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RE: Pad vs pit



We run a 2 drum coker with reletively small (22 * 104ft) drums. We have had no problems with using a front end loader to remove and load coke via conveyors and grinder to raill cars.  Two suggestions: 1) Use an oversized bucket to reduce wear on the loader and keep up with conveyor. 2) Be sure to build a concrete ramp to the hopper…currently our pad has no concrete ramp and we have to build it out of coke.  Time is required to rebuild this after a cut, not to mention possible safety implications if the ramp did collapse or sluff off while loading.

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