The steam drum is called “the heart of the boiler” in a power plant. And when it’s lifted, it’s a big deal. All 240 tons must be lifted 224 feet. The entire lift takes about 12 hours at 23 feet an hour.
This video shows the lift from 7:00 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. It actually first lifted off its foundation at 8:35 p.m. and was tilted to a 45-degree angle at 10:20 a.m. Later this evening, once the steam drum is lifted to its full height, another crew will work eight to ten hours to secure it in the boiler building.