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Hospital replaces boilers with ClearFire Condensing Boiler

Virginia Cancer Center Reaps Boiler Efficiency


Johnston Memorial Hospital is a 115-bed Ballad Health facility in Abingdon, Virginia. Their Cancer Center was functioning on (2) 15+-year-old hydronic heating boilers that were nearing failing condition.

Hospital replaces boilers with ClearFire Condensing Boiler

Boiler Supply assessed the situation, and heating demand and recommended the Cleaver-Brooks hydronic ClearFire-CE boilers. The ClearFire-CE full condensing boilers are highly efficient and designed with the latest boiler technology.

Boiler Supply’s hydronic expert, Eric, Project Manager, Jason and Account Manager, Marcus, performed the facility takeoffs which entailed measurements, sizing, materials & piping layout tie-ins. This is all required to ensure the new boilers have the environment needed to be installed. Terry, a seasoned Boiler Supply technician, commissioned the first unit with flying colors. 

From discovery, supplying the equipment, delivery, installation and commissioning, Boiler Supply handled the complete replacement. Overall the new equipment is:

  • Much quieter at <70 dBA
  • Increased efficiency
  • Reduced fuel usage with a lower operating cost
  • After 16 days of operation, the boiler only cycled 7 times (4 of those cycles were on startup)
  • Operator-friendly and easy to maintain

“We recently replaced one of our heating water boilers in our Cancer Center building. Boiler Supply did a fantastic job of unhooking our old unit and installing this new Boiler. The new boiler will offer many benefits such as lower operating cost, more efficient heating, longer lifespan, smaller footprint, and reduced maintenance cost. I highly recommend Boiler Suppler for any of your Boiler and steam needs for your facility. They are always great to work with and have a vast amount of knowledge on their team.”

Nathan Osborne, the Director of Facilities Engineering and Safety Officer, Johnston Memorial Hospital

While the second ClearFire will be installed in the next fiscal year, the newly installed unit carries the complete Cancer Center by itself without the need for a secondary unit.

Contact Boiler Supply for a free boiler room evaluation. Let’s see how we can increase efficiency, reduce emissions and reduce resources in your boiler plant.