For the petroleum refining industry, time is money. Downtime is the enemy. Barnhart's ability to minimize downtime, meet demanding construction schedules and, above all, do it with absolute safety, is why we have become known in the petrochemical industry as "go-to" problem solvers.
Through our vast lifting and transportation resources, unrivaled national network, exceptional rigging and engineering capabilities, and industry-leading safety practices, logistical challenges are turned into innovative solutions to reduce both cost and downtime.
When a heavy component needs to be replaced, whether due to failure, plant modification or expansion, the challenge, particularly with tough-to-reach plant equipment in congested refineries, is to remove the old and replace with the new in a manner that is emphasizes safety while minimizing cost, plant disruption and downtime. Barnhart's unique custom tools and industry-leading expertise make the seemingly impossible possible.
In addition to a massive national fleet of heavy lift cranes and hydraulic truck cranes, Barnhart's vast array of rigging equipment includes specialized engineered tools to improve safety and efficiency. Tools such as movable cantilever beams that reduce manpower and time required to replace tube bundles or other equipment, and slide systems for removing heat exchangers, condensers, pumps, horizontal vessels and other hard-to-reach equipment in congested areas.
Barnhart's lifting and rigging expertise, combined with our knowledge and experience of the petroleum refining industry, can save time and money by more efficiently using the tools required to complete the outage. By getting our engineers and project managers involved at the earliest stages of planning shutdown activities, downtown can be reduced and the highest standards of safety and performance assured.
Whether a turnaround in an exciting petrochemical refinery or construction of a new facility, Barnhart provides the total package of engineered lifts, heavy rigging expertise, heavy transport and port operations, broad nationwide network, and comprehensive project management to facilitate the most demanding schedules, maximize efficiency, and achieve a superior standard of quality that our customers have come to expect.