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Coke chute

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  • #3985


    What metallurgy or lining has been succussfully used for long life for coke chutes ? I have a temper hardened CS rectangular chute that has corroded/eroded after 7 years and now needs to be replaced.

  • #7098


    Is there any adavantage in lowering coke chute angle? would it help minimizing wear and tear as well as coke fines make?
    Feedback is highly appreciated,

  • #7094


    We are building a port for handling coke and coal in Colombia. We are looking for a chute to connect to a ship loader. An important issue is that coke handling must be very carefull avoiding degradation. Softer that coal loading. Can somebody advise?

  • #5763


    what should be the ideal coke chute angle?

  • #5762

    Mehmet zdemir

    What should be the ideal coke chute angle? And the production rate per drum is 1262 m3.

  • #5760


    37 degress is the value I used in one project as optimum

  • #5728

    Charles Randall

    A lot of properties around coke handling are driven by the type of petcoke and its average particle size which determine the angle of repose.  (I have answered various responses in archive blog on how high you can stack petcoke, the angle on conveyor belts & ect.). 
    The angle of repose for sponge cokes at +3/4 inch (0 X 6 inch) is 60 degrees, for shot cokes it is 35-40 degrees @ 16 mm (0  X 6 inch), and Fluid coke it is 20 degrees 60 mm (0 X 1 inch). When you stack petcoke on ground if you look at angle it forms to top of pile it would normally be 37 degrees for shot cokes.  However solids are bad about grouping according to particle sizes (you can see this effect in can nuts when you shake mixed nuts the brazil nuts work to top & peanuts to bottom) – you notice the larger pieces work to the top & roll down edges and fines drift to bottom the more coke is worked or handled.
    Most things around coke drum handling are designed around angle 20 degrees (bottom coke drum, conveyor belts, ect) and that is because of fines that separate out & sometimes come in slugs.  So I think you would be best to design around that angle to minimize spillage and handling.  Also shot & fluid coke are fairly hard at 45 to 28 HGI and they are going continue chew thru carbon steel like butter regardless of your angle – so your seven years is good run considering. (I once had really ticked off consumer who switched from coal to hard shot coke and it made his handling system look like swiss cheeze.)

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