Welcome to the R. Baker and Son All Industrial Services Blog. Veteran founded, specialized contractor in business since 1935. Experts in power plant decommissioning, dismantlement, building demolition, heavy industrial rigging, machinery and equipment moving, wrecking, razing and onsite concrete crushing. Company operates throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.
Some of R. Baker & Son’s more challenging demolition projects involve removal of huge, old boilers.
Baker crews are currently engaged in a demolition project at leading
central New Jersey university in which outdated, inefficient boilers are
being replaced by multiple smaller high-efficiency boilers. This is a
service we’ve performed numerous times for energy-conscious clients as
of late. Three or four smaller high-efficiency boilers can be installed
within an old boiler’s footprint, and will significantly outperform the
Years ago, boiler vessels were usually
rigged into place, in one massive piece, early in a construction
project, and the structure would be built around it. Oftentimes, have
multiple boilers of various sizes to handle the heating load of a
building. Most of these inefficient old boilers are located in
congested mechanical rooms, surrounded with equipment such as air
compressors, pumps, aerators, chillers, water treatment skids, etc., as
well as piping, electrical conduit, controls, sprinkler lines, and other
systems. All of these items serve to complicate a demolition project.
Many demolition and selective
demolition projects require the dismantling and removal of large boilers
without disturbing surrounding equipment or disrupting operations, so
intensive planning and coordination are required. Everything
must be identified and plotted, and a specific safety plan must be
compiled with a task hazard analysis. Items like conduit, control
wiring, or plumbing may require relocation before the boiler can be cut
up and removed. Proper ventilation and smoke control are a must.
Accompanying photos of boiler removal are
from a recent R. Baker & Son demolition project at a large
pharmaceuticals facility. Many facilities are undertaking similar
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