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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Frigid Temperatures For Feedwater Heater Replacement

Market: Nuclear

Location: Illinois

Project Dates: 02/11

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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 at -44°. 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

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The Challenge

A truck carrying an excavator met a low bridge and created a traffic nightmare on a Florida interstate.

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The Solution

The Barnhart crew shored-up the bridge with a gantry system while removing the damaged section. 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. Continue reading

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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

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The Challenge

A confined plant setting restricted an easy move and replacement of a nuclear feedwater heater.

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The Solution

Barnhart’s innovative engineering, matched with air skates, allowed the team to easily navigate the congested site. 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: Continue reading

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