Moving a Package Boiler with Inches to Spare

Barnhart has an extensive video library of equipment demonstrations, projects and case studies. In the video case study below, Barnhart was hired for a job at a pulp & paper plant in the Midwest. The project involved receiving a 400,000-pound package boiler from ship’s gear, transporting it to the job site and rough setting the boiler at an elevated position in the building.

The challenges included maneuvering the boiler down a narrow alleyway with just inches of clearance to spare. Plus, the boiler also had to be rotated 90 degrees to be slid and set in the building.

Using a combination of cool tools and a perfectly executed engineering plan, the job was completed safely and on time. And it was recognized as an SC&RA Job of the Year winner.

Here’s how it was done.

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Meredith Portman is a freelance writer who specializes in heavy industry, healthcare and education.
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