Silo Lift Plan

This project required the design of a custom lift fixture to lay down a 120,000 lb equipment silo for the oil and gas industry. The silo was the bottom part of a tower section and was not designed with lift points in mind, not to mention that the factory cranes were not tall enough to lift the silo. Because of this, a unique method of lifting needed to be devised that would use existing features on the silo, and two mobile cranes had to be hired to do the lift.

We worked with the fabrication facility to create a complete lift plan, measuring the facility ceiling, the silo, designing the fixture, performing laydown calculations and vessel strength calculations. 


Ransford Engineering