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    I would like to know if anyone is running Coker Heater Charge Pumps without suction strainers. Our Fractionator vessel has a suction nozzle stand pipe with 1/4″ grooves near the top and we do not have coke crusher vanesibn our pumps. Our pumps are designed to pass particles up to 3/8″. Our basket strainers have 1/4″ perforations and plug after restart due to an upset, despite the 1/4″ grooves in the standpipe (maybe it’s corroded). It’s a real pain to switch to the spare, cool down and clean the filter, and then repeat the exercise, as the spre plugs. Has anyone else taken their strainers out and ran successfully?

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