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What We Do Best – Plan & Execute Safely

What We Do Best – Plan & Execute Safely

The task was the removal of (2) 65’ tall x 14’ diameter reactors that weighed 285,000lbs each.   The reactors needed to be picked vertically and tripped to a horizontal position for transport to another facility.  This task was fast-tracked since the rest of the project was almost complete and they were trying to keep a deadline.  Our task included creating a lift plan, engineering, building the mat pads, mobilizing, making the picks, and demobilizingwithin a 6 week period.  This is what AmQuip does best – Plan & Execute Safely.


The challenge was the location of the two reactors.  There were four reactors in a square pattern, two in front and two directly behind them.  The only access, due to obstructions,was from the front side of the four reactors.  The plan consisted of removing one of the front scrap reactors, setting it off to the side, and then mat a runway over that reactor’s foundation.  This would allow the crane to crawl in close enough to the rear two reactors to keep the lift radius at 40’.  By doing this we were able to eliminate the need for the ballast wagon and use a Manitowoc 16000 (440 ton crawler).  This not only expedited the assembly & disassembly time for the crane but it also saved the customer a significant amount of money in rental and freight costs.  Additionally, the tailing crane was planned using a Liebherr LR1160 (200 ton capacity). 


This project was completed safely, according to plan, on time, and on budget.


Please see our video and lift plan for details.


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