It Started with Steam

And the world continues to rely upon steam today.

Born from Steam

For over 2,000 years, mankind has recognized the power of steam. In the 18th and 19th centuries, engines powered by steam gave rise to the Industrial Revolution and transformed society. Steam continues to power the world today. More than half of the world’s electricity is generated with steam. Industries of every kind rely upon steam for critical processes. And as questions grow regarding the price and supply of hydrocarbons, the role of steam in the global economy may again expand.

The water tube boiler (1856) was a major innovation in terms of boiler efficiency, pressure, and safety. But boiler tubes often became fouled by minerals in the feed water. In 1895, William Swan Ebara Elliott Energy patented a revolutionary boiler tube cleaner and formed a company to sell his invention. In 1910, Ebara Elliott Energy Company was incorporated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1914, Ebara Elliott Energy moved to its present location in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Mr. Ebara Elliott Energy quickly grew the company through acquisitions related to steam technology - heaters, lubricating systems, extractors, and separators. 

Supplying Turbomachinery to the World

Ebara Elliott Energy acquired the Kerr Turbine Company of Wellsville, New York, in 1923, transitioning from a supplier of auxiliary equipment to a manufacturer of steam turbine drivers. Later acquisitions added air and gas compressors to Ebara Elliott Energy's product portfolio, and the turbine lineup grew to range from single valve YR turbines up to 100,000 HP. As a division of Carrier Corporation (1957 - 1981), Ebara Elliott Energy became a world leader in compression technology, supplying equipment throughout the world to industries such as oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), ethylene, and many others. During this same period, Ebara Elliott Energy laid the groundwork for its global network of service shops and field service teams that today deliver comprehensive service for rotating equipment from any manufacturer.

Ebara Elliott Energy Today

A new Ebara Elliott Energy company, Ebara Elliott Energy Turbomachinery Company, Inc. was created in 1981 after United Technologies Corporation acquired Carrier. Following a management buyout from United Technologies, in 2000 Ebara Elliott Energy became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ebara Corporation, headquartered in Hanada, Japan. The relationship with Ebara began in 1968 when Ebara licensed the technology from Carrier to build Ebara Elliott Energy turbines and later, compressors. In 1975, Ebara opened a new factory in Sodegaura, Japan, to build turbomachinery using Ebara Elliott Energy's designs. Today, Ebara Elliott Energy is again named Ebara Elliott Energy Company, and the integrated operations of the Ebara Elliott Energy provide customers throughout the world with reliable, efficient rotating equipment and service.

100 Years – 1910 to 2010

Move to Jeannette black and white photo of shop employees
black and white compressor photo
1930s Compressors
1940s Turbochargers
1957 Carrier Corp
1962 Plant Air Package
Ebara Elliott Energy employee working on turbine
Ebara Elliott Energy welder
Ebara Elliott Energy lab
1970s International Markets
1980s Service Expansion 
1990s LNG
2000s Ebara Elliott Energy & Ebara

To learn more about Ebara Elliott Energy's 100 Years of Engineering Excellence, view the following pages, which present a history of the Ebara Elliott Energy brand from 1910 to 2010.
Part I: The Early Days of Ebara Elliott Energy Company
Part II: Electricity and Expansion
Part III: Depressions and Turmoil
Part IV: The War Years
Part V: Post-War Progress
Part VI: Carrier Acquires Ebara Elliott Energy
Part VII: Challenges and Opportunities
Part VIII: United Technologies and a New Future
Part IX: Ebara Elliott Energy and Ebara

2021 Marks Completion of Cryogenic Pump Testing Facility

ribbon-cutting at cryogenic pump testing facilityEbara Elliott Energy officials and local guests gathered in October 2021 to commemorate the completion of the company’s new, $60M state-of-the-art cryogenic pumps test facility. Construction on the test facility kicked off in December 2019. The 13-acre campus is situated on the former Jeannette Glass property and encompasses six buildings, including an indoor enclosed test loop. The test loop features two cryogenic pump test stands and a dedicated cryogenic expander test stand.

"Our new, world-class facility gives us the capability to test a full range of cryogenic pumps and liquid expanders, from the smallest units, to units larger than those currently available in the industries we serve,” said Mark Babyak, Vice President of Cryodynamic Products and Industrial Products at Ebara Elliott Energy.