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Transporters and Cranes Facilitate Processing Plant Upgrade

The movement and replacement of process plant components are a familiar site in the Texas Gulf Coast region—though not often to the scale and timeline faced by one EPC contractor. Per the client, the contractor was tasked with the haul and lift of two trains of fractionation tower components (debutanizer, depropanizer, splitter and deethanizer) over the course of nine months.

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Safety Source: Celebrate American Heart Month

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we work on them with others. NHLBI launched the Our Hearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others.

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Creative Thinking Keeps Transport Costs Low and Delivery Quick

As part of a natural gas fractionation project, an EPC contractor needed to transport two large drums to the customer’s facility. The hot oil drum (59’8”L x 17’6”W x 23’3”H) weighs 186,400 pounds and the suction KO drum (53’8”L x 21’W x 21’ H) weighs 222,034 pounds.

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Many Lifts, One Solution: Module 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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