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Crane Operations at LAX

Crane Operations at LAX

By on Sep 22, 2014 in News, Projects | 0 comments

Hill Crane Service is proud to announce its’ contribution to the construction upgrades at LAX.  We are diligently working with all the General Contractors and many of the sub-contractors covering several scopes of work.  The challenges of working at LAX on the AOA (Area of Operations) are many. Crane work is especially scrutinized on a major international airport’s AOA. Hill Crane’s motto of “Plan, Plan, Plan, Execute” works to mitigate potential issues that may arise from working there while keeping our crews and our clients crews safe. A single lift may require several meetings to discuss: logistics planning, lift planning, rigging planning, crew logistics and airplane passenger safety. Below are some pictures of past and present work on the LAX AOA.  Please don’t hesitate to call one of our sales staff if you have a lifting project....

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Tesoro Coker DCS Power Upgrade Project

Tesoro Coker DCS Power Upgrade Project

By on Sep 3, 2014 in News, Projects | 0 comments

Hill Crane Service was contracted by Jacobs Field Services & Tesoro Carson to provide lift plan services, rigging services and crane work for the installation of (4) substation modules and accessory equipment in the coker unit of Tesoro Carson. This was a very high level project as we had to lift these modules we lifted over a live H2S pipeway, three different engineering and consulting firms reviewed the lift plan and all aspects of the lift. Coordination with all parties involved in the lift such as fire & safety, cranes, rigging, trucking and engineering was extensive. Here are a few items in which Hill Crane Service was responsible for Lift Plan Generation (292 page final lift plan document) Module Rigging Design Rigging Certification & Quarantine Crane Load Testing Procedure and Test Engineering of Lift Package Site Prep Work for Crane Crane Operations 500 Ton All Terrain Crane Project Management Oversight Lift Plan Animation (3D Movie) Assembly & Disassembly Procedure for Crane It’s also worth noting that prior to being awarded this job Hill Crane Service conducted approximately two years of crane feasibility studies with Jacobs and Tesoro in which the teams worked very closely to determine if that job could be done, what size and type of crane was best for the job, weights of modules and components that could be safely lifted and how to mitigate any issues that would arise while lifting over a live H2S pipeway and crane setup location which included setting the crane in a live unit and working on/near underground seepage pits. Ultimately these steps that were taken lead to successful completion of the project. Below are samples of completed lift plan and pictures of the...

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Windmill Maintenance Repair

Windmill Maintenance Repair

By on Apr 2, 2014 in News, Projects | 0 comments

Sharing the new safety addition we just installed on our 500 ton crane.  I believe we are the first in Southern California to outfit our crane with a 2 anchor point fall protection system designed and installed by the manufacturer (Liebherr).  In years past the operation of running a main line and/or aux line along the top of the main boom at elevation has been hazardous.  With this system Hill Crane is making the assembly and disassembly portion of our service safer while exceeding the current OSHA rules for A&D.  This new system was supplied and installed by the Liebherr factory. It took several days of work by Liebherr certified welders and then inspected by factory certified weld inspectors.  Below are some pictures of the system in use. Lastly, a couple weeks ago we lifted a 78,000 lb Coker valve assembly at a local refinery with this crane. Hill Crane Service is continuing to grow and invest in safety for our crews. Please don’t hesitate to call or write me, or your Hill Crane Salesman, if you have a crane requirement. DUSTIN K. GRAMENZ 562-252-2644 c | 562-595-7797 f l 562-595-6031 p   DUSTIN.GRAMENZ@HILLCRANESERVICE.COM...

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