Superior Boiler Granted Patent for Technology Advancements to Its Watertube Boiler Designs

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (June 22, 2022) –
Superior Boiler announced today that it has been granted a U.S. patent for engineering advancements that significantly improve the company’s watertube boiler designs. Characteristics of the company’s newly patented DFW design include:

  • A smaller overall footprint compared to current designs, while maintaining overall capacity throughput.
  • Utilization of a lower fan horsepower to create the same steam flow as a conventional boiler design, resulting in lower overall cost of operations to end users.
  • Lower overall operating emissions, resulting in cleaner overall boiler operating systems that are more environmentally friendly.
  • Reduced requirements for purchased materials and subcomponents, providing end customers a more cost-competitive offering compared to existing systems.

“We are thrilled to move the boiler industry a step further in technology advancement with the DFW system,” said Superior President & CEO Doug Wright. “Our engineering team, headed by Vice President of Engineering Sundeep Bodapati, clearly thought beyond traditional parameters. Sundeep pushed himself and his team to work through the engineering details needed to bring this innovative design to life and obtain a patent.”

The DFW system can be applied to all of the company’s existing watertube boiler offerings. It already has been proven out on several of Superior’s O-type (Ottawa) rental trailer units and fixed-location boilers.

“This technology is a real industry game changer,” said Don Whitman, vice president & general manager – watertube division. “We believe the DFW design, coupled with Superior’s long history of delivering quality boiler equipment, will only enhance the offerings available from our portfolio of products to end customers. We continuously strive to improve our processes, and being granted this patent is a visible reward for our team on this particular objective.”

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About Superior Holding, Inc.
Superior Holding is the parent company of Hutchinson, Kansas-based Superior Boiler and Superior Boiler, LLC. Superior Boiler provides engineered energy solutions and is a leader in clean air emissions technology. The company manufactures industrial watertube and flextube boilers, scotch marine and vertical firetube boilers for process steam, hot water and waste heat recovery and high-efficiency hot water condensing boilers. In addition to boilers, Superior Boiler manufactures a full complement of boiler room equipment items and parts and provides 24-hour service. In business since 1917, the company has shipped more than 21,000 boilers throughout the United States and worldwide, and its commitment to unparalleled quality has produced the most dependable boilers available. Superior Boiler employs approximately 150 people at its Hutchinson locations. For more information, visit

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