antonio saura Cebrian
SOMEBODY COULD HELP ME ABOUT THIS QUESTION ABOUT VERTICAL PLATE VS RING WHAT IS YOUR OPINION
some company said that vertical plate coke drums are more reliable (compare to ring-type drums) especially in long-term period.
That information confirmed by number of articles in metallurgy magazines.
General outcome of those articles is that vertical plate drum is must be able to run more cycles with less cracks and less downtime and it makes it very economic attractive decision even considering bigger capital cost. But since that it is relatively new technology there is no real long-term reference.
I would appreciate if you can share with us your opinion and experience regarding vertical plate coke drums and suggestion about price difference between conventional type and vertical plate type