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Tanks move thanks to Britlift beam

A modular spreader beam supplied by UK-based lifting equipment design and manufacturing company Britlift has been used by Edwards Lifting Services during a storage tank removal project in Liverpool, the UK.

The project required the removal of a storage tank following a fire, as well as the temporary removal of undamaged tanks so that reconstruction of the fire-damaged area could commence.

On completion, Edwards Lifting Services will again use its Britlift T50 6 m modular spreader beam to lift the undamaged tank back into place.

Rob Edwards, managing director Edwards Lifting Services said "The tank weighed 15 tonnes and had two large lifting points on top,which were only suitable for a vertical lift, hence the need for a beam.

Edwards highlighted the benefit of the T50's modularity, which allows it to be easily stored and transported.

Liam Botting, Britlift managing director claimed that the company's modular spreader beams are among the lightest on the market, which means they are optimised for manual handling. "Each modular component that was supplied to Edwards Lifting Services weighed no more than 48 kg," he said.

Edwards Lifting Services used its own 35-tonne capacity crane, alongside a 300-tonne capacity crane from John Sutch Cranes, during the initial stages of the project.

Britlift is a designer and manufacturer of below the hook lifting equipment such as spreader beams and frames; lifting beams and frames; as well as a supplier of load cells and pins, slings, and shackles.
 

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