Frigid Temperatures For Feedwater Heater Replacement

Market: Nuclear

Location: Illinois

Project Dates: 02/11

Feedwater Heater Replacement

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

Barnhart Bridge Repair

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

Feedwater Heater Replacement 1

The Challenge

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

Feedwater Heater Replacement 2

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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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, because the opening through which the team wished to remove the bundles extended 20 feet above the ground. 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 to jobs between $150,000 — $750,000.

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Not only did Barnhart excel in the SC&RA’s rigging category, but they also won the Best Hauling Job of the Year for hauling jobs greater than 160,000 pounds. American Crane & Transport magazine will publish the official results for this year’s contests in its May 2011 issue. 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 the team to reconsider the route. Continue reading

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