Coal to Natural Gas Conversions
"The project was handled in a manner that always made you aware of your value as the customer. Jim (Lipten project manager) responded to all inquiries in a prompt and extremely professional manner. You could always sense that he was concerned about doing everything within his power to keep the project moving and the customer happy. John (Lipten site supervisor) did an outstanding job of coordinating the work in the field. He made the necessary contacts to get clarification for any questions that arose in a timely manner and was always in contact with the key players needed to keep the project moving. I’m pleased to be closing out my career with the State of Pennsylvania having had the opportunity to see a project of this magnitude completed without the ever familiar delays that typically occur within the layers of the State Government decision making process."

—Michael McGrath, Allentown State Hospital


November, 2016 – Check out some of Lipten's many boiler conversions... Boiler Coal to Gas Conversions

September, 2016 – Lipten has provided engineering support for many boiler conversions, including 3D modeling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling of the boilers. This work ensures the final design has proper air side heat distribution and velocities

October, 2015 – Lipten Finalizes Completion of Another Boiler Conversion. Lipten converted two coal-fired boilers to fire natural gas. The work included demolition of existing grates, stokers, coal and ash hoppers. Lipten then installed new draft fans, furnace floors, support plates and a structural steel system required to support the new vertically fired burners. The project also included providing all new Burner management and combustion control systems along with variable frequency drives to control the speed of the FD and ID fans.

September 8, 2014 – Lipten to Convert Two More Industrial Boilers Conversion Press Release

August 18, 2014 – Lipten Boiler Conversion Success Leads to Award of Another Boiler Conversion Conversion Press Release

March 3, 2014 – Lipten lends its boiler fuel conversion expertise to Power Magazine. The March issue of Power Magazine contains Lipten’s article discussing practical considerations for converting industrial coal boilers to natural gas. The full article is available at the following link to Power Magazine:

March 13, 2013 – There is a growing trend to convert existing coal-fired power plants to burn natural gas: Boiler Conversion Outlook

February 1, 2013 – Lipten published a reference guide discussing the benefits to converting a coal boiler to vertically fire natural gas: Why Convert Coal Fired Boilers to Vertically Up-fired Natural Gas?

January 10, 2013 – Waiting to convert coal boilers to fire natural gas could be costly! Equipment demand will increase as the deadline approaches, which will lead to higher prices and longer lead times. Act now to avoid the long lead times and inflated pricing from equipment manufacturers! General Motors beat the rush: Press Release: General Motors to Convert Coal Boilers to Fire Natural Gas at the Wentzville Assembly Facility

December 20, 2012 – The EPA issued final changes to Clean Air Act standards for major and area source boilers and commerical/industrial solid waste incinerators. See:

December 09, 2011 – Time to Convert Boilers to Natural Gas? Lipten Coal Boiler Conversion MACT Press Release