burner development – it involves a company with a true understanding of the systems to which the boiler package is connected, maximizing sustainability and overall efficiency while reducing emissions through optimum WINTER 2010
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Exploration & Processing - Winter 2010
Exploration & Processing - Winter 2009
Preparing for an Economic Upturn
Emergency Preparedness Case Study
quasar energy group
The Crossing Co.
Discovery Drilling Contractors
Mantra Venture Group
Alaska Clean Seas
Platinum Group Metals Ltd.
TG Engineering Inc.
Abacus Mining & Exploration Corp.
Advanced Rig Services
Bell Industries Inc.
Canrig Drilling Technologies Ltd.
Equipment Maintenance Services
Galloway Oilfield Construction Ltd.
Latex Construction Co.
PC Gold Inc.
Processes Unlimited International Inc.
Global Industries Ltd.
Herman Oil Co.
Juhl Wind Inc.
MWD Services LLC
Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
Oski Energy LLC
Powertech Uranium Corp.
Avanti Mining Inc.
BlackBrush Oil & Gas – Texstar Midstream
The Coeur d’Alenes Co.
Vibration Technology Inc.
Exploration & Processing - Winter 2010