Facilitating a Refinery Column Placement in Tight Confines
Transporting, placing, and lifting a refinery column — one that is comparable to the height and weight of the Statue of Liberty — is a familiar challenge for heavy lift, heavy haul experts like Deep South. Maneuvering it around existing racks and systems adds another layer of complexity.
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Haul and Lift of Refinery Combination Tower Goes Off Without a Hitch
Load, haul, roll and set — seemingly simple words unless associated with a 555,000-pound, 160-foot long, 18-foot wide, over 19-foot tall refinery combination tower.
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.
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.
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.
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.