March 2019

Project Management

Design considerations for rigging and transportation of large process columns

Design guidelines for rigging and transporting large process columns are outlined in this article, along with the various aspects that should be considered during the initial design phase of equipment.

Sharma, B. K., Bahadur, A., Fluor Daniel India

Design guidelines for rigging and transporting large process columns are outlined in this article, along with the various aspects that should be considered during the initial design phase of equipment. Attention to these points will minimize changes in equipment and avoid cost and schedule overruns. Lifting weight consideration The lifting weight for a fully dressed column should include the weight of the column (with the ladder and platform); internal attachments like trays, packing and insulation; and piping, which is installed on the columns before lifting. The standard design of trunnion and lifting/tailing lugs should be carried out in accordance with good engineering practices. Alig

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