Author Archives: David von Walland

About David von Walland

Writer for Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co.

How Do We Practice Unparalleled Safety? From Start to Finish.

Our comprehensive commitment to safety sets us apart from our competitors. To Barnhart Crane & Rigging, safety is not only one of our core values but also a mindset, and as a result, our commitment to safety starts with hiring … Continue reading

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Frigid Temperatures For Feedwater Heater Replacement

Market: Nuclear Location: Illinois Project Dates: 02/11 The Challenge A customer contracted Barnhart to remove and replace three nuclear feedwater heaters in extremely frigid weather, as the temperatures on the day steeped to -22°, and the wind chill measured in … Continue reading

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Barnhart Saves the Day with Overnight Bridge Repair

Market: Heavy Civil Location: Florida Project Dates: 09/22/04 – 10/07/04 The Challenge A truck carrying an excavator met a low bridge and created a traffic nightmare on a Florida interstate. The Solution The Barnhart crew shored-up the bridge with a … Continue reading

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Barnhart Uses Tri-Block System to Move Boiler Headers at Tennessee Plant

Market: Power Location: Tennessee Project Dates: 06/2008 – 11/2008 The Challenge Barnhart was tasked to move and replace massive boiler headers through a confined space at a coal-fired power plant.

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Congested Site Leads Barnhart to Innovative, Speedy Finish in Feedwater Heater Replacement

Market: Nuclear Location: Wisconsin Project Dates: 10/05/2008 – 10/30/2008 The Challenge A confined plant setting restricted an easy move and replacement of a nuclear feedwater heater. The Solution Barnhart’s innovative engineering, matched with air skates, allowed the team to easily … Continue reading

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Barnhart Hauls Historic Locomotives

Just a few weeks ago, Barnhart Crane & Rigging Company assisted the Washington Department of Energy in hauling two historic locomotives. This story ran in the Tri-City Herald:

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Custom Designs Make Nuclear Feed Water Heater Replacement Much Easier

Market: Nuclear Location: New Jersey Project Dates: 04/2009 – 11/2009 The Challenge A customer contracted Barnhart Crane & Rigging Company to replace a nuclear feed water heater. Moving the four tube bundles around the feed water heater deck proved difficult, … Continue reading

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Barnhart Dominates SC&RA Annual Awards

On May 2, 2011, the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) announced the winners for the Rigging Job of the Year Contest. Among those winners, Barnhart Crane & Rigging Company earned the top spot for jobs under $150,000, in addition … Continue reading

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Barnhart Powers Forward in Transformer Transport

Market: Nuclear Power Location: Pennsylvania The Challenge A customer contracted Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co. to transport a main power transformer over twenty-seven miles of road. Overpasses and creeks made the transport very difficult as overhead obstructions and water forced … Continue reading

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