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Job of the Year: Innovation and Custom Fabrication

Barnhart recently took home an SC&RA (Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association) Rigging Job of the Year award in the $750,000 to $2 million category. The company also received an award in the Under $150,000 category as well. The winning project … Continue reading

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BARNHART PLAYS A PART IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL SPECTACLE ON SATURDAY

When the Virginia Tech Hokies take the field against the University of Tennessee Volunteers in the Pilot Flying J Battle of Bristol this Saturday, Sept. 10, in Bristol, Tenn., several records are likely to be shattered. The game, which will … Continue reading

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ENGINEERING ALTERNATIVE SAVES CUSTOMER TIME AND MONEY

At a recent project at a heavy industrial site outside of Austin, Barnhart’s engineers did what they do best, finding a safe and cost-effective solution for their customers. Barnhart was hired to remove and reinstall three large generators. The customer’s … Continue reading

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VALVE REMOVAL UTILIZES CANTILEVER SYSTEM

During a turnaround at a refinery in Illinois, Barnhart had to devise a solution for removing and reinstalling an upper delta valve and five delta valve door assemblies on a coke drum.  The components had to be removed to facilitate … Continue reading

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Barnhart Engineers Provide Solutions for Drum Removal

At a recent job at a refinery in Illinois, Barnhart faced a challenge when removing and replacing a preflash tower reflux accumulator, or drum. The customer requested that Barnhart develop a plan that would avoid removing any additional equipment or … Continue reading

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R & R: It’s One of our Specialties

R & R is what we all look forward to, and we’re no different.  But the R & R most people long for – rest and relaxation – is a far cry from what drives us. Barnhart’s definition of R … Continue reading

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EXCHANGER BUNDLE REPLACEMENT DURING TURNAROUND A CHALLENGE FOR BARNHART

During a spring turnaround at a petroleum refinery in Illinois, Barnhart was asked to remove and replace eight heat exchanger bundles. Four were located on the second level and four were on the third level of the unit. The challenge … Continue reading

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WESTRAC: DUAL LANE TRANSPORTER FOR SUPER HEAVY HAULS

Innovation is one of Barnhart’s core values, which frequently produces leading-edge products like one the cooler tools in our arsenal, the WesTrac/EasTrac  dual lane transporter. Barnhart engineers, in conjunction with German manufacturer Goldhofer, designed WesTrac to be a new breed … Continue reading

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THE POWER TO CHOOSE

Yesterday was election day, but since it was an off-year, there were few races across the country.  Therefore, those few in New Jersey, Virginia, Alabama and New York City garnered plenty of attention. Elections underscore our freedom of choice.  We … Continue reading

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A BALANCING ACT

On June 15th, Nik Wallenda a seventh-generation circus performer, and scion of the famous Flying Wallendas crossed Niagara Falls on a two-inch wire, the first man to walk over the Niagara Gorge in 116 years.  Suspended 200 feet in the … Continue reading

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