The principle complications were caused by major obstructions onsite, a tight schedule, and project delays inherited from other contractors.
Jack and slide the heat exchanger out of the structure.
Hill Crane & Rigging’s Long Beach Branch recently completed an impressive 279,000 lb. stacked heat exchanger removal and replacement project at a refinery in Carson, CA. Project consisted of the removal of one old heat exchanger with a 500T slide system and 500T gantry, down ending & upending heat exchanger with (2) 265T cranes, heavy haul transport of old exchanger to manufacture for service, transport new exchanger back to refinery, and installation of new exchanger. HCR successfully completed project (3) shifts ahead of schedule.