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Date: 29 Jul 2004

Four Drums on one coker were changed out in ‘2001 so they are now 3 yrs old. Four Drums on the other coker are 7 yrs old. CIA periodical checks them. Warm-up time has less of an impact on the metalurgy than the quench cycle. Strain gauging is a useful tool that will tell you this. Thanks for the info on leaving a Drum full of coke with the vent and drain open. The coke will dry out and could result in what you say. For that reason we normally will leave the drum full of water if it will be a while before drilling it. This rarely happens unless we have a maintenance problem of some sort.

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