Coming in at #1 on our list is York-Shipley. For over 100 years, York-Shipley has been a dominating factor in the industrial steam boiler market. When they first released their centerfire design, it was a game changer for the boiler manufacturing business. The centerfire design offered increased water circulation around the furnace, preventing dangerous dry-fire conditions that have caused dangerous boiler explosions for other manufacturers. This rugged, affordable and easy to service design is our top choice for a firetube boiler room.
In a close second place, #2 on our 2017 top boiler manufacturer's list is Cleaver-Brooks. Cleaver-Brooks has been considered a premier boiler manufacturer for decades. Their dryback firetube line and integral burner is one of our favorites.
In the #3 spot this year is Hurst Boiler & Welding Co. We have always been a fan of Hurst's simple firetube boiler design. Their recent product line expansion of the "Euro Style" boiler offered a slimmer design for containerized boiler applications.