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Indeck Celebrates 175 Years of Boiler Engineering At Electric Power Expo 2015

by Apr 23, 2015News

April 2015. Erie, PA …

Indeck Keystone Energy, LLC, a division of the Indeck Group of Companies celebrates 175 years of steam advancement and boiler designs. The Indeck Group will be celebrating throughout the week April 21-23, 2015 at the Electric Power Expo. Indeck engineers will also be available for preliminary boiler design consultations during the entire show April 21-23, 2015 at booth #336. Indeck is a worldwide leader in providing power steam generation equipment to power plants, petrochemical, refineries, steel mills, processing plants, pulp industry and utilities. The Indeck Group of Companies has over 5,000 installations in 50 countries.

Anniversary Celebration At Electric Power 2015 – April 21-23

Since 1840, many industries including utilities have turned to the Indeck brands (Erie City Iron Works, Zurn Energy Division, Aalborg Industries, Volcano, International Boiler Works, Keystone Energy) for efficient steam solutions. The Indeck Group will be celebrating Indeck Keystone Energy’s 175th anniversary at Electric Power Expo April 21-23, 2015 at the Rosemont Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Chris Petcos, COO of Indeck Keystone Energy will be present for the cutting of the anniversary cake on Wednesday, April 22 at 11:00a.m.

Petcos proclaims, "We invite our clients and suppliers to celebrate this momentous occasion. It’s been eleven years since Indeck had the forethought to purchase Keystone Energy to expand and integrate our respective technology product bases. Our new team merged our technologies thereby creating innovative and customized large modular boilers, large fully assembled boilers, and heat recovery steam generator designs that have proved to be cost effective solutions for our customers, especially for sites with high field labor rates. We would like to thank all our customers who supported Indeck to continue this historical progress."


Indeck Keystone traces its roots to 1840 as the Presque Isle Foundry, an early manufacturer of boilers and steam engines. When Erie became an incorporated city, the company changed its name to Erie City Iron Works. In 1859, Erie City Iron Works provided the steam generator and engine to drill the world’s first oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania. In 1880 Erie City Iron Works was recognized as the largest boiler manufacturer in the United States. As the 20th century emerged and industrialization of the United States progressed so did the boiler designs of Erie City Iron Works which added watertube boilers burning coal, gas and oil during this growth period. The company changed hands during the 20th century and became known as Zurn Energy Division, Aalborg Industries and Keystone Energy leading to the Indeck Group acquisition and naming the company Indeck Keystone Energy LLC in 2004.

Indeck Keystone Succeeds 21St Century With Specialty Boiler Focus

Indeck Keystone Energy engineers are experienced with the custom design and manufacture of boilers burning gas, oil, biomass, coal or other types of fuels. Marsha Forsythe, President of Indeck Power Equipment Company explains, "Indeck Keystone Energy focuses in meeting challenges that go beyond typical applications, they excel at creating boilers for special client requests. Recent projects include the design of large watertube package boilers for large steel producers, waste heat recovered boilers with Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) and coal fired two drum boilers with Travagrate® stokers for an air force base. The Indeck Group leads the way in standard to custom boilers and can meet virtually any client requirement."

Petcos adds, "Indeck Keystone Energy offers the Indeck Heat Recovery Steam Generator (I-HRSG) which is a more efficient heat recovery steam generator for the combined heat and power market. Indeck’s HRSG engineering expertise provides design features to maximize availability and the I-HRSG’s module construction allows for flexible installation options to minimize field labor and overall project cost. We have the know how to not only design new equipment but also to engineer components for existing boilers."