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Kettle Removal and Replacement

Barnhart provided an engineered plan to remove and replace a damaged scrap kettle 34’ x 7’ X 8’ at a zinc plating facility. The kettle had leaked zinc, which had stuck to the outside of the kettle, making its actual weight unknown.

Despite weighing approximately 500,000 pounds, the kettle was removed successfully using pull-up gantries with traveling bases and a 6-line Goldhofer. Then the process was reversed to install the new kettle.

The kettle was maneuvered through the plant and back into position.

It was then successfully installed. Despite the unknowns with the damaged kettle, the job was completed incident-free and ahead of schedule.