Having a hospital or clinic in the heart of a city makes healthcare available to a high concentration of people within a limited amount of space. But when an MRI system needs to be removed and replaced, that limited amount of space can pose a challenge… 👇
Some time ago, our dismantle partners BSM Hellwig and Kühne GmbH de-installed a Siemens Trio 3T MRI-system in the south-west corner of Germany, and the outtake required 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬.
To extract the 12-ton magnet, a 300t crane was employed, and an adjacent street had to be closed off to the public to allow for the lift to take place, which included the temporary suspension of two bus lanes!
To further complicate the matters, the flooring right below the magnet in the examination room had been fortified by steel pillars to allow it to support the weight of the system - meaning that the magnet could not be moved internally without compromising the structural integrity of the building. The magnet therefore had to be lifted from its exact spot to be extracted through the ceiling opening, which could only be made slightly off centre from the position of the magnet!
𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 were key elements throughout the process to get the system across the line, which made up for a successful de-installation 👌