Author Archives: David von Walland

About David von Walland

Writer for Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co.

Engineering Promptly Finishes a Turbine and Generator Haul and Minimizes Transport Costs

Market: Power Location: North Carolina Project Dates: 03/2011 The Challenge A customer contracted Barnhart to haul, lift, and set steam equipment after the project had already been started. Starting behind schedule forced the team to work quickly. The Solution Engineering … Continue reading

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Tri-Bar and Tri-Block Systems Solve an Almost Impossible Stripper Vessel Removal and Replacement

Market: Chemical Location: Oklahoma Project Dates: September 16, 2010 The Challenge A customer tasked Barnhart to remove and replace a 125,000-pound stripper vessel from a height of 80’ above the equipment, an impossible task without disassembly of the unit and … Continue reading

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Barnhart Transports Cold Box over 400 Miles

Market: Chemical Location: Tennessee Project Dates: 12/2010 The Challenge Narrow turns and obstructions clouded Barnhart’s route when a customer asked the company to transport a cold box across town.

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Facebook Job Fair: Oklahoma City Branch Looking for Crane Operators and Superintendent

Listen up, crane operators, Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co. is hiring at its Oklahoma City branch. Not only is this a great place to work, but the city has much to offer as well. Just ninety minutes from Tulsa, and … Continue reading

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Barnhart’s Modular Lift Tower: A Perfect Response to Industry Demands, Part I

Many large, heavy lift projects require work in subpar conditions. Congested power plants, refineries, and factories complicate the lifting and transport processes: laying down equipment, setting up and tearing down machinery, and allowing entry for cranes or other lifting devices. … Continue reading

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Custom Stands and Hydronics Unit Speed Up Commercial Cargo Removal and Replacement

Market: Commercial Location: California Project Dates: 12/2010 The Challenge A customer tasked Barnhart to unload eleven rail car shells for a cargo ship, store the cars on site to allow for the unloading of other cargo below the shells, and … Continue reading

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Engineering Modifications Simplify a Florida HRSG Removal and Replacement Project

Market: Power Location: Florida Project Dates: 03/2011 – 04/2011 The Challenge A customer contracted Barnhart to remove six old heater recovery steam generators (HRSG’s) and replace them with new modules. However, the team used the same tilting frame for both … Continue reading

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Barnhart Thrives under Strict Quality Control Standards and Safety Requirements in D.O.E. Condenser Demolition

Market: D.O.E. Location: Ohio Project Dates: 06/2010 – 10/2010 The Challenge Under strict quality control standards issued by the Department of Energy (D.O.E.), the Barnhart crew set up to move ten 270-ton power plant condensers through a very tight space … Continue reading

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Innovative Equipment Used in S.C. Nuclear Rotor and Feedwater Heater Replacement

Market: Nuclear Location: South Carolina Project Dates: 02/2010 The Challenge A customer’s faulty crane and tight quarters hindered the progress of the crew as they strove to finish a project, in which the customer hired Barnhart to remove and replace … Continue reading

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Previous Work Speeds up Illinois Crane Load Test

Market: Nuclear Location: Illinois Project Dates: 12/2010 The Challenge Freezing temperatures in the Midwest thwarted Barnhart’s work yet again when performing a 35,000-pound crane load test. Upon opening the track way doors of the plant, the extreme cold weather threatened … Continue reading

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