Barnhart enjoys a nationwide reputation for solving problems. We specialize in the heavy lifting and heavy transport of major components used in American industry. Barnhart is committed to continuous improvement and to be the best heavy lift and heavy transport company. Our customers can expect Barnhart to aggressively pursue innovative ways to lower overall project costs and improve safety.
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 was how to safely and effectively reach 10 feet into the unit to replace them.
A further challenge was a pipe rack on the outside of the structure which protruded an additional eight feet. Also, due to the support members on the unit structure, several windows needed to be created to pull the exchanger bundles from the unit.
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