Barnhart was contracted by a corn processing plant to assist in the sliding and setting of a 300,000-pound package boiler. While the client considered renting the slide and jacks, they ultimately chose Barnhart because of our experience with projects of this scale. Barnhart used a 500-ton slide system to move the boiler.
Tight headroom and multiple starting and stopping operations were a challenge. The client used the boiler as a way to support the steam drum while handing it off over structural steel that was not removable.
Sliding had to stop and start so the steam drum could be set on top and passed over the beam using a third-party's crane hook. The client was ultimately happy to pass the risk onto Barnhart for a move that was completed safely and on time.