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

Market: Chemical

Location: Oklahoma

Project Dates: September 16, 2010

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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 the removal of other, much larger equipment.

The Solution

The team used the tri-bar and tri-block system, which allowed them to work from both the top and side of the unit that stored the vessel. Continue reading

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Barnhart Transports Cold Box over 400 Miles

Market: Chemical

Location: Tennessee

Project Dates: 12/2010

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The Challenge

Narrow turns and obstructions clouded Barnhart’s route when a customer asked the company to transport a cold box across town. Continue reading

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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 three hours from Dallas, Oklahoma City provides a great environment to live and raise a family. From the National Cowboy and Western Museum and retail attractions in Bricktown to a plethora of sports teams to root for, Oklahoma City has something for everyone. 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.

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In the nation’s very competitive construction industry, developers constantly call for the use of bigger and bigger equipment in smaller and smaller project spaces. Many times the site’s ground conditions will restrict the use of heavy lift cranes and trailers. 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

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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 then load the shells back onto the ship. 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

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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 the removal and replacement, making the project rather difficult because the older, smaller HRSG’s did not completely fit the Nooter/BCR tilting frame. 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

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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 to a demolition site. Naturally, the job also called for special attention to safety. 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

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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 rotors and feedwater heaters at a nuclear power facility. Continue reading

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Previous Work Speeds up Illinois Crane Load Test

Market: Nuclear

Location: Illinois

Project Dates: 12/2010

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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 to freeze the equipment. Continue reading

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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 the right people, thorough training, and then inevitably extends throughout all the work the company performs.

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