Nyrstar project heats up with Lamp­son

The Australian Mining Review - - CRANES & LIFTING -

IN 2017 Nyrstar has been busy im­prov­ing its pro­cess­ing power for me­tals such as lead and zinc at its re­fin­ery in Port Pirie, South Aus­tralia as the project moves through the com­mis­sion­ing stage.

The im­prove­ment works at Port Pirie re­fin­ery re­quired a very large crane to lift and in­stall the mod­ules of a new fur­nace tower and called upon the heavy lift­ing and over­size trans­porta­tion ex­per­tise of Lamp­son.

A long es­tab­lished project equip­ment sup­plier, Lamp­son com­pleted the lift­ing works with its pro­pri­etary Lamp­son Transi-Lift LTL-2600 as well as the Manitowoc 2250 with Max-er, Manitowoc 999 and 777, Grove RT-9130’s and 81 axles of SPMT Gold­hofer trail­ers for trans­port­ing the fur­nace mod­ules.

“This project was a great fit for Lamp­son’s equip­ment and per­son­nel as it called on the spe­cialised ca­pa­bil­i­ties of our SPMT fleet, as well as the heavy and very high lift­ing abil­ity of the LTL-2600 crane,” Lamp­son Aus­tralia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor John Lee said.

The heav­i­est lifted fur­nace mod­ule weighed 677 tonne and the top of the high­est mod­ule set by the LTL-2600 was 76m; the boom length was 140 me­tres and the crane had 2300 tonne of coun­ter­weight.

To lift the fur­nace mod­ule and other heavy com­po­nents, Lamp­son’s engi­neer­ing team de­signed rig­ging equip­ment with a spreader bar sys­tem to suit many of the heavy mod­ules so that the crew wouldn’t have to make great changes for each lift, which saved time and costs for Nyrstar.

The Lamp­son Transi-Lift crane is a patented con­fig­u­ra­tion that com­bines the heavy lift­ing ca­pac­i­ties of der­rick lift­ing equip­ment with the mo­bil­ity of a con­ven­tional crawler crane, and in­cludes great ma­neu­ver­abil­ity with ad­justable stinger length and mul­ti­ple boom com­bi­na­tions.

“The crane is com­pletely mo­bile at full ca­pac­ity and it can be trans­ported by con­ven­tional trucks and the coun­ter­weights are as­sem­bled and can be filled at site,” Mr Lee said.

The Lamp­son LTL-2600 in op­er­a­tion at the Nyrstar site.

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