Cleaver Brooks

Cleaver Brooks is the premier manufacturer of high-quality firetube and watertube boilers. The Cleaver Brooks name is known throughout the world because they have more boilers operating right now than any other equipment manufacturer. Simply put, they are the standard.

With a unique focus on integrating and optimizing the boiler, burner and control systems, Cleaver Brooks is the perfect partner for our Portable Boiler Room and Boiler in a Box products. We are proud to work closely with them to provide the most robust portable boiler solutions available.

Company Background

Founded almost 90 years ago by John C. Cleaver and Raymond Brooks, Cleaver Brooks began with an intense focus on mass producing small, portable boilers for commercial and industrial boiler needs. Today, Cleaver Brooks maintains start-of the art manufacturing facilities, R&D and customer support facilities.

Their strong commitment to pushing the envelope of boiler design through hefty investments in research and development has made them a leader in compact, high efficiency boilers like the CBEX and Nebraska D series.

Why Cleaver Brooks?

The high standards that Cleaver Brooks are known for are continued today in every aspect of their organization. Their staff includes some of the best and most respected boiler professionals in the industry, many of which we count as friends. Most importantly, they continue to produce the same quality boilers they have been for over 75 years - consistency and commitment.

Integrated Burner Technology

Cleaver Brooks boilers offers the only integral firetube burner design in the world. This patented design allows for ease of operation and a small footprint. The flue gas recirculation (FGR) is all done within the front head of the boiler, making the need for large, dangerous and expensive external ducting unnecessary.

The burner is perfectly paired with the boiler - no over or undersizing the burner, either of which can result in boiler cycling and possible over-firing. This also eliminates the need to deal with a separate burner company, so you will only ever deal with one trusted source.

Rifled-tube Design

Cleaver Brooks has done more with rifled (extended surface) tubes than any other OEM. These tubes allow the overall size of the boiler to be shrunken by up to 25%, without any loss of efficiency. Up to 1,000HP (34,500 lb/hr) can fit into a CONEX box shipping container.


Powerhouse worked with Cleaver Brooks for 30 years. Our technicians are intimately familiar with all Cleaver Brooks designs and have installed and worked on hundreds of Cleaver Brooks boilers. We can optimize any Cleaver Brooks boiler so it runs exactly as advertised. We know what these boilers are capable and can design a perfect steam or hot water system from the ground up.

Custom Designs

Our engineers have designed several custom boilers with Cleaver Brooks, like the 1,000hp and 250HP designs, which are offered only by Powerhouse. We are able to combine our real world experience with the strong engineering at Cleaver Brooks to create robust and high-performing boilers.

The #1 Source Of Cleaver Brooks Boilers

Powerhouse has the largest rotating stock of Cleaver Brooks boilers in the world, meaning we keep a rotating stock of boilers available for immediate delivery. You will pay less for a Cleaver Brooks boiler from Powerhouse than anywhere else, and you won’t have to wait.

We stock Cleaver Brooks Boiler parts and guarantee them all with a comprehensive warranty so that you will have absolute certainty when it comes to installing and maintaining a reliable boiler system from Powerhouse.

We carry a wide array of new and used Cleaver Brooks boilers, for both sale and rental, including the CBLE, CBR, CBEX and FLX product lines. We even worked with them to co-design a special version of their 1,000HP boiler that would fit into one of our Portable Boiler Rooms.

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