Author Archives: David von Walland

About David von Walland

Writer for Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co.

Another Combined Cycle Power Plant, Another Successful Lift

While the boom of gas fired power generation has ended, the demand for energy has not. As one of the leading companies providing heavy transportation and rigging for movement of the turbines, generators, and boiler modules found in power plants, … Continue reading

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Working with Wind Turbines: Various Facts on the Wind Energy Market

Throughout our rich company history, Barnhart has worked in several different energy markets. From nuclear to coal, we’ve done jobs in almost every type of power plant. Because of the rising demand for cleaner energy, lower costs of wind energy … Continue reading

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Super Bowl XLVI and the Importance of Innovation

After the New York Giants won the Super Bowl, many Patriot fans – including Tom Brady’s wife – complained about New England’s lack of innovation and execution.  Still yet, maybe the loudest complaint about the game was the lack of tremendously … Continue reading

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Barnhart Unveils New Dual-Lane Transport System To Handle Loads of Up to 600,000 Pounds

At Barnhart, we are always looking for newer, more efficient ways to finish a job. In fact, it’s one of our core values. The creative folks at Barnhart saw a pressing need for higher capacity transport on the West Coast … Continue reading

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Combined Cycle Power Plants – Condensate and Waterflow

A large part of Barnhart’s business includes heavy lifting and transport for power plants. From nuclear to coal, we have lifted and transported generators, feedwater heaters, transformers and more. Unless you work in a power plant, most folks wouldn’t know … Continue reading

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Barnhart Has Launched New Mobile Site

Like it or not we live in a mobile society.   Mobile devices, such as iPads, iPhones, Droids, and other tablets, are all designed to keep us moving ahead. This on-the-go culture has tremendous upsides with a world-wide-web of information at … 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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Barnhart Transports 343,600-Pound, 150′ Long Chemical Reactor Over Mountains

Market: Heavy Haul Location: North Carolina and Tennessee Project Dates: 08/2011 The Challenge A customer contracted Barnhart to transport a 150’ long, 343,600-pound chemical reactor vessel over a distance of 760 miles, which included travel through small towns and tight … Continue reading

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Safe, Reliable, and Cost-Effective: the Modular Lift Tower, Part III

In the two previous articles (Part I and Part II), we demonstrated the growing need for a lifting device that rivaled cumbersome heavy lift cranes. Barnhart’s engineers solved this problem by creating the highly versatile Modular Lift Tower (MLT). While … Continue reading

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Versatility and Portability of the Modular Lift Tower, Part II

The brilliant engineers at Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co., headed by Chief Engineer Eric Barnhart, came up with the design for the Modular Lift Tower in the mid 1990’s. They simply sought a low-cost, safe, and highly versatile alternative to … Continue reading

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