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EARLY PLANNING SHORTENS PLANT’S OUTAGE SCHEDULE

Work during outages and shutdowns requires proper planning, management, and innovative solutions to keep overall costs down. A job Barnhart performed at a nuclear power plant exemplifies those standards. Barnhart was hired to remove and replace two feedwater heaters (FWH) … Continue reading

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Improve Processes to Stay on Schedule and Critical Path

Here’s six tips to help your outages and turnarounds go more smoothly.  1. Make up your mind – Much of outage rigging is on the critical path. The earlier the rigging contractor is chosen, the more consistent and efficient the delivery can … Continue reading

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VIDEO CASE STUDY: NUCLEAR POWER PLANT OUTAGE

Barnhart was hired by a Wisconsin nuclear power plant to remove and replace four feedwater heaters, a condensate cooler, and two main feed pump motor skids during a spring outage. They then repeated the process in a fall outage in … Continue reading

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REDUCING COST THROUGH BETTER PLANNING ON YOUR NEXT OUTAGE

The old saying “time is money” is never more true than with turnarounds, shutdowns and outages requiring cranes and other specialized equipment.  The need to reduce cost through better planning is where Barnhart’s national network of branches, people, and deep … Continue reading

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“BEST OF” PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTED IN LIFTING LETTER

There’s never a dull moment at Barnhart. Over the course of a year, we perform hundreds of projects for customers each with its own set of challenges. We compile the “best of” in our Lifting Letter newsletter which highlights projects of … Continue reading

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BURGERS, BOOKS, AND BARNHART: A WEEK’S WORTH OF ACQUISITIONS

Acquisitions have been in the news lately.  Last week alone, Burger King merged with Tim Hortons and Amazon announced that it will acquire Twitch, a video service aimed at gamers.  While the reasons for mergers and acquisitions vary, generally they … Continue reading

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