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Many Lifts, One Solution: Modular Lift System Flexes Hydraulic Muscles During Process Plant Overhaul

Deep South crews were challenged to haul, lift, and set 84 modules, including three towers (one measuring 100’ long, 350,000 lbs.) as well as various pieces of process equipment, such as piping, tanks, PDC buildings, and transformers—all within a tight schedule. Many of the modules had offset centers of gravity further complicating the lift and set.

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2021 Award Roundup

As we look back on 2021, Deep South is pleased to highlight the following recognitions awarded to our team.

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Seamless Reactor Haul & Lift Keeps Refinery Upgrade on Track

In St. Charles Parish, LA, Deep South Crane & Rigging completed a massive vessel transport and lift project in support of a major refinery upgrade.

The vessels included two 670,000-pound reactors that each measured 145' long, 22' wide and 22' tall; a 435,000-pound depentanizer that measured 146' long, 19' wide and 19' 6" tall; an 880,000-pound depentanizer that measured 166' long, 23' 4" tall and 22' 8" wide; and a 670,000-pound deisobutanizer that measured 221' long, 20' tall and 23' wide.

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Safety Source: Safe Home Cooking on Thanksgiving

Home cooking fires happen most on Thanksgiving. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the average number of reported residential building fires on Thanksgiving Day from 2017 – 2019 was more than double (2.3 times more) the average number of fires in residential buildings on all other days.

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Managing the Weight of Expectations with Self-Deploying Bridge System

Transporting a 225,000-pound transformer over a bridge with a 30-ton weight limit would typically require the support of multiple assist cranes. With time and space constraints, a Louisiana-based heavy haul company teamed with Deep South to come up with alternative transport possibilities to manage the weight-limited bridge.

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Go Small to Gain Big: Transport Optimized for Efficient Transport

When an oil & gas customer needed help transporting a new oxygen tank from Texas to a gas facility in South Carolina, the options seemed costly and complex. Deep South’s logistics specialists took a custom approach to the transport of a 375,000-lb oxygen tank from road to rail to plant, saving time and money for the client.

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Turnaround Efficiency: Lift, Lower and Slide

A major process unit turnaround (TAR) project for a petrochemical plant in the Southwest required some well-planned logistics, over 1,200 craftworkers (at peak) and a comprehensive fleet of cranes, trucks and customized skid (Jack & Slide) systems.

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Safety Source: Fall Prevention

Did you know the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death is falls and more than 8 million people were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries in 2019? Read on for some smart tips to prevent fall injuries both at home and at work from The National Safety Council.

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