Tech Centre Spotlight: Yowns Boiler



About the Tech Centre Spotlight:

With more than 90 Tech Centres around the planet, Autoflame has partnerships with a wide variety of businesses who support our products with outstanding installation and service. The Tech Centre Spotlight allows us to focus on the successes of an individual Tech Centre. We begin this feature with Yown’s.

Gary Yown, President of Yown’s Boiler & Furnace Service, Inc, took a few minutes to answer the following questions and put together 4 fantastic installation slideshows of recent Autoflame applications.

From all of us at Autoflame, thanks for taking the time to help us with this, Gary, and thanks for being an outstanding Technology Centre for us!



Ted Miller
Marketing Manager


Seven Questions:

1.  How long have you been with Autoflame?

12 years

2.  What geographic area do you cover?

North Florida/ South Georgia, approximately a 200 mile radius from Jacksonville, FL. Encompassing areas from Savannah Ga. To Orlando Fl.

3.  What markets are you most widely known for (industrial, commercial, manufacturing, schools, etc.)

We provide services to both industrial & commercial accounts. Hospitals, Chemical manufacturers, Food processors, and School systems.

4.  To what do you attribute your success?

Hard work, honesty, integrity. Always stand behind your work.

5.  What are you most proud of?

We’re very proud of the company we have built over the past 37 years, and the dedicated employees that helped to make Yown’s a success.

6.  What’s the biggest opportunity you feel your company has?

To continue to be a leader in energy efficiency upgrades, with cutting edge technology.

7.  When you talk about Autoflame, you almost always discuss…..?

That Autoflame was the first to develop the parallel positioning system, and that all the options are included into one control instead of having to add on a lot of extra components to achieve the same results.


Recent Installations

Below are 80 slides from 4 different installations performed by Yown’s Boiler using Autoflame equipment. These are beautiful before/after slideshows that are well worth a few minutes to look through.


Project #1

United State Navy, Mayport Naval Station, Mayport,Fl.

3ea. 30KPPH Industrial Watertube Boilers

1 ea. 400 hp Cleaver-Brooks Fire Tube Boiler

Autoflame Equipment: 4 ea. MK-7 W/L,New Water Columns, EGA’s

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Project #2

U/F Shands Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fl

2ea. 400 hp Hurst Fire Tube Boilers, w/2 ea. IC, Model ELG 168, Natural Gas/#2 oil Burners

Autoflame Equipment: 2ea. MK-7s & DTI

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Project #3

Chicken of the Sea Tuna Plant, Lyons, Ga.

1ea. 1500 Superior Fire Tube Boiler

Retrofitting Limpsfield LCN200, Natural Gas Burner

Autoflame Equipment: 1ea.Complete A/F panel w/ MK-7 WL, VFD , EGA

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Project #4

Reedy Creek Energy Services, Epcot Central Energy Plant, Orlando, Fl

3ea.800 hp Cleaver-Brooks Fire Tube Boilers

3ea. Limpsfield CB Natural Gas/#2 oil Burner Conversions

Autoflame Equipment: 3ea. Medium panels,MK-7s. VFD & DTI


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About Yowns

Yown’s Boiler & Furnace Service, Inc. has been in the mechanical contracting business in Jacksonville, FL since 1979. Although Yown’s is state certified to perform all areas of mechanical contracting, we specialize in boilers, steam and industrial process applications. We are an ASME Code Certified company holding the “S”, “U” and “R” stamps as necessary to perform all pressure vessel manufacturing or repairs.

Some of our product lines include Autoflame Combustion Controls Management Systems, Hurst Boiler, Industrial Combustion burners and many more.  Our sales and service area encompasses an approximate 200 mile radius from Jacksonville, Florida. At Yown’s Boiler, customer service and satisfaction are our goals.  Through many years of dedicated, honest and trusted efforts of our company, we have earned the working relationship with some of Jacksonville’s major industrial customers such as Anheuser- Busch, United State Gypsum, Renessenz Chemical, Castleton Beverage (Bacardi), Packaging Corporation of America and many more.

Whether it is new boiler equipment, rental boilers, combustion service or controls, our focus is our customers.  When it comes to steam, we stand ready and willing to anticipate and answer your requirements. As company president, I can assure you that Yown’s Boiler & Furnace Service will always strive to offer courteous, professional services for all our valued customers.  We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.