Bryan Steam Boilers
By Gary Sprague
Bryan Steam LLC manufactures condensing, forced draft, atmospheric gas, electric, knockdown and low NOx steam boilers for commercial applications. Bryan Steam is a subsidiary within Burnham Holdings Inc.’s commercial division. Burnham Holdings had net sales of $200.4 million in 2014.
Bryan Steam’s history dates back to 1916 when George Bryan founded the steam-powered tractor manufacturing company Bryan Harvester Co. When gasoline became the tractor fuel of choice, Bryan adapted the bent water tube boiler to other applications and Bryan Harvester became Bryan Steam LLC. The company today still uses several features found in the original bent water tube boiler.
The company's boilers feature a flexible water tube design that the company says allows for fast, natural internal circulation for “maximum heat transfer and operating efficiency.” The design also reportedly prevents the potential for damage from thermal shock and allows for easy part removal and/or replacement as needed.
Bryan provides its commercial customers with a product selection guide that helps outline the company’s many options. Eight units offer low NOx emissions while nine units allow for the option of knockdown installation to ease set up and get these large units through standard sized doors. Several dual-fuel units are available. MBH input ranges from 30 (for the three-phase electric boiler) to as high as 21,000 for certain multi-fuel forced draft units. Output likewise ranges greatly, from 98 MBH for the BE three phase electric unit to more than 17,000 MBH for forced draft units.
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Contacting Bryan Steam
783 North Chili Avenue
Peru, IN 46970
Phone: (765) 473-6651
Bryan Boilers products are covered by a 1-year parts and workmanship warranty and a 25-year warranty against damage from thermal shock.