Special Delivery: Transporting 4 adsorber vessels from the Port of Vancouver
Industrial engineering / Manufacturing
- 4-axle tractor
- (2) specialized transportation tank trailers
A technology company was in the midst of expanding a microprocessor development and manufacturing facility in Oregon. In order to support their growth and expansion, they needed to add two adsorbers to the facility. That’s where our Portland-based specialized transportation crew came on the scene, tasked with transporting the adsorbers to our yard before sending them on to their final destination at the manufacturing facility on their scheduled delivery date.
PUTTING THE ‘SPECIAL’ IN SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT
Getting these tanks from the Port of Vancouver, WA to our yard in North Plains, OR required some careful planning. There were four adsorbers to transport, each weighing approximately 68,000 pounds, with dimensions of 16’ in width, 16’ in height and 24’ in length.
Our specialized transport service crews needed to plan for street widths that could accommodate the load, traffic congestion along the haul route, and aligning the manpower and equipment requirements for the heavy haul. We worked alongside the state and county to acquire the proper permits for a load of this size.
The other challenge included the way the adsorber vessels would need to be transported. Since they could not be loaded on double drop trailers, our crews needed to use specialized “tank” trailers to transport the load safely and properly. This meant making two overnight trips, using our two specialized tank trailers to move the vessels to our yard in North Plains.
A SPEEDY (AND SAFE) DELIVERY
Using our 4-axle tractor and our two specialized tank trailers, our specialized transportation solutions team successfully delivered the 4 adsorber vessels from the Port of Vancouver to our yard over the course of two evenings, in less time than planned. The specialized transport went smoothly and without incident, and our crane services team was also there to support the offloading of the vessels, as well.
Our customer was very pleased with the timeline of the job; they were even more pleased when we met the delivery timeline up to their facility the following week. Omega Morgan is grateful we had the opportunity to serve our customer, and provide another smooth move safely, efficiently, and on schedule.