Fire damaged tanks move thanks to Britlift beam

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Britlift who are designers and manufacturers of lifting equipment (lifting beams, frames and spreader beams) were recently approached by their client Edwards Lifting Services to supply a 50 tonne 6m modular spreader beam for a storage tank removal project.

The project required the removal of a storage tank following a recent fire which resulted in a number of other storage tanks being damaged. The remaining undamaged tanks were required to be moved in order to begin re-building work of the fire damaged area. Once the re-building works have been completed Edwards Lifting Services and their Britlift T50 6m modular spreader beam will again be required to lift the undamaged tank back into place.

Rob Edwards, Managing Director Edwards Lifting Services said “The tank was 15 tonne and had two large lifting points on top which were only suitable for a vertical lift, hence the need for a beam. At 6 metres diameter the tank was too heavy to be lifted with our existing beams which was when we approached Britlift to supply us with a suitable product.” As a contract lifting service Edwards Lifting Services found the modularity of particular benefit because it allows them the ability to easily store and transport the components. Liam Botting, Managing Director Britlift added “The Britlift modular spreader beams are the lightest on the market which means they are optimised for manual handling. Each modular component that was supplied to Edwards Lifting Services weighed no more than 48kg.”

T50/6m Modular Spreader Beam ready for dispatch

The project required the use of Edwards Lifting Services own 35 tonne crane, to assist using a man basket, alongside a 300 tonne crane from John Sutch Cranes.

“The lift went smoothly and as planned” Rob Edwards added, and “from our first contact with Britlift, Liam and the team were always quick to respond and had great technical knowledge of the products they were offering. On top of that the beams we purchased were excellent value for money and delivered without delay. We will definitely be back in touch with Britlift next time we require lifting or spreader beams.”

John Sutch Cranes lifting the tank into position

Britlift is a designer and manufacturer of below the hook lifting equipment such as spreader beams, spreader frames, lifting beams and lifting frames as well as suppliers of Load Cells/Pins, Slings and Shackles. As specialist manufacturers Britlift offer modular spreader beams off-the-shelf in capacities of 8 tonne, 13 tonne, 24 tonne, 34 tonne, 50 tonne and 70 tonnes for both purchase or hire. Britlift are also able to offer up to 600 tonne capacity modular spreader beams and lengths of up to 25m, as standard.

Britlift also offer custom lifting equipment design and manufacture consultancy services and are able to advise and guide on the best and most effective way to carry out a safe and efficient lift.

Contact 01305 236123 or email sales@britlift.com for details and pricing.

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