US 9,810,220 B2
Method of transporting rotating equipment modularization
Neetin Ghaisas, Calgary (CA)
Assigned to Fluor Technologies Corporation, Sugar Land, TX (US)
Filed by Fluor Technologies Corporation, Sugar Land, TX (US)
Filed on Jun. 24, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/192,868.
Application 15/192,868 is a continuation of application No. 14/296,323, filed on Jun. 4, 2014, abandoned.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/831,052, filed on Jun. 4, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/007,363, filed on Jun. 3, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0305599 A1, Oct. 20, 2016
Int. Cl. F04D 1/00 (2006.01); F16M 7/00 (2006.01); F16M 11/24 (2006.01); F04D 13/06 (2006.01); F04D 29/60 (2006.01)
CPC F04D 1/00 (2013.01) [F16M 7/00 (2013.01); F16M 11/24 (2013.01); F04D 13/06 (2013.01); F04D 29/605 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of transporting machinery in a modular fashion, comprising the steps of:
assembling a module that comprises the machinery, a baseplate, at least two support structures, and a plurality of self-leveling chocks by:
securing the baseplate to a first support structure by placing a first self leveling chock and a second self-leveling chock between the baseplate and the first support structure;
securing the baseplate to a second support structure by placing a third self-leveling chock and a fourth self-leveling chock between the baseplate and the second support structure;
placing the machinery on top of the baseplate and optionally securing the machinery to the baseplate;
transporting the module from a first location to a second location such that at least one of the first and second support structures experiences at least one of deflection, bend, or twist; and
wherein the self-leveling chocks reduce or isolate the transfer of at least one of deflection forces, bending forces, and twisting forces from the at least one of the first and second support structure to the baseplate.