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ted pivo

coke drum erruptions are common to shot or transition coke. this usually happens when the water channels thru the coke causing the hot spots. the first identifier for eruptions is yellow vapors when you remove the top head. When you start the cutting water you will see the steam puffing before the coke blows out of the drum. Bayside engineering and Ruhrpumpem both have enclosures to prevent the coke from escaping. I have seen both they are good devices.let me know if you need anymore ifnormation. I am an ex coke cutter with almost 25 years of experience

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