Category Archives: Refinery

PROJECTS RESULT IN TWO JOB OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Creative thinking and extensive planning resulted in two 2017 Job of the Year awards for Barnhart from the Specialized Crane and Rigging Association (SC&RA). Barnhart was recognized in the categories of “Rigging Job of the Year Under $150,000” and “Hauling … Continue reading

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MIDWEST BRANCHES ONE-STOP SHOPS

Barnhart’s 32 branches are located all across the country. They include a string of Midwest locations stretching from Chicago to Lincoln, Nebraska and north into South Dakota. This Midwest presence was established in 2014, when Barnhart acquired Crane Rental and … Continue reading

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SHORT NOTICE NO PROBLEM ON R & R JOB

R & R projects, the remove and replace variety, are often challenging, time-sensitive jobs performed during turnarounds and outages. These are the kinds of projects we relish. During a turnaround at a refinery in California, Barnhart was given little notice on … Continue reading

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VALVE REMOVAL UTILIZES CANTILEVER SYSTEM

During a turnaround at a refinery in Illinois, Barnhart had to devise a solution for removing and reinstalling an upper delta valve and five delta valve door assemblies on a coke drum.  The components had to be removed to facilitate … Continue reading

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Barnhart Engineers Provide Solutions for Drum Removal

At a recent job at a refinery in Illinois, Barnhart faced a challenge when removing and replacing a preflash tower reflux accumulator, or drum. The customer requested that Barnhart develop a plan that would avoid removing any additional equipment or … Continue reading

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EXCHANGER BUNDLE REPLACEMENT DURING TURNAROUND A CHALLENGE FOR BARNHART

During a spring turnaround at a petroleum refinery in Illinois, Barnhart was asked to remove and replace eight heat exchanger bundles. Four were located on the second level and four were on the third level of the unit. The challenge … Continue reading

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ICY WATERS PRESENT A CHALLENGE TO BARNHART

Barnhart prides itself on keeping jobs on schedule, but sometimes Mother Nature trumps all our careful planning. Such was the case recently when Barnhart was hired by BP to move a knock out drum (KO) to a refinery in Ohio.  … Continue reading

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THE POWER TO CHOOSE

Yesterday was election day, but since it was an off-year, there were few races across the country.  Therefore, those few in New Jersey, Virginia, Alabama and New York City garnered plenty of attention. Elections underscore our freedom of choice.  We … Continue reading

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1.5 Million-Pound Lift: The Heavy Lift and Haul Project at a Michigan Refinery

Market: Refining Location: Michigan Project Dates: 04/2010 – 07/2011 The Challenge A customer hired Barnhart to provide engineering, project management, supervision, craft, and equipment to transport and set more than 90 pieces of refinery equipment, weighing anywhere from 60,000 to … Continue reading

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