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    ~ Valve
     
        – 50/50 preference ball vs. plug
        – Good pm program increases life
     
    ~ Decoking Valves
     
        – Check Water Quality
        – Rebuild Options
     
    ~ Drill water Piping/Bypass valves
     
        – Erosion/Corrosion Issues
        – Bypass valve reliability
        – Instrument air quality
     
    ~ Drum Cracking
     
        – Quench procedure
        – Good operation and design are key
        – Plan for inspection and repair
        – Effected by cycle time
        – Reduced quench times
        – Safety issues (Fires, etc.)
     
    ~ Hot Drums
     
        – Quenching time/rates
        – Blowouts – Causes
        – Caution with using closed type drill guides
     
    ~ Drill stem
     
        – Put odd section on the top
        – Life limited by cave ins
     
    ~ Drill Stem Issues
     
        – Failure Mechanisms
              – Corrosion
              – Overtorquing
        – Outside Contractors
              – Trained
              – Right Equipment
              – Increased Safety
     
    ~ Heater Tube
     
        – Failure mechanisms (many)
        – Becht has method for checking carburization of the tube
     
    ~ Maze Issues
     
        – Water quality
        – Fines management
        – Pump reliability
        – Type of pump – submerged vs. vertical
     
    ~ Maze Pumps
     
        – Submersible vs. vertical
        – Water handling needs to be properly designed & operated
     
    ~ Furnace Changed Pumps
     
        – Need a good warm up procedure
        – Be careful cleaning strainers
     
    ~ Coke Handling
     
        – Want to avoid cutting rates
        – FELS vs Bridge Crane
        – Cranes need proper design
     
    ~ Elevators
     
        – Freight vs. Passenger
        – One facility has no issues
     
    ~ PM of emergency equipment
     
        – Fall arrestors
        – EBV values

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