Indeck Keystone Energy Delivers Massive Shop-Assembled Watertube Boiler

Wheeling, IL - Indeck Keystone Energy's technology center has completed the custom engineering and manufacture of one of the largest shop-assembled boilers in the United States. Indeck Keystone Energy delivered this massive Keystone watertube "D" type package boiler for a major steel manufacturer in the Midwest. The boiler weighed nearly 1,000,000 pounds and required tremendous efforts to move it by land and sea to the client.

Design of the large boiler involved engineering, manufacturing, and transportation considerations. The custom designed Indeck watertube boiler included 100% tube and membrane furnace and sidewalls to increase boiler life while reducing overall maintenance. Engineering of the boiler took into consideration combustion, emissions and optimization of boiler heating surface and tube spacing for enhanced thermal performance. The boiler design also included provisions to be lifted via a heavy haul multi-axle truck equipped to travel over the road and onto a barge for water transport.

According to Chris Petcos, Chief Operating Officer, "Indeck Keystone Energy was selected because of our past history with large custom designed specialty boilers, project management expertise, schedule compliance, competitive price and ability to offer shop assembly of the boiler module. With extensive experience in designing boilers firing low BTU fuels such as blast furnace gas (BFG), coke oven gas (COG) and landfill gas, the Indeck team enjoys working with the most demanding of clients to supply industrial boilers for processing, manufacturing, and petrochemical refining applications worldwide."

Indeck's engineering expertise includes large shop-assembled boilers that can meet the following requirements:

o Steam flow to 1,000,000 pounds per hour

o Operating Pressure to 2,000 psig

o Steam Temperature to 1,050º F

o Fuels: Gas, Oil, Blast Furnace Gas, Hydrogen , Landfill gas and other low BTU Gases

With a history of over 160 years of successful boiler design and production, Indeck's team is ready to provide solutions that meet governmental standards, environmental regulations and efficiencies.

Indeck Keystone Energy is a part of the Indeck Group of Companies that focus on complete steam power solutions. Indeck Keystone Energy's history dates back to the 1840's as Erie City Iron Works, Zurn Energy Division, and Aalborg Industries. Indeck Keystone Energy's engineering and project management skills are highly recognized as leaders in the boiler industry. For additional information visit


The Indeck Group of companies is a single-source boiler system supplier. Indeck assists with the EPA permitting, engineering the complete package, providing all accessory equipment including combustion control and burner management system, installation and startup. Indeck designs and manufactures a complete line of industrial watertube shop assembled packaged boilers and field-erected boilers. The Indeck Group has supplied over 5,000 boiler systems in over 40 countries. Typical fuel sources utilized are Gas, Oil, Biomass, Waste Heat and Solid Fuels.

Indeck Keystone Energy, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, specializes in industrial, solid fuel and waste heat recovery boilers. Indeck Keystone Energy is also the technology center for package boiler, HRSG, waste heat boiler and stoker fired solid fuel boiler designs. Indeck Keystone Energy also oversees upgrades, modifications, performance studies, design improvements and system retrofits. Typical fuel sources utilized are Gas, Oil, Biomass, Waste Heat and Solid Fuels. Both Indeck Power Equipment Company and Indeck Keystone Energy maintain a comprehensive OEM spare parts inventory and 24-hour availability to facilitate plant operations.

Indeck Power Equipment Company manufactures, sells, leases or rents watertube packaged boilers, high temperature International-Lamont hot water generators (HTWGs), firetube boilers, and specialty boilers. Indeck also rents generators to 2000kw, chillers up to 1000 tons and various water treatment equipment. Indeck Power has the largest stock of boilers in the world with sizes ranging over 300,000 pph of steam. Indeck delivers power solutions worldwide! Indeck's emergency boiler response team is available 365 days a week to assist clients in planned or emergency needs.

Indeck Boiler Company is one of Indeck's boiler manufacturing facilities and is located in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. The plant has access to most major railways across North America, as well as barge access through the St. Lawrence Seaway. River
Indeck Energy is based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois and includes a portfolio of power generation projects consisting of 3,000 MW internationally and ethanol and biodiesel facilities representing 755 million gallons per year production. Indeck Energy's portfolio also includes the development and commercial operation of Indeck Ladysmith, LLC; a wood pellet production facility located in Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

Indeck Media Contact:

Perrie Hayes 847-541-8300 x3516

Indeck Power Equipment Company

1111 Willis Avenue

Wheeling, IL 60090

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