At Barnhart, we are always looking for newer, more efficient ways to finish a job. In fact, it’s one of our core values.
The creative folks at Barnhart saw a pressing need for higher capacity transport on the West Coast that met stringent Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines. That’s why we created the new WesTrac transportation. Continue reading
A large part of Barnhart’s business includes heavy lifting and transport for power plants. From nuclear to coal, we have lifted and transported generators, feedwater heaters, transformers and more.
Unless you work in a power plant, most folks wouldn’t know a boiler from a super heater. Still yet, each power plant works somewhat differently depending on the type and fuel. Continue reading
Like it or not we live in a mobile society. Mobile devices, such as iPads, iPhones, Droids, and other tablets, are all designed to keep us moving ahead.
Study: Half of young people text and drive.
This on-the-go culture has tremendous upsides with a world-wide-web of information at anyone’s fingertips and at a moment’s notice. Of course, it also comes with a downside as the National Transportation Safety Board recently recognized this Tuesday and called for a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones and text messaging devices while driving. Continue reading
Project Dates: 04/2010 – 07/2011
A customer hired Barnhart to provide engineering, project management, supervision, craft, and equipment to transport and set more than 90 pieces of refinery equipment, weighing anywhere from 60,000 to 1,500,000 pounds. Continue reading
Market: Heavy Haul
Location: North Carolina and Tennessee
Project Dates: 08/2011
A customer contracted Barnhart to transport a 150’ long, 343,600-pound chemical reactor vessel over a distance of 760 miles, which included travel through small towns and tight turns and traversing long bridges and steep mountains. Continue reading
In the two previous articles (Part I and Part II), we demonstrated the growing need for a lifting device that rivaled cumbersome heavy lift cranes. Barnhart’s engineers solved this problem by creating the highly versatile Modular Lift Tower (MLT).
While this machine is highly effective in major lifts, its design is also intrinsically safe. Barnhart engineers, as always, made safety a priority from developing the concept of the tower to every lift it makes. The latest in computer modeling, frequent tests, and third party reviews have simply proved the MLT’s reliability and safety. Continue reading
The brilliant engineers at Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co., headed by Chief Engineer Eric Barnhart, came up with the design for the Modular Lift Tower in the mid 1990’s. They simply sought a low-cost, safe, and highly versatile alternative to heavy lift cranes. They undoubtedly exceeded their goal with the debut of the Modular Lift Tower (MLT) in 1996.
The beauty of Barnhart’s MLT lies in its almost unlimited heavy lifting capacity, its seemingly boundless versatility, and its highly efficient portability. Continue reading
Location: North Carolina
Project Dates: 03/2011
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.
Engineering meetings and prompt responses to customer requests kept the project on schedule, while their design for an adapter plate to combine the Marino girder/track to the Barnhart gantry track instrumentally minimized transport costs. Continue reading
Project Dates: September 16, 2010
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 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
Project Dates: 12/2010
Narrow turns and obstructions clouded Barnhart’s route when a customer asked the company to transport a cold box across town. Continue reading