The international logistics company Marine Maroc has used its new Enerpac SL400 gantry to install high pressure heaters (HP heaters) of 130 t at the site of the Safi coal-fired power plant in Southwest Morocco. Marine Maroc was in charge of transporting the heaters from the port of Safi to the plant. Upon arrival at the plant, the Enerpac SL400 telescopic hydraulic gantry was deployed for the first time in order to lift them from hydraulic modular trailers.
Equipped with three stage lifting cylinders, the SL400 lifts up to 9.14 metres at the top of the third stage and can handle up to 408 ton at the top of the first stage. For Marine Maroc, the gantry is equipped with powered side shift units for ease of manoeuvring loads. In addition, the SL400 also features an Intelli-Lift wireless control system.
For Mohammed Belaidi, Technical Department at Marine Maroc: “The SL400 is an outstanding addition to our heavy lifting capability for many power plant projects where the gantry can be readily deployed both outside and inside the plant when space is limited.”
The Middle Eastern heavy lift and transport specialist Al Faris Group has used Enepac’s LH-400 low-height skidding system to complete the move of large ceramic presses from RAK Ceramics.
The ceramic presses were located in a pit in a workshop. Once the Al Faris team had jacked up each press, they had to be skidded out of the production building. As the presses had to be manoeuvred around other plant equipment, the company could not use its in-house skidding system. “We needed a fresh approach and selected Enerpac’s LH-400 low-height skidding system,” said Mr. Kieve Pinto, executive director of Al Faris. “We were pleasantly surprised by the speed with which we could move the presses along the skid track and quickly dismantle and re-arrange the track in different directions to move the presses out of the shed.”
According to the constructor, the LH-Series Low-Height skid beams can fit in tight spaces, as small as 92mm, while still offering up to 400 ton skidding capacity with two push-pull units. The modular design comprises a series of skid beams allowing quick setup. Loads are moved by hydraulic push-pull units, travelling over special PTFE-coated pads placed on the skid tracks to reduce friction. The skidding system’s push-pull cylinders are powered by a standard Enerpac split flow pump, that also allows bi-directional operation. The LH-Series skidding system has several options for controlling, including manual control and wireless control allowing the operator to view the skidding operation.
International high-pressure hydraulics specialist Enerpac (USA) has announced the launch of two new hydraulic gantries. Designed for lifting operations in confined spaces or with limited access, the SL100 and SL200 Super Lift hydraulic gantries have lift capacities ranging from 100 to 200t respectively. They are equipped with two-stage lift cylinders that allow the SL 100 to be raised up to 4,75m and the SL 200 up to 6.7m. In addition, their self-contained hydraulics make their deployment both faster and safer. Each gantry leg is also equipped with self-propelled wheels to move along the track, as well as an Intellilift synchronized control system.
The American company Enerpac is specialized in high-pressure hydraulics. It recently provided its HSL 5000, strand jacks materials, to enable the company Bigge Crane and Rigging Co to lift two 613t pier tables to a height of 62,5m to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach, California. Each pier table required 10 hours to be lifted, and around the base of the two towers, four HSL 5000 each with 48 steel brands has been settled to complete this operations. Bigge synchronized them also thanks to the Enerpac’s SCC control system, “allowing the entire lift to be managed by a single operator” as stated the manufacturer.