Firetube Waste Heat Boilers



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Hiring Pipe Welders

Feb 2015

welderChanute Manufacturing is currently hiring Pipe Welders qualified in TIG welding of light to heavy-wall tubing. Please visit our Employment page for more information.


Optimus Ships Large Firetube Boiler

March 2014

demoOptimus Engineered Products designed and produced this waste heat firetube boiler that will extract heat from a 2100°F gas stream and produce 300,000 lb/hr of steam @ 740 psi.

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The system also included a smaller firetube boiler that shared a common steam drum. All units shipped on time for a March 2014 delivery.


Firetube Waste Heat Boilers

Fire tube waste heat boilers for a variety of industries and applications are well suited for Optimus' design capabilities and Chanute's unique manufacturing facility. Due to Chanute Manufacturing's ability to handle large and heavy vessels, Optimus can design, manufacture and ship extraordinarily large fire tube waste heat boilers. Optimus utilizes proven design and operational standards for such things as cirulation ratio, retention times, corrosion allowance, blow-off configuration, etc., that improve the life and reliability of the boiler equipment. For high-capacity sulfuric acid plants, in particular, Optimus offers a system with two boilers operating in parallel with a common steam drum to accomodate very high heat duty and steam production requirements.

Optimus unfired waste heat boilers recover valuable BTU’s from hot process gas. The steam-side of the boilers are designed and constructed to Section I of the ASME Code for Power Boilers.

Contract Fabrication

Chanute/Optimus also builds Waste Heat Boilers for many process engineering companies and OEM's. These engineering companies provide their thermal and mechancial design and Chanute produces the fabrication detail drawings and manufactures the boiler to applicable specifications. Alternatively, the customer can provide the thermal design and assign Optimus/Chanute the responsibility for the mechanical design.

Replacement in Kind

Plant operators periodically need to replace existing boilers and related components and Chanute is frequently a preferred provider of these replacement boilers. Chanute can simply perform an in-kind replacement, or review the original specifications and bring the design up to date with the current ASME Code.

Either way, Chanute/Optimus offers the best value for the money when you need a boiler.

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Shop test fit of Acid Plant Firetube Waste Heat Boiler

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1st & 2nd Pass Waste Heat Boiler inside Chanute's shop






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