Monday, May 12, 2008

R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services Completes Dismantlement and Decommissioning of Steel Stacks

R. Baker and Son All Industrial Services performed the decommissioning and dismantling of four (4) gunite lined steel stacks from the top of PSEG’s Glenmont, New York Powerhouse. The 20 ft diameter, 170 ft tall stacks sat on top of the 165 ft high building roof for a total height from the ground of 335 feet.

Tasks involved cleaning and remediation of over 1000 cy of fly ash from the stack bases and breeching. Material management was critical including segregation of fly ash, gunite and carbon steel for recycling.

Rigging and dismantling procedures involved detailed lift plans, weight calculations, monitoring weather conditions and wind loads, confirming ground stability and a number of other critical factors to guarantee that all lifts were safely performed.

One of the largest obstacles was the type of crane to be utilized due to a confined footprint for which to assemble equipment and which was surrounded by live power lines, cooling towers and new powerhouse which remained on line 24/7. R. Baker and Son All Industrial Services decided to utilize a M760 ton Favco tower crane erected on top of the powerhouse which was used to facilitate the lifting and lowering to ground of stack sections. R. Baker & Son erected and installed a base for the Favco tower crane and tied it directly into the building's column lines.

A 500 ton hydraulic Demag was also utilized to hoist workers in a certified man basket over 350' in the air in order to perform rigging and dismantling activities.

R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services completed the strictly-controlled and potentially hazardous project on-schedule, within regulations, and, most importantly, incident free.

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About R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services

R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services is the premier specialized contractor for dismantlement, decommissioning, plant relocations and demolition in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Veteran owned company has been in business since 1935, has over 100 employees, an exemplary safety record (4 VPP OSHA safety awards) and is financially strong (bonding over $10 Million). Capabilities include total plant and facility dismantlement, decommissioning, demolition, onsite concrete crushing as well as heavy equipment rigging, entire plant relocations, machinery moving and millwright services.

Contact Information

R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services
1 Globe Court
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: 732-222-3553
Fax: 732-450-0311